Cypher Foci

Last 3 Edits

Jan 13th, 2016. Removed my 'Mundane Foci' as they are now in CypherCaster Magazine.
July 4th, 2016. Added new foci from Gods of the Fall. Total now 229.
May 25th, 2016. Added new foci from a Star Wars conversion. Total now 225.

Following is a list of Foci.

Remember, if you do not wish to take your Tier ability, there are other options to replace them in the CSRB p91-94.


  1. CCM# = Cypher Caster Magazine.
  2. CSRB = Cypher System Rulebook, Monte Cook.
  3. GotF = Gods of the Fall, Bruce R. Cordell.
  4. NCO = Numenera Character Options, Monte Cook.
  5. NCRB = Numenera Core Rulebook, Monte Cook.
  6. SR = Strange Revelations, Bruce R. Cordell.
  7. SWN = Star Wars in Numenera Ryan Chaddock (Link to a copy in this ENWorld thread)
  8. TC = Translation Codex, Ryan Chaddock Games (available here on DriveThruRPG).
  9. TSCB = The Strange core book, Bruce R.Cordell & Monte Cook.
  10. TSIT = The Strange In Translation: Character Options, Bruce R. Cordell.
  11. WNS = Worlds Numberless & Strange, Bruce R. Cordell & Monte Cook.


