using gorgon's stareFirst and foremost, gorgons stare is used to kill flying creatures with ease. This is an especially effective way to deal with the troublesome creatures dragon and griffin, both of who fall to the ground and smash when turned to stone while airborne.
Secondly, Gorgon Stare can be used to stop time. If you Gorgon Stare an enemy wizard, you will have more opportinity to strike them with an offensive weapon such as fireball, dragon's breath, lightning, meteor shower or fire elemental, or even more creative attacks such as a totem of guarding or gooey blob, while the wizard is helpless.
Thirdly, a creature turned to stone only takes a singularly heavy blow to be blown apart. A storm giant's projected rock, or a troll's hammer, delivers the intense impact required to dispatch an enemy unit in a single blow,
Finally, a creature turned to stone will be unaffected by a tornado! Where this looks most impressive is turning your wizard to stone in the midst of a fight, (left click the gorgon stare spell, then right click your wizard portait to cast it easily), then cast a wind elemental. All the creature around you will be sucked up into the air, leaving just your wizard firmly in place!