Detect Thoughts

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NameDetect Thoughts
SchoolDivination [Mind-Affecting]
LevelArc 2, Beguiler 2, Brd 2, EmBarachiel 2, Inquisition 3, Knowledge 2, Mental 2, MH 2, Mind 2, Shu 2, Sor/Wiz 2, Truth 1, Wuj 2
ComponentsV, S, F/DF
Casting Time1 standard action
Recharge TimeGeneral
Range60 ft.
AreaCone-shaped emanation
DurationConcentration, up to 1 min./level (D)
Saving ThrowWill negates; see text
Spell ResistanceNo
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 220
Short Description

Allows listening to surface thoughts.

Medium Description

Round 1: Presence of thoughts from Int 1+. 2: Number of minds and Int scores; Int>=26 and 10 exceeding yours stuns you for 1 round. 3: Surface thoughts of any mind.


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Living GreyhawkOpen

You detect surface thoughts. The amount of information revealed depends on how long you study a particular area or subject.

1st Round: Presence or absence of thoughts (from conscious creatures with Intelligence scores of 1 or higher).

2nd Round: Number of thinking minds and the Intelligence score of each. If the highest Intelligence is 26 or higher (and at least 10 points higher than your own Intelligence score), you are stunned for 1 round and the spell ends. This spell does not let you determine the location of the thinking minds if you cant see the creatures whose thoughts you are detecting.

3rd Round: Surface thoughts of any mind in the area. A targets Will save prevents you from reading its thoughts, and you must cast detect thoughts again to have another chance. Creatures of animal intelligence (Int 1 or 2) have simple, instinctual thoughts that you can pick up.

Each round, you can turn to detect thoughts in a new area. The spell can penetrate barriers, but 1 foot of stone, 1 inch of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 3 feet of wood or dirt blocks it.

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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