Index of Spells by School - Necromancy

Name
School Casting Time Source Book
Save - Res Level Comps
Dur Range Recharge
Effect
Expensive Focus
Expensive Material
XP Cost
Description
Full Description
Aboleth Curse
    Stormwrack
  Sor/Wiz 4  
    24 hours

Subject's skin undergoes a horrible transformation.

Absorb Strength (F)
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Corrupt 4  
    1 hour

You gain 1/4 of a creature's Str and Con when he eats it.

Affliction
    Book of Exalted Deeds
  Arc 3, Clr 3, Drd 3, Sor/Wiz 4, Wrath 3  
    General

Infects evil subject with chosen affliction.

Angry Ache
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Arc 1, Asn 1, Clr 1, Pain 1  
    General

Subject takes -2/4 levels (max -10) penalty on attack rolls.

Animate Dead (M)
Necromancy [Evil] 1 standard action SRD
None - No Adp 3, Arc 3, Blg 4, Clr 3, Death 3, Sor/Wiz 4, Undeath 3, Wuj 4 V, S, M
Instant Touch General
Targets: One or more corpses touched
Materials: A black onyx gem worth at least 25 gp per Hit Die of the undead into the mouth or eye socket of each corpse.

Creates undead skeletons and zombies.

This spell turns the bones or bodies of dead creatures into undead skeletons or zombies that follow your spoken commands.

The undead can follow you, or they can remain in an area and attack any creature (or just a specific kind of creature) entering the place. They remain animated until they are destroyed. (A destroyed skeleton or zombie can't be animated again.)

Regardless of the type of undead you create with this spell, you canít create more HD of undead than twice your caster level with a single casting of animate dead. (The desecrate spell doubles this limit)

The undead you create remain under your control indefinitely. No matter how many times you use this spell, however, you can control only 4 HD worth of undead creatures per caster level. If you exceed this number, all the newly created creatures fall under your control, and any excess undead from previous castings become uncontrolled. (You choose which creatures are released.) If you are a cleric, any undead you might command by virtue of your power to command or rebuke undead do not count toward the limit.

Skeletons: A skeleton can be created only from a mostly intact corpse or skeleton. The corpse must have bones. If a skeleton is made from a corpse, the flesh falls off the bones.

Zombies: A zombie can be created only from a mostly intact corpse. The corpse must be that of a creature with a true anatomy.

Animate Dead Familiar (XP)
    Spellbook Archive
  Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Revives your dead familiar as an undead familiar.

Animate Dread Warrior (XP)
    Unapproachable East
  Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

Transform dead skilled warrior into undead monster you control.

Animate Legion (M)
    HoB
  Arc 4, Clr 4, Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Creates skeletons or zombies.

Arrow of Bone (M)
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 7  
    General

Creates a killer missile or thrown weapon, or deals 3d6 +1 (max +20) damage on successful save.

Ashen Union
    Sandstorm
  Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

Drains moisture from a creature, possibly killing it and destroying its body.

Astral Projection (M)
Necromancy [Ectomancy] 30 minutes SRD
None - Yes APeace 9, Arc 9, Clr 9, Meditation 9, Mental 9, Sin-S 9, Sor/Wiz 9, Travel 9, Wuj 9 V, S, M
See text Touch General
Targets: You plus one additional willing creature touched per two caster levels
Materials: A jacinth worth at least 1,000 gp, plus a silver bar worth 5 gp for each person to be affected.

Projects you and companions onto Astral Plane.

By freeing your spirit from your physical body, this spell allows you to project an astral body onto another plane altogether.

You can bring the astral forms of other willing creatures with you, provided that these subjects are linked in a circle with you at the time of the casting. These fellow travelers are dependent upon you and must accompany you at all times. If something happens to you during the journey, your companions are stranded wherever you left them.

You project your astral self onto the Astral Plane, leaving your physical body behind on the Material Plane in a state of suspended animation. The spell projects an astral copy of you and all you wear or carry onto the Astral Plane. Since the Astral Plane touches upon other planes, you can travel astrally to any of these other planes as you will. To enter one, you leave the Astral Plane, forming a new physical body (and equipment) on the plane of existence you have chosen to enter.

While you are on the Astral Plane, your astral body is connected at all times to your physical body by a silvery cord. If the cord is broken, you are killed, astrally and physically. Luckily, very few things can destroy a silver cord. When a second body is formed on a different plane, the incorporeal silvery cord remains invisibly attached to the new body. If the second body or the astral form is slain, the cord simply returns to your body where it rests on the Material Plane, thereby reviving it from its state of suspended animation. Although astral projections are able to function on the Astral Plane, their actions affect only creatures existing on the Astral Plane; a physical body must be materialized on other planes.

You and your companions may travel through the Astral Plane indefinitely. Your bodies simply wait behind in a state of suspended animation until you choose to return your spirits to them. The spell lasts until you desire to end it, or until it is terminated by some outside means, such as dispel magic cast upon either the physical body or the astral form, the breaking of the silver cord, or the destruction of your body back on the Material Plane (which kills you).

Aura of Terror
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 6  
    5 minutes

You gain an aura of fear, or your frightful presence becomes more effective.

Avascular Mass
    SPC
  Deathbound 8, Sor/Wiz 8  
    General

Reduce foe to half hp and stun foe for 1 round by purging blood vessels, which can trap creatures in 20-ft. radius from victim.

Avasculate
    SPC
  Deathbound 7, Sor/Wiz 7  
    General

Reduce foe to half hp and stun foe for 1 round by purging blood vessels.

Awaken Undead (XP)
    SPC
  Deathbound 6, Sor/Wiz 7  
    General

Grant sentience to otherwise mindless undead.

Backbiter (F)
    SPC
  HB 1, Sor/Wiz 1, Wuj 1  
    General

Cause two handed or reach weapon to strike is wielder.

Barghest's Feast (M)
    SPC
  Arc 6, Clr 6, Sor/Wiz 7  
    General

Destroy target corpse, potentially preventing its return to life.

Bestow Curse
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
Will negates - Yes Adp 3, Arc 3, Clr 3, Dem 2, Destiny 4, DrgBlw 3, Fate 3, Hatred 3, Sor/Wiz 4, Suffering 3 V, S
Permanent Touch General
Target: Creature touched

-6 to an ability score; -4 on attack rolls, saves, and checks; or 50% chance of losing each action.

You place a curse on the subject. Choose one of the following three effects.

1) -6 decrease to an ability score (minimum 1).

2) -4 penalty on attack rolls, saves, ability checks, and skill checks.

3) Each turn, the target has a 50% chance to act normally; otherwise, it takes no action.

You may also invent your own curse, but it should be no more powerful than those described above.

The curse bestowed by this spell cannot be dispelled, but it can be removed with a break enchantment, limited wish, miracle, remove curse, or wish spell.

Bestow curse counters remove curse.

Greater Bestow Curse
    SPC
  Arc 7, Clr 7, Dem 4, Destiny 7, Sor/Wiz 8  
    General

As bestow curse, but more severe penalties.

Bite of the King
    SPC
  Hunger 8  
    General

Swallow enemies whole.

Black Mulching
    BoEM
  Arc 4, Drd 4, Sor/Wiz 4  
    General

See Text

Black Sand
    Sandstorm
  Arc 3, Clr 3, Sand 2  
    5 minutes

Creates a 20-ft.-radius area of black sand.

Blackfire
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 8  
    General

Negative energy fire burns at the life force of a living creature dealing 1d4 constitution damage/round.

Blackwater Taint
    Stormwrack
  Blackwater 6, Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

Desecrate water, deal 1d6/2 levels negative energy damage, bestow a negative level.

Blade of Blood
    PHBII
  Arc 1, Asn 1, Blk 1, Clr 1, Duskblade 1, Sor/Wiz 1  
    General

Weapon deals +1d6, or +3d6 if you take 5 points of damage.

Bleed
    CC
  Blk 4, Clr 5, Drd 5  
    General

Touched creature takes Con damage from piercing or slashing weapons; repeated use imposes a -4 penalty on certain Fort saves.

Blight
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude half; see text - Yes Arc 4, Blg 4, Decay 5, Drd 4, Sor/Wiz 5 V, S, DF
Instant Touch General
Target: One plant

Withers one plant or deals 1d6/level damage to plant creature.

This spell withers a single plant of any size. An affected plant creature takes 1d6 points of damage per level (maximum 15d6) and may attempt a Fortitude saving throw for half damage. A plant that isn't a creature doesn't receive a save and immediately withers and dies.

This spell has no effect on the soil or surrounding plant life.

Blindness/Deafness
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude negates - Yes Arc 3, Brd 2, Clr 3, Corruption 2, Darkness 2, EmBarachiel 2, HB 2, Sor/Wiz 2 V
Permanent (D) Medium General
Target: One living creature

Makes subject blind or deaf.

You call upon the powers of unlife to render the subject blinded or deafened, as you choose.

Blood of the Martyr
    Book of Exalted Deeds
  APeace 4, Arc 4, ChamGwyn 4, Clr 4, Pal 4  
    General

Take Damage and Heal another at least 20 HP.

Blood Snow
    Frostburn
  Arc 2, Clr 2, Drd 2, Sor/Wiz 3  
    General

Area of fallen snow drains 1d2 points of Con/round and causes nausea.

Blood to Water
    SPC
  Arc 7, Clr 7  
    General

2d6 Constitution damage to subjects.

Bodak's Glare (F)
    SPC
  Arc 8, Clr 8  
    General

You slay a creature, which turns into a bodak 24 hours later.

Bone Chill
    Frostburn
  Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Corporeal undead are held by a thick layer of frost.

Bone Talisman
    Magic Books of Faerun
  Arc 2, Drd 2  
    1 hour

Turns a bone into a turning attempt, or as an undead bane weapon (Club, Dagger, or Spear).

Bone Tattoo
    BoEM
  Sor/Wiz 3  
    30 minutes

See Text

Boneblade
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Arc 3, Blk 2, Clr 3  
    1 hour

Turns a bone into a magic weapon.

Boneblast
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Arc 2, Blk 1, Clr 2  
    General

1d3 Con damage to subject.

Bonefiddle (F)
    SPC
  Brd 2, Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Target takes 3d6 sonic damage/round and -20 penalty on Move Silently checks.

Foe's Burning Blood
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 4  
    General

Subject creature's blood deals 1d8 acid and 1d8 fire damage per round.

Burrowing Bony Digits
    SPELLSandSPELLCRAFT
  Sor/Wiz 4  
    General

Shoot the fingers form a dismembered hand and watch them burrow into the flesh of those they hit.

Cause Fear
Necromancy [Fear] [Mind-Affecting] 1 standard action SRD
Will partial - Yes Adp 1, Arc 1, Blackwater 1, Blk 1, Brd 1, Clr 1, Death 1, DrgBlw 1, Duskblade 1, HB 1, MH 1, Orc 1, Passion 1, Shu 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S
1d4 rounds or 1 round; see text Close General
Target: One living creature with 5 or fewer HD

One creature of 5 HD or less flees for 1d4 rounds.

The affected creature becomes frightened. If the subject succeeds on a Will save, it is shaken for 1 round. Creatures with 6 or more Hit Dice are immune to this effect.

Cause fear counters and dispels remove fear.

Charnel Fire
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Arc 5, Clr 5  
    General

Consumes one corpse or undead creature.

