Sword Of Deception

Evocation [Force]
Level: Sorcerer/wizard 4
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Effect: Pale green blade of force
Duration: 1 round/level (D)
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: Yes

Swinging a miniature replica of a sword
as if it were real, you bring into being a
full-sized representation of your replica
made entirely of pale green force. The blade
immediately attacks your enemy.

You cause a blade of pale green force
to appear and strike the opponent you
designate, starting with one attack in
the round when the spell is cast and
continuing each round thereafter.
Though it makes regular melee attacks,
the sword strikes as a spell, not a
weapon (and so can strike incorporeal
creatures). A sword of deception always
strikes from your direction, and so it
can’t be used to fl ank with your attacks,
but it could fl ank with your allies.
The blade attacks with a base attack
bonus equal to your caster level, dealing
1d8 points of damage per hit and threatening
a critical hit on a roll of 19–20. In
addition, each successful hit provides a
–2 penalty on the target’s next saving
throw roll (–4 on a successful critical
hit). This penalty is cumulative (to a
maximum of –5 on a single creature)
and lasts until the creature is forced
to make a saving throw in a dangerous
situation or receives the benefi t of a
remove curse spell.
Each round, a sword of deception continues
to attack the previous round’s
target unless you use a standard action
to switch it to a new target within
range. In any round when the weapon
switches targets, it gets one attack as a
standard action (as it does in the round
when the spell is cast). The weapon
can make multiple attack rolls against
a single target with a full attack action
if its base attack bonus permits. A sword
of deception cannot be attacked or damaged
(though it can be dispelled as any
other spell).

If an attacked creature has spell
resistance, make a caster level check
the fi rst time the sword attacks. If
the check is successful, the sword can
attack that creature with normal effect
for the duration of the spell. If not, the
sword of deception is dispelled. If the
target goes beyond the spell range or
out of your sight, the sword of deception
returns to you and hovers.

Focus: A miniature replica of a sword
and a set of loaded dice.