Foesnare is a basic evocation spell used by some swordmages early in their training. When foesnare is cast it causes bolts of solid, eldritch energy to burst from the body of a creature struck with the swordmage's weapon. These bolts, grasping to the body of their victim, tie into the ground beneath, holding the creature still for a brief moment, in addition to wounding the victim with power proportionate to the swordmage's mental processing power. Foesnare, while easy to learn, is straining on its caster and a swordmage must rest at least a few minutes before casting the spell again.


  1. Rob Heinsoo, Logan Bonner, Robert J. Schwalb (September 2008). Forgotten Realms Player's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 27. ISBN 978-0-7869-4929-8.