Bestow Curse
Level 3 Necromancy
Magic School
Casting Time
1 action
Components
V, S
Range
Touch
C
Duration
Up to 1 minute
You touch a creature, and that creature must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or become cursed for the duration. When cast, choose a curse below:
  • Choose 1 ability score. While cursed, the target has disadvantage on ability checks and saving throws made with that ability.
  • While cursed, the target has disadvantage on attack rolls against you.
  • While cursed, the target must make a Wis saving throw at the start of each of its turns. If it fails, it wastes its action that turn.
  • While cursed, your attacks and spells deal an extra 1d8 necrotic damage to the target.
A remove curse spell ends this effect.
At Higher Levels
If you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4th level or higher, the duration is concentration, up to 10min. A spell slot of 5th or higher, the duration is 8hrs. A spell slot of 7th or higher, the duration is 24hrs. A 9th level spell slot, the spell lasts until dispelled. A spell slot greater than 5th level doesn't require concentration.
Verbal Components
Verbal Component: Impertio Maledictum
Verbal Components
Verbal Component (Alternative): By these words you'll feel much worse, on your form I bestow this curse.
Damage Type
Bard, Cleric, Wizard, Rogue


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