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Blink "Blink" is a catch-all term for short-range instant teleportation skills in various video games, first popularized in Warcraft III.
Chocolate Rain by Tay Zonday Acid Rain The flavor text "Some stay dry and others feel the pain" is a reference to the Tay Zonday's song Chocolate Rain.
Make Money Money by John Reuben Shop "Make money money make money!" is similar to the lyrics from Make Money Money by John Reuben.
/r/hearthstone Blood Shield Blood Shield's flavor text is a reference to Blood Manos, a nonsensical, procedurally generated Hearthstone card which was posted, alongside many others, on the Hearthstone subreddit. The card in question has 0 health and a description stating "ALL minions".
Anime Pocket Watch The flavor text is a reference to the engraved pocket watch belonging to the Elric brothers in the Japanese manga series Fullmetal Alchemist.
Anime Pocket Watch The artifact is also a reference to Sakuya Izayoi from the game series The Touhou Project. She can stop time and has a pocket watch.
Arrested Development Shop "Banana... Buck" is a quote from the Arrested Development episode Top Banana.
Australia Boomerang The flavor text "Made in Australia." is a reference to the real life Boomerang, a tool commonly associated with Australia and historically used by some Aboriginal Australians as hunting tools, toys, fire-starters, etc.
Avatar: The last airbender Combust The flavor text "Sparky Sparky Boom" is a reference to Combustion Man in the animated series Avatar: The last airbender, who was initially called the "Sparky Sparky Boom Man" by Sokka and Aang.
Basketball Achievements The Achievement "Buzzer Beater" is a reference to the shot "Buzzer Beater" from the real life sport Basketball.
Basketball Fadeaway The spell's name references a trickshot in Basketball. It is extremely hard to hit, since the shot requires the Basketball player to jump backwards while shooting.
Basketball Fadeaway The flavor text, "KOBE!" references the Basketball player Kobe Bryant.
Beyblade Blade Bay The spell name and flavor text "Let it rip!" are references to the Japanese toy franchise Beyblade.
Board Game Crossfire The spell name and flavor text are a reference to the 1971 board game Crossfire.
Bravely Default Achievements The Achievement "Bravely Default" is a reference to the titular game series Bravely Default.
British Folklore Excalibur The spell itself references the legendary sword wielded by King Arthur; it is said to posses magical powers.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Tri Shot The flavor text "Oh baby a triple!" references a popular quote from the viral gameplay video of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, where a young boy managed to pull off a triple kill with a single sniper rifle shot in a free-for-all match.
Counter-Strike Preload The Spell's name is a reference to the words said before the start of a match in the game "Counter-Strike".
Counter-Strike Counter Strike The Spell's name directly references the game "Counter-Strike".
D.Va Achievements The Achievement "Nerf This" is a reference to a quote by D.Va from Overwatch when using her ultimate ability, Self-Destruct.
Dark Souls Giant Armor The artifact's name and icon are a reference to the Giant Armor from Dark Souls.
Dark Souls Rest The flavor text "For when you're feeling Hollow" references the Dark Souls series, in which the undead player character undergoes a process called Hollowing as they lose their humanity. Hollowing can be reversed by resting at a bonfire.
Disguised Toast Achievements The Achievement "Disguised Toast" is a reference to the canadian Streamer Disguised Toast.
Dragonball Spirit Sword The spell references Spirit Sword, a move Vegito uses in the Dragonball franchise.
Dreamscaper Cassidy's Scarf This artifact is a reference to the main character of the video game Dreamscaper.
Dreamscaper Blackout The spell is referencing one of the attacks of Isolation, a boss from the game Dreamscaper.
Egyptian Mythology Anubis The Spell is based on the Egyptian God Anubis, the God of death, mummification, embalming, the afterlife, cemeteries, tombs, and the Underworld.
Emojis Earth Prayer The artifact's icon references the clap Emoji.
Fallout Stimpack The artifact's icon is a reference to the Stimpak from the Fallout franchise.
Fist of the North Star Warpath "You are already dead" is a quote from Fist of the North Star.
Fullmetal Alchemist Blade Rain The flavor text "Ah, it looks like it's beginning to rain." is a quote from the anime Fullmetal Alchemist.
Futurama Payback The flavor text "Shut up and take my money!" is a quote by Fry from the animated television series Futurama.
German Language Ghost The higher Tiers "Gheist" and "Zeitgeist" are both german words. "Gheist" without the h means Ghost and "Zeitgeist" simply means "Timeghost".
Hearthstone Serif "The light shall burn you!" references one of the Priest's lines from Hearthstone.
