Index of Spells by Descriptor - Chaotic

School Casting Time Source Book
Save - Res Level Comps
Dur Range Recharge
Expensive Focus
Expensive Material
XP Cost
Full Description
Abyssal Army
  Arc 9, Clr 9, Sor/Wiz 9  
    1 hour

Summons demons to fight for you.

Anarchic Storm (M)
  Arc 3, Clr 3  

Chaotic-aligned rain falls in 20-ft. radius.

Anarchic Water (M)
  Arc 1, Clr 1  

Makes chaotic-aligned anarchic water.

Chaos Hammer
Evocation [Chaotic] 1 standard action SRD
Will partial; see text - Yes Chaos 4 V, S
Instant (1d6 rounds); see text Medium General
Area: 20-ft.-radius burst

Damages and staggers lawful creatures.

You unleash chaotic power to smite your enemies. The power takes the form of a multicolored explosion of leaping, ricocheting energy. Only lawful and neutral (not chaotic) creatures are harmed by the spell.

The spell deals 1d8 points of damage per two caster levels (maximum 5d8) to lawful creatures (or 1d6 points of damage per caster level, maximum 10d6, to lawful outsiders) and slows them for 1d6 rounds (see slow spell). A successful Will save reduces the damage by half and negates the slow effect.

The spell deals only half damage against creatures who are neither lawful nor chaotic, and they are not slowed. Such a creature can reduce the damage by half again (down to one-quarter) with a successful Will save.

Cloak of Chaos (F)
Abjuration [Chaotic] 1 standard action SRD
See text - Yes (harmless) Arc 8, Chaos 8, Clr 8, Orc 8 V, S, F
1 round/level (D) 20 ft. General
Targets: One creature/level in a 20-ft.-radius burst centered on you
Focus: A tiny reliquary containing some sacred relic, such as a scrap of parchment from a chaotic text. The reliquary costs at least 500 gp.

+4 to AC, +4 resistance, and SR 25 against lawful spells.

A random pattern of color surrounds the subjects, protecting them from attacks, granting them resistance to spells cast by lawful creatures, and causing lawful creatures that strike the subjects to become confused. This abjuration has four effects.

First, each warded creature gains a +4 deflection bonus to AC and a +4 resistance bonus on saves. Unlike protection from law, the benefit of this spell applies against all attacks, not just against attacks by lawful creatures.

Second, each warded creature gains spell resistance 25 against lawful spells and spells cast by lawful creatures.

Third, the abjuration blocks possession and mental influence, just as protection from law does.

Finally, if a lawful creature succeeds on a melee attack against a warded creature, the offending attacker is confused for 1 round (Will save negates, as with the confusion spell, but against the save DC of cloak of chaos).

Demonic Blood Infusion (M)
    Ghostwalk Web
  Arc 6, Clr 6, Sor/Wiz 6  

Temporarily grant subject the fiendish template, may cause the subject to become chaotic and evil permanently.

Dispel Law
Abjuration [Chaotic] 1 standard action SRD
See text - See text Arc 5, Chaos 5, Clr 5 V, S, DF
1 round/level or until discharged, whichever comes first Touch General
Target or Targets: You and a touched evil creature from another plane; or you and an enchantment or evil spell on a touched creature or object

+4 bonus against attacks by lawful creatures.

Shimmering, yellow, chaotic energy surrounds you. This power has three effects.

First, you gain a +4 deflection bonus to AC against attacks by chaotic creatures.

Second, on making a successful melee touch attack against a chaotic creature from another plane, you can choose to drive that creature back to its home plane. The creature can negate the effects with a successful Will save (spell resistance applies). This use discharges and ends the spell.

Third, with a touch you can automatically dispel any one enchantment spell cast by a chaotic creature or any one good spell. Exception: Spells that can't be dispelled by dispel magic also can't be dispelled by dispel chaotic. Saving throws and spell resistance do not apply to this effect. This use discharges and ends the spell.

Fierce Pride of the Beastlands
  Arc 8, Clr 8, Sor/Wiz 8  
    1 hour

Summon celestial lions and celestial dire lions to follow you

Magic Circle against Law
Abjuration [Chaotic] 1 standard action SRD
Will negates (harmless) - No; see text Arc 3, Chaos 3, Clr 3, Sor/Wiz 3, Wuj 3 V, S, M/DF
10 min./level Touch 4 hours
Area: 10-ft.-radius emanation from touched creature

As protection spells, but 10-ft. radius and 10 min./level.

This spell functions like magic circle against evil, except that it is similar to protection from law instead of protection from evil, and it can imprison a nonchaotic called creature.

All creatures within the area gain the effects of a protection from law spell, and no nonchaotic summoned creatures can enter the area either. You must overcome a creatures spell resistance in order to keep it at bay (as in the third function of protection from chaos), but the deflection and resistance bonuses and the protection from mental control apply regardless of enemies spell resistance.

This spell has an alternative version that you may choose when casting it. A magic circle against chaos can be focused inward rather than outward. When focused inward, the spell binds a nonchaotic called creature (such as those called by the lesser planar binding, planar binding, and greater planar binding spells) for a maximum of 24 hours per caster level, provided that you cast the spell that calls the creature within 1 round of casting the magic circle. The creature cannot cross the circles boundaries. If a creature too large to fit into the spells area is the subject of the spell, the spell acts as a normal protection from chaos spell for that creature only.

