Earth Wave

School transmutation [earth]; Level druid/shaman 5


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V,S, DF


Range see text
Effect see text
Duration 10 min./level
Saving Throw see text; Spell Resistance no


You command the earth beneath your feet to rise and surge forward, carrying you and your companions where you bid while rolling over enemies or obstacles in your path. The earth rises in a 10-ft.-high, 10-ft.-wide swell that can carry you and up to three other Medium-sized creatures, propelling you in whatever direction you choose at a rate of up to 90 ft. per round. Directing the earth wave is a move action for you.

Natural obstacles do not impede the spell’s movement; trees, rocks and other natural obstacles simply rise up and around the swell and settle back into place behind it.

The earth wave can travel up or down natural slopes with angles as great as 60 degrees.

You can direct the earth wave to surge over man-made obstacles and creatures in its path. The swell washes over walls and other constructed obstacles up to 15 ft. high and 10 ft. thick with no loss of movement, doing 4d6 hp damage to the object as it passes. Creatures of Large size or smaller in the path of the earth wave take 4d6 hp bludgeoning damage and are buried as if caught in an avalanche. A successful Reflex save halves the damage and the creature avoids being buried.

You can only create the earth wave when standing on natural earth or stone. The spell can be cast underground, but not inside buildings unless they have no floor; even then, all other limitations of the spell apply. That is, the earth wave functions in a building with a dirt floor, but it cannot leave unless the door is wide enough to admit it, the wave can break through the walls, or the structure is roofless and the walls are low enough to be bypassed.

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