Index of Spells by Descriptor - Light

Name
School Casting Time Source Book
Save - Res Level Comps
Dur Range Recharge
Effect
Expensive Focus
Expensive Material
XP Cost
Description
Full Description
Continual Flame (M)
Evocation [Light] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Adp 3, Clr 3, Sor/Wiz 2 V, S, M
Permanent Touch General
Effect: Magical, heatless flame
Materials: Ruby dust worth 50 gp

Makes a permanent, heatless light.

A flame, equivalent in brightness to a torch, springs forth from an object that you touch. The effect looks like a regular flame, but it creates no heat and doesn't use oxygen. A continual flame can be covered and hidden but not smothered or quenched.

Light spells counter and dispel darkness spells of an equal or lower level.

Dancing Lights
Evocation [Light] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0 V, S
1 minute (D) Medium General
Effect: Up to four lights, all within a 10-ft.-radius area

Creates torches or other lights.

Depending on the version selected, you create up to four lights that resemble lanterns or torches (and cast that amount of light), or up to four glowing spheres of light (which look like will-o'-wisps), or one faintly glowing, vaguely humanoid shape. The dancing lights must stay within a 10-foot-radius area in relation to each other but otherwise move as you desire (no concentration required): forward or back, up or down, straight or turning corners, or the like. The lights can move up to 100 feet per round. A light winks out if the distance between you and it exceeds the spell's range.

You can only have one dancing lights spell active at any one time. If you cast this spell while another casting is still in effect, the previous casting is dispelled. If you make this spell permanent, it does not count against this limit.

Dancing lights can be made permanent with a permanency spell.

Daylight
Evocation [Light] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Adp 3, Brd 3, Clr 3, Drd 3, Pal 3, Sor/Wiz 3 V, S
10 min./level (D) Touch 4 hours
Target: Object touched

60-ft. radius of bright light.

You touch an object when you cast this spell, causing the object to shed bright light in a 60-foot radius. This illumination increases the light level for an additional 60 feet by one step (darkness becomes dim light, dim light becomes normal light, and normal light becomes bright light). Creatures that take penalties in bright light take them while within the 60-foot radius of this magical light. Despite its name, this spell is not the equivalent of daylight for the purposes of creatures that are damaged or destroyed by such light.

If daylight is cast on a small object that is then placed inside or under a light-proof covering, the spell's effects are blocked until the covering is removed.

Daylight brought into an area of magical darkness (or vice versa) is temporarily negated, so that the otherwise prevailing light conditions exist in the overlapping areas of effect.

Daylight counters or dispels any darkness spell of equal or lower level, such as darkness.

Faerie Fire
Evocation [Light] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - Yes Drd 1 V, S, DF
1 min./level (D) Long General
Area: Creatures and objects within a 5-ft.-radius burst

Outlines subjects with light, canceling blur, concealment, and the like.

A pale glow surrounds and outlines the subjects. Outlined subjects shed light as candles. Creatures outlined by faerie fire take a –20 penalty on all Stealth checks. Outlined creatures do not benefit from the concealment normally provided by darkness (though a 2nd-level or higher magical darkness effect functions normally), blur, displacement or similar effects. The light is too dim to have any special effect on undead or dark-dwelling creatures vulnerable to light. The faerie fire can be blue, green, or violet, according to your choice at the time of casting. The faerie fire does not cause any harm to the objects or creatures thus outlined.

Flare
Evocation [Light] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Fortitude negates - Yes Brd 0, Drd 0, Sor/Wiz 0 V
Instant Close General
Effect: Burst of light

Dazzles one creature (1 penalty on attack rolls).

This cantrip creates a burst of light. If you cause the light to burst in front of a single creature, that creature is dazzled for 1 minute unless it makes a successful Fortitude save. Sightless creatures, as well as creatures already dazzled, are not affected by flare .

Light
Evocation [Light] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Adp 0, Brd 0, Clr 0, Drd 0, Sor/Wiz 0 V, M/DF
10 min./level Touch 1 hour
Target: Object touched

Object shines like a torch.

This spell causes a touched object to glow like a torch, shedding normal light in a 20-foot radius, and increasing the light level for an additional 20 feet by one step, up to normal light (darkness becomes dim light, and dim light becomes normal light). In an area of normal or bright light, this spell has no effect. The effect is immobile, but it can be cast on a movable object.

You can only have one light spell active at any one time. If you cast this spell while another casting is still in effect, the previous casting is dispelled. If you make this spell permanent (through permanency or a similar effect), it does not count against this limit. Light can be used to counter or dispel any darkness spell of equal or lower spell level.

Sunbeam
Evocation [Light] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Reflex negates and Reflex half; see text - Yes Drd 7, Sun 7 V, S, DF
1 round/level or until all beams are exhausted 60 ft. General
Area: Line from your hand

Beam blinds and deals 4d6 damage.

For the duration of this spell, you can use a standard action to evoke a dazzling beam of intense light each round. You can call forth one beam per three caster levels (maximum six beams at 18th level). The spell ends when its duration runs out or your allotment of beams is exhausted.

Each creature in the beam is blinded and takes 4d6 points of damage. Any creatures to which sunlight is harmful or unnatural take double damage. A successful Reflex save negates the blindness and reduces the damage by half.

An undead creature caught within the beam takes 1d6 points of damage per caster level (maximum 20d6), or half damage if a Reflex save is successful. In addition, the beam results in the destruction of any undead creature specifically harmed by bright light if it fails its save.

The ultraviolet light generated by the spell deals damage to fungi, mold, oozes, and slimes just as if they were undead creatures.

Sunburst
Evocation [Light] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Reflex partial; see text - Yes Drd 8, Sor/Wiz 8, Sun 8 V, S, M/DF
Instant Long General
Area: 80-ft.-radius burst

Blinds all within 10 ft., deals 6d6 damage.

Sunburst causes a globe of searing radiance to explode silently from a point you select. All creatures in the globe are blinded and take 6d6 points of damage. A creature to which sunlight is harmful or unnatural takes double damage. A successful Reflex save negates the blindness and reduces the damage by half.

An undead creature caught within the globe takes 1d6 points of damage per caster level (maximum 25d6), or half damage if a Reflex save is successful. In addition, the burst results in the destruction of any undead creature specifically harmed by bright light if it fails its save.

The ultraviolet light generated by the spell deals damage to fungi, mold, oozes, and slimes just as if they were undead creatures.

Sunburst dispels any darkness spells of lower than 9th level within its area.