Index of Spells by Level - Drd 5

Name
School Casting Time Source Book
Save - Res Level Comps
Dur Range Recharge
Effect
Expensive Focus
Expensive Material
XP Cost
Description
Full Description
Animal Growth
Transmutation 1 standard action PRPG-O
Fortitude negates - Yes Drd 5, Rgr 4, Sor/Wiz 5 V, S
1 min./level Medium General
Target: One animal (Gargantuan or smaller)

One animal doubles in size.

The target animal grows to twice its normal size and eight times its normal weight. This alteration changes the animal's size category to the next largest, grants it a +8 size bonus to Strength and a +4 size bonus to Constitution (and thus an extra 2 hit points per HD), and imposes a –2 size penalty to Dexterity. The creature's existing natural armor bonus increases by 2. The size change also affects the animal's modifier to AC, attack rolls, and its base damage. The animal's space and reach change as appropriate to the new size, but its speed does not change. If insufficient room is available for the desired growth, the creature attains the maximum possible size and may make a Strength check (using its increased Strength) to burst any enclosures in the process. If it fails, it is constrained without harm by the materials enclosing it—the spell cannot be used to crush a creature by increasing its size.

All equipment worn or carried by the animal is similarly enlarged by the spell, though this change has no effect on the magical properties of any such equipment.

Any enlarged item that leaves the enlarged creature's possession instantly returns to its normal size.

The spell gives no means of command over an enlarged animal.

Multiple magical effects that increase size do not stack.

Atonement (F)
Abjuration 1 hour PRPG-O
None - Yes Clr 5, Drd 5 V, S, M, F, DF
Instant Touch General
Target: Living creature touched
Focus: A set of prayer beads or other prayer device worth at least 500 gp

Removes burden of misdeeds from subject.

This spell removes the burden of misdeeds from the subject. The creature seeking atonement must be truly repentant and desirous of setting right its misdeeds. If the atoning creature committed the evil act unwittingly or under some form of compulsion, atonement operates normally at no cost to you. However, in the case of a creature atoning for deliberate misdeeds, you must intercede with your deity (requiring you to expend 2,500 gp in rare incense and offerings). Atonement may be cast for one of several purposes, depending on the version selected.

Reverse Magical Alignment Change : If a creature has had its alignment magically changed, atonement returns its alignment to its original status at no additional cost.

Restore Class : A paladin, or other class, who has lost her class features due to violating the alignment restrictions of her class may have her class features restored by this spell.

Restore Cleric or Druid Spell Powers : A cleric or druid who has lost the ability to cast spells by incurring the anger of her deity may regain that ability by seeking atonement from another cleric of the same deity or another druid. If the transgression was intentional, the casting cleric must expend 2,500 gp in rare incense and offerings for her god's intercession.

Redemption or Temptation : You may cast this spell upon a creature of an opposing alignment in order to offer it a chance to change its alignment to match yours. The prospective subject must be present for the entire casting process. Upon completion of the spell, the subject freely chooses whether it retains its original alignment or acquiesces to your offer and changes to your alignment. No duress, compulsion, or magical influence can force the subject to take advantage of the opportunity offered if it is unwilling to abandon its old alignment. This use of the spell does not work on outsiders or any creature incapable of changing its alignment naturally.

Though the spell description refers to evil acts, atonement can be used on any creature that has performed acts against its alignment, regardless of the actual alignment in question.

Note : Normally, changing alignment is up to the player. This use of atonement offers a method for a character to change his or her alignment drastically, suddenly, and definitively.

Awaken (M)
Transmutation 24 hours PRPG-O
Will negates - Yes Drd 5 V, S, M, DF
Instant Touch General
Target: Animal or tree touched
Materials: Herbs and oils worth 2,000 gp

Animal or tree gains human intellect.

You awaken a tree or animal to human-like sentience. To succeed, you must make a Will save (DC 10 + the animal's current HD, or the HD the tree will have once awakened). The awakened animal or tree is friendly toward you. You have no special empathy or connection with a creature you awaken, although it serves you in specific tasks or endeavors if you communicate your desires to it. If you cast awaken again, any previously awakened creatures remain friendly to you, but they no longer undertake tasks for you unless it is in their best interests.

An awakened tree has characteristics as if it were an animated object, except that it gains the plant type and its Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores are each 3d6. An awakened plant gains the ability to move its limbs, roots, vines, creepers, and so forth, and it has senses similar to a human's.

