Some creatures are actually sorcerers of a sort. They cast arcane spells
as sorcerers do, using components when required. In fact, an individual creature could have some spell-like abilities
and also cast other spells as a sorcerer
These abilities cannot be disrupted in combat, as spells can, and they generally do not provoke attacks of opportunity
. Effects or areas that negate or disrupt magic have no effect on extraordinary abilities
. They are not subject to dispelling, and they function normally in an antimagic field.
Indeed, extraordinary abilities
do not qualify as magical, though they may break the laws of physics.
This category includes abilities a creature has because of its physical nature. Natural abilities
are those not otherwise designated as extraordinary, supernatural, or spell-like.