Whirling blade is a relatively powerful spell learned by some swordmages early in their training. When a swordmage casts whirling blade he or she first throws a melee weapon of their choice at a target within twenty-five, using the power of the spell to keep the weapon aloft in the air, striking the creature with deadly force. If they miss the first target, a swordmage may spend their weapon twirling towards another creature within ten feet of the first. This process can be repeated another two times and it is only upon striking true or missing a fourth target that the weapon ultimately returns to its wielder. The spell, due to its power, requires a vast amount of energy on the swordmage's part, meaning that it can only be cast once per day.