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New Spell – Heal Scar

20 September, 2010

The aged healer knelt down by the young girl, her face and arm horrible  scarred from when he family’s house had burned.  “Close you eyes, child, and thank the Lord of All Cures,” he said and began to pray.  As we watched, a soft blue glow touches the scar and like cloth unraveling they were gone replaced by healthy skin.

Heal Scar

School conjuration (healing); Level Clr 3, Drd 4
Components V, S, DF
Casting Time 3 full rounds
Range touch
Target living creature touched
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw fortitude negates (harmless); Spell Resistance yes (harmless)

This spell is a minor and specialized version of regeneration that fully removes all scars, burn marks and other disfigurements caused by injury or disease. Small scars are removed instantaneously, extensive damage (such as full body burn scarring) can take up to ten rounds. It can be fully controlled to remove some scars and leave others. Properly applied, it can also be used to remove tattoos.

Heal Scar also cures 1d8 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +15).

Notes: Another “should there not be a spell that does X?” spell.  While you could use regeneration for the same effect it is a much higher level spell and many people would like to have their appearance restored if they are scarred or burned and not just out of vanity.

2 comments

  1. Good spell. Should be a great spell but the magic runs so free in D&D that it feels like an also ran. That is not a criticism on the idea however. Sometimes ideas that are a reflection of the game world are watered down by the shape and design of the rules especially the magic system.

    “I mean whats the point of us staying up all night arguing if there is… (OR ISN’T) a god if this machine only gives you his phone number in the morning?”
    HHG


    • It is a niche spell but I like niche spells.

      True, in a high fantasy (i.e. typical D&D world) it may not have much use, or it could be widely used in some communities, perhaps deformities from wounds and disease are virtually unknown among the elves. In a low fantasy world, it may be the only way to solve some problems. Playing around with magic is fun.



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