Index of Spells by Descriptor - Lawful

School Casting Time Source Book
Save - Res Level Comps
Dur Range Recharge
Expensive Focus
Expensive Material
XP Cost
Full Description
Axiomatic Storm (M)
  Arc 3, Clr 3, Pal 3  

Lawful-aligned rain falls in 20-ft. radius.

Axiomatic Water (M)
  Arc 1, Clr 1, Pal 1  

Makes lawful-aligned axiomatic water.

Call Kolyarut (XP)
    Planar Handbook
  Arc 7, Clr 7, Sor/Wiz 7  

A kolyarut aids you in punishing an oath-breaker.

Call Marut (XP)
  Arc 9, Clr 9, Sor/Wiz 9  

A marut aids you in pursuing one seeking to cheat time.

Call Zelekhut (XP)
  Arc 5, Clr 5, Sor/Wiz 5  

A zelekhut aids you in hunting a fugitive.

Checkmate's Light
  Arc 3, Clr 3, Pal 2  

Grants a weapon +1 enhancement bonus, +1 moral bonus to all within its light*, and is axiomatic.

Evocation [Sonic] [Lawful] 1 standard action SRD
None or Will negates; see text - Yes Arc 7, Clr 7, Dwarf 7, Inquisition 7, Law 7 V
Instant 40 ft. General
Area: Nonlawful creatures in a 40-ft.-radius spread centered on you

Kills, paralyzes, slows, or deafens nonlawful subjects.

Any nonlawful creature within the area of a dictum spell suffers the following ill effects.

HD Effect

Equal to caster level


Up to caster level -1

Slowed, deafened

Up to caster level -5

Paralyzed, slowed, deafened

Up to caster level -10

Killed, paralyzed, slowed, deafened

The effects are cumulative and concurrent. No saving throw is allowed against these effects.

Deafened: The creature is deafened for 1d4 rounds.

Slowed: The creature is slowed, as by the slow spell, for 2d4 rounds.

Paralyzed: The creature is paralyzed and helpless for 1d10 minutes.

Killed: Living creatures die. Undead creatures are destroyed.

Furthermore, if you are on your home plane when you cast this spell, nonlawful extraplanar creatures within the area are instantly banished back to their home planes. Creatures so banished cannot return for at least 24 hours. This effect takes place regardless of whether the creatures hear the dictum. The banishment effect allows a Will save (at a 4 penalty) to negate.

Creatures whose HD exceed your caster level are unaffected by dictum.

Dispel Chaos
Abjuration [Lawful] 1 standard action SRD
See text - See text Arc 5, Clr 5, Law 5, Pal 4 V, S, DF
1 round/level or until discharged, whichever comes first Touch General
Target or Targets: You and a touched evil creature from another plane; or you and an enchantment or evil spell on a touched creature or object

+4 bonus against attacks by chaotic creatures.

Shimmering, blue, lawful energy surrounds you. This power has three effects.

First, you gain a +4 deflection bonus to AC against attacks by chaotic creatures.

Second, on making a successful melee touch attack against a chaotic creature from another plane, you can choose to drive that creature back to its home plane. The creature can negate the effects with a successful Will save (spell resistance applies). This use discharges and ends the spell.

Third, with a touch you can automatically dispel any one enchantment spell cast by a chaotic creature or any one chaotic spell. Exception: Spells that can't be dispelled by dispel magic also can't be dispelled by dispel chaos. Saving throws and spell resistance do not apply to this effect. This use discharges and ends the spell.

Heavenly Host
  Arc 9, Clr 9, Sor/Wiz 9  
    1 hour

Summons archons to fight for you.

Hellish Horde
  Arc 9, Clr 9, Sor/Wiz 9  
    1 hour

Summons devils to fight for you.

Lawful Sword
  Arc 4, Pal 4  

Weapon becomes +5 axiomatic weapon and emits Magic Circle against Chaos.

Loyal Vassal
  Arc 2, Pal 2  
    1 hour

Ally gains +3 against mind-affecting effects and cannot be compelled to harm you.

