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(Magic of Faerûn variant, p. 31)

The incantatrixes are the practitioners of metamagic in Faerûn, studying spells that affect other spells and having a fondness for magic that thwarts extraplanar beings.


Skills: Concentration 4 ranks , Knowledge (arcana) 8 ranks , Knowledge (the planes) 8 ranks , Spellcraft 4 ranks

Feats: Iron Will

Additional Feats: Any metamagic feat.
Spellcasting: Able to cast 3rd-level arcane spells.

Hit die


Skill points

2 + Int

Class Features

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Incantatrixes gain no proficiency with any weapon or armor.

Spells per Day: An incantatrix continues to study standard magic as well as pursuing studies in metamagic. Thus, when a new incantatrix level is gained, the character gains new spells per day as if she had also gained a level in a spellcasting class she belonged to before becoming an incantatrix. She does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained (bonus metamagic or item creation feats, for example).

If a character had more than one spellcasting class before she became an incantatrix, she must decide to which class she adds each level of incantatrix for purposes of determining spells per day when she adds the new level.

School Specialization: Upon becoming an incantatrix, the character chooses to focus her studies on protective and metamagic, forsaking other types of spells. In effect, the incantatrix is a specialist in the school of Abjuration (gaining all the benefits of specializing in a school), and the incantatrix must choose an additional prohibited school or schools using the rules on page 54 of the Player's Handbook(although an incantatrix can never choose Transmutation as an opposed school). The incantatrix can never again learn spells from that prohibited school or schools. She can still use the prohibited spells she knew prior to becoming an incantatrix, including using items that are activated by spell completion or spell trigger. If the incantatrix already is a wizard specialized in Abjuration, she does not need to choose another prohibited school. A bard or sorcerer who becomes an incantatrix must still choose a prohibited school to gain the benefits of specialization.

Send Away (Ex): The incantatrix gains a +2 bonus to all dispel checks and caster level checks to harm, banish, or overcome the spell resistance of outsiders. This includes dispel checks to dispel a summon monster spell.

Bonus Metamagic Feat: At 1st, 5th, and 10th level, the incantatrix may select a bonus metamagic feat.

See Ethereal (Su): Once per day, an incantatrix of 3rd level or greater can see into the Ethereal Plane for a number of rounds equal to her class level. She can see ethereal creatures up to 60 feet away, although they appear gray and insubstantial (as objects on the Material Plane appear to ethereal creatures). This does not give her any additional ability to attack ethereal creatures, but she can utilize spells and effects that affect ethereal creatures (such as force effects and abjurations) normally, so she could cast a magic missile at an ethereal creature.

Strike Ethereal (Su): Beginning at 4th level, the incantatrix can alter her spells so they strike ethereal targets that she can see. Altering a spell in this way works similar to a sorcerer using a metamagic feat — spells with a casting time of one action become full-round spells, and spells with a longer casting time take an extra full-round action to cast. The altered spell takes effect on the Ethereal Plane instead of the Material Plane.

Hardy Spirit (Su): At 6th level, the incantatrix becomes immune to death effects and energy drain attacks.

Instant Metamagic (Su): Once per day, the 7th-level incantatrix can use a single metamagic effect of any metamagic feat she knows on a spell without preparing it beforehand (if a wizard) or increasing its casting time (if a sorcerer or bard). The wizard's prepared spell works as if prepared with the metamagic feat except it uses the same spell slot. A sorcerer or bard's spell is cast without the adjustment to the casting time but works as if cast with the metamagic feat. A 9th-level incantatrix can use this power twice per day.

Improved Metamagic (Su): At 8th level, the incantatrix has mastered metamagic to such an extent that whenever she uses a metamagic feat, the feat's level increase upon a spell is reduced by one (this can't reduce an increase to less than one level, or less than zero levels if the increase is already +0). For example, an incantatrix wizard could pre-pare a quickened fireball as a 6th-level spell instead of a 7th-level spell.

Drain Item (Sp): An incantatrix of 10th level can drain a charge from a charged magic item, using the magic to heal herself. If the item drained is a staff, the spell level is that of the lowest-level spell that uses a single charge. She gains 1d6 hit points per spell level of the charge drained. If the incantatrix has reached her maximum hit points, any additional hit points acquired are temporary hit points (maximum +20) that disappear after 10 minutes. A creature gets to make a Will save (DC 10) to prevent one of its held or carried items from being drained.


Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special Spellcasting
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Bonus metamagic feat +1 level of existing class
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Send away +1 level of existing class
3rd +1 +1 +1 +3 See ethereal +1 level of existing class
4th +2 +1 +1 +4 Strike ethereal +1 level of existing class
5th +2 +1 +1 +4 Bonus metamagic feat +1 level of existing class
6th +3 +2 +2 +5 Hardy spirit +1 level of existing class
7th +3 +2 +2 +5 Instant metamagic 1/day +1 level of existing class
8th +4 +2 +2 +6 Improved metamagic +1 level of existing class
9th +4 +3 +3 +6 Instant metamagic 2/day +1 level of existing class
10th +5 +3 +3 +7 Bonus metamagic feat, drain item +1 level of existing class

Class skills

Skill name Key ability Trained only Armor check penalty
Alchemy Int yes no
Concentration CON no no
Craft INT no no
Heal WIS no no
Intimidate CHA no no
Knowledge (arcana) INT yes no
Knowledge (the planes) INT yes no
Profession WIS yes no
Scry Int yes no
Spellcraft INT yes no

Also appears in

  1. Player's Guide to Faerûn

Spells for Incantatrix

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