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2009-10-07, 01:47 PM
So, my thread on persistent spells got me thinking. What spells are out there that last all day WITHOUT metamagic hijinx? I tried searching for a list of spells with a duration of 1 hour/level or more, but to no avail. Help me, playground, to make a list of long-duration spells! I'm thinking for a wizard/cleric, but any others are welcome. So far, I have:

Energy Immunity
Moral Facade
Superior Resistance
Visions of the Future

What other goodies am I missing?

2009-10-07, 01:52 PM
Any spell with a duration of 1 hour/caster level at level 16 keeps you covered during the hours of the day you are awake, at level 24 all day :smalltongue:

2009-10-07, 01:53 PM
Do you want 1h/lvl buffs too as you implied?

In that case you might want to add in Mage armor and Luminous armor and their greater versions. Magic weapon, GMV and Magic vestment too. Undetectable alignment is a flat 24h spell. Dominate Monster deserves a mention too.

2009-10-07, 01:53 PM
Rope Trick
Overland Flight
Air Walk
Mage Armor
Mind Blank
Deeper Darkness

Foryn Gilnith
2009-10-07, 01:55 PM
Visions of the Future

Where is this from?

Claudius Maximus
2009-10-07, 01:58 PM
Tyche's touch is great. +4 Sacred bonus to a save, and it lasts 24 hours. It reduces by one every time you make a save, but it's only a second level spell slot anyway.

2009-10-07, 02:08 PM
Moment of Prescience
Greater Magic Weapon
Magic Vestment
Greater Magic Fang
Contingency (1 day/level)
Nystul's Magic Aura
Greater Resistance (24 hours)
Heroes' Feast (well, it's 12 hours fixed duration, but Extended it lasts all day)
Mind Blank (24 hours)
Overland Flight
Phantom Steed
Flame Arrow

That's most from core (+ Greater Resistance to complete your Superior); annoyingly most of the Cleric-spells you really want on (Death Ward, Freedom of Movement, etc.) are 10 min/level and as such, require Extend and multiple castings to make last all day.

Few more:
Heart of Earth/Air/Water/Fire [Complete Mage, Wizard]
Instant Refuge [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Contingent Energy Resistance [Spell Compendium, all]
Appraising Touch [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Arrow of Bone [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Chain of Eyes [Spell Compendium, all]
Clarity of Mind [Spell Compendium, Balance-domain only]
Cloak of Bravery, Greater [Spell Compendium, Courage-domain only]
Cloak of the Sea [Spell Compendium, Wizard/Druid]
Cloud Wings [Spell Compendium, Druid]
Death Throes [Spell Compendium, Wizard/Cleric]
Deeper Darkvision [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Divine Insight [Spell Compendium, Cleric] - this discharges tho
Dragonsight [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Ectoplasmic Armor [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Elemental Body [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Enhance Familiar [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Enhance Wild Shape [Spell Compendium, Druid]
Enlarge Person, Greater [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Familiar Pocket [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Fins to Feet [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Fireward [Spell Compendium, Druid]
Foresthold [Spell Compendium, Druid]
Fortify Familiar [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Imbue Familiar with Spell Ability [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Iron Silence [Spell Compendium, Cleric]
Low-Light Vision [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Mantle of the Icy Soul [Spell Compendium, Cleric/Druid]
One with Land [Spell Compendium, Druid]
Phantom Stag [Spell Compendium, Druid]
Planar Tolerance [Spell Compendium, all]
Quick Potion [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Raise from the Deep [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Servant Horde [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Shifting Path [Spell Compendium, Wizard/Druid]
Snowshoes [Spell Compendium, Cleric/Druid]
Spawn Screen [Spell Compendium, Cleric/Wizard]
Spider Shapes [Spell Compendium, Spider-domain only]
Spiderform [Spell Compendium, Drow-domain only]
Submerge Ship [Spell Compendium, Wizard]
Swamp Stride [Spell Compendium, Druid]
Train Animal [Spell Compendium, Druid]
Transfix [Spell Compendium, Druid]
Traveler's Mount [Spell Compendium, Druid]
Treasure Scent [Spell Compendium, Druid/Wizard]
Undead Bane Weapon [Spell Compendium, Cleric]
Wood Wose [Spell Compendium, Druid]

I skipped offensive ones that just last hours (Forcecage-type effects) and ones only available to Paladins/Rangers/company, but that's mostly all the beneficial Hour/level spells I could find on SC on a quick scan.

2009-10-07, 03:28 PM
Some real Finnish diligence there. Wow!

2009-10-07, 05:18 PM
Moment of Prescience
. . .
Wood Wose [Spell Compendium, Druid]
All that, and you didn't include Create Magic Tattoo? It's a reasonably useful selection of 24-hour buffs, of which you may have three at any one time. (At level 13+, this can include a +1 CL buff, which is always nice.) Get it for your Arcane Thesis and Extend Spell them for an inexpensive two-day buff.

2009-10-07, 05:35 PM
Endure elements: 24 hours/levelcasting

small edit for correctness

2009-10-07, 05:50 PM
Thank you :D

A question about Create Magic Tattoo: would 3 +1 caster level tattoos stack? I don't think they would, but I thought I would check. Also, if I have a wizard/cleric, would one magic tattoo increase his caster level for both classes? Lastly, on an unrelated note, would multiple +1 CL ioun stones stack with each other?

Edit: Foryn, Visions of the Future is from PHB II.

2009-10-07, 05:54 PM
All that, and you didn't include Create Magic Tattoo? It's a reasonably useful selection of 24-hour buffs, of which you may have three at any one time. (At level 13+, this can include a +1 CL buff, which is always nice.) Get it for your Arcane Thesis and Extend Spell them for an inexpensive two-day buff.

It's not hours/level, which I was including. But yeah, it's obviously awesome. I forgot about it while writing the short list.

PONIES: Same source, no stacking.

Foryn Gilnith
2009-10-07, 07:12 PM
Ah, now I'm away from Websense and can use http://www.imarvintpa.com/dndLive/index.php to search properly.

Zone of Silence (SRD) is Bard 4, but more accessibly Beguiler 3.
Wind Walk
Wind's Grace, from Magic of Eberron, is Druid 3 for 1 hour/level; creates a localized area of strong wind. Could be useful for ships, I guess.
Wind at Back, SpC 239, 12 hours, doubles overland speed only. A but obsoleted by teleportation, Druid 4
Unity Wine. Nice little quirky thing in Player's Guide to Eberron. Page 73. 4 creatures get +1 morale to skills for 1 hour/level.

There are more, just search.