Glitterdust (originally called Fahren's glitterdust[1]) was a conjuration spell from the creation subschool that created a burst of golden particles that stuck to everything in an area.[2]

Effects[edit | edit source]

Upon completing this spell, the caster created a cloud of glittering dust with a twenty-foot diameter within a medium distance. The particles stuck to anyone and anything, including invisible creatures or objects, which allowed their outlines to be recognized. In addition to this revelatory effect, the glitter particles could blind some creatures for a short time.[2]

Components[edit | edit source]

To cast this spell required verbal and somatic components and some ground mica.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

The spell was invented by the Netherese arcanist Fahren in −1472 DR[6] as one of his blindness-related spells.[7]

The spell was indirectly the cause of Fahren's murder ten years later, because one of Fahren's students had used the spell to blind the guards of one of Fahren's rivals and steal from him. When this rival traced the spell back to Fahren, the rival killed Fahren with a sphere of annihilation.[7]

Notable Uses[edit | edit source]

During the Time of Troubles in the Year of Shadows, 1358 DR, Kyriani cast glitterdust against the brainwashed Luna in an effort to subdue her. However, Luna's godly magic was too strong, and she was able to blow the glitter away as a whirlwind. Nevertheless, the distraction was enough for Vajra Valmeyjar to tackle Luna.[8]

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