Lore of Death

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The Lore of Death, also known as Amethyst Magic, refers to a class of magic and spells that show the dominant colour and hold the elemental characteristics of the Realm of Shyish, the realm of death.[1][3a] To many the magic of Shyish is the darkest and most fearful, for it holds the power of death. It is the magic of endings, of faltering cycles, of doom made manifest. It hovers over graveyards, battlefields, infirmaries, and seeps inexorably into all things.[3a]

While present in the Realm of Shyish, some spells in this lore become intuitively known to wizards in addition to their other spells.[1][2]

List of Spells

Name Casters Description Sources
Doom and Darkness Wizards in the Realm of Shyish Spirits of the departed assail the Wizard's foes, sapping their resolve and causing dread among their numbers. General's Handbook 2017 - Realm of Battle: Shyish, Gothizzar, pg. 44
Ripples of the Necroquake It was from the dark heart of Shyish that the necroquake erupted across creation. Those skilled in the arcane arts can tap into this power to call forth lingering magical manifestations with greater ease. General's Handbook 2020 - Realm of Battle: Shyish, The Realm of Death
Drain Vitality This cursed spell saps a foe’s strength, leaving them weak and vulnerable. Broken Realms: Teclis - Realm of Battle: Praetoris, Shyish, pg. 73
Legacy of Xereus The caster's target is turned into amethyst and killed. Malign Portents - Skirmish - Magic of Shyish, pg. 60
Spectral Form The caster or their target is given a spectral form, granting them flight and immunity to physical harm. Malign Portents - Skirmish - Magic of Shyish, pg. 60
Quickening Doom The caster utters a chilling curse that withers their victims’ flesh to ash and sends their souls screaming away into the night. Broken Realms: Be'lakor - Realm of Battle: Dolorum, pg. 73
Pall of Doom Wizards that know the Lore of Death
Wizards in the Realm of Shyish
A cloud of terrifying darkness pours forth and engulfs the wizard’s foes. Age of Sigmar: Core Book (2nd Edition) – Realm of Battle: Shyish, the Realm of Death, pg. 254
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amnethyst Spells, pg. 270-271
Word of Ending Uttering a secret word, the wizard brings his foe closer to their end. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Shyish, pg. 76
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amnethyst Spells, pg. 270-271
Night's Touch The wizard makes the bodies of his allies insubstantial. Enemy blades pass harmlessly through them, while their own remain as deadly as ever. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Shyish, pg. 76
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amnethyst Spells, pg. 270-271
Soulshroud The souls of the dead surround the wizard's allies, shielding them from harmful magic. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Shyish, pg. 76
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amnethyst Spells, pg. 270-271
Unnatural Darkness The wizard blankets his allies in an engulfing shroud of blackness. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Shyish, pg. 76
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amnethyst Spells, pg. 270-271
Soulflay The wizard reaches into the soul of their enemy, inflicting spiritual wounds that manifest upon their victim’s corporeal form. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Shyish, pg. 76
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amnethyst Spells, pg. 270-271
Ethereal Guide The wizard briefly binds one of the many spirits drawn to Shyish to their service and to direct their blows. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Shyish, pg. 76
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amnethyst Spells, pg. 270-271
Soul Steal
Soul-Stealer
Ghostly tendrils snake out from the wizard's fingertips to ensnare their enemy, sapping their life energy and healing the wizard. Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amnethyst Spells, pg. 270-271
Malign Portents - Skirmish - Magic of Shyish, pg. 60
Death Shroud Wizards that know the Lore of Death The wizard surrounds themselves or an ally in the deathly cold energies of Shyish, causing them to appear as if they were dead. Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amnethyst Spells, pg. 270-271
Dying Words The wizard calls upon the spirit of the recently deceased, briefly pulling a sliver of their soul back to their body. Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amnethyst Spells, pg. 270-271
Dirge Humming an ominous cadence, the wizard besets their foes with the magic of Shyish to remind them death is inevitable, washing them in nihilistic despair. Soulbound: Champions of Order - Amethyst Spells, pg. 95-96
Forestall Death All that lives must die, and though one cannot prevent that inevitable doom forever, a wizard's mastery over the magic of endings allows them to postpone it for a few precious moments. Soulbound: Champions of Order - Amethyst Spells, pg. 95-96
Haunt The wizard conducts a ritual wherein they draw restless spirits to a site and send them to harass the living. Soulbound: Champions of Order - Amethyst Spells, pg. 95-96
Grave-Sand Hourglass The caster conjures a spectral hourglass in their hand, each falling grain accelerating the inexorable pull of entropy on their enemy. Soulbound: Champions of Order - Amethyst Spells, pg. 95-96
Spectral Grasp Raising a clutching hand before them, the caster calls forth a field of grasping spectral hands to reach from the ground and harry their foes. Soulbound: Champions of Order - Amethyst Spells, pg. 95-96
Ravenous Hunger The wizard invokes a relentless hunger for the flesh of the living, driving the warriors into a rabid frenzy. White Dwarf 461 (2021) - Anvil of Death: Spell Table, pg. 34
Raise the Dead Powerful necromancy saturates the land around this wizard, bringing warriors back to the fore to fight again. White Dwarf 461 (2021) - Anvil of Death: Spell Table, pg. 34
Necrotic Leech Amethyst tendrils reach out from the caster, sapping the life force of the enemy before replenishing their allies with stolen vigour. White Dwarf 461 (2021) - Anvil of Death: Spell Table, pg. 34
Immortal Will Nearby allies are in thrall to the will of the caster, who drives them forward to unleash fury upon the enemy. White Dwarf 461 (2021) - Anvil of Death: Spell Table, pg. 34
Wall of Dust The caster conjures forth a wall of dust with the ferocity to strip flesh from bone. White Dwarf 461 (2021) - Anvil of Death: Spell Table, pg. 34
Circle of Death The caster draws upon powerful Shyishan energies to unleash a wave of necrotic magic that engulfs nearby foes. White Dwarf 461 (2021) - Anvil of Death: Spell Table, pg. 34
All is Dust Dark tendrils of Shyishan magic coil around the foe, turning gleaming steel into timeworn rust in a matter of seconds. White Dwarf 464 (2021) - Anvil of Blood: Spell Table, pg. 97
Abyssal Strength The caster draws upon the morbid power of the Shyish Nadir, infusing and sustaining a creature of the grave with a dark necromantic energy that allows it to shrug off damage and unleash its full fury upon the enemy. White Dwarf 464 (2021) - Anvil of Blood: Spell Table, pg. 97
Crimson Ward Drawing upon the scant dark blood that still resides within them, the caster creates a barrier of crimson gore that protects them from harm. White Dwarf 464 (2021) - Anvil of Blood: Spell Table, pg. 97
Invigorating Aura Invoking ancient necromantic rites, the caster bolsters their minions or returns them to cursed unlife. Battletome: Soulblight Gravelords (2021) – Spell Lores, pg. 84

