Spells, Prime (2nd Edition)

From Codex of Darkness
Name Second Required Arcana Practice Primary Factor Withstand Suggested Rote Skills Description Source
Prime 1, Initiate
Dispel Magic - Compelling Potency Arcanum rating of the subject spell’s caster Athletics, Intimidation, Occult Temporarily suppress or destroy an active spell
Add Fate 1: Selectively suppress spell
+2 Reach: Make the effect Lasting
MtAw2 p 165
Nimbus Tuning - Knowing Potency - Empathy, Investigation, Occult The mage can tune in more attentively to any Signature Nimbus he scrutinizes with Focused Mage sight. For Each potency learn one of the following: Gnosis, Wisdom, Virtue/Vice, An Act of Hubris resulting from cast magic, An Obsession related to the remaining Magic, Whether the Magic resulted in Paradox SoS 94
Pierce Deception - Unveiling Duration - Investigation, Medicine, Occult See through falsehoods magical and mundane
+1 Reach: Get a sense of the actual truth
MtAw2 p 165
Sacred Geometry - Unveiling Duration - Academics, Occult, Survival Reveal ley lines and nodes
+1 Reach: Reveal Hallows
Add Death 1 or Spirit 1: See Avernian Gates or Loci as well.
MtAw2 p 166
Scribe Grimoire - Compelling Potency Total Arcanum dots of all Arcana used in the spell being scribed Crafts, Expression, Occult Create a Grimoire full of Rotes or transcribe it from one medium to another
+1 Reach: Make the Grimoire Lasting
Add Forces ●●: Transcribe the grimoire without needed equipment.
MtAw2 p 166, SoS p83
Shared Mage Sight - Unveiling Duration Resolve Expression, Investigation, Occult *Cost 1+ Mana per Arcanum per subject* Share your Mage sight with another Mage
Prime ●●●●: Can be used on a Sleepwalker under the effects of Apocalypse
Other Arcanum ●: *1 Mana per Arcanum* May add or substitute Prime for another Arcanum
SoS 28
Supernal Signature - Compelling Potency - Expression, Intimidation, Politics The Mage flares her Immediate Nimbus to imprint her signature on a subject, The signature reflects her Shadow Name and lasts for the Duration of the spell. Anyone who Studies the nimbus under focused mage sight can not only sense the details of the Nimbus but the Casters Supernal Identity. This moves the Caster one impression level up the Social Maneuvering unless the viewer succeeds a Resolve + Composure - Potency roll SoS 93
Supernal Vision - Unveiling Potency - Empathy, Occult, Survival Perceive the Supernal properties of a subject
+1 Reach: Perceive the non-Supernal magical properties of a subject
MtAw2 p 166
Word of Command - Compelling Potency - Craft, Occult, Persuasion Bypass triggers to activate magical effects
Add Any Other Arcanum 1: Add another Arcanum to activate magical effects and objects created by other sources of power
MtAw2 p 166
Prime 2, Apprentice
As Above, So Below - Ruling Duration - Academics, Occult, Politics Empower Yantras with 9-Again on spellcasting rolls
+1 Reach: Make it 8-again
MtAw2 p 166
Cloak Nimbus - Veiling Duration - Politics, Stealth, Subterfuge Veil Nimbus and emotional state of auras. Attempts to see are subject to a Clash of Wills. Immediate Nimbus does not flare unless the caster chooses to. Signature Nimbus viewed by Mage Sight provokes Clash of Wills. Flaring or imprinting your Nimbus will immediately end this spell
+1 Reach: Make your Nimbus appear lesser. For every Reach you may lower any of Gnosis, Mana or Arcanum to a desired lower false Trait value
MtAw2 p 167
Fractured Grimoire - Ruling Potency - Crafts, Investigation, Occult *Costs 1 Mana* The mage copies one whole grimoire into two or more disparate parts that individually mean nothing. Only someone with all parts may use the rotes within the Grimoire
+1 Reach: The mage may fracture the Grimoire into as many pieces as she wants.
