Index of Spells by Theme Group - Death Effects

DescriptionThese are spells that cause your foe to die, NOW!
Name
Save - Res Level Comps
Dur Range Recharge
Description
Blasphemy
None or Will negates; see text - Yes Arc 7, Clr 7, DrgBlw 7, Evil 7, Hatred 7, Mysticism 7, Orc 7 V
Instant 40 ft. General

Kills, paralyzes, weakens, or dazes nonevil subjects.

Circle of Death (M)
Fortitude negates - Yes Arc 6, Blg 6, Sor/Wiz 6, Wmg 6 V, S, M
Instant Medium General

Kills 1d4/level HD of creatures.

Cloudkill
Fortitude partial; see text - No Arc 6, Shu 6, Sor/Wiz 5, Wmg 5 V, S
1 min./level Medium General

Kills 3 HD or less; 4-6 HD save or die, 6+ HD take Con damage.

Death by Thorns
  Corrupt 7  
    General

Up to three creatures die in 1d4 rounds or are incapacitated, taking 4d6 damage.

Death Knell
Will negates - Yes Arc 2, Blg 2, Blk 1, Clr 2, Death 2, DrgBlw 2, Sin-G 2 V, S
Instant/10 minutes per HD of subject; see text Touch General

Kills dying creature; you gain 1d8 temporary hp, +2 to Str, and +1 level.

Destruction (F)
Fortitude partial - Yes Arc 7, Clr 7, Death 7, Repose 7, Slime 7 V, S, F
Instant Close General

Kills subject and destroys remains.

Dictum
None or Will negates; see text - Yes Arc 7, Clr 7, Dwarf 7, Inquisition 7, Law 7 V
Instant 40 ft. General

Kills, paralyzes, slows, or deafens nonlawful subjects.

Finger of Death
Fortitude partial - Yes Arc 6, Blg 6, Drd 8, Sor/Wiz 7, Wmg 7 V, S
Instant Close General

Kills one subject.

Gutwrench
  Sor/Wiz 8  
    General

Kills subject and gives you 4d6 temporary hit points and +4 Strength.

Holy Word
None or Will negates; see text - Yes Arc 7, Clr 7, Exalted Arcanist 7, Exorcism 7, Good 7, Mysticism 7 V
Instant 40 ft. General

Kills, paralyzes, blinds, or deafens nongood subjects.

Implosion
Fortitude negates - Yes Arc 9, Blg 9, Clr 9, Destruction 9, Shu 9, Slime 9, Wmg 9 V, S
Concentration (up to 4 rounds) Close General

Kills one creature/round.

Leonal's Roar
  Arc 8, Drd 8  
    General

Kills, paralyzes, weakens, or dazes nongood subjects, and deals 2d6 points of sonic damage.

Phantasmal Killer
Will disbelief (if interacted with), then Fortitude partial; see text - Yes Dream 4, Duskblade 4, HB 4, Illusion 4, Madness 6, MH 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Wmg 4 V, S
Instant Medium General

Fearsome illusion kills subject or deals 3d6 damage.

Power Word Kill
None - Yes Beguiler 9, Darkness 9, Orc 9, Sor/Wiz 9, War 9, Wuj 9 V
Instant Close General

Kills one creature with 100 hp or less.

Final Rebuke
  Sor/Wiz 7  
    General

As rebuke except the target must save or die.

Righteous Glare
  Arc 7, Clr 7, Sor/Wiz 7  
    General

Your gaze attack kills evil creatures with less than 5 HD, causes fear in others.

Slay Living
Fortitude partial - Yes Arc 5, Clr 5, Death 5, DrgBlw 5, Repose 5 V, S
Instant Touch General

Touch attack kills subject.

Symbol of Death (M)
Fortitude negates - Yes Arc 8, Clr 8, Sor/Wiz 8, Wuj 8 V, S, M
See text 0 ft.; see text General

Triggered rune slays nearby creatures.

Wail of the Banshee
Fortitude negates - Yes Death 9, Deathbound 9, Hatred 9, Repose 9, Sor/Wiz 9, Wmg 9 V
Instant Close General

Kills one creature/level.

Weird
Will disbelief (if interacted with), then Fortitude partial; see text - Yes Dream 9, Illusion 9, Madness 9, Mind 9, Sor/Wiz 9, Wmg 9 V, S
Instant Medium General

As phantasmal killer, but affects all within 30 ft.

Word of Balance
  Arc 7, Balance 7, Drd 7  
    General

Kills, paralyzes, weakens, or nauseates nonneutral creatures.

Word of Chaos
None or Will negates; see text - Yes Arc 7, Chaos 7, Clr 7, Drow 7 V
Instant 40 ft. General

Kills, confuses, stuns, or deafens nonchaotic subjects.

Wrathful Castigation
  Sor/Wiz 8  
    General

Target dies or may be dazed and -4 on all saves for 1 round/level.