Dungeons and Dragons

Spells from the d20 SRD

Symbol of Pain

LevelCleric 5, Sorcerer/Wizard 5
ComponentsV, S, M
Casting Time10 minutes
Range0 ft.; see text
EffectOne symbol
DurationSee text
Saving ThrowFortitude negates
Spell ResistanceYes
Short DescriptionTriggered rune wracks nearby creatures with pain.
Material ComponentsMercury and phosphorus, plus powdered diamond and opal with a total value of at least 1,000 gp.
DescriptionThis spell functions like symbol of death, except that each creature within the radius of a symbol of pain instead suffers wracking pains that impose a -4 penalty on attack rolls, skill checks, and ability checks. These effects last for 1 hour after the creature moves farther than 60 feet from the symbol.

Unlike symbol of death, symbol of pain has no hit point limit; once triggered, a symbol of pain simply remains active for 10 minutes per caster level.

Note: Magic traps such as symbol of pain are hard to detect and disable. A rogue (only) can use the Search skill to find a symbol of pain and Disable Device to thwart it. The DC in each case is 25 + spell level, or 30 for symbol of pain.

ReferenceSRD 3.5 SpellsS

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