Complete Mage

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Complete Mage
Author Skip Williams, Penny Williams, Ari Marmell and Kolja Raven Liquette
Genre Role-playing game
Publisher Wizards of the Coast
Publication date
October 2006
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 160
ISBN 0-7869-3937-0

Complete Mage is a supplemental rule book for the 3.5 edition of the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game. It is effectively the sequel to Complete Arcane.


The book provides feats, prestige classes, and other options for characters interested in magic. Unlike Complete Arcane, Complete Mage contains no new core classes, but it contains alternative class features for existing classes.

Publication history[edit]

Complete Mage was written by Skip Williams, Penny Williams, Ari Marmell, and Kolja Raven Liquette, and was published in October 2006. Cover art was by Matt Cavotta, and interior art is by Miguel Coimbra, Eric Deschamps, Wayne England, Carl Frank, Randy Gallegos, Ralph Horsley, Jim Nelson, Eric Polak, Mike Schley, Ron Spencer, Anne Stokes, Arnie Swekel, Eva Widermann, and Kieran Yanner.

Andy Collins explains how this book relates to Complete Arcane: "Both books cover similar topics--how to enhance your character's magical (arcane) abilities. That said, they don't follow exactly the same format (though both contain spells, feats, and prestige classes as one might expect), so the range of subject matter varies a bit. Complete Mage, for example, doesn't introduce new classes like Complete Arcane did, though it does provide some new options (feats, spells, and so on) for the new classes from Complete Arcane."[1]

Shannon Appelcline identified Complete Mage as one of the books that "changed the way that D&D worked in dramatic ways" and may have influenced the design of 4th edition D&D.[2]




  1. ^ Carroll, Bart (October 5, 2006). "Product Spotlight: Complete Mage". Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 294. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 

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