Index of Spells by Level - Brd 1

School Casting Time Source Book
Save - Res Level Comps
Dur Range Recharge
Expensive Focus
Expensive Material
XP Cost
Full Description
Abjuration 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Brd 1, Rgr 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S, F/DF
2 hours/level (D) Close 4 hours
Area: 20-ft.-radius emanation centered on a point in space

Wards an area for 2 hours/level.

Alarm creates a subtle ward on an area you select. Once the spell effect is in place, it thereafter sounds a mental or audible alarm each time a creature of Tiny or larger size enters the warded area or touches it. A creature that speaks the password (determined by you at the time of casting) does not set off the alarm . You decide at the time of casting whether the alarm will be mental or audible in nature.

Mental Alarm : A mental alarm alerts you (and only you) so long as you remain within 1 mile of the warded area. You note a single mental "ping" that awakens you from normal sleep but does not otherwise disturb concentration. A silence spell has no effect on a mental alarm .

Audible Alarm : An audible alarm produces the sound of a hand bell, and anyone within 60 feet of the warded area can hear it clearly. Reduce the distance by 10 feet for each interposing closed door and by 20 feet for each substantial interposing wall.

In quiet conditions, the ringing can be heard faintly as far as 180 feet away. The sound lasts for 1 round. Creatures within a silence spell cannot hear the ringing.

Ethereal or astral creatures do not trigger the alarm .

Alarm can be made permanent with a permanency spell.

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.

Cause Fear
Necromancy [Fear] [Mind-affecting] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will partial - Yes Adp 1, Brd 1, Clr 1, Death 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S
1d4 rounds or 1 round; see text Close General
Target: One living creature with 5 or fewer HD

One creature of 5 HD or less flees for 1d4 rounds.

The affected creature becomes frightened. If the subject succeeds on a Will save, it is shaken for 1 round. Creatures with 6 or more HD are immune to this effect. Cause fear counters and dispels remove fear .

Charm Person
Enchantment (Charm) [Mind-affecting] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates - Yes Brd 1, Charm 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S
1 hour/level Close 1 hour
Target: One humanoid creature

Makes one person your friend.

This charm makes a humanoid creature regard you as its trusted friend and ally (treat the target's attitude as friendly). If the creature is currently being threatened or attacked by you or your allies, however, it receives a +5 bonus on its saving throw.

The spell does not enable you to control the charmed person as if it were an automaton, but it perceives your words and actions in the most favorable way. You can try to give the subject orders, but you must win an opposed Charisma check to convince it to do anything it wouldn't ordinarily do. (Retries are not allowed.) An affected creature never obeys suicidal or obviously harmful orders, but it might be convinced that something very dangerous is worth doing. Any act by you or your apparent allies that threatens the charmed person breaks the spell. You must speak the person's language to communicate your commands, or else be good at pantomiming.

Comprehend Languages
Divination 1 standard action PRPG-O
- Adp 1, Brd 1, Clr 1, Knowledge 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S, M/DF
10 min./level Personal 4 hours
Target: You

You understand all spoken and written languages.

You can understand the spoken words of creatures or read otherwise incomprehensible written messages. The ability to read does not necessarily impart insight into the material, merely its literal meaning. The spell enables you to understand or read an unknown language, not speak or write it.

Written material can be read at the rate of one page (250 words) per minute. Magical writing cannot be read, though the spell reveals that it is magical. This spell can be foiled by certain warding magic (such as the secret page and illusory script spells). It does not decipher codes or reveal messages concealed in otherwise normal text.

Comprehend languages can be made permanent with a permanency spell.

Lesser Confusion
Enchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-affecting] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates - Yes Brd 1, Madness 1 V, S, DF
1 round Close General
Target: One living creature

One creature is confused for 1 round.

This spell causes confusion in the targets, making them unable to determine their actions. Roll on the following table at the start of each subject's turn each round to see what it does in that round.

