Beholder rays burn through everything (even Protection from Magic!) [Possible BUG] in Sword Coast Stratagems Posted May 4, 2016 · Edited May 4, 2016 by ballad Thanks for taking the time to reply, subtledoctor. I experimented with the component and discovered that under install option 2 (beholders have no chance of burning through... anti-magic ray blocks offensive spells), beholders cannot dispel Protection from Magic, but under option 4 (beholders have no chance of burning through... anti-magic ray doesn't block offensive spells) they can. The thing is, even when their rays do get blocked by PfM (option 2), the character they're targeted at still has to roll a succesful save to escape their effects. In practice, this means that even under PfM you need sub-zero saves to survive. Discovering this, I eventually managed to clear the lair by giving all my +saves gear to one character (I used Minsc) before using PfM. It took a couple of tries - during my first attempt, the scroll actually expired before all the beholders were dead - but eventually I emerged victorious. It wasn't a particularly fun battle, though. In the future, I might just take your advice and skip the component.