Chill of the Grave
    SPC
  Deathbound 1  
    General

Ray causes cold damage.

Chill Touch
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude partial or Will negates; see text - Yes Arc 2, Blg 2, Cold 1, Duskblade 1, Sor/Wiz 1, Wmg 1 V, S
Instant Touch General
Targets: Creature or creatures touched (up to one/level)

One touch/level deals 1d6 damage and possibly 1 Str damage.

A touch from your hand, which glows with blue energy, disrupts the life force of living creatures. Each touch channels negative energy that deals 1d6 points of damage. The touched creature also takes 1 point of Strength damage unless it makes a successful Fortitude saving throw. You can use this melee touch attack up to one time per level.

An undead creature you touch takes no damage of either sort, but it must make a successful Will saving throw or flee as if panicked for 1d4 rounds +1 round per caster level.

Choking Sands
    Sandstorm
  Arc 5, Clr 5, Drd 5, Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Touched creature begins to suffocate on sand.

Circle of Death (M)
Necromancy [Death] 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude negates - Yes Arc 6, Blg 6, Sor/Wiz 6, Wmg 6 V, S, M
Instant Medium General
Area: Several living creatures within a 40-ft.-radius burst
Materials: The powder of a crushed black pearl with a minimum value of 500 gp.

Kills 1d4/level HD of creatures.

A circle of death snuffs out the life force of living creatures, killing them instantly.

The spell slays 1d4 HD worth of living creatures per caster level (maximum 20d4). Creatures with the fewest HD are affected first; among creatures with equal HD, those who are closest to the bursts point of origin are affected first. No creature of 9 or more HD can be affected, and Hit Dice that are not sufficient to affect a creature are wasted.

Clone (M) (F)
Necromancy 10 minutes SRD
None - No Sor/Wiz 8 V, S, M, F
Instant 0 ft. General
Effect: One clone
Focus: Special laboratory equipment (cost 500 gp).
Materials: The piece of flesh and various laboratory supplies (cost 1,000 gp).

Duplicate awakens when original dies.

This spell makes an inert duplicate of a creature. If the original individual has been slain, its soul immediately transfers to the clone, creating a replacement (provided that the soul is free and willing to return). The original's physical remains, should they still exist, become inert and cannot thereafter be restored to life. If the original creature has reached the end of its natural life span (that is, it has died of natural causes), any cloning attempt fails.

To create the duplicate, you must have a piece of flesh (not hair, nails, scales, or the like) with a volume of at least 1 cubic inch that was taken from the original creature's living body. The piece of flesh need not be fresh, but it must be kept from rotting. Once the spell is cast, the duplicate must be grown in a laboratory for 2d4 months.

When the clone is completed, the original's soul enters it immediately, if that creature is already dead. The clone is physically identical with the original and possesses the same personality and memories as the original. In other respects, treat the clone as if it were the original character raised from the dead, including the loss of one level or 2 points of Constitution (if the original was a 1st-level character). If this Constitution adjustment would give the clone a Constitution score of 0, the spell fails. If the original creature has lost levels since the flesh sample was taken and died at a lower level than the clone would otherwise be, the clone is one level below the level at which the original died.

The spell duplicates only the originals body and mind, not its equipment.

A duplicate can be grown while the original still lives, or when the original soul is unavailable, but the resulting body is merely a soulless bit of inert flesh, which rots if not preserved.

Clutch of Orcus
    SPC
  Arc 3, Clr 3  
    General

Deals 1d3 damage/round and paralyzes foe with concentration.

Command Undead
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
Will negates; see text - Yes Necro 2, Sor/Wiz 2 V, S, M
1 day/level Close 1 hour
Targets: One undead creature

Undead creature obeys your commands.

This spell allows you some degree of control over an undead creature. Assuming the subject is intelligent, it perceives your words and actions in the most favorable way (treat its attitude as friendly). It will not attack you while the spell lasts. You can try to give the subject orders, but you must win an opposed Charisma check to convince it to do anything it wouldn't ordinarily do. (Retries are not allowed.) An intelligent commanded undead never obeys suicidal or obviously harmful orders, but it might be convinced that something very dangerous is worth doing.

A nonintelligent undead creature gets no saving throw against this spell. When you control a mindless being, you can communicate only basic commands, such as come here, go there, fight, stand still, and so on. Nonintelligent undead won't resist suicidal or obviously harmful orders.

Any act by you or your apparent allies that threatens the commanded undead (regardless of its Intelligence) breaks the spell.

Your commands are not telepathic. The undead creature must be able to hear you.

Consume Likeness (F)
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Corrupt 6  
    General

Caster steals the appearance of a dead person, adding +10 on Disguise checks.

Consumptive Field
    SPC
  Arc 4, Clr 4  
    General

Draw life from all creatures in 30-ft. radius with -1 or fewer hit points that fail save.

Greater Consumptive Field
    SPC
  Arc 7, Clr 7  
    General

Draw life from all creatures in 30-ft. radius with 9 or fewer hit points that fail save.

Contagion
Necromancy [Evil] 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude negates - Yes Adp 3, Arc 3, Blg 3, Blk 3, Clr 3, Corruption 3, Decay 3, Destruction 3, Drd 3, Pestilence 3, Sor/Wiz 4, Wmg 4 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Living creature touched

Infects subject with chosen disease.

The subject contracts a disease selected from the table below, which strikes immediately (no incubation period). The DC noted is for the subsequent saves (use contagions normal save DC for the initial saving throw).

DiseaseDC Damage
Blinding sickness 16 1d4 Str (1)
Cackle fever 16 1d6 Wis
Filth fever 12 1d3 Dex and 1d3 Con
Mindfire 12 1d4 Int
Red ache 15 1d6 Str
Shakes 13 1d8 Dex
Slimy doom 14 1d4 Con

1 Each time a victim takes 2 or more points of Strength damage from blinding sickness, he or she must make another Fortitude save (using the disease's save DC) or be permanently blinded.

Mass Contagion
    SPC
  Arc 5, Clr 5, Drd 5, Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

As contagion, but 20-ft. radius.

Contagious Touch
    SPC
  Arc 3, Blg 3, Drd 4  
    General

You infect one creature per round with chosen disease.

Control Deathless
    Ebberon
  Deathless 7  
    30 minutes

Deathless don't attack you while under your command.

Control Undead
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
Will negates - Yes Arc 7, Blg 7, Necro 7, Sor/Wiz 7, Undeath 7 V, S, M
1 min./level Close 30 minutes
Targets: Up to 2 HD/level of undead creatures, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

Undead don't attack you while under your command.

This spell enables you to command undead creatures for a short period of time. You command them by voice and they understand you, no matter what language you speak. Even if vocal communication is impossible the controlled undead do not attack you. At the end of the spell, the subjects revert to their normal behavior.

Intelligent undead creatures remember that you controlled them.

Create Deathless (M)
    Ebberon
  Deathless 6  
    General

Create undying soldier.

Create Greater Deathless (M)
    Ebberon
  Deathless 8  
    General

Create undying councilor.

Create Greater Undead (M)
Necromancy [Evil] 1 hour SRD
None - No Arc 8, Clr 8, Death 8, Pestilence 8, Sor/Wiz 8, Undeath 8 V, S, M
Instant Close General
Target: One corpse
Materials: A clay pot filled with grave dirt and another filled with brackish water. The spell must be cast on a dead body. You must place a black onyx gem worth at least 50 gp per HD of the undead to be created into the mouth or eye socket of each corpse.

Create shadows, wraiths, spectres, or devourers.

A much more potent spell than animate dead, this evil spell allows you to create more powerful sorts of undead: shadows, wraiths, spectres, and devourers. The type or types of undead you can create is based on your caster level, as shown on the table below.

Caster LevelUndead Created
15th or lowerShadow
16th - 17thWraith
18th - 19thSpectre
20th or higherDevourer

You may create less powerful undead than your level would allow if you choose. Created undead are not automatically under the control of their animator. If you are capable of commanding undead, you may attempt to command the undead creature as it forms.

This spell must be cast at night.

Create Spirit Idol (XP)
    PGtE
  Arc 4, Clr 4  
    General

Keeps a fallen elf away from Dolurrh and allows necromancers to call on his wisdom in the future.

Create Undead (M)
Necromancy [Evil] 1 hour SRD
None - No Arc 6, Blg 5, Clr 6, Death 6, Evil 6, Sor/Wiz 6, Undeath 6 V, S, M
Instant Close General
Target: One Corpse
Materials: A clay pot filled with grave dirt and another filled with brackish water. The spell must be cast on a dead body. You must place a black onyx gem worth at least 50 gp per HD of the undead to be created into the mouth or eye socket of each corpse.

Creates ghouls, ghasts, mummies, or mohrgs.

A much more potent spell than animate dead, this evil spell allows you to create more powerful sorts of undead: ghouls, ghasts, mummies, and mohrgs. The type or types of undead you can create is based on your caster level, as shown on the table below.

Caster LevelUndead Created
11th or lowerGhoul
12th - 14thGhast
15th - 17thMummy
18th or higherMohrg

You may create less powerful undead than your level would allow if you choose. Created undead are not automatically under the control of their animator. If you are capable of commanding undead, you may attempt to command the undead creature as it forms.

This spell must be cast at night.

Curse of Ill Fortune
    SPC
  Arc 2, Blk 2, Clr 2  
    30 minutes

Subject suffers -3 penalty on attacks, saves, and checks.

Mass Curse of Ill Fortune
    SPC
  Arc 5, Clr 5  
    30 minutes

Enemies take -3 penalty on attack rolls and saves.

Curse of Impending Blades
    SPC
  Arc 2, Brd 2, Rgr 2, Sor/Wiz 2  
    5 minutes

Subject takes -2 penalty to AC.

Mass Curse of Impending Blades
    SPC
  Arc 3, Brd 3, Rgr 3, Sor/Wiz 3  
    30 minutes

Enemies take -2 penalty to AC.

Curse of Lycanthropy (M)
    Complete Divine
  Pestilence 6  
    General

Causes temporary lycanthropy in subject.

Curse of Lycanthropy 2 (M)
    SPC
  Pestilence 6  
    General

Kills subject and summons wererats.

Curse of Petty Failing
    Miniatures
  Arc 3, Clr 3  
    5 minutes

Subject takes -2 penalty on attack rolls and saves.

Curse Water (M)
Necromancy [Evil] 1 minute SRD
Will negates (object) - Yes (object) Arc 1, Blg 1, Clr 1 V, S, M
Instant Touch General
Target: Flask of water touched
Materials: 5 pounds of powdered silver (worth 25 gp).

Makes unholy water.

This spell imbues a flask (1 pint) of water with negative energy, turning it into unholy water. Unholy water damages good outsiders the way holy water damages undead and evil outsiders.

Cursed Blade
    SPC
  Asn 4, HB 4  
    30 minutes

Swift, Creature gains a curse that prevents healing or raising until removed.

Dance of Ruin
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Arc 2, Brd 2, Clr 2, Dem 2, Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Nondemons take 2d20 points of damage.

Dark Tide
    Stormwrack
  Blackwater 7  
    6 hours

Infuse water over a large area with negative energy, causing weakness and 1d6 damage/hour.

Death Armor (F)
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Black aura damages creatures attacking you.

Death Dragon
    SPC
  Arc 7, Clr 7  
    General

You gain +4 natural armor, +4 deflection, and natural attacks.

