Ghoul touch

Spell level: sorcerer/wizard 2

Innate level: 2
School: necromancy
Descriptor: negative
Components: verbal, somatic
Range: touch
Area of effect: single
Duration: 1d6 + 2 rounds
Save: fortitude negates
Spell resistance: yes
Additional counterspells: cure light wounds

Description: The caster's hand glows with an unearthly radiance. The target creature must make a fortitude save or become paralyzed. Creatures paralyzed by this spell emit a noxious cloud that applies a -2 penalty to skills, saving throws, attack rolls, and damage rolls to all creatures within 5 feet.


  • This spell will not affect friendly targets (after accounting for the PvP setting).
  • The penalty to attack rolls is not applied (probably a bug).
  • The penalty to damage rolls only reduces magical damage. If the affected creature does not deal magical damage in its attacks, there will be no change to the damage dealt.
  • Spell resistance and a saving throw also apply to those entering the noxious cloud, but that saving throw lacks the "negative" subtype.
  • The duration of the penalties is also d6 + 2 rounds, rolled independently of the duration of the cloud.
  • Due to a .2da bug, cure light wounds is not an additional counterspell of this spell.

Custom content notes[]

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