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The Sims 3 Supernatural: Witches Guide

Spell List, Wands, and Magic Boosts

The Sims 3: Supernatural Expansion
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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.

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Liz says...
I love being a witch. It is by far one of my favorite things in the Sims 3 Supernatural.
6th July 2013 1:40pm
Gil says...
my sim became a murderer by using the fire blast, you can put the fire on a sim feet and they will start to burn, i killed 15 sims in a store by doing this and a thief who robbed my house :D
11th September 2015 3:07am
LilyMagic says...
I was finally able to create a truly evil Sim for the first time thanks to this expansion. My sorcerer Sim became a murderer by using magic! He can kill other Sims by casting fireblast (at times by even casting it directly at the Sim) or by depriving vampire Sims of their thirst need. He’s probably killed well over 30 Sims by now lol! And he’s also the Emperor of Evil (top of the crime career), so he has the evil aura and many Sims run away screaming at the mere sight of him. That combines perfectly with his dark lord persona. It’s so much fun.

Also wanted to add, Sunlight Charm also cancels the Toadification Curse.
9th January 2019 12:46pm
J says...
How do you gain the spells?
By practicing magic, the more you use your magic -> the higher level you become -> the more spells you learn.
17th June 2013 8:33am
Runia says...
Sunlight Charm also removes the annoying Tragic Clown transformation, so that's pretty great.
15th May 2013 9:22am
Rinrin says...
Is the magic skill meant to show up in my overall skills? Coz it doesn't lol. When she's playing with magic the blue bar appears and it'll say she's gained a level but it doesn't show in my skills next to cooking/logic etc
27th April 2014 9:03am
NataliePost16 says...
That's not a glitch; spellcasting (like fairy magic) is a hidden skill, so won't appear in the skills tab or skills journal. (Personally, I think it shouldn't be a hidden skill, but oh well.) Most hidden skills are things like dancing, trampoline, darts, skating, etc. -- things you gradually notice your sim improve at over time.
6th August 2014 9:50pm
Rose says...
If you bring a zombie back to life, then use the sunlight charm, will it bring the sim back?
25th October 2013 9:49pm
Bookie says...
Hi, I know I'm a bit on the late show but I just got Supernatural today. My question; does using cheats deplete your Sims magic?? I have to Witch Sims on the same lot and as soon as I moved them in their magic was completely depleted! I'm just curious if this is a result of cheating or if I misswd something. Thanks.
Static needs means they have no magic but it won't stop them from being able to use magic. Just remove the moodlet and keep playing.
11th August 2013 6:58am
Ylva says...
Hey! I have a female witch Sim, who's married to a male werewolf Sim. I've had them try for a baby for over 20 times (they're both wishing to have a baby, it's just them and a plant sim in the household), but the business ain't happening! The little 'hey you're pregnant now' sound hasn't shown up and they can still try for a baby. I've even had them both take that potion (don't know the English name but it gives you a bigger chance for babies) and still, she's not getting pregnant. Am I doing something wrong, is this a bug or can't witches and werewolves have babies and will their wish never come true?
I hope someone can help me out! Would be really appreciated.
12th May 2013 2:28pm
Thaco says...
Is your house big enough for another child?
7th June 2013 12:26am
Maddie says...
Make sure that the male werewolf sim is in his human form when they're trying for a baby or else nothing will happen
10th June 2014 9:52pm
Thehalbain says...
Can a ghost be a witch?
15th August 2014 12:41pm
w says...
Male witches are called wizards if u have read Harry Potter
24th April 2014 12:28pm
HarryPotterAndSims says...
Yes! I love Harry Potter ❤️ I made a Lily Evans/Potter Sim and she is a witch. We burn anyone who tries to flirt with her ✌️
27th August 2017 10:09am
Regina says...
Yeah, that's in Harry Potter dude, but irl, most male practitioners of witchcraft at least the ones I know still are called witches and get offended if you call them a wizard, because they are still children of the Old Ways.
22nd May 2019 2:56pm
Rose says...
If you bring a dead sim back as a zombie and then use the sunlight charm on it, will it become a normal sim again?
25th October 2013 11:24pm
paul d says...
Hi I want to share some info that isn't listed in the guide, the ice blast spell can be used on plumbing (sinks and toilets) and electrical objects (the dishwasher and washer). this is especially handy if you are trying to complete the handiness's repair skill challenges! :)
9th April 2014 12:28am
Jessica says...
I know this post was from ages ago but I'll give it a shot anyway! I can't for the life of me find the magic skill bar as mentioned above. Has this been removed? Thanks for your help! :)
5th January 2014 5:22am
Panda says...
The magic bar is a purple bar that is usually above the witches face on the bar at the bottom of your screen. I know I'm a few years late but I hope you can see this :)
18th May 2018 8:18pm
Haniya says...
Does anybody know if there is a sell on the Sims 3 supernatural because I'm dying to get it.
18th January 2014 12:52am
Anonymous Simmer says...
I don't know where you live, but I found it at my local Target for around $12, give or take a few dollars.
6th July 2014 12:51pm
Muse of helpfulness says...
I got the sims 3 on steam, if you get it using steam you can pretty much buy expansion packs using the steam launcher thing and download them from there.
14th October 2017 11:33am
OGSimsFan says...
Correction: Not on Steam. EA uses Origin. So the games and expansions and worlds can be bought on Origin or thru the Sims 3 store (which will take you to Origin.)

