Death Knell

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NameDeath Knell
SchoolNecromancy [Death, Ectomancy, Evil]
LevelArc 2, Blg 2, Blk 1, Clr 2, Death 2, DrgBlw 2, Sin-G 2
ComponentsV, S
Casting Time1 standard action
Recharge TimeGeneral
RangeTouch
TargetLiving creature touched
DurationInstantaneous/10 minutes per HD of subject; see text
Saving ThrowWill negates
Spell ResistanceYes
GroupsDeath Effects
VersionSRD
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 217
Short Description

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

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You draw forth the ebbing life force of a creature and use it to fuel your own power. Upon casting this spell, you touch a living creature that has -1 or fewer hit points. If the subject fails its saving throw, it dies, and you gain 1d8 temporary hit points and a +2 bonus to Strength. Additionally, your effective caster level goes up by +1, improving spell effects dependent on caster level. (This increase in effective caster level does not grant you access to more spells.) These effects last for 10 minutes per HD of the subject creature.

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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