Index of Glossary by Type - Magic

Name Type Text
Abjuration Magic Abjurations are protective spells. They create physical or magical barriers, negate magical or physical abilities, harm trespassers, or even banish the subject of the spell to another plane of existence. If one abjuration spell is active within 10 feet of another for 24 hours or more, the magical fields interfere with each other and create barely visible energy fluctuations. The DC to find such spells with the Search skill drops by 4. If an abjuration creates a barrier that keeps certain types of creatures at bay, that barrier cannot be used to push away those creatures. If you force the barrier against such a creature, you feel a discernible pressure against the barrier. If you continue to apply pressure, you end the spell.
Calling Magic A calling spell transports a creature from another plane to the plane you are on. The spell grants the creature the one-time ability to return to its plane of origin, although the spell may limit the circumstances under which this is possible. Creatures who are called actually die when they are killed; they do not disappear and reform, as do those brought by a summoning spell (see below). The duration of a calling spell is instantaneous, which means that the called creature can't be dispelled.
Caster Level Magic A spell's power often depends on its caster level, which for most spellcasting characters is equal to your class level in the class you're using to cast the spell. You can cast a spell at a lower caster level than normal, but the caster level you choose must be high enough for you to cast the spell in question, and all level-dependent features must be based on the same caster level. In the event that a class feature, domain granted power, or other special ability provides an adjustment to your caster level, that adjustment applies not only to effects based on caster level (such as range, duration, and damage dealt) but also to your caster level check to overcome your target's spell resistance and to the caster level used in dispel checks (both the dispel check and the DC of the check).
Casting Time Magic Most spells have a casting time of 1 standard action. Others take 1 round or more, while a few require only a free action. A spell that takes 1 round to cast is a full-round action. It comes into effect just before the beginning of your turn in the round after you began casting the spell. You then act normally after the spell is completed. A spell that takes 1 minute to cast comes into effect just before your turn 1 minute later (and for each of those 10 rounds, you are casting a spell as a full-round action, just as noted above for 1- round casting times). These actions must be consecutive and uninterrupted, or the spell automatically fails. When you begin a spell that takes 1 round or longer to cast, you must continue the concentration from the current round to just before your turn in the next round (at least). If you lose concentration before the casting is complete, you lose the spell. A spell with a casting time of 1 free action doesn't count against your normal limit of one spell per round. However, you may cast such a spell only once per round. Casting a spell with a casting time of 1 free action doesn't provoke attacks of opportunity. You make all pertinent decisions about a spell (range, target, area, effect, version, and so forth) when the spell comes into effect.
Charm Magic A charm spell changes how the subject views you, typically making it see you as a good friend.
Close Range Magic The spell reaches as far as 25 feet away from you. The maximum range increases by 5 feet for every two full caster levels.
Components Magic A spell's components are what you must do or possess to cast it. The Components entry in a spell description includes abbreviations that tell you what type of components it has. Specifics for material, focus, and XP components are given at the end of the descriptive text. Usually you don't worry about components, but when you can't use a component for some reason or when a material or focus component is expensive, then the components are important.
Compulsion Magic A compulsion spell forces the subject to act in some manner or changes the way her mind works. Some compulsion spells determine the subject's actions or the effects on the subject, some compulsion spells allow you to determine the subject's actions when you cast the spell, and others give you ongoing control over the subject.
Conjuration Magic Each conjuration spell belongs to one of five subschools. Conjurations bring manifestations of objects, creatures, or some form of energy to you (the summoning subschool), actually transport creatures from another plane of existence to your plane (calling), heal (healing), transport creatures or objects over great distances (teleportation), or create objects or effects on the spot (creation). Creatures you conjure usually, but not always, obey your commands. A creature or object brought into being or transported to your location by a conjuration spell cannot appear inside another creature or object, nor can it appear floating in an empty space. It must arrive in an open location on a surface capable of supporting it. The creature or object must appear within the spell's range, but it does not have to remain within the range.
Conjure Ice Beast List Magic

The list of monsters that Conjure Ice Beast spells can summon. All the creatures on the table are neutral and have the Ice Beast template.

1) May be summoned only into an aquatic or watery environment.