An awakened animal gets 3d6 Intelligence, +1d3 Charisma, and +2 HD. Its type becomes magical beast (augmented animal). An awakened animal can't serve as an animal companion, familiar, or special mount.

An awakened tree or animal can speak one language that you know, plus one additional language that you know per point of Intelligence bonus (if any). This spell does not function on an animal or plant with an Intelligence greater than 2.

Baleful Polymorph
Transmutation (Polymorph) 1 standard action PRPG-O
Fortitude negates, Will partial, see text - Yes Adp 5, Drd 5, Sor/Wiz 5 V, S
Permanent Close General
Target: One creature

Turns subject into harmless animal.

As beast shape III except that you change the subject into a Small or smaller animal of no more than 1 HD. If the new form would prove fatal to the creature, such as an aquatic creature not in water, the subject gets a +4 bonus on the save.

If the spell succeeds, the subject must also make a Will save. If this second save fails, the creature loses its extraordinary, supernatural, and spell-like abilities, loses its ability to cast spells (if it had the ability), and gains the alignment, special abilities, and Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores of its new form in place of its own. It still retains its class and level (or HD), as well as all benefits deriving therefrom (such as base attack bonus, base save bonuses, and hit points). It retains any class features (other than spellcasting) that aren't extraordinary, supernatural, or spell-like abilities.

Any polymorph effects on the target are automatically dispelled when a target fails to resist the effects of baleful polymorph, and as long as baleful polymorph remains in effect, the target cannot use other polymorph spells or effects to assume a new form. Incorporeal or gaseous creatures are immune to baleful polymorph, and a creature with the shapechanger subtype can revert to its natural form as a standard action.

Call Lightning Storm
Evocation [Electricity] 1 round PRPG-O
Reflex half - Yes Drd 5 V, S
1 min./level Long General
Effect: One or more 30-ft.-long vertical lines of lightning

As call lightning, but 5d6 damage per bolt.

This spell functions like call lightning, except that each bolt deals 5d6 points of electricity damage (or 5d10 if created outdoors in a stormy area), and you may call a maximum of 15 bolts.

Commune with Nature
Divination 10 minutes PRPG-O
- Drd 5, Rgr 4 V, S
Instant Personal 6 hours
Target: You

Learn about terrain for 1 mile/level.

You become one with nature, attaining knowledge of the surrounding territory. You instantly gain knowledge of as many as three facts from among the following subjects: the ground or terrain, plants, minerals, bodies of water, people, general animal population, presence of woodland creatures, presence of powerful unnatural creatures, or even the general state of the natural setting.

In outdoor settings, the spell operates in a radius of 1 mile per caster level. In natural underground settings—caves, caverns, and the like—the spell is less powerful, and its radius is limited to 100 feet per caster level. The spell does not function where nature has been replaced by construction or settlement, such as in dungeons and towns.

Control Winds
Transmutation [Air] 1 standard action PRPG-O
Fortitude negates - No Air 5, Drd 5, Weather 6 V, S
10 min./level 40 ft./level 4 hours
Area: 40 ft./level radius cylinder 40 ft. high

Changes wind direction and speed.

You alter wind force in the area surrounding you. You can make the wind blow in a certain direction or manner, increase its strength, or decrease its strength. The new wind direction and strength persist until the spell ends or until you choose to alter your handiwork, which requires concentration. You may create an "eye" of calm air up to 80 feet in diameter at the center of the area if you so desire, and you may choose to limit the area to any cylindrical area less than your full limit.

Wind Direction : You may choose one of four basic wind patterns to function over the spell's area.

  • A downdraft blows from the center outward in equal strength in all directions.
  • An updraft blows from the outer edges in toward the center in equal strength from all directions, veering upward before impinging on the eye in the center.
  • Rotation causes the winds to circle the center in clockwise or counterclockwise fashion.
  • A blast simply causes the winds to blow in one direction across the entire area from one side to the other.

Wind Strength : For every three caster levels, you can increase or decrease wind strength by one level. Each round on your turn, a creature in the wind must make a Fortitude save or suffer the effect of being in the windy area. See Environment for more details.

Strong winds (21+ mph) make sailing difficult.

A severe wind (31+ mph) causes minor ship and building damage.

A windstorm (51+ mph) drives most flying creatures from the skies, uproots small trees, knocks down light wooden structures, tears off roofs, and endangers ships.

Hurricane force winds (75+ mph) destroy wooden buildings, uproot large trees, and cause most ships to founder.

A tornado (175+ mph) destroys all nonfortified buildings and often uproots large trees.

