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Word of Binding

By André Karwath aka Aka - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5,, Word of Binding
By André Karwath aka Aka – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5,

When you cast ‘Word of Binding’ and call to the target, shining steel manacles appear around its wrists and ankles.

(Spell Compendium, p. 242)

Originally posted on D&D tools

Conjuration (Creation)

Level: Paladin 3,
Components: V, DF,
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: One Medium or smaller humanoid or monstrous humanoid
Duration: 1 round/level (D)
Saving Throw: Reflex negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

You create masterwork steel manacles that attempt to bind your target. A successful Reflex save allows the target to dodge the forming manacles; otherwise it is bound at its wrists and ankles.

  • The imprisoned creature can slip free with a DC 35 Escape Artist check or a DC 28 Strength check.
  • The manacles have hardness 10 and hit points equal to 10 + 1 per caster level.
  • The manacles automatically scale to fit any Medium or smaller humanoid creature.
  • While imprisoned by the manacles, the subject cannot take any actions requiring the use of its hands and can move only 5 feet per round.
  • The manacles come complete with an average quality lock (Open Lock DC 25).
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