Talk:Devour Soul (3.5e Spell)

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RatedLike.png Tarkisflux likes this article and rated it 3 of 4.
This is a pretty solid boost on trap the soul. The school seems a bit off (you're eating souls, how is that conjuration summoning?), but it's a pretty minor gripe and likely the result of an unfortunate (and unnecessary IMO) school inheritance.

RatedLike.png Havvy likes this article and rated it 3 of 4.
A solid variation on trap the soul. Gain some health and kill a monster. Good 9th level spell.

Spell School[edit]

You are correct in the suspicion that it is a Conjuration (summoning) spell as a result of school inheritance. That said, Necromancy is probably the only other school I can think of that this fits under. Is that perhaps what you had in mind? - TG Cid 15:38, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, this looks pretty solidly necro to me (as trap the soul probably should be anyway). - Tarkisflux Talk 17:00, 8 September 2012 (UTC)


Since the duration is permanent, are there other ways to free the soul? Caster steps into antimagic field, caster gets hit by dispel/disjunction? Otherwise, why not instantaneous?--Quey 23:09, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Permanent = can be dispelled. I don't know if that's the intent, but as-written, that's what it says. - MisterSinister 23:15, 8 September 2012 (UTC)
I know that much. I need the intent, to clarify "This not only prevents the soul from being revived until the caster is killed or destroyed". Y'know? Does it mean ONLY when the caster is killed or destroyed, or that the spell just happens to end when the caster dies? Also, what happens to the soul when the caster does the Hokey-Pokey on the edge of an antimagic field? Does the soul get jerked back and forth across the planes from alternately resting in a wizard's stomach and its deity's afterlife?--Quey 23:26, 8 September 2012 (UTC)
Good question, actually. I would probably argue that making this dispellable (or AMFable) is kinda weird, since having the soul yanked back and forth like that is a bit strange. Hopefully Cid will notice. - MisterSinister 23:32, 8 September 2012 (UTC)
I thought it was resolved by changing the duration to Instantaneous, which has since been done. Was I wrong? - TG Cid (talk) 05:11, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
No, that fixed it. There hasn't been discussion on this for months, I just happened by to fix a spelling error. Sorry to bother :P --Quey (talk) 05:24, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
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