The Magister is a 1st-edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons accessory that was set in the Forgotten Realms.

From Waterdeep and the Sword Coast to the jungles of Chult and the faraway lands of Thay, strange and powerful magics fill the Forgotten Realms. Ancient tomes, powerful spells, fearsome weapons—all these and more await adventurers who can overcome terrible dangers to wield great power.

Ed Greenwood, originator of the FORGOTTEN REALMS™ game world, and famous game designer Steve Perrin have spent many long days with Elminster of Shadowdale, perhaps the finest sage in the long history of Abeir-Toril. The result of all this work is in your hands; The Magister is a compilation of new spells and items for your FORGOTTEN REALMS™ campaign.

Some of the new magics described in The Magister were first published in numerous "Elminster" articles in DRAGON® magazine. The best of these, along with many new fabulous spells and items, appear in this volume[2]


  • Forward and Introduction
  • How to Use This Book
  • Magical Books of the Realms
  • Magical Items of the Realms
    • Armor
    • Clothing
    • Miscellaneous Magical Items
    • Potions
    • Rings
    • Rods, Staves, and Wands
    • Swords
    • Weapons
  • Creating Magical Items



Referenced only
BeltynElminster AumarKhelben ArunsunKhondall SszundarNezramRagefastRathdaenShaeroonVaerendroonVangerdahast Aeiulvana

Magic ItemsEdit

Dzance's guardianGrimjawHawkstone's bulwarkLaeral's storm armorLaeral's spell shieldReptar's wallShoon's bucklerThurbrand's protector
Book of BatsBook of ThornsCaddelyn's WorkbookDetho's LibramJaluster's OrizonLibram of LathintelSelvar's Ineffable Conjurations, Magicks, and PhantasmsShadowtomeShandaril's WorkbookTome of RathdaenUnique MageriesTome of RathdaenUnique MageriesVaerendroon's Ineffable Enchantments
Cloak of battlecloak of comfortcloak of delightcloak of echoescloak of fangscloak of guardingcloak of many colorscloak of reflectioncloak of starscloak of survivalcloak of symbiotic protectioncloak of the shieldgirdle of lionsRhun's horned cloaktabard of the mysticsthe wonderful hand
Azlaer's harp Bowl of bloodDove's harpEsheen's harpCenser of thaumaturgyFire GyregamFlagon of dragonsGlowing globeGoblet of gloryGreenstone amuletHelm of darknessJanthra's harpKybal's cordsMethild's harpMierest's Starlit SphereNithanalor's harpOrb of holinessRhingalade's harpTrumpet of doomValarde's harpZunzalor's harp
Mist of rapture
Jhessail's Silver RingRing of lore
Rods, Staves, and Wands
CatstaffNidus' Wand of Endless RepetitionStaff of ethereal actionStaff of skullsWand of armoryWand of banishmentWand of darknessWand of displacementWand of eyesWand of hammerblowsWand of knockWand of magical mirrorsWand of obliterationWand of Ochalor's EyeWand of teethWand of wardingWand of whipsWhisper's Rod of Transportation
AlbruinAdjathaArbane's Sword of AgilityDemonbaneIlbrathaNamarraShazzellimSinging swordSuskSyrar's Silver SwordTaragarth
Darts of Branding


BacklashBeltyn's burning bloodBlacklightCaddelyn's catastropheCatapultCensureCircle danceControl vaporDecastaveDetho's deliriumDire charmFirebrandFlying fistGhost pipesGreenwoodIcelanceIronguardHold vaporHoverKhelben's warding whipMagemaskMailed mightMissile masteryNezram's ruby rayNight scarPhezult's sleep of agesPlaguePower word, silenceQuimby's enchanting gourmetRay of OndovirShaeroon's scimitarShandaril's tracerSkyhookSpellstrikeSpelltrapSpell wardSpidereyesSynostodweomerTome guardianTurnshadowVipergoutWall of sandWaves of wearinessXult's magical doom



This accessory contains a table listing all the new spells described in this publication and the Forgotten Realms Campaign Set DM's Sourcebook of the Realms with page numbers for reference. The inside front cover has an expanded Magic Items table (table III from the Dungeon Master's Guide 1st edition, page 121, or the Unearthed Arcana 1st edition, page 84) for integrating Forgotten Realms-specific items into the random treasure determination system.


  • Design: Ed Greenwood, Steve Perrin
  • Editing: Karen S. Boomgarden
  • Cover Art: Jeff Easley
  • Interior Art: Valerie Valusek
  • Typography: Kim Janke
  • Keylining: Stephanie Tabat

External linksEdit

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the following links do not necessarily represent the views of the editors of this wiki, nor does any lore presented necessarily adhere to established canon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Ed Greenwood, Steve Perrin (1988). The Magister (sourcebook). (TSR, Inc), p. 1. ISBN 0-88038-564-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ed Greenwood, Steve Perrin (1988). The Magister (sourcebook). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 0-88038-564-2.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Steve Perrin (1988). The Magister (sourcebook). (TSR, Inc), p. 2. ISBN 0-88038-564-2.
  4. Shannon Appelcline. FR4 The Magister (1e). Dungeon Masters Guild. Retrieved on 2014-01-28.
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