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Corrosive Spores

Design invocation (manifestation) [acid]; Level 7


Casting Time 1 standard action


Range medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Effect spores spread in 20-ft. radius, 20 ft. high
Duration 1 round/level
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no


A cloud of acidic plant spores spreads out from the point you designate. The cloud obscures all sight, as a fog cloud spell.

The spores are highly corrosive to the touch. Each round on your turn, starting when you cast this script, the spores deal 2d6 acid damage to each creature within it. The spores are also sticky; a creature or object that has taken damage from the spores and leaves the area still takes damage from the spores for 1d3 rounds.

The area filled with the corrosive spores is prone to combustion. If exposed to an open flame at least the size of a torch, or if at least 10 points of fire damage are dealt with a single action within the area, the whole area ignites, exploding to deal 1d6 fire damage per two caster levels to all creatures in the area (max 10d6). Once ignited in this manner, the script ends.

A severe wind (31+ mph) disperses the corrosive spores in 1 round. This script does not function underwater.

Overload: For every runic charge overloaded into this script, the radius and height of the effect can be increased by 5 feet. The damage dealt by the spores also increases for each runic charge used, increasing to 2d8 at two charges, 3d8 at three charges, and 4d8 at four charges.

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