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About Spells

A spell is a one-time magical effect. Magic is used by individuals with magical power, which include spellcasters and creatures with spells and spell-like abilities. Spells can be arcane or divine.

Arcane spells involve direct manipulation of mystic energies. These manipulations require long study, and tend to produce dramatic results.

Divine spells draw power from an unworldly source, be it from within the caster’s own beliefs or some greater entity of power. Divine spellcasting requires meditation and provides more utilitarian effects, including the ability to heal the wounded. Some spells may be cast by both arcane and divine caster, functioning as arcane spells when cast by arcane casters and divine spells when cast by divine casters. Most spells require the caster to speak some utterance, make complex gestures, or sometimes expend an object or a small quantity of some substance. The spellcaster’s activity is visible to others, and the effects often are too, but the magic itself is not. Each spellcasting advanced class learns and casts spells differently. See the class description for more details.

Casting a Spell

To cast a spell, the character must be able to speak (if the spell has a verbal component), gesture (if it has a somatic component), and manipulate some material (if it has a material component) or focus (if any). Additionally, the character must concentrate to cast a spell. (See the Concentration skill) If a spell has multiple versions, the character chooses which version to use when he or she casts it.

How to Read a Spell Description

Spells have a number of defining characteristics that distinguish each spell from the others. Each spell description includes most or all of the following pieces of information.

School

The first line beneath the spell’s name provides the school (and perhaps also a subschool) that the spell belongs to. Schools provide a way of grouping together spells that have certain characteristics in common.

Abjuration: Spells of this school are protective spells. They create physical or magical barriers or negate magical or physical abilities.

Conjuration (Creation): This type of spell manipulates matter to create an object or creature in a place the spellcaster designates. If the spell has a duration other than instantaneous, magic holds the creation together, and when the spell ends or is dispelled, the conjured creature or object vanishes without a trace. If the spell has an instantaneous duration, the created object or creature is merely assembled through magic. It lasts indefinitely and does not depend on magic for its existence.

Conjuration (Healing): Certain divine conjuration spells can heal creatures or even bring them back to life.

Conjuration (Summoning): A summoning spell instantly brings a creature or an object to a place the caster designates. When the spell ends or is dispelled, the summoned creature is instantly sent back to where it came from, but a summoned object is not sent back unless the spell description specifically indicates this. A summoned creature also goes away if it is killed or dropped to 0 hit points.

Conjuration (Teleporting): A spell of this type transports one or more creatures or objects a great distance.

Divination: These spells enable you to learn information, to find hidden things (true seeing), or to foil deceptive spells.

Enchantment: An enchantment spell affects the minds of others, influencing or controlling their behavior. All enchantment spells have the mind-affecting descriptor (see below for more on spell descriptors).

Evocation: These spells manipulate energy or tap an unseen source of power to produce a desired end. In effect, they create something out of nothing. Many of these spells produce spectacular effects, and evocation spells can deal large amounts of damage.

Illusion: Illusion spells deceive the senses or minds of others.

'Saving Throws and Illusions (Disbelief):' Creatures encountering an illusion effect usually do not receive saving throws to recognize it as illusory until they study it carefully or interact with it in some fashion. This allows them to disbelieve the illusion. If any viewer successfully disbelieves an illusion and communicates this fact to other viewers, each such viewer gains a saving throw with a +4 bonus.

Necromancy: Necromancy spells manipulate the power of death, unlife, and the life force. Spells involving undead creatures belong to this school, as do spells that utilize negative energy to deal damage.

Transmutation: Transmutation spells change the properties of some creature, thing, or condition.

Universal: A small number of spells belong to no school and are designated as universal. The type of magic they involve does not fall into one of the above categories.

Descriptors

Descriptors are a way of classifying spells (often from different schools) that have some common characteristic.

A spell’s descriptors (if any) appear in brackets on the line identifying the school. Descriptors used for spells include cold, electricity, fear, fire, force, language-dependent, light, mind-affecting, and sonic.

Level

The relative power of a spell is indicated by its level. A spell’s level also indicates whether a particular spellcaster is capable of preparing and casting the spell.

Spell Slots: Every spellcaster can prepare as many spells every day as he or she has spell slots. (See the advance class description for details.)

Spell slots have levels just as spells do; a spell slot of a certain level is designed to hold a spell of that level. It’s possible, however, to place a lower-level spell in a higher-level spell slot if you desire. A character doesn’t have to fill all spell slots with prepared spells every day (although it usually makes sense to do so).

Components

Every spell has at least one type of component that the spellcaster must provide at the time of casting.

Verbal (V): To cast a spell with a verbal component, a character must speak in a firm voice. If the character cannot speak, he or she can’t cast such a spell. A spellcaster who has been deafened has a 20% chance to spoil any spell he or she tries to cast if that spell has a verbal component.

Somatic (S): To cast a spell with a somatic component, a character must gesture freely with at least one hand. A character can’t cast a spell that has a somatic component while bound, grappled, or with both hands full or occupied. If an arcane spellcaster casts a spell with a somatic component while wearing armor, the armor may bring with it an arcane spell failure chance.

Material (M): A material component is an object or a small amount of some substance that the caster must have on hand. It is expended and disappears when the spell is cast. Preparing these materials is a free action. The purchase DCs for expensive material components are included in the spell descriptions; if no value is given, assume a purchase DC of 2.

Focus (F): A focus is similar to a material component, except that it is not expended when the spell is cast.

Divine Focus (DF): Some divine spells require the caster to provide a divine focus. Unless some other focus is specified in the spell description this is a holy symbol of the character’s.

Sometimes the Components entry of a spell description contains the entry “M/DF”. This indicates a spell that can be cast as either an arcane spell or a divine spell—an arcane caster casting it needs the specified material component, while a divine caster needs to provide a divine focus.

Casting Time

This entry tells how much time is needed to complete the casting of a spell once it is begun.

Casting a spell with a casting time of 1 action is an attack action. The spell takes effect immediately.

Casting a spell with a casting time of 1 full round is a full-round action. A character can take a 5-foot step before, during, or after casting, but you cannot otherwise move. The spell takes effect at the beginning of that character’s turn in the round after he or she began to cast it. The character then acts normally after the casting is completed.

A spell that takes 1 minute to cast comes into effect just before the character’s turn 1 minute later (the character spends each of those 10 rounds casting as a full-round action).

When a character begins a spell that takes 1 full round or longer to cast, he or she must continue the invocations, gestures, and/or concentration from one round to just before his or her turn in the next round (at least). If the character loses concentration after starting the casting and before it is complete, the spell is lost (see the Concentration skill).

A character retains his or her Dexterity bonus to Defense while casting a spell. Attacks of Opportunity: Generally, if a character attempts to cast a spell, he or she provokes attacks of opportunity from threatening enemies. Table: FX Actions in Combat specifies whether a certain activity provokes attacks of opportunity (AoO). If a character takes damage from an attack of opportunity, he or she must make a Concentration check or lose the spell he or she was trying to cast. Casting on the Defensive: A character may attempt to cast a spell while on the defen­sive. This option means casting the spell while paying attention to threats and avoiding blows. In this case, the character are no more vulnerable to attack than he or she would be if the character was just standing there, so casting while on the defensive does not provoke an attack of oppor­­­tunity. It does, how­ever, require a Concentration check (DC 15 + spell level) to pull off. Failure means the spell is lost..

Table: FX Actions in Combat
Attack Actions AoO?
Activate a ring, rod, staff, wand, or wondrous item No
Cast a spell (attack action casting time) Yes
Concentrate to maintain an active spell or power No
Dismiss a spell or power No
Drink a potion Yes
Manifest a power (attack action manifestation time) Yes
Read a scroll Yes
Turn or rebuke undead No
Use spell-like ability Yes
Use supernatural ability No
Use extraordinary ability No
Use touch spell on self No
Move Actions AoO?
Direct or redirect an active spell or power No
Full-Round Actions AoO?
Cast a spell (full-round action casting time) Yes
Manifest a power (full-round action manifestation time) Yes
Use touch spell on up to six friends Yes
Free Actions AoO?
Cease concentration on a spell or power No
Prepare spell components to cast a spell No
Make Spellcraft check on counterspell attempt No

Range

A spell’s range indicates how far from the caster it can reach—the maximum distance from the caster that the spell’s effect can occur, as well as the maximum distance at which the caster can designate the spell’s point of origin. If any portion of the spell’s area would extend beyond the range, that area is wasted.

A spell’s range usually falls into one of the following categories.

Personal: The spell affects only the caster.

Touch: The caster must touch a creature or object to affect it. To use a touch spell, the caster casts the spell and then touches the subject, either in the same round or any time later. In the same round that the character casts the spell, he or she may also touch (or attempt to touch) the target. The caster may take his or her move before casting the spell, after touching the target, or between casting the spell and touching the target. A character can automatically touch one friend or use the spell on his or herself, but to touch an opponent, the character must suc­ceed on an attack.

Touch Attacks: Since the character only needs to touch the enemy, he or she makes a touch attack instead of a regular attack. Touching an opponent with a touch spell is considered to be an armed attack and therefore does not provoke attacks of opportunity when it is discharged on an armed opponent. However, the act of casting a spell does provoke attacks of opportunity.

Touch attacks come in two types: melee touch attacks (for touches made with the character’s hand) and ranged touch attacks (for touches made with projectile and ray effects). The caster can score critical hits with either type of attack. The opponent’s Defense against a touch attack does not include any equipment bonus or natural armor bonus. The opponent’s size modifier and Dexterity modifier both apply normally.

Holding the Charge: The caster does not have to touch the target immediately after casting a touch spell. Instead, he or she can “hold the charge,” waiting to discharge the spell at a later time. If the character touches anything with his or her hand while holding a charge, the spell discharges. Otherwise, the character can make touch attacks round after round, until he or she succeeds (and thus discharge the spell). A character can touch one friend (or his or herself) as an attack action, or up to six friends as a full-round action. If the character casts another spell, the touch spell dissipates.

Close: The spell reaches up to 25 feet away from the caster. The maximum range increases by 5 feet for every two full spellcasting class levels.

Medium: The spell reaches up to 100 feet + 10 feet per class level.

Long: The spell reaches up to 400 feet + 40 feet per class level.

Range Expressed in Feet: Some spells have no standard range category, just a range expressed in a unit of measurement (usually feet).

Target

Some spells have a specific target or targets. A caster uses these spells directly on creatures or objects, as defined by the spell itself. The caster must be able to see or touch the target, and must specifically choose that target. The caster does not have to select his or her target until he or she finishes casting the spell.

If the character casts a targeted spell on the wrong sort of target the spell has no effect.

If the target of a spell is the caster (“Target: You”), the caster does not receive a saving throw, and spell resistance does not apply.

Subject: The descriptive text of spells makes a distinction between “target” and “subject.” The target of a spell is the creature(s) or object(s) it is directed against. A target becomes a subject if it fails a saving throw against the spell and is thus affected by the magic.

Effect

Some spells create or summon things rather than affecting things that are already present. The caster must designate the location where these things are to appear, either by seeing it or defining it. Range determines how far away an effect can appear, but if the effect is mobile it can move regardless of the spell’s range.

Ray: Some effects are rays. The caster aims a ray as if using a ranged weapon, though typically the character makes a ranged touch attack rather than a normal ranged attack. As with a ranged weapon, the character can fire into the dark or at an invisible creature and hope to hit something. A character doesn’t have to see the creature he or she is trying to hit, as with a targeted spell. Intervening creatures and obstacles, however, can block the caster’s line of sight or provide cover for the creature being aimed at.

If a ray has a duration, it’s the duration of the effect that the ray causes, not the length of time the ray itself persists.

Spread: Some effects, notably clouds and fogs, spread out from a point of origin to a distance given in the spell description. The effect can extend around corners and into areas the caster can’t see. Figure distance by actual distance traveled, taking into account turns the spell effect takes. The caster must designate the point of origin, but need not have line of effect (see below) to all portions of the effect.

Area

Some spells affect an area. The caster selects where the spell starts, but otherwise doesn’t control which creatures or objects the spell affects. Sometimes a spell describes a specially defined area, but usually an area falls into one of the following categories.

Burst: As with an effect, the caster selects the spell or power’s point of origin. The spell or power bursts out from this point, affecting whatever it catches in its area.

A burst spell has a radius that indicates how far from the point of origin the spell’s effect extends.

Cone: A cone shoots away from the caster in the direction he or she designates. A cone starts in a square adjacent to the caster and widens out as it goes. A cone’s width at a given distance from you equals that distance. Its far end is as wide as the effect is long.

Creatures: Some spells affect creatures directly (as a spell with a target does), but they affect creatures in an area of some kind rather than individual creatures the caster selects. The area might be a burst, a cone, or some other shape.

Many spells affect “living creatures,” which means all creatures other than constructs and undead.

Cylinder: As with a burst, the caster selects the spell’s point of origin. This point is the center of a horizontal circle, and the spell shoots down from the circle, filling a cylinder.

Emanation: Some spells have an area like a burst except that the effect continues to radiate from the point of origin for the duration of the spell.

Quarter-Circle: Some spells have a quarter-circle-shaped area. Like a cone, the effect starts in a square adjacent to the caster and widens out as it goes.

Spread: Some spells spread out like a burst but can turn corners. The caster selects the point of origin, and the spell spreads out a given distance in all directions. Figure distance by actual distance traveled, taking into account turns the spell effect takes.

Other: A spell or power can have a unique area, as defined in its description.

(S): If an Area or Effect entry ends with “(S)” (standing for “shapeable”), the caster can shape the spell. A shaped effect or area can have no dimension smaller than 10 feet. Line of Effect: A line of effect is a straight, unblocked path that indicates what a spell can affect. A line of effect is canceled by a solid barrier. It’s like line of sight for ranged weapons, except it’s not blocked by fog, darkness, and other factors that limit normal sight.

A caster must have a clear line of effect to any target that he or she uses a spell on, or to any space in which he or she wishes to create an effect. The caster must have a clear line of effect to the point of origin of any spell he or she casts or power he or she manifests. For bursts, cones, cylinders, and emanation spells, the spell only affects areas, creatures, or objects to which it has line of effect from its origin (a burst’s point, a cone’s starting point, a cylinder’s circle, or an emanation spell’s point of origin).

A hole of at least 1 square foot is sufficient to allow a line of effect through an otherwise solid barrier. If any given 5-foot length of barrier contains such an opening, that 5-foot length is not considered a barrier for purposes of a spell’s line of effect (though the rest of the barrier still counts as normal).

Directing or Redirecting Effects: Some spells allow the caster to redirect the effect to new targets or areas after casting the spell. Redirecting a spell requires a move action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity. It also doesn’t require concentration.

Duration

The Duration entry of a spell description tells how long the effect of the spell lasts.

Timed Durations: Many durations are measured in rounds, minutes, hours, or some other increment. When the time is up, the magical energy goes away and the spell ends. If a spell’s duration is variable, the GM rolls it secretly.

Instantaneous: The spell energy comes and goes the instant the spell is cast, though the consequences of the spell might be long-lasting.

Permanent: The effect remains indefinitely, but is sustained by lingering magical energy. If the energy goes away, so does the effect.

Concentration: The spell or power lasts as long as the caster concentrates on it, possibly up to a specified maximum amount of time. Concentrating to maintain a spell is an attack action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity. Anything that could break the character’s concentration when casting a spell can also break his or her concentration while maintaining one, causing the spell to be ruined (see Concentration, below). A character can’t cast a spell while concentrating on another one.

Sometimes a spell lasts for a short time after the character ceases concentrating. In these cases, the spell keeps going for the stated length of time after the character stops concentrating.

Subjects, Effects, and Areas: If a spell affects creatures directly, the result travels with the subjects for the spell’s duration. If the spell creates an effect, the effect lasts for the duration. The effect might move or remain still. Such an effect can be destroyed prior to the end of its duration. If the spell affects an area, the spell stays with that area for the spell’s duration. Creatures become subject to the spell when they enter the area and are no longer subject to it when they leave.

Discharge: A few spells last for a set duration or until triggered or discharged. The spell remains in place until the triggering condition is met (at which point it takes effect) or the maximum duration is reached (at which point it dissipates, with no effect).

(D): If the Duration entry ends with “(D)” (standing for “dismissible”), the caster can dismiss the spell at will. The caster must be within range of the effect of the spell to dismiss it. Dismissing a spell is an attack action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity. A spell that depends on concentration is dismissible by its very nature, and dismissing it does not require an action (since all the caster has to do to end the spell is to stop concentrating).

Saving Throw

Most harmful spells allow an affected creature to make a saving throw to avoid some or all of the effect. The Saving Throw entry in a spell description defines which type of saving throw the spell allows and describes how saving throws against the spell work.

Negates: This term means the spell has no effect on a creature that makes a successful saving throw.

Partial: The spell causes an effect on its subject. A successful saving throw means that some lesser effect occurs.

Half: The spell deals damage, and a successful saving throw halves the damage taken (round down).

None: No saving throw is allowed.

Disbelief: A saving throw is not allowed purely on the basis of encountering the spell. Rather, the creature gets a saving throw only after interacting with or carefully studying the spell. A successful save lets the subject ignore the effect.

(Object): The spell can be cast on objects, which receive saving throws only if they are magical in nature, or if they are attended (held, worn, or grasped) by a creature resisting the spell, in which case the object gets the creature’s saving throw bonus unless its own bonus is greater. (This notation does not mean that a spell can only be cast on objects. Some spells of this sort can be cast on creatures or objects.)

(Harmless): The spell is usually beneficial, not harmful, but a targeted creature can attempt a saving throw if it wishes. Saving Throw Difficulty Class: A saving throw against a spell has a DC of 10 + the level of the spell + the spellcaster’s bonus for the relevant ability (see spellcasting advanced class for details).

Succeeding at a Saving Throw: A creature that successfully saves against a spell without obvious physical effects feels a hostile force or a tingle, but cannot deduce the exact nature of the attack. Likewise, if a creature’s saving throw succeeds against a targeted spell the caster senses that the spell has failed. The caster does not sense when creatures succeed at saving throws against effect and area spells.

Voluntarily Giving up a Saving Throw: A creature can voluntarily forego a saving throw and willingly accept a spell’s result. Even a character with a special resistance to magic can suppress this resistance if he or she wants to.

Items Surviving after a Saving Throw: Unless the descriptive text for the spell specifies otherwise, all items carried and worn are assumed to survive a magical attack.

If an item is not carried or worn and is not magical, it does not get a saving throw. It is simply dealt the appropriate damage.

Spell Resistance

Spell resistance is a special defensive ability that protects against spells.

Each spell description includes an entry that indicates whether spell resistance applies to the spell (if so, Yes; if not, No). In general, whether spell resistance applies depends on what the spell does:

Targeted Spell: If the spell is targeted at a creature, spell resistance applies. If the spell targets multiple specific creatures, spell resistance applies to those individuals that have it.

Area Spell: If the target is within the area of a spell, its spell resistance applies. The spell resistance protects the resistant creature without affecting the spell itself.

Effect Spell: Most effect spells summon or create something and are not subject to spell resistance. Effect spells that affect a creature more or less directly are sometimes subject to spell resistance.

Level Check: If a spell is being resisted by a creature with spell resistance, the caster must make a level check (1d20 + caster level) and get a result at least equal to the creature’s spell resistance for the spell to affect that creature. If the caster fails the check, the spell doesn’t affect the defender. The defender’s spell resistance is like a Defense score against magical attacks.

(Harmless) and (Object): These terms mean the same thing in a spell resistance entry as they do for saving throws. A creature with spell resistance must voluntarily drop the resistance in order to receive the effects of a spell noted as harmless without the level check described above. Doing so is an attack action that does not provoke an attack of opportunity. Once a creature lowers its resistance, it remains down until the creature’s next turn, at the beginning of which it automatically returns. A creature’s spell resistance never interferes with its own spells, powers, items, or abilities. Only spells and spell-like abilities are subject to spell resistance. Extraordinary and supernatural abilities (including enhancement bonuses on magic weapons) are not. A creature can have some abilities that are subject to spell resistance and others that are not.

Spell resistance does not stack with power resistance, and vice versa.

