Dictum

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NameDictum
SchoolEvocation [Sonic, Lawful]
LevelArc 7, Clr 7, Dwarf 7, Inquisition 7, Law 7
ComponentsV
Casting Time1 standard action
Recharge TimeGeneral
Range40 ft.
AreaNonlawful creatures in a 40-ft.-radius spread centered on you
DurationInstantaneous
Saving ThrowNone or Will negates; see text
Spell ResistanceYes
GroupsDeath Effects
VersionSRD
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 220
Short Description

Kills, paralyzes, slows, or deafens nonlawful subjects.

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Any nonlawful creature within the area of a dictum spell suffers the following ill effects.

HD Effect

Equal to caster level

Deafened

Up to caster level -1

Slowed, deafened

Up to caster level -5

Paralyzed, slowed, deafened

Up to caster level -10

Killed, paralyzed, slowed, deafened

The effects are cumulative and concurrent. No saving throw is allowed against these effects.

Deafened: The creature is deafened for 1d4 rounds.

Slowed: The creature is slowed, as by the slow spell, for 2d4 rounds.

Paralyzed: The creature is paralyzed and helpless for 1d10 minutes.

Killed: Living creatures die. Undead creatures are destroyed.

Furthermore, if you are on your home plane when you cast this spell, nonlawful extraplanar creatures within the area are instantly banished back to their home planes. Creatures so banished cannot return for at least 24 hours. This effect takes place regardless of whether the creatures hear the dictum. The banishment effect allows a Will save (at a 4 penalty) to negate.

Creatures whose HD exceed your caster level are unaffected by dictum.

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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