Creation Magic A creation spell manipulates matter to create an object or creature in the place the spellcaster designates (subject to the limits noted above). If the spell has a duration other than instantaneous, magic holds the creation together, and when the spell ends, the conjured creature or object vanishes without a trace. If the spell has an instantaneous duration, the created object or creature is merely assembled through magic. It lasts indefinitely and does not depend on magic for its existence.
Divination Magic Divination spells enable you to learn secrets long forgotten, to predict the future, to find hidden things, and to foil deceptive spells. Many divination spells have cone-shaped areas. These move with you and extend in the direction you look. The cone defines the area that you can sweep each round. If you study the same area for multiple rounds, you can often gain additional information, as noted in the descriptive text for the spell.
Divine Focus (DF) Magic A divine focus component is an item of spiritual significance. The divine focus for a cleric or a paladin is a holy symbol appropriate to the character's faith. If the Components line includes F/DF or M/DF, the arcane version of the spell has a focus component or a material component (the abbreviation before the slash) and the divine version has a divine focus component (the abbreviation after the slash).
Enchantment Magic Enchantment spells affect the minds of others, influencing or controlling their behavior. All enchantments are mind-affecting spells. Two types of enchantment spells grant you influence over a subject creature.
Evocation Magic Evocation spells manipulate energy or tap an unseen source of power to produce a desired end. In effect, they create something out of nothing. Many of these spells produce spectacular effects, and evocation spells can deal large amounts of damage.
Figment Magic A figment spell creates a false sensation. Those who perceive the figment perceive the same thing, not their own slightly different versions of the figment. (It is not a personalized mental impression.) Figments cannot make something seem to be something else. A figment that includes audible effects cannot duplicate intelligible speech unless the spell description specifically says it can. If intelligible speech is possible, it must be in a language you can speak. If you try to duplicate a language you cannot speak, the image produces gibberish. Likewise, you cannot make a visual copy of something unless you know what it looks like. Because figments and glamers (see below) are unreal, they cannot produce real effects the way that other types of illusions can. They cannot cause damage to objects or creatures, support weight, provide nutrition, or provide protection from the elements. Consequently, these spells are useful for confounding or delaying foes, but useless for attacking them directly. A figment's AC is equal to 10 + its size modifier.
Focus (F) Magic A focus component is a prop of some sort. Unlike a material component, a focus is not consumed when the spell is cast and can be reused. As with material components, the cost for a focus is negligible unless a price is given. Assume that focus components of negligible cost are in your spell component pouch.
Glamer Magic A glamer spell changes a subject's sensory qualities, making it look, feel, taste, smell, or sound like something else, or even seem to disappear.
Healing Magic Certain divine conjurations heal creatures or even bring them back to life.
Illusion Magic Illusion spells deceive the senses or minds of others. They cause people to see things that are not there, not see things that are there, hear phantom noises, or remember things that never happened.
Long Range Magic The spell reaches as far as 400 feet + 40 feet per caster level.
Material (M) Magic A material component is one or more physical substances or objects that are annihilated by the spell energies in the casting process. Unless a cost is given for a material component, the cost is negligible. Don't bother to keep track of material components with negligible cost. Assume you have all you need as long as you have your spell component pouch.
Medium Range Magic The spell reaches as far as 100 feet + 10 feet per caster level.
Necromancy Magic Necromancy spells manipulate the power of death, unlife, and the life force. Spells involving undead creatures make up a large part of this school.
Pattern Magic Like a figment, a pattern spell creates an image that others can see, but a pattern also affects the minds of those who see it or are caught in it. All patterns are mind-affecting spells.
Personal Magic The spell affects only you.
Phantasm Magic A phantasm spell creates a mental image that usually only the caster and the subject (or subjects) of the spell can perceive. This impression is totally in the minds of the subjects. It is a personalized mental impression. (It's all in their heads and not a fake picture or something that they actually see.) Third parties viewing or studying the scene don't notice the phantasm. All phantasms are mind-affecting spells.
Range Magic A spell's range indicates how far from you it can reach, as defined in the Range entry of the spell description. A spell's range is the maximum distance from you that the spell's effect can occur, as well as the maximum distance at which you can designate the spell's point of origin. If any portion of the spell's area would extend beyond this range, that area is wasted. Standard ranges include the following.
Saving Throws And Illusions (disbelief) Magic Creatures encountering an illusion usually do not receive saving throws to recognize it as illusory until they study it carefully or interact with it in some fashion. A successful saving throw against an illusion reveals it to be false, but a figment or phantasm remains as a translucent outline. A failed saving throw indicates that a character fails to notice something is amiss. A character faced with proof that an illusion isn't real needs no saving throw. If any viewer successfully disbelieves an illusion and communicates this fact to others, each such viewer gains a saving throw with a +4 bonus.
Scrying Magic A scrying spell creates an invisible magical sensor that sends you information. Unless noted otherwise, the sensor has the same powers of sensory acuity that you possess. This level of acuity includes any spells or effects that target you, but not spells or effects that emanate from you. However, the sensor is treated as a separate, independent sensory organ of yours, and thus it functions normally even if you have been blinded, deafened, or otherwise suffered sensory impairment. Any creature with an Intelligence score of 12 or higher can notice the sensor by making a DC 20 Intelligence check. The sensor can be dispelled as if it were an active spell. Lead sheeting or magical protection blocks a scrying spell, and you sense that the spell is so blocked.
Shadow Magic A shadow spell creates something that is partially real from extradimensional energy. Such illusions can have real effects. Damage dealt by a shadow illusion is real.
Somatic (S) Magic A somatic component is a measured and precise movement of the hand. You must have at least one hand free to provide a somatic component.
Spell Failure Magic If you ever try to cast a spell in conditions where the characteristics of the spell cannot be made to conform, the casting fails and the spell is wasted. Spells also fail if your concentration is broken and might fail if you're wearing armor while casting a spell with somatic components.
Summon Monster List Magic

