Guards and Wards and Dispel Magic


Rules Questions


On the description of Guards and Wards "A dispel magic cast on a specific effect, if successful, removes only that effect".

The question is what "specific effect" exatly means. Let say I cast dispel magic on one of the corridor with the fog (or on one of the arcane locked doors) and it is successful. Does it means that al the corridors (or all the doors) are dispelled or only that specific corridor (or door)?


Personally considering the level of the spell I'd probably only remove the one specific effect and not all the same sort of effects created by the spell. So just the targeted door or hallway with fog etc..


Guards and Wards:

SRD wrote:
The spell creates the following magical effects within the warded area.
  • Fog: ...
  • Arcane Locks: ...
  • Webs: ...
  • Confusion: ...
  • Lost Doors: ...

In addition, you can place your choice of one of the following five magical effects.
  • Dancing lights in four corridors. ...
  • A magic mouth in two places. ...
  • A stinking cloud in two places. ...
  • A gust of wind in one corridor or room. ...
  • A suggestion in one place. ...

Since the spell has six effects, Dispel can get rid of one of them. Mage's Disjunction is needed to destroy the whole effect.

/cevah

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