Magicka is a top-down fantasy monster-slaying game with no inventory or levels, like a modern combination of Gauntlet and Diablo.

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How do I defeat Jormungandr, the snake/worm boss at the end of Chapter 2?

Jormungandr, the boss at the end of Magicka's Chapter 2, has me stymied. Vlad, who has assured me that he is not a Vampire before running off, informed me that this worm's weak point is his head. ...
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What is the most powerful non-beam spell in Magicka?

Everywhere I look for powerful spell combinations says to use the Steam Beam (QFQFAAS), but however powerful that is on those big powerful enemies, it's fairly ineffective on big groups of lesser ...
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When does Magicka save your position?

I thought these checkpoints had some kind of auto-saving, but after I quit the game and wanted to continue, I had to go to the beginning. Is this some sort of a bug or what? When does the game save ...
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What do the different shield types protect you from?

If you cast shield (E) or any combination of shield and another element on yourself, you gain some type of shield or protective aura. The shield combination I have found so far: E : basic shield ...
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What are the most powerful spells for the listed magic types?

I want to know what the most powerful spells (providing actual metrics) are for each of the following magic types: Force/Beam Effect (Right-click) Beams Projectile Bombs Projectile Barrages Area ...
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Which elements combine to form new elements in Magicka?

So I've been playing Magicka for a few days now (and haven't experienced most of the bugs that everyone else is), and I'm curious to know what element combinations people have found so far, e.g. ...
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How do you survive casting thunderstorm in Magicka?

Every time I cast this, I die. I have tried constantly casting the bubble shield, but I can't cast it fast enough. Lightning immunity (lightning shield middle mouse) doesn't seem to help at all.
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Replay a chapter in Magicka?

Can you replay a chapter in Magicka without losing your current place? If so, how? I really want to get that magick I missed...
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Khaaaaaaaan! (how to kill him)

How am I supposed to kill the orc chief Khan? He is faster than me, just grabs me and pummels me to death. I don't have enough time to really hurt him before he is able to grab me. My fight with him ...
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What is the most powerful beam spell combo?

Was wondering what the most powerful beam spell combo is in Magicka. I know of a few strong beam combos, but it's hard to tell which is the most powerful in terms of raw damage. My personal favourite ...
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What spells can you create in Magicka using 5 different elements?

What spells can you create in Magicka using 5 different elements? The goal is to unlock the "I'm the wizard king, I can do anything!" achievement on Steam.
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Finding all the mooses. Er … moose? Meese?

I'm unable to find all of the moose throughout the campaign in Magicka. Where are all the moose located? The goal is to get the "King's Quest" achievement.
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What settings I can change to improve performance and reduce stuttering of Magicka?

Magicka is running somewhat sluggish on my computer. The FPS are at a constant 30, but it stutters quite frequently which is quite annoying. My computer should easily be powerful enough for that game ...
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How can I make good use of the Fire element?

Fire seems to be the least useful element. Has anyone found good uses for it? I mean raw fire, not steam.
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Is it possible to kill Vlad?

Is it possible to kill Vlad? I've tried many powerful beam spells and charged shots but he regenerates too quickly. If it can't be done solo, can it be done with 4 players?
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How do you remember which spells to use?

There are a lot of spells. How do you remember/lookup all the other spells? Do you have to find a list online and print them out? Is there a standard rule for how they are 'built' so you can easily ...
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What disadvantages are there from being wet?

I've just started playing Magicka, and I'm constantly getting reminded of how to dry myself out using fire, without being told why. What disadvantages do I suffer as a result of being wet?
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Enchant blade in Magicka?

I've noticed in several Magicka videos that you can enchant your weapon with magic, but I must have missed that in the tutorial. How can I apply magic to my blade?
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How does the “crash to desktop” spell work?

Since Magicka is free to play during this weekend, I thought I'd give it a try after I found the demo quite enjoyable at the time. It appears that this currently-free-to-play version includes quite a ...
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Why does Magicka quit as soon as I open it?

I bought Magicka via Steam this evening, and just installed it now. It demanded to repair my XNA install, so I let it. I'm trying to run it, but it's just quitting as soon as it opens. Any ideas?
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How can I protect myself against being thrown off the islands?

Oh gravity, thou art a heartless bitch achievement; floating islands, in a game where many spells can throw you across the whole screen; there are some sadistic developers working on Magicka, for ...
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Magicka and co-op

What are the differences in terms of story and gameplay between single player and co-op? A friend and I have just bought Magicka and we are wondering if we should start play in single first or if we ...
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How many copies of Magicka do we need to play co-op?

To play the Magicka campaign in co-op mode, do we need to buy a copy each, or is one enough?
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Beating Cthulhu in Magicka

A friend and I are fighting against Cthulhu since last month, and still we're not able to kill him! We're both using the tron-like mage, and always trying to cast lightings against the water (saw a ...
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How Epic are the Epic Robe weapons?

The gamer DLC pack introduced three new robe, the zombie, the tentacle and the epic. The effect of the first two is easy to understand, but I don't understand what the Epic Sword and Epic Staff does. ...
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Can I get Teleport magicka early by blowing myself up?

