Cure Light Wounds (spell)
Cure light wounds heals 5-8 hits points of damage (4+1d4). The caster must touch the creature to be healed, so those creatures without corporeal bodies cannot be affected. The total healing may be shared by more than one recipient.
|Area of Effect||restores 5-8 hit points|
|Casting Time||1 round|
|Saving Throw||none; see text|
|Level||cleric (1st); druid (2nd)|
The spell affects creatures that can be struck only with magical weapons, but won't affect those struck only by iron or silver. The spell doesn't protect the caster from the effects of touching creatures that attack through contact, such as black puddings, ghouls and gelatinous cubes.
Cause Light Wounds
The reverse of the spell, cause light wounds, requires the caster to successfully to hit an unwilling opponent. Any part of the target's person is sufficient, so that for armour class determination, armour can be ignored. The spell's damage is 5-8; this may not be shared out. No concentration is necessary, enabling the caster to try and try again to hit. If the caster is stunned, the spell is lost.
Once cast, if the caster wishes to adjust the "cause" spell to "cure," this can be done. The caster must concentrate for five combat rounds to reverse the polarity of the spell. This polarity can be shifted from "cure" to "cause" as well, with the same concentration time required. Polarity can be shifted only once; casters who cannot make up their minds do not please the Gods.