Spell is a magical ability that an avatar can use.
The skill system is not exactly D&D, but it's slightly more ambitious than the one used in, say, Dungeon Siege. Your character may not be so versatile at the beginning, but as the game progresses, you'll be able to improve on several attributes. There are a few light and heavy melee fighting styles available, as well as ranged combat, and four types of magic - White, Elemental, Death, and Mind. Each one of these has numerous sub-skills. For example, Light Melee warrior has the option to advance light blunt, light edged, shields, and light armor, while White Magic has Nature, Life and Boons disciplines, etc. Given the sheer number of combinations, you can create very interesting "classes" such as elemental ranger, paladin, death mage, warrior mage, etc. This aspect definitively adds some replay value to the game. Speaking of replaying, Phenomic crew claims that the game has four different endings, which depends entirely on the path chosen by players.
Spellforce - The Order of DawnEdit
Black Magic Edit
|Skill Name||Skill Effect|
Damages target unit. Damage Table:
|Death||Causes extremly high damage on target.(125dmg = lvl 7)|
|Shelter||Target unit is infected with deadly disease and will perish unless healed. The longer the enemy has this spell on him the more damage he will suffer.|
|Extinct||Kill all enemies in the area with their health below a certain value. Good against weak and summoned creatures and in big battles.|
|Aura of weakness.||Aura weakens enemies, reducing their damage.(I don't think it's a very useful spell--Slayerzark )|