Phantasmal Killer

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NamePhantasmal Killer
SchoolIllusion (Phantasm) [Fear, Mind-Affecting]
LevelDream 4, Duskblade 4, HB 4, Illusion 4, Madness 6, MH 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Wmg 4
ComponentsV, S
Casting Time1 standard action
Recharge TimeGeneral
RangeMedium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
TargetOne living creature
DurationInstantaneous
Saving ThrowWill disbelief (if interacted with), then Fortitude partial; see text
Spell ResistanceYes
GroupsDeath Effects
VersionSRD
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 260
Short Description

Fearsome illusion kills subject or deals 3d6 damage.

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You create a phantasmal image of the most fearsome creature imaginable to the subject simply by forming the fears of the subject's subconscious mind into something that its conscious mind can visualize: this most horrible beast. Only the spell's subject can see the phantasmal killer. You see only a vague shape. The target first gets a Will save to recognize the image as unreal. If that save fails, the phantasm touches the subject, and the subject must succeed on a Fortitude save or die from fear. Even if the Fortitude save is successful, the subject takes 3d6 points of damage.

If the subject of a phantasmal killer attack succeeds in disbelieving and is wearing a helm of telepathy, the beast can be turned upon you. You must then disbelieve it or become subject to its deadly fear attack.

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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