Hearthstone Pyroblast Pyroblast is a spell card in Hearthstone, the Warcraft digital card game. It has a high cost and deals high direct damage, often used as a finisher lethally.
Hearthstone Shield Throw The spell is inspired by the Shield Slam spell from Hearthstone.
Henny Penny Bladeskrieg The flavor text, "The sky is falling" refers to the phrase uttered by the protagonist of the folk tale Henny Penny (or Chicken Little as it is known in the United States), who mistakenly believes that the sky is beginning to fall after having an acorn drop on his head. The phrase then became an idiom for the incorrect assumption that a catastrophe is about to occur
Hollow Knight Rest The flavor text could also reference the game Hollow Knight, where the main Character can save the game at benches. This prompt is called "Rest". This is also reinforced by the spell's icon.
Hollow Knight Ice Needle The flavor text "SHAA!" is a reference to the needle-wielding character Hornet from the video game Hollow Knight, who makes this shout when using an attack that behaves similarly.
Hunter x hunter Card Thrower The artifact's icon loosely references the hand of Hisoka from Hunter x Hunter, a character who is able to fight by throwing razor-sharp playing cards.
IGN Amalgam The flavor text "It has a little something for everyone." is a reference to a generic IGN review line, popularized by videogamedunkey's Youtube video "Game Critics (Part 2)".
Internet Memes Explosive Tendons The artifact's icon references Exploding Knees, a photoshopped advertisment depicting a young boy playing with a wireless joystick and explosions erupting from his knee caps.
Internet Memes Bulwark The flavor text "It's free shield estate" mirrors that of HeartOfTheCards.pngHeart of the Cards. They both reference the meme "It's free real estate", a line from Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Internet Memes Credit Card The flavor text "Your mom's" references all the young kids who use their mom's credit card to buy stuff.
Internet Memes Duct Tape The flavor text "That's a lotta damage" references a meme from an advertisement for Flex Seal, a rubber spray used to seal holes like duct tape. meme
Internet Memes Shield Beam The flavor text "It attac but it also protec" is a reference to the internet meme "he protec, but he also attac"
Internet Memes Sunglasses The artifact's icon is a reference to the pixelated shades in the "Deal with it" Internet meme.
Internet Memes Counter Strike The flavor text "It protec but it also attac" is a reference to the internet meme "he protec, but he also attac"
Internet Memes Pekay Fire The flavor text is a reference to Supa Hot Fire, a rapper character from YouTube.
Internet Memes Shop "I have over 300 confirmed lines." is a reference to the line "...I have over 300 confirmed kills." in the Navy Seal Copypasta meme.
Japanese Mythology Blessing of Susano'o The name "Blessing of Susano'o" is a reference to Susanoo-no-Mikoto, a Kami in Japanese mythology.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Time Stop The spell's flavor text "Za warudo!" references a quote and popular meme from JoJo's Bizzare Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, where it is shouted by a time-stopping antagonist; the spell's icon references the scene after the technique is used in the anime adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Flurry The flavor text "ORA ORA ORA!" is a reference to Star Platinum's Stand cry, from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
King of the Hill Pocket Sand The artifact's name references Dale Gribble from King of the Hill throwing sand from his pockets in self-defense.
League of Legends Chalice The artifact's name, icon, and flavor text "Harmony" all reference the Chalice of Harmony from League of Legends
League of Legends Thornmail The artifact is a reference to the League of Legends item of the same name.
League of Legends Bouncing Blade The spell name is a reference to League of Legends, where a champion, Katarina, has an ability called Bouncing Blade. The spell's function is similar to another champion's ability, Spinning Axe, used by Draven. The flavor text also references his passive ability: League of Draven.
Legend of Zelda Tri Force Much like the Trinity.pngTrinity mechanic, Tri Force is a reference to the Triforce in Legend of Zelda series.
LEGO Caltrops The spell's flavor text, "What are plastic bricks gonna do?" references the meme of stepping on LEGO bricks. It's referenced further by the Spell itself, which deals damage when enemies step on it.
Marvel Cinematic Universe Panther Habit The artifact's name, effect and icon all reference Black Phanter from the Marvel Universe, where his suit can absorb energy and stores it for redistribution. He also has a ability called Phanter Habit that enchances his senses and physical capabilities.
Marvel Comics Bow Snipe The flavor text, "If I miss, it means I'm just another dude with a bow" was spoken by Hawkeye, the bow-wielding member of the Avengers, in the Marvel comics.
Master Cleanse Detox The flavor text "Maple syrup, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and water" is a list of ingredients of a drink used in the master cleanse detox diet.