  1. Abides in Stone (CSRB p94, TSCB p51)
  2. Adapts to Any Environment (TSCB p54)
  3. Adopts Animal Qualities (TC p49)
  4. Aspires to be Posthuman (TSIT p29)
  5. Assists a Mad Genius (TC p50)
  6. Awakens Dreams (CSRB p94, TSIT p31)
  7. Awakens Dangerous Psychic Talent (TSCB p236)
  8. Battles Robots/Automatons (CSRB p96, NCO p51)
  9. Becomes Bacterial (WNS p196)
  10. Bears a Halo of Fire (CSRB p98, NCRB p52)
  11. Bears a Holy Symbol (TC p29)
  12. Binds Spirits (TC p30)
  13. Blazes with Radiance/Possesses a Shard of the Sun (CSRB p99, NCO p72)
  14. Blows Stuff Up (CCM008)
  15. Brandishes a Death Ray (TC p51)
  16. Braves Dungeons (TC p31)
  17. Builds Robots (CSRB p100, TSIT p33)
  18. Builds Robots (TC p52)
  19. Calculates the Incalculable (CSRB p101, TSIT p35)
  20. Carries a Badge (TC p129)
  21. Carries a Quiver (CSRB p102, NCRB p54, TSCB p55)
  22. Carries the Burden of Knowledge (TC p9)
  23. Carries the Weight of Destiny (TC p32)
  24. Casts Spells (CSRB p103, TSIT p36)
  25. Changes Shape (TC p33)
  26. Changes the Nature of Things (TC p89)
  27. Channels Divine Blessings (CSRB p105, TSIT p39)
  28. Channels Sinfire (TSCB p55)
  29. Channels the Elements (TC p34)
  30. Charms the Unwary (TC p35)
  31. Chills with a Touch (TC p90)
  32. Collects Bounties (TSIT p41)
  33. Commands Armies (TC p36)
  34. Commands Mental Powers (CSRB p107, NCRB p54)
  35. Communes with Nature (TC p37)
  36. Conducts Dangerous Experiments (TC p53)
  37. Conducts Weird Science (CSRB p109, TSCB p55)
  38. Consorts with Dragons (TC p38)
  39. Consorts with the Dead (CSRB p110, NCO p53)
  40. Constantly Evolves (NCO p55) For mutants only.
  41. Controls Beasts (CSRB p111, NCRB p55)
  42. Controls Gravity (CSRB p113, NCRB p56)
  43. Controls Nanomachines (TSIT p42)
  44. Controls the Weather (TC p54)
  45. Constructs a Palace of the Mind (TC p91)
  46. Counts Coins (TC p10)
  47. Crafts Illusions (CSRB p115, NCRB p57)
  48. Crafts Unique Objects (CSRB p116, NCRB p58)
  49. Defends the Realm (TC p11)
  50. Defends the Weak (CSRB p116, NCO p56)
  51. Defies the Laws of Physics (TC p55)
  52. Delves Too Deep (TC p109)
  53. Develops Sentience (TC p56)
  54. Dies (TC p119)
  55. Dines with Kings (TC p12)
  56. Displays Titan Strength (TC p114)
  57. Doesn't Do Much (CSRB p118)
  58. Dons a Power Suit (TC p57)
  59. Draws Faster (TC p130)
  60. Drives Dangerously (TC p69)
  61. Drives Like a Maniac (SR p7)
  62. Embraces Qephelim Ancestry (TSCB p59)
  63. Employs Fantastic Gadgets (TC p58)
  64. Employs Magnetism (CSRB p119, NCRB p57)
  65. Employs Sex Appeal (TC p70)
  66. Enforces Divine Will (TC p13)
  67. Entertains (CSRB p120, NCRB p60, TSCB p61)
  68. Excels Physically (TSIT p44)
  69. Exists in Two Places at Once (CSRB p120, NCO p56)
  70. Exists Partially Out of Phase (CSRB p122, NCRB p60)
  71. Explores Dark Places (CSRB p123, NCRB p61)
  72. Explores Deep Waters (CSRB p124, NCO p57)
  73. Explores New Worlds (TC p120)
  74. Feeds the Flame (TC p92)
  75. Fights Aliens (TSIT p45, SR p8)
  76. Fights Dirty (CSRB p125, NCO p59)
  77. Fights Dirty (TC p131)
  1. Fights for a Cause (TC p71)
  2. Fights like a Demigod (TC p115)
  3. Fights with Panache (CSRB p126, NCRB p62)
  4. Fights with the Force (SWN)
  5. Finds Lost Relics (TC p72)
  6. Find the Flaws in All Things (GotF 130)
  7. Fires a Blaster (TSIT p46)
  8. Fires All Weapons (TC p121)
  9. Focuses Mind Over Matter (CSRB p129, NCRB p63)
  10. Focuses Two Personalities (NCO p60) Limited to certain races/species.
  11. Follows Psychic Clues (TC p93)
  12. Follows the Code of Bushido (WNS p198)
  13. Follows the Old Ways (TC p39)
  14. Follows Their Feet (TC p14)
  15. Forges Animal Bonds (TC p94)
  16. Forges Arms and Armor (TC p15)
  17. Fuses Flesh With Steel (CSRB p129, NCRB p64)
  18. Fuses Mind and Machine (CSRB p131, NCO p61)
  19. Goes Berserk (TSIT p48)
  20. Grows To Towering Heights (CSRB p133, TSIT p50)
  21. Harnesses the Body's Rhythms (TC p96)
  22. Has More Money than Sense (TC p110)
  23. Haunts the Rooftops (WNS p199)
  24. Heals (CCM008)
  25. Holds it Together (SWN)
  26. Howls At The Moon (CSRB p134, NCRB p64)
  27. Hunts Dangerous Beasts (TC p16)
  28. Hunts for Bounties (SWN)
  29. Hunts Nonhumans/Abhumans (CSRB p135, NCO p63)
  30. Hunts Outcasts/Mutants (CSRB p136, NCO p64)
  31. Hunts Strange Beasts (TC p73)
  32. Hunts Zombies (TSIT p52)
  33. Hunts With Great Skill (CSRB p137, NCRB p65)
  34. Imparts Wisdom (TC p74)
  35. Indulges in Worldly Pleasures (TC p17)
  36. Infiltrates (CSRB p138, TSCB p62)
  37. Inks Spells On Skin (WNS p200)
  38. Inscribes Runes of Power (TC p40)
  39. Inspires Lust and Jealousy (TC p116)
  40. Integrates Weaponry (TSCB p63)
  41. Interprets the Law (CSRB p139, TSIT p53)
  42. Investigates Strange Events (TC p111)