01–25Act normally
26–50Do nothing but babble incoherently
51–75Deal 1d8 points of damage + Str modifier to self with item in hand
76–100Attack nearest creature (for this purpose, a familiar counts as part of the subject's self)

A confused character who can't carry out the indicated action does nothing but babble incoherently. Attackers are not at any special advantage when attacking a confused character. Any confused character who is attacked automatically attacks its attackers on its next turn, as long as it is still confused when its turn comes. Note that a confused character will not make attacks of opportunity against any creature that it is not already devoted to attacking (either because of its most recent action or because it has just been attacked).

This spell causes a single creature to become confused for 1 round.

Cure Light Wounds
Conjuration (Healing) 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will half (harmless); see text - Yes (harmless); see text Adp 1, Brd 1, Clr 1, Drd 1, Healing 1, Pal 1, Rgr 2 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Creature touched

Cures 1d8 damage + 1/level (max +5).

When laying your hand upon a living creature, you channel positive energy that cures 1d8 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +5). Since undead are powered by negative energy, this spell deals damage to them instead of curing their wounds. An undead creature can apply spell resistance, and can attempt a Will save to take half damage.

Detect Secret Doors
Divination 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S
Concentration, up to 1 min./level (D) 60 ft. General
Area: Cone-shaped emanation

Reveals hidden doors within 60 ft.

You can detect secret doors, compartments, caches, and so forth. Only passages, doors, or openings that have been specifically constructed to escape detection are detected by this spell. The amount of information revealed depends on how long you study a particular area or subject.

1st Round : Presence or absence of secret doors.

2nd Round : Number of secret doors and the location of each. If an aura is outside your line of sight, then you discern its direction but not its exact location.

Each Additional Round : The mechanism or trigger for one particular secret portal closely examined by you. Each round, you can turn to detect secret doors in a new area. The spell can penetrate barriers, but 1 foot of stone, 1 inch of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 3 feet of wood or dirt blocks it.

Disguise Self
Illusion (Glamer) 1 standard action PRPG-O
- Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 1, Trickery 1 V, S
10 min./level (D) Personal 4 hours
Target: You

Changes your appearance.

You make yourself—including clothing, armor, weapons, and equipment—look different. You can seem 1 foot shorter or taller, thin, fat, or in between. You cannot change your creature type (although you can appear as another subtype). Otherwise, the extent of the apparent change is up to you. You could add or obscure a minor feature or look like an entirely different person or gender.

The spell does not provide the abilities or mannerisms of the chosen form, nor does it alter the perceived tactile (touch) or audible (sound) properties of you or your equipment. If you use this spell to create a disguise, you get a +10 bonus on the Disguise check. A creature that interacts with the glamer gets a Will save to recognize it as an illusion.

Transmutation 1 standard action PRPG-O
See text - No Brd 1, Rune 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S
Instant Close General
Target: One scroll or two pages

Mundane or magical writing vanishes.

Erase removes writings of either magical or mundane nature from a scroll or from one or two pages of paper, parchment, or similar surfaces. With this spell, you can remove explosive runes a glyph of warding a sepia snake sigil or an arcane mark, but not illusory script or a symbol spell. Nonmagical writing is automatically erased if you touch it and no one else is holding it. Otherwise, the chance of erasing nonmagical writing is 90%.

Magic writing must be touched to be erased, and you also must succeed on a caster level check (1d20 + caster level) against DC 15. A natural 1 is always a failure on this check. If you fail to erase explosive runes, a glyph of warding, or a sepia snake sigil, you accidentally activate that writing instead.

Expeditious Retreat
Transmutation 1 standard action PRPG-O
- Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S
1 min./level (D) Personal 30 minutes
Target: You

Your base speed increases by 30 ft.

This spell increases your base land speed by 30 feet. This adjustment is treated as an enhancement bonus. There is no effect on other modes of movement, such as burrow, climb, fly, or swim. As with any effect that increases your speed, this spell affects your jumping distance (see the Acrobatics skill).

