Type of Feat: Metamagic
Prerequisite: Ability to cast 1st-level spells.
Specifics: Silent spells are cast without a verbal component.
Use: A silenced spell occupies a spell slot one level higher than normal.
For a list of all spells which can be enhanced by this feat, see: Category:Spells that can be made Silent.
All spells that are designated as Silent Spells are cast as though they are one level higher (i.e. a 3rd level Fireball spell uses a 4th level spell slot if it is assigned as a Silent Spell). Silent spells are cast without their verbal component, and thus a mage can cast spells even if he/she is suffering from the effects of Silence.