Index of Spells by Level - Drd 3

School Casting Time Source Book
Save - Res Level Comps
Dur Range Recharge
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Full Description
Call Lightning
Evocation [Electricity] 1 round PRPG-O
Reflex half - Yes Drd 3, Weather 3 V, S
1 min./level Medium General
Effect: One or more 30-ft.-long vertical lines of lightning

Calls down lightning bolts (3d6 per bolt) from sky.

Immediately upon completion of the spell, and once per round thereafter, you may call down a 5-foot-wide, 30-foot-long, vertical bolt of lightning that deals 3d6 points of electricity damage. The bolt of lightning flashes down in a vertical stroke at whatever target point you choose within the spell's range (measured from your position at the time). Any creature in the target square or in the path of the bolt is affected.

You need not call a bolt of lightning immediately; other actions, even spellcasting, can be performed first. Each round after the first you may use a standard action (concentrating on the spell) to call a bolt. You may call a total number of bolts equal to your caster level (maximum 10 bolts).

If you are outdoors and in a stormy area—a rain shower, clouds and wind, hot and cloudy conditions, or even a tornado (including a whirlwind formed by a djinni or an air elemental of at least Large size)—each bolt deals 3d10 points of electricity damage instead of 3d6.

This spell functions indoors or underground but not underwater.

Necromancy [Evil] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Fortitude negates - Yes Adp 3, Clr 3, Drd 3, Sor/Wiz 4 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Living creature touched

Infects subject with chosen disease.

The subject contracts one of the following diseases: blinding sickness, bubonic plague, cackle fever, filth fever, leprosy, mindfire, red ache, shakes, or slimy doom. The disease is contracted immediately (the onset period does not apply). Use the disease's listed frequency and save DC to determine further effects. For more information see Diseases.

Cure Moderate Wounds
Conjuration (Healing) 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will half (harmless); see text - Yes (harmless); see text Adp 2, Brd 2, Clr 2, Drd 3, Healing 2, Pal 3, Rgr 3 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Creature touched

Cures 2d8 damage +1/level (max. +10).

This spell functions like cure light wounds, except that it cures 2d8 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +10).

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.

Diminish Plants
Transmutation 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Drd 3, Rgr 3 V, S, DF
Instant See text 4 hours
Target or Area: See text

Reduces size or blights the growth of normal plants.

This spell has two versions.

Prune Growth : This version of the spell causes normal vegetation within long range (400 feet + 40 feet per level) to shrink to about one-third normal size, becoming untangled and less bushy. The affected vegetation appears to have been carefully pruned and trimmed. This version of diminish plants automatically dispels any spells or effects that enhance plants, such as entangle and wall of thorns .

At your option, the area can be a 100-foot-radius circle, a 150-foot-radius semicircle, or a 200-foot-radius quarter-circle. You may also designate portions of the area that are not affected.

Stunt Growth : This version of the spell targets all normal plants within a range of 1/2 mile, reducing their potential productivity over the course of the following year to half normal.

This spell has no effect on plant creatures.

Dominate Animal
Enchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-affecting] 1 round PRPG-O
Will negates - Yes Animal 3, Drd 3 V, S
1 round/level Close General
Target: One animal

One animal obeys your silent mental commands and orders.

This spell allows you to enchant the targeted animal and direct it with simple commands such as "Attack," "Run," and "Fetch." Suicidal or self-destructive commands (including an order to attack a creature two or more size categories larger than the dominated animal) are simply ignored.

Dominate animal establishes a mental link between you and the subject creature. The animal can be directed by silent mental command as long as it remains in range. You need not see the creature to control it. You do not receive direct sensory input from the creature, but you know what it is experiencing. Because you are directing the animal with your own intelligence, it may be able to undertake actions normally beyond its own comprehension. You need not concentrate exclusively on controlling the creature unless you are trying to direct it to do something it normally couldn't do. Changing your instructions or giving a dominated creature a new command is the equivalent of redirecting a spell, so it is a move action.

Greater Magic Fang
Transmutation 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates (harmless) - Yes (harmless) Drd 3, Rgr 3 V, S, DF
1 hour/level Close 6 hours
Target: One living creature

One natural weapon gets + 1/four levels (max. +5).

Magic fang gives one natural weapon or unarmed strike of the subject a +1 enhancement bonus on attack and damage rolls. The spell can affect a slam attack, fist, bite, or other natural weapon. The spell does not change an unarmed strike's damage from nonlethal damage to lethal damage.

Magic fang can be made permanent with a permanency spell.

This spell functions like magic fang, except that the enhancement bonus on attack and damage rolls is +1 per four caster levels (maximum +5). This bonus does not allow a natural weapon or unarmed strike to bypass damage reduction aside from magic.

