Spell level is the term used to describe the complexity of the spell being cast. Some spells are fairly easy to learn, memorize, control, etc. They may not require components or study time to master. Other spells are more difficult to learn, and are left to more advanced magic users, to avoid disastrous results.
Spells are grouped into five different levels:
These are the simplest, easiest spells to learn. Consequently, they tend to have the least "magnificent" results as well. Simple tasks like lighting candles, turning pages, opening doors, or levitating light objects are examples of "cantrip" level magic.
These spells are more complex than cantrips, but are still easily learnable. They take more time and effort, but application of effort by the learner will result in a good command of these spells.
These spells are more complex than lesser spells, but are still learnable. They take more time and effort, but application of effort by the learner will result in a good command of these spells.