School abjuration; Level bard 3, cleric 3, magus 3, sorcerer/wizard 3, witch 3


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S


Range medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target one creature or technological object
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw Fort negates; Spell Resistance no


Discharge dissipates the charges from one technical object, temporarily depowers one electrically powered technological object that does not use charges, or severely hinders a creature with the robot subtype. If the spell targets an object with charges, the object loses all of its remaining charges. If the object is powered by electrical means other than charges, its functions are suppressed for 1d4 rounds. If the spell targets a creature not of the robot subtype, it affects a random charged or electrically powered item in that creature’s possession. If the target is a robot, the robot is staggered and cannot use any energy-based attacks for 1d4 rounds. A robot that’s affected by this spell receives a new saving throw at the end of each round to shrug off the effect.

Discharge, Greater

School abjuration; Level bard 6, cleric 6, magus 6, sorcerer/wizard 6, witch 6
Target or Area one creature or technological object, or a 20-ft.-radius burst


This spell functions as discharge, except it can discharge multiple technological objects and can be used to target an area.

You choose to use greater discharge in one of two ways: an area discharge or a targeted discharge.

Area Discharge: When greater discharge is used in this way, the spell affects everything within a 20-foot-radius burst. Each creature in the area is affected as though by discharge (affecting only one object in the creature’s possession), and each unattended object is similarly affected.

Targeted Discharge: This spell functions as discharge, but if the target is a creature, it can discharge one randomly determined object from the target’s charged or electrically powered possessions for every 4 caster levels you possess.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Technology Guide © 2014, Paizo Inc.; Authors: James Jacobs and Russ Taylor.

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