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24th-Jul-2006 05:07 pm
Question: does anyone know of a spell that will convert all normal damage in the area into subdual damage?

I have a feeling I overlooked it in a really simple spot.

Thanks in advance.
24th-Jul-2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
There are feats to affect your own spells in such a manner, but I don't know of any reactive spells that would do that.
25th-Jul-2006 04:14 am (UTC)
The feat mentioned above is in the Complete Arcane if I remember right.
25th-Jul-2006 06:06 am (UTC)
I know the feat. I want a spell that does all damage within the area converted into subdual. not just one person's spells.

I thought I made that clear enough. guess not.
25th-Jul-2006 12:12 pm (UTC)
That could be pretty powerful, especially if you include non-willing participants. Converting someone else's damage could unbalance things. If you had a group that was immune to subdual damage, then they effectively become invulnerable. I still think it is a fun idea, but it might be a higher level.
25th-Jul-2006 03:51 pm (UTC)
If it was allowed as a spell at all, it would either be a 9th level spell, or epic.

It's just too over the top. :\ It means that, until the spell expires, everyone within the area is utterly immune to death by damage.

o_O Can you imagine falling, say, 500 foot downwards, into an area coated by such a spell, and taking 25d6 subdual damage? You'd be wonky for weeks, but you'd still survive because miraculously your body managed not to break apart upon impact: it just gave you a few bruises.
25th-Jul-2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
I'll reply here.

I'm not too worried about level, its an idea for a high level campaign anyway. I know that spell would be VERY powerful, and I was figuring 9th or 10th level anyway. I didn't know if anything lke that had been printed, or if I'd have to hassle with making the spell (which the character could do no problem, it's if the DM would allow it.)

It'd be used for non-fatal spell battles, and in normal fights in which the enemy would be allowed to live. After all, you max out on subdual, you go unconcious.
25th-Jul-2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
I can see the uses for it, both abused and legitimate. I also see it as being a great DM only spell, for things like arena battles (gladitorial games without risk of injury or death? that's PERFECT).

As far as I know, though, there's never been anything "official" like this.

:] Sorry if I sounded all "o_O! WTF" at first, I had just woken up and that was my initial reaction.
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