Prayer of Holding (301)

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Prayer of Holding (301)
Mnemonic [HOLDING]
Duration Variable
Attack Magic - Disabling  
Subtype Warding 
Target(s) Single 
Interval One-Shot 
State(s) Inflicted Frozen
Cleric Base Spells
Prayer of Holding (301) Attack
Smite/Bane (302) Attack
Prayer of Protection (303) Defensive
Bless (304) Offensive
Preservation (305) Utility
Holy Bolt (306) Attack
Benediction (307) Defensive
Well of Life (308) Utility
Condemn (309) Attack
Warding Sphere (310) Defensive
Blind (311) Attack
Fervent Reproach (312) Attack
Prayer (313) Defensive
Relieve Burden (314) Utility
Remove Curse (315) Utility
Censure (316) Attack
Divine Fury (317) Attack
Raise Dead (318) Utility
Soul Ward (319) Defensive
Ethereal Censer (320) Attack
Holy Receptacle (325) Utility
Sanctify (330) Utility
Divine Wrath (335) Attack
Symbol of the Proselyte (340) Offensive
Miracle (350) Utility

Prayer of Holding is a warding spell that allows clerics to interfere with the power controlling undead creatures. Targets are rendered immobile, unable to attack and given a substantial defense penalty. Every seven seconds (the minimum duration of the spell), the creature has a random chance to break out of the binding and end the spell. Cleric spell ranks and the warding margin reduce this chance. As time goes on, the spell weakens and the chance for the creature to break the spell increases.

Mana Cost

The mana cost for this spell is calculated by a seed 1 summation of the target's level. That is, a level 1 target costs 1 mana whereas a level 105 target costs 14 mana.

Target level 1 3 6 10 15 21 28 36 45 55 66 78 91 105 120
Mana cost 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

When imbedded by the Magic Item Creation (420) or Holy Receptacle (325) spells, or charged via Charge Item (517), Prayer of Holding counts as a level 8 spell. Many higher-level clerics hunting undead will prepare one or two gems containing this spell prior to hunting to conserve mana.


Lore Benefit

Spiritual Lore, Religion increases the spell's strength when a target is held.


>incant 301
You chant a reverent litany, clasping your hands while focusing upon the Prayer of Holding spell...
Your spell is ready.
You gesture at a spectral miner.
  CS: +235 - TD: +142 + CvA: +18 + d100: +34 == +145
  Warding failed!
A spectral miner shudders in mid-stride, then suddenly ceases all movement.
Cast Roundtime 3 Seconds.

Alchemy Recipe

A runed bone talisman
  1. Add trinket oil
  2. Add 4 doses of ghoul finger from ghoul masters
  3. Boil
  4. Add powdered golden amber
  5. Simmer
  6. Add small enruned bone
  7. Chant Prayer of Holding (301)
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