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Focus has multiple meanings in the study of magic.

Focus component

A focus component funnels the magical energy for some spells. The spellcaster needs to manipulate the focus as part of the casting process. Foci tend to be expensive, though some casters have alternatives to use, such as divine spellcasters who may substitute material components of a spell with their holy symbol acting as a focus component.[1]

Focus magic

Focus spells are unique to each class and reflect their individual features.[2]


  1. Logan Bonner et al. (2019). Pathfinder Core Rulebook, p. 303. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-168-9
  2. Logan Bonner et al. (2019). Pathfinder Core Rulebook, p. 300. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-168-9