Symbol of Sleep

Symbol of Sleep

(Player’s Handbook v.3.5, p. 291)


(Compulsion) [ Mind-Affecting]

Level: Cleric 5, Sorcerer 5, Wizard 5,Wu Jen 5, Sha’ir 5,Court Herald 5,Magewright 5, Apostle of Peace 5, Sloth 5
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 10 minutes
Range: 0 ft.; see text
Effect: One symbol
Duration: See text
Saving Throw: Will negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

This spell functions like symbol of death, except that all

creatures of 10 HD or less within 60 feet of the symbol of sleep instead fall into a catatonic slumber for 3d6×10 minutes. Unlike with the sleep spell, sleeping creatures cannot be awakened by non-magical
means before this time expires.

Unlike symbol of death, symbol of sleep has no hit point limit; once triggered, a symbol of sleep simply remains active for 10 minutes per caster level.


Magic traps such as symbol of sleep are hard to detect and disable. A rogue (only) can use theSearch skill to find a symbol of sleep andDisable Device to thwart it. The DC in each case is 25 + spell level, or 30 for symbol of sleep.

Material Component: Mercury and phosphorus, plus powdered diamond and opal with a total value of at least 1,000 gp.

Symbol of Sleep

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