Index of Spells by Level - Drd 4

School Casting Time Source Book
Save - Res Level Comps
Dur Range Recharge
Expensive Focus
Expensive Material
XP Cost
Full Description
Air Walk
Transmutation [Air] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - Yes (harmless) Air 4, Clr 4, Drd 4 V, S, DF
10 min./level Touch 1 hour
Target: Creature (Gargantuan or smaller) touched

Subject treads on air as if solid (climb or descend at 45-degree angle).

The subject can tread on air as if walking on solid ground. Moving upward is similar to walking up a hill. The maximum upward or downward angle possible is 45 degrees, at a rate equal to half the air walker's normal speed.

A strong wind (21+ miles per hour) can push the subject along or hold it back. At the end of a creature's turn each round, the wind blows the air walker 5 feet for each 5 miles per hour of wind speed. The creature may be subject to additional penalties in exceptionally strong or turbulent winds, such as loss of control over movement or physical damage from being buffeted about.

Should the spell duration expire while the subject is still aloft, the magic fails slowly. The subject floats downward 60 feet per round for 1d6 rounds. If it reaches the ground in that amount of time, it lands safely. If not, it falls the rest of the distance, taking 1d6 points of damage per 10 feet of fall. Since dispelling a spell effectively ends it, the subject also descends in this way if the air walk spell is dispelled, but not if it is negated by an antimagic field .

You can cast air walk on a specially trained mount so it can be ridden through the air. You can train a mount to move with the aid of air walk (counts as a trick; see Handle Animal skill) with 1 week of work and a DC 25 Handle Animal check.

Antiplant Shell
Abjuration 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - Yes Drd 4 V, S, DF
1 min./level (D) 10 ft. General
Area: 10-ft.-radius emanation, centered on you

Keeps animated plants at bay.

The antiplant shell spell creates an invisible, mobile barrier that keeps all creatures within the shell protected from attacks by plant creatures or animated plants. As with many abjuration spells, forcing the barrier against creatures that the spell keeps at bay strains and collapses the field.

Necromancy 1 standard action PRPG-O
Fortitude half; see text - Yes Drd 4, Sor/Wiz 5 V, S, DF
Instant Touch General
Target: Plant

Withers one plant or deals 1d6/level damage to plant creature.

This spell withers a single plant of any size. An affected plant creature takes 1d6 points of damage per level (maximum 15d6) and may attempt a Fortitude saving throw for half damage. A plant that isn't a creature doesn't receive a save and immediately withers and dies.

This spell has no effect on the soil or surrounding plant life.

Command Plants
Transmutation 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates - Yes Drd 4, Plant 4, Rgr 3 V
1 day/level Close 1 hour
Targets: Up to 2 HD/level of plant creatures, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

Sways the actions of plant creatures.

This spell allows you some degree of control over one or more plant creatures. Affected plant creatures can understand you, and they perceive your words and actions in the most favorable way (treat their attitude as friendly). They will not attack you while the spell lasts. You can try to give a 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.) A commanded plant never obeys suicidal or obviously harmful orders, but it might be convinced that something very dangerous is worth doing.

You can affect a number of plant creatures whose combined level or HD do not exceed twice your level.

Control Water
Transmutation [Water] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None; see text - No Clr 4, Drd 4, Sor/Wiz 6, Water 4 V, S, M/DF
10 min./level (D) Long 1 hour
Area: Water in a volume of 10 ft./level by 10 ft./level by 2 ft./level (S)

Raises or lowers bodies of water.

This spell has two different applications, both of which control water in different ways. The first version of this spell causes water in the area to swiftly evaporate or to sink into the ground below, lowering the water's depth. The second version causes the water to surge and rise, increasing its overall depth and possibly flooding nearby areas.

Lower Water : This causes water or similar liquid to reduce its depth by as much as 2 feet per caster level (to a minimum depth of 1 inch). The water is lowered within a squarish depression whose sides are up to caster level × 10 feet long. In extremely large and deep bodies of water, such as a deep ocean, the spell creates a whirlpool that sweeps ships and similar craft downward, putting them at risk and rendering them unable to leave by normal movement for the duration of the spell. When cast on water elementals and other water-based creatures, this spell acts as a slow spell (Will negates). The spell has no effect on other creatures.

Raise Water : This causes water or similar liquid to rise in height, just as the lower water version causes it to lower. Boats raised in this way slide down the sides of the hump that the spell creates. If the area affected by the spell includes riverbanks, a beach, or other land nearby, the water can spill over onto dry land.

