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The Casting Symbol is an animated symbol that appears when a character uses a skill. Typically, casting symbols are animated such that they last for the full duration of the skill's activation, although there are exceptions where it appears only at the end of activation. Not all skills have casting symbols — for example, most Attack skills, while they do have other forms of animation, do not generally have any recognizable symbols as part of that animation.
Casting symbols for Spells are generally shared among all spells of a certain attribute. There are a few spells that use the incorrect symbol, such as Life Attunement, a Protection Prayers spell that uses the Healing Prayers symbol. There are also some spells that have unique casting symbols, shown in the next section.
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| || Divine Favor,|
|Healing Prayers||Protection Prayers||Smiting Prayers|
| || Soul Reaping,|
|Blood Magic||Curses||Death Magic|
| || Fast Casting,|
|Domination Magic||Illusion Magic||Inspiration Magic|
| ||Air Magic||Earth Magic||Fire Magic||Water Magic|
| || Spawning Power,|
|Channeling Magic||Communing||Restoration Magic|
| ||Critical Strikes||Deadly Arts||Shadow Arts||No Attribute|
| ||Mysticism||Earth Prayers||Wind Prayers||No Attribute|
Spells with unique symbols
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| ||Gaze of Contempt||Vampiric Gaze|
| ||Aura of Restoration|| Elem. Attunement,|
The exceptions are:
- Signet of Spirits - uses the Channeling spell symbol and a unique symbol in addition
A few other signets use the usual rosette and a second symbol in addition.
All Glyphs have unique casting symbols.
All Nature Rituals have a dual casting symbol, consisting of a unique symbol that animates during activation and a shared symbol that appears at the end of activation.
| Nature Ritual|
end of activation
Skills that affect both Player and Pet
A few pet-related skills that buff both the player and pet have symbols. Never Rampage Alone, Rampage as One, and Run as One all start with the "two paws" symbol, which come together to form either the "paw and arrow" or "paw and foot" symbols.
|"Two paws" symbol||Run as One|| Rampage as One and|
Never Rampage Alone
|Avatar of Balthazar||Avatar of Dwayna||Avatar of Grenth||Avatar of Lyssa||Avatar of Melandru|
Most other skill types do not have a casting symbol, although many of them do have animations around the character or the character's weapon. Still, there are exceptions in these categories as well.