Alternatively, you may imbue all of the creature's natural weapons with a +1 enhancement bonus (regardless of your caster level).

Greater magic fang can be made permanent with a permanency spell.

Meld into Stone
Transmutation [Earth] 1 standard action PRPG-O
- Clr 3, Drd 3 V, S, DF
10 min./level Personal 4 hours
Target: You

You and your gear merge with stone.

Meld into stone enables you to meld your body and possessions into a single block of stone. The stone must be large enough to accommodate your body in all three dimensions. When the casting is complete, you and not more than 100 pounds of nonliving gear merge with the stone. If either condition is violated, the spell fails and is wasted.

While in the stone, you remain in contact, however tenuous, with the face of the stone through which you melded. You remain aware of the passage of time and can cast spells on yourself while hiding in the stone. Nothing that goes on outside the stone can be seen, but you can still hear what happens around you. Minor physical damage to the stone does not harm you, but its partial destruction (to the extent that you no longer fit within it) expels you and deals you 5d6 points of damage. The stone's complete destruction expels you and slays you instantly unless you make a DC 18 Fortitude save. Even if you make your save, you still take 5d6 points of damage.

Any time before the duration expires, you can step out of the stone through the surface that you entered. If the spell's duration expires or the effect is dispelled before you voluntarily exit the stone, you are violently expelled and take 5d6 points of damage.

The following spells harm you if cast upon the stone that you are occupying. Stone to flesh expels you and deals you 5d6 points of damage. Stone shape deals 3d6 points of damage but does not expel you. Transmute rock to mud expels you and then slays you instantly unless you make a DC 18 Fortitude save, in which case you are merely expelled. Finally, passwall expels you without damage.

Neutralize Poison
Conjuration (Healing) 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates (harmless, object) - Yes (harmless, object) Adp 3, Brd 4, Clr 4, Drd 3, Pal 4, Rgr 3 V, S, M/DF
Instant or 10 min./level; see text Touch 1 hour
Target: Creature or object of up to 1 cu. ft./level touched

Immunizes subject against poison, detoxifies venom in or on subject.

You detoxify any sort of venom in the creature or object touched. If the target is a creature, you must make a caster level check (1d20 + caster level) against the DC of each poison affecting the target. Success means that the poison is neutralized. A cured creature suffers no additional effects from the poison, and any temporary effects are ended, but the spell does not reverse instantaneous effects, such as hit point damage, temporary ability damage, or effects that don't go away on their own.

This spell can instead neutralize the poison in a poisonous creature or object for 10 minutes per level, at the caster's option. If cast on a creature, the creature receives a Will save to negate the effect.

Plant Growth
Transmutation 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Drd 3, Plant 3, Rgr 3 V, S, DF
Instant See text 24 hours
Target or Area: See text

Grows vegetation, improves crops.

Plant growth has different effects depending on the version chosen.

Overgrowth : This effect causes normal vegetation (grasses, briars, bushes, creepers, thistles, trees, vines, and so on) within long range (400 feet + 40 feet per caster level) to become thick and overgrown. The plants entwine to form a thicket or jungle that creatures must hack or force a way through. Speed drops to 5 feet, or 10 feet for Large or larger creatures. The area must have brush and trees in it for this spell to take effect. If this spell is cast on an area that is already affected by any spell or effect that enhances plants, such as entangle or wall of thorns any DC involved with these spells is increased by 4. This bonus is granted for 1 day after the casting of plant growth.

At your option, the area can be a 100-foot-radius circle, a 150-foot-radius semicircle, or a 200-foot-radius quarter circle.

You may designate places within the area that are not affected.

Enrichment : This effect targets plants within a range of a half-mile, raising their potential productivity over the course of the next year to one-third above normal.

Plant growth counters diminish plants .

This spell has no effect on plant creatures.

Necromancy 1 standard action PRPG-O
Fortitude negates; see text - Yes Clr 4, Drd 3 V, S, DF
Instant; see text Touch General
Target: Living creature touched

Touch deals 1d3 Con damage 1/round for 6 rounds.

Calling upon the venomous powers of natural predators, you infect the subject with a horrible poison by making a successful melee touch attack. This poison deals 1d3 Constitution damage per round for 6 rounds. Poisoned creatures can make a Fortitude save each round to negate the damage and end the affliction.

Protection from Energy
Abjuration 1 standard action PRPG-O
Fortitude negates (harmless) - Yes (harmless) Clr 3, Drd 3, Luck 3, Protection 3, Rgr 2, Sor/Wiz 3 V, S, DF
10 min./level or until discharged Touch 1 hour
Target: Creature touched

Absorbs 12 points/level of damage from one kind of energy.

Protection from energy grants temporary immunity to the type of energy you specify when you cast it (acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic). When the spell absorbs 12 points per caster level of energy damage (to a maximum of 120 points at 10th level), it is discharged.

