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Power Word Kill

Spell 9
Traits Auditory, Death, Enchantment, Mental


Actions Verbal Casting
Range 30 feet; Targets one creature
Duration varies


You utter a word of power that potentially kills the target upon hearing it. Once targeted, the target is bolstered against all castings of power word kill. The effect of the spell depends on the target’s level.

  • 14th or Lower The target dies instantly.
  • 15th If the target had 50 Hit Points or fewer, it dies instantly; otherwise, it drops to 0 Hit Points and gains dying 1 or increases its dying condition by 1 if it’s already dying.
  • 16th or Higher The target takes 50 damage; if this brings the target to 0 Hit Points, the target dies instantly.

Heightened (+1) The levels at which each outcome applies increase by 2.