Casting Time 10 minutes
Components V, S, M (powdered garnet and bloodstone worth a total of 500 gp)
Range 0 ft.; see text Effect one symbol
Duration 10 minutes/level
Saving Throw Fort negates; Spell Resistance yes
This spell functions like symbol of death, except that each creature within the radius of symbol of exsanguination begins to bleed uncontrollably and violently from their eyes, ears, nose, and mouth, as well as any existing open wounds. Creatures that failed their saving throws immediately take 1d6 points of bleed damage and are sickened as long as they continue to take bleed damage from the symbol.
While a DC 15 Heal check or magical healing can end the bleed damage as normal, the bleed damage and sickened condition begin again each round so long as the creature begins its turn still within 60 feet of the symbol, including if the creature leaves the area and returns. Creatures that succeed at their saving throw suffer no ill effects from the symbol, even if they leave its area and return.
Magic traps such as symbol of exsanguination are hard to detect and disable.
The DC in each case is equal to 25 + spell level, or 28 (27 for a bloodrager) for symbol of exsanguination.
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