Telekinesis was an arcane transmutation spell that allowed a caster to telekinetically move, manipulate, or forcefully hurl objects or creatures.[3]


The spell gave the caster the power of telekinesis, allowing them to move an object or creature in a variety of possible ways, as they wished. According to the power of the caster, it worked up to a distance of hundreds of feet, could move an object weighing up to 375 pounds (170 kilograms), thrust a number of creatures or objects, and last for a brief time so long as the caster concentrated.[3]

The first application exerted a sustained force on an object, rotating it or moving it in any direction at a speed of up to 3.3 feet (1 meter) per second. A creature had to resist the spell in order to hold back or hold onto the object. This application allowed a degree of fine manipulation, such as pulling a rope or level, turning a key, or even untying a simple knot, if such tasks could be performed with one hand.[3]

The second application exerted a short force on a creature. This wasn't directly harmful, but could be used shove a creature, disarm them of a weapon or item, trip them over, or even grapple with them.[3]

Finally, the third application expended all the spell's energy in a single, violent thrust. It hurled another of objects or creatures close to one another through the air in a certain direction or at a certain target. Hurled objects caused damage or injury, while creatures could be hurled into hard surfaces and suffer injury as a result.[3]


Telekinesis required the usual verbal and somatic components.[3]


The spell was attributed to Netherese arcanist Oberon in -954 DR and was originally called Oberon's telekinesis.[1]

Notable usesEdit

In the Year of Shadows, 1358 DR, Parwyyd Hanifar used telekinesis and Kyriani Agrivar used a ring of telekinesis to together slam shut the Great Door on the trunk of the one who waits, slaying it.[9] Soon after, during the Time of Troubles, a mage of the Lunatics used telekinesis to drag Timoth and Onyx out of an upper window of the House of the Moon.[10]

In Waterdeep later that year, Khelben Arunsun used telekinesis to hurl the ancient villains Aviss and Fellandar back into the extra-dimensional prison from whence they came.[11]