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Phantasmal Killer

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Name: Phantasmal Killer
School: Illusion (Fear) (Death) (Mind-affecting) (Bane)
Spell Level: Sor/Wiz 4
Special: Wlk 3 (Great Old One pact only)
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. Certain rare spells, such as Silence Creature, may temporarily disable spells that require verbal components., 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.
Spell Point Cost: 25
Metamagic: Enlarge, Heighten, Quicken
Target: Foe
Range: Standard
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will save negates or Fortitude save takes partial damage
Spell Resistance: Yes
Cooldown: 8 seconds (Wiz/Wlkneeds verification), 6 seconds (Sor)


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 Foe can see the Phantasmal Killer. You see only a vague shape. The target first gets a Will save to recognize the image as unreal to disbelieve the spell and suffer no ill effects. 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 1d3+1 points of bane damage per caster level.

Phantasmal Killer is a death effect and a fear effect, and as such, Death Ward or any sort of fear immunity will provide immunity from this spell. With Deathblock, you are immune to the instant kill effect, but you can take the bane damage if you fail the will save and succeed on the fortitude save.