Protection from energy overlaps (and does not stack with) resist energy If a character is warded by protection from energy and resist energy the protection spell absorbs damage until its power is exhausted.

Transmutation 1 standard action PRPG-O
None or Will negates (object) - No or yes (object) Drd 3 V, S, DF
Instant Medium General
Area or Target: One 20-ft. cube/level (S) or one fire-based magic item

Extinguishes fires.

Quench is often used to put out forest fires and other conflagrations. It extinguishes all nonmagical fires in its area. The spell also dispels any fire spells in its area, though you must succeed on a dispel check (1d20 +1 per caster level, maximum +15) against each spell to dispel it. The DC to dispel such spells is 11 + the caster level of the fire spell.

Each creature with the fire subtype within the area of a quench spell takes 1d6 points of damage per caster level (maximum 10d6, no save allowed).

Alternatively, you can target the spell on a single magic item that creates or controls flame. The item loses all its fire-based magical abilities for 1d4 hours unless it succeeds on a Will save. Artifacts are immune to this effect.

Remove Disease
Conjuration (Healing) 1 standard action PRPG-O
Fortitude negates (harmless) - Yes (harmless) Adp 3, Clr 3, Drd 3, Rgr 3 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Creature touched

Cures all diseases affecting subject.

Remove disease can cure all diseases from which the subject is suffering. You must make a caster level check (1d20 + caster level) against the DC of each disease affecting the target. Success means that the disease is cured. The spell also kills some hazards and parasites, including green slime and others.

Since the spell's duration is instantaneous, it does not prevent reinfection after a new exposure to the same disease at a later date.

Sleet Storm
Conjuration (Creation) [Cold] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Drd 3, Sor/Wiz 3, Weather 4 V, S, M/DF
1 round/level Long General
Area: Cylinder (40-ft. radius, 20 ft. high)

Hampers vision and movement.

Driving sleet blocks all sight (even darkvision) within it and causes the ground in the area to be icy. A creature can walk within or through the area of sleet at half normal speed with a DC 10 Acrobatics check. Failure means it can't move in that round, while failure by 5 or more means it falls (see the Acrobatics skill for details).

The sleet extinguishes torches and small fires.

Transmutation 3 rounds PRPG-O
None - No Drd 3, Rgr 2 V, S, DF
Until triggered or broken Touch 12 hours
Target: Touched nonmagical circle of vine, rope, or thong with a 2 ft. diameter + 2 ft./level

Creates a magic booby trap.

This spell enables you to make a snare that functions as a magic trap. The snare can be made from any supple vine, a thong, or a rope. When you cast snare upon it, the cordlike object blends with its surroundings (DC 23 Perception check for a character with the trapfinding ability to locate). One end of the snare is tied in a loop that contracts around one or more of the limbs of any creature stepping inside the circle.

If a strong and supple tree is nearby, the snare can be fastened to it. The spell causes the tree to bend, straightening when the loop is triggered, dealing 1d6 points of damage to the creature trapped and lifting it off the ground by the trapped limb or limbs. If no such tree is available, the cordlike object tightens around the creature, dealing no damage but causing it to be entangled.

The snare is magical. To escape, a trapped creature must make a DC 23 Escape Artist check or a DC 23 Strength check that is a full-round action. The snare has AC 7 and 5 hit points. A successful escape from the snare breaks the loop and ends the spell.

Speak with Plants
Divination 1 standard action PRPG-O
- Brd 4, Drd 3, Rgr 2 V, S
1 min./level Personal 30 minutes
Target: You

You can talk to plants and plant creatures.

You can communicate with normal plants and plant creatures, and can ask questions of and receive answers from them. A normal plant's sense of its surroundings is limited, so it won't be able to give (or recognize) detailed descriptions of creatures or answer questions about events outside its immediate vicinity. The spell doesn't make plant creatures any more friendly or cooperative than normal. Furthermore, wary and cunning plant creatures are likely to be terse and evasive, while the more stupid ones may make inane comments. If a plant creature is friendly, it may do some favor or service for you.

Spike Growth
Transmutation 1 standard action PRPG-O
Reflex partial - Yes Drd 3, Rgr 2 V, S, DF
1 hour/level (D) Medium 6 hours
Area: One 20-ft. square/level

Creatures in area take 1d4 damage, may be slowed.

Any ground-covering vegetation in the spell's area becomes very hard and sharply pointed without changing its appearance.

In areas of bare earth, roots and rootlets act in the same way. Typically, spike growth can be cast in any outdoor setting except open water, ice, heavy snow, sandy desert, or bare stone. Any creature moving on foot into or through the spell's area takes 1d4 points of piercing damage for each 5 feet of movement through the spiked area.