Descriptive Text

A spell’s descriptive text explains how the spell works or what it does and includes necessary information such as the spell’s material component.

The Spell’s Result

Spells and Critical Hits: A spell that requires an attack roll can score a critical hit. A spell attack that requires no attack roll cannot score a critical hit.

Interrupting FX Users

Distracting Spellcasters and Psionic Characters: A character can ready an attack against a character or creature with the trigger “if he or she starts casting a spell or manifesting a power.” If the attack succeeds in damaging the character or otherwise distracting him or her, he or she may lose the FX ability he or she was trying to use (as determined by his or her Concentration check result).

Readying a Counterspell: A character may ready a counterspell against a spellcaster (often with the trigger “if he or she starts casting a spell”). In this case, when the spellcaster starts a spell, the character gets a chance to identify it with a Spellcraft check (DC 15 + spell level). If the character does, and if he or she can cast that same spell (are able to cast it and have it prepared), the character can cast the spell as a counterspell and automatically ruin the other spellcaster’s spell. Counterspelling works even if one spell is divine and the other arcane.

Spell Failure

If a caster ever tries to cast a spell in conditions where the characteristics of the spell (range, area, and so forth) cannot be made to conform, the effort fails and the spell is wasted.

Spells also fail if the caster’s concentration is broken. Arcane spells (but not divine spells) might fail if the character is wearing armor while casting a spell that has a somatic component.

Arcane Spells

Arcane spells involve the direct manipulation of mystic energies. These manipulations require natural talent and long study. Compared to divine spells, arcane spells are more likely to produce dramatic results, such as flight, explosions, or transformations.

Preparing Arcane Spells

The rules for which spells, and how many spells, an arcane spellcaster can cast are given in the class description. The class description also includes information on how the character prepares spells each day.

Arcane Magical Writings

To decipher an arcane magical writing, a character must make a successful Spellcraft check (DC 20 + the spell’s level). If the check fails, the character cannot attempt to read that particular spell until the next day. A read magic spell automatically deciphers a magical writing without a skill check. If the person who created the magical writing is on hand to help the reader, success is also automatic.

Once a character deciphers a particular magical writing, he or she does not need to decipher it again. Deciphering a magical writing allows the reader to identify the spell and gives some idea of its effects (as explained in the spell description). If the magical writing was a scroll and the reader can cast arcane spells, he or she can attempt to use the scroll.

Divine Spells

Unlike arcane spells, divine spells draw power from the strength of the spellcaster’s beliefs. Divine spells tend to be less flashy, destructive, and disruptive than arcane spells. What they do that arcane spells don’t do is heal.

Preparing Divine Spells

The rules for which spells, and how many spells, a divine spellcaster can cast are given in the class description. The class description also includes information on how the character prepares spells each day.

Divine Magical Writings

Divine spells can be written down and deciphered just as arcane spells can (see Arcane Magical Writings, above). Any character with the Spellcraft skill can attempt to decipher the divine magical writing and identify it. However, only characters who are capable of casting the spell in its divine form can cast a divine spell from a scroll. (The character does not have to have the spell prepared; he or she only has to be capable of preparing and casting it in general.)

Casting Spells through Email

Any spell that can be scribed onto a scroll can likewise be saved in electronic format—as email. In order to accomplish this, the caster must have the Scribe Scroll ability and a minimum of 8 ranks in Computer Use.

All the spellcaster needs is a computer with Internet access and the usual components necessary to cast the spell. First she writes the email, which takes one minute per level of the spell. At the end of that time, the spellcaster must cast the spell and succeed at a Computer Use check (DC 15 + spell level). If the check fails, the email is not correctly typed, the spell is ruined, and the spellcaster must begin anew. If the check succeeds, the email carries the spell through cyberspace and delivers it to the mailbox of the target.

A spellcaster casting a spell through email must expend XP as if scribing a scroll.

There are several rules and restrictions pertaining to spells sent through email:

Target: The target of the spell is always the person who first opens the email. Any target with 10 or more ranks in Computer Use, Knowledge (arcane lore or technology), or Spellcraft receives a +5 competence bonus to any saving throws required by the spell.

No Spam: The email may only be sent to a single account. If you put more than one address in the “Recipient” line, the spell is ruined and wasted.

Subject Line: The spell’s name must be typed into the “Subject” line of the email. One can attempt to disguise the name by writing it in an obscure language, an illegible font, or burying it in the middle of a larger phrase.

Duration: All spells begin immediately upon the email being opened. It is not possible for a spellcaster to save the power from an email spell and discharge it later.

Undeliverable: If the email is not opened within 72 hours, it becomes undeliverable. The account that sent the original email will receive an email notification of this. If the target opens the email after 72 hours have elapsed, the body of the message will be blank.

Spell Descriptions

Hit Dice: The term “Hit Dice” is used synonymously with “character levels” for effects that affect a number of Hit Dice of creatures. A creature with only Hit Dice from its species, not from any classes it may have, has a character level equal to its Hit Dice. A creature with class levels is considered to have Hit Dice equal to the total of its Hit Dice and its class levels.

Caster Level: A spell’s power often depends on caster level, which is the caster’s level in the appropriate spellcasting class. Creatures with no classes have a caster level equal to their Hit Dice unless otherwise specified.

Creatures and Characters: “Creatures” and “characters” are used synonymously in the spell descriptions.

List Format: Spells in the following lists are presented in order of spell level (from lowest to highest) and alphabetized within each level group. A brief description of the spell’s effect is provided.

List of Arcane Spells

The following spells may be cast by arcane spellcasters.

0-level Arcane Spells

Arcane Graffiti. Inscribes personal rune or short message on object or surface.

Daze. Subject takes no actions for 1 round.

Detect Magical Aura. Detects spells and magic items within 60 feet.

Haywire. Causes a single device to behave randomly and erratically.

Light. Object shines like a torch.

Mage Hand. 5-pound telekinesis.

Magic ID. Creates a false but visually accurate identification card.

Mending. Repairs small breaks or tears in objects.

Message. Whispered conversation at distance.

Prestidigitation. Perform minor tricks.

Read Magic. Read scrolls, spellbooks, and magical writing.

Resistance. Subject gains +1 on saving throws.

1st-level Arcane Spells

Burning Hands. 1d4 fire damage/ level (max 5d4).

Cause Fear. One creature flees for 1d4 rounds.

Change Self. Changes your appearance.

Clean. Eliminates grime, dirt, and bacterial contaminants from the target, and renders target scentless.

Comprehend Languages. Understands all spoken and written languages.

Dancing Lights. Creates up to four lights or a glowing, vaguely humanoid shape.

Degauss. Erase a single device that contains electronic data.

Feather Fall. Objects or creatures fall slowly.

Hold Portal. Holds door shut.

Instant Identify. Determines all magic properties of a single magic item.

Jump. Subject gets bonus on Jump checks.

Mage Armor. Gives subject +4 Defense bonus.

Magic Missile. 1d4+1 damage; +1 missile/two levels above 1st (max 5).

Magic Weapon. Weapon gains +1 bonus.

Mask Metal. Renders a metal object undetectable to metal detectors.

Obscuring Mist. Creates cloud of vapor that obscures all sight, including darkvision, beyond 5 feet.

Power Device. Powers one inoperative electrical or mechanical device.

Ray of Fatigue. Ray fatigues target.

Shield. Invisible disc gives cover, blocks magic missiles.

Sleep. Put 2d4 HD of creatures into comatose slumber.

Summon Vivilor I. Summons a 1st-level vivilor from Shadow to fight for you.

Trace Purge. Removes physical traces of the subject’s presence or passage.

True Strike. Adds +20 bonus to your next attack roll.

Undetectable Magical Aura. Masks a magic item’s aura from detection.

2nd-level Arcane Spells

Arcane Lock. Magically locks a portal or chest.

Blur. Attacks miss subject 20% of the time.

Burglar’s Buddy. Suppresses mechanic or electronic intrusion alarms and alarm sensors within a 15-foot radius.

Darkvision. See 60 feet in total darkness.

Dataread. You can access and read data stored in any machine-readable data source.

Enhance Ability. Subject gains +5 bonus to one ability score for 1 min./level.

Glitterdust. Blinds creatures, outlines invisible creatures.

Invisibility. Subject is invisible for 10 min./level or until it attacks.

Knock. Opens locked or magically sealed door.

Levitate. Subject moves up and down at your direction.

Locate Object. Senses direction toward object (specific or type).

Machine Invisibility. One creature or object cannot be detected by machines.

Magic Message. Device delivers a message of 25 words or less when specific conditions are met.

Magic Mouth. Speaks once when triggered.

Protection from Arrows/Bullets. Subject immune to most ranged attacks.

Relay Text. You can transmit a message of up to 25 words via electronic device to someone you know.

Resist Energy. Ignores 10 points of damage/round from one energy type.

See Invisibility. Reveals invisible creatures or objects.

Spider Climb. Grants ability to travel on walls and ceilings.

Summon Vivilor II. Summons a 2nd-level vivilor or 1d3 1st-level vivilors to fight for you.

Web. Fills 20-foot-radius spread with sticky spider webs.

3rd-level Arcane Spells

Dispel Magic. Cancels magical spells and effects.

Displacement. Attacks miss subject 50% of the time.

Electromagnetic Pulse. Ruins or scrambles electronic circuitry in a 20-foot-radius burst.

Fireball. 1d6 damage per level, 20-foot radius.

Flaming Projectiles. Projectiles deal +1d6 fire damage.

Gaseous Form. Turns subject into translucent mist or wispy smoke and grants damage reduction 10/+1.

Greater Magic Weapon. +1/three levels (max +5).

Halt Undead. Immobilizes undead for 1 round/level.

Haste. Extra attack action, additional move, and +2 Defense.

Hold Person. Holds one person helpless; 1 round/level.

Improved Arcane Lock. Closes and locks all specifically targeted doors within range.

Invisibility Sphere. Makes everyone within 10 feet invisible.

Keen Edge. Doubles normal weapon’s threat range.

Lightning Bolt. Electricity deals 1d6 damage/level.

Nondetection. Creature or object becomes difficult to detect by divination and detection spells.

Phantom Chopper. Conjures a quasi-real motorcycle that seats one creature.

Secret Pocket. Creates extradimensional space within a pocket on a garment.

Shutdown. Electric devices in area cease to function for the duration of the spell.

Slow. One subject/level may only move or attack; –2 to Defense, –2 on melee attack and damage rolls, –2 on Reflex saves.

Summon Vivilor III. Summons a 3rd-level vivilor, 1d3 2ndlevel vivilors, or 1d4+1 1st-level vivilors to fight for you.

Tongues. Speak any language.

Vampiric Touch. Touch deals 1d6 points of damage per two caster levels; caster gains damage as temporary hit points.

Wall Walk. Subject can move on ceilings and walls at normal speed as well as hold and wield weapons.

Water Breathing. Subjects can breathe underwater.

4th-level Arcane Spells

Animate Dead. Creates undead skeletons and zombies.

Arcane Eye. Invisible floating eye moves 30 feet/round.

Bestow Curse. –6 to an ability; –4 on attacks, saves, and checks; or 50% chance of taking no action.

Clown Car. Creates extradimensional space within enclosed vehicle that holds one passenger per caster level.

Confusion. Makes subject behave oddly for 1 round/level.

Detect Scrying. You are aware of any attempt to scry on you and can sense the presence of scrying devices.

Dimension Door. Teleports you and up to 50 lb./level.

Energy Trap. Opened object deals 1d4 +1/level damage of given energy type.

Fear. Subjects within cone flee for 1 round/level.

Ice Storm. Hail deals 5d6 damage in cylinder 40 feet across.

Magic Bullets. Enchants bullets with the power to knock out or panic targets.

Minor Globe of Invulnerability. Stops 1st- through 3rdlevel spell effects.

Phantasmal Killer. Fearsome illusion kills subject or deals 3d6 points of damage.

Remove Curse. Frees object or person from curse.

Scrying. Spies on subject from a distance.

Shout. Deafens all within cone and deals 2d6 damage.

Stoneskin. Stops blows, cuts, stabs, and slashes.

Summon Vivilor IV. Summons a 4th-level vivilor, 1d3 3rdlevel vivilors, or 1d4+1 2nd-level vivilors to fight for you.

Via Negativa. Crackling energy deals 4d6 points of damage per round to grappled foe; +5 bonus to grapple checks.

Wall of Fire. Deals 2d4 fire damage out to 10 feet and 1d4 out to 20 feet. Passing through wall deals 2d6 +1/level.

Wall of Ice. Ice plane creates wall with 15 hp +1/level, or hemisphere can trap creatures inside.

Wire Walk. Subjects teleport instantly to the location of a telephone you call.

5th-level Arcane Spells

Cloudkill. Kills 3 HD or less; 4–6 HD save or die.

Cone of Cold. 1d6 cold damage/level.

Hold Monster. As hold person, but any creature.

Instant Connectivity. Instantly transport one or more creatures through the Internet using instant-message software.

Passwall. Breaches walls 1 foot thick/level.

Phantom Limousine. Conjures a quasi-real limousine that seats eight Medium creatures.

Phantom Projectiles. Projectiles pass through obstacles and armor and ignore most damage reduction.

Phantom Watchdog. Spectral dog can guard or attack.

Secret Vault. Creates extradimensional space in which to hide a container, which you can retrieve at will.

Seeming. Changes the appearance of one creature per two levels.

Summon Vivilor V. Summons a 5th-level vivilor, 1d3 4thlevel vivilors, or 1d4+1 3rd-level vivilors to fight for you.

Synchronicity. Subject isn’t delayed by the inconveniences of modern life.

Telekinesis. Lifts or moves 25 lb./level at long range.

Wall of Force. Wall is immune to damage.

Wall of Iron. 30 hp/four levels; can topple onto foes.

Wall of Stone. Creates a stone wall that can be shaped.

List of Divine Spells

The following spells may be cast by divine spellcasters.

0-level Divine Spells

Create Water. Creates 2 gallons/level of pure water.

Cure Minor Wounds. Cures 1 point of damage.

Detect Magical Aura. Detects spells, magic items within 60 feet.

Haywire. Causes a single device to behave randomly and erratically.

Inflict Minor Wounds. Touch attack, 1 point of damage.

Light. Object shines like a torch.

Mending. Repairs small breaks or tears in objects.

Read Magic. Read scrolls and magical writing.

Resistance. Subject gains +1 on saving throws.

Virtue. Subject gains 1 temporary hp.

1st-level Divine Spells

Bane. Enemies suffer –1 attack, –1 on saves against fear.

Bless. Allies gain +1 attack and +1 on saves against fear.

Cause Fear. One creature flees for 1d4 rounds.

Clean. Eliminates grime, dirt, and bacterial contaminants from the target, and renders target scentless.

Command. One subject obeys one-word command for 1 round.

Comprehend Languages. Understand all spoken and written languages.

Cure Light Wounds. Cures 1d8 +1/level damage (max +5).

Degauss. Erases a single device that contains electronic data.

Faerie Fire. Pale glow surrounds and outlines creatures and objects in a 5-foot-radius burst.

Inflict Light Wounds. Touch, 1d8 +1/level damage (max +5).

Instant Identify. Determines all magic properties of a single magic item.

Magic Weapon. Weapon gains +1 bonus.

Obscuring Mist. Creates cloud of vapor that obscures all sight, including darkvision, beyond 5 feet.

Remove Fear. +4 on saves against fear for one subject + one additional subject/four levels.

Sanctuary. Opponents can’t attack you, and you can’t attack them.

Shield of Faith. Aura grants +2 or higher deflection bonus.

Summon Vivilor I. Summons a 1st-level vivilor from Shadow to fight for you.

Trace Purge. Removes physical traces of the subject’s presence or passage.

2nd-level Divine Spells

Aid. +1 attack, +1 on saves against fear, 1d8 temporary hit points.

Augury. Learn whether an action will be good or bad.

Cure Moderate Wounds. Cures 2d8 +1/level damage (max +10).

Darkness. Causes an object to radiate darkness out to a 20-foot radius.

Dataread. You can access and read data stored in any machine-readable data source.

Daylight. Object touched sheds light as bright as full daylight in a 60-foot radius.

Delay Poison. Stops poison from harming subject for 1 hour/level.

Enhance Ability. Subject gains +5 bonus to one ability score for 1 min./level.

Hold Person. Holds one person helpless; 1 round/level.

Inflict Moderate Wounds. Touch attack, 2d8 +1/level damage (max +10).

Lesser Restoration. Dispels magic ability penalty or repairs 1d4 ability damage.

Remove Paralysis. Frees one or more creatures from paralysis, hold, or slow.

Resist Energy. Ignores 10 points of damage/round from one energy type.

Shatter. Sonic vibration damages objects or crystalline creatures.

Shield Other. You take half of the subject’s damage. Subject gains +1 deflection bonus to Defense and +1 resistance bonus to saves.

Silence. Negates sound in 15-foot radius.

Speak with Animals. You can comprehend and communicate with animals.

Spider Climb. Grants ability to travel on walls and ceilings.

Summon Vivilor II. Summons a 2nd-level vivilor or 1d3 1st-level vivilors to fight for you.

Zone of Truth. Subjects within range cannot lie.

3rd-level Divine Spells

Animate Dead. Creates undead skeletons and zombies.

Bestow Curse. –6 to an ability; –4 on attacks, saves, and checks; or 50% chance of losing each action.

Cure Serious Wounds. Cures 3d8 +1/level damage (max +10).

Dispel Magic. Cancels magical spells and effects.

Glyph of Warding. Inscription harms those who pass it.

Inflict Serious Wounds. Touch attack, 3d8 +1/level damage (max +10).

Locate Object. Senses direction toward object (specific or type).

Magic Circle. 10-foot-radius area grants +2 bonus to Defense and saves, counters mind control, and hedges out summoned and conjured creatures of specified allegiance.

Prayer. Allies gain +1 on most rolls, and enemies suffer –1.

Recharge. Removes debilitating conditions and grants a +4 bonus on Fortitude saves against poison for 1 minute.

Remove Curse. Frees object or person from curse.

Remove Disease. Cures all diseases affecting subject.

Searing Light. Ray deals 1d8/two levels, more against undead.

Secret Pocket. Creates extradimensional space within a pocket on a garment.

Shadowmoth Plague. Summons a cloud of shadowmoths that fills a 5-foot-high, 10-foot-radius spread.

Shutdown. Electric devices in area cease to function for the duration of the spell.

Status. Monitors condition and position of one ally per 3 caster levels.

Summon Vivilor III. Summons a 3rd-level vivilor, 1d3 2ndlevel vivilors, or 1d4+1 1st-level vivilors to fight for you.

Vampiric Touch. Touch deals 1d6 points of damage per two caster levels; caster gains damage as temporary hit points.

Water Breathing. Subjects can breathe underwater.

4th-level Divine Spells

Crawling Carpet. Summons a 10-foot-radius carpet of monstrous centipedes, scarab beetles, or spiders.

Cure Critical Wounds. Cures 4d8 +1/level damage (max +10).

Discern Lies. Reveals deliberate falsehoods.

Divination. Provides useful (if cryptic) advice to a single question.

Faith’s Fury. Damages and blinds creatures with a specific allegiance.

Freedom of Movement. Subject moves normally despite impediments.

Greater Magic Weapon. +1 bonus/three levels (max +5).

Inflict Critical Wounds. Touch attack, 4d8 +1/level damage (max +10).

Magic Bullets. Enchants bullets with the power to cure light wounds or inflict light wounds.

Neutralize Poison. Detoxifies venom in or on subject.

Restoration. Restores level and ability score drains.

Spell Immunity. Subject is immune to one spell per four levels.

Summon Vivilor IV. Summons a 4th-level vivilor, 1d3 3rdlevel vivilors, or 1d4+1 2nd-level vivilors to fight for you.

Tongues. Speak any language.

Via Negativa. Crackling energy deals 4d6 points of damage per round to grappled foe; +5 bonus to grapple checks.

Wall Walk. Subject can move on ceilings and walls at normal speed as well as hold and wield weapons.

5th-level Divine Spells

Break Enchantment. Frees subjects from enchantments, alterations, curses, and petrification.

Flaming Wrath. Smites foes with fire (1d6/level).

Greater Command. As command, but affects one subject/level.

