Ball Lightning (Ranger Poultice)

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Level: Ranger 4
School: Evocation


Casting Time: Standard Action, or the first attack of a Full Attack Action
Components: V, S, M (A lightning-struck walnut, carefully engraved, worth 1 gp.)


Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./lvl)
Target or Area: one target creature
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: No saving throw granted
Save DC: -
Spell Resistance: Yes


The holder of this poultice makes hissing and crackling sounds between clenched teeth, as they steep a runed walnut, once struck by lighting, in the plaster. When the holder then cracks the walnut, a massive globe of lightning flies from it at the target they choose within range, to whom they have line of sight and line of effect. This is a ray attack, and if they succeed in a ranged touch attack against their target, that target suffers (Circle 5 damage): 1d6+1 points of damage per character level (max 15d6+15 at character level 15) of electricity (energy, common) damage. If the touch attack misses, the fierce energy of the ball of lightning grounds out and dissipates harmlessly.