Index of Spells by Level - Shu 4

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Air Walk
Transmutation [Air] 1 standard action SRD
None - Yes (harmless) Air 4, APeace 4, Arc 4, Clr 4, Drd 4, Shu 4 V, S, DF
10 min./level Touch 1 hour
Target: Creature (Gargantuan or smaller) touched

Subject treads on air as if solid (climb at 45-degree angle).

The subject can tread on air as if walking on solid ground. Moving upward is similar to walking up a hill. The maximum upward or downward angle possible is 45 degrees, at a rate equal to one-half the air walker's normal speed.

A strong wind (21+ mph) can push the subject along or hold it back. At the end of its turn each round, the wind blows the air walker 5 feet for each 5 miles per hour of wind speed. The creature may be subject to additional penalties in exceptionally strong or turbulent winds, such as loss of control over movement or physical damage from being buffeted about.

Should the spell duration expire while the subject is still aloft, the magic fails slowly. The subject floats downward 60 feet per round for 1d6 rounds. If it reaches the ground in that amount of time, it lands safely. If not, it falls the rest of the distance, taking 1d6 points of damage per 10 feet of fall. Since dispelling a spell effectively ends it, the subject also descends in this way if the air walk spell is dispelled, but not if it is negated by an antimagic field.

You can cast air walk on a specially trained mount so it can be ridden through the air. You can train a mount to move with the aid of air walk (counts as a trick; see Handle Animal skill) with one week of work and a DC 25 Handle Animal check.

Control Water
Transmutation [Water] 1 standard action SRD
None; see text - No APeace 4, Arc 4, Clr 4, Drd 4, Shu 4, Sor/Wiz 6, Water 4, Watery Death 3, Wuj 6 V, S, M/DF
10 min./level (D) Long 1 hour
Area: Water in a volume of 10 ft./level by 10 ft./level by 2 ft./level (S)

Raises or lowers bodies of water.

Depending on the version you choose, the control water spell raises or lowers water.

Lower Water: This causes water or similar liquid to reduce its depth by as much as 2 feet per caster level (to a minimum depth of 1 inch). The water is lowered within a squarish depression whose sides are up to caster level x 10 feet long. In extremely large and deep bodies of water, such as a deep ocean, the spell creates a whirlpool that sweeps ships and similar craft downward, putting them at risk and rendering them unable to leave by normal movement for the duration of the spell. When cast on water elementals and other water-based creatures, this spell acts as a slow spell (Will negates). The spell has no effect on other creatures.

Raise Water: This causes water or similar liquid to rise in height, just as the lower water version causes it to lower. Boats raised in this way slide down the sides of the hump that the spell creates. If the area affected by the spell includes riverbanks, a beach, or other land nearby, the water can spill over onto dry land.

With either version, you may reduce one horizontal dimension by half and double the other horizontal dimension.

Greater Creeping Cold (F)
  Arc 4, Drd 4, Shu 4  

As creeping cold, but longer duration and more damage.

Cure Critical Wounds
Conjuration (Healing) [Positive] 1 standard action SRD
Will half (harmless); see text - Yes (harmless); see text Adp 4, APeace 4, Arc 4, Blk 4, Brd 4, BVal 4, Clr 4, Drd 5, EmBarachiel 4, Healing 4, Hlr 4, HotD 4, Shu 4 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Creature touched

Cures 4d8 damage +1/level (max +20).

When laying your hand upon a living creature, you channel positive energy that cures 4d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +20).

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

Death Ward
Necromancy [Ectomancy] 1 standard action SRD
Will negates (harmless) - Yes (harmless) APeace 4, Arc 4, Blg 4, ChamGwyn 4, Clr 4, Death 4, Drd 5, Hlr 4, HotD 4, Life 4, Pal 4, Repose 4, Shu 4, Slayer of Domiel 4, Undeath 4 V, S, DF
1 min./level Touch 5 minutes
Target: Living creature touched

Grants immunity to death spells and negative energy effects.

The subject is immune to all death spells, magical death effects, energy drain, and any negative energy effects.

This spell doesn't remove negative levels that the subject has already gained, nor does it affect the saving throw necessary 24 hours after gaining a negative level.

