Symbol of Pain

Symbol of Pain

(Player’s Handbook v.3.5, p. 290)

Necromancy [Evil]

Level: Cleric 5, Sorcerer 5, Wizard 5,Wu Jen 5, Sha’ir 5,Death Master 5,Court Herald 5,Magewright 5, Suffering 8, Pain 8
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 10 minutes
Range: 0 ft.; see text
Effect: One symbol
Duration: See text
Saving Throw: Fortitude negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

This spell functions like symbol of death, except that each creature within the radius of a symbol of pain instead suffers wracking pains that impose a -4 penalty on attack rolls, skill checks, and ability checks. These effects last for 1 hour after the creature moves farther than 60 feet from the symbol.

Unlike symbol of death, symbol of pain has no hit point limit; once triggered, a symbol of pain simply remains active for 10 minutes per caster level.

Note:

Magic traps such as symbol of pain are hard to detect and disable. A rogue (only) can use theSearch skill to find a symbol of pain andDisable Device to thwart it. The DC in each case is 25 + spell level, or 30 for symbol of pain.

Material Component: Mercury and phosphorus, plus powdered diamond and opal with a total value of at least 1,000 gp.

Symbol of Pain

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