Mega Man Battle Network Soul Link The spell is based off of the Game Mega Man Battle Network. The Link status is inspired by Copy Dmg from MMBN.
Mega Man Battle Network Anubis It is also based on the Anubis battle chip from the Mega Man Battle Network series, which spawns a statue that deals continuous poison damage to enemies until it is destroyed.
Mega Man Battle Network Lifesword The spell's icon is based on the Life Sword Program Advances from Mega Man Battle Network.
Megaman Battle Network 3 Excavate Excavate has the same effect as the Snake Battle Chip from the Megaman Battle Network series.
Megaman Battle Network 4 Power Saws This spell is basically the Giga Chip "Hell's Rolling" From Megaman Battle Network 4
Memes Shield Battery "It just works." is a memetic phrase associated with either Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (regarding how difficult it is to explain how King Crimson's power works and explanations being hand waved as it "just working") or Todd Howard, lead game designer of Bethesda Games (their games infamously riddled with bugs and how the games "just works" regardless).
Mindustry Molten Core The artifact's icon looks similiar to the Impact reactor from Mindustry, though this is coincidental.
Minecraft Ghost At second Tier, it's name is a refenrence to the Minecraft Mob "Ghast".
Mortal Kombat Pull The flavor text, "Get over here." is a reference to Skorpion, a character from the Mortal Kombat series.
Mother/Earthbound Mother The artifact's name and icon reference the Mother/Earthbound game franchise; the ball in the center of the icon is based on the "O" in Mother 3's logo, while the texture on the blades is based on the Earth image used in Mother 1&2.
Mother/Earthbound Pekay Fire This spell's name is a reference to PK Fire, a special move used by characters in the video game series Mother and later popularized by the characters Ness and Lucas in their appearances in Super Smash Bros.
Move or Die Carpet Bomb The flavor text, "Move or die." directly references the game "Move or Die".
My Hero Academia Ambient Burst The artifact's icon is loosely based on a visual used for One for All from My Hero Academia.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Saffron (Boss) Many of Saffron's lines reference friendship, magic, or the relationship between these two, such as "Friendship might be magic, but so is this!" when defeating the player, or "Friendship!", "Magic!" when assisting the player. They are references to the TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Selicy (Boss) The quote "You need to be about 20% cooler." is a reference to the quote "It Needs to be About 20% Cooler" by Rainbow Dash in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which later became a meme in the fandom.
Naruto Pocket Sand The artifact's icon references Gaara's Sand Gourd from Naruto.
Navy Seals Copy Pasta Gunner (Boss) The line "I have 300 confirmed kills" may be a reference to an old copypasta, where someone brags about being a former Navy Seals while throwing insults.
Nintendo GameCube Reflector Gem The weapon's icon is a reference to the Nintendo GameCube.
Norse Mythology Mjolnir The artifact references the hammer Mjölnir, wielded by Thor in the Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology Trifrost The Artifact's flavor text "Connects Midgard, Asgard, and Eden." references Yggdrasil, a mythical tree from Norse mythology.
Norse Mythology Fimbulveter In Norse mythology, Fimbulvetr is the immediate prelude to the events of Ragnarök. When translated into English, it means "great winter."
One Step From Eden's Demo Step Slash The flavor text "Some say you can dodge lasers." is a reference to the Demo, where you could use Step Slash to dodge Shopkeeper's One-hit-kill lasers instead of using Second Soul to tank the hit.
OnlyAfro Giant Armor The flavor text "The legend never dies." is a reference to a Dark Souls video created by YouTuber OnlyAfro, in which he created a PVP build known as Giant Dad, or the Legend.
Other Align The flavor text "King of the jungle." refers to Lions, which makes the spell name "Align" a pun as it sounds like "A lion".
Other Link Cable The icon is a picture of a link cable used to attach a Gameboy Advance to a GameCube.
Other Achievements The Achievement "Knife to a Gunfight" is a reference to the saying "Don't bring a Knife to a Gunfight". This is a shared reference with the spell Knife.pngKnife.
Other Super Minnie Gun The flavor text "Spray and pray." directly references the term "Spray and pray" commonly used in shooters. The term describes a player shooting a lot of shots, while having a big radius the bullets can land. The players hopes("Pray") that the bullets hit and the enemy dies. This fits well with the theme of the Super Minnie Gun, being a spell shooting a lot of shots in rapid succesion.
Other Doublelift A "double lift" is a sleight of hand technique used in card tricks to make a performer appear to pick up a single card, but it is actually two.
