Lakyu's Shadowfell Fire (5e Spell)

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Scales.png This page is of questionable balance. Reason: 1) There's no excuse for a spell to be "more powerful than usual". If a fireball is 3rd level and deals X damage, and spell Y deals 2X damage, then spell Y is greater than 3rd level. 2) Those 5-foot radius spheres are only going to be hitting the original target, unless there are creatures squeezing into that square. 3) I make the average 3rd-level damage to be about 135 (assuming the attacks hit and targets make their save half the time) - that will go up if the radius is increased. In comparison, a fireball deals 84 damage (assuming 3 creatures in the 20-foot radius).

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Lakyu's Shadowfell Fire
3rd-level Necromancy
Casting time: 1 action
Range: 120 feet
Components: V, S, M
Duration: Instantaneous

You take part of the power of shadowfell and create 2 spheres of black fire that will incinerate your enemies. Make a ranged spell attack for each sphere. On a hit, the target takes 4d8+ your spellcasting modifier of necrotic damage. On an impact, Each creature in a 5-foot-radius sphere centered on that point must make a Constitution saving throw, the targeted creature has disadvantage on the saving throw. A target takes 2d8 necrotic damage on a failed save and ignite in black flames, or half as much damage on a successful one and not be ignited.

for one minute, at the start of each of the ignited creature's turn, it must make a Constitution saving throw or take 2d8 necrotic damage on a failed save, on a successful one take half the damage. this fire cannot be put out by any non-magical means. As an action, a spellcaster can check using its spellcasting modifier against your save DC to put out the fire. on a success, the fire goes out. on a failure, nothing happens and the creature is still ignited.

At Higher Levels. At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 4rd level or higher you create additional spheres for each level higher of spell slot used.

Suggestion for DM: discovery tip for DMs: This spell is a bit more powerful than usual, and I personally suggest that it can only be discovered in a lost dungeon tome or similar. lakyus was a necromancer, who cheated death on more than one occasion with the aim of finding the ultimate necromancy.

"Death is only the first step."- Lakyus, the Elder Lich

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