Paralyze was a necromancy spell that allowed the caster to immobilize creatures with a successful touch attack.[1]


This spell gave the caster a paralyzing touch for a number of minutes equal to his or her experience level. For the duration, any living creature successfully touched (as an attack) by the caster was paralyzed for a few minutes unless they were able to resist the spell. Undead and non-living creatures like golems were immune to this spell, as were any creatures naturally immune to paralysis.[1]


In addition to verbal and somatic components, this spell required a bit of ghoul flesh to cast.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 50. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.