Mage Spheres

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Sphere Levels

Dot-filled.png Immediate Spatial Perceptions
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Sense Space, Touch Space
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Pierce Space, Seal Gate, Co-Locality Perception
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Rend Space, Co-Locate Self
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Mutate Localities, Co-Location
Dot-filled.png Sense Fate and Fortune
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Control Probability
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Affect Predictable Patterns
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Affect Life
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Affect Thought
Dot-filled.png Perceive Forces
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Control Minor Forces
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Transmute Minor Forces
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Control Major Forces
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Transmute Major Forces
Dot-filled.png Sense Life
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Alter Simple Patterns, Heal Self
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Alter Self, Transform Simple Patterns
(includes healing other people, ST Handbook 13)
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Alter Complex Patterns, Transform Self
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Transform Complex Patterns, Perfect Metamorphosis
Dot-filled.png Matter Perceptions
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Basic Transmutation
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Alter Form
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Complex Transformation
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Alter Properties
Dot-filled.png Sense Thoughts and Emotions, Empower Self
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Read Surface Thoughts, Mental Impulse
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Mental Link, Dreamwalk
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Control Conscious Mind, Astral Projection
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Control Subconscious, Untether, Forge Psyche
Dot-filled.png Etheric Senses, Effuse Personal Quintessence
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Weave Odyllic Force, Fuel Pattern, Enchant Pattern, Summon Prime Weapon, Activate Quintessential Matter & Forces
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Channel Quintessence, Sublimate Quintessential Matter & Forces, Activate Quintessential Life, Enchant Life
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Expel Base Energy From Matter & Forces, Sublimate Quintessential Life, Permanently Enchant Matter & Forces. Suffuse Matter & Forces, Create Soulgem, Tap Wellspring
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Expel Base Energy From Life, Alter Quintessential Flow, Nullify Paradox, Permanently Enchant Life, Suffuse Life, Create Soulflower, Create Node, Fountains of Paradise
Dot-filled.png Spirit Senses
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Touch Spirit
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Pierce Gauntlet
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Rend And Repair Gauntlet, Bind Spirits
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Forge Ephemera, Outward Journeys
Dot-filled.png Time Sense
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Time Sight
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Time Manipulation
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Time Determinism
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Time Travel, Time Immunity

Optional Technocratic variants


  • Reference: New World Order Revised 74
  • Also available to non-Technocrats
  • At levels 1-2, Correspondence and Data can substitute for each other; once you reach 3+, you have to pick one and stick with it
Dot-filled.png On the Ones and Zeroes
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png The Reach and the View
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Collocation, Firewalling, Surveillance Hub
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Between Space, Dimensional Cohabitation
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Redistribute Physical Properties, Fold Space

Data range chart:

  • Replaces Correspondence range chart
  • Requires extended Intelligence + Enigmas ("Successes needed" and "Time per roll" refer to this)
Data sphere level Successes needed Time per roll Connection required
1 8 Four hours Subject's presence or body sample, source code, or government identification database information
2 6 Two hours A close possession or close companion, sample code, personal email, or social media account
3 4 One hour Casual possession or associate, legacy code, sock puppet, or throwaway email or media accounts
4 3 One minute Acquaintance or used item, derivative code, or IP address
5 2 One turn Briefly touched item or met person, code from same language, or rerouted IP string

Dimensional Science

  • Reference: Guide to the Technocracy 49, 206
  • Nodes sanitized by the Technocracy count as Gauntlet 2-4 with this sphere, 9 otherwise (+help gauntlet)

Primal Utility

  • Reference: Syndicate Revised 79
  • Focuses on abstract economic forms of Primal Energy, rather than physical
  • Access outside the Syndicate is restricted at staff discretion
Primal Utility
Dot-filled.png Assess Primal Utility, Deposit Primal Utility, Exploit Primal Venture
Can use Primal Ventures (SR 81), but not regular Nodes
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Create Gadgets, Perfect Material Exploitation, Primal Innovation
Cannot create pure Prime weapons, but can enhance existing weapons
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Create Stable Extraordinary Devices, Living Asset Exploitation, Use Tass and Primal Storage
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Create Tass, Exploit Opportunity, Liquidate Assets
Cannot turn Primal Energy directly into Devices, but can turn it into Tass and then use that via Primal Energy 3
Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.png Create Living Assets, Create Primal Nodes and Ventures, Liquidate Living Assets, Market Compensation

Specialty spheres

  • Each mage may choose a specialty sphere. (MtA 90: "Some Orphans, especially Hollow Ones, have no specialty sphere." Emphasis added.)
  • If you don't have a single choice listed here, then pick one and set a +note.
  • If self-service XP spending doesn't recognize your specialty, then use +request. (+xpreq will tell you to use self-service.)
Tradition Specialty sphere
Akashic Brotherhood Mind
Celestial Chorus Prime
Cult of Ecstasy Time
Dreamspeakers Spirit
Euthanatos Entropy
Order of Hermes Forces
Sons of Ether Matter
Verbena Life
Virtual Adepts Correspondence
Convention Methodology Specialty sphere
Iteration X BioMechanics Life
Statisticians Entropy or Time
Time-Motion Manager Forces or Matter
New World Order Ivory Tower Mind
Operatives Mind or Forces
Q Division Forces or Matter
Watchers Correspondence, Data, or Forces
Progenitors Genegineers Life
FACADE Engineers Life or Entropy
Pharmacopoeists Life or Mind
Syndicate Disbursements Correspondence, Data, or Mind
Enforcers Forces or Mind
Financiers Entropy or Mind
Media Control Mind or Life
Special Projects Division Dimensional Science or Forces
Void Engineers Border Corps Division Forces
DSEATC Dimensional Science
Earth Frontier Division Correspondence, Data, or Forces
Neutralization Specialist Corps Dimensional Science
Pan-Dimensional Corps Correspondence, Data, Dimensional Science, or Time
Research and Execution Dimensional Science or Forces

Reference: Guide to the Technocracy page 134