Binding circle

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Planar binding
Binding circle (2ER)

Rank (2E)
Ritual 6
Source: Player Core, pg(s). 391
Planar binding

Conjuration (calling)
Level (1E)
Med 4, Sum 4, Occ 5, Psy 5, Sor/Wiz 5 (lesser);
Sum 5, Occ 6, Psy 6, Sor/Wiz 6;
or Sum 6, Psy 8, Sor/Wiz 8 (greater)
Source: Core Rulebook, pg(s). 321–322

The binding circle ritual123 and planar binding spell4 call an unwilling outsider from its planar home in the Great Beyond to the Universe via conjuration magic. The spellcaster can then attempt to trap it in a previously prepared magic circle and convince or force it to perform a task for her in return for its freedom.234


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  1. In Pathfinder Second Edition, this ritual was originally named planar binding. The Pathfinder Second Edition Remaster Project renamed the ritual to binding circle and removed traits related to schools of magic.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Logan Bonner, et al. “7: Spells” in Core Rulebook, 414. Paizo Inc., 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 Logan Bonner, et al. Spells” in Player Core, 391. Paizo Inc., 2023
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Spells” in Core Rulebook, 321–322. Paizo Inc., 2009