Hey! I learned a spell from Mortis in Nightside called Calm. It is a life spell. I have used it in battle and all it does is make a dove appear above an opponent's head and sparkles fly everywhere. What is this supposed to do?
Every school (except Ice) has a reduce threat spell.
If you attack an enemy, that enemy's "threat rating" goes up. Basically, it gets mad at you and chooses to hit you from then on, or until someone else makes an even bigger hit. This also happens if you heal with Pixie, Unicorn, Satyr, etc.; the enemy's threat rating goes up, and starts focusing on you because you healed.
If you know in advance that an enemy will attack you, use that spell and many times you won't be the target anymore. It can be great for saving your health points!