Sorcery (魔術 Majutsu) is the art used by all magicians (魔術師 majutsushi) and exorcists. Originally founded in ancient times as a way to combat creatures outside of the logic, it was the foundation for Ars Magus and its foundations. It costs seithr to use, and can be used only by people with inborn ability to control seithr.
The ability to use sorcery is inherited in a manner similar to genes, although how the sorcery can be accessed tends to vary. Magicians are typically able to cast spells by incantations or motions, while exorcists require talismans, charms and the like.
Valkenhayn R. Hellsing's race was created from Sorcery itself, hence his existence outside of the logic.
Normal humans and beastkin's magical abilities are often poor, meaning that they rely on science and Ars Magus instead. Ars Magus was actually born from the fusion of science and sorcery, and as such, the two arts are closely related; the Mage's Guild and the Orbis Librarius Norma eventually merged for this reason.
Sorcery is barely mentioned in BlazBlue, since that world has magic. There is no magic in XBlaze, so only sorcery is used there. The sorcery users and their attributes in XBlaze are:
- Kuon Glamred Stroheim – fire
- Sechs – gravity
- Acht – ice
- Drei – boosting abilities
- Elise von Klagen – defensive sorcery
- Mei Amanohokosaka – ying-yang
- Marcelyn F. Mercury – blue flame