Energy Field

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Energy Field
Ultima VII Part Two
Words of Power: IN SANCT GRAV
Reagents: BP, MR, SS, SA
Circle: 7th
Ultima VII
Words of Power: IN SANCT GRAV
Reagents: BP, MR, SS, SA
Circle: 7th
Ultima VI
Words of Power: IN SANCT GRAV
Reagents: BP, MR, SS
Circle: 5th
Ultima V
Name: Create Protective Energy
Words of Power: IN SANCT GRAV
Reagents: BP, MR, SS
Circle: 4th
Ultima IV
Name: Energy Field - Lightning
Reagents: BP, SS, SA
Mana: 10
Ultima I
Name: Create
Words of Power: "Struxi"

Energy Field is a name used to refer to several spells which create some sort of magical barrier. The older, Sosarian version of the spell is called Create.

Energy Field (Britannian Spell)[edit]


Sometimes the caster needs to stop an enemy from advancing any further, and if no attack spells are available, Energy Field comes in handy. It will create a solid energy field that none can pass, not even the caster. Besides waiting for it to dissolve, which can take a long time, the only other way to get past it is the Dispel Field spell, which will destroy the field.

Note that Energy Field was originally an umbrella term for all the types of magical fields: Poison Field, Fire Field, Sleep Field and Lightning Field, and the same spell would be used to create any of them. Later (after Ultima IV), different spells were designed for each of the fields, and the previous Lightning Field came to be known simply as Energy Field. However, at times the four spells are still called "energy field spells".


Creating an energy field
There are four types of Energy Fields known to the practitioner of the mystic arts: Sleep, Poison, Fire, and Lightning. Their effects are varied, but the magic used to erect them is the same in each instance. Any person attempting to pass through an Energy Field will run the risk of either falling asleep or being poisoned in the case of the first two types; if the field is of Fire then their flesh shall burn as they pass through and they shall feel much pain and anguish; while the field composed of Lightning is impenetrable. The casting of Energy Fields is not difficult and requires only a small exertion on the part of the spellcaster, but the fields are only effective in enclosed areas such as subterranean passages and inside of rooms. The reagents necessary in the casting of these Energy Fields are Sulphurous Ash for the burst of creation, Spider Silk for the binding of forces to a single spot, and Black Pearl for the launching of the spell to a spot away from he who works the magic. It would be a grave error indeed to cast such a spell without the latter component for you would find yourself in the midst of the field!
In Sanct Grav's protective energy provides a strong defense. Its shimmering blueness cannot be entered or passed through. An excellent recourse when a few moments of safety are required, In Sanct Grav is well used to block dungeon corridors fully. Mandrake root is necessary for In Sanct Grav; choose older, tougher specimens for this concoction. Add spider silk to make it impenetrable and black pearl for placement.
Creates an impassable wall of energy.
This spell creates an electrical field that protects the mage by harming all who attempt to pass through it.
This spell creates a field of energy that harms any who try to pass through it.

Create (Sosarian Spell)[edit]


Using Create to block a giant bat

In the Age of Darkness, the spell Create was used within the confines of the dungeons to conjure a transparent, but impenetrable, wall of force. Although this barrier did not cause any damage, it effectively separated the caster from any creatures deemed undesirable to engage in combat.

These walls could often be found already placed within the many dungeons of Sosaria, meant to impede progress or seal off sensitive areas. The Destroy spell could be used to remove any such barriers, whether created by the caster or otherwise.


The ability to create a wall of magical force directly in front of the spellcaster.


  • In Mondain's Fortress, the spell actually works quite differently. Instead of creating force fields, it creates a small wall inside the castle. Together with the Destroy spell to dissolve wall parts, it is possible to lock in Mondain, thus making the final battle less tedious.

