Efficacious monster ward was an abjuration spell that could keep some undesirable creatures out of a large area[note 1] for a few minutes.[1][note 2]


This spell was a stronger version of antivermin barrier that operated exactly like that spell except that it prevented entry of creatures roughly twice the size and/or toughness.[1]


This spell require a pinch of salt in addition to verbal and somatic components.[1]


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  1. The source states the area of effect in two different ways. In the spell summary it says "10-foot cube/level" but in the spell description it says "a cubic area whose sides equal the caster's level times 10 feet", and gives an example calculation. Using the second definition, a 10th level priest could ward a million cubic feet, a volume almost as big as the Washington Monument.
  2. The duration is given as one minute per level which seems very short compared to the weaker antivermin barrier which has a duration of one hour per level.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Cook, Findley, Herring, Kubasik, Sargent, Swan (1991). Tome of Magic 2nd edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 65. ISBN 1-56076-107-5.
  2. Richard Baker (1996). Player's Option: Spells & Magic. (TSR, Inc), p. 188. ISBN 0-7869-0394-5.