Force shapechange was a common spell used by shugenja and wizards.[2][3] The spell was very rare outside Kara-Tur.[1]


When cast, this spell forced a shapechanger or lycanthrope to reveal their true form. During casting, the caster pointed at the creature they suspected of being a shapechanger. Transferring into their true form took several minutes and was extremely painful for the shapechanger.[1][2][3]


In addition to verbal and somatic components, the spell required a material component, a live butterfly. It was released while the shugenja uttered the verbal components.[1][3] The arcane version of this spell required an additional material component, the hair from a lycanthrope.[2]



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