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Crushing Hand

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Crushing hand creates a Large magic hand that appears between you and one opponent.

An crushing hand is 10 feet long and about that wide with its fingers outstretched. It has as many hit points as you do when you're undamaged, and is AC 20 (–1 size, +11 natural). It takes damage as a normal creature, but most magical effects that don't cause damage do not affect it.

The hand never provokes attacks of opportunity from opponents. It cannot push through a wall of force or enter an antimagic field, but it suffers the full effect of a prismatic wall or prismatic sphere. The hand makes saving throws as its caster.

Disintegrate or a successful dispel magic destroys it.

Any creature weighing 2,000 pounds or less that tries to push past the hand is slowed to half its normal speed. The hand cannot reduce the speed of a creature weighing more than 2,000 pounds, but it still affects the creature's attacks.

Directing the spell to a new target is a move action.

Its CMB and CMD for grapple checks use your caster level in place of its base attack bonus, with a +12 bonus for its Strength score (35) and a +1 bonus for being Large (its Dexterity is 10, granting no bonus to the CMD). A crushing hand deals 2d6+12 points of damage on each successful grapple check against an opponent.

The crushing hand can also be directed to bull rush a target, using the same bonuses outlined above, or it can be directed to interpose itself, as below.

Interposing Hand: This floating, disembodied hand then moves to remain between the two of you, regardless of where you move or how the opponent tries to get around it, providing cover (+4 AC) for you against that opponent. Nothing can fool the hand—it sticks with the selected opponent in spite of darkness, invisibility, polymorphing, or any other attempt at hiding or disguise. The hand does not pursue an opponent, however.


Attributes

Casting Time
1 standard action
Components
V, S, F (a soft glove)
Duration
1 round/level (D)
Effect
10-ft. hand
Level
Sorcerer/wizard 9
Range
Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Saving Throw
None
School
Evocation [force]
Spell Damage
2d6+12
Spell Resistance
Yes
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