Spells Bard

John William Godward (1861-1922) Title Erato at Her Lyre

Bard Spells

0-Level Bard Spells (CANTRIPS)
Candlelight You cause an object to glow like a candle, shedding light in a 5-foot radius from the point you touch.
Comprehend Writing Your can make sense of foreign writing and strange symbols.
Dancing Lights Creates torches or other lights.
Daze humanoid creature of 4 HD or less loses next action.
Depilatory This spell enables you to selectively shave hair and prevent its regrowth for 24 hours.
Detect Magic Detects spells and magic items within 60 ft.
Flare Dazzles one creature (-1 on attack rolls).
Ghost Sound Figment sounds.
Giggle The target suddenly finds something humorous enough to start giggling (New)
Grope This variation of the mage hand spell lets you “feel” a creature from a distance as if you were actually touching it.
Know Direction You discern north.
Light Object shines like a torch.
Lullaby Makes subject drowsy; -5 on Spot and Listen checks, -2 on Will saves against sleep.
Mage Hand 5-pound telekinesis.
Mending Makes minor repairs on an object.
Message Whispered conversation at distance.
Minor Disguise You use magic to make minor, cosmetic changes in your appearance.
Open/Close Opens or closes small or light things.
Prestidigitation Performs minor tricks.
Read Magic Read scrolls and spellbooks.
Resistance Subject gains +1 on saving throws.
Songbird Your control over your voice improves, your unruly hair straightens, and your flesh radiates a healthy glow. You’re ready for showtime.
Song of Serenity You channel positive energy through your song, rejuvenating a fatigued target.
Summon Instrument Summons one instrument of the caster’s choice.

 

1st-Level Bard Spells
Alarm Wards
an area for 2 hours/level.
Ale Goggles The
target perceives everyone else as having a +4 circumstance bonus to his
or her Appearance.
Allure The
recipient of this spell becomes more desirable, likeable, and popular. (New)
Animate
Image
This
spell creates a visual representation of a piece of text or static graphic.
Animate
Rope
Makes
a rope move at your command.
Anticipate
Peril
A
creature affected by anticipate peril gains a preternatural sense of danger.
Apollo’s
Blessing
counters
all darkness spells, those within the spell’s radius receive bonuses
on Perform and Heal checks.
Block
the Seed
You
are incapable of getting someone pregnant or becoming impregnated for the
duration of this spell.
Cause
Fear
One
creature of 5 HD or less flees for 1d4 rounds.
Charm
Person
Makes
one person your friend.
Cheat Caster
rerolls when determining the success of a game of chance. (New)
Comprehend
Languages
You
understand all spoken and written languages.
Corrupt
Weapon
Weapon
confirms critical hits against good foes. (New)
Critical
Strike
Upon
uttering the ancient phrase that completes the spell, you feel the weapon
in your hand drawn toward a creature standing nearby.
Cure
Light Wounds
Cures
1d8 damage +1/level (max +5).
Detect
Secret Doors
Reveals
hidden doors within 60 ft.
Disguise
Self
Changes
your appearance.
Distract The
targets are distracted as they study—anything and everything gets their
attention, if just for a moment.
Erase Mundane
or magical writing vanishes.
Expeditious
Retreat
Your
speed increases by 30 ft.
Extract
Drug
Creates drug from inanimate object. (New)
Feather
Fall
Objects
or creatures fall slowly.
Friendly
Face
Everyone
you meet sees you as friendly and nonthreatening. (New)
Fury
Eyes
Your
fiery eyes give you an intimidating presence. (New)
Grease Makes
10-ft. square or one object slippery.
Harmony When
you play your instrument, sing your song, recite your epic poem, you fill
your allies with greater confidence than normal.
Hideous
Laughter
Subject
loses actions for 1 round/ level.
Honoring
the Host
Subject
praised or shamed, influencing reactions of witnesses accordingly. (New)
Hot
Foot
With
a successful ranged touch attack, magical flames spring to life on the target’s
feet. (New)
Hypnotism Fascinates
2d4 HD of creatures.
