Arcane Sight

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NameArcane Sight
SchoolDivination
LevelBeguiler 3, HB 3, Hoard 3, Sor/Wiz 3
ComponentsV, S
Casting Time1 standard action
Recharge Time30 minutes
RangePersonal
TargetYou
Duration1 min./level (D)
VersionSRD
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 201, Tome and Blood on page 85
Short Description

Magical auras become visible to you.

Medium Description

See arcane/divine auras plus max strength to 120' w/o concentration. DC 15+spell level Spellcraft to determine school for spells, 15 + 1/2 CL for nonspell effects.

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This spell makes your eyes glow blue and allows you to see magical auras within 120 feet of you. The effect is similar to that of a detect magic spell, but arcane sight does not require concentration and discerns aura location and power more quickly.

You know the location and power of all magical auras within your sight. An aura's power depends on a spell's functioning level or an item's caster level, as noted in the description of the detect magic spell. If the items or creatures bearing the auras are in line of sight, you can make Spellcraft skill checks to determine the school of magic involved in each. (Make one check per aura; DC 15 + spell level, or 15 + one-half caster level for a nonspell effect.)

If you concentrate on a specific creature within 120 feet of you as a standard action, you can determine whether it has any spellcasting or spell-like abilities, whether these are arcane or divine (spell-like abilities register as arcane), and the strength of the most powerful spell or spell-like ability the creature currently has available for use.

Arcane sight can be made permanent with a permanency spell.

Source Copyright: System Reference Document Copyright 2000-2003, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, James Wyatt, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

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