DDO Dungeons and Dragons Online Magic
Magic can first be divided into 2 major categories, Divine and Arcane magic. This division is sharp and spell casters will usually stick with one or the other. Some deities allow their followers to practice arcane as well as divine magic as spell casters are driven to find out about all magic.
- Divine Spells
Divine spell casters include Clerics, Paladins and Rangers and their ability comes from their devotion to a deity or cause. Only through work for their cause or prayer to their deity will they have the ability. So they need rest and meditation daily to achieve this.
Divine magic is broken down into spheres. Most divine spell casters will have 2-3 spheres that most of their spells come from such as Air, Fire, Knowledge, Strength, War or others. As you gain experience you will be allowed access to more powerful spells.
- Arcane Spells
Arcane casters include Wizards and Sorcerers. Their ability comes through natural ability or study. Arcane Spells are broken down into schools. These Schools include Abjuration, Conjuration, Divination, Enchantment, Evocation, Illusion, Necromancy, and Transmutation.