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Enchantress — Diablo III

The “Diablo III game is one of the most anticipated computer games of the recent past. Fifteen years after the original game, and later, its eventual sequel, Diablo III is now in the hands of eager gamers across the world.

And one of the things they will find in this edition of the game is the availability of followers: henchmen, so to speak, and one of them is an enchantress named Eirena. An enchantress that is fully capable of hypnotic magic.

Eirena’s bewitching spells mean doom for your foes – she can force them into a dreamlike trance or turn them against one another, rendering them easier to kill.

Eirena offers ranged support, largely spells … to disorient her enemies and protect her allies. Her illusionary magic doesn’t deal a tremendous amount of damage; instead, it focuses on twisting and warping the minds of others.

Moreover, her magical equipment carries over the hypnotic imagery

Eirena’s unique equipment – enchantment focuses associated with scrying and hypnotism, like eyes and mirrors – recalls the ancient mysticism of her order, providing her with potent increases to her abilities.

While I played Diablo and Diablo II, I am now firmly ensconced in playing GuildWars where I can actually play a character profession that casts hypnotic magic (and also have one as a follower.) However, I may give Diablo III a second look.

More information on the Enchantress and the game of Diablo III in general can be found here.

Beguiler of Wills’ — Magic: the Gathering


Just as it seems every comedy or drama (television, movies, radio, etc.) eventually adds some form of mind control as a comedic or dramatic element, every game system or supplement will also eventually add some kind of hypnotic or mind control mechanic or function to the rule systems.

The latest expansion set from Magic: the Gathering, Innistrad (or Dark Ascension, both seem interchangeable on the website), is a dark world with vampires, werewolves and dark magicians.

Innistrad is a plane of menace and dread where every creature hides a darker aspect. Here, hedonistic vampires stalk the shadows to quench their thirst, and the full moon can transform a simple villager into a savage werewolf. Best to huddle inside, Planeswalker, lest the horrors of this world rend you limb from limb.

Said horrors should include the obvious application of vampire mind control, however, at least in the card released above, a different hypnotic paradigm is used, that of the beguiling enchantress. It appears to be the only such card in this release: Magic: the Gathering has a host of other cards with hypnotic themes or effects, but this particular one is especially notable for the sensual imagery included with the general theme.

Castle of Deception” by Ed Fitch

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Tanithia, sorceress, witch, keeper of the Ancient Ways, is sent to scourge the ancient forces of darkness who have a foothold in a distant castle. But not all is at is seems inside the castle, and dangers await her within and without its walls.

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