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Spell Turning causes spells from a total of 12 spell levels that are cast against the wizard to rebound on the original caster.

In-game descriptionEdit

Spell Turning
This powerful Abjuration spell causes the spells cast against the wizard to rebound upon the original caster. This affects a total of 12 spell levels––including spell cast from scrolls and innate spell-like abilities––but excludes area effects that are not centered directly upon the wizard, as well as well as area effects that are stationary such as Cloudkill and Stinking Cloud. As long as the spell is cast directly at the wizard, it will be reflected back upon the caster as long as there are levels remaining. Foe example, if there is only 1 level left and a 3rd-level spell is cast at the wizard, the spell will be reflected while canceling the Spell Turning. This spell will not protect the caster from Dispel Magic, but it will not be dispelled by Dispel Magic either.

Some discussion of spell abilitiesEdit

Along with area effects that are not centered directly upon the protected wizard, spell effects delivered by touch and spell effects from devices such as wands, staves, etc. are also excluded from this spells effects. Thus, a Light spell cast to blind the protected wizard could be turned back upon and possibly blind the caster, while the same spell would be unaffected if cast to light an area within which the protected wizard is standing.

From seven to ten spell levels are affected by the turning. The exact number is secretly rolled by the DM; the player never knows for certain how effective the spell is. A spell may be only partially turned--divide the number of remaining levels that can be turned by the spell level of the incoming spell to see what fraction of the effect is turned, with the remainder affecting the caster. For example, an incoming Fireball is centered on a wizard with one level of spell turning left. This means that 2/3 of the Fireball affects the protected wizard, 1/3 affects the caster, and each is the center of a Fireball effect.

If the protected wizard and a spellcasting attacker both have spell turning effects operating, a resonating field is created that has the following effects (on a d100 roll): spells drains away without effect (01-70), spell affects both equally at full damage (71-80), both turning effects are rendered nonfunctional for 1d4 turns (81-97) or both casters go through a rift into the Positive Energy plane (98-00).

Where to obtain its scrollEdit

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnEdit

Baldur's Gate II: Throne of BhaalEdit

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