casting Identify as a ritual is neat.. bypassing the material component need

1 week ago

sadly it doesn't work with Detect Magic which is also a Ritual.



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Steve
Level 6
1 week ago

It does work as a ritual.  I have used it many times with my Wizard casting Detect Magic as a ritual and it does not need to be prepared for a wizard to cast it as a ritual.  A floater message will briefly appear above the heads of party members that says something like "Magic Detected" and then if you look in the inventory screens you will see a ? on magic items.

Baraz
Level 12
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5 days ago

Wizards, only, do not need to prepare Ritual spells (though I find that limitation for other casters a bit too harsh). 

Also, casting a spell as a Ritual should still require the Material component (or Focus/Component pouch) or Material cost if any.  Of course, this is just a tabletop concern, as Solasta will allow players to turn off Material components at any time in-game.


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Heldred
Level 7
5 days ago

My memory is fuzzy, but would you say (and please correct!) to cast a spell (Identify/Detect Magic) as a Ritual:


1) Wizard

spell needs to be in spell book

don't need to have spell memorized/prepared

can cast as ritual

needs component (with setting activated that requires component)


2) Cleric/Paladin/Ranger

no spell book, no problem 

need to have spell memorized/prepared

can cast as ritual

needs component (with setting activated that requires component)


3) Rogue (Shadowcaster) / Fighter (Spellblade)

spell needs to be in spell book

need to have spell memorized/prepared

can cast as ritual

needs component (with setting activated that requires component)