At the age of sixteen, Lina Inverse is already one of the most powerful magic users in the Slayers world! She specializes in the catagory of "Black Magic," which consists of a series of VERY destructive spells that call upon Lords. (The more powerful the lord, the more powerful the spell.) In this section, I've listed and described a plethora of spells that Lina has used:
Note: Nearly all of these descriptions were taken from Slayers Universe, because I could not find a way to word them any better/simpler than they already were.
Fireball - [Shamanism / Fire] This is probably Lina's most popular spell. She makes a ball of fire appear in her hands, and then throws it at the target. Upon collision, the ball explodes and causes mass destruction. Ahhhhh... don't you just love pyromania? XD
Lightning - [White] The spell creates a ball of light which is about as bright as a street lamp. Normally the duration of this spell is 2-3 hours, but by shortening the duration the spell can be made brighter. A blinding flash of light, for example, can be made by decreasing the duration to a split-second. (Incantation: "Light which burns beyond crimson flame, let thy power gather in my hand! LIGHTNING!")
Flare Arrow - [Shamanism / Fire] A spell which makes several fire arrows appear around the caster, and fly directly towards a target. The spell can be used to attack, or to make something catch on fire. The number of arrows that can be created depends on the caster's skill. Through careful arrangement, it is possible to make the arrows appear in places other than in front of the caster. This is the most basic offensive spell, but since the casting time is short, it is useful in combat.
Freeze Arrow - [Shamanism / Water] The spell makes several ice arrows appear near the caster and then fly towards the target; the ice counterpart of Flare Arrow. The arrows can also be used to restrict an opponent's movement by freezing the target's feet to the ground. Though this spell is similar to Flare Arrow, it does not cause things to catch on fire, so in areas where there are many combustible such as towns, this spell comes in handy.
Balus Rod - [Black / Offensive] A whip of light appears in the caster's palm which can be used to attack. Unlike spells which are shot out, the movement of the whip can be more tightly controlled by the caster, improving the chances of hitting the target. The primary weakness of the spell is its short range.
Blast Ash - [Black / Offensive] The caster makes a black void appear in a certain area, and anything alive or possessing a spirit is turned into ash. Inanimate objects such as the ground, buildings, and equipment are not affected; the spell has an effect of a relatively large area, making this one of the few black magic spells which can be used in cramped alleys and town squares.
Burst Rondo - [Shamanism / Fire] The spell creates numerous balls of light near a target which burst, spreading flames. The spell is visually impressive, but the damage from the spell is negligible. Even a direct hit will only cause burns, making this a good spell to use as a diversion or to frighten enemies.
Mega Brando - [Shamanism / Earth] The damage from this spell doesn't differ significantly from that of Dill Brand, but the area of effect has increased, making it possible to attack even more targets. Since the amount of dirt which flies up has increased, the spell's ability to cloud the visibility of opponents has also increased. The increased area of effect also means that party members have a greater chance of being victims of this spell, but hesitation in battle usually means losing anyways.
Aqua Create - [Shamanism / Water] Creates water. (Duh. :P)
Elmekia Lance - [Shamanism / Spirit] A spell which creates and fires a lance of light, which damages a target's spirit. This spell deals no physical damage, and even a direct hit only causes the target to fall unconscious for a period of time. A useful spell against spirit beings such as Mazoku.
Dill Brand - [Shamanism / Earth] With the caster at the center, this spell can blast anything upwards within a circular range of the ground, including dirt, rocks, or anyone inside. Since this spell's effects aren't lethal (though the resultant fall might be), it can be used to knock targets unconscious and capture them. In addition, the pillars of displaced dirt and rocks can be used to hide from or blind the target. There is a chance that nearby party members or hired help will also be blasted, but there's little chance they'll perish, so, in a way, there's no need to worry when casting this spell. Of course, there's no harm in exercising caution, either.
Digger Volt - [Shamanism / Air] A lethal spell which shoots out a blast of lightning from the palm of the extended arm. This spell is a stronger version of Mono Volt, and a direct hit by this spell most likely means death. There is also a small chance that targets struck with this spell will catch on fire.
Diem Wing - [Shamanism / Air] Spell which compresses air, creating temporary strong winds in front of the caster. If the target is a creature, all the spell does is prevent the target from moving forwards for a short while. But, as a defensive spell against things like missile weapons, the casting time is short, making this a very useful spell. Also, this spell can be used while fleeing from targets who it is important not to injure.
Ray Wing - [Shamanism / Air] The caster gains the ability to fly by creating a shield of wind around him/herself. The caster can carry other people, but since the speed, diameter, and the maximum weight that can be carried all depend on the caster's skill, more weight means less speed. Unlike Levitation, the spell is harder to control, and requires a lot of concentration, so other spells can not be used at the same time. The caster can continue flying as long as he/she concentrates, and can end the spell by simply breaking concentration. The shield of wind also serves as a defensive shield. The shield can also protect the caster from all but the more powerful spells.
Levitation - [Shamanism / Air] Lina uses this spell to fly through the air. ^_^ By manipulating wind, she gains the ability to levitate. After casting the spell, it is possible to rise or fall simply by willing it. This spell is very easy to control, so it is possible to cast easy spells while casting this spell.
Boost - [Black / Offensive] This spell triggers a magical item to release its power. Specifically, this spell is used to activate Lina's talismans in order to allow use of high-power attacks like Blast Bomb and the Laguna Blade. (Incantation: "Lord of the Darkness and the Four Worlds, I call upon you, grant me all the power that you possess!")
Dragon Slave - [Black / Offensive] Spell which calls on the power of Ruby-Eye Shabranigdu, leader of the dark forces in the Slayers world. This is the strongest spell that humans can cast without a talisman of some kind; its effect is broad and destructive enough to level a city. (Incantation: "Darkness from twilight, crimson from blood that flows; buried in the flow of time; in Thy great name, I pledge myself to darkness! Those who oppose us shall be destroyed by the power you and I possess! DRAGON SLAVE!")
Ragna Blade - [Black / Offensive] This is one of Lina's original spells, also one of her most powerful. It seems that she can only cast it when she is in a dire situation -- and even then, she can hardly control the spell. The Ragna Blade is so powerful that it can breach a number of Astral Planes, meaning that it can affect an enemy even if he/she is in another dimension!
Giga Slave - [Black / Offensive] Lina's original spell. Like Laguna Blade, spell which calls on the power of the Lord of Nightmares (Golden Demon Lord). Its power is so great that it cannot even be compared to Dragon Slave; when Lina tested this spell she turned a beach into a bay of death. By casting this spell on the Sword of Light, Lina has defeated Rezo Shabranigdu. This is Lina's most powerful spell, but because it brings the source of nothingness into the world, she has sealed the spell. (Incantation: "Darkness beyond blackest pitch, deeper than the deepest night! Lord of Darkness, shining like gold upon the Sea of Chaos, I call upon thee, swear myself to thee! Let the fools who stand before us be destroyed by the power you and I possess! GIGA SLAVE!")
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