Wail of the banshee

Spell level: sorcerer/wizard 9

Innate level: 9
School: necromancy
Descriptor: death, sonic
Components: verbal
Range: short (8 meters)
Area of effect: colossal (10 meter radius), 1 creature / level
Duration: instant
Save: fortitude negates
Spell resistance: yes
Additional counterspells: silence

Description: All enemies within the area of effect must succeed at a fortitude save or die, to a maximum of 1 enemy per caster level.


  • This spell does not have a somatic component, so arcane spell failure from the caster's armor and shield is ignored when this spell is cast.
  • The "sonic" descriptor mentioned in-game is not used by this spell.
  • When targeted onto a usable, non-plot object directly, this spell destroys the object as if the fortitude save was failed.
  • Due to a .2da bug, wail of the banshee is not an additional counterspell of silence.

Custom content notes[]

  • script: NW_S0_WailBansh