Insect Plague. Insect horde limits vision, inflicts damage, and weak creatures flee.

Mass Cure Light Wounds. Cures 1d8 +1/level damage for many creatures.

Mass Inflict Light Wounds. Deals 1d8 +1/level damage to many creatures.

Rage of Bees. Summons 1d3 swarms of sentient killer bees to fight for you.

Raise Dead. Restores life to subject who died up to 1 day/level ago.

Scrying. Spies on subject from a distance.

Spell Resistance. Subject gains spell resistance 12 + your caster level.

Summon Vivilor V. Summons a 5th-level vivilor, 1d3 4thlevel vivilors, or 1d4+1 3rd-level vivilors to fight for you.

Synchronicity. Subject isn’t delayed by the inconveniences of modern life.

True Seeing. See all things as they really are.

Wall of Stone. Creates a stone wall that can be shaped.

Spell Descriptions

The spells herein are presented in alphabetical order.

Aid

Enchantment [Mind-Affecting]

Level: Acolyte 2; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Living creature touched; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

Aid grants the target a +1 morale bonus on attack rolls and saves against fear effects, plus a number of temporary hit points equal to 1d8 +1 per caster level (maximum 1d8+10 temporary hit points).

Animate Dead

Necromancy [Evil]

Level: Acolyte 3, Mage 4; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Targets: One or more corpses touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

This spell turns the bones or bodies of dead creatures into undead skeletons or zombies that follow the caster’s spoken commands. The skeletons or zombies can follow the caster, or can remain in an area and attack any creature (or just a specific type of creature) entering the place. The undead remain animated until they are destroyed. (A destroyed skeleton or zombie can’t be animated again.)

Regardless of the type of undead, a caster can’t create more HD of undead than twice his or her caster level with a single casting of animate dead.

The undead created remain under caster’s control indefinitely. No matter how many times the caster uses this spell, however, he or she can control only 4 HD worth of undead creatures per caster level. If the caster exceeds this number, all the newly created creatures fall under his or her control, and any excess undead from previous castings become uncontrolled (the caster chooses which creatures are released). Any undead the character commands (if the character has the ability to command or rebuke undead) do not count toward the limit.

Skeletons: A skeleton can be created only from a mostly intact corpse or skeleton; the corpse must have bones. If a skeleton is made from a corpse, the flesh falls off the bones. The statistics for a skeleton depend on its size; they do not depend on what abilities the creature may have had while alive.

Zombies: A zombie can be created only from a mostly intact corpse; the creature must have a true anatomy. The statistics for a zombie depend on its size, not on what abilities the creature may have had while alive.

Material Component: Purchase DC 15 + 1 per 2 HD of the undead.

Arcane Eye

Divination

Level: Mage 4; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: 10 minutes; Range: Unlimited; Effect: Magical sensor; Duration: 1 minute/level (D); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

The caster creates an invisible magical sensor that sends him or her visual information. The caster can create the arcane eye at any point he or she can see, but it can then travel outside the caster’s line of sight without hindrance. The arcane eye travels 30 feet per round (300 feet per minute) if viewing an area ahead primarily looking at the floor or 10 feet per round (100 feet per minute) if examining the ceiling and walls as well as the floor ahead. The arcane eye sees exactly as the caster would see if he or she were there. The arcane eye can travel in any direction as long as the spell lasts. Solid barriers prevent the passage of an arcane eye, although it can pass through a space no smaller than 1 inch in diameter.

The caster must concentrate to use the eye. If the caster does not concentrate, the eye is inert until the caster again concentrates.

Arcane Graffiti

Conjuration (Creation)

Level: Arcane 0; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: 0 ft.; Effect: One personal rune or short message; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

This spell allows you to inscribe your personal rune or a short message, which can be no larger than 2 feet tall and consist of no more than six words, on a nonliving creature or object. The writing can be visible or invisible. An arcane graffiti spell enables you to etch the words upon any substance (even stone or metal) without harming the material upon which the mark is placed. If invisible graffiti is made, the casting of any spell or use of any spell-like ability within 30 feet causes the words to become visible for 5 rounds.

The mark cannot be dispelled, but it can be removed by the caster or with a clean spell.

Arcane Lock

Abjuration

Level: Mage 2; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: One door, cabinet, chest, or portal touched, up to 30 sq. ft./level in size; Duration: Permanent; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

An arcane lock spell cast upon a door, cabinet, chest, or portal magically locks it. The caster can freely pass his or her own lock without affecting it; otherwise, a door or object secured with arcane lock can be opened only by breaking in or by a successful dispel magic or knock spell. Add +10 to the normal DC to break open a door or portal affected by this spell. Note that a knock spell does not remove an arcane lock. It only suppresses it for 10 minutes.

Material Component: Purchase DC 15.

Augury

Divination

Level: Acolyte 2; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Personal; Target: You; Duration: Instantaneous

An augury can tell the caster whether a particular action will bring good or bad results for him or her in the immediate future.

The base chance for receiving a meaningful reply is 70% + 1% per caster level; the GM makes the roll secretly. The GM may determine that the question is so straightforward that a successful result is automatic, or so vague as to have no chance of success. If the augury succeeds, the caster gets one of four results:

“Weal” (if the action will probably bring good results).

“Woe” (for bad results).

“Weal and woe” (for both).

“Nothing” (for actions that don’t have especially good or bad results).

If the spell fails, the caster gets the “nothing” result. A divine caster who gets the “nothing” result has no way to tell whether it was the consequence of a failed or successful augury.

The augury can see into the future only about half an hour, so anything that might happen after that does not affect the augury. All augury spells cast by the same person about the same topic use the same result as the first augury.

Bane

Enchantment [Mind-Affecting]

Level: Acolyte 1; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: 50 ft.; Area: All enemies within 50 ft.; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

The caster’s enemies suffer a –1 penalty on their attack rolls and a –1 penalty on saving throws against fear effects.

Bane counters and dispels bless.

Bestow Curse

Necromancy

Level: Acolyte 3, Mage 4; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Permanent; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

The caster places a curse on the creature touched. The caster chooses one of the three following effects, depending on the version selected:

–6 penalty to an ability score (minimum score of 1).

–4 penalty on attack rolls, saving throws, ability checks, and skill checks.

Each turn, the target has a 50% chance to act normally; otherwise, he or she takes no action.

A character may also invent his or her own curse, but it should be no more powerful than those described above, and the GM has final say on the curse’s effect.

The curse cannot be dispelled, but it can be removed with a break enchantment or remove curse spell.

Bestow curse counters remove curse.

Bless

Enchantment [Mind-Affecting]

Level: Acolyte 1; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: 50 ft.; Area: All allies within 50 ft.; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The caster’s allies gain a morale bonus of +1 on their attack rolls and a morale bonus of +1 on saving throws against fear effects.

Bless counters and dispels bane.

Blur

Illusion

Level: Mage 2; Components: V; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 1 minute/level (D); Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The subject’s outline appears blurred, shifting and wavering. This distortion grants the subject one-half concealment (20% miss chance).

A see invisibility spell does not counteract the blur effect, but a true seeing spell does. Opponents who cannot see the subject ignore the spell’s effect.

Break Enchantment

Abjuration

Level: Acolyte 5; Components: V, S; Casting Time: 1 minute; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target or Targets: Up to one creature per level, all within 30 ft. of each other; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: See text; Spell Resistance: No

This spell frees creatures from enchantments, transmutations, curses, and petrification (as well as other magical transformations). Break enchantment can reverse even an instantaneous effect. For each such effect, the caster makes a check of 1d20 + caster level (maximum +10) against a DC of 11 + caster level of the effect. Success means that the creature is free of the spell, curse, or effect. For cursed magic items, the DC is 25.

If the effect comes from some permanent magic item break enchantment does not remove the curse from the item but merely frees the victim from the item’s effects, leaving the item cursed.

Burglar’s Buddy

Illusion

Level: Arcane 2; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level); Area: 15-ft.-radius emanation centered on a creature, object, or point in space; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: None and Will negates (object); Spell Resistance: Yes and no (object)

This spell suppresses all mechanical or electronic intrusion alarms and alarm sensors in the affected area. Burglar alarms or other intrusion alarms within the affected area simply fail to function; sensors for intrusion alarm systems (such as motion detectors, IR detectors, pressure sensors, electric eyes, and so forth) also fail to function, sending no signal to monitoring stations. Video surveillance devices continue to send whatever image they were photographing the moment when the spell was cast.

Material Component: A camera lens cover.

Burning Hands

Transmutation [Fire]

Level: Mage 1; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: 10 ft.; Area: Semicircular burst of flames 10 ft. long, centered on your hands; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Reflex half; Spell Resistance: Yes

A thin sheet of flame shoots from the caster’s outspread fingertips. The caster must hold his or her hands with the thumbs touching and fingers spread. The sheet of flame is about as thick as the caster’s thumbs. Any creature in the area of the flames takes 1d4 points of fire damage per caster level (maximum 5d4). Flammable materials such as cloth, paper, parchment, and thin wood burn if the flames touch them. A character can extinguish burning items as a full-round action.

Cause Fear

Necromancy [Fear, Mind-Affecting]

Level: Acolyte 1, Mage 1; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target: One living creature; Duration: 1d4 rounds; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

The affected creature suffers a –2 morale penalty on attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, and saving throws. It flees from the caster as well as it can. If unable to flee, the creature may fight. Creatures with 6 or more Hit Dice are immune. Cause fear counters remove fear.

Note: Mind-affecting spells do not affect nonintelligent creatures, and fear spells do not affect undead.

Change Self

Illusion

Level: Mage 1; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Personal; Target: You; Duration: 10 minutes/level (D)

The caster can make him or herself—including clothing, armor, weapons, and equipment—look different. The caster can seem 1 foot shorter or taller, thin, fat, or in between. The caster cannot change body type. Otherwise, the changes can be as minor or as major as the caster desires.

The spell does not provide the abilities or mannerisms of the chosen form. It does not alter the perceived tactile (touch) or audible (sound) properties of the caster or his or her equipment.

If a character uses this spell to create a disguise, he or she gets a +10 bonus on the Disguise check.

Note: Creatures get a Will save to recognize the illusion if they interact with it.

Clean

Transmutation

Level: Arcane 1, Divine 1; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Full-round action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target: One creature, object of up to 1,000 lb./level, or room of up to 100 square feet/level; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Fortitude negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The clean spell completely eliminates grime, dirt, and bacterial contaminants from the target. Smooth surfaces gain a faint shine, as if they had been polished.

If cast on a room or object, the clean spell destroys dirt, dust, and anything else that would ordinarily be wiped away with a thorough mundane cleaning. The room or object retains no fingerprints, and even the smallest hairs, skin cells, and garment fibers are cleaned away—rendering most evidence collection impossible, for example.

If cast on a creature, the clean spell disinfects wounds (doubling the natural healing rate for that day) and renders the creature scentless for 1 minute. This means that creatures with the scent extraordinary ability won’t be able to detect the subject by scent alone.

Material Component: Bar of soap.

Cloudkill

Conjuration (Creation)

Level: Mage 5; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Effect: Cloud spreads 30 ft. wide and 20 ft. high; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: See text; Spell Resistance: Yes

A bank of yellowish green poisonous fog billows out from the point the character designates. The fog obscures all sight, including darkvision, beyond 5 feet. A creature within 5 feet has one-half concealment (attacks suffer a 20% miss chance). Creatures farther away have total concealment (50% miss chance, and the attacker can’t use sight to locate the target). The fog’s vapors kill any living creature with 3 or fewer HD (no save) and cause creatures with 4 to 6 HD to make Fortitude saving throws or die. Living creatures above 6 HD, and creatures of 4 to 6 HD who make their saving throws, take 1d10 points of poison damage each round while in the cloud. Holding one’s breath doesn’t help.

The cloudkill moves away from the character at 10 feet per round, rolling along the surface of the ground. (Figure out the cloud’s new spread each round based on its new point of origin, 10 feet farther away from the point of origin where the character cast the spell.) Because the vapors are heavier than air, they sink to the lowest level of the land, even pouring down openings. It cannot penetrate liquids, nor can it be cast underwater.

A moderate wind (11+ mph) disperses the fog in 4 rounds; a strong wind (21+ mph) disperses the fog in 1 round.

Clown Car

Conjuration (Summoning)

Level: Arcane 4; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: 1 minute; Range: 0 ft.; Effect: Extradimensional space within an enclosed vehicle capable of holding one creature per caster level; Duration: 1 hour/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

You create a temporary extradimensional space within an enclosed passenger compartment of a vehicle. The spell cannot be cast on vehicles without enclosed passenger compartments, such as motorcycles. The extradimensional space allows the vehicle to hold a number of additional passengers equal to the caster’s level. A passenger may be up to Large size and can bring up to a medium load into the extradimensional space; creatures with more than a medium load cannot enter the extradimensional space.

Creatures that enter the extradimensional space cannot interact with anything outside of the vehicle, nor can creatures outside the vehicle perceive or interact with the occupants and contents of the extradimensional space (or even see the extradimensional space itself). Creatures within the extradimensional space effectively occupy the same 5-footsquare and are incapable of making attacks while so contained.

Exiting the extradimensional space requires the passengers to physically exit the vehicle as well. If the vehicle is destroyed or the extradimensional space is successfully dispelled, the extradimensional space collapses. Any creatures or objects within the extradimensional space are ejected before the space implodes. Ejected creatures fall prone in squares adjacent to the vehicle.

Focus: A klaxon, which must be honked when the spell is cast.

Command

Enchantment [Language-Dependent, Mind-Affecting]

Level: Acolyte 1; Components: V; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target: One living creature; Duration: 1 round; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

The caster gives the subject a single command, which he or she obeys to the best of his or her ability at his or her earliest opportunity. The caster may select from the following options.

Approach: On the subject’s turn, the subject moves toward the caster as quickly and directly as possible for 1 round. The subject may do nothing but move during his or her turn, and he or she incurs attacks of opportunity for this movement as normal.

Drop: On the subject’s turn, he or she drops whatever he or she is holding. The subject can’t pick up any dropped item until his or her next turn.

Fall: The subject immediately falls to the ground and remains prone for 1 round. He or she may act normally while prone, but takes any appropriate penalties.

Flee: On the subject’s turn, he or she moves away from the caster as quickly as possible for 1 round. The subject may do nothing but move during his or her turn.

Halt: The subject stands in place for 1 round. The subject may not take any actions, but may defend him or herself normally.

If the subject can’t carry out the caster’s command on his or her next turn, the spell automatically fails.

Comprehend Languages

Divination

Level: Acolyte 1, Mage 1; Components: V, S, M/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Personal; Target: You; Duration: 10 minutes/level

The caster can understand words spoken or written in a language he or she does not know (including the unique languages of some creatures). In either case, the caster must touch the speaker or the writing. Note that the ability to read does not necessarily impart insight into the material, merely its literal meaning. The spell enables the caster to understand or read an unknown language, not speak or write it.

Written material can be read at the rate of one page (250 words) per minute. Magical writing cannot be read, other than to know it is magical. This spell can be foiled by certain warding magic. It does not decipher codes or reveal messages concealed in otherwise normal text.

Cone of Cold

Evocation [Cold]

Level: Mage 5; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Area: Cone; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Reflex half; Spell Resistance: Yes

Cone of cold creates an area of extreme cold, originating at the caster’s hand and extending outward in a cone. It drains heat, causing 1d6 points of cold damage per caster level (maximum 10d6).

Confusion

Enchantment [Mind-Affecting]

Level: Mage 4; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Targets: All creatures in a 15-ft. radius; Duration: 1 round/level; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

Creatures affected by this spell behave randomly, as indicated on the following table.

d10 Roll Behavior
1 Wander away for 1 minute (unless prevented)
2–6 Do nothing for 1 round
7–9 Attack nearest creature for 1 round
10 Act normally for 1 round

Except on a result of 1, roll again each round on the creature’s turn to see what the subject does in that round. Wandering creatures leave the scene as if disinterested. Attackers are not at any special advantage when attacking them. Any confused creature who is attacked automatically attacks its attackers on its next turn.

Crawling Carpet

Conjuration (Summoning)

Level: Divine 4; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Fullround action; Range: Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level); Effect: Carpet of monstrous spiders, scarab beetles, or centipedes filling a 10-ft.-radius spread; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

You summon a number of monstrous insect swarms, each of which attacks any creature occupying its square. Each square of the spell’s effect contains a swarm of monstrous spiders, monstrous scarab beetles, or monstrous centipedes, to a maximum of 12 swarms, assuming that the spell’s effect isn’t blocked by obstacles. The swarms are stationary after being summoned, and won’t pursue creatures that flee. Use the monstrous spider swarm statistics for monstrous scarab beetle swarms and monstrous centipede swarms as well.

Create Water

Conjuration (Creation)

Level: Acolyte 0; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Effect: Up to 2 gallons of water/level; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

This spell generates wholesome, drinkable water, just like clean rainwater. Water can be created in an area as small as will actually contain the liquid, or in an area three times as large.

Note: This spell cannot create water within a creature. Water weighs about 8 pounds per gallon. One cubic foot of water contains rough­ly 8 gallons and weighs about 60 pounds.

Cure Critical Wounds

Conjuration (Healing)

Level: Acolyte 4; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will half (harmless) (see text); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The caster lays his or her hand upon a living creature and channels positive energy that cures 4d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (up to +10).

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell deals damage to them instead of curing their wounds. An undead creature can attempt a Will save to take half damage.

Cure Light Wounds

Conjuration (Healing)

Level: Acolyte 1; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will half (harmless) (see text); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The caster lays his or her hand upon a living creature and channels positive energy that cures 1d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (up to +5).

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell deals damage to them instead of curing their wounds. An undead creature can attempt a Will save to take half damage.

Cure Minor Wounds

Conjuration (Healing)

Level: Acolyte 0; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will half (harmless) (see text); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The caster lays his or her hand upon a living creature and channels positive energy that cures 1 point of damage..

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell deals damage to them instead of curing their wounds. An undead creature can attempt a Will save to take half damage.

Cure Moderate Wounds

Conjuration (Healing)

Level: Acolyte 2; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will half (harmless) (see text); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The caster lays his or her hand upon a living creature and channels positive energy that cures 2d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (up to +10).

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell deals damage to them instead of curing their wounds. An undead creature can attempt a Will save to take half damage.

Cure Serious Wounds

Conjuration (Healing)

Level: Acolyte 3; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will half (harmless) (see text); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The caster lays his or her hand upon a living creature and channels positive energy that cures 3d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (up to +10).

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell deals damage to them instead of curing their wounds. An undead creature can attempt a Will save to take half damage.

Dancing Lights

Evocation [Light]

Level: Arcane 0; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Effect: Up to four lights, all within a 10-ft.-radius area; Duration: 1 minute (D); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

You create up to four lights that resemble lanterns or flashlights (and cast that amount of light), or up to four glowing spheres of light, or one faintly glowing, vaguely humanoid shape. The dancing lights must stay within a 10-foot-radius area in relation to each other but otherwise move as you desire (no concentration required): forward or back, up or down, straight or turning corners, and so forth. The lights can move up to 100 feet per round. A light winks out if the distance between you and the nearest light exceeds the spell’s range.

Darkness

Evocation [Darkness]

Level: Divine 2; Components: V, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Object touched; Duration: 10 minutes/level (D); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

This spell causes an object to radiate darkness out to a 20- foot radius. Not even creatures who can normally see in the dark (such as with darkvision) can see in an area shrouded in magical darkness. Normal lights (flashlights, candles, lanterns, and so forth) do not illuminate the darkened area, nor do light spells of lower level (such as light and dancing lights). Darkness and the 2nd-level spell daylight cancel each other, leaving whatever light conditions normally prevail in the overlapping areas of the spells.

If the spell is cast on a small object that is then placed inside or under a lightproof covering, the spell’s effects are blocked until the covering is removed.

Darkness counters or dispels any light spell of equal or lower level.

Darkvision

Transmutation

Level: Mage 2; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 1 hour/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The subject gains the ability to see 60 feet even in total darkness. Darkvision is black and white only but otherwise like normal sight. Darkvision does not grant the ability to see in magical darkness.