Magic Circle against Chaos
Abjuration [Lawful] 1 standard action SRD
Will negates (harmless) - No; see text Arc 3, Clr 3, Law 3, Pal 3, Sor/Wiz 3, Wuj 3 V, S, M/DF
10 min./level Touch 4 hours
Area: 10-ft.-radius emanation from touched creature

As protection spells, but 10-ft. radius and 10 min./level.

All creatures within the area gain the effects of a protection from chaos spell, and no nonlawful summoned creatures can enter the area either. You must overcome a creatures spell resistance in order to keep it at bay (as in the third function of protection from chaos), but the deflection and resistance bonuses and the protection from mental control apply regardless of enemies spell resistance.

This spell has an alternative version that you may choose when casting it. A magic circle against chaos can be focused inward rather than outward. When focused inward, the spell binds a nonlawful called creature (such as those called by the lesser planar binding, planar binding, and greater planar binding spells) for a maximum of 24 hours per caster level, provided that you cast the spell that calls the creature within 1 round of casting the magic circle. The creature cannot cross the circles boundaries. If a creature too large to fit into the spells area is the subject of the spell, the spell acts as a normal protection from chaos spell for that creature only.

A magic circle leaves much to be desired as a trap. If the circle of powdered silver laid down in the process of spellcasting is broken, the effect immediately ends. The trapped creature can do nothing that disturbs the circle, directly or indirectly, but other creatures can. If the called creature has spell resistance, it can test the trap once a day. If you fail to overcome its spell resistance, the creature breaks free, destroying the circle. A creature capable of any form of dimensional travel (astral projection, blink, dimension door, etherealness, gate, plane shift, shadow walk, teleport, and similar abilities) can simply leave the circle through that means. You can prevent the creatures extradimensional escape by casting a dimensional anchor spell on it, but you must cast the spell before the creature acts. If you are successful, the anchor effect lasts as long as the magic circle does. The creature cannot reach across the magic circle, but its ranged attacks (ranged weapons, spells, magical abilities, and the like) can. The creature can attack any target it can reach with its ranged attacks except for the circle itself.

You can add a special diagram (a two-dimensional bounded figure with no gaps along its circumference, augmented with various magical sigils) to make the magic circle more secure. Drawing the diagram by hand takes 10 minutes and requires a DC 20 Spellcraft check. You do not know the result of this check. If the check fails, the diagram is ineffective. You can take 10 when drawing the diagram if you are under no particular time pressure to complete the task. This task also takes 10 full minutes. If time is no factor at all, and you devote 3 hours and 20 minutes to the task, you can take 20.

A successful diagram allows you to cast a dimensional anchor spell on the magic circle during the round before casting any summoning spell. The anchor holds any called creatures in the magic circle for 24 hours per caster level. A creature cannot use its spell resistance against a magic circle prepared with a diagram, and none of its abilities or attacks can cross the diagram. If the creature tries a Charisma check to break free of the trap (see the lesser planar binding spell), the DC increases by 5. The creature is immediately released if anything disturbs the diagrameven a straw laid across it. However, the creature itself cannot disturb the diagram either directly or indirectly, as noted above.

This spell is not cumulative with protection from chaos and vice versa.

Mantle of Law
  Arc 3, Clr 3, Pal 3  
    1 hour

You gain spell resistance 12 + caster level against spells with opposite alignment descriptor.

Mechanus Mind
  Sor/Wiz 2  
    30 minutes

Reformat subject's mind to be coldly calculating.

Order's Wrath
Evocation [Lawful] 1 standard action SRD
Will partial; see text - Yes Law 4 V, S
Instant (1 round); see text Medium General
Area: Nonlawful creatures within a burst that fills a 30-ft. cube

Damages and dazes chaotic creatures.

You channel lawful power to smite enemies. The power takes the form of a three-dimensional grid of energy. Only chaotic and neutral (not lawful) creatures are harmed by the spell.

