It's a Level 9 spell but actually it does not do much better than a Phantasmal Killer which is actually only a Level 4 spell - besides from the lower than 4 HD instant kill - so isn't this spell actually just a waste of a Level 9 slot for a Wizard/Sorcerer? Wail of Banshee does much better here, one saving throw only is always better than two, even if the DC is higher, IMO. --FireballNWN 07:06, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

It's an Area of Affect, unlike Phantasmal Killer. vs. WoB.. yeah, it's just useful if you happen to be illusion focused.. 10:01, November 20, 2011 (UTC)