Prismatic ray was an evocation spell that fired a beam of colored light from the caster's hand to a target creature. The beam could temporarily blind those affected, and had various other properties based on its color.[1][2]


The beam could be fired at a range of one hundred feet, or more if the caster were particularly powerful. The color-dependent properties were as follows:[1][2]

Color Effect
Red Fire damage
Orange Acid damage
Yellow Electricity damage
Green Target poisoned
Blue Target turned to stone
Indigo Target turned insane
Violet Target sent to another plane[2]

Occasionally, two effects could be triggered simultaneously.[2]

The interplay of arcane energies involved in this spell could cause sensations of nausea in the caster.[2]


The spell had both verbal and somatic components.[1][2]

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