The spell deals 1d8 points of damage per two caster levels (maximum 5d8) to chaotic creatures (or 1d6 points of damage per caster level, maximum 10d6, to chaotic outsiders) and causes them to be dazed for 1 round. A successful Will save reduces the damage to half and negates the daze effect.

The spell deals only half damage to creatures who are neither chaotic nor lawful, and they are not dazed. They can reduce the damage in half again (down to one-quarter of the roll) with a successful Will save.

Protection from Chaos
Abjuration [Lawful] 1 standard action SRD
Will negates (harmless) - No; see text Adp 1, Arc 1, Clr 1, EmBarachiel 1, HB 1, Law 1, Pal 1, Sor/Wiz 1, Wuj 1 V, S, M/DF
1 min./level (D) Touch 5 minutes
Target: Creature touched

+2 to AC and saves, counter mind control, hedge out elementals and outsiders.

This spell wards a creature from attacks by chaotic creatures, from mental control, and from summoned creatures. It creates a magical barrier around the subject at a distance of 1 foot. The barrier moves with the subject and has three major effects.

First, the subject gains a +2 deflection bonus to AC and a +2 resistance bonus on saves. Both these bonuses apply against attacks made or effects created by chaotic creatures.

Second, the barrier blocks any attempt to possess the warded creature (by a magic jar attack, for example) or to exercise mental control over the creature (including enchantment (charm) effects and enchantment (compulsion) effects that grant the caster ongoing control over the subject, such as dominate person). The protection does not prevent such effects from targeting the protected creature, but it suppresses the effect for the duration of the protection from chaotic effect. If the protection from chaos effect ends before the effect granting mental control does, the would-be controller would then be able to mentally command the controlled creature. Likewise, the barrier keeps out a possessing life force but does not expel one if it is in place before the spell is cast. This second effect works regardless of alignment.

Third, the spell prevents bodily contact by summoned creatures. This causes the natural weapon attacks of such creatures to fail and the creatures to recoil if such attacks require touching the warded creature. Lawful summoned creatures are immune to this effect. The protection against contact by summoned creatures ends if the warded creature makes an attack against or tries to force the barrier against the blocked creature. Spell resistance can allow a creature to overcome this protection and touch the warded creature.

Shield of Law (F)
Abjuration [Lawful] 1 standard action SRD
See text - Yes (harmless) Arc 8, Clr 8, Inquisition 8, Law 8 V, S, F
1 round/level (D) 20 ft. General
Targets: One creature/level in a 20-ft.-radius burst centered on you
Focus: A tiny reliquary containing some sacred relic, such as a scrap of parchment from a lawful text. The reliquary costs at least 500 gp.

+4 to AC, +4 resistance, and SR 25 against chaotic spells.

A dim, blue glow surrounds the subjects, protecting them from attacks, granting them resistance to spells cast by chaotic creatures, and slowing chaotic creatures when they strike the subjects. This abjuration has four effects.

First, each warded creature gains a +4 deflection bonus to AC and a +4 resistance bonus on saves. Unlike protection from chaos, this benefit applies against all attacks, not just against attacks by chaotic creatures.

Second, a warded creature gains spell resistance 25 against chaotic spells and spells cast by chaotic creatures.

Third, the abjuration blocks possession and mental influence, just as protection from chaos does.

Finally, if a chaotic creature succeeds on a melee attack against a warded creature, the attacker is slowed (Will save negates, as the slow spell, but against shield of laws save DC).

Summon Bearded Devil
    Planar Handbook
  Arc 4, Clr 4  

Summon a bearded devil to follow your commands.

Summon Hound Archon
    Planar Handbook
  Arc 4, Clr 4  

Summon a hound archon to follow your commands.

Sun Scepter
  Arc 6, Clr 6  

Scepter of light functions as a melee weapon with the axiomatic, disruption, and flaming burst special abilities.

Wall of Law
    Magic of Faerun
  Arc 4, Clr 4, Sor/Wiz 4  
    4 hours

As magic circle against chaos, except as once-sided wall.