Pathfinder RPG Reference Document
Pathfinder Reference Document

Power Words

Perhaps the most primal effect words, power words draw upon raw magic, using it to cripple and even kill the wordcaster's foes.

Blind (Power)

School enchantment (compulsion) [mind-affecting]; Level sorcerer/wizard 7

Duration varies, see text

Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance yes

Target Restrictions selected

This effect word causes a living creature to become blinded, whether or not the creature can hear the wordspell. This effect word's duration depends on the target's current hit point total. Any creature that currently has 201 hit points or more is unaffected.

Table: Blind (Power)
Hit PointsDuration
50 or lessPermanent
51–1001d4+1 minutes
101–2001d4+1 rounds

Stun (Power)

School enchantment (compulsion) [mind-affecting]; Level sorcerer/wizard 8

Duration varies, see text

Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance yes

Target Restrictions selected

This effect word causes a living creature to become stunned, whether or not the creature can hear the wordspell with this effect word. This effect word's duration depends on the target's current hit point total. Any creature that currently has 151 hit points or more is unaffected.

Table: Stun (Power)
Hit PointsDuration
50 or less4d4 rounds
51–1002d4 rounds
101–1501d4 rounds

Kill (Power)

School enchantment (compulsion) [death, mind-affecting]; Level sorcerer/wizard 9

Duration instantaneous

Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance yes

Target Restrictions selected

This effect word slays one living creature, whether or not the creature can hear the wordspell with this effect word. Any creature that currently has 101 hit points or more is unaffected.