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Spellstrike allows a wizard to bring down all of an enemy's magical protections.


When this spell is cast at a target creature, it will dispel all of the magical protections that surround that creature. This includes Minor Spell Turning, Minor Globe of Invulnerability, Spell Immunity, Globe of Invulnerability, Minor Spell Deflection, Spell Turning, Spell Shield, Spell Deflection, Spell Trap, Iron Skins, Magic Resistance, and Shield of the Archons. The target's Magic Resistance, if any, does not affect this spell.


This spell is the most potent spell remover available in the game. It removes all spell protections on the target at once, unless a Spell Shield is encountered first.

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.

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

Spell Immunity: Abjuration will not block this spell, even though the Spellstrike is an abjuration school spell.

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

This 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.

Spell protections removed by Spellstrike[]

Note: Also Iron Skins in the original BG1

Example 1: - An enemy mage is protected by Spell Shield, Spell Trap, Spell Turning, Globe of Invulnerability, and Spell Immunity. The party sorcerer casts Spellstrike at the mage. The Spellstrike is consumed by the Spell Shield, and the Spell Shield is now gone. All the other protections on the enemy mage remain active.

Example 2: - Using the same scenario above, the party sorcerer follows up with a second Spellstike at the enemy mage. The Spellstrike removes the remaining four spell protections from the enemy all in one go.

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:

Level: 9
School: Abjuration
Range: Long
Duration: Special
Casting Time: 5
Area of Effect: 1 creature
Saving Throw: None

When this spell is cast, it will dispel all spell protections on the target. In addition, affected creature will suffer from 100% spell failure rate in the first round, followed by 50% spell failure in the second round. Magic resistance does not affect this spell.

The spell protection spells dispelled by Spellstrike 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.

The Sword Coast Stratagems mod allows a Spellstrike to take down the Protection From Magic scroll effect. High level arcane casters and liches are scripted to recognize the scroll's magic and attempt to remove if they have the Spellstrike spell available.

With the SCS Spellstrike can't target invisible or hidden creatures (with SCS or SR or both mods) without first exposing or revealing the target creature.