Imbue with Spell Ability

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NameImbue with Spell Ability
SchoolEvocation
LevelAPeace 4, Arc 4, Clr 4, Family 4, Magic 4, Planning 4
ComponentsV, S, DF
Casting Time10 minutes
Recharge TimeGeneral
RangeTouch
TargetCreature touched; see text
DurationPermanent until discharged (D)
Saving ThrowWill negates (harmless)
Spell ResistanceYes (harmless)
VersionSRD
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 243
Short Description

Transfer spells to subject.

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You transfer some of your currently prepared spells, and the ability to cast them, to another creature. Only a creature with an Intelligence score of at least 5 and a Wisdom score of at least 9 can receive this bestowal. Only cleric spells from the schools of abjuration, divination, and conjuration (healing) can be transferred. The number and level of spells that the subject can be granted depends on its Hit Dice; even multiple castings of imbue with spell ability can't exceed this limit.

HD of Recipient, Spells Imbued

2 or lower, One 1st-level spell

3-4, One or two 1st-level spells

5 or higher, One or two 1st-level spells and one 2nd-level spell

The transferred spells variable characteristics (range, duration, area, and the like) function according to your level, not the level of the recipient.

Once you cast imbue with spell ability, you cannot prepare a new 4th-level spell to replace it until the recipient uses the imbued spells or is slain, or until you dismiss the imbue with spell ability spell. In the meantime, you remain responsible to your deity or your principles for the use to which the spell is put. If the number of 4th-level spells you can cast decreases, and that number drops below your current number of active imbue with spell ability spells, the more recently cast imbued spells are dispelled.

To cast a spell with a verbal component, the subject must be able to speak. To cast a spell with a somatic component, it must have humanlike hands. To cast a spell with a material component or focus, it must have the materials or focus.

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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