Phantasmal Killer

Illusion (Phantasm) [Fear, Mind-Affecting]
Level: Sor/Wiz 4
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target: One living creature
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will disbelief, then Fortitude partial; see text
Spell Resistance: Yes
Spell Points: 7

You create a phantasmal image of the most fearsome creature imaginable to the subject simply by forming the fears of the subject’s subconscious mind into something that its conscious mind can visualize: this most horrible beast. Only the spell’s subject can see the phantasmal killer. You see only a vague shape.

The target first gets a Will save to recognize the image as unreal. If that save fails, the subject must succeed on a Fortitude save or die from fear. Even if the Fortitude save is successful, the subject falls effectively unconscious as it falls down and trashes about as if suffering a horrible nightmare. The subject cannot wake from this nightmare on its own, but an adjacent character can rouse it as a standard action.

If the subject of a phantasmal killer attack succeeds in disbelieving and has a means to telepathically communicate with you, the Phantasmal Killer spell is immediately reversed. You must then disbelieve it yourself or become subject to its deadly fear.

Augment: For every 3 additional spell points you spend, this spell can affect an additional target. No target of the spell can be more than 15 feet from another target of the spell.