Mordenkainen's sword brought a shimmering, swordlike plane of force into being, striking at any opponent within its range.[3]


The spell required verbal, somatic and material components. The materials required were a sheet of lead, a piece of opaque glass, a piece of cotton or cloth, and some powdered green-colored gem, such as peridot, topaz, zircon, tourmaline, chrysoberyl etc.[1]


Further ReadingEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 207,211,262–263. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  2. Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, James Wyatt (June 2008). Player's Handbook 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 163. ISBN 0-7869-4867-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 256. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  4. David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 185. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  5. David "Zeb" Cook (April 1995). Player's Handbook 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), p. 235. ISBN 0-7869-0329-5.
  6. Barry A. A. Dillinger (May 1996). “The Dimensional Wizard”. In Pierce Watters ed. Dragon #229 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 50–52.
  7. Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 88. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.