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School illusion (phantasm) [emotionfearmind-affecting]; Level illusionist 1


Casting Time 1 standard action


Range medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target one living creature
Duration instantaneous; 1 minute
Saving Throw Will disbelief, then Fortitude partial — see description; Spell Resistance yes


You create a phantasmal image of the most fearsome creature imaginable to the subject simply by forming the fears of the subject’s subconscious mind into something that its conscious mind can visualize: this most horrible beast. Only the spell’s subject can see the phantasmal killer. You see only a vague shape. The target first gets a Will save to recognize the image as unreal. If that save fails, the phantasm touches the subject, and the subject must succeed on a Fortitude save or become unconscious from fear for 1 minute if the target has less than 6 HD. Even if the Fortitude save is successful, the subject takes 1d6 points of damage.

If the subject of a phantasmal killer attack succeeds in disbelieving and possesses telepathy or is wearing a helm of telepathy, the beast can be turned upon you. You must then disbelieve it or become subject to its deadly fear attack.