Earth Magic is primarily defensive, with a number of utility effects--some of which are associated with crafting. Earth Magic damage is partially physical in nature, and bypasses a portion of the target's magic or elemental resistances.

**Gnomes** have a natural affinity with earth, and receive the following benefits associated with it:

- They begin with the Earth Magic skill, which does not consume a skill slot.
- +25% base Earth Resistance
- +10% rate of skill gain with Earth Magic
- -1 to minimum Magnitudes for Earth Magic spell effects
- Exclusive access to certain effects

- Spellword: do
- Effect Color: amber
- Base MP Cost: 15
- Base Cooldown: 2 seconds
- Base Elemental Effect: 15-50
- 25% of damage dealt bypasses magic and elemental resistances

**Malign**- Direct Damage:
**zuru**- Requires one free hand. Deals direct elemental damage to the target. If the Effect Phrase is omitted from a projectile incantation, it defaults to zuru.
- Skill Mod: 0
- MP Mod: 10
- Cooldown: 0
- Damage: 100%

- Stumble:
**navraku**- Requires one free hand. Inflicts Stumble status on the target, causing them to briefly lose their balance. Target must be standing on the ground for Earth Magic to deliver this effect.
- Min Magnitude: 1
- Skill Mod: +10
- MP Mod: +5
- Cooldown: +1s
- Base duration: 0.2s

- Root:
**navamdu**- Requires one free hand. Inflicts Root status on the target, binding their feet to the ground and preventing them from walking or flying. Can only affect targets that are within two meters of world geometry. The root has a chance to break every time damage is received by the target.
- Min Magnitude: 2
- Skill Mod: +5
- MP Mod: +8
- Cooldown: +6s
- Base duration: 5s

- Direct Damage:

**Benign**- Defensive Shield:
**tamzul**- Requires one free hand. Generates a protective shield in front of the caster (or a chosen target, if a targeting method is specified) which absorbs incoming projectiles and magic attacks. Can absorb total spell energy equal to its own Magnitude before disappearing. If cast as a maintained spell, drains MP equal to the damage absorbed each time it is struck.
- Skill Mod: +10
- MP Mod: +10
- Cooldown: +1s
- Base duration: 5s

- Stoneskin:
**tamdozul**- Requires one free hand. Generates a sheath of elemental armor around the target, which does not inhibit or encumber them. Dispelled after absorbing sufficient damage.
- Min Magnitude: 2
- Skill Mod: +25
- MP Mod: +20
- Cooldown: +30s
- Base duration: 60s
- Base effect: +5% damage resistance, to a maximum of 50%; can absorb 200 points of damage

- Resistance - Earth:
**dotamnazul**- Requires one free hand. Increases the target's resistance to Earth Magic. Effect scales with skill and magnitude.
- Min Magnitude: 4
- Skill Mod: +5
- MP Mod: +50
- Cooldown: +10s
- Base duration: 60s
- Base effect: +2% Earth Resistance

- Bracing:
**netamdul**- Requires one free hand. Reduces the intensity of all knockback effects suffered by the target as a result of attacks or Malign effects. The reduction is 20% plus an additional amount which scales. Note that this effect only reduces the physics impulse transmitted by an attack, not the damage of the attack.
- Min Magnitude: 4
- Skill Mod: +65
- MP Mod: +30
- Cooldown: +14s
- Base duration: 10s
- Base effect: +0.5% knockback reduction

- Mountain Retreat:
**glatamvul**- Requires both hands. Completely encases target ally within impervious elemental stone, eliminating 50% of their accumulated Hate. While encased, target is protected from all hostile actions, but cannot move or act in any way. Either the target or the caster can dismiss this buff at any time by using Focus in their HUD. This effect can only be cast by Gnomes.
- Min Magnitude: 9
- Skill Mod: +45
- MP Mod: +120
- Cooldown: +20s
- Base duration: 1s

- Defensive Shield:

**Utility**- Tracer:
**twanfulth**- Requires one free hand. Summons a tracking familiar unique to each element, which locks onto its target and follows them for a set period of time.
- Min Magnitude: 3
- Skill Mod: +35
- MP Mod: +70
- Cooldown: +5s
- Base duration: 5m

- Barrier:
**plemalth**- Requires both hands. Creates a persistent barrier of elemental earth over a fixed area, which is an «Immortal Object» and cannot be damaged and blocks all objects and effects from moving through it. Requires
*tepnaga*, affected by Shaping verbs. - Min Magnitude: 3
- Skill Mod: +20
- MP Mod: +10
- Cooldown: +2s
- Base duration: 10s

- Requires both hands. Creates a persistent barrier of elemental earth over a fixed area, which is an «Immortal Object» and cannot be damaged and blocks all objects and effects from moving through it. Requires
- Enchant Item:
**zhapyotelth**- Requires both hands. Enchants a single nonmagical item held in the right hand using the item held in the left hand as a consumable material component, imbuing the right-hand item with the spell effects that follow
*zhapyotelth*in Conditional form. Manually activated items require the Trigger effect to define their activation method. - Min Magnitude: 4
- Skill Mod: +100
- MP Mod: +250
- Cooldown: +1800s (30m)

- Requires both hands. Enchants a single nonmagical item held in the right hand using the item held in the left hand as a consumable material component, imbuing the right-hand item with the spell effects that follow
- Transmute:
**jevrelth**- Requires both hands. Transmutes two material components held separately in the caster's hands into something else. Results will vary depending on the components transmuted.
- Min Magnitude: 5
- Skill Mod: +90
- MP Mod: +250
- Cooldown: +1800s (30m)

- Tracer: