Holy Word

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NameHoly Word
SchoolEvocation [Sonic, Good]
LevelArc 7, Clr 7, Exalted Arcanist 7, Exorcism 7, Good 7, Mysticism 7
ComponentsV
Casting Time1 standard action
Recharge TimeGeneral
Range40 ft.
AreaNongood 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 242
Short Description

Kills, paralyzes, blinds, or deafens nongood subjects.

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Any nongood creature within the area that hears the holy word suffers the following ill effects.

HDEffect
Equal to caster level Deafened
Up to caster level - 1 Blinded, deafened
Up to caster level - 5 Paralyzed, blinded, deafened
Up to caster level - 10 Killed, paralyzed, blinded, deafened

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

Deafened: The creature is deafened for 1d4 rounds.

Blinded: The creature is blinded 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, nongood 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 holy word. The banishment effect allows a Will save (at a -4 penalty) to negate. Creatures whose HD exceed your caster level are unaffected by holy word.

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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