Summon undead V was the most powerful of the series of summon undead spells available to arcane casters in the Realms.[1]

This spell could summon a mummy, a shadow, a vampire spawn or a wight. As an alternative, the spell could summon one to three allips or ghasts, two to five ghouls, two to five huge, large, or medium-sized skeletons, or two to five large, medium-sized, or small zombies—provided they were all within 30 feet of each other.[1]

If ghasts, ghouls, or shadows were summoned, the spell was considered a chaotic spell in addition to an evil one. If a mummy or wight was summoned, it was a lawful spell.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 125–126. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  2. Matthew Sernett, Jeff Grubb, Mike McArtor (Dec 2005). Spell Compendium. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 215. ISBN 0-7869-3702-5.