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Name: Contagion
School: Necromancy (Evil)
Spell Level: AotS 3, Blc 2, Clr 3, DarkA 3, Drd 3, FvS 3, Sor/Wiz 4, Wlk 3, Wild 4
Components: SomaticIcon tooltip.pngSomatic: A somatic component is a measured and precise movement of the hand. You cannot cast spells that require this component if you cannot move causing arcane spell failure resulting in a ruined spell. Spells without a somatic component may be used with disregard to Arcane Spell Failure chance. Note - that characters make the same arm gestures for most spells in DDO, so you can't tell which spells require this component by watching your character's animations., VerbalIcon tooltip.pngVerbal: A verbal component is a spoken incantation. You cannot cast spells that require this component if you cannot act or speak. Certain rare spells, such as Silence Creature, may temporarily disable spells that require verbal components.
Spell Point Cost: 8
Metamagic: Embolden, Enlarge, Heighten, Quicken
Target: Foe
Range: Standard
Duration: Permanent
Saving Throw: Fortitude save negates
Spell Resistance: No
Cooldown: 4 seconds (Wiz), 3 seconds (Sor)


Infects a living enemy with the chosen disease, which strikes immediately and deals damage every minute to one or more attributes. A successful Fortitude save negates the damage. Affected creatures can only recover if they make two consecutive Fortitude saves.

  • Blinding Sickness: Infects a living enemy with Blinding Sickness which blinds targets and deals 1d4 Strength and Dexterity damage.
  • Cackle Fever: Infects a living enemy with Cackle Fever, whose symptoms include high fever, disorientation, and frequent bouts of hideous laughter. Target is stunned for 6 seconds and takes 1d6 Wisdom damage.
    • Note: This stun does cause helplessness. Since Contagion does not have a spell resistance check, this stun is a very effective way of causing a stun/helplessness on targets that have infinite spell resist such as wisps.
  • Slimy Doom: Infects a living enemy with Slimy Doom, which causes an enemy to turn into an infectious goo from the inside out and deals 4d6 acid damage +1 per caster level every 3 seconds.