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The celestial lens of an observatorium’s arcanoscope not only renders magic visible but also breaks it into its component colours.[2a]

Realmsphere Magic refers to the magic drawn from the powers of the Mortal Realms.[1a] In places of strong magical resonance, certain types of spells become easier to cast.[1b] For example, a Wizard casting Bright Magic within the Realm of Aqshy.[1b] This resonance becomes more prominent at the edge of a realm, where traveling warbands of fighters may suddenly find themselves able to manipulate the energies of the aether despite lacking magical knowledge.[2c]

Arcanum Optimar

Since the coming of the Arcanum Optimar, all many residents of the mortal realms have experienced an increase in magical awareness. A local healer in Aqshy might now snap their fingers to produce an arcane flame. A fortune-teller in Ghur may suddenly a keen sense of smell akin to that of a predator scenting their prey. Even the common-folk may now suddenly acquire arcane knowledge. For example, a quasi-charlatan who could do little more than entertain with gaudy tricks may have acquired the ability to make sparks out of thin air or change their hair colour on a whim. Meanwhile, true sorcerers will have found their already formidable magical talents greatly amplified.[2b]

Magic Spectrum

Every mote of arcane power is made up of component energies that each show a dominant 'colour' and hold elemental characteristics that correspond to properties associated with one of the eight Mortal Realms. Alike energies will attract one another; and it is believed by many scholars that the Mortal Realms themselves are made up these energies that pulled together after the ending of the World-That-Was. Thus, each realm is associated with a specific type of magic, and that magic is most easily cast within it.[1a]

These lores of magic include:[1a]

Aqshy

Name Casters Description Sources
Fiery Blast Wizards in the Realm of Aqshy Gathering fiery energies, the wizard projects them forwards to explode among the foe. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Aqshy, pg. 75
Scalehide The caster transforms the subject’s flesh into the tough, scaly hide of a drake. Broken Realms: Morathi - Realm of Battle: The Charwind Coast, Aqshy, pg. 77
Prismatic Flamestorm The caster unleashes a searing storm of fire. Realmgate Wars: Godbeasts, pg. 78
Meteoric Conflagration When the skies above are wreathed in eldritch flames, the caster summons forth fiery meterors from the firmament above to crash down into enemy lines. Realmgate Wars: Godbeasts, pg. 110
Fireball Wizards that know the Lore of Fire
Wizards in the Realm of Aqshy
The wizard claps their hands, conjuring a small orb of flame that they hurl at the foe. As the flame travels through the air it grows in size until it becomes a blazing ball of fire that explodes amongst the ranks of the enemy. Age of Sigmar: Core Book (2nd Edition) – Realm of Battle: Aqshy, the Realm of Fire, pg. 255
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Bright Spells, pg. 271-273
Stoke Rage Reaching into the minds of nearby warriors, the wizard amplifies their aggressive tendencies. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Aqshy, pg. 75
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Bright Spells, pg. 271-273
Inferno Blades The wizard imbues his allies’ weapons with flame, burning everything they touch. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Aqshy, pg. 75
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Bright Spells, pg. 271-273
Glare of Vulcatrix Their eyes turned to burning coals, the wizard’s gaze falls upon an enemy warrior, reducing them to ash. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Aqshy, pg. 75
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Bright Spells, pg. 271-273
Parch The wizard superheats the air around the enemy until they are so weak and dehydrated they can barely lift their weapons. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Aqshy, pg. 75
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Bright Spells, pg. 271-273
Incandescent Form Speaking words of power, the wizard’s body turns into incandescent liquid rock, blinding their enemies with their radiance. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Aqshy, pg. 75
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Bright Spells, pg. 271-273
Ember Wizards that know the Lore of Fire
Wizards in the Realm of Aqshy
Fighters uninitiated in the magic arts traveling at the Edge of Aqshy
The simplest gesture sends forth a magical flame. Malign Sorcery - Skirmish on the Realm's Edge, pg. 64-66
Spark With a flourish of the hand, singing sparks dance amongst the enemy ranks, distracting them from the true threat. Malign Sorcery - Skirmish on the Realm's Edge, pg. 64-66
Enflame The caster ignites their weapon with aetheric flame. Malign Sorcery - Skirmish on the Realm's Edge, pg. 64-66
Wrath The caster stokes their allies’ burning hatred for the foe. Malign Sorcery - Skirmish on the Realm's Edge, pg. 64-66
Ruin With a word of power, the caster blasts the foe with superheated air. Malign Sorcery - Skirmish on the Realm's Edge, pg. 64-66
Hearthfire The caster reassures their followers by radiating a gentle warmth. Malign Sorcery - Skirmish on the Realm's Edge, pg. 64-66

