The caster can locate water, plants or minerals.
The Netbook of Witches and Warlocks
By Timothy S. Brannan and The Netbook of Witches and Warlocks Team
Level: Witch 1
Components: V S M
Casting Time: 3 actions
Range: 50 ft / level (max 200)
Target, Effect, Area: 1′ area around the caster
Duration: 30 Minutes + 10 Minutes per level
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: Yes
By means of this spell the caster can locate certain items. Typically what is looked for is water, known as Water Dowsing. The water must be in the spell’s range. The caster will know how much water there is and how deep in the ground. The caster will not know if the water is fit for dinking until she gets to it.
Almost any other type of items may be found in this manner such as edible plants, burnable wood, small gems. However it can not be used to find people, monsters or specific items. The nature of the item to be found must be stated on the spell’s onset and can not be changed. If for example the caster wants to find water and edible berries, she must cast Dowse twice.
This spell can also be made available to other clerics, in particular druids.
The Arcane Focus for this spell is a stick shaped like a Y. The caster holds the sick with both fists, with fingers up and the single end pointing forward. While the stick does not vanish when the spell is complete, it is unusable for other dowsing attempts.