Part of the fun of magic is that it can be used to augment some very specific character concepts, such as those based on the classes in Paizo’s Advanced Player’s Guide. As we were outlining and compiling the Deep Magic project, providing versatile spells that could serve several unique, flavorful purposes was an important goal—and, so far, I think we’ve wildly succeeded.
The Deep Magic spells for the witch class are a great example of this. Even though we’re sharing only a few names for now, it’s clear that the spells below fit the mysterious, otherworldly theme that drives many witch characters.
Take a look at a few of the spells Deep Magic will offer witches (animal contagion and heart skewer are personal favorites!). Although this might seem like a lot, keep in mind that it’s just a fraction of the witch spells the final book will contain!
1st-Level Witch Spells—chill heart, fire under the tongue, freeze potion, goat’s hoof charm, hearth charm, influence, Loki’s gift, mirror’s gaze, misleading presence, mosquito bane, nail foot, not so fast, razor maw, speed burst, step like me, twist the skein, veil companion
2nd-Level Witch Spells—bone shards, bone swarm, calling card, chrono location, converse with drake, devil’s charm, freeze time, grudge match, inquisitor’s bane, painful memories, reverse industry, snap the leash, snowblind stare, step outside, spy my shadow, uncanny reach, unluck on that, greater veil companion, vicious spikes, view the past, witch’s escape
3rd-Level Witch Spells—enslave thrall, fire claws, flayed strafing, heavy chains, patron’s aspect, potency of the pack, prison without walls, rapid aging, sea of fire, spiteful weapon, thunderbolt, Wotan’s rede
4th-Level Witch Spells—animal contagion, binding oath, create tupilak, cursed gift, dance of the dead, deific vision, devouring shadow, dimensional bleed, ensnare ley line, greater influence, gecko’s grip, Jotun’s jest, of two minds, revitalizing word, summon venomous swarm, wall of screams
5th-Level Witch Spells—greater bone shards, burrowing boost, chain of bones, coin swarm, diabolical temper, fiery blood, geyser of the dragon turtle, grasp of the tupilak, heart skewer, wall of bones
6th-Level Witch Spells—blade of my brother, blind seer’s madness, curse of Boreas, faerie ring, fiery lightning, red dragonfly swarm
7th-Level Witch Spells—dimensional wave, fiery sandstorm, fire claws, greater to lesser, triumph of ice
8th-Level Witch Spells—wyvern’s sting
9th-Level Witch Spells—agonizing howl, raise undead host