Giant Vermin

School transmutation
Level cleric/oracle 4, druid 4


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, DF


Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target 1 or more vermin, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart
Duration 1 min./level
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance yes


You turn a number of normal-sized centipedes, scorpions, or spiders into their giant counterparts. Only one type of vermin can be transmuted (so a single casting cannot affect both a centipede and a spider). The number of vermin which can be affected by this spell depends on your caster level, as noted on the table below.

Giant vermin created by this spell do not attempt to harm you, but your control of such creatures is limited to simple commands (“Attack,” “Defend,” “Stop,” and so forth). Orders to attack a certain creature when it appears or guard against a particular occurrence are too complex for the vermin to understand. Unless commanded to do otherwise, the giant vermin attack whomever or whatever is near them.

Caster Level Centipedes Scorpions Spiders
9th or lower 3 1 2
10th–13th 4 2 3
14th–17th 6 3 4
18th–19th 8 4 5
20th or higher 12 6 8

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