Index of Spells by Level - HB 4

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Full Description
Assay Spell Resistance
  Arc 4, Clr 4, HB 4, Sor/Wiz 4  

Gain +10 bonus to caster level checks for spell resistance against one creature.

Baleful Polymorph
Transmutation (Polymorph) 1 standard action SRD
Fortitude negates, Will partial; see text - Yes Adp 5, Arc 5, Drd 5, HB 4, Sin-G 5, Sor/Wiz 5, Transformation 6, Wuj 5 V, S
Permanent Close General
Target: One creature

Transforms subject into harmless animal.

As polymorph, except that you change the subject into a Small or smaller animal of no more than 1 HD. If the new form would prove fatal to the creature the subject gets a +4 bonus on the save.

If the spell succeeds, the subject must also make a Will save. If this second save fails, the creature loses its extraordinary, supernatural, and spell-like abilities, loses its ability to cast spells (if it had the ability), and gains the alignment, special abilities, and Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores of its new form in place of its own. It still retains its class and level (or HD), as well as all benefits deriving therefrom (such as base attack bonus, base save bonuses, and hit points). It retains any class features (other than spellcasting) that aren't extraordinary, supernatural, or spell-like abilities.

Incorporeal or gaseous creatures are immune to being polymorphed, and a creature with the shapechanger subtype can revert to its natural form as a standard action.

Break Enchantment
Abjuration 1 minute SRD
See text - No Adp 5, APeace 5, Arc 5, Beguiler 5, Brd 4, ChamGwyn 4, Clr 5, EmBarachiel 4, HB 4, Hlr 5, Liberation 5, Luck 5, Pal 4, Sor/Wiz 5, Spell 5 V, S
Instant Close 1 hour
Targets: Up to one creature per level, all within 30 ft. of each other

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

This spell frees victims from enchantments, transmutations, and curses. Break enchantment can reverse even an instantaneous effect. For each such effect, you make a caster level check (1d20 + caster level, maximum +15) against a DC of 11 + caster level of the effect. Success means that the creature is free of the spell, curse, or effect. For a cursed magic item, the DC is 25.

If the spell is one that cannot be dispelled by dispel magic, break enchantment works only if that spell is 5th level or lower.

If the effect comes from some permanent magic item break enchantment does not remove the curse from the item, but it does frees the victim from the items effects.

Contact Other Plane
Divination 10 minutes SRD
- HB 4, Sor/Wiz 5 V
Concentration Personal 6 hours
Target: You

Lets you ask question of extraplanar entity.

You send your mind to another plane of existence (an Elemental Plane or some plane farther removed) in order to receive advice and information from powers there. (See the accompanying table for possible consequences and results of the attempt.) The powers reply in a language you understand, but they resent such contact and give only brief answers to your questions. (All questions are answered with yes, no, maybe, never, irrelevant, or some other one-word answer.)

You must concentrate on maintaining the spell (a standard action) in order to ask questions at the rate of one per round. A question is answered by the power during the same round. For every two caster levels, you may ask one question.

Contact with minds far removed from your home plane increases the probability that you will incur a decrease to Intelligence and Charisma, but the chance of the power knowing the answer, as well as the probability of the entity answering correctly, are likewise increased by moving to distant planes.

Once the Outer Planes are reached, the power of the deity contacted determines the effects. (Random results obtained from the table are subject to the personalities of individual deities.)

On rare occasions, this divination may be blocked by an act of certain deities or forces.

Plane Contacted Avoid Int/Cha Decrease True Answer Dont Know Lie Random Answer
Elemental Plane DC 7/1 week 01-34 35-62 63-83 84-100
Elemental Plane (appropriate) (DC 7/1 week) (01-68) (69-75) (76-98) (99-100)
Positive/Negative Energy Plane DC 8/1 week 01-39 40-65 66-86 87-100
Astral Plane DC 9/1 week 01-44 45-67 68-88 89-100
Outer Plane, demideity DC 10/2 weeks 01-49 50-70 71-91 92-100
Outer Plane, lesser deity DC 12/3 weeks 01-60 61-75 76-95 96-100
Outer Plane, intermediate deity DC 14/4 weeks 01-73 74-81 82-98 99-100
Outer Plane, greater deity DC 16/5 weeks 01-88 89-90 91-99 100

Avoid Int/Cha Decrease: You must succeed on an Intelligence check against this DC to avoid a decrease in Intelligence and Charisma. If the check fails, your Intelligence and Charisma scores each fall to 8 for the stated duration, and you become unable to cast arcane spells. If you lose Intelligence and Charisma, the effect strikes as soon as the first question is asked, and no answer is received. (The entries in parentheses are for questions that pertain to the appropriate Elemental Plane.)

