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A close friend and I were wondering, if a Magus/Wizard share a spell from both of their spell lists, how it is cast in regards to usage and preparation. Say, a Magus has a spell in their Wizard spellbook. Can it be prepared and cast as a Magus spell?

Here's a relevant quote:

"A magus can learn spells from a wizard’s spellbook, just as a wizard can from a magus’s spellbook. The spells learned must be on the magus spell list, as normal. An alchemist can learn formulae from a magus’s spellbook, if the spells are also on the alchemist spell list. A magus cannot learn spells from an alchemist." -Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide

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Ambiguous. You'd at least be able to copy it over pretty easily (though that'd cost a bit of gold), thus having it in both formats. You could also prepare it via the borrowed-spellbook rules, and deciphering the writing would be automatic since you're the author, so you'd be able to do it with a spellcraft check (DC 15 + spell level, one check per preparation, on failure cannot prepare that spell again until tomorrow). However, to just prepare it directly, skipping that spellcraft check, is not clear from the RAW.

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This has been discussed on the Paizo fora.

What I read from it is that, while the spellbook could be unique, the spells are still recorded separately. So if you know a certain spell as a Wizard spell but not its Magus variant, you shouldn't be able to prepare it as such.

There doesn't seem to be consensus on the question, though, and no official answer has appeared.

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