Fear also known as was a necromancy spell that caused subjects to flee,[2][4][5][7][11] it was known as cause fear after the Spellplague and before the Sundering.[4]


An invisible cone of terror caused living creatures to become panicked. They suffered a morale penalty, and they fled from the caster. A panicked creature had a chance to drop what it’s holding in the oldest variants of the spell and the post Sundering variant in the other ages the ether cower or flee.[2][4][5][7][11]

Material componentEdit

Either the heart of a hen or a white feather[2][5][7][11] except after the Spellplague and before the Sundering.[4]


The spell was attributed to Netherese arcanist Keonid in -1875 DR and was originally known as Keonid's fear.[1]



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  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 76. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.
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