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Fireshield (Blue) partially protects a wizard from cold damage by surrounding himself with a shield of ice flame. It also provides magical cold damage resistance, for those playing mods which use that damage type.

Effects[]

Fireshield (Blue)
The blue Fireshield protects the user from cold damage by surrounding the caster with a shield of ice flame. This shield not only grants the user 50% Cold Resistance, but also protects the caster from attacks made within a 5-ft. radius around the caster. An opponent that hits the caster with any weapon or spells within this radius suffers 1d8+2 cold damage.

This cold damage ignores the opponent's Magic resistance.

Where to obtain its scroll[]

The Black Pits[]

Sold by[]

Baldur's Gate[]

Shadows of Amn[]

Throne of Bhaal[]

The Black Pits II: Gladiators of Thay[]

Sold by[]

Gameplay[]

  • The not-so-obvious counter to this spell is to raise cold resistance.
  • Another way to avoid this spell's effect entirely is to outrange it by attacking the caster using thrown or missile weapons (axes, arrows, bullets). Ensure that the character stands outside of the fiery circle when attacking. Ranged weapons (bows etc.), of course, can do that even more easily. Note that a melee weapon with a reach of 2 or better, such as a halberd, may offer some protection, but it is not absolute. it is basically a 50% chance to potentially take cold damage with melee range long weapons.
  • Similarly, dragons and other enemies that attack from a considerable distance (even if technically still being considered "melee" attacks) will hardly ever be affected by this spell (though it's possible).
  • Can be removed by Breach.
  • Magic resistance does not protect from damage done by the shield.
  • When two creatures with fireshield-like effects (including Keldorn's Hallowed Redeemer) engage in combat, these effects may cause a vicious circle as they instantly (yet endlessly) trigger each other until one of the combatants is dead. In effect, a character's own fireshield may end up the cause of their death.

Mod content[]

Mods icon This section is about unofficial content that is only available via fan-made mods.

Spell Revisions mod has removed this arcane spell from use by players and opponents. It has no direct equivalent in Spell Revisions. See Fireshield (Red) article and the Mod content section for the replaced Spell Revisions version, which does provide some Cold Damage resistance.

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