Dataread

Divination

Level: Arcane 2, Divine 2; Components: V, S, F/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Effect: Read machinereadable data; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

You run your finger over any machine-readable data source (a barcode, a computer disk, a CD, magnetic tape, or any similar record) to understand the content of the data. You experience the data as it would normally be experienced through an appropriate machine. For example, if reading a music CD, you hear the music in your head. If reading a word processor file, you visualize and read an image of the page. If reading a barcode, you see the serial number, pricing information, or other barcoded data.

The amount of time required to experience the data is the same as that required to read it by conventional means. You can normally read 2 pages of documents in 1 minute. This spell does not decode encrypted data. Without the encryption code, an encrypted document or file appears as a seemingly random string of characters. If you know the encryption code, however, you can read encrypted data normally with this spell.

Daylight

Evocation [Light]

Level: Divine 2; Components: V, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Object touched; Duration: 10 minutes/level (D); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

The object touched sheds light as bright as full daylight in a 60-foot radius. Creatures who suffer penalties in bright light suffer them while exposed to this magical light. Despite its name, this spell isn’t equivalent to daylight insofar as it does not damage or destroy creatures normally harmed by daylight (such as vampires). If the spell is cast on a small object that is then placed inside or under a lightproof covering, the spell’s effects are blocked until the covering is removed.

Daylight brought into an area of magical darkness (or vice versa) is temporarily negated, so that the otherwise prevailing light conditions exist in the overlapping areas of effect.

Daylight counters or dispels any darkness spell of equal or lower level, such as darkness.

Daze

Enchantment [Mind-Affecting]

Level: Mage 0; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target: One person; Duration: 1 round; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

This enchantment clouds the mind of a humanoid of Medium-size or smaller so that he takes no actions. Humanoids of 5 or more HD are not affected. The dazed subject is not stunned (so attackers get no special advantage against him or her), but the subject can’t move, cast spells, use mental abilities, or perform any other actions requiring awareness or concentration.

Degauss

Transmutation

Level: Arcane 1, Divine 1; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Effect: Stored data is erased; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

By touching a single device that contains electronic files, such as a computer, external hard drive, CD-ROM, or magnetic disk, you erase all files on that device. The device is rendered empty of data.

Delay Poison

Conjuration (Healing)

Level: Acolyte 2; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 1 hour/level; Saving Throw: Fortitude negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The subject becomes temporarily immune to poison. Any poison in the subject’s system, or any poison the subject is exposed to during the spell’s duration, does not affect the subject until the spell has expired. Delay poison does not cure any damage that a poison may have already dealt.

Detect Magical Aura

Universal

Level: Acolyte 0, Mage 0; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: 60 ft.; Area: Quarter-circle emanating from you to the extreme of the range; Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute/level (D); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

The caster can detect magical auras. The amount of information revealed depends on how long the caster studies a particular area or subject.

1st Round: Presence or absence of magical auras.

2nd Round: Number of different magical auras and the strength of the strongest aura.

3rd Round: The strength and location of each aura.

Magical areas, multiple types of magic, or strong local magical emanations may confuse or conceal weaker auras.

Aura Strength: An aura’s magical power and strength depend on a spell’s functioning spell level or an item’s caster level.

Functioning Spell Level Item Caster Level Aura Power
0-level or lingering aura Lingering aura Dim
1st–2nd 1st–3rd Faint
3rd 4th–5th Moderate
4th 6th–7th Strong
5th 8th–10th Overwhelming

If an aura falls into more than one category, detect magical aura indicates the stronger of the two.

Length Aura Lingers: How long a magical aura lingers after the source has vacated the location depends on the aura’s original strength.

Original Strength Duration
Faint 1d6 minutes
Moderate 1d6 x 10 minutes
Strong 1d6 hours
Overwhelming 1d6 days

Each round, the caster can turn to detect things in a new area. The spell can penetrate barriers, but 1 foot of stone, 1 inch of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 3 feet of wood or dirt blocks it.

Detect Scrying

Divination

Level: Arcane 4; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: 120 ft.; Area: 120-ft.-radius emanation centered on you; Duration: 24 hours; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

You immediately become aware of any attempt to observe you by means of scrying (including the scrying spell). The spell’s effect radiates from you moves as you move. The spell also reveals the use of crystal balls or other magic scrying devices. You know the location of every magical sensor within the spell’s area.

If the scrying attempt originates within the area, you also know its location. If the attempt originates outside this range, you and the scrier immediately make opposed caster level checks. If you match or beat the scrier’s result, you get a visual image of the scrier and a sense of the scrier’s direction and distance from you (accurate to within one-tenth the distance).

Material Components: A small shard of mirror and a miniature trumpet.

Dimension Door

Conjuration (Teleporting)

Level: Mage 4; Components: V; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level); Target: You and touched objects or other touched willing creatures weighing up to 50 lb./level; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: None and Will negates (object); Spell Resistance: No and Yes (object)

The caster instantly transfers him or herself from his or her current location to any other spot within range. The caster always arrives at exactly the spot desired—whether by simply visualizing the area or by stating direction. After using this spell, the caster can’t take any other actions until his or her next turn.

If the caster arrives in a place that is already occupied by a solid body, he or she is transported to a random open space on a suitable surface within 100 feet of the intended location. If there is no free space within 100 feet, the caster appears in a free space within 1,000 feet. If there’s no free space within 1,000 feet, the spell fails and the caster remains where he or she is.

Discern Lies

Divination

Level: Acolyte 4; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Targets: One creature/level, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart; Duration: Concentration, up to 1 round/level; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: No

Each round, the caster concentrates on one subject, who must be in range. The caster knows if the subject deliberately and knowingly speaks a lie. The spell does not reveal the truth, uncover unintentional inaccuracies, or necessarily reveal evasions. Each round, the caster may concentrate on a different subject.

Dispel Magic

Abjuration

Level: Acolyte 3, Mage 3; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Target or Area: One spellcaster, creature, or object; or 30-ft.-radius burst; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

A caster can use dispel magic to end ongoing spells that have been cast on a creature or object, to temporarily suppress the magical abilities of a magic item, to end ongoing spells (or at least their effects) within an area. A dispelled spell ends as if its duration had expired. Dispel magic can dispel (but not counter) the ongoing effects of supernatural abilities as well as spells. Dispel magic affects spell-like effects just as it affects spells.

Note: The effects of spells with instantaneous duration can’t be dispelled, because the magical effect is already over before the dispel magic can take effect.

The caster chooses to use dispel magic in one of two ways: a targeted dispel or an area dispel:

Targeted Dispel: One object, creature, or spell is the target of the spell. The caster makes a dispel check against the spell or against each ongoing spell currently in effect on the object or creature. A dispel check is 1d20 +1 per caster level (maximum +10) against a DC of 11 + the spell’s caster level.

If the spellcaster targets an object or creature that is the effect of an ongoing spell, he or she makes a dispel check to end the spell.

If the object that is targeted is a magic item, the caster makes a dispel check against the item’s caster level. If the caster succeeds, all the item’s magical properties are suppressed for 1d4 rounds, after which the item recovers on its own. A suppressed item becomes nonmagical for the duration of the effect. The item’s physical properties are unchanged:

A caster automatically succeeds on his or her dispel check against any spell that he or she cast.

Area Dispel: The spell affects everything within a 30-foot radius.

For each creature that is the target of one or more spells, the caster makes a dispel check against the spell with the highest caster level. If that fails, the caster makes dispel checks against progressively weaker spells until he or she dispels one spell (which discharges the dispel so far as that target is concerned) or fails all the checks. The creature’s magic items are not affected.

For each object that is the target of one or more spells, the caster make dispel checks as with creatures. Magic items are not affected by area dispels.

For each ongoing area or effect spell centered within the dispel magic’s area, the caster makes a dispel check to dispel the spell.

For each ongoing spell whose area overlaps that of the dispel, the caster makes a dispel check to end the effect, but only within the area of the dispel magic.

A caster may choose to automatically succeed on dispel checks against any spell that he or she has cast.

Displacement

Illusion

Level: Mage 3; Components: V, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 1 round/level (D); Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The subject appears to be about 2 feet away from his or her true location. The subject benefits from a 50% miss chance as if he or she had total concealment. However, unlike actual total concealment, displacement does not prevent enemies from targeting the subject normally. True seeing reveals the subject’s true location.

Material Component: Purchase DC 9.

Divination

Divination

Level: Acolyte 4; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: 10 minutes; Range: Personal; Target: You; Duration: Instantaneous

Similar to augury but more powerful, a divination spell can provide you with a useful piece of advice in reply to a question concerning a specific goal, event, or activity that is to occur within one week. The advice can be as simple as a short phrase, or it might take the form of a cryptic rhyme or omen. In all cases, the GM controls what information the caster receives. Note that if the caster doesn’t act on the information, the conditions may change so that the information no longer proves useful. The base chance for a correct divination is 70% + 1% per caster level. The GM adjusts the chance if unusual circumstances require it (if, for example, unusual precautions against divination spells have been taken). If the dice roll fails, the caster knows the spell failed unless specific magic yielding false information is at work. As with augury, multiple divinations about the same topic by the same caster use the same dice result as the first divination and yield the same answer each time.

Material Components: Incense and a sacrificial offering appropriate to the caster’s religion (purchase DC 13).

Electromagnetic Pulse

Evocation [Electricity]

Level: Arcane 3; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Short (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Area: 20-ft. burst; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will negates (object); Spell Resistance: Yes (object)

When you cast electromagnetic pulse, you send a powerful burst of energy that ruins electronic circuitry within the spell’s area. Any computer, telephone, television, or other device with a computer processor inside ceases to function immediately, and the contents of hard drives and other storage media are scrambled.

The electromagnetic pulse affects only devices with extensive circuitry, not everything that uses electricity. Ordinarily the lights stay on, although their electronic switches might not function. Automobiles continue to run, although their engines will run more roughly without electronic guidance. Most cars manufactured after the 1980s won’t start after an electromagnetic pulse because they have electronic ignition systems.

Devices affected by an electromagnetic pulse can be fixed according to the following table.

Repair Task (Example) Relevant Skill Purchase DC Repair DC Time
Simple processors (cars, elevator controls) Repair 7 15 10 min.
Complex processors (computers, home theaters) Repair 10 20 1 hr.
Data recovery (scrambled hard drive) Computer Use 4 25 2 hr.

You can jury-rig repairs more quickly and cheaply, but the repairs may not last. See the description of the Repair skill for details.

Some military gear is immune to energy effects such as electromagnetic pulse thanks to a process called tempest hardening. Tempest hardening adds +1 to the purchase DC of an item and makes it Restricted (+2).

Energy Trap

Abjuration

Level: Mage 4; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: 10 minutes; Range: Touch; Target: Object touched; Duration: Permanent until discharged (D); Saving Throw: Reflex half (see text); Spell Resistance: Yes

Energy trap creates an explosion of one energy type (acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic/concussion) when an intruder opens the item that the trap wards. The energy trap can ward any closeable item. When casting energy trap, the caster selects the energy type and a point on the item as the spell’s center. When someone other than the caster opens the item, the resulting explosion fills the area within a 5-foot radius around the spell’s center. The energy blast deals 1d4 points of damage (of the given energy type) +1 point per caster level. The item protected by the trap is not harmed by this explosion.

The warded item cannot have a second closure or warding spell placed on it.

An unsuccessful dispel magic spell does not detonate the spell.

Underwater, the acid and fire versions of this spell deal half damage.

The caster can use the trapped object without discharging it, as can any individual to whom the spell was specifically attuned when cast. “Attuning” to an individual usually involves denoting a password that the caster can share with friends.

A successful Search check (DC 29) finds an energy trap, and a successful Disable Device check (DC 29) safely removes it.

Material Components: Purchase DC 10.

Enhance Ability

Transmutation

Level: Acolyte 2, Mage 2; Components: V, S, M/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The spell grants a temporary +5 enhancement bonus to one ability score (Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma) chosen by the caster at the time of casting.

A temporary increase to Intelligence or Wisdom does not allow arcane or divine casters to gain extra spells, but the save DCs for their spells increase. A temporary increase in Intelligence doesn’t grant extra skill points.

Faerie Fire

Evocation [Light]

Level: Divine 1; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level); Area: Creatures and objects within a 5-ft.-radius burst; Duration: 1 minute/level (D); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: Yes

A pale glow surrounds and outlines the subjects. Outlined subjects shed light as candles. Outlined creatures do not benefit from the concealment normally caused by darkness (but not magical darkness), blur, displacement, invisibility, or similar effects.

The light is too dim to have any special effect on undead or darkdwelling creatures. The faerie fire can be blue, green, or violet, according to your word at the time of casting. The faerie fire does not cause any harm to the objects or creatures thus outlined.

Faith’s Fury

Evocation

Level: Acolyte 4; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Area: 20-ft.-radius burst; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Fortitude partial (see text); Spell Resistance: Yes

The caster draws upon holy (or unholy) power to smite enemies with one of the following allegiances, as chosen by the caster: chaos, evil, good, or law. The spell deals 1d8 points of damage per two caster levels (maximum 5d8) to creatures with the designated allegiance and blinds them for 1 round. A successful Fortitude saving throw reduces damage to half and negates the blinding effect.

The spell does not affect creatures that do not have the chosen allegiance.

An outsider with the designated allegiance instead suffers 1d6 points of damage per caster level (maximum 10d6).

In addition to the obvious effects, a blinded creature suffers a 50% miss chance in combat (all opponents have total concealment), loses any Dexterity bonus to Defense, grants a +2 bonus on opponents’ attack rolls (they are effectively invisible), moves at half speed, and takes a –4 penalty on Search checks and most Strength- and Dexterity-based skill checks.

Fear

Necromancy [Fear, Mind-Affecting]

Level: Mage 4; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Area: Cone; Duration: 1 round/level; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

An invisible cone of terror causes living creatures to become panicked. They suffer a –2 morale penalty on saving throws, and they flee from the caster. A panicked creature has a 50% chance to drop what it’s holding, chooses its path randomly (as long as it is getting away from immediate danger), and flees any other dangers that confront it. If cornered, a panicked creature cowers. A cowering creature loses its Dexterity bonus, can take no actions, and takes a –2 penalty to its Defense.

Feather Fall

Transmutation

Level: Mage 1; Components: V; Casting Time: See text; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Targets: Any free-falling objects or creatures in a 10-ft. radius whose weight does not total more than 300 lb./level; Duration: Until landing or 1 round/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless) or Will negates (object); Spell Resistance: Yes (object)

The creatures or objects affected fall slowly. The rate of falling is instantly changed to a mere 60 feet per round, with no damage incurred upon landing while the spell is in effect. However, when the spell duration ceases, a normal rate of fall resumes.

The character can cast this spell with an instant utterance, quickly enough to save him or herself if he or she unexpectedly falls. Casting the spell is a free action.

This spell has no effect on ranged weapons unless they are falling quite a distance. If the spell is cast on a falling item the item does half normal damage based on weight with no bonus for the height of the drop.

The spell works only upon free-falling objects. It does not affect melee weapon attacks or charging or flying creatures.

Fireball

Evocation [Fire]

Level: Mage 3; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level); Area: 20-ft.-radius spread; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Reflex half; Spell Resistance: Yes

A fireball spell detonates with a low roar and deals 1d6 points of fire damage per caster level (maximum 10d6) to all creatures within the area. Unattended objects also take this damage. The explosion creates no concussive force.

The caster points his or her finger and determines the range (distance and height) at which the fireball is to burst. A glowing, pea-sized bead streaks from the caster and, unless it impacts upon a material body or solid barrier prior to attaining the prescribed range, bursts into the fireball at that point (an early impact results in an early detonation). If the caster attempts to send the bead through a narrow passage the caster must “hit” the opening with a successful ranged touch attack or else the bead strikes the barrier and detonates prematurely.

The fireball sets fire to combustibles and damages objects in the area. It can melt metals with a low melting point. If the damage caused to an interposing barrier shatters or breaks through it, the fireball may continue beyond the barrier if the area permits; otherwise it stops at the barrier just as any other spell effect does.

Flaming Projectiles

Transmutation [Fire]

Level: Mage 3; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target: 50 projectiles, all of which must be in contact with each other at the time of casting; Duration: 10 minutes/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

The caster turns ammunition (such as arrows, bolts, bullets, and shuriken) into fiery projectiles. Each projectile deals an extra 1d6 points of fire damage to any target it hits. The flaming projectiles can easily ignite flammable materials or structures, but won’t ignite creatures struck.

Flaming Wrath

Evocation [Fire]

Level: Acolyte 5; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Area: Cylinder (10-ft. radius, 40 ft. high); Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Reflex half; Spell Resistance: Yes

This spell produces a vertical column of divine fire roaring downward. The spell deals 1d6 points of fire damage per caster level (maximum 10d6).

Freedom of Movement

Abjuration

Level: Acolyte 4; Components: V, S, M, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Personal or touch; Target: You or creature touched; Duration: 10 minutes/_level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

This spell enables the caster or the creature touched to move and attack normally for the duration of the spell, even under the influence of magic that usually impedes movement.

The spell also allows a character to move and attack normally while underwater, even with slashing and bludgeoning weapons, provided that the weapon is wielded in the hand rather than hurled. The freedom of movement spell does not, however, allow water breathing.

Gaseous Form

Transmutation

Level: Arcane 3; Components: S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Willing corporeal creature touched; Duration: 1 minute/level (D); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

The subject and all her gear become insubstantial, misty (or smoky), and translucent. The subject gains damage reduction 10/+1. Her material armor (including natural armor) becomes worthless, though her size, Dexterity, deflection bonuses, and Defense bonuses from force armor (for example, from the mage armor spell) still apply. She becomes immune to poison and critical hits. She can’t attack or cast spells with verbal, somatic, material, or focus components while in gaseous form. The subject loses supernatural abilities while in gaseous form. If she has a touch spell ready to use, it is discharged harmlessly when the spell takes effect.

The gaseous subject can’t run but she can fly (speed 10 feet, perfect maneuverability). She can pass through small holes or narrow openings, even mere cracks, with all she was wearing or holding in her hands, as long as the spell persists. She is subject to wind. She can’t enter water or other liquid.

Material Component: A bit of gauze or pinch of ash.

Glitterdust

Conjuration (Creation)

Level: Mage 2; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Area: Creatures and objects within 10-ft. spread; Duration: 1 round/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (blinding only); Spell Resistance: Yes

A cloud of particles covers everyone and everything in the area, blinding creatures and visibly outlining invisible things for the duration of the spell. All within the area are covered by the dust, which cannot be removed and continues to sparkle until it fades.

In addition to the obvious effects, a blinded creature suffers a 50% miss chance in combat (all opponents have full concealment), loses any Dexterity bonus to Defense, grants a +2 bonus on opponents’ attack rolls (they are effectively invisible), moves at half speed, and suffers a –4 penalty on Search checks and most Strength- and Dexterity-based skill checks.

Glyph of Warding

Abjuration

Level: Acolyte 3; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: 10 minutes; Range: Touch; Target or Area: Object touched or up to 5 sq. ft./level; Duration: Permanent until discharged (D); Saving Throw: See text; Spell Resistance: Yes (object)

This inscription harms those who enter, pass, or open the warded area or object.

The caster sets the conditions of the ward. Typically, any creature entering the warded area or opening the warded object without speaking a pass phrase (which the caster sets when casting the spell) is subject to the magic it stores. Alternatively or in addition to a pass phrase trigger, glyphs of warding can be set according to physical characteristics or creature type, or species. Glyphs can also be set with respect to allegiance. They cannot be set according to class, Hit Dice, or level. Glyphs respond to invisible creatures normally. Multiple glyphs cannot be cast on the same area. However, they can ward separate compartments of the same object.

The glyph can be placed to conform to any shape up to the limitations of the spell’s total square footage. When the spell is completed, the glyph becomes nearly invisible.

Glyphs cannot be affected or bypassed by such means as physical or magical probing, though they can be dispelled. Nonmagical disguises cannot fool a glyph of warding.

Read magic allows a character to identify a glyph of warding with a successful Spellcraft check (DC 13). Identifying the glyph does not discharge it and allows the character to know the basic nature of the glyph (version, type of damage caused, what spell is stored).

