Blinding Scales

School transmutation; Level bard 3, cleric/oracle 3, druid/shaman 3, sorcerer/wizard 3


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (a small scale)


Range touch
Target one scaled creature
Duration 1 round/level (D)
Saving Throw Fortitude partial (see text); Spell Resistance yes


The target’s scales become blindingly bright.

Creatures within 30 ft. of the target must succeed at a Fortitude save or become blinded. Every turn, a blinded creature may attempt a new saving throw to end the blindness effect. Creatures that recover from blindness in this way are not dazzled.

A successful initial save causes a creature to become dazzled for 1d4 rounds. When it would first be affected by this spell, a creature can instead choose to avert or close its eyes in the same way it would avoid a gaze attack.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Deep Magic. © 2014 Open Design LLC. Authors: Wolfgang Baur, Tom Benton, Creighton Broadhurst, Jason Bulmahn, Ross Byers, Charles Lee Carrier, Tim Connors, Adam Daigle, Jonathan Drain, Mike Franke, Ed Greenwood, Frank Gori, Jim Groves, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Sam Harris, Brandon Hodge, Phillip Larwood, Jeff Lee, John Ling, Jr., Chris Lozaga, Ben McFarland, Nicholas Milasich, Carlos Ovalle, Richard Pett, Marc Radle, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Wade Rockett, Stephen Rowe, Adam Roy, Amber E. Scott, Neil Spicer, Owen K.C. Stephens, Joshua Stevens, Christina Stiles, Matt Stinson, Stefen Styrsky, Dan Voyce, and Mike Welham.

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