Dispel Magic

School abjuration; Level 3


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S


Range Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target or Area one spellcaster, creature, or object
Duration instantaneous


Against a Creature or Object: Make a dispel check (1d20 + your caster level vs. 11 + the spell’s caster level) to end the duration of a spell immediately.

  • Artifacts and deities are immune.
  • You automatically succeed on your dispel check against any spell that you cast yourself.
  • Spells with the highest caster level are dispelled first; if your check fails against one, continue to the next until you fail against them all or one is dispelled.
  • Some spells can’t be defeated by dispel magic.
  • You can dispel (but not counter) spell-like effects.
  • Permanent magic items are suppressed for 1d4 rounds.

Against a Spell Affecting an Area: If you know the spell’s name (such as wall of stone), you can dispel it with a dispel check vs. the DC. If you target an object or creature that is the effect of an ongoing spell (such as a monster summoned by summon monster), you make a dispel check to end the spell that conjured the object or creature.

Counterspell: Instead of casting a spell that directly counters another (i.e. light vs. darkness), you can ready and cast dispel magic with a dispel check.

Dispel Magic, Greater (5th): Can also be cast in a 20-ft.-radius burst.

  • You can dispel one spell for every four caster levels you possess, starting with the highest level spells and proceeding to lower level spells.
  • You can dispel any effect that remove curse can remove.

The DC of the dispel check is equal to the curse’s DC.

  • When cast in a 20-foot-radius burst, roll one dispel check and apply that check to each creature in the area, as if targeted by dispel magic. For each object within the area that is the target of one or more spells, apply the dispel check as with creatures. Magic items are not affected by an area dispel.
  • You receive a +4 bonus on your dispel check to counter another spellcaster’s spell.
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