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Align Spell-Like Ability (Monster)

The creature can use a spell-like ability tuned to either law, chaos, good, or evil.

Prerequisite: Spell-like ability at caster level 4th.

Benefit: Choose one of the creature’s spell-like abilities, subject to the restrictions below. The creature can use that ability as an aligned spell-like ability three times per day (or less, if the ability normally usable only once or twice per day). An aligned spell-like ability gains the good, evil, lawful, or chaotic descriptor.

When a creature uses an aligned spell-like ability, one-half the spell-like ability’s damage is of that type (evil, good, lawful, or chaotic). For example, a creature casts an aligned (evil) lightning bolt with a caster level of 6th. The aligned lightning bolt deals 3d6 points of unholy damage and 3d6 points of electricity damage. Thus, a creature immune to electricity suffers no damage from the electricity effect, but still takes 3d6 points of unholy damage.

Aligned spell-like abilities deal normal damage to creatures with regeneration if the creature’s description states that it takes damage from that type of effect (for instance, devils that are only harmed by good aligned spells and effects would take damage from a good-aligned spell-like ability). Saving throws and opposed rolls (such as the one made when a character casts dispel magic) are not affected. Spell-like abilities that already have an alignment descriptor are not affected.

The creature can only select a spell-like ability duplicating a spell with a level less than or equal to half its caster level –1. For a summary, see the following table.

Spell Level Align Enlarge Extend Maximize Native Widen
0
1st 4th 4th 4th 8th 6th 8th
2nd 6th 6th 6th 10th 8th 10th
3rd 8th 8th 8th 12th 10th 12th
4th 10th 10th 10th 14th 12th 14th
5th 12th 12th 12th 16th 14th 16th
6th 14th 14th 14th 18th 16th 18th
7th 16th 16th 16th 20th 18th 20th
8th 18th 18th 18th 20th
9th 20th 20th 20th

For example, a creature that uses its spell-like abilities as a 6th-level caster can only align spell-like abilities duplicating spells of 2nd level or lower.

Special: This feat can be taken multiple times. Each time it is taken, the creature can apply it to a different one of its spell-like abilities.

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