Crushing Despair

Crushing Despair Spell 5

Emotion Enchantment Mental

Traditions arcane, occult

Cast [two-actions] somatic, verbal

Area 30-foot cone

Saving Throw Will; Duration 1 or more rounds


You inflict despair on creatures in the area. The effects for each creature are determined by its Will save.

Critical Success The creature is unaffected.

Success For 1 round, the creature can’t use reactions and must attempt another save at the start of its turn; on a failure, it is slowed 1 for that turn as it sobs uncontrollably.

Failure As success, but the slowed 1 duration is 1 minute.

Critical Failure As failure, and the creature is automatically slowed 1 for 1 minute.


Heightened (7th) The area increases to a 60-foot cone.

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