Cyclonic Blast

CYCLONIC BLAST
Evocation [Air]
Level: Sorcerer/wizard 5
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: 120 ft.
Area: 120-ft. line
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Refl ex half
Spell Resistance: Yes

Cupping a child’s top, you forcefully thrust
your hand forward, simultaneously speaking
the fi nal words of the spell’s proscribed
formula. Immediately thereafter, a blast
of whirling wind issues forth from your
outstretched fi ngers, sweeping up within it
all who stand in its way.

You send a twisting torrent of wind,
not unlike a tornado turned on its
side, toward your enemies. A cyclonic
blast deals 1d6 points of damage per
caster level (maximum 15d6 points of
damage) to all creatures and objects in
the area. Objects bigger than Large take
half damage. The cyclonic blast begins at
your fi ngertips.

Creatures who fail their Reflex
saving throws against a cyclonic blast
are additionally in danger of being
knocked back by the force of the wind.
Treat this as a bull rush attack made
with a +12 bonus on the Strength
check. The cyclonic blast always moves
with the opponent to push that target
back the full distance allowed, and
(unlike a normal bull rush) you can
exceed your normal movement limit
with a suffi ciently high check result.

Airborne creatures are treated as if they
were one size category smaller for the
purpose of resisting the bull rush.
If the damage caused to an interposing
barrier by the blast shatters
or breaks through it, the cyclonic blast
can continue beyond the barrier if
the spell’s range permits; otherwise,
it stops at the barrier just as any other
spell effect does.

Focus: A child’s spinning top.