|Level||Bard 0, Cleric 0, Druid 0, Sor/Wiz 0|
Detect magic is a universal spell that detects spells and magic items within 60 feet.
You detect magical auras. The amount of information revealed depends on how long you study a particular area or subject:
- 1st Round
- Presence or absence of magical auras.
- 2nd Round
- Number of different magical auras and the strength of the strongest aura.
- 3rd Round
- The strength and location of each aura. 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 + half caster level for a nonspell effect.)
Magical areas, multiple types of magic, or strong local magical emanations may confuse or conceal weaker auras.
An aura's magical power and strength depend on a spell's functioning spell level or an item's caster level.
|Strength||Functioning Spell Level||Item Caster Level|
|Dim||0-level or lingering aura||Lingering aura|
|Overwhelming||Artifact or deity-level||Beyond mortal caster|
If an aura falls into more than one category, detect magic indicates the stronger of the two.
Length Aura LingersEdit
How long the aura lingers depends on its original strength:
|Faint||1d6 minutes||Moderate||1d6 x 10 minutes||Strong||1d6 hours||Overwhelming||1d6 days|
Note: Each round, you can turn to detect things in a new area. The spell can penetrate barriers, but 1 foot of stone, 1 inch of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 3 feet of wood or dirt blocks it. Outsiders and elementals are not magical in themselves, but if they are conjured, the conjuration spell registers.
= [Category:Universal spells]]