3rd-level necromancy
Casting Time 1 action
Range Touch
Components V S
Duration Conc. Up to 1 minute

A creature you touch must make a Wisdom saving throw or receive one of the following curses:

  • Disadvantage on ability checks and saves for an ability score of your choice
  • Disadvantage on attacks against you
  • Wastes turns unless it passes a Wisdom save at the start of each turn
  • Takes an extra 1d8 necrotic damage whenever hit by one of your attacks or spells

A DM can rule that another curse of your choosing is acceptable as long as its effect is on a level with the above options.

The spell ends early if a Remove Curse spell is cast on the target.

At Higher Levels: If you cast this spell using a 4th level slot, the possible duration is extended to 10 minutes. If you use a 5th or 6th level slot, the duration is 8 hours. If you use a 7th or 8th level slot, the duration is 24 hours. If you use a 9th level slot, the spell lasts until it is dispelled. Using a spell slot of 5th level or higher grants a duration that doesn't require concentration.