Other Knife The flavor text "Don't bring this to a gunfight" references the saying "Don't bring a Knife to a Gunfight"
Other Manticore The names of the upper Tiers all rhyme on Manticore. "Manti4" also has "4" in it's name while also being the 4th Tier of Manticore.
Other Cover Fire The artifact's flavor text, "I'm going in, cover me!" references the line "Cover me I'm reloading!", said in many shooter games.
Other Ghost The name of the standart Tier is describing what it is, a ghost.
Other Entrench The flavor text references to the term used in a lot of games, meaning the player is stuck and unable to move.
Other Deck Slam The spell's artwork and Name could be a reference to the Yu-gi-oh Card "Card of Demise" featuring a Deck being slammed by a Guillotine.(This is very vague, suggestions are always welcome)
Other Ion Cannon The spell name and flavour text are a reference to the Low Orbit Ion Cannon, an open source project that causes Denial of Service attacks, either for stress testing or disrupting other servers.
Other Ninjutsu The artifact's name references Ninjutsu, the strategy and tactics used by the Ninja.
Overwatch Micro Missiles The artifact's icon's color palette is based off D.Va, a character from Overwatch who has an ability of the same name.
Overwatch Diag Beam The flavor text "Simple Geometry" is a line said by Hanzo in the team-based shooter Overwatch.
Overwatch Molten Core The artifact's name references Torbjörn from Overwatch's Ultimate ability, called Molten Core.
Pepe REEEEE Artileree The name may be a reference to the REEEEEEE meme, where a green, drawn frog is depicted raging at something.
Persian myths Manticore The name of the base version comes from the Persian mythical creature "Manticore"
Pharah's Voice Line Selicy (Boss) The line "Just-ice rains from above!" is a reference to Pharah, a character from the game Overwatch, she says the line while using her ultimate ability to fly up and "rain" missiles on an area.
Playing Cards Gambit The flavor text "52 pickup." is a reference to 52 Pickup, a practical joke where a prankster, pretending to want to play a game of cards, throws an entire deck in the air so the cards land on the floor; they then have to be picked up by the victim.
Pokémon Venoshock The spell is based on Venoshock, a Poison-type Pokémon move.
Pokemon Air Slash The spell's name could be a reference to the Pokemon move Air Slash.
Rainbow Six Siege Bomb Toss The spell's flavor text refers to a character gadget in Rainbow Six: Siege which fires a cluster of exploding pellets through a soft surface.
Real Life Luck Box The artifact's name and icon are a reference to the Good Luck Box, a gift box filled with items and advice useful for a race or endurance event.
Real Life Achievements The Achievement "Terraform" is a reference to the process of "Terraforming", a forming of a planet to be similar to the earth.
Real Life Flash Loader The artifact's icon is based on a GIAC Flashloader Handheld Switcher.
Real Life Cold Pressed Juice The artifact is based on real life Cold-pressed juice, a type of juice that is extracted from fruit and vegetables using a hydraulic press.
Real Life Sugar Glass The artifact is based on real life Sugar Glass, a brittle transparent form of sugar that looks like glass.
Real Life Saigon Armor The name, icon, and flavor text "Saigon Restaurant, South Plainfield NJ" are a reference to a Vietnamese restaurant chain called Saigon; the "S" on the shield and the icon's color palette reference the signs that some of the restaurants use.
Real Life Speed Loader The artifact references a speedloader, a device used to store bullets in order to rapidly reload a revolver.
Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale Shop "Yayifications!" is a quote from Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale.
Reptiles Cold Blooded The artifact's name and flavor text "Reptilia" reference Reptiles, cold blooded animals of the Reptilia class
Revita Soul Gun The artifact is a reference to the gun used by the main character in the video game Revita.
Risk of Rain Hit Seeker The flavor text "Risk of pain." references the indie game Risk of Rain, in which a disposable missile launcher is an artifact that has a similar effect.
Risk of Rain 2 Transcendence The artifact's functionality, name, icon, and flavor text "Become 1 with everything." are a reference to an item in the Video Game Risk of Rain 2.
Roblox Hit Seeker The artifact's icon is based on a Heat Seeking Missile Launcher from Roblox.
Roleplaying Games/Final Fantasy VII Limit Break The spell references Limit Breaks, a last resort technique used in RPGs at the expense of a lot of resources; most iconically from the Final Fantasy series.
Saffron VGun The artifact's icon is a reference to Saffron's weapon, the Field Bracer.
Scarface Gunner (Boss) The line "Let me introduce you to my little friend." may be a reference to the movie "Scarface", where the character Tony Montana says the line before shooting a granade launcher.
Sonic Adventure Phase Plates The artifact's icon references E-101 Mark II from Sonic Adventure, and its ability to phase out of the way of projectiles.