Death Grimace
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Arc 1, Asn 1, Blk 1, Sor/Wiz 1  
    1 hour

Caster leaves magical "calling card" on a corpse.

Death Knell
Necromancy [Death] [Ectomancy] [Evil] 1 standard action SRD
Will negates - Yes Arc 2, Blg 2, Blk 1, Clr 2, Death 2, DrgBlw 2, Sin-G 2 V, S
Instant/10 minutes per HD of subject; see text Touch General
Target: Living creature touched

Kills dying creature; you gain 1d8 temporary hp, +2 to Str, and +1 level.

You draw forth the ebbing life force of a creature and use it to fuel your own power. Upon casting this spell, you touch a living creature that has -1 or fewer hit points. If the subject fails its saving throw, it dies, and you gain 1d8 temporary hit points and a +2 bonus to Strength. Additionally, your effective caster level goes up by +1, improving spell effects dependent on caster level. (This increase in effective caster level does not grant you access to more spells.) These effects last for 10 minutes per HD of the subject creature.

Death Pact (M)
    SPC
  Arc 8, Clr 8, Pact 8  
    General

-2 to Constitution, in exchange for effects of true resurrection.

Death Throes
    SPC
  Arc 5, Clr 5, Sor/Wiz 5  
    6 hours

Your body explodes when you die.

Death Ward
Necromancy [Ectomancy] 1 standard action SRD
Will negates (harmless) - Yes (harmless) APeace 4, Arc 4, Blg 4, ChamGwyn 4, Clr 4, Death 4, Drd 5, Hlr 4, HotD 4, Life 4, Pal 4, Repose 4, Shu 4, Slayer of Domiel 4, Undeath 4 V, S, DF
1 min./level Touch 5 minutes
Target: Living creature touched

Grants immunity to death spells and negative energy effects.

The subject is immune to all death spells, magical death effects, energy drain, and any negative energy effects.

This spell doesn't remove negative levels that the subject has already gained, nor does it affect the saving throw necessary 24 hours after gaining a negative level.

Death ward does not protect against other sorts of attacks even if those attacks might be lethal.

Mass Death Ward
    SPC
  Arc 8, Clr 8, Drd 9  
    30 minutes

As death ward, but more targets.

Deathwatch
Necromancy [Evil] 1 standard action SRD
None - No Arc 1, Clr 1, Hlr 0, Planning 1, Slayer of Domiel 1 V, S
10 min./level 30 ft. 4 hours
Area: Cone-shaped emanation

Reveals how near death subjects within 30 ft. are.

Using the foul sight granted by the powers of unlife, you can determine the condition of creatures near death within the spells range. You instantly know whether each creature within the area is dead, fragile (alive and wounded, with 3 or fewer hit points left), fighting off death (alive with 4 or more hit points), undead, or neither alive nor dead (such as a construct).

Deathwatch sees through any spell or ability that allows creatures to feign death.

Decomposition
    SPC
  Arc 1, Blg 1, Drd 2  
    General

Wounds deal 3 extra point of damage each round.

Dehydrate
    SPC
  Arc 3, Drd 3, Watery Death 5  
    General

Deals Con damage to target.

Delay Death
    SPC
  Arc 4, Clr 4, Destiny 3  
    General

Losing hit points doesn't kill subject.

Depression
    Dragon 339
  Brd 3, Sor/Wiz 3  
    General

Enemies around you become fatigued and take penalties to Will saves.

Desiccate
    Sandstorm
  Arc 2, Clr 2, Drd 2, Sor/Wiz 2, Thirst 2  
    General

Deals 1d6/2 levels dessication damage and dehydrates living creature.

Mass Desiccate
    Sandstorm
  Arc 6, Clr 6, Drd 6, Sor/Wiz 6, Thirst 5  
    General

Desiccates several creatures.

Desiccating Bubble
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Directable globe of supernaturally dry air which causes evaporative damage to those it engulfs.

Destruction (F)
Necromancy [Death] 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude partial - Yes Arc 7, Clr 7, Death 7, Repose 7, Slime 7 V, S, F
Instant Close General
Target: One creature
Focus: A special holy (or unholy) symbol of silver marked with verses of anathema (cost 500 gp).

Kills subject and destroys remains.

This spell instantly slays the subject and consumes its remains (but not its equipment and possessions) utterly. If the target's Fortitude saving throw succeeds, it instead takes 10d6 points of damage. The only way to restore life to a character who has failed to save against this spell is to use true resurrection, a carefully worded wish spell followed by resurrection, or miracle.

Disrupt Undead
Necromancy [Positive] 1 standard action SRD
None - Yes Arc 0, Duskblade 0, Glory 1, Shu 0, Sor/Wiz 0, Wmg 0, Wuj 0 V, S
Instant Close General
Effect: Ray

Deals 1d6 damage to one undead.

You direct a ray of positive energy. You must make a ranged touch attack to hit, and if the ray hits an undead creature, it deals 1d6 points of damage to it.

Greater Disrupt Undead
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 3  
    General

As disrupt undead, but damage increases per caster level.

Doom
Necromancy [Fear] [Mind-Affecting] 1 standard action SRD
Will negates - Yes Arc 1, Blg 1, Blk 1, Clr 1, Corruption 1, Decay 1, Dem 1, Hatred 1, KotC 1, Pestilence 1, Wrath 1 V, S, DF
1 min./level Medium General
Target: One living creature

One subject takes -2 on attack rolls, damage rolls, saves, and checks.

This spell fills a single subject with a feeling of horrible dread that causes it to become shaken.

Doom Scarabs
    PHBII
  Duskblade 3, Sor/Wiz 4  
    General

Scarab swarm deals 1d6/2 levels, gives you temporary hit points.

Ease of Breath
    Frostburn
  Arc 1, Clr 1, Drd 1, Rgr 1  
    General

+20 inherent bonus on Fortitude saves to resist altitude sickness.

Ebon Ray of Doom
    LostEmpiresOfFaerun
  Asn 3, Sor/Wiz 4  
    General

Black energy prevents magical healing and special healing abilities from functioning.

Ectoplasmic Enhancement
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Sor/Wiz 6  
    24 hours

Incorporeal undead gain +1 AC, +1d8 hp, +1 on attacks, +2 turn resistance for every 3 levels.

Elemental Shroud
    BoEM
  Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Grant undead creatures armor and turn bonuses and deal elemental damage upon being struck by a foe or striking a foe.

Energy Drain
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude partial; see text - Yes Arc 9, Clr 9, Decay 9, Hunger 9, Necro 9, Sor/Wiz 9, Suffering 9, Thirst 9, Undeath 9 V, S
Instant Close General
Effect: Ray of negative energy

Subject gains 2d4 negative levels.

You point your finger and utter the incantation, releasing a black ray of crackling negative energy that suppresses the life force of any living creature it strikes. You must make a ranged touch attack to hit. If the attack succeeds, the subject gains 2d4 negative levels.

If the subject has at least as many negative levels as HD, it dies. Each negative level gives a creature a 1 penalty on attack rolls, saving throws, skill checks, ability checks, and effective level (for determining the power, duration, DC, and other details of spells or special abilities).

Additionally, a spellcaster loses one spell or spell slot from his or her highest available level. Negative levels stack.

There is no saving throw to avoid gaining the negative levels, but 24 hours after gaining them, the subject must make a Fortitude saving throw (DC = energy drain spells save DC) for each negative level. If the save succeeds, that negative level is removed. If it fails, the negative level also goes away, but one of the subjects character levels is permanently drained.

An undead creature struck by the ray gains 2d4x5 temporary hit points for 1 hour.

Energy Ebb
    SPC
  Arc 7, Clr 7, Sor/Wiz 7  
    General

Give subject one negative level/round for 1 round/level.

Enervating Breath
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 9  
    General

Your breath weapon also bestows 2d4 negative levels.

Enervation
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
None - Yes Decay 4, Duskblade 4, HB 4, Hunger 4, Necro 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Suffering 4 V, S
Instant Close General
Effect: Ray of negative energy

Subject gains 1d4 negative levels.

You point your finger and utter the incantation, releasing a black ray of crackling negative energy that suppresses the life force of any living creature it strikes. You must make a ranged touch attack to hit. If the attack succeeds, the subject gains 1d4 negative levels.

If the subject has at least as many negative levels as HD, it dies. Each negative level gives a creature a -1 penalty on attack rolls, saving throws, skill checks, ability checks, and effective level (for determining the power, duration, DC, and other details of spells or special abilities).

Additionally, a spellcaster loses one spell or spell slot from his or her highest available level. Negative levels stack.

Assuming the subject survives, it regains lost levels after a number of hours equal to your caster level (maximum 15 hours). Usually, negative levels have a chance of permanently draining the victims levels, but the negative levels from enervation don't last long enough to do so.

An undead creature struck by the ray gains 1d4x5 temporary hit points for 1 hour.

Eternity of Torture
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Pain 9  
    24 hours

Target is rendered helpless, ageless, and has all ability scores except for Con drop to 0.

Evil Glare
    SPC
  Arc 7, Clr 7, Sor/Wiz 7  
    General

Paralyze creature with your glare.

Execration
    CC
  Blk 2, Clr 2  
    General

Target takes a -2 penalty on saves and must take the lower of two rolls on one attack.

Eyebite
Necromancy [Evil] 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude negates - Yes Brd 6, Necro 6, Orc 6, Scalykind 6, Sor/Wiz 6 V, S
1 round/3 levels; see text Close General
Target: One living creature

Target becomes panicked, sickened, and comatose.

Each round, you may target a single living creature, striking it with waves of evil power. Depending on the targets HD, this attack has as many as three effects.

HDEffect
10 or moreSickened
5-9Panicked, sickened
4 or lessComatose, panicked, sickened

The effects are cumulative and concurrent.

Sickened: Sudden pain and fever sweeps over the subjects body. A sickened creature takes a -2 penalty on attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, saving throws, skill checks, and ability checks. A creature affected by this spell remains sickened for 10 minutes per caster level. The effects cannot be negated by a remove disease or heal spell, but a remove curse is effective.

Panicked: The subject becomes panicked for 1d4 rounds. Even after the panic ends, the creature remains shaken for 10 minutes per caster level, and it automatically becomes panicked again if it comes within sight of you during that time. This is a fear effect.

Comatose: The subject falls into a catatonic coma for 10 minutes per caster level. During this time, it cannot be awakened by any means short of dispelling the effect. This is not a sleep effect, and thus elves are not immune to it.

The spell lasts for 1 round per three caster levels. You must spend a move action each round after the first to target a foe.

False Life
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
- Asn 3, HB 2, Sor/Wiz 2 V, S, M
1 hour/level or until discharged; see text Personal 30 minutes
Target: You

Gain 1d10 temporary hp +1/level (max +10).

You harness the power of unlife to grant yourself a limited ability to avoid death. While this spell is in effect, you gain temporary hit points equal to 1d10 +1 per caster level (maximum +10).

Favor of the Martyr
    SPC
  Arc 4, Pal 4  
    30 minutes

Subject gains Endurance plus immunity to nonlethal damage, charm and compulsion effects, pain attacks, and other adverse conditions, subject can function at -1 to -9 hp.

Fear
Necromancy [Fear] [Mind-Affecting] 1 standard action SRD
Will partial - Yes Brd 3, HB 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Tyranny 4 V, S, M
1 round/level or 1 round; see text 30 ft. General
Area: Cone-shaped burst

Subjects within cone flee for 1 round/level.

