The school of incantation contained spells that targeted magic itself and the way of casting it. Like other schools of effect, it thus grouped spells not like the traditional nine schools of magic based on their philosophy, but on what they affected.[note 1] The schools of conjuration/summoning, illusion/phantasm, invocation/evocation and necromancy were considered opposed to incantation.
Incantation spells could be divided into four groups:
- Banishment: These spells were meant to send back magically summoned creatures.
- Disruptive: Spells of this kind targeted magic already in place or the ability of another magic-user to cast spells.
- Metamagic: These were spells that influenced the effectiveness of other spells, e.g. by changing their reach, area or intensity.
- Shielding: These were spells intended to protect a caster from another's magic.
- Dale Donovan (January 1998). Cult of the Dragon. (TSR, Inc), p. 125. ISBN 0-7869-0709-6.
- Richard Baker (1996). Player's Option: Spells & Magic. (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-0394-5.
- Dale Donovan (January 1998). Cult of the Dragon. (TSR, Inc), p. 126. ISBN 0-7869-0709-6.
- Cook, Findley, Herring, Kubasik, Sargent, Swan (1991). Tome of Magic 2nd edition. (TSR, Inc), p. ?. ISBN 1-56076-107-5.
Schools of effect
Air • Earth • Fire • Water • Dimension • Incantation • Shadow
Schools of thaumaturgy
Artifice • Song • Wild magic
Zakharan provinces of magic
Flame • Sand • Sea • Wind • Universal
Netherese Fields of Mythal
Inventive • Mentalism • Variation
Chronomancy • Hishna • Pluma • Paths of power