Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Weird Arcana - Deny the Gift (New Domain Spell)

Deny the Gift
Enchantment [curse]
Level: Cleric/Oracle 2
Components: V, S, DF
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Target: 1 creature for every three caster levels
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Duration: 1 round/level
Saving Throw: Will negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

This spell removes the “gift of war” from the target. For the duration of deny the gift, the target lose access to all weapon and armor proficiencies class features and feats. The target also lose access to any other ability or feat that requires weapon or armor proficiency as a prerequisite.

Attacking with weapons which you are not proficient incur a –4 penalty on attack rolls. Targets wearing armor with which they aren’t proficient suffer its armor check penalty on attack rolls and to all skill checks that involve moving.

Natural attacks are unaffected, but class features like the unarmed combat and AC bonus (from the monk) and feats like improved unarmed are affected.

This is a domain spell; actually a War Domain spell. This means that only clerics with the Domain of War (or oracles the Battle Mystery) can cast ask for this spell. However, if another cleric find this spell in scroll form, the can add it to his spell list by meditating and making the proper sacrifices and rituals (and paying the same cost of wizard writing a new spell in his grimoire; this costs cover incenses, expensive herbs, ritual instruments and special holy symbols etc.). War clerics (and Battle oracles) will try to kill “the heretic” for stealing their secrets.

In fact, if your GM allows, you can prepare Deny the Gift as your 2nd level War Domain spell (instead of Spiritual Weapon).