An invisible cone of terror causes each living creature in the area to become panicked unless it succeeds on a Will save. If cornered, a panicked creature begins cowering. If the Will save succeeds, the creature is shaken for 1 round.

Feign Death
    Tome and Blood
  Sor/Wiz 3  
    6 hours

Makes one willing, living creature appear dead.

Field of Ghouls
    SPC
  Hunger 7  
    General

Transform dying creatures into ghouls.

Finger of Death
Necromancy [Death] 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude partial - Yes Arc 6, Blg 6, Drd 8, Sor/Wiz 7, Wmg 7 V, S
Instant Close General
Target: One living creature

Kills one subject.

You can slay any one living creature within range. The target is entitled to a Fortitude saving throw to survive the attack. If the save is successful, the creature instead takes 3d6 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +25).

The subject might die from damage even if it succeeds on its saving throw.

Fleshshiver
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

Target is stunned for 1 round, takes 1d6/level damage, and is nauseated for 1d4+2 rounds.

Frostburn
    Frostburn
  Arc 4, Clr 4  
    General

Touch deals 3d12 frostburn damage +1/level (max +20).

Lesser Frostburn
    Frostburn
  Arc 2, Clr 2  
    General

Touch deals 1d12 frostburn damage +1/level (max +5).

Mass Frostburn
    Frostburn
  Arc 6, Clr 6  
    General

Deals 3d12 +1/level (max +20) frostburn damage to many creatures.

Gelid Blood
    Frostburn
  Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Subject takes Ė4 penalty on attacks, AC, and Str- and Dex-related checks, 50% failure of spells with somatic components.

General of Undeath
    SPC
  Arc 8, Clr 8  
    24 hours

Increases your maximum HD of controlled undead by your caster level.

Gentle Repose (M)
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
Will negates (object) - Yes (object) Arc 2, Clr 2, Hlr 2, Repose 2, Slayer of Domiel 2, Sor/Wiz 3, Time 2 V, S, M/DF
1 day/level Touch General
Target: Corpse touched
Materials: A: A pinch of salt, and a copper piece for each eye the corpse has (or had).

Preserves one corpse.

You preserve the remains of a dead creature so that they do not decay. Doing so effectively extends the time limit on raising that creature from the dead (see raise dead). Days spent under the influence of this spell don't count against the time limit. Additionally, this spell makes transporting a fallen comrade more pleasant.

The spell also works on severed body parts and the like.

Ghost Light
    Complete Arcane
  Wuj 1  
    General

An eerie green torch light causes creatures to become shaken.

Ghost Storm
    Far Corners of the World
  Arc 5, Clr 5, Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Save and become Frightened or fail and gain a temporary negative level, per round. Levels return at the rate of 1 per minute. More nastiness.

Ghoul Gauntlet
    Libris
  Hunger 5, Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

Convert victim to a ghoul under your control.

Ghoul Gesture
    Libris
  Hunger 3  
    General

Ray paralyzes target.

Ghoul Glyph (M)
    Libris
  Hunger 2, Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Glyph wards area, paralyzes victims.

Ghoul Light
    Libris
  Hunger 1  
    1 hour

Light provides turn resistance.

Ghoul Touch
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude negates - Yes Duskblade 2, Sor/Wiz 2 V, S, M
1d6+2 rounds Touch General
Target: Living humanoid touched

Paralyzes one subject, which exudes stench.

Imbuing you with negative energy, this spell allows you to paralyze a single living humanoid for the duration of the spell with a successful melee touch attack.

Additionally, the paralyzed subject exudes a carrion stench that causes all living creatures (except you) in a 10-foot-radius spread to become sickened (Fortitude negates). A neutralize poison spell removes the effect from a sickened creature, and creatures immune to poison are unaffected by the stench.

Graymantle
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Target is prevented from regaining hit points by any means.

Grim Revenge
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Sor/Wiz 4  
    General

Tears hand from target, dealing 6d6 damage, then hand attacks target.

Gutwrench
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Sor/Wiz 8  
    General

Kills subject and gives you 4d6 temporary hit points and +4 Strength.

Halt Deathless
    Ebberon
  Deathless 3  
    General

Immobilizes deathless for 1 round/level.

Halt Undead
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
Will negates; see text - Yes HotD 3, Sor/Wiz 3 V, S, M
1 round/level Medium General
Targets: Up to three undead creatures, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

Immobilizes undead for 1 round/level.

This spell renders as many as three undead creatures immobile. A nonintelligent undead creature gets no saving throw; an intelligent undead creature does. If the spell is successful, it renders the undead creature immobile for the duration of the spell (similar to the effect of hold person on a living creature). The effect is broken if the halted creatures are attacked or take damage.

Harm
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
Will half; see text - Yes Arc 6, Blg 6, Clr 6, Destruction 6, Suffering 6 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Creature touched

Deals 10 points/level damage to target.

Harm charges a subject with negative energy that deals 10 points of damage per caster level (to a maximum of 150 points at 15th level). If the creature successfully saves, harm deals half this amount, but it cannot reduce the targets hit points to less than 1.

If used on an undead creature, harm acts like heal.

Haunt Shift
    Libris
  Arc 5, Clr 5, Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Turn corporeal and incorporeal undead into haunting presences.

Healing Sting
    SPC
  Arc 2, Drd 2  
    General

Touch deals 1d12 +1 point/level; caster gains damage as hp.

Healing Touch
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 3  
    General

You heal the target 1d6/2 levels and take half as damage.

Heart of Stone (F) (XP)
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 8  
    General

You gain DR 5/- and resist energy 5 vs cold, fire, and electricity. Healing slows and requires caster level checks (DC 10 + your caster level)

Heart Ripper
    SPC
  Asn 4, Wuj 4  
    General

Slay a creature with HD totaling up to your caster level or less. Stun him if more.

Heartfreeze
    Frostburn
  Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

Subject exhausted, dies in 1d3+2 rounds.

Heat Drain
    SPC
  Arc 8, Clr 8  
    General

Subjects take 1d6 cold damage/level, you gain equal amount hp.

Heat Leech
    Frostburn
  Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Subject takes 1d8 points of cold damage/round.

Hemorrhage
    Spellbook Archive
  Arc 1, Clr 1  
    General

Inflict wound that bleeds 1d3 damage per round.

Hero's Blade
    Ebberon
  Deathless 9  
    General

Channel the spirit of a great hero into a melee weapon.

Hibernate
    Frostburn
  Arc 5, Clr 5, Drd 5  
    24 hours

Sends subject into state of hibernation for one week/level.

Hide Life (XP)
    Tome and Blood
  Sor/Wiz 9  
    General

You lock away your life force into a small receptacle and cannot be killed while the receptacle remains intact.

Horrid Wilting
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude half - Yes Arc 8, Blg 8, Decay 8, Necro 8, Sor/Wiz 8, Suffering 8, Thirst 8, Water 8, Watery Death 8, Wmg 8, Wuj 8 V, S, M/DF
Instant Long General
Targets: Living creatures, no two of which can be more than 60 ft. apart

Deals 1d6/level damage within 30 ft.

This spell evaporates moisture from the body of each subject living creature, dealing 1d6 points of damage per caster level (maximum 20d6). This spell is especially devastating to water elementals and plant creatures, which instead take 1d8 points of damage per caster level (maximum 20d8).

Imperious Glare
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

You cause targets to cower in fear.

Imprison Soul (M) (F)
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Arc 7, Clr 7  
    General

Traps soul in a small object, and victim takes 1d4 Con damage per day.

Incorporeal Enhancement
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 3  
    24 hours

Grant bonuses to incorporeal undead.

Incorporeal Nova
    SPC
  Arc 5, Clr 5, Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

Destroy incorporeal undead.

Infestation of Maggots
    SPC
  Arc 3, Drd 3  
    General

Maggotlike creatures deal 1d4 temporary Con damage every round

Inflict Critical Wounds
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
Will half - Yes Arc 4, Blg 4, Blk 4, Clr 4, Destruction 4 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Creature touched

Touch attack, 4d8 damage +1/level (max +20).

When laying your hand upon a creature, you channel negative energy that deals 4d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +20).

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell cures such a creature of a like amount of damage, rather than harming it.

Mass Inflict Critical Wounds
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
Will half - Yes Arc 8, Clr 8 V, S
Instant Close General
Target: One creature/level, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

Deals 4d8 damage +1/level to many creatures.

Negative energy spreads out in all directions from the point of origin, dealing 4d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +40) to nearby living enemies.

Like other inflict spells, mass inflict light wounds cures undead in its area rather than damaging them. A cleric capable of spontaneously casting inflict spells can also spontaneously cast mass inflict spells.

Inflict Light Wounds
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
Will half - Yes Arc 1, Blg 1, Blk 1, Clr 1, Destruction 1 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Creature touched

Touch deals 1d8 damage +1/level (max +5).

When laying your hand upon a creature, you channel negative energy that deals 1d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +5).

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell cures such a creature of a like amount of damage, rather than harming it.

Mass Inflict Light Wounds
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
Will half - Yes Arc 5, Clr 5, Destruction 5, Undeath 5 V, S
Instant Close General
Target: One creature/level, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

Deals 1d8 damage +1/level to many creatures.

Negative energy spreads out in all directions from the point of origin, dealing 1d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +25) to nearby living enemies.

Like other inflict spells, mass inflict light wounds cures undead in its area rather than damaging them. A cleric capable of spontaneously casting inflict spells can also spontaneously cast mass inflict spells.

Inflict Minor Wounds
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
Will negates - Yes Arc 0, Blg 0, Clr 0 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Creature touched

Touch attack, 1 point of damage.

When laying your hand upon a creature, you channel negative energy that deals 1 point of damage.

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell cures such a creature of a like amount of damage, rather than harming it.

Inflict Moderate Wounds
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
Will half - Yes Arc 2, Blg 2, Blk 2, Clr 2 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Creature touched

Touch attack, 2d8 damage +1/level (max +10).

When laying your hand upon a creature, you channel negative energy that deals 2d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +10).

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell cures such a creature of a like amount of damage, rather than harming it.

Mass Inflict Moderate Wounds
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
Will half - Yes Arc 6, Clr 6 V, S
Instant Close General
Target: One creature/level, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

Deals 2d8 damage +1/level to many creatures.

Negative energy spreads out in all directions from the point of origin, dealing 2d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +30) to nearby living enemies.

Like other inflict spells, mass inflict light wounds cures undead in its area rather than damaging them. A cleric capable of spontaneously casting inflict spells can also spontaneously cast mass inflict spells.

Inflict Serious Wounds
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
Will half - Yes Arc 3, Blg 3, Blk 3, Clr 3 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Creature touched

Touch attack, 3d8 damage +1/level (max +15).

When laying your hand upon a creature, you channel negative energy that deals 3d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +15).

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell cures such a creature of a like amount of damage, rather than harming it.

Mass Inflict Serious Wounds
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
Will half - Yes Arc 7, Clr 7 V, S
Instant Close General
Target: One creature/level, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

Deals 3d8 damage +1/level to many creatures.

Negative energy spreads out in all directions from the point of origin, dealing 3d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +35) to nearby living enemies.

Like other inflict spells, mass inflict light wounds cures undead in its area rather than damaging them. A cleric capable of spontaneously casting inflict spells can also spontaneously cast mass inflict spells.