Death ward does not protect against other sorts of attacks even if those attacks might be lethal.

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.

Dimensional Anchor
Abjuration 1 standard action SRD
None - Yes (object) Arc 4, Clr 4, Dem 3, Demonic 4, KotC 4, Portal 3, Shu 4, Sor/Wiz 4 V, S
1 min./level Medium General
Effect: Ray

Bars extradimensional movement.

A green ray springs from your outstretched hand. You must make a ranged touch attack to hit the target. Any creature or object struck by the ray is covered with a shimmering emerald field that completely blocks extradimensional travel. Forms of movement barred by a dimensional anchor include astral projection, blink, dimension door, ethereal jaunt, etherealness, gate, maze, plane shift, shadow walk, teleport, and similar spell-like or psionic abilities. The spell also prevents the use of a gate or teleportation circle for the duration of the spell.

A dimensional anchor does not interfere with the movement of creatures already in ethereal or astral form when the spell is cast, nor does it block extradimensional perception or attack forms. Also, dimensional anchor does not prevent summoned creatures from disappearing at the end of a summoning spell.

Discern Lies
Divination 1 standard action SRD
Will negates - No APeace 4, Arc 4, BVal 3, ChamGwyn 3, Clr 4, Drow 4, Inquisition 4, KotC 4, Mind 4, Nobility 4, Pal 3, Shu 4, Truth 4, Tyranny 3, Vassal of Bahamut 3 V, S, DF
Concentration, up to 1 round/level Close 6 hours
Targets: One creature/level, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

Reveals deliberate falsehoods.

Each round, you concentrate on one subject, who must be within range. You know if the subject deliberately and knowingly speaks a lie by discerning disturbances in its aura caused by lying. The spell does not reveal the truth, uncover unintentional inaccuracies, or necessarily reveal evasions.

Each round, you may concentrate on a different subject.

Abjuration 1 standard action SRD
Will negates; see text - Yes APeace 4, Arc 4, Balance 4, Clr 4, Dem 4, Exorcism 4, KotC 4, Shu 4, Sor/Wiz 5, Wuj 4 V, S, DF
Instant Close General
Target: One extraplanar creature

Forces a creature to return to native plane.

This spell forces an extraplanar creature back to its proper plane if it fails a special Will save (DC = spells save DC - creatures HD + your caster level). If the spell is successful, the creature is instantly whisked away, but there is a 20% chance of actually sending the subject to a plane other than its own.

Fire Shield
Evocation [Cold] [Fire] 1 standard action SRD
- Arc 4, Duskblade 4, Fire 5, Retribution 4, Shu 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Sun 4, Wmg 3, Wuj 4 V, S, M/DF
1 round/level (D) Personal General
Target: You

Creatures attacking you take fire damage; you're protected from heat or cold.

This spell wreathes you in flame and causes damage to each creature that attacks you in melee. The flames also protect you from either cold-based or fire-based attacks (your choice).

Any creature striking you with its body or a handheld weapon deals normal damage, but at the same time the attacker takes 1d6 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +15). This damage is either cold damage (if the shield protects against fire-based attacks) or fire damage (if the shield protects against cold-based attacks). If the attacker has spell resistance, it applies to this effect. Creatures wielding weapons with exceptional reach are not subject to this damage if they attack you.

When casting this spell, you appear to immolate yourself, but the flames are thin and wispy, giving off light equal to only half the illumination of a normal torch (10 feet). The color of the flames is determined randomly (50% chance of either color) blue or green if the chill shield is cast, violet or blue if the warm shield is employed. The special powers of each version are as follows.

Warm Shield: The flames are warm to the touch. You take only half damage from cold-based attacks. If such an attack allows a Reflex save for half damage, you take no damage on a successful save.

Chill Shield: The flames are cool to the touch. You take only half damage from fire-based attacks. If such an attack allows a Reflex save for half damage, you take no damage on a successful save.

Flame Arrow
Transmutation [Fire] 1 standard action SRD
None - No Arc 4, Shu 4, Sor/Wiz 3, Wmg 3 V, S, M
10 min./level Close General
Target: Fifty projectiles, all of which must be in contact with each other at the time of casting

Arrows deal +1d6 fire damage.

