Spell Icon Feign Death  


1: Feign Death, 87% Success Rate

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Mana: 60 Skill: Abjuration
Casting Time: 1.5 Recast Time: 15
Fizzle Time: 1.5 Range: 0
Location: Any Time of Day: Any
Fizzle Adj: 25 Deletable: Yes
Interruptable: Yes Target Type: Self
Spell Type: Beneficial Category:
Source: Live 05/21


Cast on other: Soandso dies.
Effect Fades: You no longer appear dead.

Game Description

Causes you to stop breathing and appear dead to most creatures.

Items with this effect

Quick Facts

  • Scroll:
    1. Spell: Feign Death
    2. Spell: Feign Death
  • Classes:
    Necromancer level 16
    Shadowknight level 24

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    game message
    # Feb 24 2010 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
    13 posts
    a note for any that may be curious game message is

    "name... has fallen to the ground"

    occurs on a failed cast and if you link this to an audio trigger comes in handy.
    Vendor availability
    # Nov 28 2007 at 9:57 PM Rating: Good
    76 posts
    This spell is also available in Abysmal Sea from SK spell vendor Daris Rodril for 3 pp 7 gp 5 sp for a level 29 Dark Elf SK with a cha of 65.
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    Feign Death & Comatose
    # Aug 18 2006 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
    Memming Feign Death & Comatose at the same time can come in handy when you are being owned by casters (or if you feel your going to be in the near future Smiley: smile).
    Where i found it.
    # Mar 24 2006 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
    I found this spell in the Neriak 3rd Gate in the Cleric Section, Along with Gate, Bind Affinity, Cancel Magic, Expulse Undead.
    # Jan 06 2005 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
    10 posts
    Is this spell sold anywhere besides the ones listed? Maby one in PoK perhaps?
    Casterfriend, 41 Shaman of Stromm
    Nukwill, 21 Cleric of Stromm
    RE: Where?
    # Jan 06 2005 at 9:22 PM Rating: Default
    Reaver Thirlan in PoK sells it too over by SK section
    RE: Where?
    # Apr 22 2006 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
    Confirmed. Thanks!

    # Dec 22 2004 at 3:00 AM Rating: Decent
    13 posts
    Does this spell and comatose work while on drog/horse?

    Thanks in advance

    RE: Question
    # Jun 27 2006 at 4:03 PM Rating: Decent
    19 posts
    yes it does... if u cast FD on a mount or anything.. it will make the mount disapear but then make u FD.. if u have DMF on or something.. it u will look funny but don't stand up if it doesn't fail.. you'll still be FD =)
    Raising abjure.....
    # Nov 29 2004 at 2:11 AM Rating: Good
    To all young SKs- to raise your Abjuration easily and painlessly, you can chain cast Resist Cold on yourself or any random target. Relatively cheap and quick cast, and you can even drop it in a spell slot during fights if you aren't the main puller and cast between pulls.
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    Pok vendor
    # Jan 16 2004 at 8:49 PM Rating: Default
    54 posts
    Fnordo 61 gnome rogue - Archimonde
    (Formerly) Raymon Stoutheart
    61st season High Priest of Brell Serilis
    RE: Pok vendor
    # Jan 16 2004 at 8:51 PM Rating: Excellent
    54 posts
    I found this on Reaver Thirlan in the POK Shadow Knight Area....I"m to lazy to travel much to find spells.
    Fnordo 61 gnome rogue - Archimonde
    (Formerly) Raymon Stoutheart
    61st season High Priest of Brell Serilis
    Turn Attack Off....
    # Oct 21 2003 at 11:28 PM Rating: Decent
    5 posts
    When you cast this spell or when you use FD as a monk attack must be off before this will work.....
    RE: Turn Attack Off....
    # Feb 21 2004 at 11:00 PM Rating: Default
    53 posts
    I can't speak for Necro or SK FD, but I know for a fact attack does not have to be turned off in order for FD to work for, at the very least, monks. As a matter of fact, I've actualy FD'd, accidently swung at a mob right after from lag, and still had agro cleared. I was no longer laying on the ground, but agro was still gone.
    RE: Turn Attack Off....
    # Oct 28 2004 at 11:36 AM Rating: Default
    17 posts
    Create the following hotkey for FD:

    /attack off
    /pause 2 (i use 4)
    /doability # (whatever FD is set to)

    works almost every time to stop attacking long enough to keep FD from failing as much. sure you can FD while attacking but i've always heard that increases the failure percentage and that you should stop attacking first and then execute the FD.

