Firefall (Spell)

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Level: Alchemist 3Sorcerer/Wizard 4
School: Transmutation
Elemental School: fire 4

Casting

Casting Time: Standard Action
Components: V, S, M (A small fiery stone, worth 1 gp.)

Effect

Range: Long (200 ft. + 20 ft./lvl)
Target or Area: A 13x13 square area within range.
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex partial
Save DC: 10 + caster stat modifier + 1/2 character level
Spell Resistance: Yes

Description

As you call out the stanzas of this spell, your voice seems to take on the rumble, crackle and whoosh of a great bonfire. Firefall causes a fire source within range (see above) to erupt into a geyser of dazzlingly bright liquid flame. If there is an existing fire source within range, that fire can be the focus of this spell. In cases where there is no pre-existing fire, it is very common for the caster to use an Alchemical Fire item, and conveniently, hurling the Alchemical Fire does not interfere with the casting of this spell. When the caster uses an alchemical item to cast the spell, they may place the origin square anywhere in their casting range to which they can trace line of sight and line of effect.
The spell uses up the fire source (up to size Large), which is immediately extinguished, such that an alchemical item used as the source adds no additional damage. Source fires larger than size Large continue burning, albeit somewhat diminished.
As a special case, a creature with the fire subtype can be used as the source of fire for this spell. Such abuse causes 1 point of Primal damage per caster level (no saving throw).
The coruscating rain of fire caused when the fire source erupts fills a hemispherical burst with a radius of 30 feet. All creatures and objects in the area take (Circle 4 damage): 1d6+1 points of damage per character level (max 12d6+12 at character level 12) of Fire (energy, common) damage and suffer the Singed condition. Creatures who make successful saves as described above take half damage and don't catch on fire. Note that the direct damage will not affect unattended objects, but the Singed condition is very likely to burn away many things indeed.