Forgotten Realms Wiki

Shocking grasp

21,531pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk2 Share

Shocking grasp charged the caster's hand with electrical energy that damaged a touched foe. A foe with large amounts of metal would suffer a greater effect.[3]

Shocking grasp was a common spell in the Realms, though not a popular one.[4] It was known but rare in Zakhara in 1367 DR.[2][note 1]


The Netherese arcanist Volhm was given the credit for the creation of this spell in −1970 DR.[5]

Known UsersEdit

Pre-spellplague, the underwizards of the Arcane Brotherhood typically knew and used this spell.[6]

Calishite elementalists who followed the Tradition of Air were especially adept at the casting of shocking grasp.[7]



  1. Canon material does not provide dating for the Al-Qadim campaign setting. For the purposes of this wiki only, the current date for Al-Qadim products is assumed to be 1367 DR.


  1. David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 137. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sam Witt (January 1994). The Complete Sha'ir's Handbook. (TSR, Inc), p. 124. ISBN 978-1560768289.
  3. Spell Index. Consolidated Lists. Wizards of the Coast (2005-12-19). Retrieved on 2007-06-10.
  4. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 152. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  5. slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), p. 25. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  6. Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 116. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.
  7. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 161. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki