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What Abilities are Magic?

For clarification what skills, out sided of obvious magic user skills, are still considered magic or a spells? For instance the ability Stupify under the Ingenuity tree.

Per Combat Ability: Stupify
Target’s mind is impaired.  They are able to defend but cannot attack.  10 second duration.  “Ingenuity Stupify”

I would assume that this is a non magical effect, but as no contact is needed I'm left feeling unsure.

This can be confusing for some abilities such as Null Magic Stance and for some races such as Elves. Elves "Never use mental magical effects".



Fennix Rengault, Larana

As a rule, everything under a combat tree is a normal mundane thing anyone can do with enough practice.  The Ingenuity Stupify may be as simple as literally throwing dirt is a person's eye or using a reflective mirror to blind an opponent.

Anything that specifically encourages or bans the use of magic is expressly referencing the actual schools of magic.  For instance someone who took the Elf racial disadvantage "Never use mental magical effects" would not be able to use Mental effects from Wizardry, Witchcraft, Relic Wardens, etc but would not impact the use of effects through fighting styles, combat traits, racial abilities, alchemy, and so on.



Scott Casteel / Altera Awakens Plot Committee