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Scorching ray was a low-powered evocation spell that blasted opponents with rays of fire.[1]

Effects[]

Upon successfully completing the spell, the caster aimed his or her hands at a target or multiple targets within close range and projected a number of fiery bolts. The number of rays increased with the power of the caster; the most powerful casters were said to have been capable of shooting three such rays with a single casting. Whatever the number, the flaming bolts were fired simultaneously and were limited to striking targets no more than ten yards (nine meters) away from each other.[1]

Components[]

The spell simply required verbal and somatic components.[1]

Notable Users[]

Scorching ray was an extremely common spell in Faerûn in the 1370s DR. So common was the spell in the lands of Unther and Thay that young adventurers were often outfitted with scrolls enwritten with the spell.[4] The following is only a short list of users of the spell, highlighting the diversity of those who have used it:

Appendix[]

See Also[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 274. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  2. Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 108. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
  3. James Wyatt (April 2004). “Oriental Adventures Update: Eastern Flavor”. In Matthew Sernett ed. Dragon #318 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 41.
  4. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 15, 29. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  5. Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd, Thomas M. Reid (July 2007). Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 78. ISBN 07-8694-039-5.
  6. Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds (Nov. 2005). Champions of Valor. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 149. ISBN 0-7869-3697-5.
  7. Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 31. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  8. Darrin Drader, Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds, Wil Upchurch (June 2006). Mysteries of the Moonsea. Edited by John Thompson, Gary Sarli. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 73, 112. ISBN 978-0-7869-3915-2.
  9. Greg A. Vaughan, Skip Williams, Thomas M. Reid (November 2007). Anauroch: The Empire of Shade. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 77, 81. ISBN 0-7869-4362-9.
  10. Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd, Thomas M. Reid (July 2007). Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 103. ISBN 07-8694-039-5.
  11. Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd, Thomas M. Reid (July 2007). Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 131. ISBN 07-8694-039-5.
  12. Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds (Nov. 2005). Champions of Valor. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 151. ISBN 0-7869-3697-5.
  13. Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd, Thomas M. Reid (July 2007). Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 132. ISBN 07-8694-039-5.
  14. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 33. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  15. Greg A. Vaughan, Skip Williams, Thomas M. Reid (November 2007). Anauroch: The Empire of Shade. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 107. ISBN 0-7869-4362-9.
  16. Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd, Thomas M. Reid (July 2007). Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 67. ISBN 07-8694-039-5.
  17. Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. Edited by Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 79. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  18. Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. Edited by Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 81. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  19. Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. Edited by Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 21. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  20. Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd, Thomas M. Reid (July 2007). Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 97. ISBN 07-8694-039-5.
  21. Darrin Drader, Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds, Wil Upchurch (June 2006). Mysteries of the Moonsea. Edited by John Thompson, Gary Sarli. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 95. ISBN 978-0-7869-3915-2.
  22. Darrin Drader, Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds, Wil Upchurch (June 2006). Mysteries of the Moonsea. Edited by John Thompson, Gary Sarli. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 129. ISBN 978-0-7869-3915-2.
  23. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 84. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
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