With either version of this spell, you may reduce one horizontal dimension by half and double the other horizontal dimension to change the overall area of effect.

Cure Serious Wounds
Conjuration (Healing) 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will half (harmless); see text - Yes (harmless); see text Adp 3, Brd 3, Clr 3, Drd 4, Healing 3, Pal 4, Rgr 4 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Creature touched

Cures 3d8 damage + 1/level (max +15).

This spell functions like cure light wounds, except that it cures 3d8 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +15).

Dispel Magic
Abjuration 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Brd 3, Clr 3, Drd 4, Magic 3, Pal 3, Sor/Wiz 3 V, S
Instant Medium General
Target or Area: One spellcaster, creature, or object

Cancels one magical spell or effect.

You can use dispel magic to end one ongoing spell that has been cast on a creature or object, to temporarily suppress the magical abilities of a magic item, or to counter another spellcaster's spell. A dispelled spell ends as if its duration had expired. Some spells, as detailed in their descriptions, can't be defeated by dispel magic . Dispel magic can dispel (but not counter) spell-like effects just as it does spells. The effect of a spell with an instantaneous duration can't be dispelled, because the magical effect is already over before the dispel magic can take effect.

You choose to use dispel magic in one of two ways: a targeted dispel or a counterspell.

Targeted Dispel : One object, creature, or spell is the target of the dispel magic spell. You make one dispel check (1d20 + your caster level) and compare that to the spell with highest caster level (DC = 11 + the spell's caster level). If successful, that spell ends. If not, compare the same result to the spell with the next highest caster level. Repeat this process until you have dispelled one spell affecting the target, or you have failed to dispel every spell.

For example, a 7th-level caster casts dispel magic, targeting a creature affected by stoneskin (caster level 12th) and fly (caster level 6th). The caster level check results in a 19. This check is not high enough to end the stoneskin (which would have required a 23 or higher), but it is high enough to end the fly (which only required a 17). Had the dispel check resulted in a 23 or higher, the stoneskin would have been dispelled, leaving the fly intact. Had the dispel check been a 16 or less, no spells would have been affected.

You can also use a targeted dispel to specifically end one spell affecting the target or one spell affecting an area (such as a wall of fire ). You must name the specific spell effect to be targeted in this way. If your caster level check is equal to or higher than the DC of that spell, it ends. No other spells or effects on the target are dispelled if your check is not high enough to end the targeted effect.

If you target an object or creature that is the effect of an ongoing spell (such as a monster summoned by summon monster ), you make a dispel check to end the spell that conjured the object or creature.

If the object that you target is a magic item, you make a dispel check against the item's caster level (DC = 11 + the item's caster level). If you succeed, all the item's magical properties are suppressed for 1d4 rounds, after which the item recovers its magical properties. A suppressed item becomes nonmagical for the duration of the effect. An interdimensional opening (such as a bag of holding ) is temporarily closed. A magic item's physical properties are unchanged: A suppressed magic sword is still a sword (a masterwork sword, in fact). Artifacts and deities are unaffected by mortal magic such as this.

You automatically succeed on your dispel check against any spell that you cast yourself.

Counterspell : When dispel magic is used in this way, the spell targets a spellcaster and is cast as a counterspell. Unlike a true counterspell, however, dispel magic may not work; you must make a dispel check to counter the other spellcaster's spell.

Flame Strike
Evocation [Fire] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Reflex half - Yes Clr 5, Drd 4, Sun 5, War 5 V, S, DF
Instant Medium General
Area: Cylinder (10-ft. radius, 40-ft. high)

Smites foes with divine fire (1d6/level damage).

A flame strike evokes a vertical column of divine fire. The spell deals 1d6 points of damage per caster level (maximum 15d6). Half the damage is fire damage, but the other half results directly from divine power and is therefore not subject to being reduced by resistance to fire-based attacks.

Freedom of Movement
Abjuration 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates (harmless) - Yes (harmless) Brd 4, Clr 4, Drd 4, Liberation 4, Luck 4, Rgr 4 V, S, M, DF
10 min./level Personal or touch 1 hour
Target: You or creature touched

Subject moves normally despite impediments to restrict movement.

This spell enables you or a creature you touch to move and attack normally for the duration of the spell, even under the influence of magic that usually impedes movement, such as paralysis, solid fog, slow, and web . All combat maneuver checks made to grapple the target automatically fail. The subject automatically succeeds on any combat maneuver checks and Escape Artist checks made to escape a grapple or a pin.

