Year of the Dragon: Through April 23rd, claim the adventure pack Slice of Life for free! Speak to Xatheral in the Hall of Heroes.

Game mechanicsNewbie guideIn developmentDDO StoreSocial Media

ChallengesClassesCollectablesCraftingEnhancementsEpic DestiniesFavorFeats


Please create an account or log in to build a reputation and unlock more editing privileges, and then visit DDO wiki's IRC Chat/Discord if you need any help!

Hypnotic Pattern

From DDO wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hypnotic Pattern effects
Name: Hypnotic Pattern
School: Illusion (Mind-affecting)
Spell Level: Brd 2, Sor/Wiz 2, Storm 2
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., MaterialIcon tooltip.pngMaterial: A material component is one or more physical substances or objects that are annihilated by the spell energies in the casting process. You must have the required items in your inventory. If you run out of the components, the game will not allow you to cast the spell and will instead inform you of what component is missing. The metamagic feat Eschew Materials and some enhancements in Draconic Incarnation can remove this restriction.
Spell Point Cost: 15
Metamagic: Quicken, Eschew, Heighten, Enlarge
Target: Foe, Positional
Range: Standard AOE
Duration: 30 seconds
Saving Throw: will save negates
Spell Resistance: Yes
Cooldown: 6 seconds (Wizard, Bard), 3.5 seconds (Sorcerer)


A twisting pattern of subtle, shifting colors weaves through the air, fascinating targets within it. A successful will save negates this effect. Creatures exposed to this effect will have their will save momentarily weakened by 3 for 7 seconds.


  • Fascinated targets stop being fascinated upon taking damage, or when the spell expires.
  • Unlike most persistent AOEs, the graphical effect on this will affect your party members' entire screen, partially obscuring their view with the shifting colors. Because of this, it's not a frequently desired spell in many parties.