Merciful was a magical quality that could be applied to weapons. It allowed the wielder to cause only nonlethal damage to a target, if chosen. If this quality was applied to ranged weapons, then the effects were applied to the ammunition.[1]


  1. Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 140. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.