Combined summon monster list:

1-st level list
Summon Monster Alignment
Celestial dog LG
Celestial owl LG
Celestial giant fire beetle NG
Celestial porpoise 1 NG
Celestial badger CG
Celestial monkey CG
Fiendish dire rat LE
Fiendish raven LE
Fiendish Medium monstrous centipede NE
Fiendish Small monstrous scorpion NE
Fiendish hawk CE
Fiendish small monstrous spider CE
Fiendish octopus 1 CE
Fiendish small viper snake CE
2-nd level list
Summon Monster Alignment
Celestial giant bee LG
Celestial giant bombardier beetle NG
Celestial riding dog NG
Celestial eagle CG
Lemure (devil) LE
Fiendish squid 1 LE
Fiendish wolf LE
Fiendish Large monstrous centipede NE
Fiendish Medium monstrous scorpion NE
Fiendish Medium shark 1 NE
Fiendish Medium monstrous spider CE
Fiendish Medium viper snake CE
3-rd level list
Summon Monster Alignment
Celestial black bear LG
Celestial bison NG
Celestial dire badger CG
Celestial hippogriff CG
Small Air Elemental N
Small Earth Elemental N
Small Fire Elemental N
Small Water Elemental N
Fiendish ape LE
Fiendish dire weasel LE
Hellhound LE
Fiendish constrictor snake LE
Fiendish boar NE
Fiendish dire bat NE
Fiendish Huge monstrous centipede NE
Fiendish crocodile CE
Dretch (demon) CE
Fiendish Large viper snake CE
Fiendish wolverine CE
4-th level list
Summon Monster Alignment
Lantern Archon LG
Celestial giant owl LG
Celestial giant eagle CG
Celestial lion CG
Air Mephit N
Earth Mephit N
Fire Mephit N
Water Mephit N
Mephit (any) N
Fiendish dire wolf LE
Fiendish giant wasp LE
Fiendish giant praying mantis NE
Fiendish Large shark 1 NE
Yeth hound NE
Fiendish Large monstrous spider CE
Fiendish Huge viper snake CE
Howler CE
5-th level list
Summon Monster Alignment
Hound Archon LG
Celestial brown bear LG
Celestial giant stag beetle NG
Celestial sea cat 1 NG
Celestial griffon CG
Medium Elemental (any) N
Medium Air Elemental N
Medium Earth Elemental N
Medium Fire Elemental N
Medium Water Elemental N
Achaierai LE
Bearded Devil LE
Fiendish deinonychus LE
Fiendish dire ape LE
Fiendish dire boar NE
Fiendish Huge shark NE
Fiendish Large monstrous scorpion NE
Shadow mastiff NE
Fiendish dire wolverine CE
Fiendish giant crocodile CE
Fiendish tiger CE
6-th level list
Summon Monster Alignment
Celestial polar bear LG
Celestial orca whale 1 NG
Bralani (eladrin) CG
Celestial dire lion CG
Large Elemental (any) N
Large Air Elemental N
Large Earth Elemental N
Large Fire Elemental N
Large Water Elemental N
Janni (genie) N
Chaos beast CN
Chain Devil LE
Xill LE
Fiendish Gargantuan monstrous centipede NE
Fiendish rhinoceros NE
Fiendish elasmosaurus 1 CE
Fiendish Huge monstrous spider CE
Fiendish giant constrictor snake CE
7-th level list
Summon Monster Alignment
Celestial elephant LG
Guardinal Avoral NG
Celestial baleen whale (1) NG
Djinni (genie) CG
Huge Elemental (any) N
Huge Air Elemental N
Huge Earth Elemental N
Huge Fire Elemental N
Huge Water Elemental N
Invisible stalker N
Bone Devil LE
Fiendish megaraptor LE
Fiendish Huge monstrous scorpion NE
Babau (demon) CE
Fiendish giant octopus 1 CE
Fiendish girallon CE
8-th level list
Summon Monster Alignment
Celestial dire bear LG
Celestial cachalot whale 1 NG
Celestial triceratops NG
Lillend CG
Greater Elemental (any) N
Greater Air Elemental N
Greater Earth Elemental N
Greater Fire Elemental N
Greater Water Elemental N
Fiendish giant squid 1 LE
Hellcat LE
Fiendish Colossal monstrous centipede NE
Fiendish dire tiger CE
Fiendish Gargantuan monstrous spider CE
Fiendish tyrannosaurus CE
Vrock (demon) CE
9-th level list
Summon Monster Alignment
Couatl LG
Leonal (guardinal) NG
Celestial roc CG
Elder Elemental (any) N
Elder Air Elemental N
Elder Earth Elemental (any) N
Elder Fire Elemental (any) N
Elder Water Elemental (any) N
Barbed Devil LE
Fiendish dire shark 1 NE
Fiendish Gargantuan monstrous scorpion NE
Night hag NE
Bebilith (demon) CE
Fiendish Colossal monstrous spider CE
Hezrou (demon) CE

