domenica 2 aprile 2017

New Spells of Gloom

Some new spells I've created for Sorcerer, Warlock and Wizard lists.

They are all related to shadows, which are a recurrent theme in my campaigns.

CLAWS OF DARKNESS
2nd level necromancy
Casting time: 1 action
Range: Self
Components: V, S
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute

Your arms and forearms change shape, elongating into featurless claws of inky blackness. You can make two melee spell attacks to any creature within your reach, which is 5 feet wider than your normal. On a successful hit you make 1d6 cold damage and 1d6 necrotic damage. If you hit you can decide to grapple the target. On subsequent turns the target suffers additional 1d6 cold damage and 1d6 necrotic damage as long as it's grappled and at the end of its turn it can use an action to make a STR check to escape. If you're grappling a creature you can make only one melee spell attack and you can grapple up to two creatures.
While concentrating on this spell you cannot carry any object in your hands nor cast spells that require somatic or material components.
On Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher you make an additional 1d6 cold damage and 1d6 necrotic damage for each slot level you use above 2nd.

SHADOW ARMOR
3rd level conjuration (ritual)
Casting time: 1 action
Range: Self
Components: V, S
Duration: 1 hour

You summon a shadow which instantly merges with your own shadow. Only creatures with truesight that can see you are aware of the two merged shadows. Each time you are hit by an attack, the shadow takes damage instead of you. If you are hit by a melee attack the shadow makes an attack of opportunity to the target. The shadow has the same hp, damage resistances, immunities vulnerabilities, and attacks of the Monster Manual's shadow.
The shadow disappears when it reaches 0 hp or the spell ends. You can dismiss earlier the spell on your turn as a bonus action.
On Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4th level or higher the shadow has 5 (1d8) additional hp for each slot level you use above 3rd.

SHADY PALM
1st level conjuration (ritual)
Casting time: 1 action
Range: Touch
Components: V, S, M (a palm frond which the spell consumes)
Duration: 8 hours

You touch one creature. A shadowy palm tree appear just behind it and a magical pool of shade is created under its fronds. The palm creates a lightly obscured area within 5 feet from the target. Creatures in this area are not affected by high temperature's effects. The palm moves with the target.

Bye.

The DM.