Saturday Spell-Blindness

On Tuesday I made reference to the sort of basic illusory magic that can be cast without the ability Illusory Casting.  Blindness is one of these things.  With this spell a single target can be struck with a mental darkness that causes temporary blindness unless confronted with a powerful Will check.  This is different from Illusory Casting, which is confronted with a Perception check.

BlindnessLeft Hand:

Sar (Sinister Radius): Dark(full)

Zo (Negativity Arc):

Oh (Wind Arc):

Oh (Wind Arc):

Zo (Negativity Arc):

Sar (Sinister Radius):

saying “ko siu”

Right Hand:

Order(full)

This particular spell has a range of 8 ft, a mental darkness power of 4d6, and 2d6 rounds of duration.  More range can be added with a wind(indirect) finger on the left hand, but adding more power or more duration significantly increases time to cast.

At its current power, anyone with less than 2 levels in Will is highly unlikely to be able to resist the mental blindness, having to make a Will check of (will+1)/2*3d6 against the 4d6. Against targets suspected of having a higher will, more darkness may be required.

The spell has a cost of 56 SP.  This is on par with a fireball, thought the casting time may be a bit longer for a character without agility or with high dexterity.  Against a formidable, single enemy without Will, it is a good option to blind  the enemy to make him more vulnerable to others.  It may not be as suitable as damaging spells in other situations, though.

Any spells you would like to see implemented in the Mind Weave spell system?  Are mental or enemy hindering spells you style?  Would you like to see more?  Suggest them below and we might get to them on a later Saturday.

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