Blistering Invective (Bard Spell)
- 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): 1d4 points of damage per character level (max 5d4 at character level 5) 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.