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Magic.spells.special is a skill which affects various miscellaneous wizard and witch commands.


There are several things which can tm this skill, and which improve in some fashion at higher levels.


A witch's level in this skill determines how much witchy paraphernalia she needs in order to circle.

Focus tea

Higher levels in this skill improve the accuracy of information from using focus tea.

Scroll handling

This skill determines whether you can keep scrolls from escaping.

Spell capture

Attempting to capture escaped spells uses this skill.


Attempting to educe a spell or trick from a hag stone uses this skill.

The Hammered Cat

Navigating in The Hammered Cat in the Academy of Artificers requires this skill, although it is unknown whether it can tm it.

Other effects

The head space available to a magic user is their bonus in this skill, plus 30.

The ability to safely store and retrieve a staff elsewhere (see Crondor's Marvellous Sequestration) depends on this skill. Low levels may cause minor damage, loss of the staff or loss of an arm.


The following groups have this skill as a primary:

TM opportunities

Bonus Action taken
184 Octograve with old staff
276 Feeding JPCT into a spell case
278 Capturing a moderate-sized spell in a Klein Bottle