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This spell belongs to the conjuration school of magic. Obsidian Spikes
Causes spikes of obsidian to erupt from the ground, damaging foes.
Conjuration (Creation)
Level: Drd 2, Sor/Wiz 1
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 Action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5ft / 2 levels)
Area: A single 5 ft. square
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex Negates
Spell Resistance: No

This spell causes spikes of obsidian to erupt from the ground in a sudden display of fire and steam. Any creature caught in the area must make a reflex save or suffer 1d4 slashing damage per caster level to a maximum of 10d4.

The damage dealt by this spell is physical slashing damage, so damage reduction applies. Additionally, the spell only affects creatures that are touching the natural earth in some way, thus this spell would not function on the second floor of a castle, although it would function in the basement, which is close enough to the earth. It does not have effect on flying creatures unless those creatures are within 5 feet of the ground.

The material component of this spell is a shard of obsidian worth at least 1 gp which is hurled at the ground during casting.

v 1.00 June 24, 2003

Contributor: Shawn Nicolen