SoS 84
Invisible Runes - Ruling Duration - Expression, Intimidation, Persuasion Leave message in High Speech only visible to Mage Sight. Alteration or overwriting of these messages provokes a Clash of Wills MtAw2 p 167
Light Under a Bushel - Shielding Potency - Empathy, Investigation, Subterfuge Adds Mages Potency to the number of rolls before Mages Nimbus leaks into a mystery SoS 28
Nimbus Forgery - Veiling Duration - Expression, Larceny, Subterfuge Once a Mage has scrutinized an Immediate or Signature Nimbus with Focused mage sight she may cast this spell to disguise her own Nimbus as the Scrutinized one. If its the Immediate Nimbus it copies the Tilts of the Forged one instead of her own, if Signature nimbus any spell left behind holds the Forged one instead of her own until this spells duration ends. Any attempt to pierce the deception results with a Clash of Wills
+1 Reach: The Mage Forges all three types of nimbus with one casting even if she's only scrutinized one.
SoS 94
Path to Jerusalem - Veiling Potency Opacity Expression, Larceny, Subterfuge Add Spell's Potency to the Opacity of the Subject Mystery
+1 Reach: Every Reach spent allows mage to plant 1 falsehood of Surface or Deep information. Recognizing this is a Clash of Wills when focused on with Focused Mage Sight.
SoS 28
Supernal Veil - Veiling Duration - Occult, Subterfuge, Survival Veil supernatural phenomenon including spells. Peripheral Mage Sight will fail to detect, active attempts cause a Clash of Wills MtAw2 p 168
Sustain Nimbus Time • Ruling Duration - Expression, Investigation, Survival The mage casts this on a Signature Nimbus she's studied under Focused Mage Sight. Rather than fading like normal the Nimbus persists for the Duration of the spell, Once the Duration expires it fades at its usual rate
+2 Reach: Duration is Lasting
SoS 93
Wards and Signs - Shielding Duration - Intimidation, Occult, Survival When subject is target of a spell apply Potency as Withstand rating. Spells used near but not directly at the target are not Withstood by this spell MtAw2 p 168
Words of Truth - Ruling Potency - Expression, Intimidation, Persuasion All subjects of the spell can hear and understand the caster regardless of distance, noise or language barriers. Subjects feel what the mage says is true, but this effect only works on statements the mage knows are true. May remove one Door or improve impression level by one per Potency MtAw2 p 168
Prime 3, Disciple
Aetheric Winds - Weaving Potency - Athletics, Expression, Occult Attack with shrieking aetheric wind
+1 Reach: Create Heavy Winds Environmental Tilt
+1 Reach: Destroy target's Mana instead of dealing damage
MtAw2 p 168
Camera Obscura - Weaving Duration - Craft, Expression, Science *Cost 1 Mana* This spell enchants a Camera, video recorder or similar device and allows it to record Supernal Energies allowing a mage to study the recordings using Active and Focused mage sight.
+2 Reach: 1 Mana to make the recordings Lasting
SoS 28
Channel Mana - Weaving Potency - Occult, Politics, Socialize Move Mana equal to Potency between vessels(mages, Hallows, etc). This cannot exceed Gnosis-derived the Mana per turn limit though
+1 Reach: Ignore Mana per turn limit for this spell
MtAw2 p 168
Cleanse Pattern - Fraying Potency - Investigation, Occult, Stealth Remove the dramatic failure of a focused Mage Sight Revelation. This spell will also remove a mage's Signature Nimbus form the subject MtAw2 p 168
Display of Power - Weaving Duration - Brawl, Occult, Socialize Imagos become visible to all forms of Active Mage Sight
+2 Reach: For one Mana all attempts to Counterspell gain the Rote Quality
Add Fate •: Make clauses of fae Contracts visible.
