Haste was a spell that caused the affected target(s) to move and act more quickly than normal.[3]


A creature under the effects of a haste spell could make quicker attacks and dodge attacks with their enhanced speed. The amount of ground they can cover doubled.[2]


The spell needed verbal, somatic and material components. The material component for a haste spell was a shaving of licorice root,[2][3] which could be replaced by the use of a spellcasting focus.[7]


The Netherese arcanist Quantoul was given the credit for the creation of this spell in -2022 DR; it was originally called Quantoul's fastmorph.[1] During the Age of Humanity, the spell had the side effect of aging the user one full year.[4] Shortly after the Time of Troubles and the start of the Era of Upheaval, that was no longer the case.[3]

Spellcasting TraditionsEdit

  • In the Chondathan spellcasting tradition of Turmish, the verbal component for this spell was made up of harsh syllables and has no material component.[8]



  1. 1.0 1.1 slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), p. 26. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 68,88,209–210,250. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 239. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 149–150. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  5. Loren Coleman (1995). Chronomancer. (TSR, Inc), p. 41. ISBN 978-0786903252.
  6. Jeff Grubb and Andria Hayday (April 1992). Arabian Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 152. ISBN 978-1560763581.
  7. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 203. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  8. Jeff Grubb and Kate Novak (November 1988). Azure Bonds. (TSR, Inc), p. 279. ISBN 0-8803-8612-6.

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