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Ruby Ray of Reversal will dispel one spell protection of any level.


Ruby Ray of Reversal
When this spell is cast, it dispels one spell protection of any level affecting the target creature. The spells that are affected by Ruby Ray Of Reversal are Minor Spell Turning, Minor Globe of Invulnerability, Spell Immunity, Globe of Invulnerability, Minor Spell Deflection, Spell Turning, Spell Shield, Spell Deflection, and Spell Trap. This will always dispel the highest-level spell protection affecting the target; if more than one same-level protection is active on the target simultaneously, one of them will be randomly chosen and dispelled. The target's Magic Resistance, if any, does not affect this spell.


This spell is the first attainable spell remover for inclusion into a spell caster's spell book capable of removing all spell protections.

When the spell is cast on a target, a spell removal animation graphic is played over the target, and a text message is displayed on the combat log reading: "Spell Protections Removed". This text appears even if the target had no spell protections present, and even if there were multiple spell protections active. Only one spell protection will be removed (from the list in the spell description above).

A Spell Shield will block this spell, and then the shield will be consumed.

Spell Immunity: Alteration will not block this spell, even though Ruby Ray of Reversal is an Alteration school spell.

A Ruby Ray may be cast on a target who is invisible, sanctuaried or hidden.

The spell will bypass an illusionary protection such as Reflected Image or Mirror Image, even though the internal spell effects are not flagged to do so.

The spell description is missing Shield of the Archons and Magic Resistance (spell) as spell protections that can be removed by Ruby Ray.

Spell protections removed by Ruby Ray of Reversal[]

Spell removal order[]

When a creature is protected by multiple spell protections, a Ruby Ray spell will remove one of those in the following order:

If two or more spell protections have equal spell levels, the Ruby Ray will randomly determine which spell protection is removed.

Example: - An enemy Lich is protected by Spell Trap, Spell Turning, and Spell Immunity. The party Paladin uses the Rod of Reversal to launch a Ruby Ray of Reversal at the undead monstrosity. The spell removes the Spell Trap, and the Spell Turning and Spell Immunity remain active on the lich.

Where to obtain its scroll[]

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn[]

Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal[]

See also[]

Mod content[]

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Spell Revisions mod has changed this arcane spell, revising its effects, and description. See below:

Ruby Ray of Reversal
Level: 7
School: Alteration
Range: Long
Duration: Instant
Casting Time: 5
Area of Effect: 1 creature
Saving Throw: None

When this spell is cast it will dispel one spell protection of any level on the target. This will always dispel the highest level of spell protection on a target first. If a target has two or more protections tied for the highest level, the choice will be random. Magic resistance does not affect this spell.

The spell protection spells dispelled by Ruby Ray of Reversal are: Minor Spell Deflection, Non-Detection, Minor Globe of Invulnerability, Spell Deflection, Dispelling Screen, Globe of Invulnerability, Greater Spell Deflection, Shield of the Archons, Mind Blank, and Spell Trap.

With the Sword Coast Stratagems mod Ruby Ray of Reversal can't target invisible or hidden creatures (with SCS or SR or both mods) without first exposing or revealing the target creature.