Hold Person

School enchantment (compulsion) [mind-affecting]; Level antipaladin 2, bard 2, bloodrager 3, cleric/oracle 2, inquisitor 2, shaman 2, sorcerer/wizard 3, medium 2, mesmerist 2, occultist 3, psychic 2, witch 2; Mystery godclaw 3


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, F/DF (a small, straight piece of iron)


Range medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target one humanoid creature
Duration 1 round/level (D); see text
Saving Throw Will negates; see text; Spell Resistance yes


The subject becomes paralyzed and freezes in place. It is aware and breathes normally but cannot take any actions, even speech. Each round on its turn, the subject may attempt a new saving throw to end the effect. This is a full-round action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity. A winged creature who is paralyzed cannot flap its wings and falls. A swimmer can’t swim and may drown.

Hold Person, Mass

School enchantment (compulsion) [mind-affecting]; Level mesmerist 6, psychic 7, sorcerer/wizard 7, witch 7

Targets one or more humanoid creatures, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

This spell functions like hold person, except as noted above.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. © 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

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