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An abjurer.
(Arcane school)

Abjurer, abjurist
Focused arcane
Thassilonian sin
Spell list
Source: Core Rulebook, pg(s). 209

Abjuration is a school of magic that deals in protective spells and the suppression of others' magic. Magic of this school creates physical or magical barriers, negates magical or physical abilities, harms trespassers, or even banishes the target of the spell to another plane of existence.1 Wizards who specialize in this type of magic are known as abjurers or abjurists.2

On Golarion

The Acadamae, the premier magical college of the Varisian city of Korvosa, holds an annual event called the Breaching Festival. In it, participants are challenged to bypass or defeat the protective magics of the building which houses the school of abjuration.3 Abjuration is also one of the chief focuses of study at the Stone of the Seers, Magnimar's best-known academy of magic.4

Sin magic

During the reign of the runelords of ancient Thassilon, abjuration was associated with the sin of envy, and was therefore the specialty of the ruler of the realm of Edasseril.5

Notable abjurers

See also: Category:Abjurers


  1. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 209. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  2. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 79. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  3. Mike McArtor. (2008). Guide to Korvosa, p. 11. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-078-0
  4. F. Wesley Schneider. (2007). Magnimar. The Skinsaw Murders, p. 63. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-037-7
  5. Wolfgang Baur. (2007). The History of Thassilon. Burnt Offerings, p. 74–76. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-035-3