Permanency

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NamePermanency
SchoolUniversal
LevelSor/Wiz 5, Time 5, Wuj 5
ComponentsV, S, XP
Casting Time2 rounds
Recharge TimeGeneral
RangeSee text
Target; Effect; or AreaSee text
DurationPermanent; see text
Saving ThrowNone
Spell ResistanceNo
VersionSRD
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 259
Short Description

Makes certain spells permanent.

XP CostVaries
Living GreyhawkClosed

This spell makes certain other spells permanent. Depending on the spell, you must be of a minimum caster level and must expend a number of XP.

You can make the following spells permanent in regard to yourself.

SpellMinimum Caster LevelXP Cost
Arcane sight11th1,500 XP
Comprehend languages9th500 XP
Darkvision10th1,000 XP
Detect magic9th500 XP
Read magic9th500 XP
See invisibility10th1,000 XP
Tongues11th1,500 XP

You cast the desired spell and then follow it with the permanency spell. You cannot cast these spells on other creatures. This application of permanency can be dispelled only by a caster of higher level than you were when you cast the spell.

In addition to personal use, permanency can be used to make the following spells permanent on yourself, another creature, or an object (as appropriate).

SpellMinimum Caster LevelXP Cost
Enlarge person9th500 XP
Magic fang9th500 XP
Magic fang, greater11th1,500 XP
Reduce person9th500 XP
Resistance9th500 XP
Telepathic bond 113th2,500 XP
Silvered Claws 9th500 XP
Silvered Weapon, Alternate 9th500 XP
Touch of Adamantine 12th2,000 XP
Enhance Familiar 11th1,500 XP
Fortify Familiar 12th2,000 XP

1 Only bonds two creatures per casting of permanency.

Additionally, the following spells can be cast upon objects or areas only and rendered permanent.

SpellMinimum Caster LevelXP Cost
Alarm9th500 XP
Animate objects14th3,000 XP
Dancing lights9th500 XP
Ghost sound9th500 XP
Gust of wind11th1,500 XP
Invisibility10th1,000 XP
Mage's private sanctum13th2,500 XP
Magic mouth10th1,000 XP
Phase door15th3,500 XP
Prismatic sphere17th4,500 XP
Prismatic wall16th4,000 XP
Shrink item11th1,500 XP
Solid fog12th2,000 XP
Stinking cloud11th1,500 XP
Symbol of death16th4,000 XP
Symbol of fear14th3,000 XP
Symbol of insanity16th4,000 XP
Symbol of pain13th2,500 XP
Symbol of persuasion14th3,000 XP
Symbol of sleep16th4,000 XP
Symbol of stunning15th3,500 XP
Symbol of weakness15th3,500 XP
Teleportation circle17th4,500 XP
Wall of fire12th2,000 XP
Wall of force13th2,500 XP
Web10th1,000 XP
Curtain of Light13th2,500 XP
Emerald Planes10th1,000 XP
Expeditious Excavation 15th3,500 XP
Familiar Pocket 10th1,000 XP
Otiluke's Dispelling Screen 12th2,000 XP
Spiritwall 13th2,500 XP
Otiluke's Greater Dispelling Screen 15th3,500 XP
Ice Web12th2,000 XP
Wall of coldfire12th2,000 XP
Black Sand11th1,500 XP
Wall of Magma13th2,500 XP
Wall of Sand 212th2,000 XP
Wall of Water12th2,000 XP
Spell8th level + 1 per spell level (min 9th)500 XP * spell level (min 500 XP)

Spells cast on other creatures, objects, or locations (not on you) are vulnerable to dispel magic as normal.

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