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Summon Monster IV

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Fiendish Monstrous Spider
Lantern Archon
Name: Summon Monster IV
School: Conjuration (Summoning)
Spell Level: AotS 3, Brd 4, Clr 4, DarkA 4, FvS 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Storm 4, Wlk 3, Wild 4
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. Certain rare spells, such as Silence Creature, may temporarily disable spells that require verbal 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.
Spell Point Cost: 25
Metamagic: Quicken
Target: Self, Positional
Range: Standard
Duration: 10 minutes
Saving Throw:
Spell Resistance:
Cooldown: 10 seconds, 8 seconds (Sor)


Summons 1 Monster from 3 choices: Fiendish Monstrous Spider, Greater Ice Mephit, Lantern Archon, to fight for you for 10 minutes. You can only have 1 summoned creature of any type serving you at a time.


  • Summoning a new creature of any type from another spell will return the previous one to its home plane. You may sometimes have multiple summons through the use of certain unique clickies or enhancements, but not any of the summon monster X line.
  • This spell has no timer associated, so you have to figure out yourself how much summoning time remains. On the plus side, the summoned creature won't disappear through rest. It will even persist a minute after the caster leaves the instance, but immediately disappear is the caster dies. The summoned Monster cannot be given orders nor use ladders, climb walls, or jump off platforms, however it will teleport to you if it cannot reach you and is very far away. It is affected by beneficial and detrimental spells much like any Hireling or party member.
  • It's often more efficient spell-points wise to summon a new creature than to heal an existing one; your Hirelings will unfortunately do the latter!
  • Casting time is much longer than other spells of the same level.

Summoned Creature notes: All summoned creatures are CR 6.

  • Fiendish Monstrous Spider: web, ranged acid damage, tremor sense.
  • Greater Ice Mephit: breath of cold, flying (harder to hit), Immune to cold, vulnerable to fire, Mephit fast healing
  • Lantern Archon: Resistant to Cold and Fire, Immune to Electricity, DR/Cold Iron + Evil, Nimbus of Light, Searing Light (highest damage dealer of Summon Monster IV but useless once SP is gone), can cast Cure Moderate Wounds (Either casting Cure Light or Cure Moderate wounds, need to verify which it is without healing amps)[UnverifiedIcon tooltip.png" (Either casting Cure Light or Cure Moderate wounds, need to verify which it is without healing amps)" has not been verified in-game. Please verify it!] on the summoner, making this the only summoned creature that will (unreliably) heal the caster.
    • Due to its reliance on, and inability to regenerate, spell points, it is advisable to summon a new copy of this creature frequently, as otherwise it cannot attack.