Controls in The Elementalist attempt at working out of the box but can be adjusted to your preference in the Keyboard Bindings and Controller Bindings menus.
A gamepad is recommended, however keyboard and mouse work great and pretty much any other controller should be possible with a bit of configuration. In fact it should technically work to use more than one controller if desired.
Main Menu/Exit: Pause/Unpause the game and open the main menu
Esc on keybard, or Start on Xbox-like gamepads
Moving the wizard: Pretty much self explanatory
W,A,S,D on keyboard or the Left Stick on a gamepad.
Cast Offensive Spell: Fireballs, Iceballs, Lightning, etc!
Shift on keybard, Left mouse button, or Right Trigger on Xbox-like gamepads
Cast Defensive Spell: Bonfires, Waves, Stalagmites, etc!
Ctrl on keyboard, Right mouse button, or Left Trigger on Xbox-like gamepads
Action/Grab: You can interact with some props and NPCs by using the “Action/Grab” button. You can also “grab” ahold of props and (if you are strong enough) move them.
C on keyboard, Left Bumper on Xbox-like gamepads
Use Item: Drink a potion, throw a rock, or set a trap depending on your selected item
F on keyboard, Middle Mouse Button, or Right Bumper on Xbox-like gamepads
Next Item: Select the next item from your equipped items
E on keyboard, Mouse Wheel Down, Right Stick right on dual-stick gamepads
Previous Item: Select the previous item from your equipped items
Q on keyboard, Mouse Wheel Up, Right Stick left on dual-stick gamepads
Show Map: Toggle the Map display, helpful for quickly knowing where you are
V on keyboard, d-pad down on dual-stick gamepads
Show Inventory: Toggle the Inventory display to select your equipped items or gear, use an item directly, or check out your wand gems
R on keyboard, d-pad up on dual-stick gamepads
Toggle Walk: Slow your roll for a few if you hate running everywhere
C on keyboard