Index of Spells by Descriptor - Sonic

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School Casting Time Source Book
Save - Res Level Comps
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Animal Trance
Enchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-affecting] [Sonic] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates - Yes Adp 2, Brd 2, Drd 2 V, S
Concentration Close General
Targets: Animals or magical beasts with Intelligence 1 or 2

Fascinates 2d6 HD of animals.

Your swaying motions and music (or singing, or chanting) compel animals and magical beasts to do nothing but watch you. Only a creature with an Intelligence score of 1 or 2 can be fascinated by this spell. Roll 2d6 to determine the total number of HD worth of creatures that you fascinate. The closest targets are selected first until no more targets within range can be affected.

Blasphemy
Evocation [Evil] [Sonic] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will partial - Yes Clr 7, Evil 7 V
Instant 40 ft. General
Area: Nonevil creatures in a 40-ft.-radius spread centered on you

Kills, paralyzes, weakens, or dazes nonevil subjects.

Any nonevil creature within the area of a blasphemy spell suffers the following ill effects.

HDEffect
Equal to caster levelDazed
Up to caster level –1Weakened, dazed
Up to caster level –5Paralyzed, weakened, dazed
Up to caster level –10Killed, paralyzed, weakened, dazed

The effects are cumulative and concurrent. A successful Will save reduces or eliminates these effects. Creatures affected by multiple effects make only one save and apply the result to all the effects.

Dazed : The creature can take no actions for 1 round, though it defends itself normally. Save negates.

Weakened : The creature's Strength score decreases by 2d6 points for 2d4 rounds. Save for half.

Paralyzed: The creature is paralyzed and helpless for 1d10 minutes. Save reduces the paralyzed effect to 1 round.

Killed : Living creatures die. Undead creatures are destroyed. Save negates. If the save is successful, the creature instead takes 3d6 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +25).

Furthermore, if you are on your home plane when you cast this spell, nonevil extraplanar creatures within the area are instantly banished back to their home planes. Creatures so banished cannot return for at least 24 hours. This effect takes place regardless of whether the creatures hear the blasphemy or not. The banishment effect allows a Will save (at a –4 penalty) to negate.

Creatures whose Hit Dice exceed your caster level are unaffected by blasphemy.

Dictum
Evocation [Lawful] [Sonic] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None or Will negates; see text - Yes Clr 7, Law 7 V
Instant 40 ft. General
Area: Nonlawful creatures in a 40-ft.-radius spread centered on you

Kills, paralyzes, staggers, or deafens nonlawful targets.

Any nonlawful creature within the area of a dictum spell suffers the following ill effects.

HDEffect
Equal to caster levelDeafened
Up to caster level –1Staggered, deafened
Up to caster level –5Paralyzed, staggered, deafened
Up to caster level –10Killed, paralyzed, staggered, deafened

The effects are cumulative and concurrent. A successful Will save reduces or eliminates these effects. Creatures affected by multiple effects make only one save and apply the result to all the effects.

Deafened : The creature is deafened for 1d4 rounds. Save negates.

Staggered : The creature is staggered for 2d4 rounds. Save reduces the staggered effect to 1d4 rounds.

Paralyzed: The creature is paralyzed and helpless for 1d10 minutes. Save reduces the paralyzed effect to 1 round.

Killed : Living creatures die. Undead creatures are destroyed. Save negates. If the save is successful, the creature instead takes 3d6 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +25).

Furthermore, if you are on your home plane when you cast this spell, nonlawful extraplanar creatures within the area are instantly banished back to their home planes. Creatures so banished cannot return for at least 24 hours. This effect takes place regardless of whether the creatures hear the dictum or not. The banishment effect allows a Will save (at a –4 penalty) to negate.

Creatures whose Hit Dice exceed your caster level are unaffected by dictum.

Enthrall
Enchantment (Charm) [Language-dependent] [Mind-affecting] [Sonic] 1 round PRPG-O
Will negates; see text - Yes Brd 2, Clr 2, Nobility 2 V, S
1 hour or less Medium General
Targets: Any number of creatures

Captivates all within 100 ft. + 10 ft./level.

If you have the attention of a group of creatures, you can use this spell to hold them enthralled. To cast the spell, you must speak or sing without interruption for 1 full round. Thereafter, those affected give you their undivided attention, ignoring their surroundings. They are considered to have an attitude of friendly while under the effect of the spell. Any potentially affected creature of a race or religion unfriendly to yours gets a +4 bonus on the saving throw.

A target with 4 or more HD or with a Wisdom score of 16 or higher remains aware of its surroundings and has an attitude of indifferent. It gains a new saving throw if it witnesses actions that it opposes.

