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Elminster's Guide to Magic

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“This is an incredible supplement full of clever writing that made me think Ed Greenwood had contributed. Every spellcaster, from wizards to clerics to eldritch knights, needs a copy of this book. Sure, this book has hundreds of balanced, creative, fun, new spells to fill your arsenal and is brimming with magic items both sinister and hilarious, but it also is chock full of story bits. Names for towers, magic words to shout when casting spells, and more, this supplement is worth at least triple every penny you drop on it... I could not be more excited!” (James Intracaso, host of Tabletop Babble)

“A fantastic book filled with some of the greatest powers ever to shine in the lands of Faerun! This book is a a wonderful asset for players seeking more options for their arcane characters or dungeon masters seeking new ways to spice up their arcane villains!” (Mike Shea, author of The Lazy DM)

"Elminster’s backlog of Wizard Tower Names and the tomes within the Spellcaster’s Library are perfect for those players that love to explore the details absent from current modules and will fuel your own adventures with new possibilities. Magical Trinkets and Strange Elixir made the little artificer in me go wild! My favorite section by far pertains to exemplary options for DMs or fastidious PCs roleplaying magical dialects and phrases with Verbal Spell Components. Okay, you got me… I’m impressed. (Ruty Rutenberg, Co-Creator & Dungeon Master of Maze Arcana)

Become the ultimate spellcaster!

Join Elminster, the Sage of Shadowdale, as he takes you on an astounding journey through all things magical. This indispensible guide contains some of the most potent and fantastic magic ever created! Between these covers, you will find:

  • Over 350 new spells, covering all schools and spellcasting classes
  • Over 50 new magic items
  • A guide for young wizards
  • A history of the magical factions of the Forgotten Realms
  • 8 fantastic new faction-based archetypes
  • ...and even more!

This book contains nearly 180 pages of content, and every page is crammed with information, both wonderful and weird. Elminster's Guide to Magic is a must-have companion volume to the Player's Handbook, and will transform your character into the ultimate spellcaster!

Update: Thankyou for all your feedback! We have created an errata document and will add to it as we work through your observations and suggestions. Click here for errata.

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Jonathan F February 18, 2018 7:52 pm UTC
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I found a couple issues. There's a spell Visage of the Deity, Greater, but that's the only version. Dread Mercy is on the lists as 3rd level spells, but in actuality it is a first level spell, and Death Armor, despite being a 2nd level spell, says when cast as 2nd level or higher, instead of 3rd.
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M.T. B February 18, 2018 9:16 pm UTC
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Thanks Jonathan, we'll note those down for the next update
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Jake H February 06, 2018 12:33 am UTC
Will you guys be doing a Fantasy Grounds version of this product?
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M.T. B February 07, 2018 5:53 am UTC
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Yes
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Nahum D February 04, 2018 7:17 pm UTC
I’m a bit curious, do the spells of “Elminster’s guide to divination” are included in this book or just a few of them? I’m asking this because I wanna know if I just have to buy this pdf or both.
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M.T. B February 07, 2018 5:53 am UTC
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The Guide to Divination adds a whole bunch of new divination spells and magic items, etc. Read the introduction to the Divination book (it's in the preview) to understand what the book is giving you. cheers, MTB
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Chris S February 02, 2018 12:15 am UTC
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Spellscar Savant mentions "Your mastery of your spellscar allows you to tap into the raw magical energy known as spellfire, either to heal yourself with its sizzling power or invigorate your body in combat." but I dont see any ability to "heal".
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M.T. B February 02, 2018 4:29 am UTC
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Argh, you are right! The Channeler gets healing but not the Savant. I'll need to ask Jeremy (the author of that archetype) if he meant for the Savant to have a healing buff of some sort.
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Daniel B January 21, 2018 2:52 pm UTC
One nit picky comment about the formatting of spells. The casting time, range, components, duration block should be consistent between all spells. There are a number of spells throughout the book that has Range and Components swapped.
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M.T. B January 22, 2018 9:06 am UTC
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Thanks Daniel B - I'll have to chase that up
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Cody S January 21, 2018 6:32 am UTC
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Hello MTB+Team! I'm currently in the process of reviewing the entire PDF; as a part of my process towards enabling a books content for play at my table, I retype everything to help me memorize it. After many days, I just finished up with all of the spells, and the majority of it is awesome content! However, I did find a couple of issues; a few glaring balance issues, but majority is just editing stuff. I will list these issues below! I hope this helps you all improve this book and make it the best version of itself.


