|This spell attempts to send hostile summoned creatures to the place from whence they came, or at least shorten their stay in the caster's locality.|
Abjuration is a smite-targeted level 3 Summonings spell which attempts to dispel a hostile summoned creature in your line of sight. The affected monster has its remaining duration in this world drastically reduced; if this reduces its duration to zero or less, the monster is unsummoned entirely. Casting it at higher spell power reduces enemy duration to a greater extent. Be aware that summoned enemies visible through transparent walls are unaffected by this spell.
An upgraded version of this spell, Mass Abjuration, is a level 6 Summonings spell that affects all summoned creatures in your line of sight.
No monsters actually know this spell. However, all monsters which know certain other Summonings spells have a 50% chance of Abjuring instead of casting these spells (this only occurs if you have any summons out, and affects all summons in line of sight like Mass Abjuration):
- Summon Butterflies
- Summon Eyes
- Summon Drakes
- Summon Greater Demon
- Summon Mushrooms
- Summon Scorpions
- Summon Ugly Thing
- Summon Demon
- Summon Elemental
- Shadow Creatures
- Summon Undead
- Summon Horrible Things
One side effect of this is that low-level summons can be used to decrease the danger posed by particularly dangerous summoners, as an ancient lich will gladly spend a turn abjuring your summoned quokka rather than summoning fiends. However, spending more than one turn summoning such chaff monsters is usually unwise.
In 0.14, summoning monsters will cast mass abjuration instead of summoning only 33% of the time.
Prior to 0.10, only the level 3 Abjuration spell existed, and it had functioned like Mass Abjuration.