The spell also allows the subject to move and attack normally while underwater, even with slashing weapons such as axes and swords or with bludgeoning weapons such as flails, hammers, and maces, provided that the weapon is wielded in the hand rather than hurled. The freedom of movement spell does not, however, grant water breathing .

Giant Vermin
Transmutation 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - Yes Clr 4, Drd 4 V, S, DF
1 min./level Close 30 minutes
Targets: 1 or more vermin, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

Turns centipedes, scorpions, or spiders into giant vermin.

You turn a number of normal-sized centipedes, scorpions, or spiders into their giant counterparts. Only one type of vermin can be transmuted (so a single casting cannot affect both a centipede and a spider). The number of vermin which can be affected by this spell depends on your caster level, as noted on the table below.

Giant vermin created by this spell do not attempt to harm you, but your control of such creatures is limited to simple commands ("Attack," "Defend," "Stop," and so forth). Orders to attack a certain creature when it appears or guard against a particular occurrence are too complex for the vermin to understand. Unless commanded to do otherwise, the giant vermin attack whomever or whatever is near them.

Caster LevelCentipedesScorpionsSpiders
9th or lower312
20th or higher1268
Ice Storm
Evocation [Cold] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - Yes Drd 4, Sor/Wiz 4, Water 5, Weather 5 V, S, M/DF
1 round/level (D) Long General
Area: Cylinder (20-ft. radius, 40 ft. high)

Hail deals 5d6 damage in cylinder 40 ft. across.

Great magical hailstones pound down upon casting this spell, dealing 3d6 points of bludgeoning damage and 2d6 points of cold damage to every creature in the area. This damage only occurs once, when the spell is cast. For the remaining duration of the spell, heavy snow and sleet rains down in the area. Creatures inside this area take a –4 penalty on Perception skill checks and the entire area is treated as difficult terrain. At the end of the duration, the snow and hail disappear, leaving no aftereffects (other than the damage dealt).

Reincarnate (M)
Transmutation 10 minutes PRPG-O
None, see text - Yes (harmless) Drd 4 V, S, M, DF
Instant Touch General
Target: Dead creature touched
Materials: Oils worth 1,000 gp

Brings dead subject back in a random body.

With this spell, you bring back a dead creature in another body, provided that its death occurred no more than 1 week before the casting of the spell and the subject's soul is free and willing to return. If the subject's soul is not willing to return, the spell does not work; therefore, a subject that wants to return receives no saving throw.

Since the dead creature is returning in a new body, all physical ills and afflictions are repaired. The condition of the remains is not a factor. So long as some small portion of the creature's body still exists, it can be reincarnated, but the portion receiving the spell must have been part of the creature's body at the time of death. The magic of the spell creates an entirely new young adult body for the soul to inhabit from the natural elements at hand. This process takes 1 hour to complete. When the body is ready, the subject is reincarnated.

A reincarnated creature recalls the majority of its former life and form. It retains any class abilities, feats, or skill ranks it formerly possessed. Its class, base attack bonus, base save bonuses, and hit points are unchanged. Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution scores depend partly on the new body. First eliminate the subject's racial adjustments (since it is no longer necessarily of his previous race) and then apply the adjustments found below to its remaining ability scores. The subject of the spell gains two permanent negative levels when it is reincarnated. If the subject is 1st level, it takes 2 points of Constitution drain instead (if this would reduce its Con to 0 or less, it can't be reincarnated). A character who died with spells prepared has a 50% chance of losing any given spell upon being reincarnated. A spellcasting creature that doesn't prepare spells (such as a sorcerer) has a 50% chance of losing any given unused spell slot as if it had been used to cast a spell.

It's possible for the change in the subject's ability scores to make it difficult for it to pursue its previous character class. If this is the case, the subject is advised to become a multiclass character.

For a humanoid creature, the new incarnation is determined using the table below. For nonhumanoid creatures, a similar table of creatures of the same type should be created.

A creature that has been turned into an undead creature or killed by a death effect can't be returned to life by this spell. Constructs, elementals, outsiders, and undead creatures can't be reincarnated. The spell can bring back a creature that has died of old age.

100Other (GM's choice)???

The reincarnated creature gains all abilities associated with its new form, including forms of movement and speeds, natural armor, natural attacks, extraordinary abilities, and the like, but it doesn't automatically speak the language of the new form.

A wish or a miracle spell can restore a reincarnated character to his or her original form.

