I’m still working on the next post in the Dragon’s Dogma Bestiary, but I saw something neat today and thought I had to share it and make a few comments of my own.

The Hard Maths blog has an interesting article on Elemental Melee Spells up. These create weapons of pure energy from nothing, and might be an interesting addition to the arsenal of a Mystic Knight!

Such a character would probably value mystical power more than physical might, as the spells don’t add to the users ST for damage and a final skill level of 15+ is vital for maintaining them for any appreciable length of time. They also need Force Sword, a skill which would have no other use in a fantasy setting… which means there’s a secretive order of elementalists that teaches it along with the spells somewhere out there.