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Obscuring Mist

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Name: Obscuring Mist
School: Conjuration
Spell Level: Clr 1, FvS 1, Sor/Wiz 1
Special: Wlk 1 (Fey pact only)
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: 10
Metamagic: Enlarge, Quicken
Target: Untargetable - Self-centered
Range: Standard Spherical AOE
Duration: 30 seconds
Saving Throw:
Spell Resistance:
Cooldown: 5 seconds (All except Sor), 3 seconds (Sor)


Creates a Standard Spherical AOE fog at point of casting, and obscures vision of those trapped inside.

Creatures inside the mist suffer a 20% chance of missing any attack they make due to concealment. This does not apply to attacking misted targets from outside.


  • The miss chance can be not be prevented by wearing an item of Blindness Immunity.
  • It works wonders against bosses, because it's not prevented by true sight, unlike Blur and Displacement.
  • Does not affect party members.
  • Enemy casters, such as Kobold Shamans, will enjoy casting Obscuring Mist. When that happens, use the minimap to navigate yourself back out of the mist. However, retreating would allow him to continue to hurt you with spells, so it may be better to hunt for the caster inside the mist with Tab-key selection, and move towards the highlight circle, then swing away wildly. Or destroy the mist using a fire or wind spell if you have one available.
  • Several spells can clear the mist: Most any fire spell: Burning Hands, Fireball, Delayed Blast Fireball. Also Gust of Wind and Cyclonic Blast which work to clear Obscuring Mist - though be warned these can also clear friendly effects.