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Death Ward

Level 4 •
Abjuration

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Touch
Components: V, S
Duration: 8 hours
You touch a creature and grant it a measure of protection from death.

The first time the target would drop to 0 hit points as a result of taking damage, the target instead drops to 1 hit point, and the spell ends.

If the spell is still in effect when the target is subjected to an effect that would kill it instantaneously without dealing damage, that effect is instead negated against the target, and the spell ends.
Verbal Component: Mor Scutum Protectio
Verbal Component (Alternative): Whether by magic spell or mundane sword, from deaths touch your soul I ward.

Classes: Cleric, Paladin

Domain: Life

Tags: Buff, Warding

Source: Player's Handbook [5th Edition] (page 230)

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