Archway of Ants

School conjuration (summoning); Level druid/shaman 2, ranger 2, witch 2


Casting Time 1 round
Components V, S, M (a drop of honey or pinch of sugar)


Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Area of
Effect 10-ft. square/level of the caster
Duration permanent until destroyed
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no


You summon a swarm of non-stinging insects (ants are traditional) that cannot be used to attack, but sacrifice themselves to build a structure such as a bridge, wall, or even a ladder or stairs from one point to another, including between two structures or over empty air, gorges, water, etc. Due to the light-weight nature of the ants, the archway may be moved, but it cannot change shape once built. The archway supports only 10× the maximum encumbrance of the caster; if a single pound more is taken onto the bridge, it crumbles. The archway has AC 5 and the same amount of hp as the caster.

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