View Full Version : A simple spell: Lesser Dispel Magic

2013-12-07, 08:05 PM
Dispel Magic, Lesser
Level: Sor/Wiz 1

This spell functions like dispel magic, except that the maximum caster level on your dispel check is reduced to +1 (instead of +10).

2013-12-07, 09:05 PM
Potentially a game-changer, sort of in the vein of a 1st level flight spell with 1 round/lvl duration, clumsy maneuverability, and 10 ft speed. It isn't that it is so powerful, but rather that the ability to ever design an adventure that assumes that the PCs CAN'T do X* ceases to exist in the game.

*(or, in the case of flight, can't do it easily, since jump, climb, and levitate can substitute in many cases)

Probably not for preparing it once in a slot and casting it, but rather for the fact that you can spam it during down-time to solve a problem that you wouldn't be able to otherwise. Maybe also for buying a wand of for cheap to spam it faster. Might even be more cost-effective than a wand of Dispel Magic in some cases even for a higher level user, but I don't feel like running the math on that.

None of this is to say that it is a bad idea, but just stuff a GM should consider before allowing this into his games (personally, I have some campaign ideas that involve ~1/3 of the characters being able to fly from 1st level).

2013-12-08, 06:49 AM
I'd rather see it either as a 2nd level spell or the check being halved (either by dividing the result or rolling a d10 instead of d20).
Also, those (http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/3rd-party-spells/rite-publishing---3rd-party-spells/d/dispel-magic-lesser) two (http://nwn2.wikia.com/wiki/Dispel_Magic,_Lesser) may be useful as reference.