|Level||Artifice 9, Family 9, Protection 9, Sor/Wiz 9, Sun 9, Wmg 9|
|Casting Time||1 standard action|
|Effect||10-ft.-radius sphere centered on you|
|Duration||10 min./level (D)|
|Saving Throw||See text|
|Spell Resistance||See text|
|Sources||System Reference Document on page 264|
As prismatic wall, but surrounds on all sides.
Prismatic sphere creates a vertical, opaque globe of a shimmering, multicolored light that protects you from all forms of attack. The sphere flashes with seven colors, each of which has a distinct power and purpose. The sphere is immobile, and you can pass through and remain near the sphere without harm. However, any other creature with less than 8 HD that is within 20 feet of the sphere is blinded for 2d4x10 minutes by the colors if it looks at the sphere.
A Prismatic sphere spell cast to materialize in a space occupied by a creature is disrupted, and the spell is wasted.
Each color in the sphere has a special effect. The accompanying table shows the seven colors of the sphere, the order in which they appear, their effects on creatures trying to attack you or pass through the sphere, and the magic needed to negate each color.
The sphere can be destroyed, color by color, in consecutive order, by various magical effects; however, the first color must be brought down before the second can be affected, and so on. A rod of cancellation or a mage's disjunction spell destroys a Prismatic sphere, but an antimagic field fails to penetrate it. Dispel magic and dispel magic, greater cannot dispel the sphere or anything beyond it. Spell resistance is effective against a Prismatic sphere, but the caster level check must be repeated for each color present.
Prismatic sphere can be made permanent with a permanency spell.
1) The violet effect makes the special effects of the other six colors redundant, but these six effects are included here because certain magic items can create prismatic effects one color at a time, and spell resistance might render some colors ineffective (see above).
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