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Shamans are magicians who do not share the wizards' or priests' specialization to any specific school of magic, but rather concentrate into magic as a whole. A typical shaman's spell repertoire consists of equal amount of benevolent rituals and offensive spells. Some shamans may supplement their magical potency by either applying or practicing the art of alchemy.

Shamans, in addition to their spell-casting capabilities, may also act as a clan or a tribe's spiritual leader, since they usually have a spiritual connection to a patron deity or ancestral spirits. At least nephilim, goblins, giants and troglodytes are known to feature shamanism as a form of their respective cultures.