Horror is a threshold Magic ability that is unlocked from the Scare Tactics book. Similar to its basic counterpart, it stuns and knocks back the target for a short period of time whilst dealing 40-200% ability damage.
Against monsters that are not stun-immune, Horror works well in conjunction with Wrack, since Wrack deals an extra 94% damage when the target is stunned. It also synergizes well with Wrack and Ruin, as Wrack and Ruin deals an extra 60% damage when the target is stunned.
Compared to its melee counterpart, Stomp, it does not require being in melee distance and can attack from a distance. The 1 square knockback and stun only happens if the attack successfully hits and the mob is 1x1 square size.
This ability shares its countdown timer with other threshold stuns (Stomp, Forceful Backhand, Tight Bindings, Rout, and Deep Impact).
Despite being a free-to-play item, Scare Tactics can only be obtained by members. Free players can only obtain it by trading. Therefore, unlike the melee variants, Shock, Horror, Demoralise, and Rout are impossible to unlock in free-to-play Ironman Mode.
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- patch 13 September 2021 (Update):
- The player character will no longer freeze after casting a two-handed Shock or Horror spell.