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School conjuration (creation); Level bard 1, magus 1, sorcerer/wizard 1, summoner/unchained summoner 1; Elemental School earth 1


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (butter)


Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target one object or 10-ft. square
Duration 1 min./level (D)
Saving Throw see text; Spell Resistance no


If an opponent casts grease on an item, and the wielder succeeds at the initial save, what happens?

The spell description says “an object wielded or employed by a creature requires its bearer to make a Reflex saving throw to avoid the effect,” so succeeding the save means the wielder avoids the effect—in other words, the spell is negated and there is no grease on the item.



A grease spell covers a solid surface with a layer of slippery grease. Any creature in the area when the spell is cast must make a successful Reflex save or fall. A creature can walk within or through the area of grease at half normal speed with a DC 10 Acrobatics check. Failure means it can’t move that round (and must then make a Reflex save or fall), while failure by 5 or more means it falls (see the Acrobatics skill for details). Creatures that do not move on their turn do not need to make this check and are not considered flat-footed.

The spell can also be used to create a greasy coating on an item. Material objects not in use are always affected by this spell, while an object wielded or employed by a creature requires its bearer to make a Reflex saving throw to avoid the effect. If the initial saving throw fails, the creature immediately drops the item. A saving throw must be made in each round that the creature attempts to pick up or use the greased item. A creature wearing greased armor or clothing gains a +10 circumstance bonus on Escape Artist checks and combat maneuver checks made to escape a grapple, and to their CMD to avoid being grappled.

Grease, Greater

Source PPC:DTT

School conjuration (creation); Level bard 5, magus 5, sorcerer/wizard 5, summoner 5


Range medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target one object/2 levels or 1 10-ft. square/2 levels; see text


This spell functions like grease, except as noted here. When you use this spell to cover a solid surface with slippery grease, the 10-foot squares must form a continuous area, each part of which must be within the spell’s range. When you use this spell to create a greasy coating on items, no two of the targeted items can be more than 30 feet apart. You cannot target both items and surfaces with a single casting of this spell.