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Stoneskin was an abjuration spell that turned a subject's skin stony in order to block blows, cuts, stabs, and slashes.[6][8]

Effects[]

The target creature felt a brief tingling sensation before their skin, clothes, and hair took on a gray, stone-like appearance.[14]

A creature warded by stoneskin was able to resist much of the damage caused by bludgeoning, cutting, stabbing, and slashing attacks. Only adamantine weapons, +5 weapons, and magical assaults could overcome it. Once the spell had blocked a certain amount of damage according to the caster's level of power, it was discharged.[6][8]

Halruaan jordains learned spells' flaws and vulnerabilities to effectively combat mages. Stoneskin had one vital flaw that came from the natural magical world: "like repelled like." When the stoneskin spell was cast by a person standing on a stone surface, the wizard's soles rebuffed spell's rock imitation. This left caster's soles venerable to a well-placed strike.[15]

Components[]

In addition to the usual verbal and somatic components, casting stoneskin required a dust of granite and diamond (worth at least 250 gp) to be sprinkled over the skin of the being to be warded.[6][8]

History[]

Stoneskin was published in Volo's Guide to All Things Magical and became generally known to the magical community.[16] It was a commonly used spell in the mid–14th century DR.[17]

In Waterdeep in the Year of the Prince, 1358 DR, Kyriani cast stoneskin on Onyx the Invincible to protect him from the raking talons of the marauding Aviss. However, Aviss's partner Fellandar hurled the dwarf through the wall of the Selûne's Smile, which discharged the spell.[18]

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Appearances[]

Novels
The Magehound
Video Games
Neverwinter Nights

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References[]

  1. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 207–211, 278. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  2. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 63. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  3. Jeremy Crawford, Mike Mearls, Robert J. Schwalb, Adam Lee, Christopher Perkins, Matt Sernett (November 2017). Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 38, 39. ISBN 978-0-7869-6612-7.
  4. Jeremy Crawford, James Wyatt, Keith Baker (November 2019). Eberron: Rising from the Last War. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 56. ISBN 978-0-7869-6692-9.
  5. Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, James Wyatt (June 2008). Player's Handbook 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 166. ISBN 0-7869-4867-1.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Mike Mearls, Bruce Cordell, Robin Heinsoo, and Robert J. Schwalb (March 2010). Player's Handbook 3. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0-7869-5390-5.
  7. 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.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 284. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  9. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 148. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  10. Richard Baker (1996). Player's Option: Spells & Magic. (TSR, Inc), p. 183. ISBN 0-7869-0394-5.
  11. Jeff Grubb and Andria Hayday (April 1992). Arabian Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 152. ISBN 978-1560763581.
  12. Gary Gygax (August, 1985). Unearthed Arcana (1st edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 57. ISBN 0880380845.
  13. Joseph Clay (January 1989). “Hey, Wanna Be a Kobold?”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #141 (TSR, Inc.), p. 43.
  14. Dan Mishkin (September 1991). “Summer in the City”. In Kim Yale ed. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #33 (DC Comics), pp. 11, 13–14.
  15. Elaine Cunningham (April 2000). The Magehound. (Wizards of the Coast), chap. 2, p. 26. ISBN 978-0-7869-1561-3.
  16. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 44. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  17. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 152. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  18. Dan Mishkin (September 1991). “Summer in the City”. In Kim Yale ed. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #33 (DC Comics), p. 6.
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