Casting Time 1 round
Target dead creature touched
Saving Throw none — see description; Spell Resistance yes (harmless)
This spell functions like raise, except that you are able to restore life and complete strength to any deceased creature that has been dead for no longer than 1 minute per caster level.
The condition of the remains is not a factor. So long as some small portion of the creature’s body still exists, it can be raised, but the portion receiving the spell must have been part of the creature’s body at the time of death.
Upon completion of the spell, the creature is immediately restored to full hit points, vigor, and health, with no loss of MP. The subject of the spell gains one permanent negative level when it is raised, just as if it had been hit by an energy-draining creature. If the subject is 1st level, it takes 2 points of Constitution drain instead (if this would reduce its Con to 0 or less, it can’t be raised).
You can revive someone killed by a death effect or someone who has been turned into an undead creature and then destroyed. You cannot raise someone who has died of old age. Constructs, elementals, outsiders, and undead creatures can’t be raised.