Results of a Successful Contact: d% is rolled for the result shown on the table:

True Answer: You get a true, one-word answer. Questions that cannot be answered in this way are answered randomly.

Dont Know: The entity tells you that it doesn't know.

Lie: The entity intentionally lies to you.

Random Answer: The entity tries to lie but doesn't know the answer, so it makes one up.

Cursed Blade
  Asn 4, HB 4  
    30 minutes

Swift, Creature gains a curse that prevents healing or raising until removed.

Detect Scrying
Divination 1 standard action SRD
None - No Arc 4, Brd 4, HB 4, Planning 5, Shu 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Wealth 4 V, S, M
1 day 40 ft. General
Area: 40-ft.-radius emanation centered on you

Alerts you of magical eavesdropping.

You immediately become aware of any attempt to observe you by means of a divination (scrying) spell or effect. The spells area radiates from you and moves as you move. You know the location of every magical sensor within the spells area.

If the scrying attempt originates within the area, you also know its location; otherwise, you and the scrier immediately make opposed caster level checks (1d20 + caster level). If you at least match the scriers result, you get a visual image of the scrier and an accurate sense of his or her direction and distance from you.

Dimension Door
Conjuration (Teleportation) 1 standard action SRD
None and Will negates (object) - No and Yes (object) Arc 5, Asn 4, Brd 4, Duskblade 4, HB 4, Hoard 4, Portal 4, Portal (alt) 4, Shu 5, Slayer of Domiel 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Travel 4, Wuj 4 V
Instant Long General
Target: You and touched objects or other touched willing creatures

Teleports you short distance.

You instantly transfer yourself from your current location to any other spot within range. You always arrive at exactly the spot desired-whether by simply visualizing the area or by stating direction. After using this spell, you can't take any other actions until your next turn. You can bring along objects as long as their weight doesnt exceed your maximum load. You may also bring one additional willing Medium or smaller creature (carrying gear or objects up to its maximum load) or its equivalent per three caster levels. A Large creature counts as two Medium creatures, a Huge creature counts as two Large creatures, and so forth. All creatures to be transported must be in contact with one another, and at least one of those creatures must be in contact with you.

If you arrive in a place that is already occupied by a solid body, you and each creature traveling with you take 1d6 points of damage and are shunted 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, you and each creature traveling with you take an additional 2d6 points of damage and are shunted to a free space within 1,000 feet. If there is no free space within 1,000 feet, you and each creature travelling with you take an additional 4d6 points of damage and the spell simply fails.

Dominate Person
Enchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-Affecting] 1 round SRD
Will negates - Yes Beguiler 5, Brd 4, Domination 4, HB 4, Sor/Wiz 5, Wuj 5 V, S
1 day/level Close 1 hour
Target: One humanoid

Controls humanoid telepathically.

You can control the actions of any humanoid creature through a telepathic link that you establish with the subjects mind.

If you and the subject have a common language, you can generally force the subject to perform as you desire, within the limits of its abilities. If no common language exists, you can communicate only basic commands, such as Come here, Go there, Fight, and Stand still. You know what the subject is experiencing, but you do not receive direct sensory input from it, nor can it communicate with you telepathically.

Once you have given a dominated creature a command, it continues to attempt to carry out that command to the exclusion of all other activities except those necessary for day-to-day survival (such as sleeping, eating, and so forth). Because of this limited range of activity, a Sense Motive check against DC 15 (rather than DC 25) can determine that the subjects behavior is being influenced by an enchantment effect (see the Sense Motive skill description).

Changing your instructions or giving a dominated creature a new command is the equivalent of redirecting a spell, so it is a move action.

By concentrating fully on the spell (a standard action), you can receive full sensory input as interpreted by the mind of the subject, though it still can't communicate with you. You can't actually see through the subjects eyes, so it's not as good as being there yourself, but you still get a good idea of what's going on.

