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Slow (spell)

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Slow (spell) effects
Name: Slow
School: Transmutation
Spell Level: Brd 3, Sor/Wiz 3, Storm 3, Wlk 3
Components: 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. , 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: Quicken, Eschew, Heighten, Enlarge, Embolden
Target: Foe, Positional
Range: Standard AOE
Duration: 6 seconds per caster level (no maximum)
Saving Throw: will save negates
Spell Resistance: Yes
Cooldown: 3 seconds (Bard/Wizard), 2 seconds (Sorcerer)


Creatures in the affected area of effect are slowed. Slowed creatures move at 50% speed, a 30% penalty to attack speed, a -1 penalty to Attack rolls, Armor Class, and Reflex saves. A successful will save negates this effect.


  • Multiple slow effects don’t stack. Slow counters and dispels Haste.
  • Warlocks can only take this spell if they pick a Fey pact.
  • Bug: The in-game description suggests that the spell only hits one target. The spell is indeed area of effect.