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Symbol of Pain

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 356
School necromancy [evil, pain]; Level arcanist 5, cleric 5, mesmerist 5, occultist 4, oracle 5, sorcerer 5, warpriest 5, witch 5, wizard 5

Casting

Casting Time 10 minutes
Components V, S, M (mercury and phosphorus, plus powdered diamond and opal worth a total of 1,000 gp)

Effect

Range 0 ft.; see text
Effect one symbol
Duration see text
Saving Throw Fortitude negates; Spell Resistance yes

Description

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 the Perception skill to find a symbol of pain and Disable Device to thwart it. The DC in each case is 25 + spell level, or 30 for symbol of pain.