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In spell descriptions, the components entry includes an abbreviation that tell what type of components are required:
 
In spell descriptions, the components entry includes an abbreviation that tell what type of components are required:
 
*A '''verbal (V)''' component is a spoken incantation. To provide a verbal component, you must be able to speak in a strong voice. A [[Silence|silence]] spell or a gag spoils the incantation (and thus the spell). A spellcaster who has been [[deaf (effect)|deafened]] has a 20% chance to spoil any spell with a verbal component that he or she tries to cast.
 
*A '''verbal (V)''' component is a spoken incantation. To provide a verbal component, you must be able to speak in a strong voice. A [[Silence|silence]] spell or a gag spoils the incantation (and thus the spell). A spellcaster who has been [[deaf (effect)|deafened]] has a 20% chance to spoil any spell with a verbal component that he or she tries to cast.
*A '''somatic (S)''' component is a measured and precise movement of the hand. In [[Neverwinter Nights]], having a free hand is not required to cast spells with a somatic component. An [[arcane]] spellcaster wearing armor or using a shield may incur a chance to [[Spell failure|fail]] any spell he or she casts that have a somatic component.
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*A '''somatic (S)''' component is a measured and precise movement of the hand. In [[Neverwinter Nights]], having a free hand is not required to cast spells with a somatic component. An [[arcane]] spellcaster wearing [[armor]] or using a [[shield]] may incur a chance to [[Spell failure|fail]] any spell he or she casts that have a somatic component.
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==See also==
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*[[Arcane spells with no somatic component]]
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[[Category:Magical Concepts]]
 
[[Category:Magical Concepts]]

Revision as of 00:14, July 28, 2006

A spell's components are what you must do or possess to cast it.

In spell descriptions, the components entry includes an abbreviation that tell what type of components are required:

  • A verbal (V) component is a spoken incantation. To provide a verbal component, you must be able to speak in a strong voice. A silence spell or a gag spoils the incantation (and thus the spell). A spellcaster who has been deafened has a 20% chance to spoil any spell with a verbal component that he or she tries to cast.
  • A somatic (S) component is a measured and precise movement of the hand. In Neverwinter Nights, having a free hand is not required to cast spells with a somatic component. An arcane spellcaster wearing armor or using a shield may incur a chance to fail any spell he or she casts that have a somatic component.

See also

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