Corpse Explosion

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Distraught from the loss of a comrade, Amelia didn't think she could be even more horrified in her life until she witnessed her felled friend blown to bits right beside her.

School necromancy [fear, mind-affecting]; Level cleric 2, sorcerer/wizard 3
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (special)
Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target/Effect/Area 1 corpse, 10 ft. burst
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw Reflex half, Will (side effect); Spell Resistance no

The targeted medium or small corpse explodes, dealing D8/two caster levels (max 5) damage to all within 10ft. Those within 30ft must also make a will save or be shaken from the gruesome sight. Those that are already shaken are frightened instead. Those particularly close emotionally to the target may receive a penalty on the will save according to the GM. The corpse used can still be brought back to life by normal means, however all of the pieces must be gathered first. Animated corpses can not be the target of the spell until destroyed.

Author's Note: Translated from the World of Warcraft Deathknight spell.

Additional Ratings
Balance:
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 4.80 (5 Votes)
Utility:
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 4.20 (5 Votes)
Clarity:
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 4.40 (5 Votes)