Transmutation [Water]
Level: Druid 2, sorcerer/wizard 2
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 round
Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target: One creature
Duration: 10 minutes/level (D)
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)
Making the sound of crashing waves with your throat completes the spell. With a
wave of your hand, your subject seems more streamlined, with a hint of webbed
appendages. This spell gives the recipient a swim speed of 30 feet (although not the ability
to breathe water or hold one’s breath beyond normal limits). As long as the
creature isn’t carrying more than a light load, it can swim without making
Swim checks. It also gains a +8 bonus on any Swim checks to perform special
actions or avoid hazards, though it still takes the normal penalty for weight
carried (–1 per 5 pounds). The recipient can choose to take 10 on Swim checks,
even if rushed or threatened, and can use the run action while swimming if
it swims in a straight line. If the creature is carrying more than a light load, it must make Swim checks to move (taking the normal penalty for weight carried), but all other benefits
of the spell still apply.
Material Component: A goldfish scale.