Necromancy spells manipulate the power of death, unlife, and the life force. Spells involving undead creatures make up a large part of this school. Representative spells include cause fear, animate dead, and finger of death.

Necromancy Sorcerer/Wizard Spells

0 Level (Cantrips)
Name Description Source
Disrupt Undead Deals 1d6 damage to one undead. PHB
Touch of Fatigue Touch attack fatigues target. PHB
1st Level
Name Description Source
Backbiter Weapon strikes wielder. SC
Cause Fear One creature of 5 HD or less flees for 1d4 rounds. PHB
Chill Touch One touch/level deals 1d6 damage and possibly 1 Str damage. PHB
Ray of Enfeeblement Ray deals 1d6 +1 per two levels Str damage. PHB
Spirit Worm Subject takes 1 point Con damage every round for 1 round/level. SC
2nd Level
Name Description Source
Blindness/Deafness Makes subject blinded or deafened. PHB
BonefiddleF Spectral fiddle bow deals 3d6 damage/round. SC
Command Undead Undead creature obeys your commands. PHB
Curse of Impending Blades Subject takes –2 penalty to AC. SC
Death ArmorF Black aura damages creatures attacking you. SC
Desiccating Bubble Globe of air damages by evaporating moisture from subject. SC
False Life Gain 1d10 temporary hp +1/level (max +10). PHB
Ghoul Glyph Glyph wards area, paralyzes victims. SC
Ghoul Touch Paralyzes one subject, which exudes stench that makes those nearby sickened. PHB
Life Bolt 1 ray/2 levels draws 1 hp from you to deal 1d12 damage to undead. SC
Ray of Sickness Subject becomes sickened. SC
Ray of Weakness Subject takes –2 on attacks, –10 ft. speed. SC
Scare Panics creatures of less than 6 HD. PHB
Shroud of Undeath Negative energy shroud makes undead perceive you as undead. SC
Spawn Screen Subject resists being transformed into an undead spawn if slain. SC
Spectral Hand Creates disembodied glowing hand to deliver touch attacks. PHB
Stolen Breath Subject has wind knocked out of it. SC
Wracking Touch Deal 1d6 damage +1/level; you also deal sneak attack damage if you have any. SC
3rd Level
Name Description Source
Curse of Impending Blades, Mass Enemies take –2 penalty to AC. SC
Disrupt Undead, Greater As disrupt undead, but 1d8 damage/level. SC
Gentle Repose Preserves one corpse. PHB
Halt Undead Immobilizes undead for 1 round/level. PHB
Healing Touch Heal subject 1d6/2 levels, but take damage equal to half. SC
Incorporeal Enhancement Grant bonuses to incorporeal undead. SC
Junglerazer Fey, vermin, plants, and animals take 1d10 damage/level. SC
Mind Poison Your poisonous touch deals Wis damage. SC
Ray of Exhaustion Ray makes subject exhausted. PHB
Skull Watch Skull shrieks when creature enters warded area. SC
Spider Poison Touch deals 1d6 Str damage, repeats in 1 minute. SC
Undead Lieutenant Chosen undead can give orders to undead in your control. SC
Undead Torch Undead creature gains blue aura that gives +2d6 damage against living creatures. SC
Vampiric Touch Touch deals 1d6/two levels damage; caster gains damage as hp. PHB
4th Level
Name Description Source
Animate Dead M Creates undead skeletons and zombies. PHB
Bestow Curse –6 to an ability score; –4 on attack rolls, saves, and checks; or 50% chance of losing each action. PHB
Burning Blood Subject takes 1d8 acid damage plus 1d8 fire damage/round. SC
Contagion Infects subject with chosen disease. PHB
Enervation Subject gains 1d4 negative levels. PHB
Fear Subjects within cone flee for 1 round/level. PHB
Rebuking Breath Your breath weapon rebukes undead. SC
5th Level
Name Description Source
Blight Withers one plant or deals 1d6/level damage to plant creature. PHB
Death Throes Your body explodes when you die. SC
Graymantle Inhibits creature’s ability to heal and regenerate for 1 round/level. SC