Feather Fall
Transmutation 1 immediate action PRPG-O
Will negates (harmless) or Will negates (object) - Yes (object) Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V
Until landing or 1 round/level Close General
Targets: One Medium or smaller freefalling object or creature/level, no two of which may be more than 20 ft. apart

Objects or creatures fall slowly.

The affected creatures or objects fall slowly. Feather fall instantly changes the rate at which the targets fall to a mere 60 feet per round (equivalent to the end of a fall from a few feet), and the subjects take no damage upon landing while the spell is in effect. When the spell duration expires, a normal rate of falling resumes.

The spell affects one or more Medium or smaller creatures (including gear and carried objects up to each creature's maximum load) or objects, or the equivalent in larger creatures: a Large creature or object counts as two Medium creatures or objects, a Huge creature or object counts as four Medium creatures or objects, and so forth.

This spell has no special effect on ranged weapons unless they are falling quite a distance. If the spell is cast on a falling item, the object does half normal damage based on its weight, with no bonus for the height of the drop.

Feather fall works only upon free-falling objects. It does not affect a sword blow or a charging or flying creature.

Conjuration (Creation) 1 standard action PRPG-O
See text - No Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S, M
1 min./level (D) Close General
Target: One object or 10-ft. square

Makes 10-ft. square or one object slippery.

A grease spell covers a solid surface with a layer of slippery grease. Any creature in the area when the spell is cast must make a successful Reflex save or fall. A creature can walk within or through the area of grease at half normal speed with a DC 10 Acrobatics check. Failure means it can't move that round (and must then make a Reflex save or fall), while failure by 5 or more means it falls (see the Acrobatics skill for details). Creatures that do not move on their turn do not need to make this check and are not considered flat-footed.

The spell can also be used to create a greasy coating on an item. Material objects not in use are always affected by this spell, while an object wielded or employed by a creature requires its bearer to make a Reflex saving throw to avoid the effect. If the initial saving throw fails, the creature immediately drops the item. A saving throw must be made in each round that the creature attempts to pick up or use the greased item. A creature wearing greased armor or clothing gains a +10 circumstance bonus on Escape Artist checks and combat maneuver checks made to escape a grapple, and to their CMD to avoid being grappled.

Hideous Laughter
Enchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-affecting] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates - Yes Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 2 V, S, M
1 round/level Close General
Target: One creature; see text

Subject loses actions for 1 round/level.

This spell afflicts the subject with uncontrollable laughter. It collapses into gales of manic laughter, falling prone. The subject can take no actions while laughing, but is not considered helpless. After the spell ends, it can act normally. On the creature's next turn, it may attempt a new saving throw to end the effect. This is a full round action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity. If this save is successful, the effect ends. If not, the creature continues laughing for the entire duration.

A creature with an Intelligence score of 2 or lower is not affected. A creature whose type is different from the caster's receives a +4 bonus on its saving throw, because humor doesn't "translate" well.

Enchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-affecting] 1 round PRPG-O
Will negates - Yes Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S
2d4 rounds (D) Close General
Area: Several living creatures, no two of which may be more than 30 ft. apart

Fascinates 2d4 HD of creatures.

Your gestures and droning incantation fascinate nearby creatures, causing them to stop and stare blankly at you. In addition, you can use their rapt attention to make your suggestions and requests seem more plausible. Roll 2d4 to see how many total HD of creatures you affect. Creatures with fewer HD are affected before creatures with more HD. Only creatures that can see or hear you are affected, but they do not need to understand you to be fascinated.

If you use this spell in combat, each target gains a +2 bonus on its saving throw. If the spell affects only a single creature not in combat at the time, the saving throw has a penalty of –2.

While the subject is fascinated by this spell, it reacts as though it were two steps more friendly in attitude. This allows you to make a single request of the affected creature (provided you can communicate with it). The request must be brief and reasonable. Even after the spell ends, the creature retains its new attitude toward you, but only with respect to that particular request.

