Witchcraft Skill (3.5e Other)

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Witchcraft (Wis; Trained Only)[edit]

Use this skill to identify witchcrafted items as they are created or items already crafted. Also use to learn recipes and witch spells.

Witchcraft DC Task
15 + spell level Identify a spell being imbued into a witchcrafted item. (You must see or hear the spell’s verbal or somatic components.) No action required. No retry.
15 + spell level Learn a spell from another witch (witch only). No retry for that spell until you gain at least 1 rank in Witchcraft (even if you find another witch to try to learn the spell from). Requires 8 hours.
15 + witchcraft level Learn a recipe from a recipe book (witch only). No retry for that recipe until you gain at least 1 rank in Witchcraft (even if you find another source to try to learn the recipe from). Requires 8 hours.
20 + spell level Identify any spells imbued into a salve, incense or tonic that’s already in use. You must be able to see or detect the effects of the item. No action required. No retry.
20 + witchcraft level Identify basic properties of a salve, incense or tonic that’s already in use. You must be able to see or detect the effects of the item. No action required. No retry.
25 + spell level Identify any spells imbued into a salve, incense or tonic. Requires 1 minute. No retry.
25 + witchcraft level Identify the basic properties of a salve, incense or tonic. Requires 1 minute. No retry.
40 + witchcraft level Identify all properties of a salve, incense or tonic. Requires 1 minute. No retry.
50 + witchcraft level Quick identification of salves, incenses and tonics.
50 + spell level Identify any spells imbued into a witchwand, candle or witchstaff. Requires 1 minute. No retry.
50 + witchcraft level Identify the basic properties of witchwands, candles and witchstaffs. Requires 1 minute. No retry.
70 + witchcraft level Identify all properties of witchwands, candles and witchstaffs. Requires 1 minute. No retry.
70 + witchcraft level When using read magic, identify the basic properties of a witchglyph. No action required.
85 + witchcraft level When using read magic, identify all properties of a witchglyph. No action required.
Check[edit]

You can identify properties of salves, incense and tonics, and learn witch spells and witchcraft recipes. The DCs for Witchcraft checks relating to various tasks are summarized on the table above.

Witchcraft Level[edit]

The level of a witchcraft item is determined from its type and complexity, as given by the following table:

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Identify Basic Properties of Witchcrafted Item[edit]

This use of the skill requires one round of inspection, and functions exactly as if you had cast an identify spell on the item. You can’t attempt this on the same item more than once.

Identify All Properties of Witchcrafted Item[edit]

This requires one minute of inspection, and reveals all properties of a single item (including components and charges remaining). You can’t attempt this on the same item more than once.

Epic Check[edit]

You can identify properties of a witchwands, candles, witchstaffs and witchglyphs. (See table.)

Quick Identification[edit]

You can identify the basic property of a salve, incense or tonic as a full-round action, without an alchemical lab or any cost. You can’t retry this check (or take 20); if you fail, you must identify the substance in an alchemical lab, as normal.

Action[edit]

Varies, as noted above.

Try Again[edit]

See above.

Special[edit]

If you have the Magical Aptitude feat, you get a +2 bonus on Witchcraft checks.

Synergy[edit]

If you have 5 or more ranks in Witchcraft, you get a +2 bonus on Profession (village witch) checks.

If you have 5 or more ranks in Knowledge (nature), you get a +2 bonus on Witchcraft checks.

If you have 5 or more ranks in Use Magic Device, you get a +2 bonus on Witchcraft checks related to witchwands, witchstaffs and witchglyphs.



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