Detecting the glyph requires a successful Search check (DC 28), and safely removing it requires a successful Disable Device check (DC 28).

Depending on the version selected, a glyph either blasts the intruder or activates a spell.

Blast Glyph: A blast deals 1d8 points of damage per two caster levels to the intruder and to all within 5 feet of the intruder (maximum 5d8). This damage is acid, cold, fire, electricity, or sonic/concussion (caster’s choice, made at time of casting). Those affected can make Reflex saves to take half damage.

Spell Glyph: The caster can store any harmful spell of up to 3rd level that he or she knows. All level-dependent features of the spell are based on the caster’s level at the time of casting. If the spell has targets, it targets the intruder. If the spell normally affects an area, the area or effect is centered on the intruder. All saving throws operate as normal, except that the DC is based on the level of the glyph.

Material Component: Purchase DC 15.

Greater Command

Enchantment [Language-Dependent, Mind-Affecting]

Level: Acolyte 5; Components: V; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Targets: One creature/level, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart; Duration: 1 round/level; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

The caster gives the subjects a single command, which they obey to the best of their ability at their earliest opportunity. The caster may select from the following options.

Approach: On the subjects’ turn, the subjects move toward the caster as quickly and directly as possible for the duration. The subjects may do nothing but move during their turn, and they incur attacks of opportunity for this movement as normal.

Drop: On the subjects’ turn, they drop whatever they are holding.

Fall: The subject immediately falls to the ground and remains prone for the duration. They may act normally while prone, but take any appropriate penalties.

Flee: On the subjects’ turn, they move away from the caster as quickly as possible for the duration. The subjects may do nothing but move during their turn.

Halt: The subjects stand in place for the duration. The subjects may not take any actions, but may defend themselves normally.

If a subject can’t carry out the caster’s command on his or her next turn, the spell automatically fails for that subject.

At the start of each commanded creature’s action after the first, it gets another Will save to attempt to break free from the spell.

Greater Magic Weapon

Transmutation

Level: Acolyte 4, Mage 3; Components: V, S, M/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target: One weapon or 50 projectiles (all of which must be in contact with each other at the time of casting); Duration: 1 hour/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless, object)

This spell gives a weapon an enhancement bonus to attack and damage of +1. This bonus increases to +2 at 8th caster level. An enhancement bonus does not stack with a mastercraft weapon’s bonus to attack.

Alternatively, the caster can affect up to fifty arrows, bolts, or individual bullets, or a single magazine of up to 50 rounds. The projectiles must be of the same type, and they have to be together. Projectiles (but not thrown weapons) lose their transmutation after use.

A caster can’t cast this spell on a natural weapon such as an unarmed strike

Halt Undead

Necromancy

Level: Mage 3; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Targets: Up to three undead, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart; Duration: 1 round/level; Saving Throw: See text; Spell Resistance: Yes

This spell renders up to three undead creatures immobile. Nonintelligent undead get no saving throw; intelligent undead do. If the spell is successful, it renders the undead immobile for the duration of the spell. The effect is broken if the halted creatures are attacked or take ­damage.

Haste

Transmutation

Level: Mage 3; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target: One creature; Duration: 1 round/level; Saving Throw: Fortitude negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The transmuted creature moves and acts more quickly than normal. This extra speed has several effects.

When making a full attack action, the subject may make one extra attack with any weapon he or she is holding. The attack is made using the character’s full base attack bonus, plus any modifiers appropriate to the situation. (This benefit does not actually grant an extra action, so a character can’t use it to cast a second spell or otherwise take an extra action in the round.)

The subject gains a +2 dodge bonus to Defense. Any condition that makes the subject lose his or her Dexterity bonus to Defense (if any) also makes the subject lose dodge bonuses.

All of the subject’s modes of movement (including normal movement, burrow, climb, fly, and swim) increase by 30 feet (to a maximum of double the subject’s normal speed).


Haste dispels and counters slow.

Haywire

Transmutation

Level: Arcane 0, Divine 0; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target: One object of up to 100 lb./level; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (object); Spell Resistance: Yes (object)

The haywire spell causes a single device to behave randomly and erratically, defying any attempts to bring it under control. Cash registers display random prices and open their money drawers repeatedly. Escalators surge forward, then reverse themselves. Automatic teller machines flash random patrons’ account balances on the screen as they spew forth receipts (not money, though).

It’s impossible to describe the exact effects of haywire on every modern device. In general, a machine subject to haywire functions as if someone were pressing random buttons or otherwise manipulating it randomly.

Turning off a device subject to a haywire spell doesn’t work, because the spell disables the “off” switch. Cutting off the power supply (by unplugging it, for example) disables the device 1d4 rounds later, ending the spell.

Material Component: A small magnet.

Hold Monster

Enchantment [Mind-Affecting]

Level: Mage 5; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Target: One living creature; Duration: 1 round/level (D); Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

The subject freezes in place, standing helpless. The subject is aware and breathes normally but cannot take any physical actions, even speech. The subject can, however, execute purely mental actions (including using psionic powers).

A winged creature who is held cannot flap its wings and falls. A swimmer can’t swim and may drown.

Hold Person

Enchantment [Mind-Affecting]

Level: Acolyte 2, Mage 3; Components: V, S, F/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Target: One Medium-size or smaller humanoid; Duration: 1 round/level (D); Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

The subject freezes in place, standing helpless. The subject is aware and breathes normally but cannot take any physical actions, even speech. The subject can, however, execute purely mental actions (including using psionic powers).

A winged creature who is held cannot flap its wings and falls. A swimmer can’t swim and may drown.

Hold Portal

Abjuration

Level: Mage 1; Component: V; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Target: One portal, up to 20 sq. ft./level; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

This spell magically bars a door, gate, window, or shutter of wood, metal, or stone. The magic holds the portal fast, just as if it were securely closed and normally locked. A knock spell or a successful dispel magic spell can negate the hold portal. For a portal affected by this spell, add 5 to the normal DC for forcing the portal.

Ice Storm

Evocation [Cold]

Level: Mage 4; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level); Area: Cylinder (20-ft. radius, 40 ft. high); Duration: 1 round; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: Yes

Hail falls for one full round, dealing 3d6 points of bludgeoning damage and 2d6 points of cold damage to creatures in their path. Listen checks made within the ice storm’s effect take a –4 penalty, and all ground movement within its area is at half speed. At the end of the duration, the hail disappears, leaving no aftereffects (other than the damage inflicted).

Improved Arcane Lock

Abjuration

Level: Arcane 3; Range: Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level); Target: One door, cabinet, chest, or portal/level, up to 30 sq. ft./ level each; Duration: 1 hour/level

As arcane lock, except as described above. Additionally, improved arcane lock closes all targeted doors or containers if they’re open when the spell is cast, then locks them. Unlike most spells, the caster need not have an unblocked line of effect to each door targeted by the spell, but the caster must know the location of each door. Mages and Techno Mages often use improved arcane lock to simultaneously close and lock every door in a building, either to trap something inside or lock something out.

Inflict Critical Wounds

Necromancy

Level: Acolyte 4; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will half; Spell Resistance: Yes

The caster lays his or her hand upon a creature and channels negative energy that deals 4d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +10).

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell cures them of a like amount of damage rather than harming them.

Inflict Light Wounds

Necromancy

Level: Acolyte 1; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will half; Spell Resistance: Yes

The caster lays his or her hand upon a creature and channels negative energy that deals 1d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +5).

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell cures them of a like amount of damage rather than harming them.

Inflict Minor Wounds

Necromancy

Level: Acolyte 0; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

The caster lays his or her hand upon a creature and channels negative energy that deals 1 point of damage.

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell cures them of a like amount of damage rather than harming them.

Inflict Moderate Wounds

Necromancy

Level: Acolyte 2; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will half; Spell Resistance: Yes

The caster lays his or her hand upon a creature and channels negative energy that deals 2d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +10).

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell cures them of a like amount of damage rather than harming them.

Inflict Serious Wounds

Necromancy

Level: Acolyte 3; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will half; Spell Resistance: Yes

The caster lays his or her hand upon a creature and channels negative energy that deals 3d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +10).

Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell cures them of a like amount of damage rather than harming them.

Insect Plague

Conjuration (Summoning) [see text]

Level: Acolyte 5; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Full-round action; Range: Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level); Effect: Cloud of insects 180 ft. in diameter; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: See text; Spell Resistance: No

A horde of insects swarm in a thick cloud when this spell is cast. The insects limit vision to 10 feet, and spellcasting within the cloud is impossible. Creatures inside the insect plague, regardless of Defense, sustain 1 point of damage at the end of each round they remain within, due to the bites and stings of the insects. Invisibility is no protection. All creatures with 2 or fewer HD are driven from the cloud at their fastest possible speed in a random direction and flee until they are at least 100 feet away from the insects. Creatures with 3 to 5 HD flee as well, though a Will save negates this effect. (This urge to flee is an extra­ordinary fear effect.)

Heavy smoke drives off insects within its bounds. Fire also drives insects away. The insects return as soon as the fire is extinguished. A single torch is ineffective against this vast horde of insects. Lightning, cold, and ice are likewise ineffective, while a strong wind (21+ mph) that covers the entire plague area disperses the insects and ends the spell.

Instant Connectivity

Conjuration (Teleporting)

Level: Arcane 5; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch (see text); Target: Creature touched, or up to eight willing creatures joining hands; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

Instant connectivity can only be cast through a computer network (see the Casting Spells through Email sidebar). With the aid of instant messaging software, you physically transport the subject or subjects from one place to another. If several willing persons link hands in a circle, up to eight creatures can be affected by the spell at the same time.

At least one of the creatures affected must be touching a computer with an Internet connection and active instant messaging (IM) software. The targets must be sent to a specific IM address that is currently active online. Instant connectivity causes the targets to appear in the room from which that IM address is being accessed, automatically gaining surprise on anyone else in that room.

Focus: A computer hard drive (purchase DC 23 or higher).

Instant Identify

Divination

Level: Arcane 1, Divine 1; Components: V, S, M/DF; Casting Time: Full-round action; Range: Touch; Target: One touched object; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

The spell determines all magic properties of a single magic item, including how to activate those functions (if appropriate) and how many charges (if any) are left.

Arcane Material Component: A pearl (purchase DC 12).

Invisibility

Illusion

Level: Mage 2; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Personal or touch; Target: You or a creature or object weighing no more than 100 lb./level; Duration: 1 minute/level (D); Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless) or Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless) or Yes (harmless, object)

The creature or object touched vanishes from sight, even from darkvision. If the recipient is a creature carrying gear, the gear vanishes, too. If the caster casts the spell on someone else, neither the caster nor his or her allies can see the subject, unless they can normally see invisible things or employ magic to do so.

Items dropped or put down by an invisible creature become visible; items picked up disappear if tucked into the clothing worn by the creature. Light, however, never becomes invisible, although a source of light can become so. Any part of an item that the subject carries but that extends more than 10 feet from it becomes visible.

The subject is not magically silenced, and certain other conditions can render the recipient detectable. The spell ends if the subject attacks any creature. For purposes of this spell, an “attack” includes any spell targeting a foe or whose area or effect includes a foe. (Exactly who is a foe depends on the invisible character’s perceptions.) Actions directed at unattended objects do not break the spell. Causing harm indirectly is not an attack. If the subject attacks directly, however, it immediately becomes visible along with all its gear. Note that spells that specifically affect allies but not foes are not attacks for this purpose, even when they include foes in their area.

An invisible creature gains a +40 bonus on Hide checks if immobile, or a +20 bonus on Hide checks if moving. Pinpointing the location of an invisible character who isn’t attempting to hide requires a Spot check against DC 40 if immobile or DC 20 if moving.

Invisibility Sphere

Illusion

Level: Mage 3; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Personal or touch; Area: 10-ft.-radius sphere around the creature or object touched; Duration: 1 minute/level (D); Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless) or Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless) or Yes (harmless, object)

All creatures within 10 feet of the recipient, including the recipient, vanish from sight, even from darkvision. The center of the effect is mobile with the recipient. If the creatures are carrying gear, the gear vanishes, too. Those affected by this spell cannot see each other but can see themselves. Any affected creature moving out of the area becomes visible, but creatures moving into the area after the spell is cast do not become invisible. Items dropped or put down by an invisible creature become visible; items picked up disappear if tucked into the clothing worn by the creature. Light, however, never becomes invisible, although a source of light can become so. Any part of an item that the subject carries but that extends more than 10 feet beyond the range of the spell becomes visible.

The subjects are not magically silenced, and certain other conditions can render a recipient detectable. Affected creatures (other than the recipient) who attack negate the invisibility only for themselves. If the spell recipient attacks, the invisibility sphere ends. For purposes of this spell, an “attack” includes any spell targeting a foe or whose area or effect includes a foe. (Exactly who is a foe depends on the invisible character’s perceptions.) Actions directed at unattended objects do not break the spell. Causing harm indirectly is not an attack. If a subject attacks directly, however, it immediately becomes visible along with all its gear. Note that spells that specifically affect allies but not foes are not attacks for this purpose, even when they include foes in their area.

An invisible creature gains a +40 bonus on Hide checks if immobile, or a +20 bonus on Hide checks if moving. Pinpointing the location of an invisible character who isn’t attempting to hide requires a Spot check against DC 40 if immobile or DC 20 if moving.

Jump

Transmutation

Level: Mage 1; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 1 minute/level (D); Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes

The subject gets an enhancement bonus on Jump checks. The enhancement bonus is +10 at 1st level, +20 at 3rd level, and +30 at 5th level (the maximum).

Keen Edge

Transmutation

Level: Mage 3; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Targets: One weapon or 50 projectiles, all of which must be in contact with each other at the time of casting; Duration: 10 minutes/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless, object)

This transmutation doubles the threat range of the weapon. A threat range of 20 becomes 19–20. A threat range of 19–20 becomes 17–20. A threat range of 18–20 becomes 15–20. The spell can be cast only on piercing or slashing weapons (and it does not stack with itself). If cast on arrows or crossbow bolts, the keen edge on a particular projectile ends after one use, whether or not the missile strikes its intended target.

This spell cannot be cast on a natural weapon, such as an unarmed strike.

Knock

Transmutation

Level: Mage 2; Components: V; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Target: One door, box, or chest with an area of up to 10 sq. ft./level; Duration: Instantaneous (see text); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

The knock spell opens stuck, barred, locked, or magically held or sealed doors. It opens secret doors, as well as locked or trick-opening boxes or chests. It also loosens welds, shackles, or chains (provided they serve to hold closures shut). In all other cases, the door does not relock itself or become stuck again on its own. Knock does not raise barred gates or similar impediments, nor does it affect ropes, vines, and the like. Note that the effect is limited by the area. Each spell can undo up to two means of preventing egress.

Lesser Restoration

Conjuration (Healing)

Level: Acolyte 2; Components: V, S; Casting Time: 3 rounds; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

Lesser restoration dispels any magical effects reducing one of the subject’s ability scores or cures 1d4 points of temporary ability damage to one of the subject’s ability scores. It does not restore permanent ability drain.

Levitate

Transmutation

Level: Mage 2; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Personal or close (25 ft.+ 5 ft./2 levels); Target: You or one willing creature or one object (total weight up to 100 lb./level); Duration: 1 round/level (D); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

A creature must be willing to be levitated, and an object must be unattended or possessed by a willing creature. The caster can mentally direct the subject to move up or down as much as 20 feet each round; doing so is a move-equivalent action. The caster cannot move the recipient horizontally, but the subject could push or pull his or her way provided there is a surface to grasp (generally at half its base speed).

A levitating creature that attacks with a melee or ranged weapon finds itself increasingly unstable; the first attack is made with a –1 penalty, the second –2, and so on, up to a maximum penalty of –5. A full round spent stabilizing allows the creature to begin again at –1.

Light

Evocation [Light]

Level: Acolyte 0, Mage 0; Components: V, M/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Object touched; Duration: 10 minutes/level (D); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

This spell causes an object to glow, shedding light in a 20-foot radius from the point the caster touches. The effect is immobile, but it can be cast on a movable object. Light taken into an area of magical darkness does not function.

Lightning Bolt

Evocation [Electricity]

Level: Mage 3; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level) or 50 ft. + 5 ft./level; Area: 5 ft. wide to medium range (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); or 10 ft. wide to 50 ft. + 5 ft./level; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Reflex half; Spell Resistance: Yes

The caster releases a bolt of electrical energy that deals 1d6 points of damage per caster level (maximum 10d6) to each creature within its area. The bolt begins at the caster. The lightning bolt sets fire to combustibles and damages objects in its path. It can melt metals with a low melting point. If the damage caused to an interposing barrier shatters or breaks through it, the bolt may continue beyond the ­barrier if the spell’s range permits; otherwise, it stops at the barrier just as any other spell effect does.

Locate Object

Divination

Level: Acolyte 3; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level); Area: Circle, centered on you, with a radius of 400 ft. + 40 ft./level; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

The caster senses the direction of a well-known or clearly visualized object. The caster can search for general items, in which case the caster locates the nearest one of its type if more than one is within range. Attempting to find a specific item requires a specific and accurate mental image; if the image is not close enough to the actual object, the spell fails. The caster cannot specify a unique object unless he or she has observed that particular item firsthand (not through divination).

The spell is blocked by even a thin sheet of lead. Creatures cannot be found by this spell.

Machine Invisibility

Illusion

Level: Arcane 2; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Personal or touch; Target: One creature or object weighing no more than 100 lb./level; Duration: 1 minute/level (D); Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless) or Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless) or Yes (harmless, object)

The creature or object touched cannot be detected by video cameras, electronic sensors, or other high-tech detection machines. The creature is also invisible to mechanical constructs such as gear golems, digital homunculi, and mechanical homunculi. If the recipient is a creature carrying gear, the gear is likewise undetectable. The subject is missing from still photos taken while the spell is in effect, closed-circuit television monitors don’t display the subject, and other machines are likewise fooled. The creature or object touched can stand on a scale and doesn’t appear to weigh anything. Infrared and heat sensors detect only the ambient heat levels. X-ray machines don’t reveal the presence of an object with machine invisibility. Microphones don’t pick up sounds that the subject makes directly, although they will pick up sounds that subject makes by interacting with the environment. A hidden microphone wouldn’t hear the subject’s voice but would record the sound of that creature throwing a brick through a window. Items dropped or put down by an affected creature become visible to machine detectors; items picked up disappear if tucked into clothing or a bag carried by the creature. Light never becomes invisible, although a source of light can become so (thus, the effect in a photograph or video image is that of a light with no visible source). Any part of an item that the subject carries but that extends more than 10 feet from it becomes visible, such as a trailing rope.

The spell ends if the subject attacks any creature. For purposes of this spell, an “attack” includes any spell targeting a foe or whose area or effect includes a foe. (Exactly who is a foe depends on the invisible character’s perceptions.) Actions directed at unattended objects do not break the spell. Causing harm indirectly is not an attack. If the subject attacks directly, however, the subject and its gear immediately becomes visible to machines.

While machine invisibility is useful for many tasks requiring stealth, it sometimes makes the subject’s life more difficult. A stoplight sensor under an intersection might not pick up a motorcycle with machine invisibility. Automatic sliding doors at the supermarket won’t open for the subject of machine invisibility. Talking on the telephone or radio is impossible.

Focus: A glass lens, which the caster fogs by breathing on it.

Mage Armor

Conjuration (Creation) [Force]

Level: Mage 1; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 1 hour/level (D); Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

An invisible but tangible field of force surrounds the subject of mage armor, providing a +4 equipment bonus to Defense. Unlike mundane armor, mage armor carries no armor penalty, maximum Dexterity bonus, arcane spell failure chance, or speed reduction.

Mage Hand

Transmutation

Level: Mage 0; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target: Nonmagical, unattended object weighing up to 5 lb.; Duration: Concentration; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

The caster can lift an object and move it at will from a distance. As a move action, the caster can move the object up to 15 feet in any direction, though the spell ends if the distance between the caster and the object ever exceeds the spell’s range.

Magic Missile

Evocation [Force]

Level: Mage 1; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Targets: Up to five creatures, no two of which can be more than 15 ft. apart; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: Yes

A missile of magical energy shoots from the caster and unerringly strikes its target, dealing 1d4+1 points of damage.

