Phantasmal Killer

Phantasmal Killer Spell4

Death Emotion Fear Illusion Mental

Traditions arcane, occult

Cast [two-actions] somatic, verbal

Range 120 feet; Targets 1 living creature

Saving Throw Will


You create a phantasmal image of the most fearsome creature imaginable to the target. Only the spell’s target can see the killer, though you can see the vague shape of the illusion as it races forth to attack. The effect of the killer is based on the outcome of the target’s Will save.

Critical Success The target is unaffected.

Success The target takes 4d6 mental damage and is frightened 1.

Failure The target takes 8d6 mental damage and is frightened 2.

Critical Failure The target is so afraid it might die. It must attempt a Fortitude save; if the target fails, it dies. On a successful Fortitude save, the target takes 12d6 mental damage, is fleeing until the end of its next turn, and is frightened 4. This effect has the incapacitation trait.


Heightened (+1) The damage increases by 2d6 on a failure and by 3d6 on a critical failure.

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