The effect lasts as long as you speak or sing, to a maximum of 1 hour. Those enthralled by your words take no action while you speak or sing and for 1d3 rounds thereafter while they discuss the topic or performance. Those entering the area during the performance must also successfully save or become enthralled. The speech ends (but the 1d3-round delay still applies) if you lose concentration or do anything other than speak or sing.

If those not enthralled have unfriendly or hostile attitudes toward you, they can collectively make a Charisma check to try to end the spell by jeering and heckling. For this check, use the Charisma bonus of the creature with the highest Charisma in the group; others may make Charisma checks to assist. The heckling ends the spell if this check result beats your Charisma check result. Only one such challenge is allowed per use of the spell.

If any member of the audience is attacked or subjected to some other overtly hostile act, the spell ends and the previously enthralled members become immediately unfriendly toward you. Each creature with 4 or more HD or with a Wisdom score of 16 or higher becomes hostile.

Holy Word
Evocation [Good] [Sonic] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will partial - Yes Clr 7, Good 7 V
Instant 40 ft. General
Area: Nongood creatures in a 40-ft.-radius spread centered on you

Kills, paralyzes, blinds, or deafens nongood subjects.

Any nongood creature within the area of a holy word spell suffers the following ill effects.

HDEffect
Equal to caster levelDeafened
Up to caster level –1Blinded, deafened
Up to caster level –5Paralyzed, blinded, deafened
Up to caster level –10Killed, paralyzed, blinded, deafened

The effects are cumulative and concurrent. A successful Will save reduces or eliminates these effects. Creatures affected by multiple effects make only one save and apply the result to all the effects.

Deafened : The creature is deafened for 1d4 rounds. Save negates.

Blinded : The creature is blinded for 2d4 rounds. Save reduces the blinded effect to 1d4 rounds.

Paralyzed : The creature is paralyzed and helpless for 1d10 minutes. Save reduces the paralyzed effect to 1 round.

Killed : Living creatures die. Undead creatures are destroyed. Save negates. If the save is successful, the creature instead takes 3d6 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +25).

Furthermore, if you are on your home plane when you cast this spell, nongood extraplanar creatures within the area are instantly banished back to their home planes. Creatures so banished cannot return for at least 24 hours. This effect takes place regardless of whether the creatures hear the holy word or not. The banishment effect allows a Will save (at a –4 penalty) to negate.

Creatures whose HD exceed your caster level are unaffected by holy word.

Shatter
Evocation [Sonic] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates (object); Will negates (object) or Fortitude half; see text - Yes Brd 2, Clr 2, Destruction 2, Sor/Wiz 2 V, S, M/DF
Instant Close General
Area or Target: 5-ft.-radius spread; or one solid object or one crystalline creature

Sonic vibration damages objects or crystalline creatures.

Shatter creates a loud, ringing noise that breaks brittle, nonmagical objects; sunders a single solid, nonmagical object; or damages a crystalline creature.

Used as an area attack, shatter destroys nonmagical objects of crystal, glass, ceramic, or porcelain. All such objects within a 5-foot radius of the point of origin are smashed into dozens of pieces by the spell. Objects weighing more than 1 pound per your level are not affected, but all other objects of the appropriate composition are shattered.

Alternatively, you can target shatter against a single solid nonmagical object, regardless of composition, weighing up to 10 pounds per caster level. Targeted against a crystalline creature (of any weight), shatter deals 1d6 points of sonic damage per caster level (maximum 10d6), with a Fortitude save for half damage.

Shout
Evocation [Sonic] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Fortitude partial or Reflex negates (object); see text - Yes (object) Brd 4, Destruction 5, Sor/Wiz 4 V
Instant 30 ft. General
Area: Cone-shaped burst

Deafens all within cone and deals 5d6 sonic damage.

You emit an ear-splitting yell that deafens and damages creatures in its path. Any creature within the area is deafened for 2d6 rounds and takes 5d6 points of sonic damage. A successful save negates the deafness and reduces the damage by half. Any exposed brittle or crystalline object or crystalline creature takes 1d6 points of sonic damage per caster level (maximum 15d6). An affected creature is allowed a Fortitude save to reduce the damage by half, and a creature holding fragile objects can negate damage to them with a successful Reflex save. A shout spell cannot penetrate a silence spell.

Greater Shout
Evocation [Sonic] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Fortitude partial or Reflex negates (object); see text - Yes (object) Brd 6, Sor/Wiz 8 V
Instant 60 ft. General
Components:: V, S, F (a metal or ivory horn)

Devastating yell deals 10d6 sonic damage; stuns creatures.