See also[edit]

Ultima I Spells
BlinkCreateDestroyKillLadder UpLadder DownMagic MissileOpenPrayerUnlockSteal
Ultima IV Spells
AwakenBlinkCureDispelEnergy FieldFireballGate TravelHealIceballJinxKillLightMagic MissileNegateOpenProtectionQuicknessResurrectSleepTremorUndeadViewWind ChangeXitYZ
Ultima V Spells
1st Circle An NoxAn YlemAn ZuGrav PorIn LorMani
2nd Circle An SanctAn Xen CorpIn WisIn Xen ManiKal XenRel Hur
3rd Circle In Flam GravIn Nox GravIn PorIn Zu GravVas FlamVas Lor
4th Circle An GravDes PorIn SanctIn Sanct GravUus PorWis Quas
5th Circle An Ex PorIn Bet XenIn Ex PorIn ZuRel TymVas Mani
6th Circle An Xen ExIn AnIn Vas Por YlemQuas An WisRel Xen BetWis An Ylem
7th Circle In Nox HurIn Quas CorpIn Quas WisIn Quas XenSanct LorXen Corp
8th Circle An TymIn Flam HurIn Mani CorpIn Vas Grav CorpKal Xen CorpVas Rel Por
Ultima VI Spells
1st Circle Create FoodDetect MagicDetect TrapDispel MagicDouseHarmHealHelpIgniteLight
2nd Circle InfravisionMagic ArrowPoisonReappearSleepTelekinesisTrapUnlock MagicUntrapVanish
3rd Circle CurseDispel FieldFireballGreat LightMagic LockMass AwakenMass SleepPeerProtectionRepel Undead
4th Circle AnimateConjureDisableFire FieldGreat HealLocateMass DispelPoison FieldSleep FieldWind Change
5th Circle Energy FieldExplosionInsect SwarmInvisibilityLightningParalyzePickpocketRevealSeanceX-Ray
6th Circle CharmCloneConfuseFlame WindHail StormMass ProtectNegate MagicPoison WindReplicateWeb
7th Circle Chain BoltEnchantEnergy WindFearGate TravelKillMass CurseMass InvisibilityWing StrikeWizard Eye
8th Circle ArmageddonDeath WindEclipseMass CharmMass KillResurrectSlimeSummonTime StopTremor
Ultima VII Spells
Linear AwakenDouseFireworksGlimmerHelpIgniteThunderWeather
1st Circle Awaken AllCreate FoodCureDetect TrapGreat DouseGreat IgniteLightLocate
2nd Circle Destroy TrapEnchantFire BlastGreat LightMass CureProtectionTelekinesisWizard Eye
3rd Circle CurseHealParalyzePeerPoisonProtect AllSleepSwarm
4th Circle ConjureLightningMarkMass CurseRecallRevealSeanceUnlock Magic
5th Circle CharmDanceDispel FieldExplosionFire FieldGreat HealInvisibilityMass Sleep
6th Circle Cause FearCloneFire RingFlame StrikeMagic StormPoison FieldSleep FieldTremor
7th Circle Create GoldDeath BoltDelayed BlastEnergy FieldEnergy MistMass CharmMass MightRestoration
8th Circle ArmageddonDeath VortexInvisibility AllMass DeathResurrectSummonSwordstrikeTime Stop
Ultima VII Part Two Spells
1st Circle Create FoodCureDetect TrapGreat DouseGreat IgniteLightLocateTelekinesis
2nd Circle AwakenDestroy TrapFalse CoinCold BlastGreat LightHealMass CureProtection
3rd Circle ChillColumna's IntuitionCurseEnchant MissilesParalyzeProtect AllSleepTranslation
4th Circle BlinkCreate Soul PrismDeterFlashMass CurseRevealTranscribeUnlock Magic
5th Circle ConjureDispel FieldExplosionGreat HealInvisibilityMass SleepSummon ShadeSurprise
6th Circle BetrayCause FearCold StrikeCreate AmmoCreate AutomatonDispell IllusionFire FieldFire Ring
7th Circle Energy FieldEnergy MistLightningMass AwakenMass MightPoison MistRestorationVibrate
8th Circle Create IceDelayed BlastFetchFiresnakeInvoke Snow SerpentMind BlastSerpent BondSwordstrike
9th Circle Death VortexImbalanceInvisibility AllMass DeathSpiral MissileStop StormSummonTime Stop