Dig Your Own Grave (3.5e Spell)

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Author: Eiji-kun (talk)
Date Created: 10-9-19
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Dig Your Own Grave
Enchantment (Compulsion) [Death, Earth, Mind-Affecting]
Level: Bard 3, Sorcerer/Wizard 4
Components: V, S
Casting time: 1 standard action
Range: Medium (100 ft + 10 ft/level)
Target: One living creature
Duration: 5 rounds
Saving Throw: Will negates, Fortitude negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

Welp, that's enough living for now. What time is it? Oh right, time to die.

You fill the target's head with a sense of inevitable death and acceptance. They are compelled to begin digging into the ground, aided by magic and whatever tools they have on hand. On any burrowable surface they can make a grave large enough for themselves after 5 rounds of work. Any creatures who attack them and deal at least 10 points of damage grant them another Will save to free them from control. Otherwise at the end of 5 rounds they lay down in the hole they created and the earth covers them, at which point they are subject to a Fortitude save vs death each round they remain buried but freed of their compulsion. Buried creatures must have a burrow speed or succeed on a DC 18 Strength check to pull themselves free from their grave. Allies can also make the check at only DC 14 for them, with a +2 bonus on the roll if they have a shovel or other digging tool.

If cast on a target not on a burrowable surface, such as solid stone, the creature will seek out a burrowable surface for 1 round before the spell ends pre-maturely.

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Article BalanceHigh +
AuthorEiji-kun +
ComponentV + and S +
DescriptorDeath +, Earth + and Mind-Affecting +
Identifier3.5e Spell +
LevelBard 3 + and Sorcerer/Wizard 4 +
RangeOther +
RatingUndiscussed +
SchoolEnchantment +
SubschoolCompulsion +
SummaryYou command the opponent to dig their own grave, and they do so. If permitted to complete the task, they shall soon die. +
TitleDig Your Own Grave +