The verbal component was a basic part of spellcasting.[1]

Most spells required the caster to complete a spoken incantation in a clear, powerful voice. Being gagged or magically silenced prevent one from casting such a spell.[1] The spoken words of arcane spells somehow affected the Weave directly, while those spoken by divine magic casters were expressions of faith in their deities.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 174. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  2. Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 8–9. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.