Elemental Burst

(Complete Arcane)

Level: Wu Jen 1 (All),
Components: V, S,
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Area: 10-ft.-radius burst
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex half or Reflex negates; see text
Spell Resistance: Yes

When you cast this spell, you designate a target composed of one of the five wu jen elements—earth, fire, metal, water, and wood.
The target then releases magical energy in a sudden, explosive burst, as follows: Wood,Metal, or Earth: The target throws off sharp slivers and fragments; creatures within the burst take 1d8 points of damage (Reflex save for half damage).
Fire: The target shoots out glowing sparks that deal 1d8 points of fire damage to creatures within the burst (Reflex save for half damage).
Water:Water pushes out in a fierce wave, knocking creatures within the area prone unless they make successful Reflex saves.
Creatures get a +4 bonus on their saving throws for each size category they are larger than Medium, or a -4 penalty for each size category smaller than Medium.
Exceptionally stable creatures, such as dwarves or creatures with four legs, get an additional +4 bonus.
The spell does not noticeably affect the structure or form of the target object.

Also appears in

  1. Oriental Adventures