Where once the interruption of a fingersnap or firehand might have put a cheerful spring in his step

Mefun

Senior Member
Vietnamese
Already a renowned duelist and scholar of the grander world of sorcery, it had never occurred to Rubick that he might perhaps be Magus material until he was in the midst of his seventh assassination attempt. As he casually tossed the twelfth of a string of would-be killers from a high balcony, it dawned on him how utterly unimaginative the attempts on his life had become. Where once the interruption of a fingersnap or firehand might have put a cheerful spring in his step, it had all become so very predictable. - Dota 2 Lore, Valve.

Can someone explain the bold sentence for me, please? Thank you guys alot.
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It seems that fingersnap and firehand both refer to types of magic spell that would be used in an attempt to kill him. In the past he found it exciting to thwart such attempts on his life, but now he just finds them boring and predictable. He wants a greater challenge.
     
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