Junglerazer
    SPC
  Arc 3, Drd 3, Sor/Wiz 3  
    General

Fey, vermin, plants, and animals take 1d10 damage/level.

Kiss of the Toad
    Complete Arcane
  Wuj 2  
    General

Your touch becomes poisonous dealing 1d6 Con damage secondary 1d6 Con.

Kiss of the Vampire (M)
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 7  
    General

You gain vampire-like supernatural abilities, but are vulnerable to attacks that harm undead.

Last Breath (M)
    SPC
  Arc 4, Drd 4  
    General

Returns to life a creature that has been dead no longer than 1 round. As raise dead, except to 0 hp. You take 1d4 damage/HD of creature.

Last Judgment
    Book of Exalted Deeds
  Arc 8, Clr 8, Sor/Wiz 8, Wrath 8  
    General

Evil creatures are struck dead and sent to Lower Planes.

Leech Ghost Skill (M)
    Ghostwalk Web
  Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Another creature can use a ghost's skill ranks instead of their own and the ghost is supressed.

Leech Undeath
    MoE
  Arc 7, Clr 7, Sor/Wiz 8  
    General

Harm undead to gain temporary hit points.

Life Bolt
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

1 ray/2 levels draws 1 hp from you to deal 2d4 damage to undead.

Liquid Pain
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Pain 4, Sor/Wiz 4  
    General

Extracts one dose of liquid pain from tortured victim.

Living Undeath
    SPC
  Arc 2, Clr 2  
    30 minutes

Subject becomes immune to critical hits and sneak attacks.

Magic Jar (F)
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
Will negates; see text - Yes Sin-E 6, Sor/Wiz 5 V, S, F
1 hour/level or until you return to your body Medium General
Target: One creature
Focus: A gem or crystal worth at least 100 gp.

Enables possession of another creature.

By casting magic jar, you place your soul in a gem or large crystal (known as the magic jar), leaving your body lifeless. Then you can attempt to take control of a nearby body, forcing its soul into the magic jar. You may move back to the jar (thereby returning the trapped soul to its body) and attempt to possess another body. The spell ends when you send your soul back to your own body, leaving the receptacle empty.

To cast the spell, the magic jar must be within spell range and you must know where it is, though you do not need line of sight or line of effect to it. When you transfer your soul upon casting, your body is, as near as anyone can tell, dead.

While in the magic jar, you can sense and attack any life force within 10 feet per caster level (and on the same plane of existence). You do need line of effect from the jar to the creatures. You cannot determine the exact creature types or positions of these creatures. In a group of life forces, you can sense a difference of 4 or more Hit Dice between one creature and another and can determine whether a life force is powered by positive or negative energy. (Undead creatures are powered by negative energy. Only sentient undead creatures have, or are, souls.)

You could choose to take over either a stronger or a weaker creature, but which particular stronger or weaker creature you attempt to possess is determined randomly.

Attempting to possess a body is a full-round action. It is blocked by protection from evil or a similar ward. You possess the body and force the creature's soul into the magic jar unless the subject succeeds on a Will save. Failure to take over the host leaves your life force in the magic jar, and the target automatically succeeds on further saving throws if you attempt to possess its body again.

If you are successful, your life force occupies the host body, and the host's life force is imprisoned in the magic jar. You keep your Intelligence, Wisdom, Charisma, level, class, base attack bonus, base save bonuses, alignment, and mental abilities. The body retains its Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, hit points, natural abilities, and automatic abilities. A body with extra limbs does not allow you to make more attacks (or more advantageous two-weapon attacks) than normal. You can't choose to activate the body's extraordinary or supernatural abilities. The creature's spells and spell-like abilities do not stay with the body.

As a standard action, you can shift freely from a host to the magic jar if within range, sending the trapped soul back to its body. The spell ends when you shift from the jar to your own body.

If the host body is slain, you return to the magic jar, if within range, and the life force of the host departs (it is dead). If the host body is slain beyond the range of the spell, both you and the host die. Any life force with nowhere to go is treated as slain.

If the spell ends while you are in the magic jar, you return to your body (or die if your body is out of range or destroyed). If the spell ends while you are in a host, you return to your body (or die, if it is out of range of your current position), and the soul in the magic jar returns to its body (or dies if it is out of range). Destroying the receptacle ends the spell, and the spell can be dispelled at either the magic jar or at the host's location.

Mark of Doom
    PHBII
  Arc 3, Clr 3, Pal 2  
    General

Subject takes 1d6 damage for each hostile action.

Mark of Justice
Necromancy 10 minutes SRD
None - Yes APeace 5, Arc 5, Clr 5, Exalted Arcanist 5, Fate 5, Pal 4, Retribution 5 V, S, DF
Permanent; see text Touch General
Target: Creature touched

Designates action that will trigger curse on subject.

You draw an indelible mark on the subject and state some behavior on the part of the subject that will activate the mark. When activated, the mark curses the subject. Typically, you designate some sort of criminal behavior that activates the mark, but you can pick any act you please. The effect of the mark is identical with the effect of bestow curse.

Since this spell takes 10 minutes to cast and involves writing on the target, you can cast it only on a creature that is willing or restrained.

Like the effect of bestow curse, a mark of justice cannot be dispelled, but it can be removed with a break enchantment, limited wish, miracle, remove curse, or wish spell. Remove curse works only if its caster level is equal to or higher than your mark of justice caster level. These restrictions apply regardless of whether the mark has activated.

Mark of the Outcast
    SPC
  Arc 2, Blk 1, Clr 2, Drd 2, Watery Death 2  
    6 hours

Subject takes -5 penalty on bluff and Diplomacy checks and a -2 penalty to AC.

Miasma of Entropy
    SPC
  Arc 4, Drd 4, Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Rot all natural materials in 30-ft. cone-shaped burst.

Mind Poison
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 3  
    General

Touch attack poison that deals 1d6 temporary Wisdom damage and again one minute later.

Mindfrost
    Frostburn
  Sor/Wiz 4  
    General

Deals 5d6 cold damage, 1d4 Int damage.

Mummify
    Sandstorm
  Arc 6, Clr 6, Drd 6, Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

Touched living creature dies and is mummified.

Naturewatch
    Magic of Faerun
  Arc 0, Drd 0, Hth 0, Rgr 1  
    General

As deathwatch, but only for animals and plants.

Necrosurgery
    Dragon 326
  Sor/Wiz 0  
    General

Grants +2 bonus to resist disease.

Necrotic Awareness (F)
    Libris
  Arc 1, Clr 1, Sor/Wiz 1  
    General

Sense encysted subjects.

Necrotic Bloat (F)
    Libris
  Arc 3, Clr 3, Sor/Wiz 3  
    General

Encysted subject takes 1d6 damage/level.

Necrotic Burst (F)
    Libris
  Arc 5, Clr 5, Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Encysted subject killed, cyst begins to roam.

Necrotic Cyst (F)
    Libris
  Arc 2, Clr 2, Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Encyst undead sac of tissue in subject.

Necrotic Domination (F)
    Libris
  Arc 4, Clr 4, Sor/Wiz 4  
    1 hour

Completely control encysted subject.

Necrotic Empowerment (F)
    Libris
  Arc 8, Clr 8, Sor/Wiz 8  
    General

Draw personal vigor from mother cyst.

Necrotic Eruption (F)
    Libris
  Arc 6, Clr 6, Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

Encysted subject killed, those nearby damaged and possibly encysted.

Necrotic Scrying (F)
    Libris
  Arc 2, Clr 2, Sor/Wiz 2  
    4 hours

Hear or see encysted subject at a distance.

Necrotic Skull Bomb
    CR
  Arc 5, Clr 5, Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Exploding skull releases negative energy; targets each gain 1d4 negative levels.

Necrotic Termination (F) (XP)
    Libris
  Arc 9, Clr 9, Sor/Wiz 9  
    General

Permanently eliminates encysted subject.

Necrotic Tumor (F)
    Libris
  Arc 7, Clr 7, Sor/Wiz 7  
    24 hours

Permanently control encysted subject.

Negative Energy Aura
    Planar Handbook
  Arc 4, Clr 4  
    General

10-ft. radius surrounding you deals 2 points of damage/round.

Negative Energy Burst
    Tome and Blood
  Sor/Wiz 3  
    General

1d8+1/level (max +10) negative energy damage, 20-foot radius.

Negative Energy Ray
    Tome and Blood
  Sor/Wiz 1  
    General

Ranged touch, 1d6 negative energy damage; 1d6/two levels above 1st (max 5d6).

Negative Energy Wave
    Tome and Blood
  Sor/Wiz 4  
    General

Surge of negative energy rebukes or bolsters 1d6 HD/level (max 15d6) worth of undead.

Night's Caress
    Libris
  Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Touched foe take 1d8 points of damage per level plus 1d8+2 Con damage.

Opalescent Glare
    Planar Handbook
  Arc 5, Clr 5, Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Kill evil creatures with a look, or make them very afraid.

Orb of Dancing Death
    MoE
  Arc 5, Clr 5, Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Orb you control bestows 1 negative level each round.

Orb of Negative Energy
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action ATB
None - No Sor/Wiz 4, Wmg 4 V, S
Instant Medium General
Effect: One orb of negative energy

Globes of negative energy deal 1d6/level damage (max 10d6).

You create a globe of negative energy 3 inches across, which streaks from your palm toward your target. You must succeed on a ranged touch attack to hit the target. The orb deals a total of 1d6 points of damage per caster level (maximum 10d6).

Pain
    Complete Arcane
  Wuj 4  
    General

The target creatures are struck by wracking pains and agony, giving them a -4 penalty on attack rolls, skill checks, and ability checks. A successful Fortitude save lessens this penalty to -2.

Parching Touch
    Sandstorm
  Sor/Wiz 1, Thirst 1  
    General

One touch/level deals 1d6 desication damage and possibly 1 Con damage.

Pestilence
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Arc 8, Clr 8, Drd 7  
    General

Subject gains a disease, as do all who touch him.

Phoenix Fire (F)
    Book of Exalted Deeds
  Sanctified 7  
    General

Evil creatures take 2d6 damage/caster level as you immolate yourself.

Plague Carrier
    RoF
  Clr 3, Drd 3, Sor/Wiz 4  
    General

As contagion, except target can transmit the disease for a short time.

Plague of Undead (M)
    Libris
  Arc 9, Clr 9, Sor/Wiz 9  
    General

Animates horde of undead.

Poison
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude negates; see text - Yes Arc 4, Asn 4, Blg 3, Blk 4, Clr 4, Drd 3, HB 3, Pestilence 4, Scalykind 4, Slime 3, Wmg 3 V, S, DF
Instant; see text Touch General
Target: Living creature touched

Touch deals 1d10 Con damage, repeats in 1 min.

Calling upon the venomous powers of natural predators, you infect the subject with a horrible poison by making a successful melee touch attack. The poison deals 1d10 points of temporary Constitution damage immediately and another 1d10 points of temporary Constitution damage 1 minute later. Each instance of damage can be negated by a Fortitude save (DC 10 + 1/2 your caster level + your Wis modifier).

Power Leech
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Corrupt 5  
    1 hour

You drain subject's ability score 1 point/round and gains +1 bonus per point.

Pox
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Arc 6, Corruption 6, Drd 6, Pain 6  
    General

One creature/level takes 1d4 Con drain.

