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The Sims 3 Supernatural: Witches Guide

Spell List, Wands, and Magic Boosts

The Sims 3: Supernatural Expansion
AlchemyFairyVampireWerewolfWitchZombieFortune Teller
Sims 3 Supernatural - A Witch Casting a Spell

Witches return to The Sims franchise with Supernatural. While normal in appearance, these Occult Sims possess great magical power and can harness it to bless other Sims, curse them, or perform rituals. I'll teach you all about making your own Witch and all you need to know to get the most of this new Supernatural type.

How to Become a Witch
The simplest way to make your Sim a Witch is to select a supernatural type when initially creating them. If your Sim is already being played, check daily at the Alchemy store (Aleister's Elixers and Sundries) in town until a Bottled Witches' Brew can be bought for around $2,000 Simoleons. Drink this elixer to give your Sim the powers of a Witch. Upon imbibing this, your Sim will be given a magic power meter and classic wand to get started down the path of the arcane. You can also make one yourself using the Alchemy Skill.

Sims 3 Supernatural - Dueling Witches

A Witch involved in Woohoo that results in pregnancy will contribute a 50% chance of their offspring being born with Witch powers. Witches begin showing their powers in Childhood while playing with toys but may not begin learning magic until the Teens.

Sims 3 Supernatural - Toadification

Gaining Levels and Spells
The Witch's magic skill got a bar in a patch, so that you can now see your progress to the next level. Casting higher level spells gives more experience and will help you gain faster. There are other ways as well skill boost elixers, incense from World Adventures and owning a familiar.

Note that spells can fail, and this is influenced by a few factors. Your wand, the level of the spell, and your Witch's skill level. When a spell backfires, the opposite of what you'd want will generally occur. Here's a list of all Witch spells, what they do, and what happens when they backfire:

The Sims 3 Supernatural Witch Abilities
LvlUnlock 1Unlock 2
0Conjure Apple - Makes an Apple to eat or Convert. Failure makes a poison apple that puts a Sim to sleep much like Snow White.Play with Magic - this is a basic training skill that will gradually drain Magic Power while giving experience.
1Conversion Ritual - Turn a collectible into one of another type.Good Luck Charm - Gives a Sim a +5 feeling lucky moodlet. Expect the opposite should it backfire.
2Fire Blast - Set an area of ground ablaze or singe a Sim.Ice Blast - Freeze a Sim, giving a -10 moodlet. There's a chance they'll be frozen solid. This can also put out fires when you target the spot of ground the flames occupy.
3Upgrade Appliances - Cast on upgradable objects, behaves just like Handiness, allowing you to choose. Use this on a Wardrobe to turn it into a rabbit hole adventure similar to the catacombs under the mausoleum. Any number of crazy things can happen while traveling another dimension...Spellcasting Duel - Find the duel interaction on the first menu when clicking a Sim. Winning gives you a +10 moodlet, losing -10. The Sims battling it out are a little entertaining to watch but it serves no deep purpose.
4Love Charm - The next Sim to interact with one blessed with this charm will jump high in relationship standing and become a romantic interest. You can easily turn this to a long-standing friendship with a little friendly chat.Toadification Curse - Turns a Sim into a toad until kissing them or using a cure potion to revert.
5Haunting Curse - Summon a ghost to haunt another SimBetter Witch Animations
6Hunger, Bladder and Hygiene Charms - Boost these three metrics on another Sim or your own with the flick of a wand, if you don't drain them instead!
7Hunger, Bladder, and Hygiene Curses - Drain these metrics on a targeted Sim. Failure means your Sim suffers the drain. Be careful cursing a Sim's bladder in public with a bad wand.
8Sunlight Charm - Removes Zombification curse and Pestilence. The latter grants immunity to the disease for two days after the cure. Pestilence Curse - begins a 1 day countdown to cure the Sim with sweet honey, spicy chili pepper or the Sunlight Charm. If the Sim isn't cured, they will suffer a nasty illness and -30 moodlet for 2 full days. This can spread from Sim to Sim.
9Restoration Ritual - This will clean the entire house, and fix any broken plumbing, electronics, etc. Backfiring can cause trash to appear all over the lot and many broken objects.
10Reanimation Ritual - cast on a gravestone or urn that houses a ghost that has not moved on to the afterlife. The Sim will rise up as a Zombie and potentially turn others into the undead.
Sims 3 Supernatural - A Witch casts the Reanimation ritual spell to raise a Zombie from the grave

Magic Power
Just as with Fairies, when becoming a Witch your Sim will be given a magic power meter. The Magic Power resource regenerates over time, and the rate can be boosted a bit by flying around in the broom arena. As your Magic Power depletes, your Sim has a growing chance of failure when casting spells. It's best to keep it above 50%. If you're chaining multiple commands, avoid running out of power as it takes 8 hours to get rid of the negative moodlet you receive, which stops all regeneration. Your magic power is boosted to full when this moodlet disappears, but it only takes 4 hours to recover if you do not bottom it out.

