Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Illusion (Figment)
Level: Brd 2, Sor/Wiz 2
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: One Creature
Duration: 1 min./level (D)
Save: Will negates

Mirror image's mischievous cousin, caricature creates an image of the target with certain features "accentuated" as determined by the caster. This image superimposes over the target, providing an illusory perspective of the target to onlookers. The image follows the target as she moves. The caricatures mimic the actions of the target, pretending to cast spells when the target casts a spell, drink potions when the target drinks a potion, appears hurt when the target is hurt, and so on.

Enemies attempting to attack or cast spells at the target must roll to see if they hit the illusion or the target. Any successful attack against the caricature destroys it. A caricature's AC is 10 + the target's size modifier + the target's Dex modifier. Caricatures seem to react normally to area spells (such as looking like they’re burned or dead after being hit by a fireball), much like a mirror image.

Common features to be accentuated include the lengthening of the nose, changing the appearance of facial hair, or the appearance of certain facial gestures, such as incessant smiles.

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