Preserve Organ
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Arc 0, Clr 0, Drd 0, Sor/Wiz 0  
    24 hours

Protects one detached organ from decay for 24 hours.

Pronouncement Of Fate
    HoH
  Arc 4, Clr 4  
    General

Imposes a -4 penalty on an offender's attacks, damage, saves, and checks; target loses actions.

Ravage
    CR
  Arc 7, Clr 7  
    General

A pillar of black, unholy power deals 1d6 vile damage/2 levels (max 10d6).

Ray of Depletion
    Spellbook Archive
  Brd 3, Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Deplete some of a psion's power points.

Ray of Enfeeblement
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
None - Yes Arc 1, Blg 1, Decay 2, Duskblade 1, Necro 1, Sin-E 2, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S
1 min./level Close General
Effect: Ray

Ray deals 1d6 +1 per two levels Str penalty.

A coruscating ray springs from your hand. You must succeed on a ranged touch attack to strike a target. The subject takes a penalty to Strength equal to 1d6+1 per two caster levels (maximum 1d6+5). The subjects Strength score cannot drop below 1.

Ray of Entropy
    DA5
  Sor/Wiz 5  
    30 minutes

Ray reduces Str, Dex, Con by -4.

Ray of Exhaustion
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude partial; see text - Yes Duskblade 3, Sor/Wiz 3 V, S, M
1 min./level Close General
Effect: Ray

Ray makes subject exhausted.

A black ray projects from your pointing finger. You must succeed on a ranged touch attack with the ray to strike a target.

The subject is immediately exhausted for the spell's duration. A successful Fortitude save means the creature is only fatigued.

A character that is already fatigued instead becomes exhausted.

This spell has no effect on a creature that is already exhausted. Unlike normal exhaustion or fatigue, the effect ends as soon as the spells duration expires.

Ray of Sickness
    DA5
  Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Target becomes temporarily nauseated.

Ray of Weakness
    DA5
  Sor/Wiz 4  
    General

Ray reduces Str by 2d6 points +1 point/two levels.

Rebuking Breath
    Draconomicon
  Sor/Wiz 4  
    General

Your breath weapon rebukes undead.

Red Fester
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Corrupt 3  
    General

Subject takes 1d6 Str damage and 1d4 Cha damage.

Rejuvenative Corpse
    SPC
  Arc 3, Clr 3  
    General

Negative energy fills corpse, feeding undead healed.

Reveille
    Magic of Faerun
  Brd 3  
    General

Target dead creature speaks a short sentence about what caused its death.

Revive Undead (M)
    Libris
  Deathbound 5, Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

Restores undeath to undead that was destroyed up to 1 day/level ago.

Righteous Glare
    Book of Exalted Deeds
  Arc 7, Clr 7, Sor/Wiz 7  
    General

Your gaze attack kills evil creatures with less than 5 HD, causes fear in others.

Rigor Mortis
    HoH
  Arc 2, Clr 2  
    General

Suspends all vital functions; target appears dead.

Sanctify the Wicked (F)
    Book of Exalted Deeds
  Sanctified 9  
    General

Traps evil creature in a diamond for one year, then releases it as a sanctified creature.

Scare
Necromancy [Fear] [Mind-Affecting] 1 standard action SRD
Will partial - Yes Brd 2, Hatred 2, Sor/Wiz 2 V, S, M
1 round/level or 1 round; see text for cause fear Medium General
Targets: One living creature per three levels, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

Panics creatures of less than 6 HD.

This spell functions like cause fear, except that it causes all targeted creatures of less than 6 HD to become frightened.

Scourge (F)
    Complete Divine
  Pestilence 7  
    General

Inflicts a disease that must be magically cured, one subject/level.

Secure Corpse
    Book of Exalted Deeds
  Arc 6, Clr 6  
    General

Traps corpse inside holy symbol.

Semblance of Life
    MoE
  Arc 6, Clr 6  
    General

undead take 3d6 damage per round; intelligent undead also dazed 1 round.

Shadow Arrow (M)
    CR
  Arc 4, Asn 4, Rgr 4  
    General

Masterwork arrow or bolt deals 1d6 points of Strength damage.

Shadow Curse
    Dragon 322
  Sor/Wiz 4  
    12 hours

Subject becomes unable to heal except in well illuminated areas until curse is removed.

Shadow Shield
    Dragon 322
  Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

A smoky shroud causes attackers to be blinded for 1 round/level.

Shivering Touch
    Frostburn
  Arc 3, Clr 3, Sor/Wiz 3  
    General

Touch deals 3d6 Dex damage.

Lesser Shivering Touch
    Frostburn
  Arc 1, Clr 1, Sor/Wiz 1  
    General

Touch deals 1d6 Dex damage.

Shriveling
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Arc 3, Clr 3, Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Subject takes 1d4 damage per level.

Shroud of Undeath
    SPC
  Arc 2, Clr 2, Sor/Wiz 2  
    1 hour

Negative energy shroud makes undead perceive you as undead.

Sicken Evil
    Book of Exalted Deeds
  Sanctified 5  
    5 minutes

Evil creatures are sickened by your presence.

Sinsabur's Baleful Bolt
    Unapproachable East
  Sor/Wiz 4  
    General

Bolt of dark energy deals 1d3 Str and Con damage +1/four levels.

Skeletal Guard (M)
    Magic of Faerun
  Sor/Wiz 8  
    General

Creates one skeleton/level that is resistant to turning.

Skull Snare
    Necromancy
  Sor/Wiz 0  
    General

Animates a skull that guards a 10 area.

Skull Watch (F)
    PGtF
  Arc 3, Clr 3, Sor/Wiz 3  
    4 hours

Skull shrieks when creature enters warded area.

Slay Living
Necromancy [Death] [Ectomancy] 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude partial - Yes Arc 5, Clr 5, Death 5, DrgBlw 5, Repose 5 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Living creature touched

Touch attack kills subject.

You can slay any one living creature. You must succeed on a melee touch attack to touch the subject, and it can avoid death with a successful Fortitude save. If it succeeds, it instead takes 3d6 points of damage +1 point per caster level.

Slow Consumption
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Arc 1, Clr 1, Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Caster absorbs health and sustenance from helpless subject.

Soul Bind (F)
Necromancy [Ectomancy] 1 standard action SRD
Will negates - No Arc 9, Clr 9, Sor/Wiz 9 V, S, F
Permanent Close General
Target: Corpse
Focus: A black sapphire of at least 1,000 gp value for every Hit Die possessed by the creature whose soul is to be bound. If the gem is not valuable enough, it shatters when the binding is attempted.

Traps newly dead soul to prevent resurrection.

You draw the soul from a newly dead body and imprison it in a black sapphire gem. The subject must have been dead no more than 1 round per caster level. The soul, once trapped in the gem, cannot be returned through clone, raise dead, reincarnate, resurrection, true resurrection, or even a miracle or a wish. Only by destroying the gem or dispelling the spell on the gem can one free the soul (which is then still dead).

Focus note: While creatures have no concept of level or Hit Dice as such, the value of the gem needed to trap an individual can be researched. Remember that this value can change over time as creatures gain more Hit Dice.

Soul Charge (F)
    Magic Books of Faerun
  Arc 3, Clr 3, Sor/Wiz 3  
    12 hours

Target gains one negetive level, and you can use a crystal to power a wand or staff instead of a charge.

Soul Scour
    Unapproachable East
  Arc 5, Clr 5  
    General

Touch deals 2d6 Cha damage and 1d6 Wis damage immediately, 1d6 Cha damage after 1 minute.

Soul Shackles
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Brd 5, Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Imprison soul of dead creature in talisman from which you can question it.

Spark of Life
    SPC
  Arc 3, Clr 3, Clr 7, Drd 4, Drd 8  
    General

Undead creature loses most immunities.

Spawn Screen
    Libris
  Arc 2, Clr 2, Sor/Wiz 2  
    6 hours

You resist being transformed into an undead spawn if slain.

Speak with Dead
Necromancy [Language-Dependent] 10 minutes SRD
Will negates; see text - No Arc 3, Clr 3, HotD 3, Pact 3, Repose 3, Retribution 3, Slayer of Domiel 3, Wuj 6 V, S, DF
1 min./level 10 ft. 30 minutes
Target: One dead creature

Corpse answers one question/two levels.

You grant the semblance of life and intellect to a corpse, allowing it to answer several questions that you put to it. You may ask one question per two caster levels. Unasked questions are wasted if the duration expires. The corpses knowledge is limited to what the creature knew during life, including the languages it spoke (if any). Answers are usually brief, cryptic, or repetitive. If the creatures alignment was different from yours, the corpse gets a Will save to resist the spell as if it were alive.

If the corpse has been subject to speak with dead within the past week, the new spell fails. You can cast this spell on a corpse that has been deceased for any amount of time, but the body must be mostly intact to be able to respond. A damaged corpse may be able to give partial answers or partially correct answers, but it must at least have a mouth in order to speak at all.

This spell does not let you actually speak to the person (whose soul has departed). It instead draws on the imprinted knowledge stored in the corpse. The partially animated body retains the imprint of the soul that once inhabited it, and thus it can speak with all the knowledge that the creature had while alive. The corpse, however, cannot learn new information.

Indeed, it can't even remember being questioned.

This spell does not affect a corpse that has been turned into an undead creature.

Spectral Hand
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
None - No Sor/Wiz 2 V, S
1 min./level (D) Medium 30 minutes
Effect: One spectral hand

Creates disembodied glowing hand to deliver touch attacks.

A ghostly, glowing hand shaped from your life force materializes and moves as you desire, allowing you to deliver low-level, touch range spells at a distance. On casting the spell, you lose 1d4 hit points that return when the spell ends (even if it is dispelled), but not if the hand is destroyed. (The hit points can be healed as normal.) For as long as the spell lasts, any touch range spell of 4th level or lower that you cast can be delivered by the spectral hand. The spell gives you a +2 bonus on your melee touch attack roll, and attacking with the hand counts normally as an attack. The hand always strikes from your direction. The hand cannot flank targets like a creature can. After it delivers a spell, or if the hand goes beyond the spell range, goes out of your sight, the hand returns to you and hovers.

The hand is incorporeal and thus cannot be harmed by normal weapons. It has improved evasion (half damage on a failed Reflex save and no damage on a successful save), your save bonuses, and an AC of at least 22. Your Intelligence modifier applies to the hands AC as if it were the hands Dexterity modifier. The hand has 1 to 4 hit points, the same number that you lost in creating it.

Spectral Touch
    Libris
  Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

Your touch bestows one negative level per round.

Spider Poison
    Magic of Faerun
  Asn 3, Sor/Wiz 3  
    General

Touch deals 1d6 Str damage, repeats in 1 minute.

Spirit Self
    Complete Arcane
  Wuj 5  
    General

You can become incorporeal but must remain within 200 feet of your body.

Spirit Steed
    Ebberon
  Deathless 4  
    General

Channels an ancient spirit into your steed, increasing its speed and granting other benefits.

Spirit Worm
    Magic of Faerun
  Sor/Wiz 1  
    General

Target takes 1 point of Con damage every round for 1 round/level.

Spiritwall
    Complete Arcane
  Sor/Wiz 5  
    30 minutes

Creates a wall of wailing spirits that inspires fear; 1d10 points of damage and energy drain on contact.

