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Spell Information
Spell level : Innate level: 9, Sorcerer/Wizard: 9
School : Illusion
Components : Verbal and Somatic
Range : Special
Target/Area : Special
Duration : Special
Save : Special
Spell resistance : Special

Description[edit | edit source]

You conjure a shadow variant of one of the following spells: Delayed Blast Fireball (when cast on a hostile creature), Summon creature VIII (when cast on the ground), or the combination of Premonition, Protection from Spells, and Shield (when cast on yourself).

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When cast on self, all three effects are applied with the same duration of 1 hour/level, so the Protection from Spells is effectively extended (1 hour in game time is two minutes on most modules). This makes Shades always a better choice for wizards than an extended Protection from Spells. Sorcerers, with their limited spell selection, may consider learning this spell since it combines the effects of 5 different spells into a single spell slot.
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