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Secrets of Magic

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Pathfinder Secrets of Magic
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September 8, 2020
September 1, 2021
September 1, 2021
Pocket Edition Softcover
September 1, 2021
Special Edition Hardcover
September 1, 2021

Secrets of Magic, a Pathfinder Second Edition core rulebook by Logan Bonner, Mark Seifter, and Amirali Attar Olyaee, Kate Baker, Minty Belmont, James Case, Jessica Catalan, John Compton, Katina Davis, Jesse Decker, Chris Eng, Eleanor Ferron, Leo Glass, Joan Hong, Vanessa Hoskins, Jason Keeley, Joshua Kim, Luis Loza, Ron Lundeen, Liane Merciel, David N. Ross, Ianara Natividad, Chesley Oxendine, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Shiv Ramdas, Mikhail Rekun, Simone D. Sallé, Michael Sayre, Sen.H.H.S., Shay Snow, Kendra Leigh Speedling, Tan Shao Han, Calliope Lee Taylor, Mari Tokuda, Jason Tondro, Clark Valentine, Ruvaid Virk, Andrew White, Landon Winkler, Tonya Woldridge, and Isis Wozniakowska, was released on September 1, 2021.

Discover the untold potential of magic!
Secrets of Magic, the newest hardcover rulebook for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game! Secrets of Magic brings the popular magus and summoner classes into Pathfinder Second Edition, unlocking heroes who combine magical might with martial prowess and offering command of a powerful magical companion creature. The lavishly illustrated, 256-page rulebook contains hundreds of new spells with potent offerings for all spellcasting character classes, magic items for any player character, and lore detailing the fundamental structure and theories of magic. A special section within the volume—the Book of Unlimited Magic—presents new methods of spellcasting, with elementalism, geomancy, shadow magic, rune magic, and even pervasive magic to give every place and creature in your game a magical spin!


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1: Essentials of Magic
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  • Arcane Treatise
  • Divine Treatise
  • Occult Treatise
  • Primal Treatise
  • Magical Essences Treatise
  • Schools of Magic Treatise
  • Magical Backgrounds
  • Rare Magical Backgrounds
2: Classes
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3: Spells
p. 78
  • Spell Lists
  • Spell Descriptions
  • Focus Spells
  • Rituals
4: Magic Items
p. 154
  • Treasure by Level
  • Fulus
  • Grimoires
  • Magical Tattoos
  • Personal Staves
  • Spell Catalysts
  • Spellhearts
  • Consumables
  • Permanent Items
5: Book of Unlimited Magic
p. 192
  • Cathartic Magic
  • Elementalism
  • Elemental Spell List
  • Flexible Preparation
  • Geomancy
  • Ley Lines
  • Pervasive Magic
  • Shadow Magic
  • Soul Seeds
  • Soulforged Armaments
  • Thassilonian Rune magic
  • True Names
  • Wellspring Magic
Glossary & Index
p. 252


Secrets of Magic Class Playtest, a Pathfinder Second Edition playtest document written by Logan Bonner, Lyz Liddell, and Mark Seifter, was released on September 8, 2020, as a free PDF download. The playtesting period ran through October 16, 2020.

You’ve found the not-so-secret playtest for Secrets of Magic! This upcoming sourcebook, scheduled for July 2021, brings you loads of new spells, magic items, special types of magic, and information about the inner workings of magic. But this playtest? It's all about the two new classes! Your insight into these classes will be vital as we prepare them for the final book.
  • The magus combines spells with attacks. The classic concept of the warrior-mage hybrid lives here. The test will show whether this class outshines martial characters or spellcasters, or whether it balances its two sides in a satisfying way that feels special. The magus gets fewer spell slots, though the slots' spell levels get as high as a wizard's!
  • The summoner is for the player who wants to adventure alongside a cool sidekick! A powerful entity called an eidolon holds a supernatural connection with the summoner, sharing health and working in tandem. This class also casts spells but has fewer per day than other spellcasting classes.

Livestream campaign

Secrets of Magic was a Pathfinder Second Edition live-play Twitch stream from Paizo Inc. The ten-episode series debuted on July 14, 2021, and ran until September 15, 2021. It was meant to show off new rules options and thematic elements from the Secrets of Magic sourcebook, which was released near the end of the series's run.

Four esteemed graduates from the College of Mysteries in Absalom are sent to a tiny desert village in eastern Thuvia along the banks of the Junira River. Rumor has it that everyone in this small community has suddenly developed magical abilities. Power that, if left unchecked, might spell their doom. Perhaps even more troubling, even those who just visit the town receive powers as well! Can these four spell-slinging scholars work together to get to the bottom of this mystery before rogue magic tears the place apart?