School summoning/healing; Level summoner 8
Casting Time 1 full-round action
Range 30 ft.
Area all allies within a 30-ft. burst centered on you
Saving Throw none — see description; Spell Resistance yes (harmless)
You call forth the Phoenix, an eternal undying bird of flames who causes a column of bright light falls upon the dead allies within the area of effect, beckoning them to come back to life. The dead allies are brought back to life at 1/4th of their maximum hit points. All dead allies must be dead no longer than 1 minute per level to be raised. 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.
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.