After 8 hours of rest, a spellcaster gains a base Mana pool to pull from in order to cast spells. This Mana is based on two factors: (1) the character’s caster level and (2) their primary spellcasting ability score.
The following table indicates the base Mana gained each day (after 8 hours of rest) based on the caster’s level.
|Caster Level||Wylder, Luminar Mana per Day||Bard Mana per Day|
Spellcasters can also receive bonus Mana if their primary Spellcasting ability Score (i.e., Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma) is high enough. At first level, a player chooses their spellcaster’s primary ability, which all their bonuses are based upon. They cannot alter this choice, unless they change a spellcasting class, such as changing from Wylder to Luminar, or Wylder to fighter.
Most spellcasters in Atheles use Intelligence as their primary spellcasting ability; however, the Game Master should feel free to allow the use of Wisdom or Charisma for the primary spellcasting ability if it makes for a better story or character development.
To determine your Mana bonus, simply consult Table 2 and find the intersection of the row for your primary spellcasting ability score and the column for the maximum spell level your character is capable of casting.
|Spellcasting Base ability Score||Level of Spellcaster|
For example, a 5th level Luminar with an Intelligence of 17 would gain 9 extra Mana points per day to add to their base Mana of 16, for a total of 25 Mana per day (assuming their base ability is Intelligence).