Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S
Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Effect line-shaped group of crashing waves emanating out from you to the extreme of the range
Duration 1 round/4 levels
Saving Throw Fort negates; Spell Resistance yes
This spell creates 50 mph waves of water that originate from you, affecting all creatures in their path. All creatures in this area (10 ft. wide by 10 ft. high) that are Large or smaller must make a DC 20 Swim check or be blown back 2d6 × 10 feet, knocked prone, and take 1d6 points of damage per ten feet moved. They must also make a DC 25 Swim skill check to move against the force of the waves.
Huge or larger creatures may move normally within the cresting waves effect. This spell can move a creature beyond the limit of its range.
In addition to the effects noted, a cresting waves can do anything that a string of 10-foot waves would be expected to do. It can overturn wooded, unsecured buoyant structures, heel over a small boat, and blow gases or vapors to the edge of its range.
Pathways Bestiary (c) 2017, Rite Publishing LLC.; Author: Steven D. Russell.