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gooddragon1
2018-09-14, 10:12 PM
This variant adds the following text to the spell:

This spell has an alternative version that you may choose when casting it. A magic circle against evil can be focused on a single weapon touched rather than creating a spiritual weapon of force. This effect functions very similarly to the flaming weapon enhancement except that the extra damage is from force energy. If the affected weapon would strike an incorporeal creature, the bonus force damage ignores incorporeality as normal even if the attack would ordinarily miss (the rest of the damage may or may not apply depending on whether the attack misses). If a creature has spell resistance, the first time it would be subject to this damage you must attempt to overcome it's spell resistance. If successful this spell ignores that creature's spell resistance for the rest of its duration. Otherwise this spell's bonus damage is ineffective against that creature for the remainder of its duration.

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This addition is similar to how magic circle against evil (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/magicCircleAgainstEvil.htm) has an alternative version.

Not sure if it would be easier and/or balanced to just have it ignore incorporeality altogether.

Useful against:
+Swarms
+DR
+Incorporeal creatures