Glyph of Binding (4E)

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4ED&D 4E
4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons

This is a ritual description page for 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons.

Glyph of Warding

You trace a glowing glyph in the air, then watches as it fades, knowing it will light up like that once again when disturbed.
Level: 5 Component Cost: 50gp
Category: Warding Market Price: 200gp
Time: 10 minutes Key Skill: Religion (no check)
Duration: Until triggered

Creates binding glyph trap as detailed below.

Glyph of Binding Level variable Warder
Trap XP Variable
An invisible symbol stores a magical effect.
Warder: When its square is entered, the glyph flashes brightly, then invokes its effect.
* DC 20 to notice the trap
Entering the glyph’s square and not speaking its name.
Immediate reaction Close burst 0
Target: +10 vs. Reflex
Hit: Target takes 1d6 radiant damage

Effect: Depending on the glyph chosen, it has different effects.

  • Deafened (save ends)
  • Slowed (save ends)
  • Immobilized (save ends) – minimum level 7
  • Weakened (save ends) – minimum level 10
  • Restrained (save ends) – minimum level 12
  • Dazed (save ends) – minimum level 15
  • Blinded (save ends) – minimum level 17
  • Stunned (save ends) – minimum level 20
  • Speaking the name of the glyph prevents it from triggering. This is a free action and can be attempted by anyone seeing it trigger. An arcane check DC 15 + half the level of the glyph is required to identify and remember the name of the glyph just as it triggers. If you knew the name and that it was there beforehand success is automatic.
  • An adjacent character can bypass a known glyph with a 20 Stealth check.
  • An adjacent character can disarm a known glyph with a 20 Arcana or Thievery check.