Rapid reflexive response was a spell unique to Halruaa.[1]


Ramael the Reader created this spell, but many Halruaans credited Mycontil.[1]

When cast, this spell allowed the caster to snatch any missile weighing less than 7 lbs. (3.2 kg ) out of the air and immediately throw it back at their attacker with startling accuracy. One object could be grabbed with each hand.[1]

This spell would also enhance the speed of any hand-related movement by the caster for its duration. Because of this, the caster would need to end the spell before attempting to cast a different spell.[1]


This spell required a glove that was once worn by a throwing weapons specialist (or a halfling), a shaving of licorice root, and a frog's tongue to cast.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 18. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.