MtAw2 p 168, DE2 379
Ephemeral Enchantment - Weaving Duration - Crafts, Occult, Weaponry Subject becomes solid to any and all Twilight entities
+2 Reach: For one Mana, if the subject is a weapon it will inflict aggravated damage to one specified Twilight entity. Every additional entity costs one Mana
MtAw2 p 169
Geomancy - Weaving Duration - Academics, Expression, Occult Move ley lines within the area of effect. May also change the Resonance Keyword of a Node MtAw2 p 169
Imbue Room Space ●●● Weaving Duration - Larceny, Occult, Science Allows a Mage to prepare a room or space for the Imbue Item attainment. Unlike an object the room does not have Mana storage so all Mana must be spent by the user of the Imbued room SoS 69
Mana Battery - Weaving Duration - Academics, Occult, Subterfuge Allows a Mage to prime an item to store Mana, The mage casts the spell on a subject prior to using the Attainment Imbue Item. The subject is Primed to accept a Mana pool but not a spell, the Number of successes necessary to imbue the item is equal to the Mana Pool imbued within. An Item created this way can be used to cast spells without using a Mages own Mana, and can be refilled with Mana using the spell Channel Mana SoS 70
Platonic Form - Perfecting Potency - Academics, Crafts, Expression *Cost 1+ Mana* - Create a simple Tass object or tool of Size 5 or less from Mana. Durability is 1 and contains one Mana. Potency may be allocated to the following effects: increase Durability by +1, increase Mana capacity by +1, if a tool add +1 equipment bonus though each use of the tool now uses one up Mana. When all Mana is used up the object crumbles. If the spell expires any unused Mana will be lost
Add Forces ●●●: The construct is not obviously magical
+1 Reach: If a tool it gains the 8-Again
+2 Reach: The construct can be a complex device
MtAw2 p 169
Primary Subject - Weaving Duration Resolve Intimidation, Occult, Subterfuge *Cost 1+ Mana* This spell alters the imbument process, creating an item that will always target the user. The subject of the spell must be a mage. SoS 72
Reveal Marks Time ●● Weaving Potency - Crafts, Expression, Investigation You may discern all signature Nimbuses associated with the Subject, This spell reduces the difficulty to Focused Mage Sight to scrutinize the subject for a signature Nimbus and reveals all Nimbuses associated with the subject. Add Potency as bonus die to reveal them.
+1 Reach: Add bonus dice equal to Potency to Clash of Wills to reveal an obscured Signature Nimbus
SoS 74
Scribe Palimpsest - Weaving Potency Rotes Total Arcanum dots +1 Crafts, Expression, Occult *Costs 1 Mana* Like "Scribe Grimoire" this spell gives physical form to a single rote's symbols using a Grimoire that has had its contents erased, scrubbed, scribbled out, painted over or otherwise made unreadable. The Storyteller chooses one Arcanum when the character casts this spell. Whenever a character later casts the rote from the completed Grimoire, it acts as though it incorporated dots of the chosen Arcanum equal to this spell’s Potency, creating unpredictable blended effects.
+1 Reach: For 1 point of Mana, the spell's Duration is Lasting
SoS 84
Spirit Vessel Spirit ●●● Weaving Duration Resistance Academics, Intimidation, Occult Prepare a Spirit for the Imbue Item Attainment. The mage must either cast the spell through the Gauntlet or the spirit must be Manifested. The subject automatically withstands the casting. SoS 69
Steal Mana - Fraying Duration Stamina Expression, Occult, Subterfuge *Costs 1 Mana* This spell alters the imbument process resulting in an item that siphons its users Mana. When under this spell when Imbuing an item you may set a Mana capacity to the item, instead of imbuing it with that much Mana it steals it from its user. When someone goes to activate the spell it will steal mana equal to capacity, should it attempt to take more than its capacity the leftover Mana dissipates into the atmosphere. If the user doesn't have enough Mana it deals Bashing damage for each Mana it cannot siphon SoS 72
Stealing Fire - Perfecting Duration Resolve Expression, Larceny, Persuasion Temporarily turn Sleeper into a Sleepwalker. Breaking points from magic will hit only when the spell expires MtAw2 p 168
Stored Spell - Weaving Duration - Academics, Occult, Subterfuge A Mage may make an item capable of holding a spell until later activation similar to the Attainment Imbue Item. Once this spell is in effect a mage may spend a Mana to cast any other spell on the item that uses touch/self range, which is contained and unactivated. Stored Spell may store spells up to its level in Potency. These spells don't activate until someone Spends a point of Mana to activate the spell, Stored Spell is canceled, The duration of Stored Spell ends or the Duration of the stored spells end SoS 70
Prime 4. Adept
Apocalypse - Patterning Duration Resolve Occult, Persuasion, Socialize Grant a Sleeper the ability to see what a Mage sees
+1 Reach and Add Any Other Arcanum 1: Add the Arcanum to the granted Sight.