Chamon

Name Casters Description Sources
Rain of Lead Wizards in the Realm of Chamon The wizard summons a rain of molten lead that burns the foe before solidifying to become dead weight. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Chamon, pg. 74
Glittering Robe The wizard summons a coat of shifting liquid metal to encase their form. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Chamon, pg. 74
Metamorphic Warding Through tapping into the ever-changing magical properties of Chamon, the caster compels the armour and hide of their allies to become as strong as unyielding sigmarite. General's Handbook 2020 - Realm of Battle: Chamon, The Realm of Metal, pg. 103
Transmutation of Lead Wizards that know the Lore of Metal
Wizards in the Realm of Chamon
As the wizard gestures at his foes, their weapons and armour become significantly heavier and more cumbersome – twice the burden they were but moments before – making them an easy target for an attack. Age of Sigmar: Core Book (2nd Edition) – Realm of Battle: Chamon, the Realm of Metal, pg. 256
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Gold Spells, pg. 274-275
Curse of Rust The wizard causes the equipment of the enemy to age at an exponential rate, flaking away to nothing. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Chamon, pg. 74
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Gold Spells, pg. 274-275
Molten Gaze The wizard's eyes glow bright before projecting a stream of white-hot metal over the enemy. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Chamon, pg. 74
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Gold Spells, pg. 274-275
Rule of Burning Iron The wizard causes the foes' armour to heat up, roasting them inside their own superheated wargear. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Chamon, pg. 74
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Gold Spells, pg. 274-275
Transmutation With a wave of their arm, the wizard transmutes the flesh of their foe into unliving metal or even transform them into immobile golden statues. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Chamon, pg. 74
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Gold Spells, pg. 274-275

Ghur

Name Casters Description Sources
Impenetrable Hide Wizards in the Realm of Ghur The wizard’s skin hardens and grows thick fur, protecting against even the strongest of blows. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ghur, pg. 73
Metamorphosis The wizard channels the wild soul of Ghur to transform a chosen ally into a monstrous beast. General's Handbook: Pitched Battles 2021 - Region of War: The Ghurish Hearlands, pg. 12
Gaze of Ghur Harnessing every ounce of their power, the wizard channels the predatory hunger of the Amber Realm, invoking in the foe a primal fear that drives them to focus all their efforts upon self-preservation rather than the objectives they have been assigned. General's Handbook 2022-2023 – Season 1 - Realm Rules, pg. 12
Wildform Wizards which know the Lore of Beasts
Wizards in the Realm of Ghur
The wizard transforms their allies into swift-moving bestial forms. Before the Necroquake this spell was castable to wizards present in the Gnawing Sea. Age of Sigmar: Core Book (2nd Edition) – Realm of Battle: Ghur, the Realm of Beasts, pg. 257
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amber Spells, pg. 268-269
General's Handbook 2017 - Times of War Rules, pg. 44-47
The Amber Spear The wizard conjures a lance of pure amber and hurls it towards the foe. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ghur, pg. 73
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amber Spells, pg. 268-269
Bestial Spirit A feral spirit of a great beast is summoned into existence by the wizard to rampage through the enemy lines. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ghur, pg. 73
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amber Spells, pg. 268-269
Flock of Doom Reaching to the skies, the wizard brings down a swarm of vicious birds to peck and claw at the enemy. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ghur, pg. 73
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amber Spells, pg. 268-269
Cower Transfixing a beast with a steely glare, the wizard briefly binds the creature to their will. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ghur, pg. 73
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amber Spells, pg. 268-269
Primal Hunter Summoning the spirits of legendary beastslayers, the wizard bestows the speed and skill of these peerless hunters on an ally. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ghur, pg. 73
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Amber Spells, pg. 268-269