The missile strikes unerringly, even if the target is in melee or has anything less than total cover or concealment. Specific parts of a creature can’t be singled out. In­an­imate objects are not damaged by the spell.

For every two levels of experience past 1st, the caster gains an additional missile. He or she has two at 3rd level, three at 5th level, four at 7th level, and the maximum of five missiles at 9th level. If the caster shoots multiple missiles, they can be targeted at a single creature or several creatures. A single missile can strike only one creature. The caster must designate targets before rolling for spell resistance or roll damage.

Magic Bullets

Transmutation

Level: Arcane 4, Divine 4; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: 50 bullets, all of which must be in contact with each other at the time of casting; Duration: 1 hour/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless, object)

You enhance up to 50 individual bullets of the same caliber or a single magazine of up to 50 rounds with the power of a 1stlevel spell you already know. The bullets must be fired from a gun for the subsidiary magical effects to take hold. The related spells you must know to create magic bullets of a particular type are listed below.

Each time you cast the spell, all the bullets receive the same enchantment, but afterward it is possible to mix magic bullets with different effects in the same magazine. Be sure to note the order in which the bullets are loaded to correctly track the effect of each shot. Unless otherwise noted, magic bullets deal normal damage before they impart their magical effect. This spell can be used to create one type of bullet (as noted in the chart below), or others at the GM’s discretion.

Magic Bullet Type Other Spell Known Effect
Curing bullet (divine) Cure light wounds Bullet deals no damage and instead cures 1d8+5 points of damage.
Inflicting bullet (divine) Inflict light wounds Creature damaged by pain bullet must succeed at a Will save (DC 14) or take an additional 1d8+5 points of damage.
Knock-out bullet (arcane) Sleep Creature damaged by knock-out bullet must succeed at a Will save (DC 14) or fall into a comatose slumber. Creatures with 5 or more Hit Dice are immne to this effect.
Panic bullet (arcane) Cause fear Creature damaged by terror bullet must succeed at a Will save (DC 14) or be panicked (–2 morale penalty on attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, and saves) for 1d4 rounds.

Magic Circle

Abjuration

Level: Divine 3; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time:

Attack action; Range: Touch; Area: 10-ft.-radius emanation from touched creature; Duration: 10 minutes/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: No (see text)

This spell wards an area from attacks by creatures of a specific allegiance (chosen when the spell is cast), from mental control, and from summoned or conjured creatures. It creates a magical barrier around the subject at a distance of 10 feet. The barrier moves with the subject and has three major effects:

First, everyone inside the magic circle gains a +2 deflection bonus to Defense and a +2 resistance bonus on saves. Both these bonuses apply only against attacks made by creatures with the specified allegiance.

Second, the barrier blocks any attempt to possess creatures within the magic circle (as by a possession incantation). The barrier keeps out a possessing life force but does not expel one if it is in place before the spell is cast.

Third, the magic circle thwarts any attempt to exert mental control over creatures within its area. If a dominated creature enters the magic circle, mental control is lost for the duration of the magic circle spell or until the creature leaves the protected area.

Fourth, the spell prevents bodily contact by summoned or conjured creatures of the specified allegiance. This causes the natural weapon attacks of such creatures to fail and the creatures to recoil if such attacks require touching a creature inside the magic circle. The protection against contact by summoned or conjured creatures ends if anyone inside the magic circle makes an attack against a blocked creature or the subject tries to force the barrier against the blocked creature.

Spell resistance can allow a creature to overcome this protection and reach and step inside the magic circle.

Magic ID

Illusion

Level: Arcane 0; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Effect: Illusory identification card; Duration: See description; Saving Throw: Will disbelief (if interacted with); Spell Resistance: No

With this glamer, you make a small card or slip of paper appear to be a valid identification card of your choosing. The card bears your name, likeness, and all other data expected by anyone examining such a card. However, it is only visually accurate and does not contain any valid machine-readable data or electronic coding. You cannot use this spell to make an electronic passkey. The illusion lasts only as long as you touch the card, to a maximum of 5 rounds.

Focus: A small card or slip of paper.

Magic Mouth

Illusion

Level: Mage 2; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target: One creature or object; Duration: Permanent until discharged; Saving Throw: Will negates (object); Spell Resistance: Yes (object)

This spell imbues the target with an enchanted mouth that suddenly appears and speaks its message the next time a specified event occurs. The message, which must be twenty-five or fewer words long, can be in any language known by the caster and can be delivered over a period of 10 minutes. The mouth cannot speak verbal components, use command words, or activate magical effects.

The spell functions when specific conditions are fulfilled according to the caster’s command as set in the spell. Commands can be as general or as detailed as desired, although only visual and audible triggers can be used. Triggers react to what appears to be the case. Disguises and illusions can fool them. Normal darkness does not defeat a visual trigger, but magical darkness or invisibility does. Silent movement or magical silence defeats an audible trigger. Audible triggers can be keyed to general types of noises or to a specific noise or spoken word. Actions can serve as triggers if they are visible or audible. A magic mouth cannot distinguish allegiance, level, HD, or class except by external garb.

The range limit of a trigger is 15 feet per caster level. Regardless of range, the mouth can respond only to visible or audible triggers and actions in line of sight or within hearing distance.

Material Component: Purchase DC 12.

Magic Message

Illusion

Level: Arcane 2; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Fullround action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target: One object (see text); Duration: Permanent until discharged; Saving Throw: Will negates (object); Spell Resistance: Yes (object)

This spell imbues a modern device such as a television, radio, computer monitor, or news ticker with a message you set that’s delivered when a specified event occurs. The message, which must be 25 words or less, is delivered in a manner appropriate to the device targeted by the spell. A newscaster on a targeted television will appear to speak the message. A stereo plays the message as a repetitive song lyric. An electronic traffic sign displays the message for all motorists to see.

The spell functions when specific conditions are fulfilled according to your command as set in the spell. Commands can be as general or specific as desired, although only visiual and audible triggers can be used such as the following: “Deliver the message when a man in a dark suit walks past with a gun drawn.” Triggers react to what appears to be the case. Disguises and illusions can fool them. Normal darkness does not defeat a visual trigger (it’s common for a television to flicker to life in a dark apartment, delivering a magic message). Magical darkness and invisibility will defeat a visual trigger, however, and silent movement and magical silence defeats audible triggers. Audible triggers can be keyed to general types of noises (footsteps, elevator music) or to a specific noise or a spoken work. Actions can serve as triggers if they are visible or audible. For example, “Deliver the message when any creature picks up the talking doll” is an acceptable command if the creature is visible. A magic message cannot distinguish class, level, Hit Dice, or allegiance.

The range limit of a trigger is 15 feet per caster level, so a 6th-level caster can command a magic message to respond to triggers up to 90 feet away. Regardless of range, the magic message can respond only to visible or audible triggers and actions in line of sight or within hearing distance.

Material Component: A carved jade figurine (purchase DC 8).

Magic Weapon

Transmutation

Level: Acolyte 1, Mage 1; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Weapon touched; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless, object)

Magic weapon gives a weapon a +1 enhancement bonus on attack and damage rolls.

This spell cannot be cast on a natural weapon, such as an unarmed strike.

Mask Metal

Illusion

Level: Arcane 1; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: A single metal object weighing no more than 10 lb./level; Duration: 10 minutes/ level (D); Saving Throw: None or Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance: No or yes (harmless, object)

This glamer makes a metal object undetectable to metal detectors. When any creature or character makes a Search or Spot check to detect the object, he or she does not gain equipment bonuses from any device that detects metal.

Material Component: A magnet.

Mass Cure Light Wounds

Conjuration (Healing)

Level: Acolyte 5; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target: One creature/level, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will half (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

Positive energy spreads out in all directions from the point of origin, curing 1d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level to nearby living allies.

Mass cure light wounds deals damage to undead in its area rather than curing them.

Mass Inflict Light Wounds

Necromancy

Level: Acolyte 5; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target: One creature/level, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will half (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

Negative energy spreads out in all directions from the point of origin, dealing 1d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level to nearby living enemies.

Mass inflict light wounds heals undead in its area rather than damaging them.

Mending

Transmutation

Level: Arcane 0, Divine 0; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: 10 ft.; Target: One object of up to 1 pound/level; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless, object)

Mending repairs small breaks or tears in objects (not warps). In metallic objects, it will weld a broken chain link, a necklace, or a knife, providing but one break exists. Ceramic or wooden objects with multiple breaks can be rejoined to be as strong as new. A hole in a backpack or garment is completely healed over by mending. The spell can repair a magic item, but the item’s magical abilities are not restored. The spell has no effect on creatures (even constructs).

Message

Transmutation [Language-Dependent]

Level: Mage 0; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Targets: One creature/level; Duration: 10 minutes/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

The caster can whisper messages and receive whispered replies with little chance of being overheard. The caster designates each creature to be included in the spell effect. When the caster whispers, the whispered message is audible to all of the targeted creatures who are within range. Magical silence, 1 foot of stone, 1 inch of common metal (or a thin sheet of lead), or 3 feet of wood or dirt blocks the spell. The message, however, does not have to travel in a straight line. It can circumvent a barrier if there is an open path between the caster and the subject, and the path’s entire length lies within the spell’s range. The creatures who receive the message can whisper a reply that the caster hears. The spell transmits sound, not meaning. It doesn’t transcend language barriers.

Minor Globe of Invulnerability

Abjuration

Level: Mage 4; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: 10 ft.; Area: 10-ft.-radius spherical emanation, centered on you; Duration: 1 round/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

An immobile, faintly shim­mering magical sphere surrounds the caster and excludes all spell effects of 3rd level and lower. The area or effect of any such spells does not include the area of the minor globe of invulnerability. Such spells fail to affect any target located within the globe. This includes spell-like abilities and spells or spell-like effects from objects. However, any type of spell can be cast through or out of the magical globe. Spells of 4th level and higher are not affected by the globe. The globe can be brought down by a targeted dispel magic spell, but not by an area dispel magic. The caster can leave and return to the globe without penalty.

Note that spell effects are not disrupted unless their effects enter the globe, and even then they are merely suppressed, not dispelled.

If a given spell has more than one level depending on which character class is casting it, use the level appropriate to the caster to determine whether minor globe of invulnerability stops it.

Neutralize Poison

Conjuration (Healing)

Level: Acolyte 4; Components: V, S, M/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature or object of up to 1 cu. ft./level touched; Duration: 10 minutes/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless, object)

The caster detoxifies any sort of venom in the creature or object touched. A poisoned creature suffers no additional damage or effects from the poison, and any temporary effects are ended, but the spell does not reverse instantaneous effects, such as hit point damage, temporary ability damage, or effects that don’t go away on their own.

The creature is immune to any poison it is exposed to during the duration of the spell. Unlike with delay poison, such effects aren’t postponed until after the duration—the creature is simply immune to all poison effects for the length of the spell.

This spell can instead neutralize the poison in a poisonous creature or object for the duration of the spell, at the caster’s option.

Nondetection

Abjuration

Level: Arcane 3; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature or object touched; Duration: 1 hour/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless, object)

The warded creature or object becomes difficult to detect by divination and detection spells, such as scrying. Nondetection also prevents location by such magic items as crystal balls. If a divination is attempted against the warded creature or item, the caster of the divination must succeed at a caster level check (1d20 + caster level) against a DC of 11 + the caster level of the spellcaster who cast nondetection. If you cast nondetection on yourself or on an item currently in your possession, the DC is 15 + your caster level.

If cast on a creature, nondetection wards the creature’s gear as well as the creature itself.

Material Component: A pinch of diamond dust (purchase DC 10).

Obscuring Mist

Conjuration (Creation)

Level: Arcane 1, Divine 1; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: 30 ft.; Effect: Cloud centered on you spreads 30 ft. and is 20 ft. high; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

A misty vapor arises around you. It is stationary once created. The vapor obscures all sight, including darkvision, beyond 5 feet. A creature 5 feet away has one-half concealment (attacks have a 20% miss chance). Creatures farther away have total concealment (50% miss chance, and the attacker cannot use sight to locate the target).

A moderate wind (11+ mph) disperses the fog in 4 rounds. A strong wind (21+ mph) disperses the fog in 1 round. A fireball, flaming wrath, or similar spell burns away the fog in the spell’s area. A wall of fire burns away the fog in the area into which it deals damage.

This spell does not function underwater.

Passwall

Transmutation

Level: Mage 5; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Effect: 5-ft.-by-8 ft. opening, 1 ft./level deep; Duration: 1 hour/level (D); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

The caster creates a passage through wooden, plaster, or stone walls, but not through metal or other harder materials. If the wall’s thickness is more than 1 foot per caster level, then a single passwall simply makes a niche or short tunnel. Several passwall spells can then form a continuing passage to breach very thick walls. When passwall ends, creatures within the passage are ejected out the nearest exit. If someone dispels the passwall or the caster dismisses it, creatures in the passage are ejected out the far exit if there is one or out the sole exit if there is only one.

Phantasmal Killer

Illusion [Fear, Mind-Affecting]

Level: Arcane 4; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Target: One living creature; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will disbelief (if interacted with), then Fortitude partial; Spell Resistance: Yes

You create the phantasmal image of the most fearsome creature imaginable to the subject simply by forming the fears of the subject’s subconscious mind into something that its conscious mind can visualize: this most horrible beast. Only the spell’s subject can perceive the phantasmal killer. You see only a shadowy shape. The subject first gets a Will save to recognize the image as unreal. If the subject fails the Will save, the phantasm touches him, and he must succeed at a Fortitude save or die from fear. Even if the Fortitude save is successful, the subject takes 3d6 points of damage.

Phantom Chopper

Conjuration (Creation)

Level: Arcane 3; Components: V, S; Casting Time: 10 minutes; Range: 0 ft.; Effect: One quasi-real motorcycle; Duration: 1 hour/level (D); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

You conjure a quasi-real motorcycle. The motorcycle can be ridden only by you or the one person for whom you specifically create the cycle. A phantom chopper looks like a heavily customized motorcycle of indeterminate make and model. It has realistic-looking license plates, and you decide what the license plate says when you cast the spell.

The phantom chopper has a Defense of 10, hardness of 5, and 20 hit points +1 hit point per caster level. If it loses all its hit points, the phantom chopper disappears. A phantom chopper has a top speed of 40 feet per caster level, an initiative modifier of +0, and a maneuver modifier of +1.

The phantom choppers gains certain powers according to caster level. A motorcycle’s abilities include those of motorcycles of lower caster levels.

7th Level: The motorcycle can ride over sandy, muddy, or even swampy ground without difficulty or decrease in speed.

8th Level: The motorcycle can ride over water as if it were firm, dry ground.

9th Level: The motorcycle can ride in the air as if it were firm land, so chasms and the like can be crossed without benefit of a bridge. The phantom chopper cannot take off and fly. It can only ride horizontally across the air. After 1 round in the air, the motorcycle falls.

Phantom Limousine

Conjuration (Creation)

Level: Arcane 5; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: 1 minute; Range: 0 ft.; Effect: One quasi-real limousine; Duration: 1 hour/level (D); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

You conjure forth a quasi-real limousine that seats eight Medium characters (two in the front and six in a comfortable passenger area), four Large creatures (one in the front and three in the back), or sixteen Small creatures (four in the front and twelve in the back). The limousine has the exterior color and design details you choose when you prepare the spell, and the interior is one of opulent luxury. You decide what its license plates look like when you cast the spell.

The phantom limousine has a Defense of 6, hardness of 15, and 50 hit points +1 point per caster level. If it loses all its hit points, the phantom limousine disappears. A phantom limousine is much faster than it looks, with a top speed of 60 feet per caster level, an initiative modifier of –2, and a maneuver modifier of –2.

A phantom limousine has enough luxurious food and drink inside to provide a hearty meal for all passengers. It has all the powers of a phantom chopper (ability to drive over bad terrain, water, or air). Additionally, it is airtight and can even travel underwater at a speed of 10 feet per caster level.

Focus: A pair of car keys on a silver keychain.

Phantom Projectiles

Transmutation

Level: Arcane 5; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: 50 projectiles, all of which must be in contact with each other at the time of casting; Duration: 1 hour/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless, object)

You turn ammunition (such as arrows, bolts, bullets, and shuriken) into incorporeal projectiles that damage only their intended targets.

Phantom projectiles pass through intervening obstacles (including armor) and thus ignore cover bonuses and equipment bonuses to Defense. Barriers of magical force, such as a wall of force, stops them. Phantom bullets count as having a +3 enhancement bonus for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction, although they don’t actually receive the enhancement bonus on attacks or damage. Additionally, the phantom bullets disappear 1d4 rounds after being fired, making it impossible to gather ballistic evidence.

Material Component: In addition to the bullets, the caster needs a small chunk of lithium.

Phantom Watchdog

Conjuration (Creation)

Level: Mage 5; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Effect: Phantom watchdog; Duration: 1 hour/caster level or until discharged, then 1 round/caster level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

The caster conjures up a spectral watchdog that is invisible to everyone but the caster. It then guards the area where it was conjured. The phantom watchdog immediately starts barking loudly if any Small or larger creature approaches within 30 feet of it. (Those already within 30 feet of the hound when it is conjured may move about in the area, but if they leave and return, they activate the barking.) The hound sees invisible creatures but does not perceive illusions. It is stationary.

If an intruder approaches to within 5 feet of the watchdog, the dog stops barking and delivers a vicious bite (+10 bonus on its attack roll, 2d6+3 points of piercing damage) once per round. The dog also gets the bonuses appropriate to an invisible creature. (For most defenders, the invisible creature gets a +2 bonus on attack rolls and the defender loses any Dexterity bonus to Defense.) The dog is considered to have readied an action to bite an intruder, so it delivers its first bite on the in­truder’s turn. Its bite is the equivalent of a +3 weapon for purposes of damage reduction. The hound cannot be attacked, but it can be dispelled.

The spell lasts for 1 hour per caster level, but once the hound begins barking, it lasts for only 1 round per caster level. If the caster is ever more than 100 feet distant from the watchdog, the spell ends.

Material Component: Purchase DC 3 for the lot.

Power Device

Transmutation

Level: Mage 1; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Effect: Powers one electrical or mechanical device; Duration: 10 minutes/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

This spell provides power to an electrical or mechanical device that does not have a power source but is otherwise functional. The device functions exactly as it normally would if it had conventional power.

This spell can affect any household or handheld device, scratch-built robot, or general-purpose vehicle. Larger or more intricate devices cannot be powered with this spell.

Prayer

Conjuration (Creation)

Level: Acolyte 3; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: 30 ft.; Area: All allies and foes within a 30-ft.-radius burst centered on you; Duration: 1 round/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: Yes

The caster brings special favor upon him or herself and allies while bringing disfavor to his or her enemies. The caster and allies gain a +1 luck bonus on attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, saves, and skill checks, while foes take a –1 penalty on such rolls.

Prestidigitation

Universal

Level: Mage 0; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: 10 ft.; Target, Effect, or Area: See text; Duration: 1 hour; Saving Throw: See text; Spell Resistance: No

Once cast, the prestidigitation spell enables the caster to perform simple magical effects for 1 hour. The effects are minor and have severe limitations. Prestidigitations can slowly lift 1 pound of material. They can color, clean, or soil items in a 1-foot cube each round. They can chill, warm, or flavor 1 pound of nonliving material. They cannot deal damage or affect the concentration of spellcasters. Prestidigitation can create small objects, but they look crude and artificial. The materials created by a prestidigitation spell are extremely fragile, and they cannot be used as tools, weapons, or spell components. Finally, a prestidigitation spell lacks the power to duplicate any other spell effects. Any actual change to an object (beyond just moving, cleaning, or soiling it) persists only 1 hour.

Protection from Arrows/Bullets

Abjuration

Level: Mage 2; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 10 minutes/level or until discharged; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The warded creature gains resistance to ranged weapons that fire arrows, bullets, or crossbow bolts. The subject gains damage reduction 10/+1 against those ranged weapons. The damage reduction increases with the caster level to 10/+2 at 5th and 10/+3 at 10th. Once the spell has prevented a total of 10 points of damage per caster level (maximum 100 points), it is discharged.

