Index of Spells by Domain - Darkness

Deities:

Name: Darkness

Granted Power: You manipulate shadows and darkness. In addition, you receive Blind-Fight as a bonus feat. Touch of Darkness (Sp): As a melee touch attack, you can cause a creature's vision to be fraught with shadows and darkness. The creature touched treats all other creatures as if they had concealment, suffering a 20% miss chance on all attack rolls. This effect lasts for a number of rounds equal to 1/2 your cleric level (minimum 1). You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Wisdom modifier. Eyes of Darkness (Su): At 8th level, your vision is not impaired by lighting conditions, even in absolute darkness and magic darkness. You can use this ability for a number of rounds per day equal to 1/2 your cleric level. These rounds do not need to be consecutive.

Name
School Casting Time Source Book
Save - Res Level Comps
Dur Range Recharge
Effect
Expensive Focus
Expensive Material
XP Cost
Description
Full Description
Obscuring Mist
Conjuration (Creation) 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Adp 1, Air 1, Clr 1, Darkness 1, Drd 1, Sor/Wiz 1, Water 1, Weather 1 V, S
1 min./level (D) 20 ft. General
Effect: Cloud spreads in 20-ft. radius from you, 20 ft. high

Fog surrounds you.

A misty vapor arises around you. It is stationary. The vapor obscures all sight, including darkvision, beyond 5 feet. A creature 5 feet away has concealment (attacks have a 20% miss chance). Creatures farther away have total concealment (50% miss chance, and the attacker cannot use sight to locate the target).

A moderate wind (11+ mph), such as from a gust of wind spell, disperses the fog in 4 rounds. A strong wind (21+ mph) disperses the fog in 1 round. A fireball, or similar spell burns away the fog in the explosive or fiery spell's area. A wall of fire burns away the fog in the area into which it deals damage.

This spell does not function underwater.

Blindness/Deafness
Necromancy 1 standard action PRPG-O
Fortitude negates - Yes Brd 2, Clr 3, Darkness 2, Sor/Wiz 2 V
Permanent (D) Medium General
Target: One living creature

Makes subject blinded or deafened.

You call upon the powers of unlife to render the subject blinded or deafened, as you choose.

Deeper Darkness
Evocation [Darkness] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Adp 3, Clr 3, Darkness 3 V, M/DF
10 min./level (D) Touch 24 hours
Target: Object touched

Object sheds supernatural shadow in 60-ft. radius.

This spell functions as darkness, except that objects radiate darkness in a 60-foot radius and the light level is lowered by two steps. Bright light becomes dim light and normal light becomes darkness. Areas of dim light and darkness become supernaturally dark. This functions like darkness, but even creatures with darkvision cannot see within the spell's confines.

This spell does not stack with itself. Deeper darkness can be used to counter or dispel any light spell of equal or lower spell level.

Shadow Conjuration
Illusion (Shadow) 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will disbelief (if interacted with); varies; see text - Yes; see text Brd 4, Darkness 4, Sor/Wiz 4 V, S
See text See text General
Effect: See text

Mimics conjuration below 4th level, but only 20% real.

You use material from the Plane of Shadow to shape quasi-real illusions of one or more creatures, objects, or forces. Shadow conjuration can mimic any sorcerer or wizard conjuration (summoning) or conjuration (creation) spell of 3rd level or lower.

Shadow conjurations are only one-fifth (20%) as strong as the real things, though creatures who believe the shadow conjurations to be real are affected by them at full strength. Any creature that interacts with the spell can make a Will save to recognize its true nature.

Spells that deal damage have normal effects unless the affected creature succeeds on a Will save. Each disbelieving creature takes only one-fifth (20%) damage from the attack. If the disbelieved attack has a special effect other than damage, that effect is only 20% likely to occur. Regardless of the result of the save to disbelieve, an affected creature is also allowed any save that the spell being simulated allows, but the save DC is set according to shadow conjuration 's level (4th) rather than the spell's normal level. In addition, any effect created by shadow conjuration allows spell resistance, even if the spell it is simulating does not. Shadow objects or substances have normal effects except against those who disbelieve them. Against disbelievers, they are 20% likely to work.

A shadow creature has one-fifth the hit points of a normal creature of its kind (regardless of whether it's recognized as shadowy). It deals normal damage and has all normal abilities and weaknesses. Against a creature that recognizes it as a shadow creature, however, the shadow creature's damage is one-fifth (20%) normal, and all special abilities that do not deal lethal damage are only 20% likely to work. (Roll for each use and each affected character separately.) Furthermore, the shadow creature's AC bonuses are just one-fifth as large.

A creature that succeeds on its save sees the shadow conjurations as transparent images superimposed on vague, shadowy forms. Objects automatically succeed on their Will saves against this spell.

