Detect Magical Aura


Level: Divine 0, Arcane 0

Components: V, S

Casting Time: Attack action

Range: 60 ft.

Area: Quarter-circle emanating from you to the extreme of the range

Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute/level (D)

Saving Throw: None

Spell Resistance: No


The caster can detect magical auras. The amount of information revealed depends on how long the caster studies a particular area or subject.

1st Round: Presence or absence of magical auras.

2nd Round: Number of different magical auras and the strength of the strongest aura.

3rd Round: The strength and location of each aura. Magical areas, multiple types of magic, or strong local magical emanations may confuse or conceal weaker auras.

Aura Strength: An aura's magical power and strength depend on a spell's functioning spell level or an item's caster level.

Functioning Spell LevelItem Caster LevelAura Power
0-level or lingering auraLingering auraDim


If an aura falls into more than one category, detect magical aura indicates the stronger of the two.

Length Aura Lingers: How long a magical aura lingers after the source has vacated the location depends on the aura's original strength.

Original StrengthDuration
Faint1d6 minutes
Moderate1d6 x 10 minutes
Strong1d6 hours
Overwhelming1d6 days


Each round, the caster can turn to detect things in a new area.

The spell can penetrate barriers, but 1 foot of stone, 1 inch of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 3 feet of wood or dirt blocks it.



Level: Arcane 0

Components: V, S

Casting Time: Attack action

Range: 10 ft.

Area: See text

Effect: See text

Target: See text

Duration: 1 hour

Saving Throw: See text

Spell Resistance: No


Once cast, the prestidigitation spell enables the caster to perform simple magical effects for 1 hour. The effects are minor and have severe limitations. Prestidigitations can slowly lift 1 pound of material. They can color, clean, or soil items in a 1-foot cube each round. They can chill, warm, or flavor 1 pound of nonliving material. They cannot deal damage or affect the concentration of spellcasters. Prestidigitation can create small objects, but they look crude and artificial. The materials created by a prestidigitation spell are extremely fragile, and they cannot be used as tools, weapons, or spell components. Finally, a prestidigitation spell lacks the power to duplicate any other spell effects. Any actual change to an object (beyond just moving, cleaning, or soiling it) persists only 1 hour.

Read Magic


Level: Divine 0, Arcane 0

Components: V, S, F

Casting Time: Attack action

Range: Personal

Target: You

Duration: 10 minutes/level

Saving Throw: None

Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)


This spell allows the caster to read magical inscriptions on objects that would otherwise be unintelligible. This deciphering does not invoke the magic contained in the writing. Furthermore, once the spell is cast and the caster has read the magical inscription, he or she is thereafter able to read that particular writing without recourse to the use of read magic. The caster can read at the rate of one page (250 words) per minute.


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