I've read that you can get the Teleport magicka on top of that bridge (see screenshot) early in chapter 1 by blowing yourself up with mines and thereby launching yourself into the air and onto the ...
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What do the Magicka Party Robes actually do?

The Magicka Party Robes DLC is described thusly: Tank Robe can take a lot of punishment and help his “friends” get an upper hand on the situation. Rogue Robe is mostly nowhere to be seen in a ...
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How can I counter rock armor?

My brother and I sat down for some Magicka PVP 1v1, and was great and all until he discovered rock armor, and that it can be combined with resistances. Seeing that I could no longer kill him, I cast ...
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Are achievements tracked across playthroughs?

Having recently completed Magicka's adventure (enjoying myself quite a bit in the process), I was delighted to see that you can start the game again with all the magicks you unlocked still available. ...
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How to protect yourself from exploding electric ice wall?

Whenever I try to cast this spell (EQRQRAS) with shift (to surround myself with it), I get killed every single time. I've seen people on youtube cast it, and stay alive so I tried casting this with ...
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Do I have to find all magicks, moose, and secret areas in one playthrough?

I've just started playing Magicka. For the achievements I put on my robe and wizard hat, King's Quest, and Sherlock Holmes, do I have to get everything in one playthrough? For example, King's Quest ...
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Identify a green shard spell in Magicka

Playing co-op I saw a wicked area of effect spell where large green glass-like shards shot up through the ground in a circle around the mage. How can I cast this or a similar spell? I forgot to ask ...
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How to use thunder storm?

I've found the Thunder Storm spell combination Based on how well it was hidden, I thought it should be a very powerful spell, and it is. It calls rain and lots of lightning strikes! The problem is ...
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Is there a way to preserve a weapon in Magicka within a saved multiplayer game

In Magicka, you and your "wizard bros" have a saved, progressed multiplayer game. You have the M60 from chapter 3 (I think, just got into this game) and when you come back, the players are wiped from ...
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How do I access the items unlocked in the Nippon DLC?

I purchased the Nippon DLC for Magicka, but I don't know how to 'equip' items or to change the items my character already has. How do I equip the new robe, katana, and staff?
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Can I get past the rocks in the Jarn mines?

When finally entering the Jarn mines in chapter 8, you come across an examinable pile of rocks: Once examined, your character ponders what is behind them, and if there is another way around. Does ...
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How can I unlock DLC-specific magicks in Adventure?

The spells introduced by The Stars are Left are pretty neat, can I enable them in the original campaign? I'm fine with a lil bit of modding and save editing, as long as it does not break online play. ...
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In what ways can I take advantage of the elements an enemy spellcaster is charging?

One of the loading screen tips in Magicka urges you to notice the elements enemy spellcasters are preparing so that you may use that to your advantage. So far the only ways I've found to take ...
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Weapon and Staff Choices in Magicka

Does anyone have a list handy of the various items that you can find spread throughout the campaign? A list of their effects would also be appreciated.
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What is the maximum level in challenge mode?

What is the maximum level on challenge mode? I presume it is the same on both maps currently available? I first thought it was level 20 but last night I saw 2 players at lvl 21 and 99 on the online ...
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Prevent knockback when shield is active

When I have the shield (E on self) active, I get knocked back by melee attacks and arrows. Is that just a drawback of the shield, or is there some way to avoid this knockback?
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Is it possible to play Magicka in LAN?

Me and some friends have bought Magicka on Steam and we would like to have a session in a LAN party, without direct internet connection. Is it possible with some tricks? Update: I am able to see my ...
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How to kill the big green monster in Magicka?

In Magicka on the second chapter. In the beginning of the chapter there is a big green monster. what spells do I use to kill it?
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Enchant M60 in Magicka?

I have just gotten the M60 in Magicka, and it's neat, but when I enchant and shoot it acts just like a sword? Can I not use magick bullets?
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What is the most advantageous starting equipment for the Magicka: Vietnam rescue mission?

At time of writing, there are five starting outfits for Magicka. Since hats and robes have no effect and you'll drop your sword for a firearm early in the Magicka: Vietnam rescue mission, only the ...
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How does the scoring system work in Magicka challenge mode?

How is the score calculated, and what actions can lead to higher scores?
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What is the use of Magnifying staffs ability?

I did not complete the main story yet, but I have the detective robe due to the DLC. With that robe comes the Magnifying staff, and its ability is to zoom-in into a certain area. What is the use of ...
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Does the number of elements in the queue affect resistance?

Is there any difference between (for example) EF self-cast and EFFFF self-cast? Is the resistance stronger or last longer or anything? Or should I just stick to the shortest sequence possible?
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What are strategies for beating the PvP update challenge maps in Magicka?

I'm having a lot of trouble with the new challenge arenas that were introduced with the PvP update in Magicka. I got the Final Frontier DLC and am trying to beat the Vulcan arena (though I'm assuming ...
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Can I install Magicka on 2 computers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to play two different Steam games on the same account at the same time? I recently heard about Magicka and I really want to play it. I told my friend ...