Mage’s Perusal

School divination; Level bard 1, cleric 1, magus 1, sorcerer/ wizard 1


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S


Range touch
Target book touched
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance yes (harmless, object)


You gain a brief but incomplete understanding of one book’s contents, equivalent to having skimmed its pages for 1 hour. This insight is not sufficient to translate unknown languages, decipher codes, or memorize text, but it does allow the caster to learn what topics the book discusses— invaluable to an adventurer who must make a snap decision when performing research or deciding whether or not to abscond with a volume. In addition, you instantly benefit from any bonuses or effects the book would normally grant to anyone who reads it for 1 hour.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Player Companion: Pathfinder Society Primer © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: John Compton and Mark Moreland.

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