You turn ammunition (such as arrows, bolts, shuriken, and stones) into fiery projectiles. Each piece of ammunition deals an extra 1d6 points of fire damage to any target it hits. A flaming projectile can easily ignite a flammable object or structure, but it wont ignite a creature it strikes.

Hallucinatory Terrain
Illusion (Glamer) 10 minutes SRD
Will disbelief (if interacted with) - No Arc 4, Brd 4, Gnome 5, Shu 4, Sor/Wiz 4 V, S, M
2 hours/level (D) Long 6 hours
Area: One 30-ft. cube/level (S)

Makes one type of terrain appear like another (field into forest, or the like).

You make natural terrain look, sound, and smell like some other sort of natural terrain. Structures, equipment, and creatures within the area are not hidden or changed in appearance.

Illusory Wall
Illusion (Figment) 1 standard action SRD
Will disbelief (if interacted with) - No Arc 4, Shu 4, Sor/Wiz 4 V, S
Permanent Close 24 hours
Effect: Image 1 ft. by 10 ft. by 10 ft.

Wall, floor, or ceiling looks real, but anything can pass through.

This spell creates the illusion of a wall, floor, ceiling, or similar surface. It appears absolutely real when viewed, but physical objects can pass through it without difficulty. When the spell is used to hide pits, traps, or normal doors, any detection abilities that do not require sight work normally. Touch or a probing search reveals the true nature of the surface, though such measures do not cause the illusion to disappear.

Lightning Bolt
Evocation [Electricity] 1 standard action SRD
Reflex half - Yes Adp 3, Arc 3, Shu 4, Sor/Wiz 3, Wmg 3 V, S, M
Instant 120 ft. General
Area: 120-ft. line

Electricity deals 1d6/level damage.

You release a powerful stroke of electrical energy that deals 1d6 points of electricity damage per caster level (maximum 10d6) to each creature within its area. The bolt begins at your fingertips.

The lightning bolt sets fire to combustibles and damages objects in its path. It can melt metals with a low melting point, such as lead, gold, copper, silver, or bronze. If the damage caused to an interposing barrier shatters or breaks through it, the bolt may continue beyond the barrier if the spells range permits; otherwise, it stops at the barrier just as any other spell effect does.

Locate Creature
Divination 1 standard action SRD
None - No Arc 4, Asn 4, Beguiler 4, Brd 4, MH 4, Shu 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Wuj 4 V, S, M
10 min./level Long 4 hours
Area: Circle, centered on you, with a radius of 400 ft. + 40 ft./level

Indicates direction to familiar creature.

You sense the direction of a known or familiar creature. You slowly turn and sense when you are facing in the direction of the creature to be located, provided it is within range. You also know in which direction the creature is moving, if any.

The spell can locate a creature of a specific kind or a specific creature known to you. It cannot find a creature of a certain type. To find a kind of creature, you must have seen such a creature up close (within 30 feet) at least once.

Running water blocks the spell. It cannot detect objects. It can be fooled by mislead, nondetection, and polymorph spells.

Neutralize Poison
Conjuration (Healing) 1 standard action SRD
Will negates (harmless, object) - Yes (harmless, object) Adp 3, APeace 4, Arc 4, Brd 4, BVal 3, ChamGwyn 4, Clr 4, Drd 3, Feast 4, Hlr 3, Pal 4, Rgr 3, Shu 4 V, S, M/DF
10 min./level Touch 1 hour
Target: Creature or object of up to 1 cu. ft./level touched

Immunizes subject against poison, detoxifies venom in or on subject.

You detoxify any sort of venom in the creature or object touched. A poisoned creature suffers no additional 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 need not make any saves against poison effects applied to it during 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.

Transmutation 1 standard action SRD
None or Will negates (object) - No or Yes (object) Arc 3, Drd 3, Shu 4 V, S, DF
Instant Medium General
Target or Area: One 20-ft. cube/level (S) or one fire-based magic item

Extinguishes nonmagical fires or one magic item.

