Preview: ABC's of Magic (part 7)

The final three spells to be previewed in Path of Iron are featured below. I hope you've enjoyed reading up on some of these new options and are as excited as I am for the final release of Path of Iron!


School transmutation; Level druid 5, sorcerer/wizard 5, vanguard 5, witch 6
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S
Range medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target one object, structure, or construct (see text)
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw Fortitude negates (object) or Will half, see text; Spell Resistance yes (object) or no, see text
This spell reduces a created object, construct, or structure into its base components. An object falls apart into a scattered mess as its individual parts become undone; worked metal becomes clumps of ore, rope unravels into strands of fiber, carved stone becomes slabs of rough earth, glass is reverted to sand, and so on. A magic item can be targeted by this effect, though it gains a bonus on its saving throw equal to half its caster level (max +10). An artifact or similarly unique item cannot be targeted by this spell.
If used on a construct, the spell instead wracks the target with destructive force, dealing 1d6 damage per caster level (max 20d6) and affects the creature as if the spell did not allow spell resistance. A Will save halves the damage. Should this damage be enough to destroy the construct, it is reduced to its base components (as described above).
When used on a magic item or construct, only the materials composing its actual structure remain; material components used during the enchanting process or animation of the construct are not produced by unmake.


School transmutation; Level antipaladin 4, bloodrager 4, cleric 5, inquisitor 5, magus 5, sorcerer/wizard 5, vanguard 5
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S
Range touch
Target slashing melee weapon touched
Duration 10 min./level or until discharged
Saving Throw Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance yes (harmless, object)
You pass your hand over the targeted weapon, its edge shimmering and wavering. With a final touch, the weapons edge begins to gleam with deadly power, its bearer feeling a subtle pull towards the necks of creatures with each strike.
The weapon you target with this spell gains the vorpal weapon property, causing it to decapitate victims on a natural 20 critical hit. The vorpal effect can decapitate a number of victims equal to one-quarter your caster level (max 5), after which the spell is discharged.


School transmutation; Level bloodrager 2, cleric 2, druid 2, shaman 2, sorcerer/wizard 2, vanguard 2, witch 2
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S
Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target section of an object or structure within one 5-ft.-cube/level (S)
Duration 1 min./level
Saving Throw Fortitude negates (object); Spell Resistance yes (object)
This spell reduces the structural integrity of an object or a structure. Weaken structure affects one 5-foot cube of material per caster level; if the target is too large to fit in this area, only the portion within the area is affected.
The affected portion of the object or structure is made more vulnerable to damage, reducing its hardness by 10 (minimum 0) and reducing its hit points to 10 per inch of thickness; if the object already has less than 10 hit points per inch or thickness (such as ice or leather), it is reduced to 1 hit point per inch of thickness.
The effects of weaken structure are removed after the spell ends, but any portions of the structure damaged or destroyed during the spell remain that way.