A creature that fails its saving throw does not remember that you enspelled it.

Divination 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Brd 1, Magic 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S, M
3 rounds/level (D) 60 ft. General
Area: Cone-shaped emanation

Gives +10 bonus to identify magic items.

This spell functions as detect magic, except that it gives you a +10 enhancement bonus on Spellcraft checks made to identify the properties and command words of magic items in your possession. This spell does not allow you to identify artifacts.

Magic Aura
Illusion (Glamer) 1 standard action PRPG-O
None; see text - No Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S, F
1 day/level (D) Touch 24 hours
Target: One touched object weighing up to 5 lbs./level

Alters object's magic aura.

You alter an item's aura so that it registers to detect spells (and spells with similar capabilities) as though it were nonmagical, or a magic item of a kind you specify, or the subject of a spell you specify. If the object bearing magic aura has identify cast on it or is similarly examined, the examiner recognizes that the aura is false and detects the object's actual qualities if he succeeds on a Will save. Otherwise, he believes the aura and no amount of testing reveals what the true magic is.

If the targeted item's own aura is exceptionally powerful (if it is an artifact, for instance), magic aura doesn't work.

Note : A magic weapon, shield, or suit of armor must be a masterwork item, so a sword of average make, for example, looks suspicious if it has a magical aura.

Magic Mouth (M)
Illusion (Glamer) 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates (object) - Yes (object) Brd 1, Magic 2, Sor/Wiz 2 V, S, M
Permanent until discharged Close 24 hours
Target: One creature or object
Materials: A small bit of honeycomb and jade dust worth 10 gp

Objects speaks once when triggered.

This spell imbues the chosen object or creature with an enchanted mouth that suddenly appears and speaks its message the next time a specified event occurs. The message, which must be 25 or fewer words long, can be in any language known by you and can be delivered over a period of 10 minutes. The mouth cannot utter verbal components, use command words, or activate magical effects. It does, however, move according to the words articulated; if it were placed upon a statue, the mouth of the statue would move and appear to speak. Magic mouth can also be placed upon a tree, rock, or any other object or creature.

The spell functions when specific conditions are fulfilled according to your command as set in the spell. Commands can be as general or as detailed as desired, although only visual and audible triggers can be used. Triggers react to what appears to be the case. Disguises and illusions can fool them. Normal darkness does not defeat a visual trigger, but magical darkness or invisibility does. Silent movement or magical silence defeats audible triggers. Audible triggers can be keyed to general types of noises or to a specific noise or spoken word. Actions can serve as triggers if they are visible or audible. A magic mouth cannot distinguish alignment, level, Hit Dice, or class except by external garb.

The range limit of a trigger is 15 feet per caster level, so a 6th-level caster can command a magic mouth to respond to triggers as far as 90 feet away. Regardless of range, the mouth can respond only to visible or audible triggers and actions in line of sight or within hearing distance.

Magic mouth can be made permanent with a permanency spell.

Obscure Object
Abjuration 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates (object) - Yes (object) Brd 1, Clr 3, Sor/Wiz 2 V, S, M/DF
8 hours (D) Touch 24 hours
Target: One object touched of up to 100 lbs./level

Masks object against scrying.

This spell hides an object from location by divination (scrying) effects, such as the scrying spell or a crystal ball . Such an attempt automatically fails (if the divination is targeted on the object) or fails to perceive the object (if the divination is targeted on a nearby location, object, or person).

Remove Fear
Abjuration 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates (harmless) - Yes (harmless) Brd 1, Clr 1, Liberation 1 V, S
10 minutes; see text Close General
Targets: One creature plus one additional creature per four levels, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

Suppresses fear or gives +4 on saves against fear for one subject + one per four levels.

You instill courage in the subject, granting it a +4 morale bonus against fear effects for 10 minutes. If the subject is under the influence of a fear effect when receiving the spell, that effect is suppressed for the duration of the spell.

