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Wall of force (originally called Shan's forcewall[1]) was an evocation spell used by arcane casters to create and invisible force field.[3] Some clerics of deities with powers over darkness were also granted this spell.[4][5] Oathbinder genies, a type of tasked genie, could create a wall of force effect innately.[10]

EffectsEdit

The spellcaster could choose the shape of the wall, provided it remained in a plane. He or she could place the wall within close range, and it would last upwards from about minute in duration or until breached.[3]

The wall of force created by this spell was impervious to most forms of damage and to magic, but it was known to be weak to the disintegrate and mage's disjunction spells and to rods of cancellation and spheres of annihilation. The wall blocked creatures within the ethereal plane as well.[3]

ComponentsEdit

In addition to verbal and somatic components, the caster required a pinch of powder ground from a clear gem (such as rusteen[11]) to cast this spell, which vanished.[3][2]

Notable UsersEdit

HistoryEdit

The spell was invented by the Netherese arcanist Shan in −624 DR—his final recorded spell.[14]

Walls of force were used to block the exits to the ruins of a school of wizardry located in the Highbank Forest.[15] They were also used in the construction of the fifth region of the Sevenfold Mazework within the Great Dismal Delve on the Elemental Plane of Earth[16] and in the architecture of the High Temple of Mystra on Mount Talath in Halruaa.[17] Such walls were used in the defense of the House of the Loregiver,[18] the Vault of the Word of the Loregiver,[19] and the Hall of Ashes in Huzuz, Zakhara.[20]

AppendixEdit

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), p. 24. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 211,285. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 298–299. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Monte Cook (Oct 2002). Book of Vile Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 62. ISBN 0-7869-0672-3.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 189. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  6. David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 172. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  7. Dale Donovan (January 1998). Cult of the Dragon. (TSR, Inc), p. 125. ISBN 0-7869-0709-6.
  8. Jeff Grubb and Andria Hayday (April 1992). Arabian Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 153. ISBN 978-1560763581.
  9. slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 24, 121. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  10. Wolfgang Baur (1993). Assassin Mountain: Monstrous Compendium Pages. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 9-781560-765646.
  11. Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 48. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  12. slade (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (Cities and Civilization). (TSR, Inc), p. 40. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  13. James Wyatt (September 2002). City of the Spider Queen. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 157. ISBN 0-7869-1212-X.
  14. slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), p. 28. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  15. Ed Greenwood (November 1998). The City of Ravens Bluff. (TSR, Inc), p. 151. ISBN 0-7869-1195-6.
  16. Wolfgang Baur (November 1993). Secrets of the Lamp. Genie Lore. (TSR, Inc.), p. 13. ISBN 978-1560766476.
  17. Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 139. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  18. Tim Beach, Tom Prusa and Steve Kurtz (1993). City of Delights (Gem of Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), pp. 73–74. ISBN 1-56076-589-5.
  19. Tim Beach, Tom Prusa and Steve Kurtz (1993). City of Delights (Gem of Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 86. ISBN 1-56076-589-5.
  20. Tim Beach, Tom Prusa and Steve Kurtz (1993). City of Delights (Gem of Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 89. ISBN 1-56076-589-5.

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