Quench is often used to put out forest fires and other conflagrations. It extinguishes all nonmagical fires in its area. The spell also dispels any fire spells in its area, though you must succeed on a dispel check (1d20 +1 per caster level, maximum +15) against each spell to dispel it. The DC to dispel such spells is 11 + the caster level of the fire spell.

Each elemental (fire) creature within the area of a quench spell takes 1d6 points of damage per caster level (maximum 15d6, no save allowed).

Alternatively, you can target the spell on a single magic item that creates or controls flame. The item loses all its fire-based magical abilities for 1d4 hours unless it succeeds on a Will save. (Artifacts are immune to this effect.)

Restoration (M)
Conjuration (Healing) 3 rounds SRD
Will negates (harmless) - Yes (harmless) Adp 4, APeace 4, Arc 4, BVal 4, ChamGwyn 4, Clr 4, Hlr 3, HotD 4, Pal 4, Shu 4 V, S, M
Instant Touch General
Target: Creature Touched
Materials: Diamond dust worth 100 gp that is sprinkled over the target.

Restores level and ability score drains.

This spell 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. A character who has a level restored by restoration has exactly the minimum number of experience points necessary to restore him or her to his or her previous level.

Restoration cures all temporary ability damage, and it restores all points permanently drained from a single ability score (your choice if more than one is drained). It also eliminates any fatigue or exhaustion suffered by the target.

Restoration does not restore levels or Constitution points lost due to death.

Spell Immunity
Abjuration 1 standard action SRD
Will negates (harmless) - Yes (harmless) APeace 4, Arc 4, Clr 4, Protection 4, Shu 4, Strength 4 V, S, DF
10 min./level Touch 1 hour
Target: Creature touched

Subject is immune to one spell per four levels.

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, that 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 super-natural or extraordinary abilities, such as breath weapons or gaze attacks.

Only a particular spell can be protected against, not a certain domain or school of spells or a group of spells that are similar in effect.

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

Spike Stones
Transmutation [Earth] 1 standard action SRD
Reflex partial - Yes Arc 4, Drd 4, Earth 4, Shu 4 V, S, DF
1 hour/level (D) Medium 6 hours
Area: One 20-ft. square/level

Creatures in area take 1d8 damage, may be lowed.

Rocky ground, stone floors, and similar surfaces shape themselves into long, sharp points that blend into the background.

Spike stones impede progress through an area and deal damage. Any creature moving on foot into or through the spells area moves at half speed.

In addition, each creature moving through the area takes 1d8 points of piercing damage for each 5 feet of movement through the spiked area.

Any creature that takes damage from this spell must also succeed on a Reflex save to avoid injuries to its feet and legs. A failed save causes the creatures speed to be reduced to half normal for 24 hours or until the injured creature receives a cure spell (which also restores lost hit points). Another character can remove the penalty by taking 10 minutes to dress the injuries and succeeding on a Heal check against the spells save DC.

Spike stones is a magic trap that can't be disabled with the Disable Device skill.

Note: Magic traps such as spike stones are hard to detect. A rogue (only) can use the Search skill to find spike stones. The DC is 25 + spell level, or DC 29 for spike stones.

Wall of Fire
Evocation [Fire] 1 standard action SRD
None - Yes Adp 4, Arc 4, Blg 4, Drd 5, Fire 4, Shu 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Wmg 4, Wuj 4 V, S, M/DF
Concentration + 1 round/level Medium General
Effect: Opaque sheet of flame up to 20 ft. long/level or a ring of fire with a radius of up to 5 ft. per two levels; either form 20 ft. high

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

An immobile, blazing curtain of shimmering violet fire springs into existence. One side of the wall, selected by you, 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 on your turn each round to all creatures in the area. In addition, the wall deals 2d6 points of fire damage +1 point of fire damage per caster level (maximum +20) to any creature passing through it. The wall deals double damage to undead creatures.

If you evoke the wall so that it appears where creatures are, each creature takes damage as if passing through the wall. 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 fire can be made permanent with a permanency spell. A permanent wall of fire that is extinguished by cold damage becomes inactive for 10 minutes, then reforms at normal strength.