Any creature that takes damage from this spell must also succeed on a Reflex save or suffer injuries to its feet and legs that slow its land speed by half. This speed penalty lasts for 24 hours or until the injured creature receives a cure spell (which also restores lost hit points). Another character can remove the penalty by taking 10 minutes to dress the injuries and succeeding on a Heal check against the spell's save DC.

Magic traps are hard to detect. A rogue (only) can use the Perception skill to find a spike growth . The DC is 25 + spell level, or DC 28 for spike growth (or DC 27 for spike growth cast by a ranger).Spike growth can't be disabled with the Disable Device skill.

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.

Summon Nature's Ally III
Conjuration (Summoning) [See Text] 1 round PRPG-O
None - No Drd 3, Rgr 3 V, S, DF
1 round/level (D) Close General
Effect: One summoned creature

Summons creature to fight.

Table: Summon Nature's Ally
1st LevelSubtype
Dire rat
Giant centipede
Fire beetle
Mite (gremlin)
Poisonous frog
Pony (horse)
Riding dog
Viper (snake)
2nd LevelSubtype
Ant, drone
Elemental (Small)Elemental
Giant frog
Giant spider
Goblin Dog
3rd LevelSubtype
Ant, soldier
Aurochs (herd animal)
Constrictor snake
Dire bat
Electric Eel
Giant crab
Giant lizard
Leopard (cat)
4th LevelSubtype
Bison (herd animal)
Deinonychus (dinosaur)
Dire ape
Dire boar
Dire wolf
Elemental (Medium)Elemental
Giant stag beetle
Giant wasp
Grizzly bear
Mephit (any)Elemental
Pteranodon (dinosaur)
5th LevelSubtype
Ankylosaurus (dinosaur)
Dire lion
Dolphin (orca)
Elemental (Large)Elemental
Giant moray eel
Woolly rhinoceros
6th LevelSubtype
Dire bear
Dire tiger
Elasmosaurus (dinosaur)
Elemental (Huge)Elemental
Giant octopus
Giant scorpion
Hill giant
Stegosaurus (dinosaur)
Stone giantEarth
Triceratops (dinosaur)
7th LevelSubtype
Brachiosaurus (dinosaur)
Dire crocodile
Dire shark
Elemental (greater)Elemental
Fire giantFire
Frost giantCold
Giant squid
Mastadon (elephant)
Tyrannosaurus (dinosaur)
8th LevelSubtype
Cloud giantAir
Elemental (elder)Elemental
Purple worm
9th LevelSubtype
Pixie (w/irresistible dance and sleep arrows)
Storm giant

This spell summons to your side a natural creature (typically an animal, fey, magical beast, outsider with the elemental subtype, or a giant). The summoned ally 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 as you command.

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 that have expensive material components (such as wish ).

The spell conjures one of the creatures from the 1st Level list on Table 10–2. You choose which kind of creature to summon, and you can change that choice each time you cast the spell. All the creatures on the table are neutral unless otherwise noted.

When you use a summoning spell to summon a creature with an alignment or elemental subtype, it is a spell of that type. All creatures summoned with this spell without alignment subtypes 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 as summon nature's ally I except that you summon one 2nd-level creature or 1d3 1st-level creatures of the same kind.

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

Water Breathing
Transmutation 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates (harmless) - Yes (harmless) Clr 3, Drd 3, Sor/Wiz 3, Water 3 V, S, M/DF
2 hours/level; see text Touch 4 hours
Target: Living creatures touched

Subjects can breathe underwater.

The transmuted creatures can breathe water freely. Divide the duration evenly among all the creatures you touch. The spell does not make creatures unable to breathe air.

Wind Wall
Evocation [Air] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None; see text - Yes Air 2, Clr 3, Drd 3, Rgr 2, Sor/Wiz 3 V, S, M/DF
1 round/level Medium General
Effect: Wall up to 10 ft./level long and 5 ft./level high (S)

Deflects arrows, smaller creatures, and gases.

An invisible vertical curtain of wind appears. It is 2 feet thick and of considerable strength. It is a roaring blast sufficient to blow away any bird smaller than an eagle, or tear papers and similar materials from unsuspecting hands. (A Reflex save allows a creature to maintain its grasp on an object.) Tiny and Small flying creatures cannot pass through the barrier. Loose materials and cloth garments fly upward when caught in a wind wall. Arrows and bolts are deflected upward and miss, while any other normal ranged weapon passing through the wall has a 30% miss chance. (A giant-thrown boulder, a siege engine projectile, and other massive ranged weapons are not affected.) Gases, most gaseous breath weapons, and creatures in gaseous form cannot pass through the wall (although it is no barrier to incorporeal creatures).

While the wall must be vertical, you can shape it in any continuous path along the ground that you like. It is possible to create cylindrical or square wind walls to enclose specific points.