Identify Determines properties of magic item.
Invigorate This
spell banishes feelings of weariness. For the duration, the subject takes
no penalties from the fatigued or exhausted conditions.
Joyful
Noise
You
create sonic vibrations that negate any magical silence effect in the area.
Lesser
Confusion
One
creature is confused for 1 round.
Little
Dipper
A
small ladle of glittery lights pours water at your command.
Magic
Mouth
Speaks
once when triggered.
Magic
Aura
Alters
object’s magic aura.
No
Light
Prevents
normal light from illuminating. (New)
Obscure
Object
Masks
object against scrying.
Phantom
Musician
This
spell causes a Musical instrument to hover above the ground and allows it to animate and play. (New)
Quickswim This
spell increases your base swim speed by
10 feet; this adjustment counts as an enhancement bonus.
Ray
of Hope
Subject,
gains a +2 morale bonus on saving throws, attack rolls, ability checks,
and skill checks.
Remove
Fear
Suppresses
fear or gives +4 on saves against fear for one subject + one per four levels.
Remove
Scent
With
a touch of a wax-covered finger to the subject, you inhale deeply and smell
nothing.
Serene
Visage
You
gain an insight bonus equal to one-half your caster level (maximum +10)
on Bluff checks.
Share
Sensation
This
spell enables you to feel physical sensations just like your target feels.
Silent
Image
Creates
minor illusion of your design.
Silver
Tongue
Gain
+10 bonus to 1 Charisma based
skill check, affects 1 sentence only (New)
Sleep Puts
4 HD of creatures into magical slumber.
Sorrow Subject takes –3 penalty on attacks, saves, and checks. (New)
Summon
Monster I
Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you.
Undetectable
Alignment
Conceals
alignment for 24 hours.
Unnatural
Lust
Your
target is filled with lust and desire for a single creature or object as
designated by you at the time of casting
Unseen
Servant
Invisible
force obeys your commands.
Ventriloquism Throws
voice for 1 min./level.
Vision
of Exquisite Pleasure
Images
of tantalizing and overwhelming sexual pleasure consume the affected target,
causing him to pause in his tracks and revel in eroticism.

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2nd-Level Bard Spells
Addiction Subject
becomes addicted to a drug. (New)
Alter
Self
Assume form
of a similar creature.
Animal
Messenger
Sends a
Tiny animal to a specific place.
Animal
Trance
Fascinates
2d6 HD of animals.
Aura
of Glory
You invoke
the holy words and a soft golden light radiates from you. You feel surer
of yourself, bolstered by the power of your beliefs.
Beguile As Charm
Person
, except target is romantically inclined towards you. (New)
Big
Dipper
A large
ladle of glittery lights pours refreshments at your command.
Blindness/Deafness Makes subject
blind or deaf.
Blur Attacks
miss subject 20% of the time.
Broca’s
Curse of Babble
One subject
can speak only babble. (New)
Calm
Emotions
Calms creatures,
negating emotion effects.
Cat’s
Grace
Subject
gains +4 to Dexterity for 1 min./level.
Circle
Dance
You divine
the relative direction and condition of another creature.
Cloak
of Silence
Sometimes
there are situations in which you don’t want to be heard — and
yet, you have to speak. (New)
Cure
Moderate Wounds
Cures 2d8
damage +1/level (max +10).
Dance
of Ruin
Nondemons
take 2d20 damage. (New)
Darkness 20-ft. radius
of supernatural shadow.
Daze
Monster
Living creature
of 6 HD or less loses next action.
Delay
Poison
Stops poison
from harming subject for 1 hour/ level.
Detect
Thoughts
Allows “listening”
to surface thoughts.
Discord Hidden hostilities
become prevalent. (New)
Eagle’s
Splendor
Subject
gains +4 to Charisma for 1 min./level.
Elation Your allies
become elated, full of energy and joy.
Eminently
Talented
This spell
grants a caster a +5 competance bonus on Perform (sexual techniques) checks.
Enthrall Captivates all within 100 ft. + 10 ft./level.
