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[–] Honey_Pot 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Phylactery may refer to: Tefillin, boxes containing Torah verses worn by some Jews when praying. An amulet or charm, worn for its supposed magical or supernatural power.

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[–] RicardoCabesa 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Huh, I never knew it had anything to do with jews. I guess a lich is actually an undead rabbi?

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[–] ItGoesOnAnonAnonAnon 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

It could just be the magic of mental gymnastics, but a lot of occult stuff and legends makes more sense when connected with Jews.

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[–] HST 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

When in reference to a lich it is the latter.

It's something that needs to be crafted by a high level (evil) wizard before doing a ritual to bond the wizards soul. In order to kill the lich you must destroy the phylactery.

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[–] Honey_Pot 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

When on Voat, it is the former. :)