Magic Jar F Enables possession of another creature. PHB
Miasma of Entropy Rot all natural materials in 30-ft. cone-shaped burst. SC
Night’s Caress Touched foe takes 1d6 points of damage/level plus 1d6+2 Con damage. SC
Spiritwall Wall of spirit-forms causes panic, deals 1d10 damage if touched, can bestow negative levels if passed through. SC
Symbol of Pain M Triggered rune wracks nearby creatures with pain. PHB
Waves of Fatigue Several targets become fatigued. PHB
Wrack Renders creature helpless with pain. SC
6th Level
Name Description Source
Aura of Terror You gain an aura of fear, or your frightful presence becomes more effective. SC
Circle of Death M Kills 1d4/level HD of creatures. PHB
Contagion, Mass As contagion, but 20-ft. radius. SC
Create Undead M Creates ghouls, ghasts, mummies, or mohrgs. PHB
Eyebite Target becomes panicked, sickened, and comatose. PHB
Fleshshiver Subject is stunned for 1 round, takes 1d6/level damage, and is nauseated for 1d4+2 rounds. SC
Ghoul Gauntlet Convert victim to a ghoul under your control. SC
Imperious Glare You cause subjects to cower in fear. SC
Incorporeal Nova Destroy incorporeal undead. SC
Opalescent Glare Kill creatures with a look, or make them very afraid. SC
Ray of Entropy Subject takes –4 Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution. SC
Revive UndeadM Restores undeath to undead that was destroyed up to 1 day/level ago. SC
Spectral Touch Your touch bestows one negative level/round. SC
Symbol of Fear M Triggered rune panics nearby creatures. PHB
Undeath to Death M Destroys 1d4/level HD of undead (max 20d4). PHB
7th Level
Name Description Source
Arrow of BoneM Missile or thrown weapon gains +4 bonus, subject takes 3d6 damage +1/level (max +20) or is slain. SC
Avasculate Reduce foe to half hp and stun. SC
Awaken UndeadX Grant sentience to otherwise mindless undead. SC
Barghest’s FeastM Destroy corpse, potentially preventing its return to life. SC
Control Undead Undead don’t attack you while under your command. PHB
Energy Ebb Give subject one negative level/round for 1 round/level. SC
Evil Glare Paralyze creatures with your glare. SC
Finger of Death Kills one subject. PHB
Kiss of the VampireM You gain vampirelike supernatural abilities, but are vulnerable to attacks that harm undead. SC
Sword of Darkness Blade of negative energy bestows one or more negative levels. SC
Symbol of Weakness M Triggered rune weakens nearby creatures. PHB
Waves of Exhaustion Several targets become exhausted. PHB
8th Level
Name Description Source
Avascular Mass Reduce foe to half hp and stun, entangle in 20-ft. radius from victim. SC
Bestow Curse, Greater As bestow curse, but more severe penalties. SC
Blackfire Subject is engulfed in black flame, takes 1d4 Con damage and becomes nauseated; flames and effects can spread to adjacent living creatures. SC
Clone M F Duplicate awakens when original dies. PHB
Create Greater Undead M Create shadows, wraiths, spectres, or devourers. PHB
Heart of StoneFX Exchange your heart with stone heart to gain damage reduction, resistance to energy for 1 year. SC
Horrid Wilting Deals 1d6/level damage within 30 ft. PHB
Skeletal GuardM Create one skeleton/level with turn resistance. SC
Symbol of Death M Triggered rune slays nearby creatures. PHB
Veil of Undeath You gain undead traits. SC
9th Level
Name Description Source
Astral Projection M Projects you and companions onto Astral Plane. PHB
Energy Drain Subject gains 2d4 negative levels. PHB
Enervating Breath Your breath weapon also bestows 2d4 negative levels. SC
Plague of UndeadM Animates horde of undead. SC
Soul Bind F Traps newly dead soul to prevent resurrection. PHB
Wail of the Banshee Kills one creature/level. PHB
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