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Lesser, regular and greater dispel magic -vs- spell resistanceEdit

The spell discriptor says that the three Dispel Magics have no saves but are subject to spell resistance. On the server I frequent my 20th level monk, who uses a full battery of common potions (Barkskin, Cat's Crace, Owls Wisdom, etc) regularly has these buffs stripped off of him by any level NPC caster at will. The event-text doesnt even show that I "attempted to resist" the Dispel Magic with my inate 30 spell resistance.

Is the discriptor on this page wrong? Or is it more likely that the three 'dispel Magic' spells on this server have been tweaked to bypass SR? Terocone 21:58, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

I far as I know Spell Resistance does not help prevent against dispelling only caster levels and in the case of potions those are quite low. I can’t see were it says that it does? --EmpireGuard 2 September 2008
  • Dispel magic
Caster level: bard 3; cleric 3; druid 4; paladin 3; sorcerer/wizard 3
Innate level: 3
School: abjuration
Components: verbal, somatic
Range: medium (20 meters)
Area of effect: colossal (10 meter radius), or single creature
Duration: instant
Save: none
Spell resistance: yes
-- Terocone 02:51, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
For some background, according to pencil and paper Dungeons and Dragons the dispel magic spells do not affect the target, but instead affect the spells on them and bypass the target completely. The target's spell resistance doesn't apply because the target is never affected. If a spell somehow gained it's own spell resistance then it would, theoretically, apply. Of course, as far as Neverwinter Nights is concerned, I believe that the spell description is in error if it implies that spell resistance would prevent dispelling, as Neverwinter Nights has no capacity to go into that sort of detail. --121.208.65.46 3 September 2008
  • The in-game description is wrong. Articles updated. --The Krit 05:33, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
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