Fireball

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NameFireball
SchoolEvocation [Fire]
LevelSor/Wiz 3, Wmg 3, Wuj 3
ComponentsV, S, M
Casting Time1 standard action
Recharge TimeGeneral
RangeLong (400 ft. + 40 ft./level)
Area20-ft.-radius spread
DurationInstantaneous
Saving ThrowReflex half
Spell ResistanceYes
GroupsFireball-like spells
VersionSRD
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 231
Short Description

1d6 damage per level, 20-ft. radius.

Medium Description

1d6/level (max 10d6) fire damage in 20-ft. radius.

Materials

A tiny ball of bat guano and sulfur.

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A fireball spell is an explosion of flame that detonates with a low roar and deals 1d6 points of fire damage per caster level (maximum 10d6) to every creature within the area. Unattended objects also take this damage. The explosion creates almost no pressure.

You point your finger and determine the range (distance and height) at which the fireball is to burst. A glowing, pea-sized bead streaks from the pointing digit and, unless it impacts upon a material body or solid barrier prior to attaining the prescribed range, blossoms into the fireball at that point. (An early impact results in an early detonation.) If you attempt to send the bead through a narrow passage, such as through an arrow slit, you must hit the opening with a ranged touch attack, or else the bead strikes the barrier and detonates prematurely.

The fireball sets fire to combustibles and damages objects in the area. It can melt metals with low melting points, such as lead, gold, copper, silver, and bronze. If the damage caused to an interposing barrier shatters or breaks through it, the fireball may continue beyond the barrier if the area permits; otherwise it stops at the barrier just as any other spell effect does.

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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