Dread blast was a divine necromancy spell only available to clerics serving Cyric, the Prince of Lies. It fired a beam of negative energy at a target.[1]


This spell could be used to heal undead creatures or harm live ones. It had a range of at least 170 ft (52 m) and more experienced clerics could extend this range and cause/cure more damage. When cast, a black ray of energy from the Negative Energy plane shot out from the caster's hand at the intended target and had to succeed in making contact. A victim had a chance to resist the magic of this spell, and if successful, only received half as much damage as usual.[1]

Constructs and inanimate objects were unaffected by this spell.[1]


Only verbal and somatic components were required to cast this spell.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 186. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.