Originally posted by DaveV
I guess I play a pretty narrow game. I rarely play long enough to get most of the 3rd and 4th level spells, so I can't speak for most of them. I almost never use a summon on the strategic map, except for magic spirits.
The only arcane spells I do
use are Magic Spirit and Detect Magic.
Chaos: wall of fire, shatter, corruption, immolation, warp creature, raise volcano.
Death: all of them. I always take at least one life book.
Life: heavenly light, probably some of the other city spells if I ever had them (NOT altar of battle, which is one of the truly game-breaking spells).
Nature: wall of stone, earth to mud, earth lore, nature's eye.
Sorcery: aura of majesty, wind mastery, vertigo.