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Lesser Death Aura

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Arcane Spell Lesser Death A.png
Name: Lesser Death Aura
School: Necromancy (Negative Energy)
Level: Sor/Wiz 2
Spell Point Cost: 15
Components: VerbalIcon tooltip.pngVerbal: A verbal component is a spoken incantation. You cannot cast spells that require this component if you cannot act or speak. This has no gameplay applications in DDO, as all characters can always speak and there are no effects which prevent you from doing so., 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.
Metamagic: Extend, Heighten, Quicken
Range: Standard Spherical AOE
Target: Self
Duration: 24 seconds + 3 seconds per caster level (Max 20)
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: Yes (Enemies only)
Cooldown: 2.5 seconds (Wiz), 1.75 seconds (Sor)

Envelops the caster in a sickly aura of negative energy. Living enemies stepping inside the aura take 1d4 negative damage every 3 seconds as long as they remain within it.


  • Undead are instead healed by the aura, and friendly Undead don't trigger Spell Resistance.
  • The aura can affect up to one target per caster level.
  • Duration caps at caster level 20, maximum of 1 minute and 24 seconds normally, or 2 minutes and 48 seconds extended.
  • This spell's effects can be fully negated by the Deathward spell.
  • Bug: The Fortitude saving throw is never rolled for this spell.