Desiccating Bubble

Level: Sorcerer/wizard 2
Components: S, M/DF
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Effect: 3-ft.-radius sphere of air
Duration: 1 round/level
Saving Throw: Refl ex negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

From your outstretched hand bursts a
small sphere similar in appearance to a
soap bubble. It quickly expands and speeds
in the direction you indicate.

A globe of supernaturally dry air rolls
in whichever direction you point and
engulfs those it strikes. It moves 30
feet per round and can leap up to 30
feet to strike a target. If it enters a
space with a creature, it stops moving
for the round and deals 2d4 points of
damage as it evaporates moisture from
the subject. (The subject can negate
this damage with a successful Refl ex
save.) Oozes, creatures composed of
water (such as water elementals), and
creatures with the aquatic subtype take
2d6 points of damage.

The bubble moves as long as you
actively direct it (a move action for
you); otherwise, it merely stays at rest.
The surface of the bubble has a spongy,
yielding consistency (similar to that
of a soap bubble, but not fragile and
allowing objects to pass through it
without affecting the spell) and so does
not cause damage except by absorbing
moisture. It cannot batter down large
obstacles. The bubble winks out if it
exceeds the spell’s range.

Arcane Material Component: A tiny
bag or bladder fi lled with air, and a
sprinkle of dust.