Anathematic substances

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Silver is anathema to werewolves, so hopefully Feiya and Merisiel remembered to bring some.
This article covers physical substances to which certain creatures are vulnerable. For the philosophical concept with metaphysical implications, see edicts and anathema.

Some creatures, particularly outsiders, have specific vulnerabilities known as anathemas. Commonly known anathemas include silver's effects against werecreatures and devils; sunlight's effects on vampires; and cold iron's effects against daemons, demons, and fey.1[citation needed]

Anathematic substances are often incorporated into weapons designed to harm outsiders, and magic circles used to bind or ward against them.1[citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Chapter 2: Mastering Magic” in Ultimate Magic, 102–103. Paizo Inc., 2011