Tornado (5e Spell)

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Tornado
8th-level conjuration
Casting time: Instantaneous
Range: 100 feet
Components: V, S, M (a piece of silver wool worth 1,000 gp)
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute


You conjure an spiraling cylinder of wind in range, which has a 20 foot radius and 40 foot height. This cylinder becomes difficult terrain for the duration, even for flying creatures. Unattended objects in this cylinder that are Large or smaller are pulled towards the center. A creature that starts its turn in the cylinder must succeed on a Strength save or be pulled to the center of the cylinder, and be restrained while it remains in the center.

All creatures inside the cylinder take damage when this spell is cast, and again at the start of each of your turns. The damage inflicted depends on how many objects and creatures are in the cylinder itself.

Cumulative damage:

Small or Medium: +1d6 bludgeoning
Large: +2d6 bludgeoning
Huge: +3d6 bludgeoning
Unattended Weapons or Ammunition: +1d6 of its respective damage (bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing)

So, for example, three Medium creatures and two spent arrows inside the cylinder would cause this spell to inflict 3d6 bludgeoning and 2d6 piercing to all targets in the cylinder. If one of the Medium creatures escaped on its turn, the bludgeoning damage would decrease to 2d6 at the start of your next turn.

A DM may determine that some creatures or objects inflict other forms of damage. A fire elemental for example may inflict fire damage instead of bludgeoning damage.

Regardless of how many objects are in the cylinder, the damage a creature takes at one time from this spell cannot exceed 12d6.

While an affected target is able to take actions, it can attempt to escape the center of the cylinder and thus remove its restrained condition. Any action that doesn't require movement but moves the creature, such as the misty step spell, automatically succeeds in removing the target. A creature can attempt a more mundane escape by succeeding on a Strength saving throw at any point during its turn.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a 9th level spell slot, it affects creatures Huge creatures and objects.



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