Twice, in the series, a spell is mentioned that can convert living mass into energy. "Waise neiat" or "be not". The first mention was Thuviel on Vroengard during the fall of the riders and the second...well, for those who haven't finished the cycle I wont elaborate. What i'm struggling to get my head around is why more casters don't simply inflict this magic upon the opposing force more often. If one can detonate his own body into a living nuke then why not a foe?
I hope i'm missing something obvious and someone can set me straight or this has completely undermind all the fundmental logics of the book. Prove me wrong. I beg.