Unholy Word

School evocation [evil, sonic]; Level sorcerer/wizard 9, witch 9


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V


Range 60 ft.

Target all creatures in a 60 ft. radius
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw Fortitude partial; see text; Spell Resistance yes


When casting this spell, you let out a terrifying cry that affects all creatures within range. This powerful sonic attack strikes fear into the hearts of those affected and damages their sensitive tissues, causing shortness of breath, bleeding from the eyes and ears, and temporary blindness and deafness. Those within the area of effect take 1d6 hp damage per caster level (maximum 20d6, successful Fortitude save halves).

In addition, those affected suffer the following ill effects according to how many Hit Dice they possess.

Table 2-18: Unholy Word Effects
Hit Dice Effect
Equal to caster level Bleeding, fatigued
Up to caster level �1 Deafened, bleeding, fatigued
Up to caster level �5 Blinded, deafened, bleeding, fatigued
Up to caster level �10 Panicked, blinded, deafened, bleeding, fatigued

Bleeding: The creature takes 2d6 hp bleed damage. Save reduces bleed damage to 1d6 hp.

Fatigued: The creature becomes fatigued. Save negates.

Deafened: The creature is deafened for 2d4 rounds. Save reduces the deafened effect to 1d4 rounds.

Blinded: The creature is blinded for 2d4 rounds. Save reduces the blinded effect to 1d4 rounds.

Panicked: The creature is panicked for 2d6 rounds. Save means the creature is shaken for 1d6 rounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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