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Neutralize poison was a spell claimed by various schools that could detoxify one poisonous weapon, poisonous object, a venom-carrying creature, or a victim of poisoning.[1][6][7][11] The reverse of this spell was simply called poison and inflicted a possibly deadly toxin into a target creature.[6][7][11]


The caster had to successfully touch the target of this spell. For a poisonous creature, this spell neutralized the creature's current supply of venom that would normally be delivered by sting, bite, breath, scratch, spit, or other method. This lasted for the duration of the spell, after which the creature might generate new, toxic poison. The same was true for poisonous weapons and objects.[1][6][7][11]

For a victim of poisoning, this spell stopped any further harm due to a toxin, but did not restore lost health, abilities, or function that were caused by that toxin.[1][6][7][11] However, it had no effect on hangovers.[14]

If successfully cast in reverse, this spell delivered a deadly poison into the victim that was immediately incapacitating and fatal within 10 minutes, barring magical intervention.[6][7][11]


Verbal and somatic components were required for all versions of this spell.[1][6][7][11] The non-reversible conjuration version also required a small amount of charcoal.[1]

To inscribe this spell on a magic scroll, divine scribes often used ink made from the talon of a behir.[15]


See Also[]


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  2. Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 108. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
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  4. Hal Maclean (May 2007). “Seven Saintly Domains”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #355 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), pp. 29–30.
  5. James Wyatt (October 2001). Oriental Adventures (3rd edition). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 93. ISBN 0-7869-2015-7.
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  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 David "Zeb" Cook (April 1995). Player's Handbook 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), p. 277. ISBN 0-7869-0329-5.
  8. Cook, Findley, Herring, Kubasik, Sargent, Swan (1991). Tome of Magic 2nd edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 153. ISBN 1-56076-107-5.
  9. Richard Baker (1996). Player's Option: Spells & Magic. (TSR, Inc), p. 187. ISBN 0-7869-0394-5.
  10. Len Lakofka (May 1981). “Leomund's Tiny Hut: A recipe for the Alchemist”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #49 (TSR, Inc.), p. 59.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 48. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.
  12. Gary Gygax, David Cook, and François Marcela-Froideval (1985). Oriental Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 66. ISBN 0-8803-8099-3.
  13. Roger E. Moore ed. (January 1989). “Orcs Throw Spells, Too!”. Dragon #141 (TSR, Inc.), p. 26.
  14. Paul Kidd (November 1996). The Council of Blades. (TSR, Inc.), chap. 4, p. 63. ISBN 978-0786905317.
  15. Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 20. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.