Detect Magic is a low level mage spell, castable on one's self only. It enables the caster to detect the auras left by the spells of other casters, up to several hours after those spells have been cast. It also reveals the alignment of the casters of those spells, whether good, neutral, or evil.
Another effect is that it enables the caster to detect the presence of magical enchantments on items. This can be useful in determining whether or not a weapon needs to be enchanted. Perhaps its most useful effect for a lowbie is that it allows one to browse through a store's inventory in search of pre-enchanted items.
This spell also allows to detect whether a room is watched by a Watch Room spell or has a Portal leading into it. If the caster is very skilled in detect magic, having this spell up also allows to see magical keys of locations from which the caster's room is watched, to which a portal is leading from his room, or from which a portal is coming to his room.
Unfortunately, in spite of the low level of this spell, there are few guildmasters that teach Detect Magic to the free races.
Syntax : cast 'detect magic' [self-only] Type : Detection Accumulative: No Duration : Yes Casting : Normal Position : Standing Level : Level 2 Class : Magic User Min. Mana : 5 Example: > cast 'detect magic'