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Arcana is an Intelligence-based skill. It represents an academic understanding of arcane magic and the Weave, but it is not required to cast spells.

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Recognise magic. Interact with enchanted items.

Creatures add their Intelligence score to the results of Arcana ability checks. If they are proficient in Arcana, they also add their proficiency bonus.

Proficiency[edit | edit source]

The following backgrounds grant proficiency in Arcana:

The following classes can choose to select Arcana as a proficient skill at Level 1:

Rangers who choose Keeper of the Veil Keeper of the Veil or Mage Breaker Mage Breaker as a Favoured Enemy gain proficiency in Arcana.

Knowledge Domain clerics can choose to gain proficiency in Arcana at Level 1. If chosen, they can add double their proficiency bonus when making Arcana checks.

Uses[edit | edit source]

  • Used in dialogue.
  • Used to identify or reveal information about magical items and some supernatural creatures, especially those from other planes.

Related items[edit | edit source]

+1 to Skill Checks[edit | edit source]

+1d4 to All Skill Checks[edit | edit source]

Shapeshifter's Boon Ring while Shapeshifted or Disguised

Related Spells[edit | edit source]