Acoustic Dampening

School abjuration [sonic]; Level bard 1, inquisitor 1, ranger 1, sorcerer/wizard 1


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M/DF (a bit of cotton or wax)


Range touch
Targets 1 creature/3 levels
Duration 10 min.
Saving Throw Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance yes


This spell creates an aura of white noise around the target’s senses that reduces the passage of sound.

The target gains a +2 bonus on saves vs. sonic and sound-based effects.

Additionally, the target immediately gains another saving throw against any existing sonic effect (including a harpy’s captivating song, deafness, etc.), if the effect initially granted a save. If this second save is successful, treat the target as if its first save had succeeded.

Each round, at the end of its turn, the target may attempt a new saving throw to end an ongoing sonic effect; this does not provoke attacks of opportunity. The target also receives a –2 penalty to Perception skill checks to hear sounds for the spell’s duration.

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