Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (a pinch of brimstone)
Range short (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Area 10-ft.-radius spread
Duration instantaneous (see text)
Saving Throw Reflex half (see text); Spell Resistance yes
By uttering certain blasphemous incantations, you can cause a roiling ball of hellfire to explode nearby. This hell fire deals 6d6 points of damage to all those caught within. Half of this damage is fire damage, while the other half is unholy damage that is not reduced by resistances or immunities. A reflex save halves both damage types equally.
In addition to the damage, good creatures caught in this blast is covered in painful burns and blisters that cause the creature to take a –2 penalty on Reflex saving throws and all Dexteritybased skills and checks for one round per level of the caster.
In addition, the burns cause good creatures to lose any resistance they have to fire damage and it reduces any immunity to fire damage such creatures might possess to resistance 20 against fire.
If the good creature succeeds at its Reflex saving throw against this spell, the duration of the burns is also reduced to just one round.
Way of the Wicked Book Six — The Wages of Sin. Copyright 2013, Fire Mountain Games LLC; Author: Gary McBride.