Battle Magic – The Eldritch Storm (Encyclopaedia Arcane), softback supplement for D&D 3rd/3.5th edition, by Sam Witt
“Battle magic is about pushing magic to its absolute destructive limits, turning each arcane phrase into a death sentence and every claw-fingered gesture into a deadly magical assault. Make no mistake – battle magic is about mayhem and death, ensuring your opponents are made to pay for their presumption to challenge your arcane might. Whether you wish to deliver death from afar, firing off massive spells that streak through the sky and blast massive holes in the enemy lines, or want to see the look of fear in your foes’ eyes as you come screaming for their blood with your runeweave robes and spellblade, battle magic is for you.
In this book, you will find information on how to craft intricate illusions or research spells that help your fellow adventurers see in the dark or span a yawning chasm – you will discover new spells devoted solely to destruction, new feats that boost your character’s ability to wreak havoc on enemy forces, and prestige classes to add new fear and respect for spellcasters in your games. This book is for players and Games Masters who believe the highest purpose of magic is to rain death and destruction down upon their enemies.”