Does Protection from Evil protect against Fear effects?

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  1. florian1

    florian1 Established Member Supporter

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    Is the Fear (necromancy) spell and fear effects by various monsters blocked by Protection from Evil? It is mind-affecting, but is not an enchantment.
     
  2. sigofmugmort

    sigofmugmort Established Member Supporter

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    It does work against the fear effect of the Groaning Spirit.
     
  3. Shiningted

    Shiningted I want my goat back Global Moderator

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    Depends on whether the spell was given the specific descriptor - not always the case for spell-like effects. For example (all of this is from memory) the Bodak's death gaze was not prevented by Death Ward because in the innards of the game it didn't have the Death descriptor (or whatever it was, negative energy or whatever) on account of it being a spell-like effect and not a spell of the Death-descriptor variety.

    Since we can add those descriptors, these should be called out as bugs where they clearly don't do what they should. For Protection from Evil, the if the kicker is not simply whetehr it is a mind-affecting enchantment but whether it is a mind-affecting enchanment cast by something evil, that would be harder to fix.
     
  4. Endarire

    Endarire Ronald Rynnwrathi

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    Protection from evil and other protection from alignment abiities will prevent mind control regardless of the alignment of the source.
     
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  5. sigofmugmort

    sigofmugmort Established Member Supporter

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    Does not work against the Groaning Spirit now or against the balor fear effect
     
  6. Sitra Achara

    Sitra Achara Senior Member

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    Prot. From alignment protecting against non-charm effects has been fixed in Temple+.
     
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