Death Magic: Any sort of spell or creature ability which causes instant death effects. PCs and NPCs must make a Fortitude save versus the death effect or be slain instantly. Certain spells and items can give immunity to instant death effects.

The main death magic spells, and the creatures they can affect, are:

  • Cloudkill (3HD or less)
  • Circle of Death (9HD or less)
  • Bodak's Glare (all levels)
  • Destruction (all levels)
  • Finger of Death (all levels)
  • Slay Living (all levels)
  • Wail of the Banshee (all levels)

Avasculate is also classified as a death magic spell, although it is not save or die.

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