Hold Person

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NameHold Person
SchoolEnchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-Affecting]
LevelArc 2, Beguiler 3, Brd 2, Clr 2, EmBarachiel 2, MH 2, Shu 2, Sor/Wiz 3, Wuj 2
ComponentsV, S, F/DF
Casting Time1 standard action
Recharge TimeGeneral
RangeMedium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
TargetOne humanoid creature
Duration1 round/level (D); see text
Saving ThrowWill negates; see text
Spell ResistanceYes
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 241
Short Description

Paralyzes one humanoid for 1 round/level.


A small, straight piece of iron.

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The subject becomes paralyzed and freezes in place. It is aware and breathes normally but cannot take any actions, even speech. Each round on its turn, the subject may attempt a new saving throw to end the effect. (This is a full-round action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity.)

A winged creature who is paralyzed cannot flap its wings and falls. A swimmer can't swim and may drown.

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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