Heavy Burden

School illumination (transmutation); Level sorcerer/wizard 5


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (a lodestone worth 100 gp)


Range Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target one creature per two levels
Duration 1 round/level
Saving Throw none; see text; Spell Resistance yes


This spell makes targets’ limbs feel remarkably heavy, making them drop all held items and slowing their movement by 20 ft. (40 ft. for flying movement). If this penalty reduces movement to zero, targets can no longer take move actions, use items, or cast spells with material components, though they can defend flat-footed.

At the end of the spell duration, affected creatures must make a Fortitude save or be exhausted. Creatures that successfully save are fatigued.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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