Summon Monster V
Conjuration (Summoning) 1 round PRPG-O
None - No Brd 5, Clr 5, Darkness 5, Sor/Wiz 5 V, S, F/DF
1 round/level (D) Close General
Effect: One summoned creature

Summons extraplanar creature to fight for you.

Table: Summon Monster
1st LevelSubtype
Dire rat*
Dolphin*
Eagle*
Fire beetle*
Poisonous frog*
Pony (horse)*
Riding dog*
Viper (snake)*
2nd LevelSubtype
Ant, drone*
Elemental (Small)Elemental
Giant centipede*
Giant frog*
Giant spider*
Goblin dog*
Horse*
Hyena*
Lemure (devil)Evil, Lawful
Octopus*
Squid*
Wolf*
3rd LevelSubtype
Ant, soldier*
Ape*
Aurochs (herd animal)*
Boar*
Cheetah*
Constrictor snake*
Crocodile*
Dire bat*
Dretch (demon)Chaotic, Evil
Electric eel*
Giant lizard*
Lantern archonGood, Lawful
Leopard (cat)*
Shark*
Wolverine*
4th LevelSubtype
Bison (herd animal)*
Deinonychus (dinosaur)*
Dire ape*
Dire boar*
Dire wolf*
Elemental (Medium)Elemental
Giant scorpion*
Giant wasp*
Grizzly bear*
Hell houndEvil, Lawful
Hound archonGood, Lawful
Lion*
Mephit (any)Elemental
Pteranodon (dinosaur)*
Rhinoceros*
5th LevelSubtype
Ankylosaurus (dinosaur)*
Babau (demon)Chaotic, Evil
Bearded devilEvil, Lawful
Bralani azataChaotic, Good
Dire lion*
Elemental (Large)Elemental
Giant moray eel*
KytonEvil, Lawful
Orca (dolphin)*
SalamanderEvil
Woolly rhinoceros*
XillEvil, Lawful
6th LevelSubtype
Dire bear*
Dire tiger*
Elasmosaurus (dinosaur)*
Elemental (Huge)Elemental
Elephant*
Erinyes (devil)Evil, Lawful
Giant octopus*
Invisible stalkerAir
Lillend azataGood, Lawful
Shadow demonChaotic, Evil
Succubus (demon)Chaotic, Evil
Triceratops (dinosaur)*
7th LevelSubtype
BebelithChaotic, Evil
Bone devilEvil, Lawful
Brachiosaurus (dinosaur)*
Dire crocodile*
Dire shark*
Elemental (greater)Elemental
Giant squid*
Mastadon (elephant)*
Roc*
Tyrannosaurus (dinosaur)*
Vrock (demon)Chaotic, Evil
8th LevelSubtype
Barbed devilEvil, Lawful
Elemental (elder)Elemental
Hezrou (demon)Chaotic, Evil
9th LevelSubtype
Astral Deva (angel)Good
Ghaele azataChaotic, Good
Glabrezu (demon)Chaotic, Evil
Ice devilEvil, Lawful
Nalfeshnee (demon)Chaotic, Evil
Trumpet archonGood, Lawful
* This creature is summoned with the celestial template if you are good, or the fiendish template if you are evil; you may choose either if you are neutral.

This spell summons an extraplanar creature (typically an outsider, elemental, or magical beast native to another plane). It appears where you designate and acts immediately, on your turn. It attacks your opponents to the best of its ability. If you can communicate with the creature, you can direct it not to attack, to attack particular enemies, or to perform other actions. The spell conjures one of the creatures from the 1st Level list on Table 10–1. You choose which kind of creature to summon, and you can choose a different one each time you cast the spell.

A summoned monster cannot summon or otherwise conjure another creature, nor can it use any teleportation or planar travel abilities. Creatures cannot be summoned into an environment that cannot support them. Creatures summoned using this spell cannot use spells or spell-like abilities that duplicate spells with expensive material components (such as wish ).

When you use a summoning spell to summon a creature with an alignment or elemental subtype, it is a spell of that type. Creatures on Table 10–1 marked with an "*" are summoned with the celestial template, if you are good, and the fiendish template, if you are evil. If you are neutral, you may choose which template to apply to the creature. Creatures marked with an "*" always have an alignment that matches yours, regardless of their usual alignment. Summoning these creatures makes the summoning spell's type match your alignment.

This spell functions like summon monster I except that you can summon one creature from the 2nd-level list or 1d3 creatures of the same kind from the 1st-level list.

This spell functions like summon monster I except that you can summon one creature from the 3rd-level list, 1d3 creatures of the same kind from the 2nd-level list, or 1d4+1 creatures of the same kind from the 1st-level list.

