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    Spellcaster

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    Any practitioner of magic (wizard, sorcerer, mage, necromancer, etc.) who casts spells. Even unlearned scholars can throw a mean magic missile every now and then.

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    Types of spellcaster

    Depending on their area of expertise, spellcasters are often referred to by many different names and have various powers. Commonly, spellcasters with no area of expertise are called 'generalists', wizards / magi or sorcerers.
     

    Traditional magic specialists

     
    TitleSchool of expertise
    Abilities
      Abjurer  Abjuration Magical shielding, dispelling other spells, spells that protect against the elements.
     Conjurer / summoner
      Conjuration Summoning creatures of various types, creation of objects, teleportation
      Illusionist  Illusion Invisibility, creating illusionary objects and creatures, false sensual perceptions
      Diviner  Divination Scrying a location remotely, foretelling the future, acquiring information about a person or object
      Enchanter  Enchantment Charm enemies to turn them friendly, magical sleep, mind manipulation that confuses the target
      Transmuter  Transmutation / alteration
      Buff spells, altering the properties and size of materials/objects, transformation spells
      Evoker / Invoker
      Evocation / invocation
     Manipulation elemental energy, common offensive spells like fireball, chain lightning, cone of cold etc.
      Necromancer  Necromancy Raising the dead as zombies/ skeletons, syphoning life energy from another creature to himself, talking with the dead
     
    Some settings simply have black mages and white mages, reflecting a tighter classification of magic in general.
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