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Bore SP-icon-Bore.png
Associated God James
Level 8
Type of Spell Ultimate
Casting Mode Stationary
Mana Cost 1800
Damage Hole, Gib
Area of Effect Epic
Spell Duration (?) s
Casting Time 7 s
Cooldown Time 6 min

Bore is James' level 8 spell.

Spell Summary[]

When the wizard casts the spell, a rock begins drawing a spiral shape onto the ground. A few seconds later, the ground starts to fall away from the center of the spiral. All creatures that are unable to fly will fall down the abyss and 'gib', leaving blue souls behind. Wizards will be teleported back to their altars if they fall. Eventually, the ground begins to refill itself from the outside of the affected area. The ground does not fall away near structures, such as manaliths or houses.

The spell is obtained along with Bovine Intervention and in campaign is received in James's 8th mission.

Charlie Bloomer, the lead graphic FX artist for Sacrifice, had called Bore one of the best effects in the game.


Possible Targets for the spell Bore
Enemy Creatures Neutral Creatures Friendly Creatures Your own Creatures
Enemy Wizards Neutral Wizards Friendly Wizards Yourself
Enemy Structures Neutral Structures Friendly Structures Your own Structures
Ground Flying Creatures (?) Blue Souls Red Souls

Tactical Uses[]

Unfortunately, in multiplayer, Bore is very difficult to use in combat due to the highly mobile nature of the game and the fact that it is very easy to interrupt the spell or even just to order all creatures away from the target area. It could occasionally be used to deny access to areas, such as cutting off a single chokepoint if you want some extra time to convert souls or otherwise build up your strength.

  • It can and should be used to force an opponent to escape an area.
  • It can and should be used to gib or completely remove enemy dead creatures from the game.


In Polish version of the game, the Bore spell is mistakenly translated as Nudziarz, which roughly means 'a boring person'. The mistake most likely stems from the fact that, depending on the context, the word 'bore' may either mean 'one that is boring' or 'a drilling tool'.


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Related Spells[]

Wizard Spells in Sacrifice
Spells 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 U
Mysticism PE-1 PE-2 PE-3 PE-4 PE-5 PE-6 PE-7 PE-8 PE-U
Geomancy JA-1 JA-2 JA-3 JA-4 JA-5 JA-6 JA-7 JA-8 JA-U
Elementalism ST-1 ST-2 ST-3 ST-4 ST-5 ST-6 ST-7 ST-8 ST-U
Sorcery PY-1 PY-2 PY-3 PY-4 PY-5 PY-6 PY-7 PY-8 PY-U
Necromancy CH-1 CH-2 CH-3 CH-4 CH-5 CH-6 CH-7 CH-8 CH-U