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A Slow spell causes hostile creatures to move and attack at half of their normal rates through the Slow status effect, while also inflicting heavy THAC0 and AC penalties.


A Slow spell causes creatures to move and attack at half of their normal rates. It negates Haste, but does not otherwise affect magically hasted or slowed creatures. Slowed creatures have an Armor Class and attack penalty of -4. Creatures save at -4 vs. Spell.

Where to obtain its scroll[]

The Black Pits[]

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Baldur's Gate[]

Shadows of Amn[]

Throne of Bhaal[]


  • This spell inflects APR penalty by causing the affected creature to play at half speed of its current attacking animation
  • In addition to its party-friendly nature and +4 penalty to THAC0 and AC, Slow is neutered by the Haste effect
  • It also doubles casting time and halves regeneration.

Mod content[]

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Spell Revisions mod has changed this arcane spell, revising its effects and saving throw. See below for description:
Level: 3
School: Alteration
Range: Long
Duration: 1 turn
Casting Time: 3
Area of Effect: 30’ radius
Saving Throw: Polymorph negates

A Slow spell causes creatures to move and attack at half of their normal rates unless a save vs. polymorph at -2 is made. Slowed creatures also suffer a -2 penalty to attack rolls, AC, and saves vs. breath. Spellcasting time is doubled, though spell effects are not affected. Furthermore, the rate at which these creatures regenerate or suffer damage from poison is halved. At the instant the spell is completed, all hostile creatures in 30 foot radius of a point selected by the caster will be affected (thus, creatures leaving the area are still subject to the spell’s effect; those entering the area after the casting is completed are not). It negates the effects of a Haste spell, but does not otherwise affect magically speeded or slowed creatures. This spell is not cumulative with itself or with other similar magic.

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