Index of Spells by Domain - Artifice


Name: Artifice

Granted Power: You can repair damage to objects, animate objects with life, and create objects from nothing. Artificer's Touch (Sp): You can cast mending at will, using your cleric level as the caster level to repair damaged objects. In addition, you can cause damage to objects and construct creatures by striking them with a melee touch attack. Objects and constructs take 1d6 points of damage +1 for every two cleric levels you possess. This attack bypasses an amount of damage reduction and hardness equal to your cleric level. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Wisdom modifier. Dancing Weapons (Su): At 8th level, you can give a weapon touched the dancing special weapon quality for 4 rounds. You can use this ability once per day at 8th level, and an additional time per day for every four levels beyond 8th.

School Casting Time Source Book
Save - Res Level Comps
Dur Range Recharge
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Full Description
Animate Rope
Transmutation 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Artifice 1, Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S
1 round/level Medium General
Target: One rope-like object, length up to 50 ft. + 5 ft./level; see text

Makes a rope move at your command.

You can animate a nonliving rope-like object. The maximum length assumes a rope with a 1-inch diameter. Reduce the maximum length by 50% for every additional inch of thickness, and increase it by 50% for each reduction of the rope's diameter by half.

The possible commands are "coil" (form a neat, coiled stack), "coil and knot," "loop," "loop and knot," "tie and knot," and the opposites of all of the above ("uncoil," and so forth). You can give one command each round as a move action, as if directing an active spell.

The rope can enwrap only a creature or an object within 1 foot of it—it does not snake outward—so it must be thrown near the intended target. Doing so requires a successful ranged touch attack roll (range increment 10 feet). A typical 1-inch-diameter hemp rope has 2 hit points, AC 10, and requires a DC 23 Strength check to burst it. The rope does not deal damage, but it can be used as a trip line or to cause a single opponent that fails a Reflex saving throw to become entangled. A creature capable of spellcasting that is bound by this spell must make a concentration check with a DC of 15 + the spell's level to cast a spell. An entangled creature can slip free with a DC 20 Escape Artist check.

The rope itself and any knots tied in it are not magical.

The spell cannot affect objects carried or worn by a creature.

Wood Shape
Transmutation 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates (object) - Yes (object) Artifice 2, Drd 2 V, S, DF
Instant Touch 6 hours
Target: One touched piece of wood no larger than 10 cu. ft. + 1 cu. ft./level

Reshapes wooden objects to suit you.

Wood shape enables you to form one existing piece of wood into any shape that suits your purpose. While it is possible to make crude coffers, doors, and so forth, fine detail isn't possible. There is a 30% chance that any shape that includes moving parts simply doesn't work.

Stone Shape
Transmutation [Earth] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Artifice 3, Clr 3, Drd 3, Earth 3, Sor/Wiz 4 V, S, M/DF
Instant Touch 6 hours
Target: Stone or stone object touched, up to 10 cu. ft. + 1 cu. ft./level

Sculpts stone into any shape.

You can form an existing piece of stone into any shape that suits your purpose. While it's possible to make crude coffers, doors, and so forth with stone shape, fine detail isn't possible. There is a 30% chance that any shape including moving parts simply doesn't work.

Minor Creation
Conjuration (Creation) 1 minute PRPG-O
None - No Adp 4, Artifice 4, Sor/Wiz 4 V, S, M
1 hour/level (D) 0 ft. 6 hours
Effect: Unattended, nonmagical object of nonliving plant matter, up to 1 cu. ft./level

Creates one cloth or wood object.

You create a nonmagical, unattended object of nonliving vegetable matter. The volume of the item created cannot exceed 1 cubic foot per caster level. You must succeed on an appropriate Craft skill check to make a complex item.

Attempting to use any created object as a material component causes the spell to fail.

Transmutation See text PRPG-O
None - No Artifice 5, Sor/Wiz 5 V, S, M
Instant Close 4 hours
Target: Up to 10 cu. ft./level; see text

Transforms raw materials into finished items.

You convert material of one sort into a product that is of the same material. Creatures or magic items cannot be created or transmuted by the fabricate spell. The quality of items made by this spell is commensurate with the quality of material used as the basis for the new fabrication. If you work with a mineral, the target is reduced to 1 cubic foot per level instead of 10 cubic feet.

You must make an appropriate Craft check to fabricate articles requiring a high degree of craftsmanship.

Casting requires 1 round per 10 cubic feet of material to be affected by the spell.

