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Bless was an enchantment or conjuration spell that temporarily increased the morale and combat skill of allies.[2][13][14][15] The conjuration version of this spell was reversible and was called curse, also known as bane, and temporarily lowered the morale and combat skill of enemies.[13][14][15]

EffectsEdit

Those allies blessed were granted a brief boost to their morale in the face of fear and a slight improvement in combat skill that increased their chance to strike a blow or aim true.[2][13][14][15]

The conjuration version of this spell had to be cast just before the recipients engaged in combat.[13][14][15] It could also be used to enhance a single weapon or item, such as a sword, an arrow, or a sling bullet, improving the chance to hit an enemy.[13][14]

Bless countered and dispelled bane or curse, and vice versa.[2][13][14][15]

The sundering version of the spell could only effect 3 allies and gave a minor bonus to attacks and recistence to effects. If used with more skill the spell could effect a higher number of targets. Unlike the earlier versions this does effect the Bane spell[16]

ComponentsEdit

The enchantment version of this spell required verbal and somatic components and the caster's holy symbol or divine focus.[2] The conjuration version also required (un)holy water.[13][14][15] The sundering version required a sprinkle of holy water.[16]

AppendixEdit

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 207–211, 219. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 205. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 63. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 86. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  5. James Wyatt, Darrin Drader, Christopher Perkins (October 2003). Book of Exalted Deeds. (TSR, Inc), p. 57. ISBN 0-7869-3136-1.
  6. Hal Maclean (May 2007). “Seven Saintly Domains”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #355 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 30.
  7. David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 28, 198. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  8. David "Zeb" Cook (April 1995). Player's Handbook 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 39, 252. ISBN 0-7869-0329-5.
  9. Cook, Findley, Herring, Kubasik, Sargent, Swan (1991). Tome of Magic 2nd edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 152. ISBN 1-56076-107-5.
  10. Richard Baker (1996). Player's Option: Spells & Magic. (TSR, Inc), p. 186. ISBN 0-7869-0394-5.
  11. Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 24, 43. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.
  12. Gary Gygax, David Cook, and François Marcela-Froideval (1985). Oriental Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 57. ISBN 0-8803-8099-3.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 198. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 David "Zeb" Cook (April 1995). Player's Handbook 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), p. 252. ISBN 0-7869-0329-5.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 43. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 219. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
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