Weather Shield

School abjuration; Level druid 3, elementer 3, invoker 2, ranger 2, shaman 3, sorcerer/wizard 3


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S


Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target one creature, or one object up to 20 lbs./level
Duration 1 hour/level
Saving Throw Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance yes (harmless, object)

A magical barrier surrounds the target, protecting it from harsh conditions. While normally invisible, it faintly outlines the target when the weather worsens.

A target affected by weather shield is shielded from several types of common and hazardous weather. This imparts a number of benefits, as follows:

  • The target becomes waterproofed: they are protected from any liquids and dry off instantly, and their melee attacks are not penalized for being underwater.
  • The target is unaffected by strong or severe winds (up to 50 mph). This prevents them from being checked or blown away by the wind, but does not allow them to make ranged attacks without penalty (unless the ammunition itself has been targeted by weather shield or a similar effect). For every four caster levels above 5th, the creature is unaffected by even stronger levels of wind, as follows: windstorms (50-74 mph) at 9th level, hurricanes (75-174 mph) at 13th level, and tornadoes (175+ mph) at 17th level.
  • The target is protected from extreme temperatures, as endure elements.
  • The target does not take damage from naturally-occurring lightning or hail. Tiny or smaller debris blown about by wind avoids the creature: anything larger is too big to be blocked by the shield.

For the purpose of targeting, 50 pieces of ammunition count as a single object. Ammunition affected by weather shield can fire accurately through water (be it heavy rain or standing water) and can shoot through windy conditions without penalty, so long as the wind category is one that the shield can withstand, as described above.

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