Familiars and Boosts
Your Witch will benefit from having a familiar around. These can be a Cats or any kind of small pet such as a lizard or rodent. While the Familiar is nearby, your Sim will cast spells at half their usual magic power value and gain skill experience 20% faster.

During a Full Moon, a Witch's spells consume half power and they are 25% more likely to succeed. Gaining levels will raise the success rate of spells. At level 5, your Witch will begin using more skillful animations when using magic.

Sims 3 Supernatural - A Witch uses Ice Blast to put out fire.

Wands and Magic Hands
There are several grades of wand available, which range up to $1,000 Simoleons in value. These can be bought in buy mode's Study tab Hobbies and Skills. You can comapre the various grades of wand to see which suits you. The most valuable, Iridescent, will raise both Magic Power Efficiency and Success rate to High. Note that the slightly cheaper wands, Elegant and Crystal, have a Highest rating in Spell Accuracy and Magic Cost Efficiency respectively. The downside is their Medium rating in the other stats. Ultimately, you can't go wrong with either of these three for your training, using lower grade wants until you can afford to buy an upgrade. A High rating on a wand reduces casting cost by about half. If you own multiple wands, set one as preferred from the inventory to have control over which they use for a particular spell.

At 20,000 Lifetime Happiness Points, you can purchase the Magic Hands Lifetime Reward. This guarantees your Sim's spells will never fail.

Sims 3 Supernatural - Riding a broom

All Sims can ride Brooms, but Witches benefit from it most given they can raise their magical power regeneration. Brooms are found under Outdoor Transportation in Buy mode. You need to first buy a broom stand, so that you have a place to park the broom. You can find the Broom Arena outdoors by the Alchemy Shop - you can also buy your own Broom Arena by heading to Buy Mode's sort by function - Entertainment. Sims can even ride a broom for tips, but this system is quite flawed due to the location of the Broom arena and brevity of the flight. Overall, Brooms are welcome additions to the game and serve as a great way to give your Sims some speed. The best broom, the Zoomsweeper Pegasus, is only $455 for speed 7. Compare that to the price of a VFN Kompensator at $36,000 that only has a 6.

Making Money Conversion Ritual and Conjure Apple
You start with a spell that can make some side money, Conjure Apple. As your Witch grows in power you can eventually make perfect apples and sell these en masse, although the spell gives little in the way of skill experience. Failure at this spell produces poison apples. Either kind can be transmuted with the level 1 Witch skill, Conversion Ritual. This will turn apples or any other collectible into one of another type. That's right you could turn an apple into a pink diamond, tiberium, beetle, or any other kind of collectible. This is a great way to get seeds, gems and metals. You'll even get fish, and can pluck them from the bowl then cast the ritual on the bowl to get a new item. It's an outstanding early money maker. Because fish bowls can only be interacted with while on a table, it's best to do this in a room designated for such rituals. Countertops can be annoying as the fish bowls can be put too far back for the Sim to reach. Recast the spell on any low value items you converted to get a chance at something better.

Comments (141)

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ZoeRickard says...
Thank you for listing where the Broom Arena is, my sims keep getting the wish, but I had no idea where it was!

Off to buy the Zoomsweaper and race around like a loon! Wooot!
6th September 2012 1:06pm
Josh12 says...
You have to buy it at the buy mode, Outdoors, Outdoor Activities. Have fun!!!
9th November 2012 8:06am
icediva says...
How do I make an elixir. My witch learned to make vial of bliss at alchemy station. I have any food ingredient in my inventory but I am stumped on how to proceed.
Mix Elixir at the Alchemy Station should work since you know the recipe and have the required raw (presumably) food ingredients. If it doesn't, hover over the menu option and see why it won't allow you to.
6th September 2012 3:49pm
Eldubya says...
Hi, I know it's a long time since this was posted. But this happened to me too! You have to click on the elixir you want to make. It should highlight yellow (I think...)
30th December 2012 3:13pm
Hanneri says...
The broom rack isn't like the bicycle rack! The broom doesnt go into your inventory it goes back to the rack... So it does serve a purpose? Kind of XD
6th September 2012 4:15pm
Carl says...
You're right: if you use the broom from the rack they will place it back so other Sims can use it. This consumes no extra time, as they'll walk to the edge of the lot and use the broom without having to retrieve it from the stand, nor place it back when finished. Mine have had brooms in their inventory, with one broom stand serving as a placement spot when purchasing them. I've edited the page to remove that statement.
6th September 2012 5:12pm
Beth Kelch says...
Hey Carl...I don't know where else to put this info so I'm telling you here. I've been playing with the witch since I got my game. I found out that when she sets fire in her own lot and puts it out herself, she gets 300,000 bucks from insurance....It's worked twice for me. Try it and see if this is a great way to earn money in TS3 without cheating. :)
Personally I consider exploiting any game bugs to be cheating. If that much damage wasn't done to the home and it's giving you so much, I'd definitely call that a bug. Still, some love things like this and will be happy to know :)

