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Burst of Radiance

School light/enfeebling; Level astrologian 2

CASTING

Casting Time 1 standard action

EFFECT

Range long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level)
Area 10-ft.-radius burst
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw Reflex partial; Spell Resistance yes

DESCRIPTION

This spell fills the area with a brilliant flash of shimmering light. Creatures in the area are Blinded for 1d4 rounds, or Dazzled for 1d4 rounds if they succeed at a Reflex save. Evil creatures in the area of the burst take 1d4 points of holy damage per caster level (max 5d4), whether they succeed at the Reflex save or not.

Blinded: The creature cannot see. It takes a –2 penalty to Armor Class, loses its Dexterity bonus to AC (if any), and takes a –4 penalty on most Strength– and Dexterity-based skill checks and on opposed Perception skill checks. All checks and activities that rely on vision (such as reading and Perception checks based on sight) automatically fail. All opponents are considered to have total concealment (50% miss chance) against the blinded character. Blind creatures must make a DC 10 Acrobatics skill check to move faster than half speed. Creatures that fail this check fall prone. Characters who remain blinded for a long time grow accustomed to these drawbacks and can overcome some of them.

Dazzled: A bright flash of light causes the character to be slightly dizzy. Characters that are inflicted with this status effect suffer -1 penalty on attack rolls and Perception checks to see. Dark spells and effects remove this status effect.