Unctuous Contamination

Conjuration (Creation)
Level:
Brd 5, Sor/Wiz 5
Components:
V, S, M
Casting Time:
1 standard action
Range:
Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target or Area:
One object or a 10-ft. square
Duration:
1 round/level
Saving Throw:
See text
Spell Resistance:
Yes (see text)

Unctuous contamination
covers a solid surface with a layer of slippery poison. Any creature in the area when the spell is cast must make a successful Reflex save or fall. This save is repeated on your turn each round that the creature remains within the area. A creature can walk within or through the area of grease at half normal speed with a DC 10 Balance check. Failure means it can't move that round (and must then make a Reflex save or fall), while failure by 5 or more means it falls (see the Balance skill for details).

The spell can also be used to create a greasy coating on an item. Material objects not in use are always affected by the spell, while an object wielded or employed by a creature receives a Reflex saving throw to avoid the effect. If the initial saving throw fails, the creature immediately drops the item. A saving throw must be made in each round that the creature attempts to pick up or use the greased item. A creature wearing greased armor or clothing gains a +10 circumstance bonus on Escape Artist checks and on grapple checks made to resist or escape a grapple or to escape a pin.

Any creature which falls while within the spell's area or which touches a coated item (including any greased armor or clothing worn by the creature) must succeed on a Fortitude save using the spell's saving throw DC or suffer 1d6 points of ability damage of a type chosen by the caster at the time of casting. A creature can only be affected by the poison once, regardless of how many times it falls or how often it touches a coated item.

Spell resistance applies against the poisoning effect of this spell, but not against the grease itself.


Material Component: A bit of pork rind or butter, plus a dose of poison (the type of poison determines the type of ability damage dealt by the spell):

 

Poison Name

Ability Damaged

Cost

Medium spider venom

Str

150 gp

Small centipede poison

Dex

90 gp

Greenblood oil

Con

100 gp

Id moss

Int

125 gp

Striped toadstool

Wis

180 gp

 

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