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Delay Spell

( Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, p. 34)


You can cast spells tliat take effect after a short delay of your choosing. Prerequiitte: Any other metimagic feat.



A delayed spell doesn't activate until 1 to T tounds after : you finish casting it. You determine the delay when casting the spell, and it cannot be changed once set. The spell activates just before your turn on the round you designate. Only area, personal, and touch spells may be affected by this feat.- Any decisions you would make about the spell, including attack rolls, designating targets, or determining or shaping an area, arc decided when the spell is cast. Any effects resolved by those affected by the spell, including saving throws, are decided when the spell triggers. If conditions change between casting and effect in such a fashion as to make the spell impossible--for example, the target you designate leaves the spell's maximum range or area before it goes off--the spell fails. A delayed spell may be dispelled normally during the delay, and can be detected normally in the area or on the target with spells such as dtttct magic. A delayed spell uses up a spell slot three levels higher than the spell's actual level.

Also appears in

  1. Complete Arcane
  2. Player's Guide to Faerûn
  3. Tome and Blood: A Guidebook to Wizards and Sorcerers

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