Elven High Magic

Elven high magic is very powerful and extremely rare. With high magic and sufficient time, an elven wizard can accomplish just about anything. It is closely guarded secret, practiced only by the elves and their shadow fey relatives. Non-elves are never taught the ways of this school. That's both a sign of the elves' sense of superiority and an unfortunate practicality. High magic can take centuries to master, and humans and other short-lived races simply don't live long enough to become skilled in this art.

Except as noted below, practitioners of elven high magic function as wizards and use the wizard spell list.

Ritual Savant

Beginning at 2nd level when you select this school, the gold and time you must spend to copy a high magic spell into your spellbook is halved.

Ritual Focus

Starting at 2nd level, you can spend 10 minutes centering your mental energy and creating a ritual focus. When you choose to do so, you can expend your ritual focus to create one of the following effects when casting the ritual version of a spell.

  • You can cast a ritual version of a spell without adding the additional 10 minutes to the casting time that's normally required.
  • You can expend a spell slot equal to or higher than the spell's nominal level as you cast the ritual version of the spell, provided the spell allows that as an option. The ritual takes effect at a level one higher than the expended spell slot instead of the minimum. You must be able to cast spells of the ritual's elevated level for the ritual to take effect.

Some spells have additional effects that you can invoke by expending your ritual focus. You can't use your ritual focus again until after you complete a short or long rest.

Bound Magic

At 6th level, you begin to master an understanding of elven high magic. You bind magic into the fabric of a place, making it last without any concentration. Choose a ritual spell you know that targets an area. Cast the ritual version of the spell and expend your ritual focus while burning expensive herbs worth 200 gp per level of the ritual. The spell's duration in that location becomes a year and a day. If you cast the ritual every day for 30 consecutive days, the spell becomes permanent in that location until it's dispelled or otherwise destroyed.

Additionally, you can expend your ritual focus twice between rests.

Ritual Master

Beginning at 10th level, you can copy any spells with the ritual tag, regardless of class, into your spellbook. Ritual spells that you copy into your spellbook using this ability must be no higher in level than half of your wizard level (rounded up). You can cast these spells only as rituals unless you also learn them by other means.

High Magic

Starting at 14th level, ritual versions of spells that you cast are treated as if they were cast using a spell slot one level higher than the slot you actually use. High magic can be combined with the increased spell level benefit of expending your ritual focus. This applies only to spells that can be cast at higher levels.

Additionally, you can expend your ritual focus three times between rests.

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