Personally, considering today is less than a week from Black Friday sales, I recommend waiting til cyber Monday to buy it ;)
20th November 2017 8:53am
Steamer says...
In case someone is reading this a year later: you can get The Sims 3 and its packs on Steam. Try to catch one of the sales!
24th November 2018 10:58pm
villan says...
Please help me with this i play with magic and i became a witch with improved animation but after this no matter how much i play with magic my level doesnt improve please please give solution about it
28th May 2013 12:54pm
Usman Uzlash says...
uhmm carl i found out abt a bug, when u buy dat sim life simulation game that's abt 9,500 simeleons, put it in ur inventory, sell it via the inventory panel, ud get the money nd d game would still be there sell it again nd again for easy simeleons, but is there any fix for that coz i dnt like cheating in d sims 3(technically)
Did you do the selling while the game was paused? If so that's a bug that's been happening a lot lately. To prevent it, just sell while the game is not paused or just don't resell.
21st June 2013 3:24pm
Kimarys3 says...
My witch is max level. So when a member of the family died I used the reabimation ritual. The dead sim was a zombie. I tried to "add to active household" but I couldn't. So i used a potent cure elixar to turn her into a human again. Still couldn't add her. So THEN I made a guy in the household become her boyfriend but it wont let me propose marriage and how she doesn't live anywhere. How do I get her back in my household?!
5th September 2015 2:59pm
Playalot says...
You could use cheats (testingcheatsenabled true) to shift click the sim and then 'add to your household'.
24th January 2019 8:01pm
Btw. says...
On thing you are missing there: The haunting curse kills the sim casting it when it backfires.

The ghost is dark green with weird floating symbols.
23rd October 2013 11:01am
Simslover says...
My sims family has a dog, a cat, a witch and a fairy but my dog and cat turn into a vampire and when I look around town as I know some which are vampires aren't there I even check at night but when I am in create a sim there is no vampire just werewolf, witch, ghost and fairy? Help?
5th January 2014 5:26am
Alcina Svetlana says...
how do you tell what level of magic your sim is at because i dont believe theres actually a thing that tells you what level they are like skills or jobs :(
23rd July 2014 10:39pm
Jblaisse says...
My first ever witch is on lv9 magic and I was finally wealthy enough to hire a butler. But no matter how nice I was to him he hated me more and more until on his second day he quit. I rehired and got a different butter but the same thing happened to her. Are butlers supposed to hate witches? Or magic? I also think I may have accidently turned one into a fairy. I can't say. He glowed for a whole day and one second even floated before he ran from the house and quit. I think he left too soon to really tell. Thanks for the help...
2nd December 2015 2:50pm
paul says...
i want to share something. i have my witch male sims and grow up my magical skill until i've learned the reanimation ritual. i have my mermaid sim but she died days ago so i decided to reanimate her(even though i know she will become a zombie). after i cast the ritual she crawl out from her grave and become alive again! she didn't turned to be ZOMBIE but she became normal again. yes! a normal mermaid sim. i think mermaid body resist the reanimation ritual and reverse it somehow. :D
11th March 2014 9:17am
Rocky-roo says...
Whenever I challenge Beatrice to a duel, the action box thing only appears for a split second, and they dont actually duel, even if she says yes!! I think I have a bug augh, does anyone know how to fix it??
12th April 2014 7:02pm
Life of the Dragons says...
Is anyone else thinking "Harry Potter" here??? LOL
Do u have to has the pet exp. Pack? --just askin' but I already has it.-- XD
6th January 2014 12:34am
Regina says...
Yes, you have to have the Pets Expansion to own a familiar.
22nd May 2019 2:58pm
TalkingPancakes says...
Is there something special you have to do to get a Familiar? Or do you just get a cat or lizard pet?
21st September 2015 5:57pm
Troll says...
Ya I have been wondering, Can Witches/Warlocks Give Witch powers to other sims? Because I'm a Troll and I want to know So I can troll about it.
17th August 2014 8:50pm
w says...
I have one question.Why is'nt here anything told about genie's!I made a family with a teen genie and i want to know more about genie's if you can then add something about genie's here OK.
22nd June 2014 1:23pm
Playalot says...
Genies came with the Showtime Expansion Pack:
26th January 2019 2:36pm
SimLover222222 says...
Guys the easiest way to learn new spells it to play with magic on times three speed and keep refilling the queue and just read Carl's guide
25th September 2015 5:57pm
Ed says...
What are the clothes the toad is wearing during the duel?

Also, can a witch be toadified permanently during a duel?
2nd August 2014 1:51pm
Maria says...
I deleted the wand that was in my witches inventory and now when I click on *make preferred wand* it doesn't do anything and she can't do any magic. Help please?
16th August 2013 6:12pm
Joline says...
Is it possible for my vampire to become a witch and will she still have some vampire powers if she does so?
Supernatural abilities can't be mixed. However, if you change your Supernatural type, you'll keep all abilities your Sim gained should you switch back. Unfortunately, it's an either/or decision since you can only have one type at once.
1st September 2013 12:21am
Jason says...
Is there a cheat to make your which level up faster without anything u listed?
28th October 2015 7:51pm
SimsAddict says...
Where is this Alchemy Shop? I can't find it in the community lots, nor in my neighborhood. Is it only available in certain towns?
24th August 2018 7:40am
Playalot says...
It is placed in Moonlight Falls but all other towns you have to place it yourself. Here's a general guide to editing/placing lots to get you started:
25th August 2018 1:45am
Jasper says...
How do you make a cat a familiar?
13th November 2018 5:14pm
Playalot says...
If your sim is a witch and then they have a cat in their household then this cat will auto be their familiar.
15th November 2018 6:52pm
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