1) May be summoned only into an aquatic or watery environment.

Summon Nature's Ally List Magic

The list of monsters that Summon Natures's Ally spells can summon. All the creatures on the table are neutral unless otherwise noted.

1) May be summoned only into an aquatic or watery environment.

2) Can't cast irresistible dance.

3) Can cast irresistible dance

Summoning Magic A summoning spell instantly brings a creature or object to a place you designate. When the spell ends or is dispelled, a summoned creature is instantly sent back to where it came from, but a summoned object is not sent back unless the spell description specifically indicates this. A summoned creature also goes away if it is killed or if its hit points drop to 0 or lower. It is not really dead. It takes 24 hours for the creature to reform, during which time it can't be summoned again. When the spell that summoned a creature ends and the creature disappears, all the spells it has cast expire. A summoned creature cannot use any innate summoning abilities it may have, and it refuses to cast any spells that would cost it XP, or to use any spell-like abilities that would cost XP if they were spells.
Teleportation Magic A teleportation spell transports one or more creatures or objects a great distance. The most powerful of these spells can cross planar boundaries. Unlike summoning spells, the transportation is (unless otherwise noted) one-way and not dispellable. Teleportation is instantaneous travel through the Astral Plane. Anything that blocks astral travel also blocks teleportation.
Touch Magic You must touch a creature or object to affect it. A touch spell that deals damage can score a critical hit just as a weapon can. A touch spell threatens a critical hit on a natural roll of 20 and deals double damage on a successful critical hit. Some touch spells allow you to touch multiple targets. You can touch as many willing targets as you can reach as part of the casting, but all targets of the spell must be touched in the same round that you finish casting the spell.
Transmutation Magic Transmutation spells change the properties of some creature, thing, or condition.
Unlimited Range Magic The spell reaches anywhere on the same plane of existence.
Verbal (V) Magic A verbal component is a spoken incantation. To provide a verbal component, you must be able to speak in a strong voice. A silence spell or a gag spoils the incantation (and thus the spell). A spellcaster who has been deafened has a 20% chance to spoil any spell with a verbal component that he or she tries to cast.
XP Cost (XP) Magic Some powerful spells entail an experience point cost to you. No spell can restore the XP lost in this manner. You cannot spend so much XP that you lose a level, so you cannot cast the spell unless you have enough XP to spare. However, you may, on gaining enough XP to attain a new level, use those XP for casting a spell rather than keeping them and advancing a level. The XP are treated just like a material component—expended when you cast the spell, whether or not the casting succeeds.