Sunday, January 2, 2011

Campaign Design - Spells: Cynthia's Sonic Wave

Cynthia's Sonic Wave (from the Player's Guide to Wizards, Bards, and Sorcerers; originally Sirohk's Sonic Wave)
Evocation [Sonic]

Level: Bard 3, Sorcerer/Wizard 3
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Medium (100 feet + 10 feet per caster level)
Target, Effect, or Area: Ray
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex half (see text)
Spell Resistance: Yes

The wave of sound created by this spell is approximately 3 feet long by 5 inches in diameter. When cast at a living being, the caster must succeed at a ranged touch attack. If successful, the attack causes 1d4 + 1 damage per 2 caster level (maximum 5d4 + 5) and knocks down the target creature to a prone position. A successful Reflex save reduces damage by half and the target remains standing.

Alternatively, the sonic wave can be used against a single nonmagical object. When used against a fragile type of object such as crystal, ceramic, or glass, the sonic wave shatters and destroys up to 1 cubic foot of material per caster level. When used against a crystalline creature, the sonic wave does maximum damage (a successful Reflex save reduces damage by half). Finally, when used against other solid nonmagical objects, the sonic wave deals double normal damage against up to 1 cubic foot of material per caster level. This last ability makes the sonic wave useful for knocking down doors when in a hurry. All these alternate uses require the caster to make a successful ranged touch attack to strike the object.

Focus: Any sound producing musical instrument.

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