Rage of Bees

Conjuration (Summoning)

Level: Divine 5; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Full-round action; Range: Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level); Effect: 1d3 swarms of sentient killer bees, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

You summon 1d3 swarms of sentient killer bees, each one filling a 5-foot square within the spell’s effect. The swarms independently attack targets designated by you.

Raise Dead

Conjuration (Healing)

Level: Acolyte 5; Components: V, S, M, DF; Casting Time: 1 minute; Range: Touch; Target: Dead creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: None (see text); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The divine spellcaster restores life to a deceased creature. The caster can raise creatures who have been dead up to one day per caster level.

Raise dead cures hit point damage up to a total of 1 hit point per Hit Die. Any ability scores damaged to 0 are raised to 1. Normal poison and normal disease are cured in the process of raising the subject, but magical diseases and curses are not undone. While the spell closes mortal wounds and repairs lethal damage of most kinds, the body of the creature to be raised must be whole. Otherwise, missing parts are still missing when the creature is brought back to life. None of the dead creature’s equipment or possessions are affected in any way by this spell.

A creature who has been turned into an undead creature can’t be raised by this spell. Constructs, elementals, outsiders, and undead creatures can’t be raised. The spell cannot bring back a creature who has died of old age.

The subject of the spell loses one level when it is raised, just as if it had lost a level to an energy-draining creature. This level loss cannot be repaired by any spell. If the subject is 1st level, it loses 1 point of Constitution instead. A character who died with spells prepared has a 50% chance of losing any given spell upon being raised, in addition to losing spell slots for losing a level. A spellcasting creature that doesn’t prepare spells has a 50% chance of losing any spell he or she has prepared but not yet cast, in addition to losing spell slots for losing a level.

Material Component: Purchase DC 26.

Ray of Fatigue

Necromancy

Level: Mage 1; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Effect: Ray; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: No; Spell Resistance: Yes

The caster must succeed at a ranged touch attack with the ray to strike a target. The subject is immediately fatigued for the spell’s duration. A fatigued character suffers a –2 penalty to Strength and Dexterity and can’t run or charge. This spell has no effect on a creature who is already fatigued.

Read Magic

Universal

Level: Acolyte 0, Mage 0; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Personal; Target: You; Duration: 10 minutes/level

This spell allows the caster to read magical inscriptions on objects that would otherwise be unintelligible. This deciphering does not invoke the magic contained in the writing. Furthermore, once the spell is cast and the caster has read the magical inscription, he or she is thereafter able to read that particular writing without recourse to the use of read magic. The caster can read at the rate of one page (250 words) per minute.

Recharge

Conjuration (Healing)

Level: Divine 3; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous and special (see text); Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

By converting electrical energy into eldritch power, you can recover quickly from debilitating physical effects. However, you must draw current from a wall socket to power this healing magic.

The recharge spell instantly eliminates the following conditions: cowering, dazed, exhausted, fatigued, nauseated, shaken, and stunned. The caster can heal herself of some of these conditions, but others (such as stunned) don’t allow spellcasting or other actions.

In addition, the recharge spell instantly cures blindness or deafness caused by a spell or spell-like ability, and it grants a +4 bonus on Fortitude saves against poison for 1 minute.

Focus: An active electrical outlet.

Relay Text

Transmutation

Level: Arcane 2; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Unlimited; Effect: A text message reaches an electronic device of someone you know; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

You cause a text message of up to 25 words to appear on the screen of an electronic device capable of receiving such messages, such as a cell phone, pager, PDA, or computer. If the device is turned on, the message appears instantly; if not, the message appears as soon as someone turns it on. The message remains onscreen until read, then disappears, leaving no electronic record of its appearance. You must have seen the device to send a message to it.

Remove Curse

Abjuration

Level: Acolyte 3, Mage 4; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature or item touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

Remove curse instantaneously removes any curses on a creature. Certain special curses may not be countered by this spell or may be countered only by a caster of a certain level or higher.

Remove curse counters bestow curse.

Remove Disease

Conjuration (Healing)

Level: Acolyte 3; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Fortitude negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

Remove disease cures all treatable diseases afflicting the subject. It does not rid the subject of a disease for which no cure exists. Since the spell’s duration is instan­taneous, it does not prevent reinfection after a new exposure to the same disease at a later date.

Remove Fear

Abjuration

Level: Acolyte 1; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Targets: One creature plus one additional creature/four levels, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart; Duration: 10 minutes (see text); Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The caster grants the target a +4 morale bonus againstfear effects for 10 minutes. If the subject is suffering from a fear effect when receiving the spell, it gets a new save with a +4 morale bonus.

Remove fear counters and dispels cause fear.

Remove Paralysis

Conjuration (Healing)

Level: Acolyte 2; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Targets: Up to four creatures, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The caster can free one or more creatures from the effects of any temporary paralysis or related magic, including a hold spell or a slow spell. If the spell is cast on one creature, the paralysis is negated. If cast on two creatures, each receives another save with a +4 resistance bonus against the effect that afflicts it. If cast on three or four creatures, each receives another save with a +2 resistance bonus.

The spell does not restore ability scores reduced by penalties, damage, or loss.

Resist Energy

Abjuration

Level: Acolyte 2, Mage 2; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 10 minutes/level; Saving Throw: Fortitude negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

This abjuration grants a creature limited protection to damage from whichever one of five energy types the caster selects: acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic/concussion. The creature gains energy resistance 10 against the energy type chosen, meaning that each time the creature is subjected to such damage (whether from a natural or magical source), that damage is reduced by 10 points before being applied to the creature’s hit points. The value of the energy resistance granted increases by 5 points for every three caster levels above 3rd. The spell protects the recipient’s equipment as well.

Resist energy absorbs only damage. The character could still suffer unfortunate side effects.

Resistance

Abjuration

Level: Acolyte 0, Mage 0; Components: V, S, M/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 1 minute; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The subject is granted a +1 resistance bonus on saving throws.

Restoration

Conjuration (Healing)

Level: Acolyte 4; Components: V, S. M; Casting Time: 3 rounds; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

Restoration =cures all temporary ability damage and restores all points permanently drained from a single ability score (caster’s choice if more than one score is drained). This spell also dispels negative levels and restores one experience level to a creature who has had a level drained. The drained level is restored only if the time since the creature lost the level is equal to or less than one day per caster level.

Restoration does not restore level loss or Constitution point loss as a result of being raised from the dead.

Material Component: Purchase DC 20.

Sanctuary

Abjuration

Level: Divine 1; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 1 round/level; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: No

Any opponent attempting to strike or otherwise directly attack the warded creature, even with a targeted spell, must attempt a Will save. If the save succeeds, the opponent can attack normally and is unaffected by that casting of the spell. If the save fails, the opponent can’t follow through with the attack, that part of the attacker’s action is lost, and the attacker can’t directly attack the warded creature for the duration of the spell. Those not attempting to attack the subject remain unaffected.

This spell does not prevent the warded creature from being attacked or affected by area or effect spells. The subject cannot attack without breaking the spell but may use nonattack spells or otherwise act. This allows a warded acolyte to heal wounds, for example, or to bless, perform an augury, summon creatures, and so on.

Scrying

Divination

Level: Arcane 4, Divine 5; Components: V, S, M/DF, F; Casting Time: 1 hour; Range: See text; Effect: Magical sensor; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

You can see and hear some creature, who may be at any distance. If the subject succeeds at a Will save, the scrying attempt fails. The difficulty of the save depends on how well you know the subject and what sort of physical connection (if any) you have to that creature. Furthermore, if the subject is on another plane or in some other dimension (such as the extradimensional space created by a clown car spell), it gains a +5 circumstance bonus to its Will save.

Knowledge of Subject Will Save Modifier
None* +10
Secondhand (you have heard of the subject) +5
Firsthand (you have met the subject) +0
Familiar (you know the subject well) –5
*You must have some sort of connection to a creature you have no knowledge of.
Connection Will Save Modifier
Likeness or picture –2
Possession or garment –4
Body part, lock of hair, nail clippings, etc. –10

If the save fails, you can see the subject and the subject’s immediate surroundings (approximately 10 feet in all directions of the subject). If the subject moves, the sensor follows at a speed of up to 150 feet.

The following spells, if active on the caster during the scrying, operate through the sensor: darkvision, read magic, tongues, and true seeing. Detect magical aura has a 5% chance per caster level of operating correctly through the sensor.

Arcane Material Components: Some droplets of nitric acid in an eyedropper.

Arcane Focus: A mirror of finely wrought silver (at least 2 feet by 4 feet) or an orb of polished crystal (at least 5 inches in diameter). Either item has a purchase DC of 19.

Divine Focus: A font filled with holy water (purchase DC 8).

Searing Light

Evocation

Level: Acolyte 3; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Effect: Ray; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: Yes

The caster must succeed at a ranged touch attack to strike his or her target. A creature struck by this ray of light takes 1d8 points of damage per two caster levels (maximum 5d8). Undead creatures take 1d6 points of damage per caster level (maximum 10d6), and undead creatures particularly vulnerable to sunlight take 1d8 points of damage per caster level (maximum 10d8). Constructs and inanimate objects take only 1d6 points of damage per two caster levels (maximum 5d6).

Secret Pocket

Conjuration (Summoning)

Level: Arcane 3, Divine 3; Components: V, S, M/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Object touched; Target: One pocket on a garment; Duration: 1 hour/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

The secret pocket spell creates an extradimensional space that only you can reach through a pocket in the target garment. The secret pocket can hold 1 pound per caster level, and you can put anything in it that will physical fit through the pocket opening. The item can be of any length and isn’t otherwise restricted by the pocket’s actual dimensions—it just has to be able to fit through the opening. The contents of the extradimensional space never cause the pocket to bulge, and items inside the secret pocket have no weight once they’re placed inside (although the weight still counts against the capacity of the extradimensional space). Whenever you reach into the pocket, you access the extradimensional space rather than the actual pocket. Anyone else who examines the pocket finds it completely ordinary. If someone else puts something in the pocket, you can’t reach it because your hand goes into the extradimensional space instead.

You can give the garment to someone else to wear if you like, but only you can access the extradimensional space through the pocket.

Arcane Material Component: A black handkerchief.

Secret Vault

Conjuration (Summoning)

Level: Arcane 5; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: 10 minutes; Range: See text; Target: One chest and up to 1 cu. ft. of goods/caster level; Duration: 60 days or until discharged; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

You hide a briefcase, backpack, dufflebag, or similar item in an extradimensional space for up to 60 days and can retrieve it at will. The item used as a secret vault can contain up to 1 cubic foot of material per caster level (regardless of the item’s actual size). If you put anything living inside the secret vault, the spell fails. Once you cast the spell, the item and its contents disappear. You can retrieve it anytime thereafter by concentrating (an attack or move action), and it appears next to you.

To create the secret vault, you cast the spell while touching both the full-size container and a miniscule replica of it. The container and anything within it or touching it (subject to the volume limitation above) vanishes into an extradimensional space. You need the miniature replica to recall the container. After 60 days, the container reappears in your hand whether you wish it to or not.

Focus: A briefcase, duffle bag, or similar container prepared with expensive and rare reagents, as well as a miniscule replica of it. The actual storage container and the miniature replica have a combined purchase DC of 25.

See Invisibility

Divination

Level: Mage 2; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Area: Cone; Duration: 10 minutes/level (D); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

The caster sees any objects or beings that are invisible as if they were normally visible.

The spell does not reveal the method used to obtain invisibility. It does not reveal illusions or enable the caster to see through opaque objects. It does not reveal creatures who are simply hiding, concealed, or otherwise hard to see.

Material Components: Purchase DC 7.

Seeming

Illusion

Level: Arcane 5; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Targets: One creature/two levels, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart; Duration: 12 hours (D); Saving Throw: Will negates or Will disbelief (if interacted with); Spell Resistance: Yes or No (see text)

This glamer functions like the change self spell except you can change the appearance of other creatures as well. Affected creatures resume their normal appearances if slain. Unwilling targets can negate the spell’s effect on them by making Will saves or with spell resistance.

Shadowmoth Plague

Conjuration (Summoning)

Level: Divine 3; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Fullround action; Range: Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level); Effect: 5- ft.-high cloud of shadowmoths filling a 10-ft.-radius spread; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

You summon a number of shadowmoth swarms, each of which attacks any creature occupying its square. Each square of the spell’s effect is filled with a swarm of shadowmoths, to a maximum of 12 swarms, assuming that the spell’s effect isn’t blocked by obstacles. The swarms are stationary after being summoned, and won’t pursue creatures that flee.

Shatter

Evocation [Sonic]

Level: Acolyte 2; Components: V, S, M/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Area: 5-ft. radius spread, or one solid object or crystalline creature; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will negates (object) or Fortitude half (see text); Spell Resistance: Yes (object)

Used as an area attack, shatter destroys nonmagical objects of crystal, glass, porcelain, or ceramic, such as vials, bottles, flasks, jugs, windows, mirrors, and so forth. All such objects within a 5-foot radius of the point of origin are smashed into dozens of pieces by the spell. Objects weighing more than 1 pound per caster level are not affected, but all other objects of the appropriate composition are shattered.

Alternatively, the caster can target this spell against a single solid object, regardless of composition, weighing up to 10 pounds per caster level.

Targeted against a crystalline creature (of any weight), shatter deals 1d6 points of sonic damage per caster level (maximum 10d6), with a Fortitude save for half damage.

Shatter

Evocation [Sonic/Concussion]

Level: Divine 2; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Area or Target: 5-ft.-radius spread; or one solid object or one crystalline creature; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Will negates (object) or Fortitude half (see text); Spell Resistance: Yes (object)

Shatter creates a loud, ringing noise that shatters brittle, nonmagical objects; sunders a single solid, nonmagical object; or damages a crystalline creature.

Used as an area attack, shatter destroys nonmagical objects of glass, crystal, ceramic, or porcelain, such as vials, windows, mirrors, bottles, windshields, and so forth. All such objects within a 5-foot radius of the point of origin are smashed into dozens of pieces by the spell. Objects weighing more than 1 pound per your level are not affected, but all other objects of the appropriate composition are shattered.

Alternatively, you can target shatter against a single solid object, regardless of composition, weighing up to 10 pounds per caster level.

Targeted against a crystalline creature (of any weight), shatter deals 1d6 points of sonic/concussion damage per caster level (maximum 10d6), with a Fortitude save for half damage.

Focus: A tuning fork.

Shield

Abjuration [Force]

Level: Mage 1; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Personal; Target: You; Duration: 1 minute/level (D)

Shield creates an invisible, mobile disk of force that hovers in front of the caster. It negates magic missile attacks directed at the caster. The disk also intercepts attacks, providing a +4 bonus to Defense. The shield carries no armor penalty or arcane spell failure chance.

Shield of Faith

Abjuration

Level: Acolyte 1; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

This spell creates a shimmering, magical field around the touched creature that averts attacks. The spell grants the subject a +2 deflection bonus, with an additional +1 to the bonus at 6th caster level.

Shield Other

Abjuration

Level: Divine 2; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Target: One creature; Duration: 1 hour/level (D); Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

This spell creates a mystic connection between you and the subject so that some of the subject’s wounds are transferred to you. The subject gains a +1 deflection bonus to Defense and a +1 resistance bonus on saving throws. Additionally, the subject takes only half damage from all wounds and attacks (including damage dealt by special abilities) that deal hit point damage. The amount of damage not taken by the warded creature is taken by you. Forms of harm that do not involve hit points, such as charm effects, temporary ability damage, and level draining are not affected. If the subject suffers a reduction of hit points from a lowered Constitution score, the reduction is not split with you because it is not hit point damage. When the spell ends, subsequent damage is no longer divided between the subject and you, but damage already split is not reassigned to the subject.

If you and the subject of the spell move out of range of each other, the spell ends.

Focus: A pair of platinum rings (purchase DC 15 each) worn by both you and the warded creature.

Shutdown

Transmutation

Level: Arcane 3, Divine 3; Components: V, M/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Area: 15-ft.-radius emanation centered on a point in space; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

All electrical devices within the spell’s area—lights, computers, cell phones, digital watches, and so forth—do not function for the duration of the spell. The spell does not prevent devices outside of the area of effect from operating normally, even if they are on the same electrical circuit as those affected. (Even if the spell is cast on a generator supplying power to devices outside the area of effect, those outside devices continue to remain powered.) At the end of the spell’s duration, the devices operate again as if their operation had not been interrupted. (Computers do not need to be restarted, and clocks display the correct time.) Many sophisticated mechanical devices, including automobiles and aircraft, rely on electrical components, and so are usually affected by this spell.

Arcane Material Components: The CONTROL, ALT, and DELETE keys from a computer keyboard.

Shout

Evocation [Sonic]

Level: Mage 4; Components: V; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Area: Cone; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: Fortitude partial (see text) (object); Spell Resistance: Yes (object)

The caster emits an ear-splitting yell that deafens and damages creatures in its path. Any creature within the area is deafened for 2d6 rounds and takes 2d6 points of damage. A successful save negates the deafness and reduces the damage by half. Any exposed brittle or crystalline object takes 1d6 points of damage per caster level. Creatures holding fragile objects can negate damage to them with successful Reflex saves.

A deafened character, in addition to the obvious effects, suffers a –4 penalty on initiative checks, automatically fails Listen checks, and has a 20% chance to miscast and lose any spell with a verbal component that he or she tries to cast.

The =shout spell cannot penetrate the spell silence.

Silence

Illusion

Level: Acolyte 2; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level); Area: 15-ft.-radius emanation centered on a creature, object, or point in space; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: Will negates or none (object); Spell Resistance: Yes or no (object)

Upon the casting of this spell, complete silence prevails in the affected area. All sound is stopped: Conversation is impossible, spells with verbal components cannot be cast, and no noise whatsoever issues from, enters, or passes through the area. The spell can be cast on a point in space, but the effect is stationary unless cast on a mobile object. The spell can be centered on a creature, and the effect then radiates from the creature and moves as it moves. An unwilling creature can attempt a Will save to negate the spell and can use spell resistance, if any. Items in a creature’s possession or magic items that emit sound receive saves and spell resistance, but unattended objects and points in space do not. This spell provides a defense against sonic or language-based attacks.

Sleep

Enchantment [Mind-Affecting]

Level: Mage 1; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Area: Several living creatures within a 15-ft.-radius burst; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

A sleep spell causes a comatose slumber to come upon one or more creatures. Roll 2d4 to determine how many total HD of creatures can be affected. Creatures with the fewest HD are affected first. Among creatures with equal HD, those who are closest to the spell’s point of origin are affected first. No creature with 5 or more HD is affected, and HD that are not sufficient to affect a creature are wasted.

Sleeping creatures are helpless. Slapping or wounding awakens affected creatures, but normal noise does not. Awakening a creature is a move action.

Sleep does not affect unconscious creatures, constructs, or undead creatures.

Note: Additional hit points given along with a creature’s Hit Dice are irrelevant for determining how many Hit Dice a creature has.

Slow

Transmutation

Level: Mage 3; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Targets: One creature/level, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart; Duration: 1 round/level; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

Affected creatures move and attack at a drastically slowed rate. ,,Slowed creatures can take only a single move action or attack action each turn, but not both (nor may they take full-round actions). Additionally, they suffer –2 penalties to Defense, melee attack rolls, melee damage rolls, and Reflex saves. Slowed creatures jump half as far as normal.

Slow counters and dispels haste but does not otherwise affect magically speeded or slowed creatures.

Speak with Animals

Divination

Level: Divine 2; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Personal; Target: You; Duration: 1 minute/ level

You can comprehend and communicate with animals. You are able to ask questions of and receive answers from animals, although the spell doesn’t make animals any more friendly or cooperative than normal. Furthermore, wary and cunning animals are likely to be terse and evasive, while the more stupid ones make inane comments. If the animal is friendly, it may do some favor or service for you (as determined by the GM).

This spell does not work on magical beasts or vermin.

Spell Immunity

Abjuration

Level: Divine 4; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 10 minutes/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The warded creature is immune to the effects of one specified spell for every four levels you have. The spells must be of 4th level or lower. The warded creature effectively has unbeatable spell resistance regarding the specified spell or spells. Naturally, such immunity doesn’t protect a creature from spells for which spell resistance doesn’t apply.

