Pathfinder RPG Reference Document
Pathfinder Reference Document

Effect Words

Effect words determine the overall outcome of a wordspell. A wordspell can contain more than one effect word, and it is possible for their effects to counteract one another. Effect words use the following format.

Name: This is the name of the effect word. Each word belongs to a group of similar words, noted in parentheses. Unless otherwise noted, an individual wordspell cannot contain two effect words from the same group.

School: This entry lists the school of magic that the effect word belongs to.

Level: This entry lists the classes that can learn the effect word and what level the word is for members of that class. Note that an individual wordspell can contain no words of a level higher than the wordspell.

Duration: This line lists the duration of the effect word.

Saving Throw: If the effect allows a saving throw, it is noted here along with the effect of a successful save.

Spell Resistance: If the effect word allows spell resistance, it is noted here.

Target Restrictions: Some effect words can only be combined with specific target words when arranging wordspells. If this is the case, the specific target words are noted here.

Description: This paragraph describes the effects of the word when arranged in a wordspell.

Boost: If the effect word can be boosted by the boost meta word, the effects are listed here. See the meta word section for more details.

Effect Word Types

Acid Words

Alignment Words

Animal Words

Armor Words

Binding Words

Body Words

Change Words

Cold Words

Command Words

Concealing Words

Death Words

Destruction Words

Detection Words

Dispelling Words

Divination Words

Electricity Words

Fear Words

Fire Words

Flight Words

Force Words

Gravity Words

Healing Words

Illusion Words

Illumination Words

Language Words

Life Words

Pain Words

Power Words

Sonic Words

Summoning Words

Teleportation Words

Time Words

Wall Words

Weather Words

Wounding Words