You emit an ear-splitting yell that deafens and damages creatures in its path. Any creature within the area is deafened for 2d6 rounds and takes 5d6 points of sonic damage. A successful save negates the deafness and reduces the damage by half. Any exposed brittle or crystalline object or crystalline creature takes 1d6 points of sonic damage per caster level (maximum 15d6). An affected creature is allowed a Fortitude save to reduce the damage by half, and a creature holding fragile objects can negate damage to them with a successful Reflex save. A shout spell cannot penetrate a silence spell.

This spell functions like shout except that the cone deals 10d6 points of sonic damage (or 1d6 points of sonic damage per caster level, maximum 20d6, against exposed brittle or crystalline objects or crystalline creatures). It also causes creatures to be stunned for 1 round and deafened for 4d6 rounds. A creature in the area of the cone can negate the stunning and halve both the damage and the duration of the deafness with a successful Fortitude save. A creature holding vulnerable objects can attempt a Reflex save to negate the damage to those objects.

Song of Discord
Enchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-affecting] [Sonic] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates - Yes Brd 5 V, S
1 round/level Medium General
Area: Creatures within a 20-ft.-radius spread

Forces targets to attack each other.

This spell causes those within the area to turn on each other rather than attack their foes. Each affected creature has a 50% chance to attack the nearest target each round. (Roll to determine each creature's behavior every round at the beginning of its turn.) A creature that does not attack its nearest neighbor is free to act normally for that round. Creatures forced by a song of discord to attack their fellows employ all methods at their disposal, choosing their deadliest spells and most advantageous combat tactics. They do not, however, harm targets that have fallen unconscious.

Sound Burst
Evocation [Sonic] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Fortitude partial - Yes Brd 2, Clr 2 V, S, F/DF
Instant Close General
Area: 10-ft.-radius spread

Deals 1d8 sonic damage to subjects; may stun them.

You blast an area with a tremendous cacophony. Every creature in the area takes 1d8 points of sonic damage and must succeed on a Fortitude save to avoid being stunned for 1 round. Creatures that cannot hear are not stunned but are still damaged.

Sympathetic Vibration
Evocation [Sonic] 10 minutes PRPG-O
None; see text - Yes Brd 6 V, S, F
Up to 1 round/level Touch 12 hours
Target: One freestanding structure

Deals 2d10 damage/round to freestanding structure.

By attuning yourself to a freestanding structure, you can create a damaging vibration within it. Once it begins, the vibration deals 2d10 points of damage per round to the target structure, bypassing hardness. You can choose at the time of casting to limit the duration of the spell; otherwise it lasts for 1 round per level. If the spell is cast upon a target that is not freestanding, the surrounding stone dissipates the effect and no damage occurs.

Sympathetic vibration cannot affect creatures (including constructs). Since a structure is an unattended object, it gets no saving throw to resist the effect.

Wail of the Banshee
Necromancy [Death] [Sonic] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Fortitude negates - Yes Death 9, Repose 9, Sor/Wiz 9 V
Instant Close General
Target: One living creature/level within a 40-ft.-radius spread

Deals 10 damage/level to 1 creature/level.

When you cast this spell, you emit a terrible, soul-chilling scream that possibly kills creatures that hear it (except for yourself). The spell affects up to one creature per caster level, inflicting 10 points of damage per caster level. Creatures closest to the point of origin are affected first.

Word of Chaos
Evocation [Chaotic] [Sonic] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None or Will negates; see text - Yes Chaos 7, Clr 7 V
Instant 40 ft. General
Area: Nonchaotic creatures in a 40-ft.-radius spread centered on you

Kills, confuses, stuns, or deafens nonchaotic subjects.

Any nonchaotic creature within the area of a word of chaos spell suffers the following ill effects, depending on their HD.

HDEffect
Equal to caster levelDeafened
Up to caster level –1Stunned, deafened
Up to caster level –5Confused, stunned, deafened
Up to caster level –10Killed, confused, stunned, deafened

The effects are cumulative and concurrent. A successful Will save reduces or eliminates these effects. Creatures affected by multiple effects make only one save and apply the result to all the effects.

Deafened : The creature is deafened for 1d4 rounds. Save negates.

Stunned : The creature is stunned for 1 round. Save negates.

Confused : The creature is confused for 1d10 minutes. This is a mind-affecting enchantment effect. Save reduces the confused effect to 1 round.

Killed : Living creatures die. Undead creatures are destroyed. Save negates. If the save is successful, the creature instead takes 3d6 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +25).

Furthermore, if you are on your home plane when you cast this spell, nonchaotic extraplanar creatures within the area are instantly banished back to their home planes. Creatures so banished cannot return for at least 24 hours. This effect takes place regardless of whether the creatures hear the word of chaos or not. The banishment effect allows a Will save (at a –4 penalty) to negate.

Creatures whose HD exceed your caster level are unaffected by word of chaos.