The moniker Sorcerers is for people who have the power to affect change by magical means ("sorcery"). A sorcerer can be either male or female (though females are usually called Sorceresses in most other fictions and in real life), as they are attuned for supernatural powers which allows them to practice sorcery. Other certain monikers besides Sorcerers describing individuals with special powers to magically effect things are Casters, Conjurers (sometimes spelled "Conjurors"), Enchanters, Enchantresses, Magicians, Occultists, Spellcasters, Warlocks, Wiccans, Witches and Wizards (though Wizards, Witches, and Warlocks not entirely accurate as they mostly gained their magic via extensive studies in magic instead gained as innate power).
Much like all other conjurors in fiction, like the Sorcerers class from the Dungeons and Dragons franchise or Wizardkind from the Harry Potter book series, any of the sorcerers' traits that are not possessed by normal people are innate instead gained from extensive studies in magic. Here are the following traits that Sorcerers have:
- Full Brain Capacity: Sorcerers have easy access to sorcerous skills because they are born with the ability to use their entire brain at one time, unlike common men and women whom believed only are able to use about 10% of their brain. While this belief may debatable as everyone actually capable to use 100% of their brains albeit in different times, this actually refered sorcerers' brainpowers that far more potent than those of normal humans'. This enhanced brainpowers allow sorcerers to gain three more complex abilities, which are Matter Manipulation, Mana Affinity, and Reality Warping. However, they required catalysts such as Magic Rings to help them focused their powers due to strain that put on them when uses their powers without one. The only exception was the Prime Merlinean whom brain powers surpassed regular sorcerers' in general.
- Matter Manipulation/Materiokinesis: Thanks to their brainpowers which exceeded that of normal people, sorcerers can manipulate, control and reshape matter with their mind alone.
- Mana Affinity and Reality Warping: Due to their brainpowers exceeded that of normal humans' in terms of using 100% of their brains, sorcerers can also tap on and harness energy of mystical origin and nature called Mana which allowed them to shape and bend reality at will while still either following laws of physics and nature or otherwise. For instances, they can bringing objects to life, conjuring mystical object-detecting storm clouds, perform necromancy (The Rising for example), and seeing into the past through surrounding objects' residual information. The art to shape and bend reality with one's ability to manipulate matter and Mana through brainpowers is called Magic.
- Supernatural Condition: Due to their affinity with Mana around them, their bodily functions were enhanced to the pinnacle of human conditioning in mystical way.
- Supernatural Speed and Agility: Balthazar Blake and Maxim Horvath shown being faster than normal humans as well as more agile as shown when they fighting in Arcana Cabana at the beginning of the movie. This also applied with other sorcerers as well, though training is still required for able to do such feat.
- Supernatural Durability: Each sorcerer appeared to possesses more resistant harm than a normal human does. For example, Horvath able to recovers without any visible injuries in spite of falling few stories below after free himself from Balthazar's Levitation Spell on him during the fight on Arcana Cabana and even still fighting as if the falling were nothing.
- Supernatural Strength: A sorcerer's strength appeared to possess greater ease when they physically exert themselves as seen when Balthazar shatters a cupboard that Horvath pinned on him into pieces. Another example would be Drake Stone who was able to lift Dave's body upwards without any effort in bathroom scene.
- Enhanced Intelligence: Aside supernatural affinity through matter manipulation, sorcerers' full brain capacity also resulting their brainpowers exceed that of average person. For example, David Stutler is a "physics nerd" because of his enhanced intelligence that also inidicates his high potential for magical talents.
- Supernatural Perception: Thanks to their affinity with Mana around them, sorcerers can perceive mystical activities better than normal humans. For example, Morgana Star that conjured by Morgana le Fay on the skies of New York was invisible to normal humans in spite of its immense size and width.
Sorcerers however, had some weaknesses:
- Electrocution: When chastising Dave for his cleaning spell mess, Balthazar claimed a sorcerer would lose his powers should he was electrocuted, but this was yet to be proven true or Balthazar was just bluffing to scare Dave as he berating his recklessness in using magic.
- Loss of Catalyst: Sorcerers in general dependant on their catalysts such as magic staff or magic rings to cast magic. Without those catalyst, a sorcerer is powerless.
Due to the sorcerers' origins being shadowed by history, any information that related to their origins are shrouded in mystery or unlikely to be revealed. How they came to be in this world could be anything, ranging from an unknown individual pact with an ancient entity (angelic, demonic or otherwise) that bestowed them the powers and knowledge of sorcery and before his/her death, he/she had a descendant or a potential successor that inherits his/her powers and knowledge of magic, a random number people whom were experimenting with their brewed potions on themselves that eventually led him/her gaining powers from one of their conducted formulas permanently, or born from a woman whose child's blood has been one with supernatural entities' that impregnated her (like Merlin in mythology who was born from a mother that unknowingly impregnated by a supernatural entity, thought to be a demon which would make him a hybrid child of demon blood and human blood called a cambion, similar to the Nephilim of Biblical traditions), or they possesses the magical powers from birth straight away. In either way, the first sorcerers came into being and have bestowed their knowledge within the Encantus.
- When trying to explain to Dave Stutler the difference between sorcerers and humans, Balthazar Blake says that humans use only ten percent of their brains. This is a popular urban legend, and is completely false as people actually able to use 100% of their brains albeit in different time. But Balthazar only asks, "You've heard that humans only use 10% of their brains?" He is not stating that error, he was merely asking David if he's heard of it.
- However, if compared with sorcerers, normal folks still unable to use magic in spite the fact that they can use entire powers of their brain, which means sorcerers' brainpowers actually more potent than normal folks that they able to affect matter and supernatural forces surround them with their mind alone.
- Encantus - A spellbook that bestows the sorcerers the art, history, and science of sorcery itself.
- Magic Rings - Catalysts to aid the sorcerers in performing their spells. They do not always have to take the form of rings, however, and can range from anything depending upon the sorcerers in question.