Cure Critical Wounds
Conjuration (Healing) 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will half (harmless); see text - Yes (harmless); see text Adp 4, Brd 4, Clr 4, Drd 5, Healing 4 V, S
Instant Touch General
Target: Creature touched

Cures 4d8 damage + 1/level (max +20).

This spell functions like cure light wounds, except that it cures 4d8 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +20).

Death Ward
Necromancy 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates (harmless) - Yes (harmless) Clr 4, Death 4, Drd 5, Pal 4, Repose 4 V, S, DF
1 min./level Touch 5 minutes
Target: Living creature touched

Grants bonuses against death spells and negative energy.

The subject gains a +4 morale bonus on saves against all death spells and magical death effects. The subject is granted a save to negate such effects even if one is not normally allowed. The subject is immune to energy drain and any negative energy effects, including channeled negative energy.

This spell does not remove negative levels that the subject has already gained, but it does remove the penalties from negative levels for the duration of its effect.

Death ward does not protect against other sorts of attacks, even if those attacks might be lethal.

Hallow (M)
Evocation [Good] 24 hours PRPG-O
See text - See text Clr 5, Drd 5 V, S, M, DF
Instant Touch General
Area: 40-ft. radius emanating from the touched point
Materials: Herbs, oils, and incense worth at least 1,000 gp, plus 1,000 gp per level of the spell to be included in the hallowed area

Designates location as holy.

Hallow makes a particular site, building, or structure a holy site. This has four major effects.

First, the site is warded by a magic circle against evileffect.

Second, the DC to resist positive channeled energy within this area gains a +4 sacred bonus and the DC to resist negative energy is reduced by 4. Spell resistance does not apply to this effect. This provision does not apply to the druid version of the spell.

Third, any dead body interred in a hallowed site cannot be turned into an undead creature.

Finally, you can fix a single spell effect to the hallowed site. The spell effect lasts for 1 year and functions throughout the entire site, regardless of the normal duration and area or effect. You may designate whether the effect applies to all creatures, creatures who share your faith or alignment, or creatures who adhere to another faith or alignment. At the end of the year, the chosen effect lapses, but it can be renewed or replaced simply by casting hallow again.

Spell effects that may be tied to a hallowed site include aid and zone of truth . Saving throws and spell resistance might apply to these spells' effects. (See the individual spell descriptions for details.)

An area can receive only one hallow spell (and its associated spell effect) at a time. Hallow counters but does not dispel unhallow .

Insect Plague
Conjuration (Summoning) 1 round PRPG-O
None - No Clr 5, Drd 5 V, S, DF
1 min./level Long 5 minutes
Effect: One swarm of wasps per three levels, each of which must be adjacent to at least one other swarm

Wasp swarms attack creatures.

You summon a number of swarms of wasps (one per three levels, to a maximum of six swarms at 18th level). The swarms must be summoned so that each one is adjacent to at least one other swarm (that is, the swarms must fill one contiguous area). You may summon the wasp swarms so that they share the area of other creatures. Each swarm attacks any creatures occupying its area. The swarms are stationary after being summoned, and won't pursue creatures that flee.

Stoneskin (M)
Abjuration 1 standard action PRPG-O
Will negates (harmless) - Yes (harmless) Adp 4, Drd 5, Earth 6, Sor/Wiz 4, Strength 6 V, S, M
10 min./level or until discharged Touch General
Target: Creature touched
Materials: Granite and diamond dust worth 250 gp

Grants DR 10/adamantine.

The warded creature gains resistance to blows, cuts, stabs, and slashes. The subject gains DR 10/adamantine. It ignores the first 10 points of damage each time it takes damage from a weapon, though an adamantine weapon bypasses the reduction. Once the spell has prevented a total of 10 points of damage per caster level (maximum 150 points), it is discharged.

