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What can damage energy?

The ability to damage energy is something that needs to specifically be gained through some supernatural ability or item. Here are some common examples of means to damage or affect energy: Ki ...
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Leveling up a Monster

Monsters follow all the same rules for advancement that player characters do, unless something specifically states otherwise. This means that yes, they do get all the same class bonuses, increased ...
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What is the normal Perception penalty while sleeping?

The best reference I can find is in the Spanish official forum. Not RAW, but possibly the second best thing. The answer seems to be -80.
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How can you actually resurrect somebody in Anima?

I want to start by stating that in Anima injuries are generally taken pretty seriously and it is not a system where raising the dead is something easily accessible or done without heavy investment or ...
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Is there any means of restoring Spiritual Damage?

You've spelled out basically all the information I was able to find on the matter, and the rules seem to work exactly as written. The only source I found with more information was Arcana Exxet, which ...
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How to deal with large numbers in Anima Beyond Fantasy

You get faster with time. While it might sound like a cop-out answer right now, I can definitely say as someone who has played a lot of Anima that, while the system's math can seem intimidating and ...
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How to deal with large numbers in Anima Beyond Fantasy

Excel (or similar) My familiarity with Anima is limited to only a single campaign played a fair while ago, but I distinctly remember the combat tables being exceedingly awkward and complex to use. ...
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Does Transmigrate soul transfer Ki, Psychic, and Magic abilities?

There are many discussions about this spell and most people agree with the following statements. This is what would happen when you use that spell: Mental - Things you're keeping Your Ki Your ...
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Is there an upper limit to the number of advantages you can have?

Advantages have no cap on the number you can take. Your only limit is the number of disadvantages that you can actually receive points from, which is 3. Given that the book has optional rules for ...
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Is there any means of restoring Spiritual Damage?

Spiritual/Sacrifice damage is not meant to be healed by magical means, and is meant to be healed only at the speed it states. Judgement is a posible workaround but since time is reversed any effect ...
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Does Transmigrate soul transfer Ki, Psychic, and Magic abilities?

In Anima, Ki, Psychic and Magical powers all come from the soul of the individual. The receptor will keep all his Ki, Psychic and Magical abilities. You can find more in the official Anima forum (...
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How, exactly, does the Ki Healing "can only repair up to half the damage" rule combine with other sources of healing?

It's important to keep in mind that Ki Healing cares about Damage and not Missing HP. That means you have to do some mental (or physical) book keeping to track damage (and sometimes multiple damage ...
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Deception in Anima

The system lacks a stat specifically for lying to people. In my own experience it has been used as a sub-skill of persuasion, and opposed by either your own ability to persuade someone, or with a ...
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How do I reign in players apparently being able to start off with extraordinarily powerful magic?

The setting is designed to reign in such players. Magic is feared and reviled in anima, so players who use a big flashy spell like Tsunami best be sure that their either far from civilization, have a ...
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Can a power that succeeded and then was made Innate have its target changed later?

I disagree with the other answer. I only have access to the english core rule book (is there even an Exxet for psionics?) so I cannot speak to the rules present in any other books. Page numbers refer ...
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Does added damage from martial arts affect breakage?

This is an acceptable ruling, in that it does not insurmountably disrupt the ki subsystem. Consider, however, the 'breakage augmentation' and 'fortitude augmentation' powers on page 103 of the rule ...
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How to create a Marine Monster?

Agreed, the Anima books are lacking in creatures and creature options. Still, there are ways around if you want to stick to RaW (I don't recommend that option, since RaW has some issues in Anima). ...
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Do counterattacks count against your total attacks per turn?

Yes! In fact you need to declare the number of attacks you're making in your turn the moment you do so, with the corresponding penalties applied for doing so. If you have lost your action as part of ...
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How long is a "whole day" for work purposes?

The rules on forging state "Keep in mind that a day of work is equal to 12 hours work in an adequately equipped workshop or smithy." Arguing from that, one day of work would be 12 hours of mostly ...
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Would "upcasting" extra Free Access slots into the next tier thereof be balanced?

This question does not have a strict answer. But I will go with: yes, it will be very unbalanced. Not very noticeable on lower levels, but free access spells can go over level 80 (if I remember ...
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When a spell specifies two possible resistances, how is one chosen?

I cannot find anywhere it is explicitly stated. However, the idea behind giving someone a choice of resistances implies that the highest one is relevant. It is the spell's target's choice, whichever ...
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What is, or should be, the Magic Resistance required to resist the Fuse spell?

If you want canonical sources there are two ways to handle this: In the Core Exxet the Fuse spell was assigned an MR for each level it can be cast at: Base: MR80 / Max Presence 80. ...
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Can you summon yourself?

Yes, that is possible. Banishment typically sends a creature to its home plane, or whatever it considers 'home'. Control wouldnt actually do anything, and nor would summon, aside from eating a huge ...
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Is there a canonical behavior for the behavior of an object that would have its weight/mass reduced below 0?

I can say with reasonable certainty that there is no specific ruling on this in the book. Anything said here on the subject would be a house rule by the GM, or agreed upon by your Party. Here's how I ...
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Are there rules for a character's handedness beyond the dual wielding's additional attack?

Either way is compliant with the rules text What you've quoted is all of it, as far as the Anima group I've had is aware. It's unclear, and either option seems like a linguistically fine ...
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Do I need to have the Gift to be a Wizard / Warlock etc?

The short answer is... A sort of deceptive no. You can play a given class, and there is nothing directly stopping you from doing so. That said, The Gift is 100% necessary for the capacities to both ...
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Rules for intercepting attacks and protecting others

The rules for this do not exist, aside from the references you have already laid out. I really really hope that another answer appears that proves me wrong, but I built a character who would have ...
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Can conjured creatures act in the round they're conjured in?

Another, more reasonable example: Caster with, e.g., an item of Create Monstrosity activates it, wants the monstrosity to attack the enemy immediately. Can the monstrosity do so? At the ...
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If you target a Sheele in Soul Form with the Fuse spell, can you affect its maintenance cost?

Yes When you use Fuse you pick what traits from each subject you want to keep. If you want to keep the Zeon upkeep cost, you can. If you don't, you don't have to. Note that technically you are ...
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Is this spell/item interaction as infinite (and potentially deadly) as I think it is?

So, this isnt quite the answer that you're looking for, but my group saw similar issue with power boost, as it seemed disproportionately powerful as written. Our ruling was... You still need to ...
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