RAW, Can Familiars cast spells on their own?


Witch Playtest


The playtest doc's wording says that the familiar is the one learning new spells. Now, the witch can cast those spells through the familiar, but I don't see anything in the rules prohibiting the familiar itself from casting spells it knows.

Silver Crusade

Where’s the rules for the Familiar casting them?

Liberty's Edge

The familiar does not have spell slots to cast.


The Raven Black wrote:
The familiar does not have spell slots to cast.

What about cantrips?

Silver Crusade

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Rysky wrote:
Where’s the rules for the Familiar casting them?


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To cast a non-innate spell, you need to be able to do the "Cast a Spell" activity. Since familiars do not have that ability, they can't.

Bard Dedication: "You cast spells like a bard and gain the Cast a Spell activity."
Cleric Dedication: "You gain access to the Cast a Spell activity."
Druid Dedication: "You gain access to the Cast a Spell activity."
Sorcerer Dedication: "You gain access to the Cast a Spell activity."
Wizard Dedication: "You gain the Cast a Spell activity."

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