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Mana Bombs: How do they work?
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(I've decided that of all the different forum subdivisions this could go into, the
& Roleplaying would be the most fitting one)
So, what are your theories on how Mana Bombs (like the ones used in
or more recently,
) work? I've heard some that they are possibly just a larger, more powerful variant of the
so what if the actual explosive in the bomb works similarly to, say, a nuclear weapon? Blasting two slugs of mana-charged Arcanite together?
What ideas do you have, Wowhead community?
I honestly think this is the kind of thing Blizz doesn't particularly think out. They just wanted the equivalent of a WoMD and made one IMO.
Magic. 'nuff said.
Magic. 'nuff said.
Whas it not one mana bomb that destroyed the kirin tor town in Netherstorm?
One can asume more power more effect on the spell in the bomb if you find them to work strange and Kael had manaforge horde had focusing iris and the terrokar had nothing of the sort thus no big boom.
Hey, just because I'm a massive geek, I came up with a theoretical design for a mega-mana bomb.
I based the idea off of fission bombs designed in the 40s, but with a magic twist (partially inspired by the megaspells from Fallout: Equestria).
The core spell is a transmutation spell: a small Philosopher's Stone is implanted into a core of a magical metal (like Arcanite or Fel Iron) that's been enriched even further with enchantments. A spell is carved onto the surface of the metal that utilizes the Philosopher's Stone to transmute the metal into elemental magic (say, Primal Fire, for instance). If Warcraft magic is anything like energy in our universe, the exchange rate from matter to magic would be quite high (thus, even a small amount of matter would yield a massive amount of energy/magic).
However, I would wager that in practice, the amount of mana that would be needed to cast a spell like this would be massive itself. Possibly more than any normal mortal could cast on their own.
The key, in my design, that would have made production of these bombs possible, would be the fabrication of something like a miniature
(which were used to direct the flow of Ley Lines) to gather and direct magical energy, and some kind of magical lens or mirror (probably based on the Focusing Iris) to focus the magic gathered by the Sarcen Stones into the transmutation spell.
So, I would put two lenses around the core, at the "North" and "South" poles, with twelve Sarcen Stones arranged as the vertices of a icosahedron, and twenty Arcane Bombs arranged around those a the vertices of a dodecahedron (the dual polyhedron of a icosahedron).
Put all of that into a housing with a detonation spell engraved onto it to simultaneously blow all your Arcane Bombs, and you've got yourself a mega-mana bomb.
i'd have to say it probably made a portal to the same area as itself, repeated multiple times, causing the reality to fold in, hence the massive power (Reality folding in on itself, in effect, a small scale version of what happened on draenor).
I'm sorry but when I read this all I could think of was: Magnets: How do they work?
Well, Skreeran, if anything, that's one of the most satisfying answers I've seen, ever. I have to say, I like it- and not just because it relates to Fallout: Equestria. It actually has some sort of science behind it, instead of the usual "It's magic, I ain't gotta explain nothing!" approach.
Also, jebby, that was what I was going for, wording the title like that.
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