Escape of the Snake Skin becomes flexible, +10 bonus to Escape Artist checks. (New)
Fleet Feet of Hermes This spell increases your base land speed by 60 feet. (New)
Fool’s Gold This spell makes metal objects, such as a bronze statue or a handful of copper coins, appear to be made of gold.
Gold Finder You can sense the presence of gold within the range of the spell.
Fox’s Cunning Subject gains +4 to Intelligence for 1 min./level.
Ghostbane Dirge The target coalesces into a semi-physical form for a short period of time.
Glitterdust Blinds creatures, outlines invisible creatures.
Heroism Gives +2 on attack rolls, saves, skill checks.
Hero’s Visage The caster emanates an aura of greatness, appearing like a hero of ancient legend, who only the bravest dare to approach, let alone fight.
Hold Person Paralyzes one humanoid for 1 round/level.
Hypnotic
Pattern
Fascinates (2d4 + level) HD of creatures.
Karma You become more charismatic, more intelligent, and wiser.
Invisibility Subject
is invisible for 1 min./level or until it attacks.
Irritating
Sniveler
Subject
appears to be continuously sniveling. (New)
Limited
Telepathy
This spell
enables you to create a connection with one other creature with an Intelligence
score of 6 or higher within range.
Locate
Object
Senses direction
toward object (specific or type).
Mantle
of Love
You imbue
the subject with magical energy that protects her from harm, granting her
a +4 morale bonus on all saves.
Mindless
Rage
You fill
the subject with so great a rage that it can do nothing but focus on engaging
you in personal physical combat.
Minor
Image
As silent
image, plus some sound.
Mirror
Image
Creates
decoy duplicates of you (1d4 +1 per three levels, max 8).
Misdirection Misleads
divinations for one creature or object.
Peacock’s
Beauty
(Hera’s)
The transmuted
creature becomes more attractive
Physique You become
more agile, more resilient, and stronger.
Pyrotechnics Turns fire
into blinding light or choking smoke.
Rage Gives +2
to Strength and Constitution, +1 on Will saves, -2 to AC.
Rainbow
Spray
A spray
of rainbow colors stuns and blinds your enemies.
Resist
Temptation
The caster
becomes hardened to sexual advances and magical effects that entice him.
Scare Panics creatures
of less than 6 HD.
Shatter Sonic vibration
damages objects or crystalline creatures.
Shriek Subjects
within burst are shaken.
Silence Negates
sound in 20-ft. radius.
Snapdragon
Fireworks
A favorite
display at midsummer festivals, this spell lets you create fireworks in
the shape of tiny dragons.
Song
of Festering Death
Subject
takes 2d6 damage per round while caster concentrates. (New)
Sound
Burst
Deals 1d8
sonic damage to subjects; may stun them.
Suggestion Compels
subject to follow stated course of action.
Summon
Monster II
Calls extraplanar
creature to fight for you.
Summon
Swarm
Summons
swarm of bats, rats, or spiders.
Tongues Speak any
language.
Touch
Me Not
This spell
charges your body with protective energy.
Vertigo Subject
dizzied, -4 to Dexterity (New)
Wave
of Grief
All within
cone take –3 penalty on attacks, saves, and checks. (New)
Whirling
Blade
As you cast
this spell, you hurl a single slashing weapon at your foes. (New)
Whispering
Wind
Sends a
short message 1 mile/level

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3rd-Level
Bard Spells
Adoration One subject cannot attack you. (New)
Ale
Goggles, Mass
This
spell functions as ale goggles,
except that it affects multiple creatures.
Analyze
portal
you
know the sizes and locations of any magic portals in the area. (New)
Apollo’s
Grace
Through
your song, you channel positive energy into your touch, granting temporary
hit points. (New)
Aversion The
target of this spell becomes repulsed and completely disgusted. (New)
Babble Victims
in 20+5 ft per caster level cone speak babble (New)
Beauty’s
Caress
When
touched, the target becomes much more attractive, poised, and self-confident.
Blink You
randomly vanish and reappear for 1 round/level.
