Campaign of the Month: January 2015
Skies of Glass
- Evocation [acid]
- Level: Green 3
- Components: V, S, M (a tiny piece of lime and a drop of water)
- Casting Time: 1 standard action
- Range: Long (400 ft + 40 ft./level)
- Area: 20-ft.-radius spread
- Duration: instantaneous
- Saving Throw: Reflex half
- Spell Resistance: yes
A caustic nova spell generates a sizzling explosion of acid that detonates with a low roar and deals 1d6 points of acid damage per caster level (maximum 10d6) to every creature within the area. Unattended objects also take this damage. The explosion creates almost no pressure.
You point your finger and determine the range (distance and height) at which the acid is to burst. A glowing, pea-sized bead streaks from the pointing digit and, unless it impacts upon a material body or solid barrier prior to attaining the prescribed range, blossoms into the caustic nova at that point. An early impact results in an early detonation. If you attempt to send the bead through a narrow passage, such as through an arrow slit, you must “hit” the opening with a ranged touch attack, or else the bead strikes the barrier and detonates prematurely.
The caustic nova damages objects in the area. If the damage caused to an interposing barrier shatters or breaks through it, the caustic nova may continue beyond the barrier if the area permits; otherwise it stops at the barrier just as any other spell effect does.