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Death Spell kills instantly all creatures with fewer than 9 Hit Dice and most summoned creatures.


When a Death Spell is cast, it snuffs out the life force of creatures within the area of effect, instantly and irrevocably. Creatures with more than 8 Hit Dice are immune to this spell with the exception of summoned creatures, which are automatically slain. Only enemies are affected by this spell.


Summoned demons, devas and planetars are gated/plane shifted and are thus immune to this spell.

It is particularly effective early in Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, as it is party-friendly AoE spell that can outright kill enemies like trolls and Umber Hulks.

Keep in mind that it is also possible to use this spell as a no-save instant kill against enemies with more than 9 hit dice by utilizing level drain effects (such as those inflicted by the spell Energy Drain, the Black Blade of Disaster, Blackrazor, the Totemic Druid's Spirit Wolf summon (level 10+) and so on) so that their level meets the threshold.

Where to obtain its scroll[]

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn[]

Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal[]

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