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Dark And Darker: How To Use Spells (System Explained)

Here is how you can use Spells in Dark and Darker.

Knowing how to Use Spells in Dark and Darker has many players scratching their heads. The game has many different classes but not all of them are designed to use Magic. And even if you know the classes that use magic the process in itself can be a bit confusing. So here is how the spell system works in Dark and Darker and how you can cast magic spells.


How to Use Spells in Dark and Darker

how to use spells in dark and darker

In order to use spells you will need a Magic Staff or a Spell Book based on your class. The two classes that can use spells in this game are Wizards and Clerics. Here is how you can cast spells in this game:

  1. Start by equipping a Staff as your primary weapon for both classes. Clerics can also use Spell books.
  2. Next, go to the Ability section and equip the Spell Memory ability.
  3. Now, add the Spells that you wish to use to your Spell Memory.
  4. Depending on the knowledge you have you can add and use these spells.
  5. Press and hold the key that lets you use your Spell Memory.
  6. Here, move the cursor to the spell that you wish to cast.
  7. Right-click on it and it will start using the spell.

How the Spell System Works in Dark and Darker

The Spell System works by using your character’s Knowledge. The more Knowledge your character has, the more spells they can equip and use. You can still equip spells on a second Spell Memory Wheel. But you will only be able to use spells after you have enough Knowledge. Each spell is of a different Tier. So the higher the Tier the more will be the cost of using that spell.


The game starts with a base Knowledge of 12 for both characters. Using various gear that you can get in the game you can increase your Knowledge. Some of these Gear include pendants, gloves, amulets, and more.

All Spells that you can Learn in the game

As there are two classes, Both of them have various Tiers of spells that they can learn in this game. Here are the spells for them both:

  • Wizard Spells List
    • Tier 1
      • Ignite: Spell Cost 1
      • Light Orb: Spell Cost 1
      • Zap: Spell Cost 1
    • Tier 2
      • Ice Bolt: Spell Cost 2
      • Slow: Spell Cost 2
    • Tier 3
      • Haste: Spell Cost 3
      • Magic Missile: Spell Cost 3
    • Tier 4
      • Fireball: Spell Cost 4
      • Invisibility: Spell Cost 4
      • Lightning Strike: Spell Cost 4
    • Tier 6
      • ​​​​​​​Chain Lightning: Spell Cost 6
  • Cleric Spells List
    • Tier 1
      • Bless: Spell Cost 1
      • Protection: Spell Cost 1
    • Tier 2
      • Cleanse: Spell Cost 2
      • Divine Strike: Spell Cost 2
    • Tier 3
      • Bind: Spell Cost 3
    • Tier 4
      • Lesser Heal: Spell Cost 4
    • Tier 5
      • Heal Light: Spell Cost 5
    • Tier 8
      • Resurrection: Spell Cost 8

That covers this guide on how to Use the Spell System in Dark and Darker. Since you like playing this game also check our other guides on how to Select a Region in Dark and Darker.