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SPELLCRAFT (INT; TRAINED ONLY)

Use this skill to identify spells as they are cast or spells already in place.

Spellcraft DC

Task

13

When using read magic, identify a glyph of warding. No action required.

15 + spell level

Identify a spell being cast. (You must see or hear the spellís verbal or somatic components.) No action required. No retry.

15 + spell level

Learn a spell from a spellbook or scroll (wizard only). No retry for that spell until you gain at least 1 rank in Spellcraft (even if you find another source to try to learn the spell from). Requires 8 hours.

15 + spell level

Prepare a spell from a borrowed spellbook (wizard only). One try per day. No extra time required.

15 + spell level

When casting detect magic, determine the school of magic involved in the aura of a single item or creature you can see. (If the aura is not a spell effect, the DC is 15 + one-half caster level.) No action required.

19

When using read magic, identify a symbol. No action required.

20 + spell level

Identify a spell thatís already in place and in effect. You must be able to see or detect the effects of the spell. No action required. No retry.

20 + spell level

Identify materials created or shaped by magic, such as noting that an iron wall is the result of a wall of iron spell. No action required. No retry.

20 + spell level

Decipher a written spell (such as a scroll) without using read magic. One try per day. Requires a full-round action.

25 + spell level

After rolling a saving throw against a spell targeted on you, determine what that spell was. No action required. No retry.

25

Identify a potion. Requires 1 minute. No retry.

20

Draw a diagram to allow dimensional anchor to be cast on a magic circle spell. Requires 10 minutes. No retry. This check is made secretly so you do not know the result.

30 or higher

Understand a strange or unique magical effect, such as the effects of a magic stream. Time required varies. No retry.

Check: You can identify spells and magic effects. The DCs for Spellcraft checks relating to various tasks are summarized on the table above.

Action: Varies, as noted above.

Try Again: See above.

Special: If you are a specialist wizard, you get a +2 bonus on Spellcraft checks when dealing with a spell or effect from your specialty school. You take a Ė5 penalty when dealing with a spell or effect from a prohibited school (and some tasks, such as learning a prohibited spell, are just impossible).

If you have the Magical Aptitude feat, you get a +2 bonus on Spellcraft checks.

Synergy: If you have 5 or more ranks in Knowledge (arcana), you get a +2 bonus on Spellcraft checks.

If you have 5 or more ranks in Use Magic Device, you get a +2 bonus on Spellcraft checks to decipher spells on scrolls.

If you have 5 or more ranks in Spellcraft, you get a +2 bonus on Use Magic Device checks related to scrolls.

Additionally, certain spells allow you to gain information about magic, provided that you make a successful Spellcraft check as detailed in the spell description.


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