Summon Nature's Ally V
Conjuration (Summoning) [See Text] 1 round PRPG-O
None - No Drd 5 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
Dolphin
Eagle
Giant centipede
Fire beetle
Mite (gremlin)
Poisonous frog
Pony (horse)
Riding dog
Stirge
Viper (snake)
2nd LevelSubtype
Ant, drone
Elemental (Small)Elemental
Giant frog
Giant spider
Goblin Dog
Horse
Hyena
Octopus
Squid
Wolf
3rd LevelSubtype
Ant, soldier
Ape
Aurochs (herd animal)
Boar
Cheetah
Constrictor snake
Crocodile
Dire bat
Electric Eel
Giant crab
Giant lizard
Leopard (cat)
Shark
Wolverine
4th LevelSubtype
Bison (herd animal)
Deinonychus (dinosaur)
Dire ape
Dire boar
Dire wolf
Elemental (Medium)Elemental
Giant stag beetle
Giant wasp
Griffon
Grizzly bear
Lion
Mephit (any)Elemental
Owlbear
Pteranodon (dinosaur)
Rhinoceros
Satyr
Tiger
5th LevelSubtype
Ankylosaurus (dinosaur)
Cyclops
Dire lion
Dolphin (orca)
Elemental (Large)Elemental
Ettin
Giant moray eel
Girallon
Manticore
Woolly rhinoceros
6th LevelSubtype
Bulette
Dire bear
Dire tiger
Elasmosaurus (dinosaur)
Elemental (Huge)Elemental
Elephant
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)
Roc
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.

This spell functions like summon nature's ally I except that you can summon one 5th-level creature, 1d3 4th-level creatures of the same kind, or 1d4+1 lower-level creatures of the same kind.

Transmute Mud to Rock
Transmutation [Earth] 1 standard action PRPG-O
See text - No Drd 5, Sor/Wiz 5 V, S, M/DF
Permanent Medium 6 hours
Area: Up to two 10-ft. cubes/level (S)

Transforms two 10-ft. cubes per level.

This spell permanently transforms normal mud or quicksand of any depth into soft stone (sandstone or a similar mineral).

Any creature in the mud is allowed a Reflex save to escape before the area is hardened to stone.

Transmute mud to rock counters and dispels transmute rock to mud .

Transmute Rock to Mud
Transmutation [Earth] 1 standard action PRPG-O
See text - No Drd 5, Sor/Wiz 5 V, S, M/DF
Permanent; see text Medium 6 hours
Area: Up to two 10-ft. cubes/level (S)

Transforms two 10-ft. cubes per level.

This spell turns natural, uncut, or unworked rock of any sort into an equal volume of mud. Magical stone is not affected by the spell. The depth of the mud created cannot exceed 10 feet. A creature unable to levitate, fly, or otherwise free itself from the mud sinks until hip- or chest-deep, reducing its speed to 5 feet and causing a –2 penalty on attack rolls and AC. Brush or similar material thrown atop the mud can support creatures able to climb on top of it. Creatures large enough to walk on the bottom can wade through the area at a speed of 5 feet.

If transmute rock to mud is cast upon the ceiling of a cavern or tunnel, the mud falls to the floor and spreads out in a pool at a depth of 5 feet. The falling mud and the ensuing cave-in deal 8d6 points of bludgeoning damage to anyone caught directly beneath the targeted area, or half damage to those who succeed on Reflex saves.

Castles and large stone buildings are generally immune to the effect of the spell, since transmute rock to mud can't affect worked stone and doesn't reach deep enough to undermine such buildings' foundations. However, small buildings or structures often rest upon foundations shallow enough to be damaged or even partially toppled by this spell.

The mud remains until a successful dispel magic or transmute mud to rock spell restores its substance—but not necessarily its form. Evaporation turns the mud to normal dirt over a period of days. The exact time depends on exposure to the sun, wind, and normal drainage.

Transmute rock to mud counters and dispels transmute mud to rock .

Tree Stride
Conjuration (Teleportation) 1 standard action PRPG-O
- Drd 5, Rgr 4 V, S, DF
1 hour/level or until expended; see text Personal 24 hours
Target: You

Step from one tree to another far away.

When you cast this spell, you gain the ability to step into a tree, magically infusing yourself with the plant. Once within a tree, you can teleport from that particular tree to another tree. The trees you enter must be of the same kind, must be living, and must have girth at least equal to yours. By moving into an oak tree (for example), you instantly know the location of all other oak trees within transport range (see below) and may choose whether you want to pass into one or simply step back out of the tree you moved into. You may choose to pass to any tree of the appropriate kind within the transport range as shown on the following table.

Type of TreeTransport Range
Oak, ash, yew3,000 feet
Elm, linden2,000 feet
Other deciduous1,500 feet
Any coniferous1,000 feet

You may move into a tree up to one time per caster level (passing from one tree to another counts only as moving into one tree). The spell lasts until the duration expires or you exit a tree. Each transport is a full-round action.

You can, at your option, remain within a tree without transporting yourself, but you are forced out when the spell ends. If the tree in which you are concealed is chopped down or burned, you are slain if you do not exit before the process is complete.