Ghyran

Name Casters Description Sources
Flesh to Stone Wizards in the Realm of Ghyran The wizard transforms their flesh to impervious stone, protecting themselves from the blows of the enemy. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ghyran, pg. 72
Cloying Quagmire The sorcerer thrusts their hands into the soil, causing the ground to liquefy into a sucking, gasping quagmire. Broken Realms: Teclis - Realm of Battle: Invidia, Ghyran, pg. 74
Back from the Dead Wizards in the Great Green Torc, Ghyran That which had once diminished and ceased to be now bursts into new life at the start of the seasonal cycle. Fallen warriors surge to their feet once more, their limbs strong and bodies unmarked by the grievous wounds that saw them slain but moments before. Realmgate Wars: Godbeasts - Time of War, pg. 199-200
Renewal Where new life has taken root, it now grows at an astonishing rate, and the land itself is awash with rejuvenating and replenishing energies. Injured warriors, stubbornly refusing to fall despite the terrible harm wrought upon them during the battle, find their wounds suddenly seal shut and shattered bones reknit. Fresh vigour coursing through their veins, they grip their weapons with renewed strength and fresh purpose. Realmgate Wars: Godbeasts - Time of War, pg. 199-200
Aestival's Boon The power of life is at its zenith during this season, and death has little hold on any that bask within its bountiful splendour. Creatures great and small are nourished and enriched with benevolent, life-giving energies, and are able to shrug off harm that would prove fatal during any other time in the Torc’s cycle. Realmgate Wars: Godbeasts - Time of War, pg. 199-200
Harvester of Pain After the rise comes the fall. The Reaping feeds upon the land’s bountiful energies and exacts a heavy toll upon all beneath its sway. Foliage of every description is shorn of its leaves even as the life is torn from those who are injured in battle. Realmgate Wars: Godbeasts - Time of War, pg. 199-200
Weaken Resolve As the cycle of life draws to a close, enervating energies sweep across the land as the will to live is shorn from those that dwell upon the Torc in preparation for what is to come. Realmgate Wars: Godbeasts - Time of War, pg. 199-200
Cheating Death In the circle of life, death is inevitable. Those caught within its clutches will wither and die unless the life energies of others can be stolen and offered in their place. Realmgate Wars: Godbeasts - Time of War, pg. 199-200
Shield of Thorns Wizards that know the Lore of Life
Wizards in the Realm of Ghyran
At the wizard's command, crawling brambles burst from the ground, forming a living barrier around his allies. Before the Necroquake this spell was castable to wizards present in the Landshoals. Age of Sigmar: Core Book (2nd Edition) – Realm of Battle: Ghyran, the Realm of Life, pg. 258
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Jade Spells, pg. 277-279
General's Handbook 2017 - Times of War Rules, pg. 44-47
Whipvines The wizard summons forth sentient vines to burst from the ground and assault the foe. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ghyran, pg. 72
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Jade Spells, pg. 277-279
Mirrorpool Stepping lightly into a small puddle, the wizard disappears and emerges from another pool of water some distance away. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ghyran, pg. 72
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Jade Spells, pg. 277-279
Realmblood The wizard summons the healing energies of Ghyran to empower them. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ghyran, pg. 72
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Jade Spells, pg. 277-279
Briarstorm The wizard summons a hail of sharpened thorns from above to saturate an area. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ghyran, pg. 72
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Jade Spells, pg. 277-279
Sicklewind The wizard launches a spectral jade sickle that scythes bloodily through the enemy’s ranks. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ghyran, pg. 72
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Jade Spells, pg. 277-279

Hysh

Name Casters Description Sources
Exorcising Beam Wizards in the Realm of Hysh The wizard unleashes a ray of pure incinerating light. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Hysh, pg. 78
Vengeful Illumination The wizard bathes the foe in radiating light, directing the arrows and bolts of his allies to their target. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Hysh, pg. 78
Purity of Defense The wizard bathes their allies in a column of brilliant white light, increasing their speed of thought and reaction time. General's Handbook 2020 - Realm of Battle: Hysh, The Realm of Light, pg. 105
Folds in Perception The caster bends the light of Hysh in such a way that their allies are hidden in plain sight from the enemy. Broken Realms: Teclis - Realm of Battle: Ymetrica, Hysh, pg. 75
Pha’s Protection Wizards that know the Lore of Light
Wizards in the Realm of Hysh
The wizard calls upon the beneficent Guardians of Light to protect his allies from harm. Age of Sigmar: Core Book (2nd Edition) – Realm of Battle: Hysh, the Realm of Light, pg. 259
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Bright Spells, pg. 279-280
Light of Battle The clouds part at the wizard’s command, illuminating the battlefield and filling his allies with hope. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Hysh, pg. 78
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Bright Spells, pg. 279-280
Aetheric Net A net composed of pure light drifts down upon the battlefield, encasing all those caught beneath it in unbreakable energies. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Hysh, pg. 78
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Bright Spells, pg. 279-280
Healing Glow The wizard channels the pure power of Hysh, repairing even the most grievous wounds. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Hysh, pg. 78
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Bright Spells, pg. 279-280
Banishment The wizard seals the enemy inside an impenetrable crystal prison that carries them away across the battlefield. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Hysh, pg. 78
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Bright Spells, pg. 279-280

