Bigby's Grasping Hand

Level: 7   Schools: Evocation
Range: 10 yds./level   Components: V, S, M
Duration: 1 rd./level   Casting Time: 7
Area of Effect: Special   Saving Throw: None

Bigby's grasping hand is a superior version of the 6th-level spell Bigby's forceful hand. It creates a man-sized (5 feet) to gargantuan-sized (21 feet) hand that appears and grasps a creature designated by the caster, regardless of what the spellcaster does or how the opponent tries to escape it. The grasping hand can hold motionless a creature or object of up to 1,000 pounds weight, slow movement to 10 feet per round if the creature weighs between 1,000 and 4,000 pounds, or slow movement by 50% if the creature weighs up to 16,000 pounds. The hand itself inflicts no damage. The grasping hand has an Armor Class of 0, has as many hit points as its caster in full health, and vanishes when destroyed. The caster can order it to release a trapped opponent or can dismiss it on command.

The material component is a leather glove.

Last modified: May 3rd, 2000