CoolBoy wrote:Question: I noticed that you occasionally take damage (with an accompanying sound effect) when you explore new map tiles (making black tiles visible). This isn't a bug, but I was wondering if this mechanic is explained anywhere in-game.
The Lifesteal skill that some monsters have takes some of your life and give it to them when they are revealed through exploration. This can put the monster above its normal max hp as well as cause you to loose some life while exploring.
As for the Crystal Ball, each time you cast a spell with the it in your inventory, the Crystal will gain one charge. Anytime you click the Crystal Ball you will loose 5 gold and regain mana equal to the number of charges on the Crystal. This will not allow you to surpass your maximum mana and will reduce the charges on the Crystal to zero.