Dominate person

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Dominate person
School Enchantment (compulsion)
Descriptor Mind-affecting
Level (1E) Arcanist 5, bard 4, mesmerist 4, occultist 5, psychic 5, shaman 5, skald 4, sorcerer / wizard 5, spiritualist 5, witch 5

Source: Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook, pg(s). 274

The dominate person spell allows the caster to telepathically influence and control a humanoid. If they share a language, complex commands can be given; otherwise only basic commands such as "fight" or "come here" work. With concentration, direct sensory input can be read by the caster. Commands that would be self-destructive to the subject are not followed.[1]


  1. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 274. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3