Celebration You
cause any creatures in the area to feel increasingly more intoxicated the
longer you perform a drinking song.
Charm
Monster
Makes
monster believe it is your ally.
Clairaudience/Clairvoyance Hear
or see at a distance for 1 min./level.
Combat
Blessing
By invoking the favour of the gods, the caster augments the combat prowess
of himself and his allies.
Confusion Subjects
behave oddly for 1 round/level.
Crushing
Despair
Subjects
take -2 on attack rolls, damage rolls, saves, and checks.
Cure
Serious Wounds
Cures
3d8 damage +1/level (max +15).
Curse
of the Putrid Husk
Subject
is unconscious for 1d10 minutes. (New)
Curse
of the Suspicious Mind
Renders
subject completely paranoid for 1 hour per level. (New)
Dance
Macabre
Dance
holds 1 target per level. (New)
Daylight 60-ft.
radius of bright light.
Deep
Slumber
Puts
10 HD of creatures to sleep.
Dispel
Magic
Cancels
magical spells and effects.
Displacement Attacks
miss subject 50%.
Empathic
Surge
You
broadcast your emotions to those around you— if they fail their saves,
those nearby suddenly feel exactly the way you do. (New)
Fascinate The
victim to become intrigued and infatuated with the caster. (New)
Fear Subjects
within cone flee for 1 round/level.
Gaseous
Form
Subject
becomes insubstantial and can fly slowly.
Geas,
Lesser
Commands subject of 7 HD or less.
Glibness You
gain +30 bonus on Bluff checks, and your
lies can escape magical discernment.
Good
Hope
Subjects
gain +2 on attack rolls, damage rolls, saves, and checks.
Haste One
creature/level moves faster, +1 on attack rolls, AC, and Reflex saves.
Haunting
Tune
The
spell wrapped within your music makes even the most hard-hearted quail. (New)
Illusory
Script
Only
intended reader can decipher.
Imagery Your
music projects an image into peoples’ minds. (New)
Invisibility
Sphere
Makes
everyone within 10 ft. invisible.
Major
Image
As
silent image, plus sound, smell and thermal effects.
Orgasmic
Vibrations
A
grand, shuddering orgasm overwhelms a living creature that fails its saving
throw, making the creature dazed for the duration of the spell.
Phantom
Steed
Magic
horse appears for 1 hour/level.
Remove
Curse
Frees
object or person from curse.
Repulsiveness The
target becomes hideous to gave upon, taking 1d6 points of Appearance damage
per caster level (maximum 5d6).
Sadism For
every 10 hp damage caster deals, he gains +1 on attacks, saves, and checks.
(New)
Scrying Spies
on subject from a distance.
Sculpt
Sound
Creates
new sounds or changes existing ones.
Secret
Page
Changes
one page to hide its real content.
See
Invisibility
Reveals
invisible creatures or objects.
Sepia
Snake Sigil
Creates
text symbol that immobilizes reader.
Siren’s
Call
The targets of this spell hear a sudden, distant song that instills in them
a longing for the sea.
Slow One
subject/level takes only one action/round, -1 to AC, reflex saves, and attack
rolls.
Speak
with Animals
You can communicate with animals.
Stunning
Screech
.
All
within 30 ft. are stunned for 1 round. (New)
Summon
Monster III
Calls
extraplanar creature to fight for you.
Tiny
Hut
Creates
shelter for ten creatures
Virgin
Innocence
Makes
target believe the caster is innocent of one deed (New)

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4th-Level
Bard Spells
Amnesia This
spell causes the target to forget who he is and where he is from. (New)
Bloodcurdling
Scream
Subjects
within burst flee for 1 round/level. (New)
Break
Enchantment
Frees
subjects from enchantments, alterations, curses, and petrification.
Cat’s
Grace, Greater
This
spell functions like cat’s grace,
except as noted above.
Cure
Critical Wounds
Cures
4d8 damage +1/level (max +20).
Deceptive
Object
Subject
believes that an item is something else that it really is. (New)
Detect
Scrying
Alerts
you of magical eavesdropping.
