2.28 Magic - Death skill

Governing characteristics: WP

Represents: The skill of casting magical spells and rituals based on death (e.g. necromancy, curses, black magic). Death magic can be used to cast a variety of different magical effects, and is the best magical skill for casting attack and entangle enchantments. Only a character with active magic talent may cast magic. A character without active magic talent may still learn this skill, but will only be able to use it for sensing magic and judging another's magical skill score.

Broad specialisms:

Narrow specialisms:

Use with the following characteristics in dice rolls covering:

Characteristic Use skill with this characteristic in dice rolls covering
PE Sensing Death magic
Judging another's Magic - Death skill score
Casting detection magic (Detect death)
Casting sight magic (Dead man's eyes)
Casting retrocognition magic (Speak with dead)
WP Casting attack magic (Life drain)
Casting entanglement magic (Agony)
Casting telepathy magic (Speak with death-aligned beings)
Casting suggestion magic (Control death-aligned beings)
Casting transformation magic (Become death-aligned being)
Casting barrier magic (Wall of bones)
Casting life support magic (Feign death)
Casting weapon enhancement magic (Weapon of death)
IQ Casting enhancement magic (Death magic enhancement)
Casting suppression magic (Death/life countermagic)
Casting characteristic boosting/draining magic (Strength draining)