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Fire Trap

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Fire trap creates a fiery explosion when an intruder opens the item that the trap protects.

This material is Open Game Content, and is licensed for public use under the terms of the Open Game License v1.0a.

Abjuration [Fire]

Level Druid 2, Sorcerer/Wizard 4
Components V, S, M
Casting Time 10 minutes
Range Touch
Target Object touched
Duration Permanent until discharged (D)
Saving Throw Reflex half; see text
Spell Resistance Yes

  • A fire trap can ward any object that can be opened and closed.
  • When casting fire trap, you select a point on the object as the spell’s center. When someone other than you opens the object, a fiery explosion fills the area within a 5-foot radius around the spell’s center. The flames deal 1d4 points of fire damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +20). The item protected by the trap is not harmed by this explosion.
  • A fire trapped item cannot have a second closure or warding spell placed on it.
  • A knock spell does not bypass a fire trap. An unsuccessful dispel magic spell does not detonate the spell.
  • Underwater, this ward deals half damage and creates a large cloud of steam.
  • You can use the fire trapped object without discharging it, as can any individual to whom the object was specifically attuned when cast. Attuning a fire trapped object to an individual usually involves setting a password that you can share with friends.

Note Magic traps such as fire trap are hard to detect and disable. A rogue (only) can use the Search skill to find a fire trap and Disable Device to thwart it. The DC in each case is 25 + spell level (DC 27 for a druid’s fire trap or DC 29 for the arcane version).

Material Component A half-pound of gold dust (cost 25 gp) sprinkled on the warded object.

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