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Power word, stun was a conjuration spell that stunned strong creatures.[3] Typically an arcane spell, it was also used by some clerics of the derro god Diirinka[11] and the elven goddess Sehanine Moonbow.[12]


As the power word was spoken, a single being chosen by caster was stunned; they didn't even need to hear the word. How long the creature was stunned depended on the power of the creature, but typically stunning would last between five seconds and a minute and a half. Very powerful creatures were not affected at all. A stunned creature could not act.[3]


The spell required only a verbal component.[2]


The spell was attributed to Netherese arcanist Xanad in −704 DR and was originally called Xanad's stun.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 25, 28. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 207, 209–211, 267. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 263. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  4. Matthew Sernett, Jeff Grubb, Mike McArtor (Dec 2005). Spell Compendium. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 273. ISBN 0-7869-3702-5.
  5. David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 185. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  6. Dale Donovan (January 1998). Cult of the Dragon. (TSR, Inc), pp. 125–126. ISBN 0-7869-0709-6.
  7. Richard Baker (1996). Player's Option: Spells & Magic. (TSR, Inc), p. 185. ISBN 0-7869-0394-5.
  8. Jeff Grubb and Andria Hayday (April 1992). Arabian Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 153. ISBN 978-1560763581.
  9. slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), pp. 121–122. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  10. Gary Gygax, David Cook, and François Marcela-Froideval (1985). Oriental Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 94. ISBN 0-8803-8099-3.
  11. David Noonan (May 2004). Complete Divine. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 138. ISBN 0-7869-3272-4.
  12. James Wyatt, Ari Marmell, C.A. Suleiman (October 2005). Heroes of Horror. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 126. ISBN 0-7869-3699-1.