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Creates a wall of whirling blades.

Original D&D[]

The spell is introduced in Supplement I: Greyhawk as a cleric spell. Anti-clerics can also use it.

  • Spell Level 6
  • Duration 12 turns
  • Range 6"

Creates a wall of whirling blades up to 3" in diameter. Any who pass through the barrier get dealt 7d10 points of damage.

AD&D[]

Blade Barrier[]

Debuted in the Player's Handbook as a cleric spell.

Level: 6 School: Evocation
Components: V, S
Range: 3" Casting Time: 9 segments
Duration: 3 rounds/level Saving Throw: None
Area: special

The caster creates a wall of whirling, churning blades. The wall covers an area as small as 5' square to as large as 2" square. Any creature passing through the barrier takes 8d8 points of damage.

DM's Advice: The effect this spell creates is stationary. the wall can be vertical, horizontal, or at any angle in between. Creatures in the area when the spell is cast get a saving throw to avoid the blades and take no damage.

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