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Shades was an illusion spell that created semi-real duplicates of lesser conjuration spells.[2]

Effect[]

The spell drew energy from the Plane of Shadow in order to create a semi-real duplicate of any conjuration spell of lesser power from the subschools of summoning or creation.[2]

If the victim recognized the illusion, the shadow energy was a lot less effective than the duplicated spell. It was always less effective on objects, as objects were incapable of belief in the first place.[2]

Shades was considered a more powerful version of the spells shadow conjuration and greater shadow conjuration, being capable of creating stronger illusions than both.[2]

Components[]

Shades used verbal and somatic components only.[2]

History[]

The spell was created by Netherese arcanist Shadow in −597 DR[8] and was originally called Shadow's shades.[1]

Notable Users[]

The spell was under common usage among the assassins of the Jaezred Chaulssin by the 14th century DR.[9]

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Notes[]

  1. The original 3rd edition Player's Handbook lists shades as a 6th level spell for sorcerers and wizards. This article adheres to the more recent v.3.5.

Gallery[]

Appearances[]

Video Games
Icewind DaleNeverwinter Nights series
Card Games
Spellfire: Master the Magic

External links[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 slade, Jim Butler (October 1996). “The Winds of Netheril”. In Jim Butler ed. Netheril: Empire of Magic (TSR, Inc.), p. 24. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 276. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  3. David "Zeb" Cook (April 1995). Player's Handbook 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), p. 230. ISBN 0-7869-0329-5.
  4. Richard Baker (1996). Player's Option: Spells & Magic. (TSR, Inc), p. 184. ISBN 0-7869-0394-5.
  5. Barry A. A. Dillinger (May 1996). “The Dimensional Wizard”. In Pierce Watters ed. Dragon #229 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 50–52.
  6. Sam Witt (March 1994). The Complete Sha'ir's Handbook. Edited by Dezra D. Phillips, C. Terry Phillips. (TSR, Inc.), p. 126. ISBN 1-56076-828-2.
  7. slade, Jim Butler (October 1996). “The Winds of Netheril”. In Jim Butler ed. Netheril: Empire of Magic (TSR, Inc.), pp. 121–122. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  8. slade, Jim Butler (October 1996). “The Winds of Netheril”. In Jim Butler ed. Netheril: Empire of Magic (TSR, Inc.), p. 28. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  9. Eric L. Boyd (2007-04-25). Dragons of Faerûn, Part 3: City of Wyrmshadows (Zipped PDF). Web Enhancement for Dragons of Faerûn. Wizards of the Coast. p. 6. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
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