Subjects resist this control, and any subject forced to take actions against its nature receives a new saving throw with a +2 bonus. Obviously self-destructive orders are not carried out. Once control is established, the range at which it can be exercised is unlimited, as long as you and the subject are on the same plane. You need not see the subject to control it.

If you don't spend at least 1 round concentrating on the spell each day, the subject receives a new saving throw to throw off the domination.

Protection from evil or a similar spell can prevent you from exercising control or using the telepathic link while the subject is so warded, but such an effect neither prevents the establishment of domination nor dispels it.

Early Twilight
  Arc 4, Clr 4, HB 4, Sor/Wiz 4  

Reduce light in 80-ft.-radius cylinder.

Necromancy [Negative] 1 standard action SRD
None - Yes Decay 4, Duskblade 4, HB 4, Hunger 4, Necro 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Suffering 4 V, S
Instant Close General
Effect: Ray of negative energy

Subject gains 1d4 negative levels.

You point your finger and utter the incantation, releasing a black ray of crackling negative energy that suppresses the life force of any living creature it strikes. You must make a ranged touch attack to hit. If the attack succeeds, the subject gains 1d4 negative levels.

If the subject has at least as many negative levels as HD, it dies. Each negative level gives a creature a -1 penalty on attack rolls, saving throws, skill checks, ability checks, and effective level (for determining the power, duration, DC, and other details of spells or special abilities).

Additionally, a spellcaster loses one spell or spell slot from his or her highest available level. Negative levels stack.

Assuming the subject survives, it regains lost levels after a number of hours equal to your caster level (maximum 15 hours). Usually, negative levels have a chance of permanently draining the victims levels, but the negative levels from enervation don't last long enough to do so.

An undead creature struck by the ray gains 1d4x5 temporary hit points for 1 hour.

Necromancy [Fear] [Mind-Affecting] 1 standard action SRD
Will partial - Yes Brd 3, HB 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Tyranny 4 V, S, M
1 round/level or 1 round; see text 30 ft. General
Area: Cone-shaped burst

Subjects within cone flee for 1 round/level.

An invisible cone of terror causes each living creature in the area to become panicked unless it succeeds on a Will save. If cornered, a panicked creature begins cowering. If the Will save succeeds, the creature is shaken for 1 round.

Greater Invisibility
Illusion (Glamer) 1 standard action SRD
Will negates (harmless) - Yes (harmless) or Yes (harmless, object) Arc 5, Asn 4, Beguiler 4, Brd 4, HB 4, Shu 5, Slayer of Domiel 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Wuj 4 V, S
1 round/level (D) Personal or touch General
Target: You or creature touched

As invisibility, but subject can attack and stay invisible.

This spell functions like invisibility, except that it doesnt end if the subject attacks.

Phantasmal Killer
Illusion (Phantasm) [Fear] [Mind-Affecting] 1 standard action SRD
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
Target: One living creature

Fearsome illusion kills subject or deals 3d6 damage.

You create a 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 see the phantasmal killer. You see only a vague shape. The target first gets a Will save to recognize the image as unreal. If that save fails, the phantasm touches the subject, and the subject must succeed on a Fortitude save or die from fear. Even if the Fortitude save is successful, the subject takes 3d6 points of damage.

If the subject of a phantasmal killer attack succeeds in disbelieving and is wearing a helm of telepathy, the beast can be turned upon you. You must then disbelieve it or become subject to its deadly fear attack.

Transmutation (Polymorph) 1 standard action SRD
None - No Adp 4, Arc 4, HB 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Transformation 5, Wuj 4 V, S, M
1 min./level (D) Touch 30 minutes
Target: Willing living creature touched

Gives one willing subject a new form.

This spell functions like alter self, except that you change the willing subject into another form of living creature. The new form may be of the same type as the subject or any of the following types: aberration, animal, dragon, fey, giant, humanoid, magical beast, monstrous humanoid, ooze, plant, or vermin. The assumed form can't have more Hit Dice than your caster level (or the subject's HD, whichever is lower), to a maximum of 15 HD at 15th level. You can't cause a subject to assume a form smaller than Fine, nor can you cause a subject to assume an incorporeal or gaseous form. The subject's creature type and subtype (if any) change to match the new form.

Upon changing, the subject regains lost hit points as if it had rested for a night (though this healing does not restore temporary ability damage and provide other benefits of resting; and changing back does not heal the subject further). If slain, the subject reverts to its original form, though it remains dead.

