Wave Shield (Ranger Poultice)

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Level: Ranger 1
School: Abjuration


Casting Time: Immediate Action
Components: V, S, M (A pinch of beach or river sand, worth 1 gp.)


Range: Self
Target or Area: You
Duration: Until the end of the current encounter (only castable during combat)
Saving Throw: Harmless (Will negates)
Save DC: 10 + caster stat modifier + spell level
Spell Resistance: Yes


This poultice is made from juicy succulent herbs, plants, and fungi, and drips with moisture when finished. As you are about to attacked by fire or physical blow, you blurt out a wet, formless syllable and slap the plater where it hangs on your person. The poultice bursts instantly to create a rushing torrent of water in the rough outline of a shield, so quickly it forms before the incoming attack can land. The water protects you from one physical or fire attack, granting you DRx/Common and ER x/Fire equal to the character level of the herbalist Ranger who brewed the poultice, plus the holder's Dexterity mod, on that attack. Once the poultice has reduced the damage of one attack against you, it is discharged.
This spell lays an arcane charge on its target(s). If the targets are something other than you or another creature (such as an object or area), the spell lays an arcane charge on you, the caster. Targets which already have an arcane charge present must choose which to keep if the new spell has the same charge type. Only one arcane charge can ever be present on a target at a time.