This spell functions like summon monster I except that you can summon one creature from the 4th-level list, 1d3 creatures of the same kind from the 3rd-level list, or 1d4+1 creatures of the same kind from a lower-level list.

This spell functions like summon monster I except that you can summon one creature from the 5th-level list, 1d3 creatures of the same kind from the 4th-level list, or 1d4+1 creatures of the same kind from a lower-level list.

Shadow Walk
Illusion (Shadow) 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates - Yes Brd 5, Darkness 6, Sor/Wiz 6 V, S
1 hour/level (D) Touch 24 hours
Targets: Up to one touched creature/level

Step into shadow to travel rapidly.

To use the shadow walk spell, you must be in an area of dim light. You and any creature you touch are then transported along a coiling path of shadowstuff to the edge of the Material Plane where it borders the Plane of Shadow. The effect is largely illusory, but the path is quasi-real. You can take more than one creature along with you (subject to your level limit), but all must be touching each other.

In the region of shadow, you move at a rate of 50 miles per hour, moving normally on the borders of the Plane of Shadow but much more rapidly relative to the Material Plane. Thus, you can use this spell to travel rapidly by stepping onto the Plane of Shadow, moving the desired distance, and then stepping back onto the Material Plane.

Because of the blurring of reality between the Plane of Shadow and the Material Plane, you can't make out details of the terrain or areas you pass over during transit, nor can you predict perfectly where your travel will end. It's impossible to judge distances accurately, making the spell virtually useless for scouting or spying. Furthermore, when the spell effect ends, you are shunted 1d10 × 100 feet in a random horizontal direction from your desired endpoint. If this would place you within a solid object, you are shunted 1d10 × 1,000 feet in the same direction. If this would still place you within a solid object, you (and any creatures with you) are shunted to the nearest empty space available, but the strain of this activity renders each creature fatigued (no save).

Shadow walk can also be used to travel to other planes that border on the Plane of Shadow, but this usage requires the transit of the Plane of Shadow to arrive at a border with another plane of reality. The transit of the Plane of Shadow requires 1d4 hours.

Any creatures touched by you when shadow walk is cast also make the transition to the borders of the Plane of Shadow.

They may opt to follow you, wander off through the plane, or stumble back into the Material Plane (50% chance for either of the latter results if they are lost or abandoned by you). Creatures unwilling to accompany you into the Plane of Shadow receive a Will saving throw, negating the effect if successful.

Power Word Blind
Enchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-affecting] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - Yes Darkness 7, Sor/Wiz 7, War 7 V
See text Close General
Target: One creature with 200 hp or less

Blinds creature with 200 hp or less.

You utter a single word of power that causes a creature to become blinded, whether the creature can hear the word or not. The duration of the spell depends on the target's current hit point total. Any creature that currently has 201 or more hit points is unaffected.

Hit PointsDuration
50 or lessPermanent
51–1001d4+1 minutes
101–2001d4+1 rounds
Greater Shadow Evocation
Illusion (Shadow) 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will disbelief (if interacted with) - Yes Darkness 8, Sor/Wiz 8 V, S
See text See text General
Effect: See text

As shadow evocation, but up to 7th level and 60% real.

You tap energy from the Plane of Shadow to cast a quasi-real, illusory version of a sorcerer or wizard evocation spell of 4th level or lower. Spells that deal damage have normal effects unless an affected creature succeeds on a Will save. Each disbelieving creature takes only one-fifth damage from the attack. If the disbelieved attack has a special effect other than damage, that effect is one-fifth as strong (if applicable) or only 20% likely to occur. If recognized as a shadow evocation, a damaging spell deals only one-fifth (20%) damage. Regardless of the result of the save to disbelieve, an affected creature is also allowed any save (or spell resistance) that the spell being simulated allows, but the save DC is set according to shadow evocation' s level (5th) rather than the spell's normal level.

Nondamaging effects have normal effects except against those who disbelieve them. Against disbelievers, they have no effect.

Objects automatically succeed on their Will saves against this spell.

This spell functions like shadow evocation except that it enables you to create partially real, illusory versions of sorcerer or wizard evocation spells of 7th level or lower. If recognized as a greater shadow evocation, a damaging spell deals only three-fifths (60%) damage.

Shades
Illusion (Shadow) 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will disbelief (if interacted with); varies; see text - Yes; see text Darkness 9, Sor/Wiz 9 V, S
See text See text General
Effect: See text

As shadow conjuration, but up to 8th level and 80% real.

This spell functions like shadow conjuration except that it mimics conjuration spells of 8th level or lower. The illusory conjurations created deal four-fifths (80%) damage to nonbelievers, and nondamaging effects are 80% likely to work against nonbelievers.