Most effects target a single cell. However, a number of spells can effect a number of cells. This is commonly known as an Area of Effect.
In Wakfu, the cells effected by an AoE spell often fall into a number of pre-defined shapes. The size of the shape can be described using the same notation as Range. E.g. A "2 Cell Circle AoE" would effect everything within 2 Cells of the main target cell
AoE effect do not gain the bonuses from a target's Orientation.
This shape only spreads along the horizontal and vertical axis from the target cell, though by an equal amount in those four directions. Increasing the size extends the shape further along those axes.
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This shape spreads outwards from the target cell in all directions. Increasing the size extends the shape further in every direction. A 1-cell version is indistinguishable from a 1-cell Cross shape. Because of the grid-base system used by Wakfu the larger versions appear closer to a diamond shape.
|1 Cell||2 Cell|
This shape spreads along in all directions from the target cell. However, the corners of the shape are "squared". Increasing the size extends the shape further in every direction.
The "Line" shape comes in two different flavours, based on how spreads in relation to the direction it is actually cast in.
This shape spreads from the target cell perpendicular to the direction it was cast in. Increasing the size extends the shape's "width".
This shape spreads from the target cell along the direction it was cast in, but only in the direction away from the caster. Increasing the size extends the shape's "length" further from the caster.
This shape spreads along in all directions from the target cell. However, the shape along features a minimum range, and anything within that minimum range will not be effected. Increasing the size extends the shape further in every direction.
This shape is similar to the Cross shape, except it is missing one of its "arms". The orientation of the shape usually points the opposite "arm" towards or away from the caster, though the target cell may actually be on this arm instead of at the shape's centre.
A number of effects have shapes which are unique to them.
- "Area of Effect" is often shortened to "AoE".
- "Splash Damage" also can refer to Area of Effects.