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Incorporeal Spellcasters and Spell Components

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There may be something I missed, but if a spellcaster becomes a ghost (or otherwise becomes incorporeal)....

....can they cast spells that require material components?

I know that they are essentially "stuck" with the last set of spells they memorized/prayed for before they died. Did their spell components become part of their ghostly self and would they be rejuvenated?

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It makes sense that they would. I would expect a ghostly warrior to still have his armor and weapons. Why not a spellcaster?

Really, though, this question belongs in the Rules Questions forum rather than the PFS forum.

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oops, you're right.. it got moved... like MAGIC!

would they be able to cast those spells just once? spell components are essentially used up after they are consumed (like a potion or a scroll) and basically turn into nothingness by the energies used to create the spell effect.

So how could a spellcaster's ghost cast spells that require material components more than once after dying?

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In all seriousness, you're over thinking this. Ghosts rejuvenate when destroyed and thus would probably "reset" everyday. So there's your answer.

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