The subject gains the Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution scores of the new form but retains its own Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores. It also gains all extraordinary special attacks possessed by the form but does not gain the extraordinary special qualities possessed by the new form or any supernatural or spell-like abilities.

Incorporeal or gaseous creatures are immune to being polymorphed, and a creature with the shapechanger subtype can revert to its natural form as a standard action.

Scrying (F)
Divination (Scrying) 1 hour SRD
Will negates - Yes APeace 5, Arc 5, Brd 3, Clr 5, Drd 4, EmBarachiel 3, HB 4, MH 3, Oracle 4, Shu 5, Sin-L 5, Sor/Wiz 4, Wuj 4 V, S, F, M/DF
1 min./level See text General
Effect: Magical sensor
Focus: A: A mirror of finely wrought and highly polished silver costing not less than 1,000 gp. The mirror must be at least 2 feet by 4 feet.

Spies on subject from a distance.

You can see and hear some creature, which may be at any distance. If the subject succeeds on a Will save, the scrying attempt simply 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, it gets a +5 bonus on its Will save.

KnowledgeWill Save Modifier
Secondhand (you have heard of the subject)+5
Firsthand (you have met the subject)+0
Familiar (you know the subject well)-5

1) You must have some sort of connection to a creature you have no knowledge of.

ConnectionWill Save Modifier
Likeness or picture-2
Possession or garment-4
Body part, lock of hair, bit of nail, etc.,-10

If the save fails, you can see and hear the subject and the subjects 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. As with all divination (scrying) spells, the sensor has your full visual acuity, including any magical effects. In addition, the following spells have a 5% chance per caster level of operating through the sensor: detect chaos, detect evil, detect good, detect law, detect magic, and message.

If the save succeeds, you can't attempt to scry on that subject again for at least 24 hours.

Evocation 10 minutes SRD
None - No APeace 4, Arc 4, Beguiler 5, Clr 4, EmBarachiel 4, HB 4, Herald 4, Sor/Wiz 5, Trade 4 V, S, M/DF
1 round; see text See text General
Target: One creature

Delivers short message anywhere, instantly.

You contact a particular creature with which you are familiar and send a short message of twenty-five words or less to the subject. The subject recognizes you if it knows you. It can answer in like manner immediately. A creature with an Intelligence score as low as 1 can understand the sending, though the subject's ability to react is limited as normal by its Intelligence score. Even if the sending is received, the subject is not obligated to act upon it in any manner.

If the creature in question is not on the same plane of existence as you are, there is a 5% chance that the sending does not arrive. (Local conditions on other planes may worsen this chance considerably.)

Shadow Form
    Complete Adventurer
  Asn 4, HB 4, Sor/Wiz 5  
    5 minutes

Gain +4 on Hide, Move Silently, and Escape Artist checks, and concealment; you can move through obstacles if you have ranks in Escape Artist.

Solid Fog
Conjuration (Creation) 1 standard action SRD
None - No Beguiler 4, HB 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Wuj 4 V, S, M
1 min./level Medium General
Effect: Fog spreads in 20-ft. radius, 20 ft. high

Blocks vision and slows movement.

A bank of fog billows out from the point you designate. The fog obscures all sight, including darkvision, beyond 5 feet. A creature within 5 feet has concealment (attacks have 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 solid fog is so thick that any creature attempting to move through it progresses at a speed of 5 feet, regardless of its normal speed, and it takes a -2 penalty on all melee attack and melee damage rolls. The vapors prevent effective ranged weapon attacks (except for magic rays and the like). A creature or object that falls into solid fog is slowed, so that each 10 feet of vapor that it passes through reduces falling damage by 1d6. A creature can't take a 5-foot step while in solid fog.

However, unlike normal fog, only a severe wind (31+ mph) disperses these vapors, and it does so in 1 round.

Solid fog can be made permanent with a permanency spell. A permanent solid fog dispersed by wind reforms in 10 minutes.

The spell does not function underwater.

Spell Theft
  Brd 4, HB 4, Sor/Wiz 5  

Dispel spells on target and gain their benefit

for yourself.

    Complete Arcane
  Brd 4, HB 4, Sor/Wiz 4  

All actions involving random elements are rolled twice and the worse roll is used.