Dimension
Door
Teleports
you short distance.
Dolorous
Motes
This
spell creates flickering motes of light that cause intense mental anguish.
Dominate
Person
Controls humanoid telepathically.
Eagle’s
splendor, Greater
This
spell functions like eagle’s
splendor
, except as noted.
Empathic
Transfer
As empathic surge, but you tap the
emotions of another creature within 30 feet and broadcast that individual’s
emotions to the target area. (New)
False
Success of the Fool
Subject
believes that he completed the task at hand despite being not the case.
(New)
Flowsight By
touching a nearby source of water—you can perceive creatures and objects
in contact with the water.
Freedom
of Movement
Subject moves normally despite impediments.
Ghostbane
Dirge, Mass
This
spell functions as ghostbane dirge, except that it affects multiple targets.
Hallucinatory
Terrain
Makes
one type of terrain appear like another (field into forest, or the like).
Hold
Monster
As
hold person, but any creature.
Improved
Cat’s Grace
As Cat’s Grace , but with a longer duration.
Improved eagle’s splendor As eagle’s splendor , but
with a longer duration.
Improved
Erase
This
spell functions as erase except that it
can affect all magical symbols, including all symbol spells.
Improved Fox’s Cunning As fox’s cunning, but with a
longer duration.
Improved
Karma
This
spell functions like Karma, except as noted
above.
Improved
Physique
As physique, but with a longer duration.
Insistent
Beat
Subjects
are at –4 on mental ability and skill checks. (New)
Invisibility,
Greater
As
invisibility, but subject can attack and stay invisible.
Legend
Lore
Lets
you learn tales about a person, place, or thing.
Locate
Creature
Indicates
direction to familiar creature.
Mark
of Apollo
You
draw an indelible mark on the subject worthy of Apollo’s blessings.
(New)
Martyr’s
Cry
Scream,
if caster dies in 1 hr, all who heard scream save or cursed(New)
Masque The
bard looks like multiple targets close friends (New)
Mind
to Mind
This spell links the caster with one other individual.
Modify
Memory
Changes
5 minutes of subject’s memories.
Neutralize
Poison
Immunizes subject against poison, detoxifies venom in or on subject.
Rainbow
Pattern
Lights fascinate 24 HD of creatures.
Repel
Vermin
Insects, spiders, and other vermin stay 10 ft. away.
Secure
Shelter
Creates
sturdy cottage.
Seduction Come to me. (New)
Shadow
Conjuration
Mimics conjuring below 4th level, but only 20% real.
Shout Deafens
all within cone and deals 5d6 sonic damage.
Sirine’s
Grace
Upon
completion of this spell, you are infused with unearthly grace and confidence.
Speak
with Plants
You
can talk to normal plants and plant creatures.
Succor The
spell prevents 1 negative energy level or level drain per 5 caster levels
(maximum 4 levels).
Summon
Monster IV
Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you.
Vision
of Exquisite Pleasure, Mass
The
spell functions as vision
of exquisite pleasure
except that it affects multiple creatures.
Voice
of the Dragon
You gain a +10 enhancement bonus on your Bluff, Diplomacy, and Intimidate checks.
Zone
of Silence
Keeps
eavesdroppers from overhearing conversations.

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5th-Level
Bard Spells
Adoring
Crowd
A
number of subjects within close range cannot attack you. (New)
Aim
of Sagittarius
Your
ranged attacks strike with uncanny accuracy. (New)
Malediction A
malediction is a more severe form of bestow
curse
. (New)
Cure
Light Wounds, Mass
Cures
1d8 damage +1/level for many creatures.
Dispel
Magic, Greater
As dispel magic, but +20 on check.
Dissonant
Chorus
Music
causes Wisdom damage, prevents
verbal spellcasting. (New)
Dream Sends
message to anyone sleeping.
False
Vision M
Fools scrying with an illusion.
Hedonist’s
Delight
Y
ou
confer on the subject heightened sensitivity to pleasurable sensations.
Heroism,
Greater
Gives
+4 bonus on attack rolls, saves, skill checks; immunity to fear; temporary
hp.
