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Counterspell is a level 3 abjuration spell. This spell allows spellcasters to interrupt another caster's spellcasting, causing it to fail and have no effect.


Try to stop a spell being cast.

If it is higher level than the spell slot you used to Counterspell, you must make a check using your spellcasting ability[See Notes] to prevent it. The check's difficult is equal to 10 plus the level of the spell you are trying to counter.


Reaction + Level 3 Spell Slot
 Range: 18 m / 60 ft

At higher levels

Counterspell can be upcasted to counter spells of higher levels without requiring a check.

How to learn


Granted by the following items:


  • When attempting to Counterspell a spell of a higher level, the counterspeller's INT modifier is used instead of their spellcasting ability modifier.
  • Even a failed Counterspell will feed the Abjuration School Wizard Arcane Ward Arcane Ward.
  • When a scroll is successfully counterspelled the scroll is NOT consumed.
  • Cantrips can also be counterspelled.
  • The incantation for Counterspell is Impero Tibi, Latin for "I command you".

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