A magic circle leaves much to be desired as a trap. If the circle of powdered silver laid down in the process of spellcasting is broken, the effect immediately ends. The trapped creature can do nothing that disturbs the circle, directly or indirectly, but other creatures can. If the called creature has spell resistance, it can test the trap once a day. If you fail to overcome its spell resistance, the creature breaks free, destroying the circle. A creature capable of any form of dimensional travel (astral projection, blink, dimension door, etherealness, gate, plane shift, shadow walk, teleport, and similar abilities) can simply leave the circle through that means. You can prevent the creatures extradimensional escape by casting a dimensional anchor spell on it, but you must cast the spell before the creature acts. If you are successful, the anchor effect lasts as long as the magic circle does. The creature cannot reach across the magic circle, but its ranged attacks (ranged weapons, spells, magical abilities, and the like) can. The creature can attack any target it can reach with its ranged attacks except for the circle itself.

You can add a special diagram (a two-dimensional bounded figure with no gaps along its circumference, augmented with various magical sigils) to make the magic circle more secure. Drawing the diagram by hand takes 10 minutes and requires a DC 20 Spellcraft check. You do not know the result of this check. If the check fails, the diagram is ineffective. You can take 10 when drawing the diagram if you are under no particular time pressure to complete the task. This task also takes 10 full minutes. If time is no factor at all, and you devote 3 hours and 20 minutes to the task, you can take 20.

A successful diagram allows you to cast a dimensional anchor spell on the magic circle during the round before casting any summoning spell. The anchor holds any called creatures in the magic circle for 24 hours per caster level. A creature cannot use its spell resistance against a magic circle prepared with a diagram, and none of its abilities or attacks can cross the diagram. If the creature tries a Charisma check to break free of the trap (see the lesser planar binding spell), the DC increases by 5. The creature is immediately released if anything disturbs the diagrameven a straw laid across it. However, the creature itself cannot disturb the diagram either directly or indirectly, as noted above.

This spell is not cumulative with protection from law and vice versa.

Mantle of Chaos
  Arc 3, Clr 3  
    1 hour

You gain spell resistance 12 + caster level against spells with opposite alignment descriptor.

Maw of Chaos
  Sor/Wiz 9  

Area of energy damages creatures and disrupts concentration.

Protection from Law
Abjuration [Chaotic] 1 standard action SRD
Will negates (harmless) - No; see text Adp 1, Arc 1, Chaos 1, Clr 1, HB 1, Sor/Wiz 1, Wuj 1 V, S, M/DF
1 min./level (D) Touch 5 minutes
Target: Creature touched

+2 to AC and saves, counter mind control, hedge out elementals and outsiders.

This spell wards a creature from attacks by lawful creatures, from mental control, and from summoned creatures. It creates a magical barrier around the subject at a distance of 1 foot. The barrier moves with the subject and has three major effects.

First, the subject gains a +2 deflection bonus to AC and a +2 resistance bonus on saves. Both these bonuses apply against attacks made or effects created by lawfulcreatures.

Second, the barrier blocks any attempt to possess the warded creature (by a magic jar attack, for example) or to exercise mental control over the creature (including enchantment (charm) effects and enchantment (compulsion) effects that grant the caster ongoing control over the subject, such as dominate person). The protection does not prevent such effects from targeting the protected creature, but it suppresses the effect for the duration of the protection from chaotic effect. If the protection from law effect ends before the effect granting mental control does, the would-be controller would then be able to mentally command the controlled creature. Likewise, the barrier keeps out a possessing life force but does not expel one if it is in place before the spell is cast. This second effect works regardless of alignment.

Third, the spell prevents bodily contact by summoned creatures. This causes the natural weapon attacks of such creatures to fail and the creatures to recoil if such attacks require touching the warded creature. Chaotic summoned creatures are immune to this effect. The protection against contact by summoned creatures ends if the warded creature makes an attack against or tries to force the barrier against the blocked creature. Spell resistance can allow a creature to overcome this protection and touch the warded creature.

Summon Bralani Eladrin
    Planar Handbook
  Arc 5, Clr 5  

Summon a bralani eladrin to follow your commands.

Wall of Chaos
    Magic of Faerun
  Arc 4, Clr 4, Sor/Wiz 4  
    4 hours

As magic circle against law, except as once-sided wall.

Word of Chaos
Evocation [Chaotic] [Sonic] 1 standard action SRD
None or Will negates; see text - Yes Arc 7, Chaos 7, Clr 7, Drow 7 V
Instant 40 ft. General
Area: Nonchaotic creatures in a 40-ft.- radius spread centered on you

Kills, confuses, stuns, or deafens nonchaotic subjects.

Any nonchaotic creature within the area who hears the word of chaos suffers the following ill effects.

HD Effect
Equal to caster level Deafened
Up to caster level -1 Stunned, deafened
Up to caster level -5 Confused, stunned, deafened
Up to caster level -10 Killed, confused, stunned, deafened

The effects are cumulative and concurrent. No saving throw is allowed against these effects.

Deafened: The creature is deafened for 1d4 rounds.

Stunned: The creature is stunned for 1 round.

Confused: The creature is confused, as by the confusion spell, for 1d10 minutes. This is a mind-affecting enchantment effect.

Killed: Living creatures die. Undead creatures are destroyed.

Furthermore, if you are on your home plane when you cast this spell, nonchaotic extraplanar creatures within the area are instantly banished back to their home planes. Creatures so banished cannot return for at least 24 hours. This effect takes place regardless of whether the creatures hear the word of chaos. The banishment effect allows a Will save (at a 4 penalty) to negate. Creatures whose HD exceed your caster level are unaffected by word of chaos.