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Freeze

Freeze

School transmutation; Level bard 2, cleric/oracle 2, sorcerer/wizard 3

CASTING

Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (a piece of beach glass), DF

EFFECT

Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target one creature
Duration 1 round/level
Saving Throw Fort negates; Spell Resistance yes

DESCRIPTION

A blast of cold air billows around your target, chilling water or moisture around it and freezing it in place.

The target is aware and breathes normally, but cannot take any actions, even speech. Each round on its turn, the subject may attempt a new saving throw to end the effect as a full-round action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity.

The target may also substitute an Escape Artist check (DC equal to the spell’s save DC + 5) to break free of its icy sheath. A frozen winged creature cannot flap its wings and falls. A swimmer cannot swim and may drown. A target that successfully escapes still loses its next move action.

Mythic: Non-mythic creatures cannot take a full-round action to end the effect, nor can they attempt an Escape Artist check to escape the effect.

Freeze, Greater

School transmutation; Level bard 4, cleric/oracle 4, sorcerer/wizard 5 As freeze, but also coats targets in an icy rime. Affected creatures take 2d6 hp cold damage +1 per caster level (maximum +10).

If an initial Fortitude save is successful, the damage is halved and the freezing-in-place effect is negated, as with freeze. Also as with freeze, targets are entitled to saves every round as a full-round action to end the freezing-in-place effect.

Mythic: Non-mythic creatures cannot take a full-round action to end the effect, nor can they attempt an Escape Artist check to escape the effect. Non-mythic creatures suffer 3d6 hp damage. A successful Fortitude save still halves this damage.

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.