Sunday, January 2, 2011

Campaign Design - Spells: Discern Shapechanger

Discern Shapechanger (from Oriental Adventures and Races of Eberron)

Level: Druid/Spirit Shaman 4, Křižák 4, Sorcerer/Wizard 3
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 round
Range: Personal
Target, Effect, or Area: You
Duration: 1 round per caster level
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

By taking a standard action to concentrate, you can see the true form of a creature within 60 feet. Each round you can examine one creature you can see to determine whether it is polymorphed, disguised, or transmuted, and what its true form is. If you look at a shapechanger in its true form, you immediately sense its shapechanging ability, but you can't determine what other forms it might be capable of assuming.

For the purpose of this spell, a shapechanger is any creature with the shapechanger subtype or a supernatural or extraordinary ability that allows it to assume an alternate form. A wizard who knows alter self is not a shapechanger (since a spell is not a supernatural or extraordinary ability), but a barghest is (since it has the supernatural ability to assume alternate forms, even though its type is outsider).

Material Component: A balm of honey and lotus flower, applied to your eyelids.

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