When cast, the spell bestowed a strong defense against some magical attacks, effects, and spells. The caster either cast the spell on themselves or on another individual. To cast the spell onto another individual, the caster had to physically touch the targeted individual.
In addition to verbal and somatic components, the spell required a material component, a diamond. The diamond could be of any grade or size. It was consumed by the spell during casting. The divine version of this spell required only verbal and somatic components.
- Spell Shield article at the Baldur's Gate Wiki, a wiki for the Baldur's Gate games.
- Spell Shield article at the Icewind Dale Wiki, a wiki for the Icewind Dale game.