Good Save Or Cry spells for an Oracle?


Advice


My group is bad at doing AoEs, so my Oracle of Battle may need to branch out a bit into crowd control. Currently level 9, close to level 10.

What are some good spells to hit each of the saves/mess up large groups of enemies? I'm already got Wall of Fire from the Mystery.

Greater Forbid Action (Will)
Flame Strike (Reflex)
Hold Person (Will)
Bestow Curse (Will)
Sound Burst (Fortitude)

Any gems I'm missing?


Greater command is more useful than greater forbid action IMO. It may be getting late for burst of radiance (it's just 2nd level) but if you have persistent spell it will still be useful. Hold person and sound burst would benefit from that feat as well.

Wall of stone is good at blocking off part of the battlefield - enemies can break through it but may take time, or not think to do so immediately. It's also a handy utility spell.


avr wrote:
Greater command is more useful than greater forbid action IMO.

Are you kidding? Greater command gives targets an additional save every round to break free, while greater forbid action only ever allows for a single save.


Avoron wrote:
avr wrote:
Greater command is more useful than greater forbid action IMO.
Are you kidding? Greater command gives targets an additional save every round to break free, while greater forbid action only ever allows for a single save.

Huh, missed that. It must be due to the greater variety of effects you can get with command. OK, greater FA is better.


Burst of Radiance is one of your best level 2 options.
Holy Smite or Orders Wrath both impose damaging conditions.
Going into the spirit guide archetype with retraining opens up lots of options but costs you several revelations.
Hallucinogenic Smoke is a area effect nauseate which sickens on a save.


Greater Forbid Action is my goto for trash packs. I stopped using it on bosses...


Just wanted to ask does the oracle have any nice touch spells? I have been playing around with making a Ascetic mystery oracle which gets the equivalent of spellstrike but for his oracle spells.


Woodoodoo wrote:
Just wanted to ask does the oracle have any nice touch spells? I have been playing around with making a Ascetic mystery oracle which gets the equivalent of spellstrike but for his oracle spells.

You've heard of Bestow Curse, right? Right. Touch of Blindness, Touch of Bloodletting, Fleshworm Infestation and Black Spot all have their uses. Maybe Touch of Mercy too. At later levels try Harm.

The handful of specifically oracle spells aren't touch attacks that I know of but there's enough on the cleric/oracle list to keep you busy.


force punch and inflict spells


Against the right targets, some of the mind-affecting compulsion spells are fun:

Compassionate Ally
Terrible Remorse
Charitable Impulse
etc.

While not as obviously dominant as Hold Person, they're far more entertaining in application.

You haven't lived until you see the enemy boss stripping down to his underwear trying to give all his items to nearby creatures while you mop up all of his minions. (Best target is an enemy without beneficial spell casting, even better if it's a martial.)

Charitable Impulse

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