    Sharthis Razorspine
    Disciple of the 54th Teaching
    Loyal Follower of Cazic-Thule (Be Afraid)
    Torv Server

    Edited, Thu Oct 28 12:42:08 2004
    RE: Turn Attack Off....
    # Feb 16 2005 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
    Not sure why you would post a monk hotkey button under an SK spell.. An sk would want to use:
    /attack off
    /cast <slot#>
    I'm not sure if you need the pause command. If so, go ahead and add it in.
    RE: Turn Attack Off....
    # Apr 08 2007 at 8:51 AM Rating: Decent
    I realize that this post is two years late, but..

    that isnt really a monk hotkey that he made since monks dont need to stop attacking before they FD.
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    # Sep 19 2003 at 1:30 AM Rating: Decent
    156 posts
    I've noticed that while in groups feigning death kills agro instantly on spells that generate immediately. This includes nukes, mez, slow, resist debuff, group taps ETC. This does not include any Damage over time spells. If you feign successfully and have so many dot spells on a mob that when you stand up and the next tick goes off it attacks you. You are WAY over dotting and it will continue to agro you until the other party members can taunt it off you.

    For instance I was the parties ghetto mezzer and ghetto slower in a MMC group, I would get agro like nuts from both slowing and mezzing, after they had killed a mob and was about to move to the next I would feign death and as soon as they started fighting I would stand back up and almost completely agroless even though I had mezzed the mob maybe 3 times and slowed it's attacks. Feigning is a great way to charm kite correctly as well.

    If your around level 52 waste the time to get your LoY feign, it barely ever fails and will get your abjuration maxed for death peace. Using hte level 16 feign and the 52 feign is a world of difference as far as fail rate goes.
    54 Cleric - Daagen
    65 Bard - Sellow
    65 Necro - Saurom
    58 Enchanter - Sraphim
    really good for necros
    # Aug 03 2003 at 6:14 AM Rating: Default
    175 posts
    if ur pet is about to die and u dont have enough to do the pet summon then do this before ur pet dies. easy way to save ur *** when low on mana
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    Just like monk feign death
    # Jul 06 2003 at 6:30 AM Rating: Decent
    823 posts
    Sometimes even a monks feign death takes a few precious seconds to convince the mob of your demise, so casting this with only a sliver of health left will probably not save your life as the mob will continue to pummel you for a bit before it becomes tired of beating a dead horse, so to speak, and sets off in search of more lively prey.
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    So funny
    # Jul 28 2003 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
    5 posts
    I happen to have a monk and yes it will take some time to let em know your dead, its funny the way that works, heh =P
    #Endar, Posted: Mar 10 2003 at 12:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This spell gives you a change to make an agressive enemy think you are dead and leave you alone.
    Does this spell work??
    # Feb 02 2003 at 5:59 PM Rating: Good
    8 posts
    I've cast it several times, and it's done no good at all. My body falls to the ground, but I obviously don't look dead because those pitiful creatures of Norrath continue to pummel me until I really am dead.

    Edited, Sun Feb 2 18:03:23 2003
    Yes, this spell works
    # Feb 02 2003 at 6:53 PM Rating: Excellent
    316 posts
    BUT Feign Death always has a chance to fail, whether we're talking about this spell or the Monk skill.

    Some very good information about Feign Death is found at this link: Casters Realm -- Feign Death Explained.

    I hope that helps you. Best of luck.
    RE: Yes, this spell works
    # Nov 24 2003 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
    101 posts
    It is true that all FD has a chance to fail, but this spell has a greater chance than death peace - the level 60 one). Death Peace is also much faster casting and shorter reuse timer. All in all this spell will save your **** about 70% of the time and the other 30% you are going down. lol!
    Taeldien Pigstiker
    65th Season Deceiver
    Doomfir Fromire
    65nd Season Necromancer
    The Nameless Server
    RE: Yes, this spell works
    # Feb 02 2003 at 8:29 PM Rating: Good
    8 posts
    Thank you! That site was very helpful, and now I know why it wasn't working.
    RE: Yes, this spell works
    # Apr 03 2003 at 9:03 PM Rating: Good
    For those of you who still don't know, I'm guessing Aasldiven had Auto-Attack on when he cast the spell (Auto-fail). Took me a while to figure that out with my SK.
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