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Phantasmal Killer

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You create a phantasmal image of the most fearsome Creature imaginable to the subject simply by forming the fears of the subject's subconscious mind into something that its conscious mind can visualize: this most horrible beast. Only the spell's subject can see the Phantasmal Killer. You see only a vague shape. The target first gets a Will save to recognize the image as unreal. If that save fails, the phantasm touches the subject, and the subject must succeed on a Fortitude save or die from fear. Even if the Fortitude save is successful, the subject takes 3d6 points of Damage.

If the subject of a Phantasmal Killer attack succeeds in disbelieving and possesses Telepathy or is wearing a helm of Telepathy, the beast can be turned upon you. You must then disbelieve it or become subject to its deadly fear attack.


Casting Time
1 standard action
V, S
Sorcerer/wizard 4
Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Saving Throw
Will disbelief, then Fortitude partial; see text
Illusion (phantasm) [fear, mind-affecting]
Spell Damage
Spell Resistance
One living creature
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