Unhallow (M)
Evocation [Evil] 24 hours PRPG-O
See text - See text Clr 5, Drd 5 V, S, M
Instant Touch General
Area: 40-ft. radius emanating from the touched point
Materials: Herbs, oils, and incense worth at least 1,000 gp, plus 1,000 gp per level of the spell to be tied to the unhallowed area

Designates location as unholy.

Unhallow makes a particular site, building, or structure an unholy site. This has three major effects.

First, the site or structure is guarded by a magic circle against goodeffect.

Second, the DC to resist negative channeled energy within the spell's area of effect gains a +4 sacred bonus and the DC to resist positive energy is reduced by 4. Spell resistance does not apply to this effect. This provision does not apply to the druid version of the spell.

Finally, you may choose to fix a single spell effect to the unhallowed site. The spell effect lasts for 1 year and functions throughout the entire site, regardless of its normal duration and area or effect. You may designate whether the effect applies to all creatures, creatures that share your faith or alignment, or creatures that adhere to another faith or alignment. At the end of the year, the chosen effect lapses, but it can be renewed or replaced simply by casting unhallow again.

Spell effects that may be tied to an unhallowed site include aid and zone of truth .

Saving throws and spell resistance might apply to these spells' effects. (See the individual spell descriptions for details.)

An area can receive only one unhallow spell (and its associated spell effect) at a time.

Unhallow counters but does not dispel hallow .

Wall of Fire
Evocation [Fire] 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - Yes Adp 4, Drd 5, Fire 4, Sor/Wiz 4 V, S, M/DF
Concentration + 1 round/level Medium General
Effect: Opaque sheet of flame up to 20 ft. long/level or a ring of fire with a radius of up to 5 ft./two levels; either form 20 ft. high

Deals 2d4 fire damage out to 10 ft. and 1d4 out to 20 ft. Passing through wall deals 2d6 damage +1/level.

An immobile, blazing curtain of shimmering violet fire springs into existence. One side of the wall, selected by you, sends forth waves of heat, dealing 2d4 points of fire damage to creatures within 10 feet and 1d4 points of fire damage to those past 10 feet but within 20 feet. The wall deals this damage when it appears, and to all creatures in the area on your turn each round. In addition, the wall deals 2d6 points of fire damage + 1 point of fire damage per caster level (maximum +20) to any creature passing through it. The wall deals double damage to undead creatures.

If you evoke the wall so that it appears where creatures are, each creature takes damage as if passing through the wall. If any 5-foot length of wall takes 20 points or more of cold damage in 1 round, that length goes away. (Do not divide cold damage by 2, as normal for objects.)

Wall of fire can be made permanent with a permanency spell. A permanent wall of fire that is extinguished by cold damage becomes inactive for 10 minutes, then reforms at normal strength.

Wall of Thorns
Conjuration (Creation) 1 standard action PRPG-O
None - No Drd 5, Plant 5 V, S
10 min./level (D) Medium General
Effect: Wall of thorny brush, up to one 10-ft. cube/level (S)

Thorns damage anyone who tries to pass.

A wall of thorns spell creates a barrier of very tough, pliable, tangled brush bearing needle-sharp thorns as long as a human's finger. Any creature forced into or attempting to move through a wall of thorns takes piercing damage per round of movement equal to 25 minus the creature's AC. Dexterity and dodge bonuses to AC do not count for this calculation. (Creatures with an AC of 25 or higher, without considering Dexterity and dodge bonuses, take no damage from contact with the wall.)

You can make the wall as thin as 5 feet thick, which allows you to shape the wall as a number of 10-by-10-by-5-foot blocks equal to twice your caster level. This has no effect on the damage dealt by the thorns, but any creature attempting to break through takes that much less time to force its way through the barrier.

Creatures can force their way slowly through the wall by making a Strength check as a full-round action. For every 5 points by which the check exceeds 20, a creature moves 5 feet (up to a maximum distance equal to its normal land speed). Of course, moving or attempting to move through the thorns incurs damage as described above. A creature trapped in the thorns can choose to remain motionless in order to avoid taking any more damage.

Any creature within the area of the spell when it is cast takes damage as if it had moved into the wall and is caught inside. In order to escape, it must attempt to push its way free, or it can wait until the spell ends. Creatures with the ability to pass through overgrown areas unhindered can pass through a wall of thorns at normal speed without taking damage.

A wall of thorns can be breached by slow work with edged weapons. Chopping away at the wall creates a safe passage 1 foot deep for every 10 minutes of work. Normal fire cannot harm the barrier, but magical fire burns it away in 10 minutes.