concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you tap into the nightmares of a creature that you can touch or see within 20 meters, causing it to see manifestations of its deepest fears in a direction you choose for the duration, visible only to that creature. At the start of each of its turns for the duration, the creature must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 4d12 psychic damage and is frightened of the manifestations until the start of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage and and the effect ends.

On a critical success, it takes no damage and the effect ends.

You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 2d12 for each additional mana expended. If this spell is augmented to target additional creatures, this damage is halved.

  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • Visions of Horror. You can expend 1 additional mana to cast the spell as a reaction, which you use when a creature makes an attack against you.

    The damage is reduced to 2d12 and additional augments to the damage increase the damage by 1d12 for each additional mana expended, instead of the normal increase.