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Old 07-15-2017, 01:41 PM   #6
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Default Re: Mind Control and Body Control Spells vs Elder Things in DF

Originally Posted by evileeyore View Post
Where does this idea come from?
Magic, p 35: "Except as noted, [body control spells] only affect living beings."

Basic p 81, definition of Metabolic hazards: "Metabolic Hazards (all threats that only affect the living, including all disease and poison, plus such syndromes as altitude sickness, bends, seasickness, and jet lag)."

So Body Control spells, by definition, don't generally affect the undead, golems, or machines. It's pretty reasonable to say that IMH gives fairly complete immunity to them, aside from specific exemptions like Death Touch or Hinder.*

* I would accept arguments that Rooted Feet and Tanglefoot should also affect undead, golems, and the like but that Magic just had poor editing in places.
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