Fire Trap

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NameFire Trap
SchoolAbjuration [Fire]
LevelArc 2, Blg 2, Drd 2, Greed 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Wmg 2, Wuj 4
ComponentsV, S, M
Casting Time10 minutes
Recharge Time24 hours
TargetObject touched
DurationPermanent until discharged (D)
Saving ThrowReflex half; see text
Spell ResistanceYes
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 231
Short Description

Opened object deals 1d4 +1/level damage.

Medium Description

Opened object deals 1d4 +1/level (max +20) fire damage.


A half-pound of gold dust (cost 25 gp) sprinkled on the warded object.

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Fire trap creates a fiery explosion when an intruder opens the item that the trap protects. A fire trap can ward any object that can be opened and closed.

When casting fire trap, you select a point on the object as the spells center. When someone other than you opens the object, a fiery explosion fills the area within a 5-foot radius around the spells center. The flames deal 1d4 points of fire damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +20). The item protected by the trap is not harmed by this explosion.

A fire trapped item cannot have a second closure or warding spell placed on it.

A knock spell does not bypass a fire trap. An unsuccessful dispel magic spell does not detonate the spell.

Underwater, this ward deals half damage and creates a large cloud of steam.

You can use the fire trapped object without discharging it, as can any individual to whom the object was specifically attuned when cast. Attuning a fire trapped object to an individual usually involves setting a password that you can share with friends.

Note: Magic traps such as fire trap are hard to detect and disable. A rogue (only) can use the Search skill to find a fire trap and Disable Device to thwart it. The DC in each case is 25 + spell level (DC 27 for a druids fire trap or DC 29 for the arcane version).

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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