Steal Life
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Sor/Wiz 8  
    General

You drain 1 ability score point per round and becomes younger.

Sticks And Stones
    ShS
  Arc 3, Clr 3, Sor/Wiz 3  
    Prohibited

Create stone and wood skeleton with energy drain** attack to fight for you.

Stolen Breath
    SPC
  Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Subject has wind knocked out of it.

Stop Heart
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Arc 4, Asn 4, Clr 4, Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Touched living humanoid drops to -8 hitpoints.

Sunstroke
    Sandstorm
  Arc 1, Drd 1, Sor/Wiz 1, Summer 2  
    General

Target takes 2d6 nonlethal damage and is fatigued.

Sword of Darkness (M)
    Complete Arcane
  Sor/Wiz 7, Wuj 7  
    General

As sword of deception, except you cause a black blade of pure negative energy to appear and attack opponents at a distance, as directed by you.

Symbol of Death (M)
Necromancy [Death] [Ectomancy] 10 minutes SRD
Fortitude negates - Yes Arc 8, Clr 8, Sor/Wiz 8, Wuj 8 V, S, M
See text 0 ft.; see text General
Effect: One symbol
Materials: Mercury and phosphorus, plus powdered diamond and opal with a total value of at least 5,000 gp each.

Triggered rune slays nearby creatures.

This spell allows you to scribe a potent rune of power upon a surface. When triggered, a symbol of death slays one or more creatures within 60 feet of the symbol (treat as a burst) whose combined total current hit points do not exceed 150. The symbol of death affects the closest creatures first, skipping creatures with too many hit points to affect. Once triggered, the symbol becomes active and glows, lasting for 10 minutes per caster level or until it has affected 150 hit points worth of creatures, whichever comes first. Any creature that enters the area while the symbol of death is active is subject to its effect, whether or not that creature was in the area when it was triggered. A creature need save against the symbol only once as long as it remains within the area, though if it leaves the area and returns while the symbol is still active, it must save again.

Until it is triggered, the symbol of death is inactive (though visible and legible at a distance of 60 feet). To be effective, a symbol of death must always be placed in plain sight and in a prominent location. Covering or hiding the rune renders the symbol of death ineffective, unless a creature removes the covering, in which case the symbol of death works normally.

As a default, a symbol of death is triggered whenever a creature does one or more of the following, as you select: looks at the rune; reads the rune; touches the rune; passes over the rune; or passes through a portal bearing the rune. Regardless of the trigger method or methods chosen, a creature more than 60 feet from a symbol of death can't trigger it (even if it meets one or more of the triggering conditions, such as reading the rune). Once the spell is cast, a symbol of death's triggering conditions cannot be changed.

In this case, reading the rune means any attempt to study it, identify it, or fathom its meaning. Throwing a cover over a symbol of death to render it inoperative triggers it if the symbol reacts to touch. You cant use a symbol of death offensively; for instance, a touch-triggered symbol of death remains untriggered if an item bearing the symbol of death is used to touch a creature. Likewise, a symbol of death cannot be placed on a weapon and set to activate when the weapon strikes a foe.

You can also set special triggering limitations of your own. These can be as simple or elaborate as you desire. Special conditions for triggering a symbol of death can be based on a creatures name, identity, or alignment, but otherwise must be based on observable actions or qualities. Intangibles such as level, class, Hit Dice, and hit points dont qualify.

When scribing a symbol of death, you can specify a password or phrase that prevents a creature using it from triggering the effect. Anyone using the password remains immune to that particular runes effects so long as the creature remains within 60 feet of the rune. If the creature leaves the radius and returns later, it must use the password again.

You also can attune any number of creatures to the symbol of death, but doing this can extend the casting time. Attuning one or two creatures takes negligible time, and attuning a small group (as many as ten creatures) extends the casting time to 1 hour. Attuning a large group (as many as twenty-five creatures) takes 24 hours. Attuning larger groups takes proportionately longer. Any creature attuned to a symbol of death cannot trigger it and is immune to its effects, even if within its radius when triggered. You are automatically considered attuned to your own symbols of death, and thus always ignore the effects and cannot inadvertently trigger them.

Read magic allows you to identify a symbol of death with a DC 19 Spellcraft check. Of course, if the symbol of death is set to be triggered by reading it, this will trigger the symbol.

A symbol of death can be removed by a successful dispel magic targeted solely on the rune. An erase spell has no effect on a symbol of death. Destruction of the surface where a symbol of death is inscribed destroys the symbol but also triggers it.

Symbol of death can be made permanent with a permanency spell. A permanent symbol of death that is disabled or that has affected its maximum number of hit points becomes inactive for 10 minutes, then can be triggered again as normal.

Note: Magic traps such as symbol of death are hard to detect and disable. A rogue (only) can use the Search skill to find a symbol of death and Disable Device to thwart it. The DC in each case is 25 + spell level, or 33 for symbol of death.

Symbol of Fear (M)
Necromancy [Fear] [Mind-Affecting] 10 minutes SRD
Will negates - Yes Arc 6, Clr 6, Sor/Wiz 6, Wuj 6 V, S, M
See text 0 ft.; see text General
Effect: One symbol
Materials: Mercury and phosphorus, plus powdered diamond and opal with a total value of at least 1,000 gp.

Triggered rune panics nearby creatures.

This spell allows you to scribe a potent rune of power upon a surface. When triggered, a symbol of fear panicks for 1 round per caster level one or more creatures within 60 feet of the symbol (treat as a burst) whose combined total current hit points do not exceed 150. The symbol of fear affects the closest creatures first, skipping creatures with too many hit points to affect. Once triggered, the symbol becomes active and glows, lasting for 10 minutes per caster level or until it has affected 150 hit points worth of creatures, whichever comes first. Any creature that enters the area while the symbol of fear is active is subject to its effect, whether or not that creature was in the area when it was triggered. A creature need save against the symbol only once as long as it remains within the area, though if it leaves the area and returns while the symbol is still active, it must save again.

Until it is triggered, the symbol of fear is inactive (though visible and legible at a distance of 60 feet). To be effective, a symbol of fear must always be placed in plain sight and in a prominent location. Covering or hiding the rune renders the symbol of fear ineffective, unless a creature removes the covering, in which case the symbol of fear works normally.

As a default, a symbol of fear is triggered whenever a creature does one or more of the following, as you select: looks at the rune; reads the rune; touches the rune; passes over the rune; or passes through a portal bearing the rune. Regardless of the trigger method or methods chosen, a creature more than 60 feet from a symbol of fear can't trigger it (even if it meets one or more of the triggering conditions, such as reading the rune). Once the spell is cast, a symbol of fear triggering conditions cannot be changed.

In this case, reading the rune means any attempt to study it, identify it, or fathom its meaning. Throwing a cover over a symbol of fear to render it inoperative triggers it if the symbol reacts to touch. You cant use a symbol of fear offensively; for instance, a touch-triggered symbol of fear remains untriggered if an item bearing the symbol of fear is used to touch a creature. Likewise, a symbol of fear cannot be placed on a weapon and set to activate when the weapon strikes a foe.

You can also set special triggering limitations of your own. These can be as simple or elaborate as you desire. Special conditions for triggering a symbol of fear can be based on a creatures name, identity, or alignment, but otherwise must be based on observable actions or qualities. Intangibles such as level, class, Hit Dice, and hit points dont qualify.

When scribing a symbol of fear, you can specify a password or phrase that prevents a creature using it from triggering the effect. Anyone using the password remains immune to that particular runes effects so long as the creature remains within 60 feet of the rune. If the creature leaves the radius and returns later, it must use the password again.

You also can attune any number of creatures to the symbol of fear, but doing this can extend the casting time. Attuning one or two creatures takes negligible time, and attuning a small group (as many as ten creatures) extends the casting time to 1 hour. Attuning a large group (as many as twenty-five creatures) takes 24 hours. Attuning larger groups takes proportionately longer. Any creature attuned to a symbol of fear cannot trigger it and is immune to its effects, even if within its radius when triggered. You are automatically considered attuned to your own symbols of fear, and thus always ignore the effects and cannot inadvertently trigger them.

Read magic allows you to identify a symbol of fear with a DC 19 Spellcraft check. Of course, if the symbol of fear is set to be triggered by reading it, this will trigger the symbol.

A symbol of fear can be removed by a successful dispel magic targeted solely on the rune. An erase spell has no effect on a symbol of fear. Destruction of the surface where a symbol of fear is inscribed destroys the symbol but also triggers it.

Symbol of fear can be made permanent with a permanency spell. A permanent symbol of fear that is disabled or that has affected its maximum number of hit points becomes inactive for 10 minutes, then can be triggered again as normal.

Note: Magic traps such as symbol of fear are hard to detect and disable. A rogue (only) can use the Search skill to find a symbol of fear and Disable Device to thwart it. The DC in each case is 25 + spell level, or 31 for symbol of fear.

Symbol of Pain (M)
Necromancy [Evil] 10 minutes SRD
Fortitude negates - Yes Arc 5, Clr 5, Pain 8, Sor/Wiz 5, Suffering 5, Wuj 5 V, S, M
See text 0 ft.; see text General
Effect: One symbol
Materials: Mercury and phosphorus, plus powdered diamond and opal with a total value of at least 1,000 gp.

Triggered rune wracks nearby creatures with pain.

This spell allows you to scribe a potent rune of power upon a surface. When triggered, a symbol of pain inflicts wracking pains that impose a 4 penalty on attack rolls, skill checks, and ability checks one or more creatures within 60 feet of the symbol (treat as a burst). These effects last for 1 hour after the creature moves farther than 60 feet from the symbol. Once triggered, the symbol becomes active and glows, lasting for 10 minutes per caster level. Any creature that enters the area while the symbol of pain is active is subject to its effect, whether or not that creature was in the area when it was triggered. A creature need save against the symbol only once as long as it remains within the area, though if it leaves the area and returns while the symbol is still active, it must save again.

Until it is triggered, the symbol of pain is inactive (though visible and legible at a distance of 60 feet). To be effective, a symbol of pain must always be placed in plain sight and in a prominent location. Covering or hiding the rune renders the symbol of pain ineffective, unless a creature removes the covering, in which case the symbol of pain works normally.

As a default, a symbol of pain is triggered whenever a creature does one or more of the following, as you select: looks at the rune; reads the rune; touches the rune; passes over the rune; or passes through a portal bearing the rune. Regardless of the trigger method or methods chosen, a creature more than 60 feet from a symbol of pain cant trigger it (even if it meets one or more of the triggering conditions, such as reading the rune). Once the spell is cast, a symbol of pains triggering conditions cannot be changed.

In this case, reading the rune means any attempt to study it, identify it, or fathom its meaning. Throwing a cover over a symbol of pain to render it inoperative triggers it if the symbol reacts to touch. You cant use a symbol of pain offensively; for instance, a touch-triggered symbol of pain remains untriggered if an item bearing the symbol of pain is used to touch a creature. Likewise, a symbol of pain cannot be placed on a weapon and set to activate when the weapon strikes a foe.

You can also set special triggering limitations of your own. These can be as simple or elaborate as you desire. Special conditions for triggering a symbol of pain can be based on a creatures name, identity, or alignment, but otherwise must be based on observable actions or qualities. Intangibles such as level, class, Hit Dice, and hit points dont qualify.

