help me! (in General)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 28 2009 11:35 AM EDT

from the wiki under the spell description for cone of cold we have this as the first sentece: "The canonical direct damage spell."

what exactly does canonical mean in this context? this has perplexed me now for six years!

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] March 28 2009 11:36 AM EDT

conical = in a cone shape

winner winner March 28 2009 11:36 AM EDT

Canonical is an adjective derived from canon

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 28 2009 11:37 AM EDT

yes, i know what conical means but that is not what it says. it says canonical which usually means: in its simplest form.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 28 2009 11:41 AM EDT

i guess the better question is why is cone of cold considered direct damage in its simplest form over fireball or magic missile? i would assume there is some d & d lore involved here and that is what i wanted to know actually.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 28 2009 11:46 AM EDT

It's the Ubuntu DD spell..
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