What Are Disciplines?
Disciplines are the skills - magic spells - that Auro can use (along with Scrolls) to kill monsters.
- At the start of level 1, as well as every following even-numbered level, you gain a skill.
- You can only gain 5 Disciplines.
- After using a skill, you'll have to collect ORBS in order to refill your cooldown.
THE FIRE TREE
Fire Staff - Auro's staff bursts into flame. His pushback normal-attacks, which normally won't push a monster back if there's another monster behind him, now turn monsters into missiles that kill other monsters in their way. Further, when he does knock a monster back, that monster leaves a trail of flame. As though that weren't cool enough, when Auro's staff is ablaze, he can walk through a blaze without harm!
Rocket - Auro charges two tiles in a direction, killing anything (except Heavy monsters) in his path! Cooler yet, if he lands in a flame, he can charge again for free!
Explode - Auro sends all adjacent monsters careening outwards two tiles in every direction. Also, he can use this power to expel flames further out, multiplying them.
THE AIR TREE
Jump - Auro bounds through the air two tiles in a direction, sailing over any monsters on the way. He can also land on top of a monster head or pillar to jump again for free. Jumping on monsters leaves them in a strong wind current, causing them to float motionless. Hitting them out of the current sends them flying twice as far as normal.
Rush - Move one tile in a direction, pushing a monster back if there's one in your way, and leaving a current behind you. Might sound dull, but it's incredibly useful since abilities don't take a turn to use!
Gale - Howling winds push all monsters on-screen one tile in a direction, leaving Currents behind them.
THE ICE TREE
Floe - Leave a diamond-shape of slippery ice-tiles in an area. Monsters will slide across this, and you can send them flying off to their doom.
Chill - Freeze a single adjacent monster. You can then push around the frozen ice block which will leave trails of Floe!
Abomination - Become a terrifying ice-beast! Monsters all run from you in fear! Instantly crush any monsters you touch, and better yet, you can move over Floe without passing turns!