Clash of Mages features very simple magic system. There are three types of resources and seven types of effects.
Resources needed to cast spells. Spell cost and required resource type is displayed in a bottom right corner of the spell card.
Each spell has one or two effect. Effects can be divided into 3 categories:
Effects dealing damage to opponent's tower or shield.
Energy blast which is dealing great damage, but can be totally deflected by shield.
Physical strike which is dialing lesser damage, but shield is useless against it.
Shield strike which is dealing damage to shield only, uses very small amount of mana.
Resource drain, which is attacking opponent's mana and souls storage.
Effects increasing player's tower height or shield strength.
Increase magical shield strength.
Increase tower height.
Effects increasing amount of corresponding resource.
Increase amount of mana.
Increase number of souls.
Increase amount of gold.