Poison was a necromancy or alteration spell that inflicted a debilitating and possibly fatal poison into a living target creature.[1][6][7][10] The reverse of this spell was known as neutralize poison.


The caster had to successfully touch the target of this spell. The newer version of this spell did temporary but possibly devastating harm to the constitution of the victim immediately upon casting the spell and over the next minute. The older versions of this spell delivered a deadly poison into the victim that was immediately incapacitating and fatal within 10 minutes, barring magical intervention.[6][7][10]


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  2. Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 181. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 65. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 90, 91. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  5. Wizards of the Coast (2003-04-13). Excerpt: Blackguard. Excerpts Archive. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2013-07-23. Retrieved on 2014-12-14.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 219. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 David "Zeb" Cook (April 1995). Player's Handbook 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), p. 277. ISBN 0-7869-0329-5.
  8. Cook, Findley, Herring, Kubasik, Sargent, Swan (1991). Tome of Magic 2nd edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 153. ISBN 1-56076-107-5.
  9. Richard Baker (1996). Player's Option: Spells & Magic. (TSR, Inc), p. 187. ISBN 0-7869-0394-5.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 48. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.