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Hurricane Blast

School elemental (wind); Level black mage 4, white mage 4, druid 3, geomancer 3


Casting Time 1 standard action


Range personal
Area 5-ft.-radius burst/2 levels (maximum 25-ft.-radius burst)
Duration 1 round
Saving Throw Reflex negates; Spell Resistance no


This spell creates a severe blast of air (approximately 50 mph) that originates from you, affecting all creatures in the burst.

A Tiny or smaller creature on the ground is knocked down and rolled 1d4×10 feet, taking 1d4 points of nonlethal damage per 10 feet. If flying, a Tiny or smaller creature is blown back 2d6×10 feet and takes 2d6 points of wind damage due to battering and buffeting.
Small creatures are knocked prone by the force of the wind, or if flying are blown back 1d6×10 feet.
Medium creatures are unable to move forward against the force of the wind, or if flying are blown back 1d6×5 feet.
Large or larger creatures may move normally within a hurricane blast effect.

Hurricane blast can’t move a creature beyond the limit of its range. Any creature, regardless of size, takes a –4 penalty on ranged attacks and Perception checks in the area of a hurricane blast. The force of the gust automatically extinguishes candles, torches, and similar unprotected flames. It causes protected flames, such as those of lanterns, to dance wildly and has a 50% chance to extinguish those lights.

In addition to the effects noted, a hurricane blast can do anything that a sudden blast of wind would be expected to do. It can create a stinging spray of sand or dust, fan a large fire, overturn delicate awnings or hangings, and blow gases or vapors to the edge of its range.