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Merciful Mandate

Merciful Mandate Spell3

Emotion Enchantment Mental

Traditions arcane, divine, occult

Cast [one-action] verbal

Range 60 feet; Targets 1 creature

Saving Throw Will; Duration 1 minute


You compel the target to fight with an eye toward mercy and restraint. The target can attempt a Will save. On a failure, the target is forced to deal nonlethal damage with its attacks, either with a weapon with the nonlethal trait or taking the –2 circumstance penalty to attack rolls with other weapons.

The target won’t attack a helpless creature and avoids using spells and effects that deal lethal damage. If the target controls other creatures, it cannot direct those creatures to perform prohibited actions. However, a creature can act autonomously to inflict lethal damage.

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