A spell is a one-time magical effect
. Magic is used by individuals with magical power, which include spellcasters and creatures with spells and spell-like abilities. Spells can be arcane or divine.
involve direct manipulation of mystic energies. These manipulations require long study, and tend to produce dramatic results.
draw power from an unworldly source, be it from within the caster's own beliefs or some greater entity of power. Divine spellcasting requires meditation and provides more utilitarian effects, including the ability to heal the wounded. Some spells may be cast by both arcane and divine caster, functioning as arcane spells
when cast by arcane casters and divine spells
when cast by divine casters.
Most spells require the caster to speak some utterance, make complex gestures, or sometimes expend an object or a small quantity of some substance. The spellcaster's activity is visible to others, and the effects often are too, but the magic itself is not.
Each spellcasting advanced class
learns and casts spells differently. See the class description for more details.
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