Spell immunity protects against spells, spell-like effects of magic items, and innate spell-like abilities of creatures. It does not protect against supernatural or extraordinary abilities, such as breath weapons or gaze attacks. Only a particular spell can be protected against, not a school of spells or a group of spells that are similar in effect.

A creature can have only one spell immunity spell in effect on it at a time.

Spell Resistance

Abjuration

Level: Divine 5; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The creature gains spell resistance equal to 12 + your caster level.

Spider Climb

Transmutation

Level: Acolyte 2, Mage 2; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 10 minutes/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The subject can climb and travel on vertical surfaces or even traverse ceilings. The affected creature must have its hands free to climb in this manner. The subject gains a climb speed of 20 feet and need not make Climb checks to scale a surface.

Status

Divination

Level: Acolyte 3; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Targets: One creature touched/three ­levels; Duration: 1 hour/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

Status allows a divine caster to mentally monitor the relative positions and general condition of his or her companions. The caster is aware of direction and distance to the creatures and their status: unharmed, wounded, disabled, staggered, unconscious, dying, dead, and so forth. Once the spell has been cast upon the subjects, the distance between them and the caster does not affect the spell.

Stoneskin

Abjuration

Level: Mage 4; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 10 minutes/level or until discharged; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The subject gains damage reduction 10/— against physical attacks. Once the spell has prevented a total of 10 points of damage per caster level, it is discharged.

Material Components: Purchase DC 23.

Summon Vivilor II

Conjuration (Summoning)

Level: Arcane 2, Divine 2; Effect: One or more summoned creatures, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

As summon vivilor I, except you can summon one 2nd-level vivilor or 1d3 1st-level vivilors. If you create more than one vivilor, you can choose their forms separately; they need not be identical.

Summon Vivilor III

Conjuration (Summoning)

Level: Arcane 3, Divine 3; Effect: One or more summoned creatures, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

As summon vivilor I, except you can summon one 3rd-level vivilor, 1d3 2nd-level vivilors, or 1d4+1 1st-level vivilors. If you create more than one vivilor, you can choose their forms separately; they need not be identical.

Summon Vivilor IV

Conjuration (Summoning)

Level: Arcane 4, Divine 4; Effect: One or more summoned creatures, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

As summon vivilor I, except you can summon one 4th-level vivilor, 1d3 3rd-level vivilors, or 1d4+1 2nd-level vivilors. If you create more than one vivilor, you can choose their forms separately; they need not be identical.

Summon Vivilor V

Conjuration (Summoning)

Level: Arcane 5, Divine 5; Effect: One or more summoned creatures, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

As summon vivilor I, except you can summon one 5th-level vivilor, 1d3 4th-level vivilors, or 1d4+1 3rd-level vivilors. If you create more than one vivilor, you can choose their forms separately; they need not be identical.

Synchronicity

Abjuration

Level: Arcane 5, Divine 5; Components: V, S, F/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 10 minutes/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The synchronicity spell subtly rearranges reality so that the subject isn’t inconvenienced by the minor delays in modern life. For the subject of synchronicity, the traffic light is always green and there’s always a waiting elevator. On a city street, synchronicity ensures that a taxicab pulls up within 1 round of the subject standing on the curb. The subway trains always run on time for the subject of synchronicity, and waiters and clerks promptly arrive whenever they’re needed.

Though designed for convenience, the synchronicity spell offers advantages for a caster in harm’s way. The subject of synchronicity can run at full speed through even through a dense crowd, because people subconsciously move aside. The synchronicity spell also provides a +4 bonus to Defense when the subject’s movement provokes an attack of opportunity (just like the Mobility feat), because even enemies have a tendency to stay out of the subject’s way.

Synchronicity is also useful during car chases. Because other cars naturally get out of the way and traffic lights always turn green, a driver with synchronicity gains a +8 inherent bonus on Drive checks in urban areas and can make an unlimited number of avoid hazard and hard turn stunts (drivers are ordinarily limited to one or two stunts). When engaged in vehicular hide-and-seek, the synchronicity spell provides a +8 inherent bonus on Bluff and Hide checks (if you’re being chased) or Sense Motive and Spot checks (if you’re pursuing another vehicle) because other cars and pedestrians naturally aid your efforts.

Arcane Focus: A gold-level credit card or garage door remote control.

Telekinesis

Transmutation

Level: Mage 5; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level); Target or Targets: See text; Duration: Concentration (up to 1 round/level) or instantaneous (see text); Saving Throw: Will negates (object) (see text); Spell Resistance: Yes (object) (see text)

The caster can move objects or creatures by concentrating on them. Depending on the version selected, the spell can provide either a gentle, sustained force or a single short, violent thrust.

Sustained Force: A sustained force moves a creature or object weighing up to 25 pounds per caster level up to 20 feet per round. A creature can negate the effect against itself or against an object it possesses with a successful Will save or with spell resistance.

This version of the spell lasts up to 1 round per caster level, but it ends if the caster ceases concentration. The weight can be moved vertically, horizontally, or both. An object cannot be moved beyond the caster’s range. The spell ends if the object is forced beyond the range. If the caster ceases concentration for any reason, the object falls or stops.

An object can be telekinetically manipulated as if with one hand, if the force required is within the weight limitation.

Violent Thrust: Alternatively, the spell energy can be expended in a single round. The caster can hurl one or more objects or creatures that are within range and all within 10 feet of each other toward any target within 10 feet/level of all the objects. The caster can hurl up to a total weight of 25 pounds per caster level.

The caster must succeed at attack rolls (one per creature or object thrown) to hit the target with the items, using his or her base attack bonus + Intelligence modifier. Weap­ons deal their normal damage (with no Strength bonus). Other objects cause damage ranging from 1 point per 25 pounds (for less dangerous objects) to 1d6 points of damage per 25 pounds (for hard, dense objects).

Creatures who fall within the weight capacity of the spell can be hurled, but they are allowed Will saves to negate the effect, as are those whose held possessions are targeted by the spell. If a telekinesed creature is hurled against a solid surface, it takes damage as if it had fallen 10 feet.

Tongues

Divination

Level: Acolyte 4, Mage 3; Components: V, M/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 10 minutes/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: No

This spell grants the creature touched the ability to speak and understand the language of any intelligent creature, whether it is a species language or a regional dialect. Tongues does not enable the subject to speak with creatures who don’t speak. The subject can make him or herself understood as far as her voice carries. This spell does not predispose any creature addressed toward the subject in any way.

Trace Purge

Transmutation

Level: Arcane 1, Divine 1; Components: V, S, M/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Area: 15-ft.-radius emanation centered on a point in space; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

When you cast this spell, you touch one creature (yourself or someone else). The spell eliminates all physical evidence left by that person’s body (fingerprints, fluids, hairs, and so forth) within the affected area along with any evidentiary materials accidentally deposited by that person’s body, clothes, or gear (such as fibers, mud, dust, and so forth). The spell only affects materials no larger than a few strands of hair or a few ounces of dirt. It does not change any disturbances that person created (including footprints, tool marks, or broken items) or remove any object the target person deliberately left.

Arcane Material Component: A pair of tweezers.

True Seeing

Divination

Level: Acolyte 5; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The caster confers on the subject the ability to see all things as they actually are. The subject sees through normal and magical darkness, notices secret doors hidden by magic or psionics, sees invisible creatures or objects normally, sees through illusions, and sees the true form of changed or transmuted things. The range of true seeing conferred is 120 feet.

True seeing, however, does not penetrate solid objects. It in no way confers X-ray vision or its equivalent. It does not cancel concealment, including that caused by fog and the like. True seeing does not help the viewer see through mundane disguises, spot creatures who are simply hiding, or notice secret panels hidden by mundane means. The effects cannot be combined with other spells and powers.

Material Component: Purchase DC 16.

True Strike

Divination

Level: Mage 1; Components: V, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Personal; Target: You; Duration: See text

The caster’s next single attack roll (if it is made before the end of the next round) gains a +20 insight bonus. Additionally, the caster is not affected by the miss chance that applies to attacks against a concealed target.

Undetectable Magical Aura

Illusion

Level: Arcane 1; Components: V, S, F; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Object touched weighing up to 5 lb./level; Duration: 1 day/level (D); Saving Throw: None (see text); Spell Resistance: No

This glamer allows you to mask a magic item’s aura from detection. It fools detect magical aura spells such that the item appears nonmagical. If the object bearing undetectable magical aura has instant identify cast on it, the examiner recognizes that the aura is false and detects the object’s actual qualities if he succeeds at a Will save.

Focus: A small square of silk that must be passed over the object.

Vampiric Touch

Necromancy

Level: Arcane 3, Divine 3; Components: V, S; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Living creature touched; Duration: Instantaneous and 1 hour (see text); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: Yes

You must succeed at a melee touch attack. Your touch deals 1d6 points of damage per two caster levels (maximum 5d6). You gain temporary hit points equal to the damage you deal. However, you can’t gain more than the target’s current hit points +10, which is enough to kill the target. The temporary hit points disappear 1 hour later.

Via Negativa

Necromancy

Level: Arcane 4, Divine 4; Components: S, F/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 1 round/level; Saving Throw: Fortitude half; Spell Resistance: Yes

When you cast the via negativa spell, your right hand is covered with crackling black energy that causes intense pain to any living creature that comes into prolonged contact with it. Meanwhile, it imbues you with necromantic power.

The via negativa spell affects any living creature that you grapple, dealing 4d6 points of damage on round the grapple is initiated and each round the grapple is maintained. If your foe escapes the grapple, you can attempt to attain another hold. Furthermore, the via negativa spell grants a +5 enhancement bonus to Strength as long as you’re grappling.

The somatic component for the via negativa spell begins with a handshake motion. If you use an innocuous handshake with someone to start an via negativa spell, your melee touch attack automatically succeeds and you don’t provoke an attack of opportunity to start the grapple.

Arcane Focus: A ring with a black pearl (purchase DC 22).

Virtue

Transmutation

Level: Acolyte 0; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 1 minute; Saving Throw: Yes (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The subject gains 1 temporary hit point.

Wall of Fire

Evocation [Fire]

Level: Mage 4; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Effect: Opaque sheet of flame up to 20 ft. long/caster level or a ring of fire with a radius of up to 5 ft./two caster levels; either form 20 ft. high; Duration: Concentration + 1 round/level; Saving Throw: See text; Spell Resistance: Yes

An immobile curtain of fire springs into existence. One side of the wall, selected by the caster, sends forth waves of heat, dealing 2d4 points of fire damage to creatures within 10 feet and 1d4 points of fire damage to those past 10 feet but within 20 feet. The wall deals this damage when it appears and each round that a creature enters or remains in the area. In addition, the wall deals 2d6 points of fire damage +1 point of fire damage per caster level to any creature passing through it. The wall deals double damage to undead creatures.

If the caster evokes the wall so that it appears where creatures are, each creature takes damage as if passing through the wall. Each such creature can avoid the wall by making a successful Reflex save. (If the creature ends up on the hot side of the wall, it takes 2d4 points of damage, as normal.)

If any 5-foot length of wall takes 20 points of cold damage or more in 1 round, that length goes out. (Do not divide cold damage by 4, as normal for objects.)

Wall of Force

Evocation [Force]

Level: Mage 5; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Effect: Wall whose area is up to one 10-ft. square/level or a sphere or hemisphere with a radius of up to 1 ft./level; Duration: 1 minute/level (D); Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: No

A wall of force spell creates an invisible wall of force. The wall of force cannot move, it is immune to damage of all kinds, and it is unaffected by dispel magic. Spells, breath weapons, and flamethrowers cannot pass through the wall in either direction, although dimension door can bypass the barrier. Gaze attacks can operate through the wall of force.

The caster can form the wall into a flat, vertical plane whose area is up to one 10-foot square per level, or into a sphere or hemisphere with a radius of up to 1 foot per level.

The wall of force must be continuous and unbroken when formed. If its surface is broken by any object or creature, the spell fails.

Wall of Ice

Evocation [Cold]

Level: Mage 4; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Effect: Anchored plane of ice, up to one 10-ft. square/level, or hemisphere of ice with a radius of up to 3 ft. + 1 ft./level; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: See text; Spell Resistance: Yes

This spell creates an anchored plane of ice or a hemisphere of ice, depending on the version selected. A =wall of ice cannot form in an area occupied by physical objects or creatures. Its surface must be smooth and unbroken when created. Fire, including fire spells, can melt a wall of ice. Fire deals full damage to the wall (instead of the normal half damage suffered by objects). Suddenly melting the wall of ice (by reducing it to 0 hit points in a single attack) creates a 10-foot-radius cloud of fog that lasts for 10 minutes. Objects and creatures within the area are treated as if they had one-half concealment (20% miss chance) with respect to one another.

Ice Plane: A sheet of strong, hard ice appears. The wall is 1 inch thick per caster level. It covers up to a 10-foot-square area per caster levels. The plane can be oriented in any fashion as long as it is anchored. A vertical wall need only be anchored on the floor, while a horizontal or slanting wall must be anchored on two opposite sides.

Each 10-foot square of wall has 3 hit points per inch of thickness. Creatures can hit the wall automatically. A section of wall whose hit points drop to 0 is breached. If a creature tries to break through the wall with a single attack, the DC for the Strength check is 15 + caster level.

Even when the ice has been broken through, a sheet of frigid air remains. Any creature stepping through it takes 1d6 points of cold damage +1 point per caster level.

Hemisphere: The wall takes the form of a hemisphere whose maximum radius is 3 feet +1 foot per caster level. It is as hard to break through as the ice plane form, but it does not deal damage to those who go through a breach.

The caster can create the hemisphere so that it traps one or more creatures, though these creatures can avoid being trapped by the hemisphere by making successful Reflex saves.

Wall of Iron

Conjuration (Creation)

Level: Mage 5; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Effect: Iron wall whose area is up to one 5-ft. square/level (see text); Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: See text; Spell Resistance: No

The caster causes a flat, vertical iron wall to spring into being. This wall inserts itself into any surrounding nonliving material if its area is sufficient to do so. The wall cannot be conjured so that it occupies the same space as a creature or another object. It must always be a flat plane, though the caster can shape its edges to fit the available space.

The wall of iron is 1 inch thick per four caster levels. The caster can double the wall’s area by halving its thickness. Each 5-foot square of the wall has 30 hit points per inch of thickness and hardness 10. A section of wall whose hit points drop to 0 is breached. If a creature tries to break through the wall with a single attack, the DC for the Strength check is 25 + 2 per inch of thickness.

If the caster desires, the wall can be created vertically resting on a flat surface but not attached to the surface so that it can be tipped over to fall on and crush creatures beneath it. The wall is 50% likely to tip in either direction if left unpushed. Creatures can push the wall in one direction rather than letting it fall randomly. A creature must succeed at a Strength check (DC 40) to push the wall over. Creatures with room to flee the falling wall may do so by making ­successful Reflex saves. Large and smaller creatures who fail take 10d6 points of damage. The wall cannot crush Huge and larger creatures.

Like any iron wall, this wall is subject to rust, perforation, and other natural phenomena.

Material Component: Purchase DC 18.

Wall of Stone

Conjuration (Creation)

Level: Acolyte 5, Mage 5; Components: V, S, M/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Effect: Stone wall whose area is up to one 5-ft. square/level (S); Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: See text; Spell Resistance: No

This spell creates a wall of rock that merges into adjoining rock surfaces. The wall of stone is 1 inch thick per four caster levels and composed of up to one 5-foot square per level. You can double the wall’s area by halving its thickness. The wall cannot be conjured so that it occupies the same space as a creature or another object.

A wall of stone can be created in almost any shape the caster desires. The wall created need not be vertical, nor rest upon any firm foundation; however, it must merge with and be solidly supported by existing stone. If used to bridge a chasm, if the span is more than 20 feet, the wall must be arched and buttressed. This requirement reduces the spell’s area by half.

Like any other stone wall, this one can be destroyed by explosives or brought down by bludgeoning or piercing weapons. Each 5-foot square has 15 hit points per inch of thickness and hardness 8. A section of wall whose hit points drop to 0 is breached. If a creature tries to break through the wall with a single attack, the DC for the Strength check is 20 + 2 per inch of thickness.

It is possible to trap mobile opponents within or under a wall of stone, provided the wall is shaped so it can hold the creatures. Creatures avoid entrapment with successful Reflex saves.

Wall Walk

Transmutation

Level: Arcane 3, Divine 4; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Creature touched; Duration: 10 minutes/ level; Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

An improved version of the spider climb spell, wall walk allows for faster, easier movement. The subject can travel on vertical surfaces or ceilings as well as they can walk on the ground. No matter how smooth the wall, the subject of a wall walk spell can run up it or even fight from a sideways position, never needing to make Climb checks to do so. The subject can switch from floor to walls to ceilings as many times as his speed allows.

Unlike the spider climb spell, wall walk doesn’t require the subject to use his hands to climb, so the subject can hold items and wield weapons normally.

Material Component: A black strip of Velcro.

Water Breathing

Transmutation

Level: Acolyte 3, Mage 3; Components: V, S, M/DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Touch; Target: Living creatures touched; Duration: 2 hours/level (see text); Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The transmuted creatures can breathe water freely. Divide the duration evenly among all the creatures touched. The spell does not make creatures unable to breathe air.

Web

Conjuration (Creation)

Level: Mage 2; Components: V, S, M; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level); Effect: Webs in a 20-ft.-radius spread; Duration: 10 minutes/_level; Saving Throw: Reflex negates (see text); Spell Resistance: Yes

The web spell creates a many-layered mass of strong, sticky strands. These strands trap those caught in them. These masses must be anchored to two or more solid and diametrically opposed points—floor and ceiling, opposite walls, and so forth—or else the web collapses upon itself and disappears. Creatures caught within a web or simply touching its strands become entangled among the gluey fibers.

An entangled creature takes a –2 penalty on attack rolls, takes a –4 penalty to effective Dexterity, and can’t move. An entangled character who attempts to cast a spell must make a Concentration check (DC 15) or lose the spell.

Anyone in the effect’s area when the spell is cast must make a Reflex save. If this save succeeds, the creature is not stuck in the webs and is free to act, though moving is slow and may cause it to become stuck (see below). If the save fails, the creature is stuck. A stuck creature can break loose by spending 1 round and succeeding on a Strength check (DC 20) or an Escape Artist check (DC 25). Once loose (either by making the initial Reflex save or a later Strength check or Escape Artist check), a creature may progress through the web very slowly. Each round devoted to moving allows the creature to make a new Strength check or Escape Artist check. The creature moves 5 feet for each full 5 points by which the check result exceeds 10.

The web provides one-quarter cover for every 5 feet of the substance between the character and an opponent—one-half cover for 10 feet of web, three-quarters for 15 feet, and total cover for 20 feet or more.

The strands of a web spell are flammable. Any fire can set them alight and burn away 5 square feet in 1 round. All creatures within flaming webs take 2d4 points of damage from the flames.

Wire Walk

Conjuration (Teleporting)

Level: Arcane 4; Components: V; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Personal and touch; Target: You and touched objects or other touched willing creatures weighing up to 25 lb./level; Duration: Instantaneous; Saving Throw: None and Will negates (object); Spell Resistance: No and yes (object)

You and any other objects or creatures targeted by the spell teleport instantly to the location of a telephone you call. The telephone must be answered; the spell only works over an open line. You arrive adjacent to the device (within 5 feet of it), and any other creatures transported by the spell appear next to you.

For example, you might use a cell phone to call home. As soon as anyone answers the phone (including an answering machine), you could use the spell to teleport home. Willing subjects of the spell (and the objects they carry) need not make a saving throw, nor does spell resistance apply in this instance.

Zone of Truth

Enchantment [Mind-Affecting]

Level: Acolyte 2; Components: V, S, DF; Casting Time: Attack action; Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels); Area: 5-ft.-radius/level emanation; Duration: 1 minute/level; Saving Throw: Will negates; Spell Resistance: Yes

Creatures within the emanation area (or those who enter it) can’t speak any deliberate and intentional lies. Creatures are allowed a save to avoid the effects when the spell is cast or when they first enter the emanation area. Affected creatures are aware of this enchantment. Creatures who leave the area are free to speak as they choose.




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