Book of Minor Magic

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Spellbook.png Book of Minor Magic
Rarity 1/20
A spellbook containing a variety of simple but useful magical incantations. Many prominent spellcasters used this book to begin their arcane studies.

The Book of Minor Magic is the starting book of the Wizard background.


Tile Spell Type Level
Magic dart.png a - Magic Dart Conjuration 1
Blink.png b - Blink Translocation 2
Call imp.png c - Call Imp Summoning 2
Slow.png d - Slow Hexes 2
Conjure flame.png e - Conjure Flame Conjuration/Fire 3
Mephitic cloud.png f - Mephitic Cloud Air/Conjuration/Poison 3


This is a great starting book for beginners, as mephitic cloud and call imp can easily get you through the early game. Blink can get you out of nasty situations pretty quickly, and Conjure Flame can help keep most enemies at bay. However, once you encounter the Lair, the spells this book provides aren't strong enough anymore, and you'll need help of other spells or items to survive there.


In 0.20, Repel Missiles was removed.

Added in 0.8 as a replacement for three different Wizard starting books flame, frost and summoning.