Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Illusion (Phantasm)
Level: Brd 3, Sor/Wiz 3, Trickery Domain 3
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target: one Creature
Duration: 1 round/level (D)
Saving Throw: Will negates

This spell creates a phantasm to dazzle the unwary. The victim perceives whatever thing they covet the most, either as a stationary object, or as something the caster is offering them. Failing a will save, they act to achieve whatever they see, blinded to all other considerations for the duration of the spell. They will defend themselves normally but will take no other actions as long as the spell persists.

If the dazzle is placed in such a place that going to it would cause the subject harm, they receive another saving throw with a +4 bonus to break free of the compulsion.

The phantasm only exists in the subject's mind, and so others do not perceive the illusion.

On a successful saving throw, the phantasm appears ghostly and translucent and persists for the duration of the spell, but the victim is not compelled to pursue to it.

For example, when cast on a greedy merchant, this spell would create an illusion of someone offering them chests filled with treasure. The merchant would be compelled by the phantasm to go to the illusion and accept the illusory treasure for as long as the spell lasted. For a wyvern, it might create an illusion of some helpless prey, upon which it would be compelled to go feed.

As a phantasm, this spell is a mind-effecting effect and so will not effect undead or constructs.

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