Inflict light wounds, also known as cause light wounds, was a necromancy spell that caused light damage to a creature touched by the caster.[3][10][11][12] After the Second Sundering it was simply called inflict wounds.[1]

Effects[edit | edit source]

When this spell was cast, with a touch, the caster channeled negative energy that did harm to living beings. Conversely, because negative energy powered undead, it healed them to the same degree instead.[1][3]

The reverse of this spell, cure light wounds, channeled positive energy[3] and had the exact opposite effect (healed the living, harmed the undead).[10][11][12]

Components[edit | edit source]

This spell required verbal and somatic components.[1]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

Cure minor wounds Inflict minor wounds
Cure light wounds Inflict light wounds
Mass cure light wounds Mass inflict light wounds
Cure moderate wounds Inflict moderate wounds
Mass cure moderate wounds Mass inflict moderate wounds
Cure serious wounds Inflict serious wounds
Mass cure serious wounds Mass inflict serious wounds
Cure critical wounds Inflict critical wounds
Mass cure critical wounds Mass inflict critical wounds

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 207, 253. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  2. Jeremy Crawford, Mike Mearls, Robert J. Schwalb, Adam Lee, Christopher Perkins, Matt Sernett (November 2017). Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 50. ISBN 978-0-7869-6612-7.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 244. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  4. Wizards of the Coast (2003-04-13). Excerpt: Blackguard. Excerpts Archive. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2013-07-23. Retrieved on 2014-12-14.
  5. David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 28, 199. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  6. David "Zeb" Cook (April 1995). Player's Handbook 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 39, 253. ISBN 0-7869-0329-5.
  7. Cook, Findley, Herring, Kubasik, Sargent, Swan (1991). Tome of Magic 2nd edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 153. ISBN 1-56076-107-5.
  8. Richard Baker (1996). Player's Option: Spells & Magic. (TSR, Inc), p. 187. ISBN 0-7869-0394-5.
  9. Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 43, 56. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.
  10. 10.0 10.1 David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 199. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  11. 11.0 11.1 David "Zeb" Cook (April 1995). Player's Handbook 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), p. 253. ISBN 0-7869-0329-5.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 43. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.
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