- See also: Difficulty settings (Origins)
The powers of magic are significant, but can be uncontrollable. Mages have access to spells like Fireball that affect a whole area rather than just a single target. While these spells are useful against groups of enemies, they are also indiscriminate, and will harm friend and foe alike.
Depending on the system and difficult setting, the amount of damage allies take from friendly fire differs. Allies take no damage on Easy and Normal on console, half damage on Hard, and full damage on Nightmare. On PC, allies take no damage on Easy, half damage on Normal, and full damage on Hard and Nightmare.