Escape the Bonds of Flesh

School necromancy [death]; Level cleric 4, sorcerer/wizard 5


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (piece of bone)


Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target one living creature
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw Fortitude half; Spell Resistance yes


The victim’s skeleton writhes and twists within his body, tearing muscles and rupturing flesh. The victim suffers 2d8 points of damage, +1 point per caster level (maximum +20). If the damage dealt by this spell brings the target to -10 hit points or below, its skeleton tears from its body and becomes an animated skeleton. This skeleton is under the caster’s control in all respects as if it had been created by the animate dead spell. Should the skeleton possess too many Hit Dice for the caster to control, it remains independent and immediately attacks the nearest creature.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathways Bestiary (c) 2017, Rite Publishing LLC.; Author: Steven D. Russell.

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