Contagion

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NameContagion
SchoolNecromancy [Evil]
LevelAdp 3, Arc 3, Blg 3, Blk 3, Clr 3, Corruption 3, Decay 3, Destruction 3, Drd 3, Pestilence 3, Sor/Wiz 4, Wmg 4
ComponentsV, S
Casting Time1 standard action
Recharge TimeGeneral
RangeTouch
TargetLiving creature touched
DurationInstantaneous
Saving ThrowFortitude negates
Spell ResistanceYes
VersionSRD
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 213
Short Description

Infects subject with chosen disease.

Living GreyhawkOpen

The subject contracts a disease selected from the table below, which strikes immediately (no incubation period). The DC noted is for the subsequent saves (use contagions normal save DC for the initial saving throw).

DiseaseDC Damage
Blinding sickness 16 1d4 Str (1)
Cackle fever 16 1d6 Wis
Filth fever 12 1d3 Dex and 1d3 Con
Mindfire 12 1d4 Int
Red ache 15 1d6 Str
Shakes 13 1d8 Dex
Slimy doom 14 1d4 Con

1 Each time a victim takes 2 or more points of Strength damage from blinding sickness, he or she must make another Fortitude save (using the disease's save DC) or be permanently blinded.

Source Copyright: System Reference Document Copyright 2000-2003, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, James Wyatt, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

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