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Condition Severity: Strong

   Your whole body becomes rigid and frozen in place, making you unable to move or act.


  • You can take no actions, other than those described in the "Ended-By" section below.
  • You are susceptible to coup-de-grace attacks.
  • A winged creature flying in the air at the time that it becomes paralyzed cannot flap its wings and falls.
  • A paralyzed swimmer can't swim and may drown.
  • A creature can move through a space occupied by a paralyzed creature without squeezing, whether friend or foe, as though the space were difficult terrain.

Ended By

If the ability, trap, or effect description includes specific directions for how the condition is ended, then that is the primary means of ending this condition. In many cases, it is the only way to end the condition. If nothing is specifically listed for ending the condition, then the following methods can be used to end it, instead:

  • As a full round action, you may attempt to resist the Paralyzed effect, gaining a new saving throw. The DC for this saving throw is the same DC as the original effect. If successful, the Paralyzed condition degrades to the Immobilized condition.
  • You can spend a full round action to attempt an Escape Artist check against the Maneuver Defense of the creature who inflicted this status. If there is no creature involved, the target is a challenging DC based on the CR of the effect. If you succeed on the check, you shrug off the condition. You may only attempt this once – if you fail the Escape Artist check, you may not try again, and must recover by some other means.
  • If not cleared, Paralyzed automatically ends at the end of the encounter.
  • Alternatively, if an ally (not an enemy) subjects you to at least 5 squares of forced movement, the Paralyzed condition immediately ends.
  • These 5 squares of forced movement do not need to come from the same effect or action, or even occur during the same round.
  • Once the sum of forced movement inflicted on you by allies is 5 or more squares (and all this movement occurred after you became Paralyzed), the Paralyzed condition is broken.