Shifting Sand

Shifting Sand Spell3

Earth Transmutation

Traditions arcane, primal

Cast [three-actions] material, somatic, verbal

Range 30 feet; Area a horizontal earthen or sandy surface within a 20-foot burst; Duration sustained up to 1 minute


You cause the surface to heave. The area becomes difficult terrain and any tracks in the area are destroyed by the churning ground. Creatures standing in the area take a -1 status penalty to Acrobatics checks to Balance and Tumble Through and Athletics checks to High Jump and Long Jump. When you Sustain the Spell, you can move the churning area up to 10 feet in any direction. Creatures immobilized by the spell are carried along with the shifting sand in the same direction, if possible; this movement is forced movement. Creatures that enter or begin their turn standing in the shifting sand must attempt a Reflex save.

Critical Success The creature is unaffected and ignores the area’s difficult terrain and penalty to skill checks until the end of its turn.

Success The creature ignores the area’s penalty to skill checks until the end of its turn.

Failure The creature is affected normally by the spell this turn.

Critical Failure The creature becomes immobilized within the spell’s area until it Escapes. If the creature was already immobilized by shifting sands, it also falls prone.

Heightened (5th) The status penalty increases to -2 and the spell’s range increases to 60 feet.

Heightened (7th) The status penalty increases to -3, the spell’s range increases to 60 feet, and the spell’s area increases to a 30-foot burst.

Heightened (9th) The status penalty increases to -4, the spell’s range increases to 60 feet, and the spell’s area increases to a 40-foot burst.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Lost Omens Gods & Magic (Second Edition) © 2020, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Robert Adducci, Amirali Attar Olyaee, Calder CaDavid, James Case, Adam Daigle, Katina Davis, Leo Glass, Joshua Grinlinton, James Jacobs, Virginia Jordan, Jason Keeley, Jacky Leung, Lyz Liddell, Ron Lundeen, Stephanie Lundeen, Jacob W. Michaels, Matt Morris, Dave Nelson, Samantha Phelan, Jennifer Povey, Jessica Redekop, Nathan Reinecke, Patrick Renie, David N. Ross, Simone D. Sallé, Michael Sayre, David Schwartz, Shahreena Shahrani, Isabelle Thorne, Marc Thuot, Jason Tondro, and Diego Valdez.