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Symbol of Dispelling

School abjuration; Level cleric/oracle 8, shaman 8, sorcerer/wizard 8, witch 8


Casting Time 10 minutes
Components V, S, M (pure grain alcohol and powdered diamond worth 5,000 gp)


Range 0 ft.; see text
Effect one symbol
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no

Trapfinding and Magic Traps

Magic traps (such as symbol spells) are hard to detect and disable. A character with the trapfinding class feature (only) can use the Perception skill to find a symbol of death and Disable Device to thwart it. The DC in each case is 25 + spell level, or 33 for symbol of death.


This spell functions as symbol of death, except that all creatures within 40 feet of the symbol of dispelling are instead affected as if by the area dispel function of greater dispel magic. Attempt a dispel check when casting symbol of dispelling. Once the symbol is triggered, apply the result of that check to each creature in the area, as well as each object that is the target of one or more spells. Unlike symbol of death, symbol of dispelling grants no saving throws, and it is not subject to spell resistance.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Gods © 2014, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Sean K Reynolds, with Amanda Hamon, James Jacobs, John Ling, Mark Moreland, David N. Ross, F. Wesley Schneider, Amber E. Scott, Tork Shaw, James L. Sutter, Jerome Virnich.