Mind
Fog
Subjects
in fog get -10 to Wisdom and Will
checks.
Mirage
Arcana
As hallucinatory terrain,
plus structures.
Mislead Turns
you invisible and creates illusory double.
Morality
Undone
.
Subject
becomes evil.
Nightmare Sends vision dealing 1d10 damage, fatigue.
Orpheus’s
Song of Sanctuary
This spell wards allies from direct attack. (New)
Persistent
Image
As major image, but no Concentration required.
Primal
Scream
5
HD or less take 6d6 sonic damage, greater than 5 takes 4d6, all subjects
must save or Scare. (New)
Seeming Changes appearance of one person per two levels.
Shadow
Evocation
Mimics
evocation of lower than 5th level, but only 20% real.
Shadow
Walk
Step
into shadow to travel rapidly.
Song
of Discord
Forces
targets to attack each other.
Soul
Shackles
Imprisons
soul of dead creature in talisman, from which caster can question it. (New)
Suggestion,
Mass
As suggestion, plus one subject/level.
Summon
Monster V
Calls
extraplanar creature to fight for you.

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6th-Level Bard Spells
Analyze
Dweomer
Reveals
magical aspects of subject.
Animate
Objects
Objects
attack your foes.
Apollo’s
Grace, Mass
This spell
functions like Apollo’s grace,
save that affects multiple subjects.
Apollo’s
Song of Healing
Through
your song, you channel positive energy into a creature to wipe away injury
and afflictions. (New)
Bestow
Greater Curse
Subject
takes –6 penalty to two abilities; –8 penalty on attacks, saves,
and checks; or 75% chance of taking no action.
Blind
Love
Subject
falls in love with any creature that you want him to. (New)
Cat’s
Grace, Mass
As Cat’s
Grace
, affects one subject/level.
Charm
Monster, Mass
As charm
monster, but all within 30 ft.
Cure
Moderate Wounds, Mass
Cures 2d8
damage +1/level for many creatures.
Eagle’s
Splendor, Mass
As eagle’s
splendor
, affects one subject/level.
Eyebite Target becomes
panicked, sickened, and comatose.
Find the Path Shows most direct way to a location.
Fool’s Forbiddance Through your antics and performance, you create an area of warding that adversely affects all enemies that dare enter it.
Fox’s Cunning, Mass As fox’s cunning, affects one subject/level.
Geas/Quest As lesser geas, plus it affects any creature.
Glam Dicinn Subject’s appearance and reputation changed forever for the worst. 
Heroes’ Feast Food for one creature/level cures and grants combat bonuses.
Irresistible Dance Forces subject to dance.
Karma Mass As Karma, but affecting multiple creatures.
Nixie’s Grace You feel a longing for cool waters, and a forceful confidence manifests within you. Your movements and thoughts become filled with grace.
Orgasmic Vibrations, Mass As orgasmic vibrations, except this spell affects multiple creatures.
Permanent Image Includes sight, sound, and smell.
Programmed Image As major image, plus triggered by event.
Project Image Illusory double can talk and cast spells.
Physique Mass As physique, but affecting multiple creatures.
Ray of Light You direct a short ray at the eyes of a target.
Scrying, Greater As scrying, but faster and longer.
Shout, Greater Devastating yell deals 10d6 sonic damage; stuns creatures, damages objects.
Sirine’s Song All within the area must make a Will save or become mesmerized by the music and be drawn to it. 
Sleep of Ages You throw the targeted creature into an endless sleep.
Smitten This spell operates similarly to the fascinate spell, however its effects are more extreme. 
Snowsong While the snow falls, allies in the area hear a soft, lilting song that bolsters their spirits and confidence.
Spirit Bow A phantom bow fire magical arrows at your enemies.
Summon Monster VI Calls extraplanar creature to fight for you.
Sympathetic Vibration Deals 2d10 damage/round to freestanding structure.
Wave of Pain Stuns all within cone for 1 round/2 levels.
Veil Changes appearance of group of creatures.
Youth and Beauty You return the vigor of youth.