  43. Is a Cyborg (TSIT p55)
  44. Is Idolized by Millions (CSRB p140, TSIT p56)
  45. Is Licensed to Carry (CSRB p142, TSCB p64)
  46. Is the Eye of the Storm (TC p97)
  47. Joined a Cult (TC p112)
  48. Journeys Beyond this World (TC p117)
  49. Just Won't Die (TC p75)
  50. Keeps a Magic Ally (TSIT p58)
  51. Knows Someone (CCM008)
  52. Knows the Heart (TC p98)
  53. Knows the Hidden Paths (TC p18)
  54. Knows the Streets (TC p76)
  55. Knows These Parts (TC p132)
  56. Leads (CSRB p143, NCRB p66, TSCB p65)
  57. Learns Quickly (TSIT p60)
  58. Leaves the Physical World (TC p99)
  59. Lives in the Wilderness (CSRB p144, NCRB p67, TSCB p66)
  60. Lives on the Edge (TC p77)
  61. Looks for Trouble (CSRB p145, TSCB p68)
  62. Masters Defense (CSRB p146, NCRB p68)
  63. Masters Foot & Fist (WNS p203)
  64. Masters the Swarm/Insects (CSRB p147, NCO p65)
  65. Masters Technology (TC p78)
  66. Masters Weaponry (CSRB p148, NCRB p69)
  67. Masters Wuxia (TSIT p63)
  68. Metes Out Justice (CSRB p149, NCO p66)
  69. Metamorphosizes (TSCB p69)
  70. Mixes Unstable Concoctions (TC p59)
  71. Monitors Intel (TC p79)
  72. Moves Like a Cat (CSRB p150, NCO p68)
  73. Moves Like the Wind (CSRB p151)
  74. Murders (CSRB p152, NCRB p70)
  75. Names (TSIT p65, WNS p204)
  76. Needs No Weapon (CSRB p153, NCO p68, TSIT p67)
  1. Negotiates Matters of Life and Death (TSIT p68)
  2. Never Says Die (CSRB p154, NCO p70)
  3. Operates Undercover (CSRB p155, TSCB p70)
  4. Operates Vehicles (CCM008)
  5. Outwits the Gods (TC p111)
  6. Performs Feats Of Strength (CSRB p156, NCO p71)
  7. Pilots Starcraft (CSRB p156, TSIT p69)
  8. Pilots Starships (TC p122)
  9. Plays Tricks (TC p80)
  10. Plays with Portals (TC p60)
  11. Practices Sorcery (TC p41)
  12. Practices Soul Sorcery (TSCB p71)
  13. Preys on the Psyche (TC p100)
  14. Processes Information (TSCB p74)
  15. Projects Energy (TSIT p71)
  16. Protects the Weak (TC p19)
  17. Pursues Physical Perfection (TC p10)
  18. Quells Undead (WNS p206)
  19. Rages (CSRB p158, NCRB p71)
  20. Reforges Completely (NCO p73) Racial/species restriction.
  21. Regenerates Tissue (TSCB p75)
  22. Rejuvenates the Infirm (TSIT p73)
  23. Reroutes Power (TC p123)
  24. Resides in Silicon (TSIT p74)
  25. Revels in Trickery (GotF 131)
  26. Rides a Noble Steed (TC p20)
  27. Rides into the Sunset (TC p119)
  28. Rides the Lightning (CSRB p159, NCRB p71)
  29. Rules with an Iron Fist (TC p21)
  30. Saves Lives (TC p81)
  31. Scores Points (TC p82)
  32. Sculpts Light (TSIT p77)
  33. Sees Beyond (CSRB p160, NCO p74)
  34. Sees the End Coming (TC p113)
  35. Sees with the Inner Eye (TC p101)
  36. Separates Mind from Body (CSRB p162, NCO p75)
  37. Serves and Protects (TSIT p79)
  38. Shepherds Spirits (CSRB p163, TSCB p76)
  39. Shoots First (SWN)
  40. Siphons Power (CSRB p165, NCO p76)
  41. Slays Monsters/Dragons (CSRB p166, TSCB p77)
  42. Slices Past Security (SWN)
  43. Smites the Wicked (TSIT p81)
  44. Smuggles with Impunity (SWN)
  45. Soars Across the Sky (TSIT p83)
  46. Solves Mysteries (CSRB p167, TSCB p78)
  47. Spawns (TSCB p79)
  48. Speaks Curses (GotF 132)
  49. Speaks Every Language (TC p83)
  50. Speaks for the Land (CSRB p169, TSIT p84)
  51. Speaks of Forgotten Gods (TC p42)
  52. Speaks with a Silver Tongue (TC p22)
  53. Stands Like a Bastion (CSRB p170, NCO p77)
  54. Stays on Target (SWN)
  55. Steals (TSIT p86)
  56. Steals from the Rich (TC p23)
  57. Talks to Machines (CSRB p171, NCRB p72)
  58. Tends the Flock (TC p43)
  59. Terrifies the Townspeople (TC p62)
  60. Threatens the Powerful (SWN)
  61. Throws Boulders/Cars/etc (TSIT p88)
  62. Throws With Accuracy (CSRB p173, NCO p78)
  63. Toys with Memory (TC p102)
  64. Travels Through Time (CSRB p174, NCO p79)
  65. Trick Or Treats (WNS p207) Mainly for Halloween recursion.
  66. Walks with the Night (GotF 134)
  67. Wears an Iron Suit (TSIT p89)
  68. Wears A Sheen Of Ice (CSRB p176, NCRB p73)
  69. Wears A Steam-Powered Suit - (SR p9)
  70. Wields Cosmic Power (TC p63)
  71. Wields Invisible Forces (TC p103)
  72. Wields Power with Precision (NCRB p74)
  73. Wields Two Weapons At Once (CSRB p177, NCRB p75, TSCB p82)
  74. Works Miracles (CSRB p178, NCRB p75, TSCB p82)
  75. Works The Back Alleys (CSRB p179, NCRB p76)
  76. Works The System (CSRB p180, TSCB p83)
  77. Would Rather Be Reading (CSRB p100)

House Foci


Blows Stuff Up

Text removed, as this focus can be found in Cyper Caster Magazine 008.




Text removed, as this focus can be found in Cyper Caster Magazine 008.



Knows Someone

Text removed, as this focus can be found in Cyper Caster Magazine 008.



Operates Vehicles

Text removed, as this focus can be found in Cyper Caster Magazine 008.



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