MtAw2 p 169
Celestial Fire - Patterning Potency - Athletics, Expression, Occult Attack spell inflict Lethal equal to Potency
+1 Reach: Spell ignites flammable object in the scene
+1 Reach: For one Mana, spell deals aggravated damage
+1 Reach: May destroy target's Mana instead of dealing damage, spend Potency between regular and Mana damage
MtAw2 p 170
Destroy Tass - Unraveling Potency Durability Brawl, Intimidation, Occult Successful casting destroys Tass. Mana form the tass is not destroyed but released into the world likely to the nearest Hallow MtAw2 p 170
Hallow Dance - Patterning Potency Hallow Rating Expression, Occult, Survival Suppress an active Hallow or awaken a dormant one. Rousing requires Potency equal to the Hallow's rating. Dampening reduces the Hallow's dot rating by Potency, if it falls to zero or less the Hallow is rendered dormant
+2 Reach: For one point of Mana the effect is Lasting
MtAw2 p 170
Primal Transfer - Patterning Duration Composure Crafts, Empathy, Subterfuge This allows a Mage to transfer spell control of a spell they've cast to another mage. The spell transfers Spells up to Potency from Caster to Subject. Once the Duration ends control returns to the Caster
+2 Reach: If Primal Transfer is Imbued into an item with this effect spell control is passed to the user of the Item allowing the user to assign reach and reassign spell factors
SoS 71
Scribe Daimonomikon - Patterning Potency Rank of Attainment + (10 - Caster's Gnosis) Crafts, Expression, Occult *Cost 1 Mana* Scribe a Daimonomikon for the Mage's Legacy. A Mage must be of Gnosis 2 or above to cast this. Anyone initiated into a Legacy via a Daimonomikon must spend 1 Arcane Experience and if used to learn more Legacy Attainments must use the Experience cost listed for learning without a tutor. These serve as a sympathetic Yantra worth +2 Dice for members of the inscribed Legacy
+1 Reach: For 1 Mana, the Spell's Duration is Lasting
SoS 87
Supernal Dispellation - Unraveling Potency Arcanum rating of the subject spell’s caster Athletics, Intimidation, Occult Success suppresses target spell for Supernal Dispellations Duration
Add Fate 1: Selectively suppress spell
+2 Reach: Make the effect Lasting
MtAw2 p 170
Transfer Soul Stone - Patterning Duration - Crafts, Occult, Persuasion May transfer a Soul Stone from one object to another of size 2 or below
+2 Reach: This spell is Lasting
SoS 91
Prime 5, Master
Blasphemy - Unmaking Potency Hallow Rating, if applicable Athletics, Occult, Survival Sever the connection to the Supernal in an area
+2 Reach: Make the effect Lasting
MtAw2 p 170
Create Truth - Making Duration Hallow Rating Expression, Occult, Persuasion Cost 5 Mana per Potency. Create Hallow with rating equal to Potency, Hallows cannot have a rating above 5
+2 Reach: For 5 Mana the effect is Lasting
MtAw2 p 170
Eidolon - Making Potency - Academics, Crafts, Occult Like "Platonic Form" but can create animate Tass. May spend Potency on an additional effect: grant the mage a dot of the Retainer Merit. Construct will obey its owner's command
Add Forces ●●●: The construct is not obviously magical
Add Mind ●●●●●: The construct may be given a mind of its own, as per the Psychic Genesis spell
MtAw2 p 171
Forge Purpose - Making Duration Resolve Empathy, Expression, Medicine Subject gains one of the caster's Obsessions. If subject is a mage already possessing the maximum number of Obsessions this spell causes a Clash of Wills. If successful replace one of these Obsessions
+1 Reach: Can grant a wholly new Obsession
MtAw2 p 171
Word of Unmaking - Unmaking Potency Merit rating or Durability Intimidation, Occult, Weaponry Destroy a magical item, but not artifacts
+2 Reach: Item explodes violently, roll the item Merit rating or Durability. Anyone within 1 yard per dot suffers lethal damage per success
MtAw2 p 171