Ensorcelled Hibernation

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Ensorcelled hibernation.png Ensorcelled Hibernation
Level 2
School1 Hexes
School2 Ice
Source(s) Book of Burglary
Book of Dreams
Casting noise 0
Spell noise 0
Power Cap 50
Range LOS
Flags Wl check, Dir or target, Needs tracer, Not self
Lowers its target's metabolic rate, inducing hibernation. After awakening, the target will be unable to be put to sleep again for some time.

Ensorcelled Hibernation is a level 2 Hexes/Ice spell which puts a monster to sleep, allowing you to flee or stab them more easily.

Effect

When Ensorcelled Hibernation is cast and passes a willpower check, the targeted monster goes to sleep. They may still awaken as normal if you spend time in their LOS or make noise, and will awaken if injured like any other sleeping monster. They are guaranteed to sleep for at least one turn (ie, you will have at least one opportunity to take an action with the monster asleep after casting the spell).

Ensorcelled Hibernation can't affect cold-resistant creatures, and it also won't work on the undead, nonliving, plants, or berserk creatures. Monsters that awaken from this spell cannot be placed in hibernation again for a few dozen turns.

Strategy

Couple this spell with Confusing Touch when dealing with very dangerous opponents. A sleeping monster that is also confused will sleepwalk, and if it survives waking up, will probably stay confused (and thus mostly harmless) for a few more rounds.