Children of the Divine Order
Battle magic deals with combat above melee level and less than a full military engagement. It is often called ‘tactical’ magic.
Battle magic is not really suited to overcoming obstacles directly.
Create an Advantage
Battle magic creates advantages, usually on a tactical scale. Most commonly their enemies receive ‘the odds are against you’ and they receive ‘the odds on on your side’, it is the most basic tool in the battle magic arsenal. It can create other advantages as well, manipulating the ‘battlefield’ is the purview of this form of magic.
Battle magic is not suited to direct attack.
Battle magic is not suited to direct defense.