Major Creation
Conjuration (Creation) 10 minutes PRPG-O
None - No Adp 5, Artifice 6, Sor/Wiz 5 V, S, M
See text Close General
Effect: Unattended, nonmagical object of nonliving plant matter, up to 1 cu. ft./level

As minor creation, plus stone and metal.

This spell functions like minor creation except that you can also create an object of mineral nature: stone, crystal, metal, or the like. The duration of the created item varies with its relative hardness and rarity, as indicated on the following table.

Hardness and Rarity ExamplesDuration
Vegetable matter2 hr./level
Stone, crystal, base metals1 hr./level
Precious metals20 min./level
Gems10 min./level
Rare metal*1 round/level
* Includes adamantine, alchemical silver, and mithral. You can't use major creation to create a cold iron item.
Wall of Iron (M)
Conjuration (Creation) 1 standard action PRPG-O
See text - No Artifice 7, Sor/Wiz 6 V, S, M
Instant Medium 12 hours
Effect: Iron wall whose area is up to one 5-ft. square/level; see text
Materials: A small iron sheet plus gold dust worth 50 gp

30 hp/four levels; can topple onto foes.

You cause a flat, vertical iron wall to spring into being. The wall inserts itself into any surrounding nonliving material if its area is sufficient to do so. The wall cannot be conjured so that it occupies the same space as a creature or another object. It must always be a flat plane, though you can shape its edges to fit the available space.

A wall of iron is 1 inch thick per four caster levels. You can double the wall's area by halving its thickness. Each 5-foot square of the wall has 30 hit points per inch of thickness and hardness 10. A section of wall whose hit points drop to 0 is breached. If a creature tries to break through the wall with a single attack, the DC for the Strength check is 25 + 2 per inch of thickness.

If you desire, the wall can be created vertically resting on a flat surface but not attached to the surface, so that it can be tipped over to fall on and crush creatures beneath it. The wall is 50% likely to tip in either direction if left unpushed. Creatures can push the wall in one direction rather than letting it fall randomly. A creature must make a DC 40 Strength check to push the wall over. Creatures with room to flee the falling wall may do so by making successful Reflex saves. Any Large or smaller creature that fails takes 10d6 points of damage while fleeing from the wall. The wall cannot crush Huge and larger creatures.

Like any iron wall, this wall is subject to rust, perforation, and other natural phenomena. Iron created by this spell is not suitable for use in the creation of other objects and cannot be sold.

Instant Summons (M)
Conjuration (Summoning) 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Artifice 8, Rune 7, Sor/Wiz 7 V, S, M
Permanent until discharged See text General
Target: One object weighing 10 lbs. or less whose longest dimension is 6 ft. or less
Materials: Sapphire worth 1,000 gp

Prepared object appears in your hand.

You call some nonliving item directly to your hand from virtually any location.

First, you must place your arcane mark on the item. Then you cast this spell, which magically and invisibly inscribes the name of the item on a sapphire worth at least 1,000 gp. Thereafter, you can summon the item by speaking a special word (set by you when the spell is cast) and crushing the gem. The item appears instantly in your hand. Only you can use the gem in this way.

If the item is in the possession of another creature, the spell does not work, but you know who the possessor is and roughly where that creature is located when the summons occurs.

The inscription on the gem is invisible. It is also unreadable, except by means of a read magic spell, to anyone but you.

The item can be summoned from another plane, but only if no other creature has claimed ownership of it.

Prismatic Sphere
Abjuration 1 standard action PRPG-O
See text - See text Artifice 9, Protection 9, Sor/Wiz 9, Sun 9 V, S
10 min./level (D) 10 ft. General
Effect: 10-ft.-radius sphere centered on you

As prismatic wall, but surrounds on all sides.

This spell functions like prismatic wall except you conjure up an immobile, opaque globe of shimmering, multicolored light that surrounds you and protects you from all forms of attack. The sphere flashes in all colors of the visible spectrum.

The sphere's blindness effect on creatures with less than 8 HD lasts 2d4 × 10 minutes.

You can pass into and out of the prismatic sphere and remain near it without harm. When you're inside it, however, the sphere blocks any attempt to project something through the sphere (including spells). Other creatures that attempt to attack you or pass through suffer the effects of each color, one at a time.

Typically, only the upper hemisphere of the globe exists, since you are at the center of the sphere, so the lower half is usually occluded by the floor surface you are standing on.

The colors of the sphere have the same effects as the colors of a prismatic wall

Prismatic sphere can be made permanent with a permanency spell.