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    Default Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    Augment Resistance
    Abjuration
    Level: Clr 3, Sor/Wiz 3
    Components: V, S, M/DF
    Casting Time: 1 standard action
    Range: Touch
    Target: Creature touched
    Duration: 1 minute/level
    Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
    Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

    You increase the target's natural resistance to magic, granting an enhancement bonus to their SR equal to your caster level (maximum +20); creatures without SR are treated as having SR 0.
    Arcane Material Component: A piece of sponge.
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    Honestly, I'm surprised there hasn't been a spell like this before.

    Is it overpowered? Underpowered? Any other comments/complaints/questions?
    Last edited by Lord Iames Osari; 2007-05-12 at 03:30 PM.

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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    I like it. It sounds good.

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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    A spell like this?
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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    Well, that only gives a flat bonus. Any Drow or Illithid (to name just a few) capable of casting it will get minimal to no benefit from it.

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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    Point taken.
    However, that also makes Iames's spell more powerful...
    O.o
    Wait...
    They wouldn't stack... would they?

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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    Quote Originally Posted by Vael View Post
    Point taken.
    However, that also makes Iames's spell more powerful...
    O.o
    Wait...
    They wouldn't stack... would they?
    They would. That's rather the point of my spell specifying that it grants an enhancement bonus to SR, rather than granting SR itself.

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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    Yes, but if you had a character cast both at once, they'd practically be invulnerable to spells.

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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    Quote Originally Posted by Vael View Post
    Yes, but if you had a character cast both at once, they'd practically be invulnerable to spells.
    I'll be honest, in a core-only game, this would probably be too powerful. But in a game where the casters have access to Assay Spell Resistance, it's much more reasonable.

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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    I forgot to say what the focus component was!

    And, I'm changing it to a material component.

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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    One tiny, itsy-bitsy, miniscule little problem.. Magic/Psionics Transparency.

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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroNumerous View Post
    One tiny, itsy-bitsy, miniscule little problem.. Magic/Psionics Transparency.
    >.<

    No, wait. We can fix this. We have the technology!

    We give the espers an Assay SR equivalent.

    Anyway, here's an updated version based on criticism from another site and my review of the Assay SR spell.

    Augment Resistance
    Abjuration
    Level: Clr 4, Sor/Wiz 4
    Components: V, S, M/DF
    Casting Time: 1 standard action
    Range: Touch
    Target: Creature touched
    Duration: 1 minute/level
    Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
    Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

    You increase the target's existing resistance to magic, granting an enhancement bonus to their SR equal to your caster level (maximum +10); creatures without SR are treated as having SR 0.
    Arcane Material Component: A piece of sponge.
    Last edited by Lord Iames Osari; 2007-05-12 at 05:52 PM.

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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    I like that, but it really only works for Drow and naturally spell resistant races.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vael View Post
    A spell like this?
    This spell is better for any creature without spell resistance.

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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    I meant it to apply even to SR from artifical sources. I changed the wording to make that clearer.

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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    Veni, vidi, offensi. Any more comments on the latest version?

    Oh, and for psionic types:

    Appraise Power Resistance
    Clairsentience
    Level: Psion/wilder 4
    Display: Visual
    Power Points: 7

    As assay spell resistance, except as noted here.

    Augment Resistance, Psionic
    Clairsentience
    Level: Psion/wilder 4
    Display Visual
    Power Points: 7

    As augment resistance, except as noted here.
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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    Bump the spell level up to at least level 5 or people will stick it in wands and potions and stuff.

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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    No, it's definitely staying at lvl 4, to stay even with assay SR.

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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    *Level 20 cleric with 46 SR bows* (CL 24, bead of karma)

    *Wizard goes... wtf?!*

    Wizard assays resistance, with all CL vs SR boosting feats, and arcane mastery, and a UMD'd bead of Karma. Gets... 48.


    When a wizard has to burn 4 feats, and a 1/day object, to get a spell in... nope, it's now better balanced. When it capped at +20, that was borked.
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    Default Re: Your Puny Spells Are Nothing to me, Wizard! [Spell]

    Hmm. After considering it carefully, I would recommend that anyone planning on using this also make CL vs. SR checks subject to the auto-fail/auto-success rule.

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