Azuth's Alteration Mantle: Duration of ward is not specified.
Blade of Pain and Fear: damage type not specified.
Blastbones: enemy skeleton does not get a save, or a spell attack against enemy skeleton is not specified; may be intended, just seems odd.
Blood Frenzy: perhaps limit to before next long rest; this prevents abuse example being any time the party has a day or more of downtime/non-combat, it wouldn’t make sense to not take this spell, use it on the...See more
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M.T. B January 22, 2018 9:12 am UTC
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Thankyou very much Cody - this is very helpful for our next errata release. Please email me at mtblackgames@gmail.com when you get a moment!
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Daniel B January 15, 2018 10:21 pm UTC
Seeing multiple comments going back to September, I'm wondering why Mage Armor, Greater has not been added to any spell lists and not corrected in the latest version
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Cody S January 15, 2018 6:04 pm UTC
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Question about Azuth's Alteration Mantle; how long does the ward you create last?
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Benjamin P January 11, 2018 9:06 am UTC
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Any plans to add some of these to the Homebrew section of DNDBeyond?
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M.T. B January 22, 2018 9:13 am UTC
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It's not a legal option for us at the moment, but we are waiting to see what develops there
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January 10, 2018 6:10 pm UTC
Out of curiosity, is the errata integrated into the current edition of this or do you need to download both to get a cohesive product?
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M.T. B January 11, 2018 8:16 am UTC
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It is integrated
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Callum G January 06, 2018 12:42 am UTC
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Hey this collection is absolutely fantastic, alot of the spells are brilliant and really fit within the game. My biggest suprise is how well balanced ALL of these spells are, on my first read i didnt see any i wouldnt be happy to insert into my game, that alone deserves a massive round of applause, well done. The other section in the book are just as fantastic. The Verbal components section is now nestled on my DM screen and is so fun to use! :)

I do ask, as there are so many spells, is there a website, database or app that has these spells accessible, cause that would be amazing for ease of use.

Either way this product is phenomenal, and a amazing addition to your already prestigous line of works. Thank you to Faerun and back!
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M.T. B January 11, 2018 8:16 am UTC
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Thanks Callum! We don't have a database yet, but we are looking at some electronic options.
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M.T. B December 28, 2017 9:03 am UTC
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I have uploaded v1.1 of the book! Please let me know if you find any problems.
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Leigh P December 29, 2017 7:07 am UTC
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Any other than the initial errata stuff included like some of the concerns regarding balance? Or are you pretty happy with it is?
Very much appreciated either way, just looking to print like others :)
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M.T. B December 29, 2017 7:30 pm UTC
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We made adjustments in the errata where we thought they were appropriate. Otherwise, we think the spells are well balanced - do you have any specific concerns?
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Leigh P December 29, 2017 8:42 pm UTC
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Nope! Just thought I'd check. You've an incredible product, and it seems like some more on the way! Can't wait. (Also love your adventures)
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M.T. B December 29, 2017 9:13 pm UTC
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Thanks Leigh!
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M.T. B December 27, 2017 8:37 pm UTC
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Folks, I'm planning to upload the errata release in the next few days. Thanks for your patience!
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Adam W December 22, 2017 4:45 pm UTC
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Amazing book,
Was hoping to see when the update was coming out?
When its finished i am considering getting it printed professionally as a hardback!
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Cameron V December 21, 2017 5:09 pm UTC
Just checking in to see if there are any updates on a second version release, with the added errata?
Looking forward to purchasing a completed and updated copy!
Outstanding and ambitious!
Cheers!
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Jose L December 15, 2017 9:02 pm UTC
Any idea on an ETA of when the errta may be implemented into this original PDF? Want to buy, and then print it into a bound book, but obviously don't want to print until finished.
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