Remove fear counters and dispels cause fear .

Silent Image
Illusion (Figment) 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will disbelief (if interacted with) - No Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S, F
Concentration Long General
Effect: Visual figment that cannot extend beyond four 10-ft. cubes + one 10-ft. cube/level (S)

Creates minor illusion of your design.

This spell creates the visual illusion of an object, creature, or force, as visualized by you. The illusion does not create sound, smell, texture, or temperature. You can move the image within the limits of the size of the effect.

Enchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-affecting] 1 round PRPG-O
Will negates - Yes Adp 1, Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S, M
1 min./level Medium General
Area: One or more living creatures within a 10-ft.-radius burst

Puts 4 HD of creatures into magical slumber.

A sleep spell causes a magical slumber to come upon 4 HD of creatures. Creatures with the fewest HD are affected first. Among creatures with equal HD, those who are closest to the spell's point of origin are affected first. HD that are not sufficient to affect a creature are wasted. Sleeping creatures are helpless. Slapping or wounding awakens an affected creature, but normal noise does not. Awakening a creature is a standard action (an application of the aid another action). Sleep does not target unconscious creatures, constructs, or undead creatures.

Summon Monster I
Conjuration (Summoning) [See Text] 1 round PRPG-O
None - No Brd 1, Clr 1, Sor/Wiz 1 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*
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*
Lemure (devil)Evil, Lawful
3rd LevelSubtype
Ant, soldier*
Aurochs (herd animal)*
Constrictor snake*
Dire bat*
Dretch (demon)Chaotic, Evil
Electric eel*
Giant lizard*
Lantern archonGood, Lawful
Leopard (cat)*
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
Mephit (any)Elemental
Pteranodon (dinosaur)*
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)*
Woolly rhinoceros*
XillEvil, Lawful
6th LevelSubtype
Dire bear*
Dire tiger*
Elasmosaurus (dinosaur)*
Elemental (Huge)Elemental
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)*
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.

Undetectable Alignment
Abjuration 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates (object) - Yes (object) Brd 1, Clr 2, Pal 2 V, S
24 hours Close 24 hours
Target: One creature or object

Conceals alignment from magical detection for 24 hours.

An undetectable alignment spell conceals the alignment of an object or a creature from all forms of divination.

Unseen Servant
Conjuration (Creation) 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, S, M
1 hour/level Close 6 hours
Effect: One invisible, mindless, shapeless servant

Invisible force obeys your commands.

An unseen servant is an invisible, mindless, shapeless force that performs simple tasks at your command. It can run and fetch things, open unstuck doors, and hold chairs, as well as clean and mend. The servant can perform only one activity at a time, but it repeats the same activity over and over again if told to do so as long as you remain within range. It can open only normal doors, drawers, lids, and the like. It has an effective Strength score of 2 (so it can lift 20 pounds or drag 100 pounds). It can trigger traps and such, but it can exert only 20 pounds of force, which is not enough to activate certain pressure plates and other devices. It can't perform any task that requires a skill check with a DC higher than 10 or that requires a check using a skill that can't be used untrained. This servant cannot fly, climb, or even swim (though it can walk on water). Its base speed is 15 feet.

The servant cannot attack in any way; it is never allowed an attack roll. It cannot be killed, but it dissipates if it takes 6 points of damage from area attacks. (It gets no saves against attacks.) If you attempt to send it beyond the spell's range (measured from your current position), the servant ceases to exist.

Illusion (Figment) 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will disbelief (if interacted with) - No Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 1 V, F
1 min./level (D) Close 5 minutes
Effect: Intelligible sound, usually speech

Throws voice for 1 min./level.

You can make your voice (or any sound that you can normally make vocally) seem to issue from someplace else. You can speak in any language you know. With respect to such voices and sounds, anyone who hears the sound and rolls a successful save recognizes it as illusory (but still hears it).