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Death Aura

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Arcane Spell Death Aura.png
Name: Death Aura
School: Necromancy (Negative Energy)
Level: Sor/Wiz 4
Spell Point Cost: 25
Components: VerbalIcon tooltip.pngVerbal: A verbal component is a spoken incantation. You cannot cast spells that require this component if you cannot act or speak. This has no gameplay applications in DDO, as all characters can always speak and there are no effects which prevent you from doing so., SomaticIcon tooltip.pngSomatic: A somatic component is a measured and precise movement of the hand. You cannot cast spells that require this component if you cannot move causing arcane spell failure resulting in a ruined spell. Spells without a somatic component may be used with disregard to Arcane Spell Failure chance. Note - that characters make the same arm gestures for most spells in DDO, so you can't tell which spells require this component by watching your character's animations.
Metamagic: Embolden, Extend, Heighten, Quicken
Range: Self Centered Standard AOE
Target: Self only
Duration: 24 seconds + 3 seconds per caster level
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Description:

Envelops the caster in a sickly aura of negative energy. Living enemies stepping inside the aura take 2d4 damage "plus 1 per caster level every 2 seconds" as long as they remain within it. Undead are instead healed by the aura, and friendly Undead don't trigger spell resistance. This aura can affect up to one creature per caster level.

The in-game description claims 2d4 (+1 per caster level) every 2 seconds, testing shows that it only does 2d4 (+1 per 2 Caster levels, capped at +10) every 3 seconds, similar tests also show that the spell will while continuing its countdown stop working when Unconscious if brought back to consciousness the spell resumes on its cycle (meaning if healed right after it reaches a multiple of 3, you missed the damage tick). These tests were tested from lv 20, using the magister destiny with the Master of [Spell School] tier 5 enhancement, gave no change to the numbers healed.