Repel Vermin
Abjuration 1 standard action PRPG-O
None or Will negates; see text - Yes Brd 4, Clr 4, Drd 4, Rgr 3 V, S, DF
10 min./level (D) 10 ft. 4 hours
Area: 10-ft.-radius emanation centered on you

Insects, spiders, and other vermin stay 10 ft. away.

An invisible barrier holds back vermin. A vermin with HD of less than one-third your level cannot penetrate the barrier.

A vermin with HD of one-third your level or more can penetrate the barrier if it succeeds on a Will save. Even so, crossing the barrier deals the vermin 2d6 points of damage, and pressing against the barrier causes pain, which deters most vermin.

Rusting Grasp
Transmutation 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Drd 4 V, S, DF
See text Touch 5 minutes
Target: One nonmagical ferrous object (or the volume of the object within 3 ft. of the touched point) or one ferrous creature

Your touch corrodes iron and alloys.

Any iron or iron alloy item you touch crumbles into rust. If the item is so large that it cannot fit within a 3-foot radius, a 3-foot-radius volume of the metal is rusted and destroyed. Magic items made of metal are immune to this spell.

You may employ rusting grasp in combat with a successful melee touch attack. Rusting grasp used in this way instantaneously destroys 1d6 points of AC gained from metal armor (to the maximum amount of protection the armor offers) through corrosion.

Weapons in use by an opponent targeted by the spell are more difficult to grasp. You must succeed on a melee touch attack against the weapon. A metal weapon that is hit is destroyed. Striking at an opponent's weapon provokes an attack of opportunity. Also, you must touch the weapon and not the other way around.

Against a ferrous creature, rusting grasp instantaneously deals 3d6 points of damage + 1 per caster level (maximum +15) per successful attack. The spell lasts for 1 round per level, and you can make one melee touch attack per round.

Scrying (F)
Divination (Scrying) 1 hour PRPG-O
Will negates - Yes Brd 3, Clr 5, Drd 4, Sor/Wiz 4 V, S, M/DF, F
1 min./level See text General
Effect: Magical sensor
Focus: A silver mirror worth 1,000 gp

Spies on subject from a distance.

You can observe a creature at any distance. If the subject succeeds on a Will save, the spell fails. The difficulty of the save depends on how well your knowledge of the subject and what sort of physical connection (if any) you have to that creature. Furthermore, if the subject is on another plane, it gets a +5 bonus on its Will save.

KnowledgeWill Save Modifier
Secondhand (you have heard of the subject)+5
Firsthand (you have met the subject)+0
Familiar (you know the subject well)–5
ConnentionWill Save Modifier
Likeness or picture–2
Possession or garment–4
Body part, lock of hair, bit of nail, etc.–10
*You must have some sort of connection (see below) to a creature of which you have no knowledge.

If the save fails, you can see and hear the subject and its surroundings (approximately 10 feet in all directions of the subject). If the subject moves, the sensor follows at a speed of up to 150 feet.

As with all divination (scrying) spells, the sensor has your full visual acuity, including any magical effects. In addition, the following spells have a 5% chance per caster level of operating through the sensor: detect chaos, detect evil, detect good, detect law, detect magic, and message .

If the save succeeds, you can't attempt to scry on that subject again for at least 24 hours.

Spike Stones
Transmutation [Earth] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Reflex partial - Yes Drd 4, Earth 4 V, S, DF
1 hour/level (D) Medium 6 hours
Area: One 20-ft. square/level

Creatures in area take 1d8 damage, may also be slowed.

Rocky ground, stone floors, and similar surfaces shape themselves into long, sharp points that blend into the background.

Spike stones impede progress through an area and deal damage. Any creature moving on foot into or through the spell's area moves at half speed. In addition, each creature moving through the area takes 1d8 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 to avoid injuries to its feet and legs. A failed save causes the creature's speed to be reduced to half normal 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 such as spike stones are hard to detect. A rogue (only) can use the Perception skill to find spike stones . The DC is 25 + spell level, or DC 29 for spike stones .Spike stones is a magic trap that can't be disabled with the Disable Device skill.

Summon Nature's Ally IV
Conjuration (Summoning) [See Text] 1 round PRPG-O
None - No Animal 4, Drd 4, Rgr 4 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.

This spell functions like summon nature's ally I except that you can summon one 4th-level creature, 1d3 3rd-level creatures of the same kind, or 1d4+1 lower-level creatures of the same kind.