Wizards

The Wizards able to cast these spells are:

Sources

Magic of the Mortal Realms and Beyond
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Realmsphere Magic AzyrGhurAqshyChamonGhyranShyishHyshUlguEightpoints
Chaos Beasts of Chaos (Twisted WildsDark Storm) • Chaos Ascendant (Ruinous Sorcery) • Disciples of Tzeentch (FateChange) • Hedonites of Slaanesh (SlaaneshForbidden Sorceries of SlaaneshPain and Pleasure) • Maggotkin of Nurgle (MalignanceVirulenceFoulness) • Skaven (RuinWarpvolt Galvanism) • Slaves to Darkness (Damned)
Death Flesh-Eater Courts (Madness) • Legions of Nagash (SorrowsSoulblight Gravelords (DeathmagesVampires)) • Nighthaunt (Underworlds) • Ossiarch Bonereapers (Mortisans)
Destruction Gloomspite Gitz (MoonclansSpiderfangs) • Ogor Mawtribes (GutmagicSun-Eater) • Orruk Warclans (WeirdSavage Waaagh!Savage BeastSwamp)
Order Cities of Sigmar (CinderLeavesSmogPhoenixDark SorceryWhitefireEaglesUmbral SpiteIlluminationGhurish Heartlands) • Daughters of Khaine (Shadows) • Idoneth Deepkin (Deeps) • Lumineth Realm-lords (HyshHigh PeaksWindsZaitrec) • Seraphon (Celestial DominationCelestial Manipulation) • Stormcast Eternals (StormInvigoration) • Sylvaneth (Deepwood)
Other Common SpellsEndless Spells Units SpellsShadespireIce
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