Shyish

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

Ulgu

Name Casters Description Sources
Labyrinth of Sorrows Wizards in the Realm of Ulgu The wizard traps the enemy in a prison of their own despair. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ulgu, pg. 77
The Enfeebling The wizard saps the energy from his enemies, draining them of their will to fight. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ulgu, pg. 77
Phantasmal Guardian The wizard summons a creature of pure shadow to protect himself from harm. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ulgu, pg. 77
Bridge of Shadows The wizard summons a portal of pure shadow. Allies that march into this gateway emerge from a shadow elsewhere on the battlefield. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ulgu, pg. 77
Aetheric Tendrils Insubstantial tentacles unfurl from the shadows to grasp and drag the enemy towards their doom. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ulgu, pg. 77
Judgement of Shadow The shadows of Ulgu are alive, and they hunger. By speaking thirteen whispered words of power, one for each of the realm’s great Dominions, a caster can bid the darkness to swallow up their enemies. General's Handbook 2020 - Realm of Battle: Ulgu, The Realm of Shadow, pg. 107
Umbral Leap The caster becomes one with the darkness, traversing the battlefield in a flicker of shadows. Broken Realms: Morathi - Realm of Battle: The Helleflux, Ulgu, pg. 76
Mystifying Miasma Wizards that know the Lore of Shadows
Wizards in the Realm of Ulgu
The wizard creates a numbing fog that causes their foolish foes to listlessly stagger and stumble. Age of Sigmar: Core Book (2nd Edition) – Realm of Battle: Ulgu, the Realm of Shadow, pg. 260
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Grey Spells, pg. 276-277
Crown of Asphyxiation Noxious fog surrounds the wizard, causing nearby foes to stumble and choke. Malign Sorcery - Spells of Ulgu, pg. 77
Soulbound Core Rulebook - Grey Spells, pg. 276-277

Eightpoints

Name Casters Description Sources
Marked Quarry Wizards in the Eightpoints The wizard conjures a shroud of luminescent energy over the foe that draws the attention of nearby beasts. Soul Wars: Wrath of the Everchosen - Region of War: The Eightpoints, pg. 63
Fleshwarp With a gesture, the caster causes the flesh of their target to melt and reform into a new and hideous configuration. Broken Realms: Morathi - Realm of Battle: Varanthax's Maw, The Eightpoints, pg. 78

Sources

Magic of the Mortal Realms and Beyond
Lores of Magic Magic Spectrum Heavens {{{3}}}Beasts {{{3}}}Fire {{{3}}}Metal {{{3}}}Life {{{3}}}Death {{{3}}}Light {{{3}}}Shadows {{{3}}}
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 (Sorrows) • Soulblight Gravelords (DeathmagesVampires) • Nighthaunt (Underworlds) • Ossiarch Bonereapers (MortisansNecro-Alchemy)
Destruction Gloomspite Gitz (MoonclansSpiderfangs) • Ogor Mawtribes (GutmagicSun-Eater) • Orruk Warclans (WeirdSavage Waaagh!Savage BeastSwamp)
Order Cities of Sigmar (CinderCollegiate ArcaneDark SorceryEaglesGhurish HeartlandsIlluminationLeavesPhoenixSmogUmbral SpiteWhitefire) • Daughters of Khaine (Shadows) • Idoneth Deepkin (Deeps) • Lumineth Realm-lords (HyshHigh PeaksWindsZaitrec) • Seraphon (Celestial DominationCelestial Manipulation) • Stormcast Eternals (DrakesStormInvigoration) • Sylvaneth (Deepwood)
Unaligned Realmsphere Magic (EightpointsShadespire) • Ice
Realmstone AetherquartzAmberboneCelestiumChamoniteCyclestoneEmberstoneFalsestoneGrave-SandNullstoneVaraniteWarpstone
Magic Crafts Alchemy (Aether-KhemistryDark AlchemyNecro-Alchemy (Soul Alchemy)) • ChantooRunecraft
Other BloodGrudgeMinor CantripsNull
Arcanum OptimarEndless SpellIncarnateSpells (Common SpellsUnits Spells)