Control Winds, Lesser

School transmutation [air]; Level archon 5, cleric/oracle 5, druid 3, sorcerer/wizard 5


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S


Range short (25 ft. +5 ft./2 levels)
Area 25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels radius cylinder 25 ft. high
Duration 1 minute/level
Saving Throw Fortitude negates; Spell Resistance yes


You alter wind force in the area surrounding you. You can make the wind blow in a certain direction or manner, increase its strength, or decrease its strength. The new wind direction and strength persist until the spell ends or until you choose to alter your handiwork, which requires concentration. You may create an “eye” of calm air up to 40 feet in diameter at the center of the area if you so desire, and you may choose to limit the area to any cylindrical area less than your full limit.

Wind Direction: You may choose one of four basic wind patterns to function over the spell’s area.

  • A downdraft blows from the center outward in equal strength in all directions.
  • An updraft blows from the outer edges in toward the center in equal strength from all directions, veering upward before impinging on the eye in the center.
  • Rotation causes the winds to circle the center in clockwise or counterclockwise fashion.
  • A blast simply causes the winds to blow in one direction across the entire area from one side to the other.

Wind Strength: You can increase or decrease wind strength by one level, to a maximum of hurricane force winds. Each round on your turn, a creature in the wind must make a Fortitude save or suffer the effects of being in the windy area.

  • Strong winds (21+ mph) make sailing difficult.
  • A severe wind (31+ mph) causes minor ship and building damage.
  • A windstorm (51+ mph) drives most flying creatures from the skies, uproots small trees, knocks down light wooden structures, tears off roofs, and endangers ships.
  • Hurricane force winds (75+ mph) destroys wooden buildings, uproots large trees, and causes most ships to founder.
Section 15: Copyright Notice

The Genius Guide To: Air Magic. Copyright 2010, Super Genius Games. Author: Owen K.C. Stephens

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