Blistering Invective (Bard Spell)

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Level: Bard 2
School: Evocation


Casting Time: Standard Action, or the first attack of a Full Attack Action
Components: V, S, M (A tongue, worth 1 gp.)


Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./two lvls)
Target or Area: one target creature, plus one per 15 character levels (drop fractions; max 3 at level 30), creatures you choose within range
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex partial
Save DC: 10 + caster stat modifier + 1/2 character level
Spell Resistance: Yes


You unleash an insulting tirade so vicious and spiteful that enemies who hear it are physically scorched by your fury.
When you cast this spell, the target(s) make a saving throw as described above, or suffer (Circle 1 damage): 1d6 points of damage per character level (max 4d6 at character level 4) points of Fire (energy, common) damage and gain the Slandered condition. If they succeed on the saving throw, they suffer only half this damage and gain the Humbled condition instead.

Circle Damage for Spells

Spell Circle Burn Cost Min Character Level (CL) Base Dice Max Dice
0 N/A N/A 1d4/2CL 4d4
1 N/A 1st 1d6/CL 4d6
2 +1 3rd 1d6/CL 6d6
3 +1 5th 1d6/CL 10d6
4 +1 7th 1d6+1/CL 12d6+12
5 +1 9th 1d6+1/CL 15d6+15
6 +1 11th 1d6+2/CL 16d6+32
7 +1 13th 1d6+2/CL 20d6+40
8 +1 15th 1d6+3/CL 21d6+63
9 +1 17th 1d6+3/CL 25d6+75
10 +1 19th 1d6+4/CL 25d6+100
11 +1 21st 1d6+5/CL 25d6+125
12 +1 23rd 1d6+6/CL 27d6+162
13 +1 25th 1d6+7/CL 27d6+189
14 +1 27th 1d6+8/CL 29d6+232
15 +1 29th 1d6+9/CL 29d6+261
16 +1 31st 1d6+10/CL 30d6+300
17 +1 33rd 1d6+11/CL 30d6+330
18 +1 35th 1d6+12/CL 30d6+360