11th September 2012 2:46pm
Artemis says...
Carl was pretty happy about learning you don't have to finish playing the songs to rack up your guitar earned money. Secretly, he's happy you found this insurance money gimmick. Openly, he's still kind of mad he didn't find it before you.
21st September 2012 7:22am
mark says...
Anyone else not having the two witch lifetime wishes show up mastery of dark magic and mastery of light magic?
6th September 2012 9:06pm
Sarah says...
I'm not seeing it on mine either - which sucks, I really wanted the light magic wish!
7th September 2012 3:27am
Gufficks says...
Apparently these wishes were just rumoured due to the dark and light magic in TS2: AL. I can't find them in game either but I've been glitching alot. Has anyone else got them?
9th September 2012 8:16am
Freeburnerr says...
I think they were just rumoured rather than confirmed. However, there is a good and bad Lifetime Wish exclusively for Witches:
The good one is called Mystic Healer, and is to heal 12 sims using either the Sunlight Charm or the Potent Cure Elixir. The evil one is called Zombie Master, and is to create 10 zombies using either Reanimation or the Zombification Elixir.

Hope that helps!
10th September 2012 9:00pm
derek says...
There is a life time wish for dark and light's the one that says zombie somethin and has a crooked wand and the light has the strait wand.sorry I forget the name
Mystic Healer and Zombie Master.
20th June 2013 7:12am
Tru says...
Not sure if this is substantial or not but I created a witch with the Evil traits, and she can ONLY make Poison Apples. Meaning it actually says "Conjure Poison Apple"
6th September 2012 11:09pm
Geoleo says...
I recently made an evil witch he can only conjure poison apples because he is evil. His brother is a witch as well but has the good trait so he can conjure regular apple.
27th March 2014 12:19pm
MooinGodess says...
Having the Magic Hands still costs magic power. Great guide - lots of useful info!
7th September 2012 1:16am
Carl says...
I'll take your word for it. Trouble is, my Sim's magic bar disappears when he gets this Lifetime Reward. I've also had low magic power without casting a spell. Does it seem to cast at the same reduced magic power rate of a good wand? I'd assume so, but you never know!
7th September 2012 2:44am
Marie says...
It happened to me. I then used the Essence Of Magic elixir and it went to full. Have you done that?
7th May 2013 11:57am
Anonymus says...
how do i challenge other witch in spellcasting?do i need to befriend them first?
7th September 2012 10:21am
Andreas says...
I was wondering that as well, but I've befriended other witches to the max level and gone through all available interactions many times without finding the option to duel.
7th September 2012 6:12pm
Lavander says...
I can't find spellcasting duel interaction either. I befriended the other witch and searched for it,but nothing. Very weird. I have Level 6 witch.
9th September 2012 3:28pm
i will not say says...
i think youneed to be related to them, because the only sim i could dual was my sister
16th December 2012 10:11pm
Jennifer says...
You can only challenge another witch to a spellcasting duel if they are at a certain level, I think it's level 2, in their witchy skills. I found this out when I had my sim have a daughter and the daughter could challenge her after level 2 I believe, even though her mother is way above her in magic skills.
20th December 2012 7:21pm
karina627 says...
I think you can only do the spellcast challenge with other witches that are at your sim's level. Try to challenge Beatrice Crumplebottom. I came to find out that you can only find the spellcasting duel interaction with her.
10th September 2012 4:56pm
Bowen says...
Funny thing, I turned a sim (I was playing before Supernatural came out) into a warlock (male witch) and he doesn't get this interaction, but when I made a new warlock he was able to challenge the older sim to duels. I think there was probably a colon or something missing from the code dealing with previously created sims.
11th September 2012 4:36pm
Harvest Doyle says...
Guys, I know this is off topic but it annoys the ***** out of me when people make this mistake. A warlock is not a male witch. It is a bad (dark) witch of any gender. Usually one who has been banned from any good coven for casting on others against their will. Good witches are just plain old witch, male or female. Witch is not gender specific. I will step off my soap box now. Thank you.
10th August 2013 11:44am
Joker says...
The definition of warlock is: a man who practices magic...
12th August 2013 10:02pm
Phoenix says...
soap You've been hanging with the Rebels at University haven't you? ;)
4th October 2013 7:56pm
AngelCake33850 says...
Hey, if you want to Duel another witch, both witches must have skill in magic. I don't know how many skill points you need. I think the range is 1-3. Hope it helps. So, both witches must have skill points in Magic.
23rd March 2013 5:54pm
I need help ... says...
I have selected my sims as witches, vampires, fairies, and wherewolfs in create a sim but when i play them they are normal humans :-(

Does anyone knoe why?
8th September 2012 12:04am
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