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The '''Somatic component''' is a basic part of spellcasting.<ref name="PH3.5-p174">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook 3.5|174}}</ref>
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[[File:Somatic component.jpg|thumb|right|280px|''Some simple hand motions used in the casting of a [[spell]].'']]
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The '''somatic component''' was a basic part of spellcasting.<ref name="PH3.5-p174">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook 3.5|174}}</ref>
   
Many spells require the caster to make a motion to cast the spell. If the caster is unable to make the correct motion, the spell cannot be cast. Wearing armor or using a shield interferes with the somatic components of arcane spells, creating a risk of spell failure. Bards and some other arcane classes can cast spells in light armor without this risk.<ref name="PH3.5-p174">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook 3.5|174}}</ref>
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Many spells required the caster to make a motion to cast the spell. If the caster was unable to make the correct motion, the spell could not be cast.<ref name="PH3.5-p174"/> Wearing armor or using a shield interfered with the somatic components of arcane spells, creating a risk of spell failure.<ref name="PH3.5-p122">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook 3.5|122}}</ref> [[Bard]]s and some other arcane classes could cast spells in light armor without this risk, because their somatic components were less elaborate.<ref name="PH3.5-p28">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook 3.5|28}}</ref><ref name="PH3.5-p122" />
   
Each [[spellcasting tradition]] has it's own somatic component.<ref name="RoF-p5">{{cite book/Races of Faerun|5}}</ref>
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Each [[spellcasting tradition]] had its own somatic components.<ref name="RoF-p5">{{cite book/Races of Faerûn|5}}</ref>
   
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==Appendix==
==References==
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===See Also===
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*[[Divine focus]]
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*[[Focus]]
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*[[Material component]]
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*[[Verbal component]]
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===References===
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[[Category:Magic]]

Latest revision as of 22:05, December 27, 2019

Somatic component

Some simple hand motions used in the casting of a spell.

The somatic component was a basic part of spellcasting.[1]

Many spells required the caster to make a motion to cast the spell. If the caster was unable to make the correct motion, the spell could not be cast.[1] Wearing armor or using a shield interfered with the somatic components of arcane spells, creating a risk of spell failure.[2] Bards and some other arcane classes could cast spells in light armor without this risk, because their somatic components were less elaborate.[3][2]

Each spellcasting tradition had its own somatic components.[4]

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