Hypnotic Pattern

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NameHypnotic Pattern
SchoolIllusion (Pattern)
LevelBeguiler 2, Brd 2, EmBarachiel 2, Sor/Wiz 2, Wuj 2
ComponentsV, S, M, text
Casting Time1 standard action
Recharge TimeGeneral
RangeMedium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
EffectColorful lights in a 10-ft.-radius spread
DurationConcentration + 2 rounds
Saving ThrowWill negates
Spell ResistanceYes
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 242
Short Description

Fascinates (2d4 + level) HD of creatures.


A glowing stick of incense or a crystal rod filled with phosphorescent material.

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A twisting pattern of subtle, shifting colors weaves through the air, fascinating creatures within it. Roll 2d4 and add your caster level (maximum 10) to determine the total number of Hit Dice of creatures affected. Creatures with the fewest HD are affected first; and, among creatures with equal HD, those who are closest to the spells point of origin are affected first. Hit Dice that are not sufficient to affect a creature are wasted. Affected creatures become fascinated by the pattern of colors. Sightless creatures are not affected.

A wizard or sorcerer need not utter a sound to cast this spell, but a bard must sing, play music, or recite a rhyme as a verbal component.

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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