Dominate person

Spell level: bard 4; sorcerer/wizard 5

Innate level: 4
School: enchantment
Descriptor: mind-affecting
Components: verbal, somatic
Range: medium (20 meters)
Area of effect: single
Duration: 2 rounds + 1 round / 3 caster levels
Save: will negates
Spell resistance: yes
Additional counterspells: clarity

Description: The target person temporarily becomes a faithful and loyal servant of the caster.


  • The term person here refers to any creature/character of a playable race.
  • When cast against a player character or a PC's associate, this spell causes a dazed effect instead.
    • The duration of the daze effect, if at least 4 rounds and the target is a PC, is halved under the normal game difficulty setting, and quartered under easier settings.
  • Merchants under the influence of this spell will suffer a -20 penalty to their opposed appraise check (if they make one) when opening their store. This usually means that prices are adjusted 20% (of the item's value) in the PC's favor.
  • Dominated creatures are associates and increase the party size penalty for experience points.
  • Due to a .2da bug, clarity is not an additional counterspell of this spell.

Custom content notes[]

  • script: NW_S0_DomPers