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Gameplay Of Combat In Spellbreak

Spellbreak is a magic-based battle royale game, thus its Gameplay elements include aspects of the battle royale genre.

In Spellbreak you play as a Breaker, a battlemage tapping into the power of forbidden magic hidden within ancient Gauntlets of various elements.

Spellbreak's combat centers around different Classes for each mage, that allows them to master a certain element.

There are many synergies between the elements to discover, allowing you to combine and melt them together in unique ways.

Basic Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Starting from nothing, players drop into the Hollow Lands to loot, increase in power, and defeat enemy players in order to become the ultimate battlemage.

Run, jump, levitate, dash, fly and teleport around your opponents in order to decimate them with powerful Spells & Sorceries obtained from Gauntlets.

Improve your talents as you pick up Spirit Scroll.png Scrolls and increase your stats through powerful equipment scattered throughout the Hollow Lands.

Players start the game with a baseline max health value of 100, a max armor value of 0, and a max mana value of 50.

As you part of your basic movement, following a jump you can levitate using your mana, allowing you to climb difficult to reach areas.

You will also find giant rifts in the ground caused by The Fracture, that will immediately exile any player unfortunate enough to fall in, ending the match for them.

Your goal is to escape from the Spellstorm and be the last one standing, either by either outlasting or exiling your opponents in combat.

The Spellstorm[edit | edit source]

As with most other battle royale games, one of the core game mechanics is an ever-shrinking safe zone that is marked by a circle on the map.

Players must aim to stay inside the safe zone at all costs in order to survive.

The safe zone will spawn 20 seconds after match start, and can appear anywhere on the Hollow Lands map.

Entering a new safe zone will level up the player, unlocking the next Skill for their chosen Class.

Outside the safe zone is a furious Spellstorm that deals 1 damage every 2 seconds directly to a player's health, bypassing armor.

The damage doubles in power each time the Storm fully encloses a new safe zone, and it will continue to shrink until the entire map is covered.

Additionally, Mana Vault New.png Mana Vaults will spawn inside the safe zone each time the Storm fully encloses it.

The Lobby[edit | edit source]

The Lobby, which resides on the Stormeave Plateau, is where every Breaker starts out before the match begins.

Here you can get familiar with your squad, and get some practice with the different Gauntlets and Runes.

Once a minimum of 6 players are in the lobby, the match countdown will start.

The countdown will vary based on game mode, queue and player count, see the table below:

Game Lobby Timer
Game Mode Duration Player Count
Classic - Solo
90 s
Classic - Solo
60 s
Classic - Squad
180 s
Classic - Squad
90 s
Classic - Squad
60 s
300 s

When the match starts, players will have 20 seconds to choose a portal to drop from into the Hollow Lands.

Players will drop together with their squad by default, and can move their squad's spawn portal by right clicking.

Game Modes[edit | edit source]

Spellbreak currently has 3 Game Modes: Battle Royale, Practice & Tutorial. During Closed Beta 1 a secondary game mode called Clash was tested.

Battle Royale

The Tutorial[edit | edit source]


The first time the player launches the game they're introduced to Avira Emberdane, who during the tutorial shows them the ropes of being a Breaker.

The tutorial consists of 9 steps:

Practice[edit | edit source]


In the practice lobby you can freely try out all the Classes, Runes, Gauntlets and their many Elemental Interactions.

Experiment with different builds and hone your skills against target dummies.

Battle Royale[edit | edit source]

Battle Royale.png

In this game mode, the player can queue as either Solo.png Solo, Duo.png Duo or Squad.png Squad (3 players). Each game lobby can house a maximum of 42 players.

To win the match, players must fight to exile eachother while staying out of the Spellstorm until they're the last ones standing.

In solo queue, the player will be exiled upon taking lethal damage, ending their match.

All equipment plus a random Spirit Scroll.png Scroll they have read will be dropped in the process.

In duo & squad queues, upon lethal damage the player disrupts into a wisp instead.

disrupted players are immune to damage, but their actions are limited to slow movement alone.

While disrupted they may either be Exile Icon.png exiled by an opponent, or Resurrect Icon.png revived by a squadmate, following a 5 second channel.

Being revived restores them back to life with 40 health.

If they fail to be revived within 90 seconds, or if their remainding squad is disrupted as well, they will be exiled.

Controls[edit | edit source]

Controller Support[edit | edit source]

The game supports a wide variety of controllers, with optional aim assist.

Xbox 360 & Xbox One controllers work right out of the box when plugged in.

Playstation Dual Shock 4 controllers require DS4Windows software.

Crossplay between PC and other platforms only happens if two players party up in the same squad deliberately pre-lobby.

Pc Controls[edit | edit source]

PC Controls
Action Button
Move Forward W
Move Back S
Move Right A
Move Left D
Jump Space Bar
Levitate Space Bar (Hold)
Crouch C
Toggle Auto Run =
Emote G
Cast Primary Spell Left Mouse Button
Cast Primary Sorcery Q
Aim Primary Spell Sorcery Q (Hold)
Cast Secondary Spell Right Mouse Button
Cast Secondary Sorcery E
Aim Secondary Sorcery E (Hold)
Use Rune LShift
Pick up / Use F
Swap Item F (Hold)
Ping Place / Deny Middle Mouse Button
Ping Danger / Confirm Middle Mouse Button (Hold)
Open Map M
Move Spawn Portal - Player Left Mouse Button (On Portal)
Move Spawn Portal - Party Right Mouse Button (On Portal)
Push to Talk V
Show/Hide Minimal UI Ctrl+Shift+X
Hide/Show UI Ctrl+Shift+Z
Show / Hide
Inventory & Skill Menu
Active Hot Key Z
Change Active Hot Key Scroll Wheel
Use / Swap Item - Slot 1 1
Use / Swap Item - Slot 2 2
Use / Swap Item - Slot 3 3
Use / Swap Item - Slot 4 4
Drop Item - Slot 1 Ctrl+1
Drop Item - Slot 2 Ctrl+2
Drop Item - Slot 3 Ctrl+3
Drop Item - Slot 4 Ctrl+4
Main Menu (Exit / Back) Escape
Main Menu (Confirm) Enter

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