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Which spell?
Inspired by a post by absintheskiss:

In D&D, there's a Spell List (And Part II) (Found here).

So, if you were able to cast 1 D&D spell, up to 3 times per day, which would you pick, and why?
(Remembering that material components will still have to be paid, and XP components would become problematic as there's no convenient orcs to go beat).

For me, I've rather liked the idea of being able to fly, or maybe going invisible. Teleport also struck me as kinda cool too.
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huwjones From: huwjones Date: August 22nd, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Teleport has always been the one I wanted.
Secure Shelter or Magnificent Mansion also just remove so many of the worries of life.
mrbear From: mrbear Date: August 22nd, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
As long as magnificent mansion comes with 2mb broadband, that's fine. :)
From: athanata Date: August 22nd, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
hiya! came in through friendsfriends - this is the AWESOMEST QUESTION EVER!

also way too hard - probably healing abilities - or language abilities
sobrique From: sobrique Date: August 22nd, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hello, and welcome :).

Of the healings, well there's several clear contenders:
Heal (fully heal any injury? You'd be set in the medical profession, at least, up to 3 times a day)
Cure Disease
Cure Poison

And then, of course, there's resurrect and ilk. (Re-incarnate? :))

Comprehend languages could be a pretty useful utility spell, as could Telepathic bond (sidestepping the 'language issue').

Of course, narrowing it down to just one...
the_wood_gnome From: the_wood_gnome Date: August 22nd, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
iamnotramphus From: iamnotramphus Date: August 22nd, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't there a cantrip that can stop you feeling the extremes of temperature / protect you against the elements? That would be useful.

Or Flight, or phasing.
zaitan From: zaitan Date: August 22nd, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Stoneskin would be handy for getting into fights or doing full contact larp with metal weapons.
Protection from energy would be good for various things. Betting people that you can plunge your hand into boiling water would be amusing.
If you want to be a really good detective then speak with dead would give you a massive advantage.
Freak people out at the swimming pool with water breathing.
Silence 15' radius on the television in a pub :)
Go into the medical profession with cure disease.
Or disposal of radioactive/toxic waste with disintegrate.
Use zone of truth in the house of commons just before Prime Ministers questions. Also handy for interrogations.
Tree Shape for the ultimate dryad costume for Maelstrom.
Polymorph any object could be useful as well.
sobrique From: sobrique Date: August 22nd, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Stoneskin has material components doesn't it? Not that that's _necessarily_ a bad thing, but...
mrbear From: mrbear Date: August 22nd, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Teleport, Fly and Polymorph are all good choices, I also like:


Or Timestop.

Or y'know. Chain Lightning. For when I've had a bad day. :)
sobrique From: sobrique Date: August 22nd, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Time stop is what, d3 rounds? So basically about 6-18 seconds...

I can see the uses, but it just strikes me as being a little bit too short a time...

Haste on the other hand, giving one a bit of a speed boost, for a longer duration...
mrbear From: mrbear Date: August 22nd, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fair point, haste would be good.
magic_steve From: magic_steve Date: August 22nd, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
(Mass) Charm Person...

One can never have too many 'friends'... :)
jambon_gris From: jambon_gris Date: August 22nd, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
heros feast dude or create food and drink. Or perhaps wail of the bansee for when im in a bad mood.
xarrion From: xarrion Date: August 22nd, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Major Teleport negates the need for many of the others, as you can go anywhere you like - bank vaults for example.

It's a toss up between that and Telekinesis.

One spell that would make the world a better place? Zone of Truth, maybe.

Or if everyone had their pick of spell, it might be safer taking Greater Spell Immunity ;)
mcnazgul From: mcnazgul Date: August 23rd, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Greater teleport is tempting... though Word of Recall would be funkier.

Simulacrum would be good for making a fortune from tabloids/Hollywood and worth the XP cost.

Dominate person. Oh dear. That would be unfortunate...

Summon Monster VII. Cool monsters for a little while including djinn.

For those bad days... Weird or Disintegrate.
jorune From: jorune Date: August 24th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mass Heal, Foresight, Gate, Mass Teleport, Legend Lore or some uber protection spell
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