Space Jam Jam Slam The spell's name and flavor text "C'mon and slam" are a reference to Space Jam alongside JamCannon.pngJam Cannon's flavor text "And welcome to the jam".
Spongebob Squarepants Medkit The flavor text, "I don't need it..." is a reference to the Spongebob Squarepants episode "Tea at the Treedome".
Star Wars Virtue The flavor text "Patience young padawan." references a quote from Yoda from the Star Wars movies.
Star Wars Blessing of Susano'o The flavor text "There's no better way to take out a hive of scum and villainy than a giant laser." is a reference to Star Wars: Episode IV, where Obi-Wan Kenobi says "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." when talking about the Mos Eisley spaceport.
StarCraft Stimpack The artifact's name and flavor text "Ahh, that's the stuff." are references to the Stimpack ability used by Terran Marines in the video game franchise StarCraft.
StarCraft: Brood war Cross Turret The spell's effect and the turret's design are loosely referencing the game StarCraft: Brood war; the turret design is similar to the design of the Gun Trap.
Steven Universe Mirror The artifact's icon is a reference to the mirror Lapis Lazuli was trapped in in Steven Universe.
Steven Universe Ruby The artifact's name and icon are based on Ruby from Steven Universe.
Strawberry Bon-Bons Candy Wrapper The artifact's icon references Strawberry Bon-Bons, a particular old-time type of candy.
Television Knifetrick "Don't try this at home." is a common warning shown on many reality TV shows to warn viewers not to attempt to recreate the stunts performed.
Terminator Voice Line Gunner (Boss) The line "I'll... be back." may be a reference to the "Terminator" franchise, where the the line is consistently used in many ocassions.
Texas Hold'em Saffron (Boss) Saffron's line "You're drawing dead." is a saying in Texas Hold'em Poker, where a player has absolutely no chance of winning a hand, no matter what card is dealt next.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Entrench The artwork of the spell is a reference to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, showing the Deku shield.
The World Ends With You Blue Blood The flavor text, "Blue blood burns bluetifully", is a reference to the "Blue Blood Burns Blue" pin in The World Ends With You.
Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Heart of the Cards The flavor text "It's free heal estate" mirrors that of Bulwark Fix.pngBulwark. They both reference the meme "It's free real estate", a line from Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Tinder Tinder The artifact's name, icon, and flavor text "Swipe right." all reference Tinder, a dating website.
Tropes Glass Cannon The artifact's name references the Glass Cannon trope, where something is very powerful damage-wise but is also very vulnerable to damage.
Unbreakable Glassify The name and flavor text may be a reference to M. Night's Shyamalan's Unbreakable movie and, to a less degree, the 2019 movie Glass, the third movie in the trilogy. In the movie, one of the character is named Mr. Glass, and a phrase similiar to the tooltip is said in the movie.
Undertale Serif Serif's character line, "Again? Your LoV is too high." is in reference to Undertale's "LOVE" stat.
Va-11 Hall-a Achievements The Achievement "White Knight" is a reference to the organization "White Knights" from VA-11 HALL-A.
Video Games Gunner Gunner's alternate kit name "Bullethell" is a direct reference to the video game genre of the same name. Bullet hell games tend to have the player die in one hit while also having a limited "bomb" resource.
videogamedunkey Achievements The Achievement "Not Even Close Baby" is a reference to some of videogamedunkey's videos where he would have his character barely survive an encounter.
Witch-Hunting Rage The flavor text, "Release that Witch!" references the events from the year 1450 to 1750; during that time Witch-hunts were common. Caught "Witches" were burned, similar to the effect of the spell.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Heart of the Cards Believing in the "Heart of the Cards" is a recurring theme in the Yu-Gi-Oh! television series, representing total faith in drawing the right card at the right moment.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Cynet The spell is a reference to the Cynet archetype in the Yu-gi-oh Card game; the debut of the cards was in the Link era, further referencing the spell's effect.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Swords of Light The spell's icon, effect and name reference the Yu-Gi-Oh card "Swords of Revealing Light".
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series Castle The flavor text "Did you just summon a bunch of turrets in one turn?" is a reference to the first episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series, a parody of Yu-Gi-Oh, in which Yami Yugi says "Wait a minute, did you just summon a bunch of monsters in one turn?"
Zubaz Baz's Whip The artifact is a reference to Zubaz, a rejected Street Fighter II character concept that would have fought with a whip. Later he would be popularized by the YouTubers Super Best Friends and included in many games afterwards as The Baz with lightning powers thanks to Kickstarter donations from the group.
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