When scribing a symbol of pain, you can specify a password or phrase that prevents a creature using it from triggering the effect. Anyone using the password remains immune to that particular runes effects so long as the creature remains within 60 feet of the rune. If the creature leaves the radius and returns later, it must use the password again.

You also can attune any number of creatures to the symbol of pain, but doing this can extend the casting time. Attuning one or two creatures takes negligible time, and attuning a small group (as many as ten creatures) extends the casting time to 1 hour. Attuning a large group (as many as twenty-five creatures) takes 24 hours. Attuning larger groups takes proportionately longer. Any creature attuned to a symbol of pain cannot trigger it and is immune to its effects, even if within its radius when triggered. You are automatically considered attuned to your own symbols of pain, and thus always ignore the effects and cannot inadvertently trigger them.

Read magic allows you to identify a symbol of pain with a DC 19 Spellcraft check. Of course, if the symbol of pain is set to be triggered by reading it, this will trigger the symbol.

A symbol of pain can be removed by a successful dispel magic targeted solely on the rune. An erase spell has no effect on a symbol of pain. Destruction of the surface where a symbol of pain is inscribed destroys the symbol but also triggers it.

Symbol of pain can be made permanent with a permanency spell. A permanent symbol of pain that is disabled or that has affected its maximum number of hit points becomes inactive for 10 minutes, then can be triggered again as normal.

Note: Magic traps such as symbol of pain are hard to detect and disable. A rogue (only) can use the Search skill to find a symbol of pain and Disable Device to thwart it. The DC in each case is 25 + spell level, or 30 for symbol of pain.

Symbol of Weakness (M)
Necromancy 10 minutes SRD
Fortitude negates - Yes Arc 7, Clr 7, Sor/Wiz 7, Wuj 7 V, S, M
See text 0 ft.; see text General
Effect: One symbol
Materials: Mercury and phosphorus, plus powdered diamond and opal with a total value of at least 5,000 gp.

Triggered rune weakens nearby creatures.

This spell allows you to scribe a potent rune of power upon a surface. When triggered, a symbol of weakness causes all creatures within 60 feet of the symbol (treat as a burst) to suffer crippling weakness that deals 3d6 points of strength damage. Once triggered, the symbol becomes active and glows, lasting for 10 minutes per caster level. Any creature that enters the area while the symbol of weakness is active is subject to its effect, whether or not that creature was in the area when it was triggered. A creature need save against the symbol only once as long as it remains within the area, though if it leaves the area and returns while the symbol is still active, it must save again.

Until it is triggered, the symbol of weakness is inactive (though visible and legible at a distance of 60 feet). To be effective, a symbol of weakness must always be placed in plain sight and in a prominent location. Covering or hiding the rune renders the symbol of weakness ineffective, unless a creature removes the covering, in which case the symbol of weakness works normally.

As a default, a symbol of weakness is triggered whenever a creature does one or more of the following, as you select: looks at the rune; reads the rune; touches the rune; passes over the rune; or passes through a portal bearing the rune. Regardless of the trigger method or methods chosen, a creature more than 60 feet from a symbol of weakness cant trigger it (even if it meets one or more of the triggering conditions, such as reading the rune). Once the spell is cast, a symbol of weaknesss triggering conditions cannot be changed.

In this case, reading the rune means any attempt to study it, identify it, or fathom its meaning. Throwing a cover over a symbol of weakness to render it inoperative triggers it if the symbol reacts to touch. You cant use a symbol of weakness offensively; for instance, a touch-triggered symbol of weakness remains untriggered if an item bearing the symbol of weakness is used to touch a creature. Likewise, a symbol of weakness cannot be placed on a weapon and set to activate when the weapon strikes a foe.

You can also set special triggering limitations of your own. These can be as simple or elaborate as you desire. Special conditions for triggering a symbol of weakness can be based on a creatures name, identity, or alignment, but otherwise must be based on observable actions or qualities. Intangibles such as level, class, Hit Dice, and hit points dont qualify.

When scribing a symbol of weakness, you can specify a password or phrase that prevents a creature using it from triggering the effect. Anyone using the password remains immune to that particular runes effects so long as the creature remains within 60 feet of the rune. If the creature leaves the radius and returns later, it must use the password again.

You also can attune any number of creatures to the symbol of weakness, but doing this can extend the casting time. Attuning one or two creatures takes negligible time, and attuning a small group (as many as ten creatures) extends the casting time to 1 hour. Attuning a large group (as many as twenty-five creatures) takes 24 hours. Attuning larger groups takes proportionately longer. Any creature attuned to a symbol of weakness cannot trigger it and is immune to its effects, even if within its radius when triggered. You are automatically considered attuned to your own symbols of weakness, and thus always ignore the effects and cannot inadvertently trigger them.

Read magic allows you to identify a symbol of weakness with a DC 19 Spellcraft check. Of course, if the symbol of weakness is set to be triggered by reading it, this will trigger the symbol.

A symbol of weakness can be removed by a successful dispel magic targeted solely on the rune. An erase spell has no effect on a symbol of weakness. Destruction of the surface where a symbol of weakness is inscribed destroys the symbol but also triggers it.

Symbol of weakness can be made permanent with a permanency spell. A permanent symbol of weakness that is disabled or that has affected its maximum number of hit points becomes inactive for 10 minutes, then can be triggered again as normal.

Note: Magic traps such as symbol of weakness are hard to detect and disable. A rogue (only) can use the Search skill to find a symbol of weakness and Disable Device to thwart it. The DC in each case is 25 + spell level, or 32 for symbol of weakness.

Thalassemia
    Stormwrack
  Arc 4, Drd 4, Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Turns blood to seawater, dealing 1d6/level damage.

Thin Air
    Frostburn
  Arc 2, Clr 2, Drd 2, Sor/Wiz 3  
    5 minutes

Creatures suffer from altitude sickness.

Threshold of Unlife
    Necromancy
  Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

Creata a shadowy area that hinders the living and helps the dead

Touch of Fatigue
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude negates - Yes Adp 0, Arc 0, Blg 0, Duskblade 0, Sin-S 1, Sor/Wiz 0 V, S, M
1 round/level Touch General
Target: Creature touched

Touch attack fatigues target.

You channel negative energy through your touch, fatiguing the target. You must succeed on a touch attack to strike a target.

The subject is immediately fatigued for the spell's duration.

This spell has no effect on a creature that is already fatigued. Unlike with normal fatigue, the effect ends as soon as the spells duration expires.

Touch of the Pharaoh
    Dragon 331
  Arc 5, Clr 5  
    General

Afflicts a creature with mummy rot.

Transfusion
    Dragon 339
  Sor/Wiz 5  
    1 hour

You damage one of a target's ability scores to increase your own.

Undead Couduit
    Necromancy
  Sor/Wiz 3  
    General

Cast necromatic spells through your undead.

Undead Lieutenant
    Magic of Faerun
  Sor/Wiz 3  
    5 minutes

Targeted undead can give orders to undead in your control.

Undead Mask
    Savage Species
  Arc 7, Clr 7  
    1 hour

Subject's type changes to undead.

Undead Torch
    Magic of Faerun
  Sor/Wiz 3  
    General

Undead creature gains blue aura that gives +2d4 against living creatures.

Undeath after Death (M)
    Magic of Faerun
  Arc 7, Clr 7  
    General

-2 to Constitution, in exchange gaining the crypt spawn template at death.

Undeath to Death (M)
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
Will negates - Yes Arc 6, Clr 6, Repose 6, Sor/Wiz 6 V, S, M/DF
Instant Medium General
Area: Several undead creatures within a 40-ft.-radius burst
Materials: The powder of a crushed diamond worth at least 500 gp.

Destroys 1d4 HD/level undead (max 20d4).

A circle of death snuffs out the life force of undead creatures, destroying them instantly.

The spell destroys 1d4 HD worth of undead creatures per caster level (maximum 20d4). Creatures with the fewest HD are affected first; among creatures with equal HD, those who are closest to the bursts point of origin are affected first. No creature of 9 or more HD can be affected, and Hit Dice that are not sufficient to affect a creature are wasted.

Unliving Weapon
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Arc 3, Clr 3  
    6 hours

Undead subject explodes for 1d6 damage/2 levels when struck or at a specific time.

Vampiric Touch
Necromancy 1 standard action SRD
None - Yes Arc 3, Blg 3, Duskblade 3, HB 3, Necro 3, Sin-E 4, Sin-G 4, Sor/Wiz 3 V, S
Instant/1 hour; see text Touch General
Target: Living creature touched

Touch* deals 1d6/two levels damage; caster gains damage as HP.

You must succeed on a melee touch attack. Your touch deals 1d6 points of damage per two caster levels (maximum 10d6). You gain temporary hit points equal to the damage you deal. However, you can't gain more than the subject's current hit points +10, which is enough to kill the subject. The temporary hit points disappear 1 hour later.

Veil of Undeath (M)
    Libris
  Arc 8, Clr 8, Sor/Wiz 8  
    1 hour

You gain undead traits.

Visage of the Dead
    Necromancy
  Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Look like you are dead, gain some bonuses

Wail of the Banshee
Necromancy [Sonic] [Death] [Ectomancy] 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude negates - Yes Death 9, Deathbound 9, Hatred 9, Repose 9, Sor/Wiz 9, Wmg 9 V
Instant Close General
Area: One living creature/level within a 40-ft.-radius spread

Kills one creature/level.

You emit a terrible scream that kills creatures that hear it (except for yourself). Creatures closest to the point of origin are affected first.

Wave of Pain
    Book of Vile Darkness
  Brd 6, Pain 7  
    General

Stuns all within cone for 1 round/2 levels.

Waves of Cold (M)
    Frostburn
  Sor/Wiz 6  
    General

Fire creatures become shaken and cold creatures lose immunity to cold.

Waves of Exhaustion
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
None - Yes Arc 8, Blg 8, Sin-S 8, Sor/Wiz 7, Suffering 7, Wmg 7 V, S
Instant 60 ft. General
Area: Cone-shaped burst

Several targets become exhausted.

Waves of negative energy cause all living creatures in the spell's area to become exhausted. This spell has no effect on a creature that is already exhausted.

Waves of Fatigue
Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
None - Yes Arc 5, Blg 5, Duskblade 5, Necro 5, Sin-S 6, Sor/Wiz 5 V, S
Instant 30 ft. General
Area: Cone-shaped burst

Several targets become fatigued.

Waves of negative energy render all living creatures in the spell's area fatigued. This spell has no effect on a creature that is already fatigued.

Weighed in the Balance
    SPC
  Balance 9  
    General

Harms or heals creatures within 30 feet of you.

Wither
    Sandstorm
  Sor/Wiz 4  
    General

Deals 1d6 dessication damage/level (max 10d6) and causes dehydration.

Wither Limb
    Libris
  Deathbound 4, MH 2  
    12 hours

Cause enemy's limbs to wither.

Withering Palm
    Complete Arcane
  Arc 7, Clr 7, Decay 7, Wuj 7  
    General

Touch attack deals 1/2 levels (max 10) Str and Con damage. A crit drains instead.

Wrack
    Complete Divine
  Arc 4, Clr 4, MH 4, Pain 4, Sor/Wiz 5  
    General

Renders creature helpless with pain.

Wracking Touch
    Complete Adventurer
  Arc 2, Drd 2, Sor/Wiz 2  
    General

Deal 1d6 damage +1/level; you also deal sneak attack damage if you have any.