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Roshar's Magic

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Okay, so we know that Roshar has three magic systems, right? Surgebinding, Voidbinding, and something to do with Spren and Fabrials.

 

Surgebinding seems like a pretty physical power system.

Whatever the magic system with Fabrials is, it uses Spren, which are cognitive aspects.

And the Void is often used as a reference to the afterlife, which i think will make it a spiritual power.

Will Brandon make 3 sets of powers, one for each physical, cognitive, spiritual aspect, but with similar outcomes? Or will the outcomes be completely different? I don't know, but I like the idea of each one working with only one aspect.

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Well, in about one day you'll learn more about the magic systems of Roshar and whether there are really just 3 kinds.
The Ars Arcanum of WoR has some vague hints in it.

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Surgebinding seems like a pretty physical power system.

 

We've seen only a very small part of surgebinding. You can't say that it's a pretty physical power system.

Lightweaving (that Shallan does in the preview) does not look like "physical".

I'm sure there are many surges that are not "physical".

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Surgebinding seems like a pretty physical power system.

 

Altering Gravity is altering Spiritual connections. Soulcasting is changing the Spiritual essence of something. I am fairly confident that Surgebinding is mainly Spiritual, with a touch of Cognitive and Physical (Illumination, Growth, Adhesion, and Tension probably).

 

No clue on what Voidbinding will do. I'd predict similar outcomes, but altered. Perhaps more internal than external?

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