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SchoolEvocation [Darkness]
LevelAdp 2, Arc 2, Asn 2, Blg 2, Blk 2, Brd 2, Cavern 2, Clr 2, HB 2, Shadow 2, Slayer of Domiel 2, Sor/Wiz 2
ComponentsV, M/DF
Casting Time1 standard action
Recharge Time4 hours
TargetObject touched
Duration10 min./level (D)
Saving ThrowNone
Spell ResistanceNo
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 216
Short Description

20-ft. radius of supernatural shadow.


A bit of bat fur and either a drop of pitch or a piece of coal.

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This spell causes an object to radiate shadowy illumination out to a 20-foot radius. All creatures in the area gain concealment (20% miss chance). Even creatures that can normally see in such conditions (such as with darkvision or low-light vision) have the miss chance in an area shrouded in magical darkness.

Normal lights (torches, candles, lanterns, and so forth) are incapable of brightening the area, as are light spells of lower level. Higher level light spells are not affected by darkness.

If darkness is cast on a small object that is then placed inside or under a lightproof covering, the spells effect is blocked until the covering is removed.

Darkness counters or dispels any light spell of equal or lower spell level.

Source Copyright: System Reference Document Copyright 2000-2003, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, James Wyatt, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

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