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Occult Rituals

Symbol of Distraction

Source Magic Tactics Toolbox pg. 26
School enchantment (compulsion) [mind-affecting]; Level arcanist 6, bard 6, cleric 6, mesmerist 6, occultist 4, oracle 6, psychic 6, sorcerer 6, warpriest 6, witch 6, wizard 6


Casting Time 10 minutes
Components V, S, M (mercuty and phosphorus, plus powdered diamond and opal worth a total of 5,000 gp)


Range 0 feet; see text
Effect one symbol
Duration see text
Saving Throw Will negates; Spell Resistance yes


This spell functions like symbol of death, except that all creatures within the radius of a symbol of distraction instead become fascinated by the symbol for 10 minutes per caster level. Unlike symbol of death, symbol of distraction has no hit point limit; once triggered, a symbol of distraction simply remains active for a duration of 10 minutes × your caster level. All fascinated creatures move toward the symbol of distraction, trying to remain within the symbol’s area of effect. If the symbol leads affected creatures into a dangerous area, each fascinated creature can attempt an additional Will saving throw, with success indicating it is no longer fascinated. If a creature’s view of the symbol is completely blocked, it is immediately freed of the symbol’s effect.