Summon Monster VIII

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NameSummon Monster VIII
SchoolConjuration (Summoning)
LevelArc 8, Clr 8, Sor/Wiz 8, Wuj 8
ComponentsV, S, F/DF
Casting Time1 round
Recharge TimeGeneral
RangeClose (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
EffectOne or more summoned creatures, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart
Duration1 round/level (D)
Saving ThrowNone
Spell ResistanceNo
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 287
Short Description

Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you.


A: A tiny bag and a small (not necessarily lit) candle.

Living GreyhawkOpen

This spell functions like summon monster I, except that you can summon one creature from the 8th-level list, 1d3 creatures of the same kind from the 7th-level list (summon monster VII), or 1d4+1 creatures of the same kind from a lower-level list (summon monster I, summon monster II, summon monster III, summon monster IV, summon monster V, summon monster VI).
Summon Monster Alignment
Celestial dire bear LG
Celestial cachalot whale 1 NG
Celestial triceratops NG
Lillend CG
Greater Elemental (any) N
Greater Air Elemental N
Greater Earth Elemental N
Greater Fire Elemental N
Greater Water Elemental N
Fiendish giant squid 1 LE
Hellcat LE
Fiendish Colossal monstrous centipede NE
Fiendish dire tiger CE
Fiendish Gargantuan monstrous spider CE
Fiendish tyrannosaurus CE
Vrock (demon) CE

1) May be summoned only into an aquatic or watery environment.

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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