Level: Sor/Wiz 8
Components: V, F, XP
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Effect: Personal 10-foot radius spherical emanation
Duration: Concentration, up to 10 minutes
Saving Throw: No
Spell Resistance: No
Shardenon’s Sphere creates a golden, shimmering sphere around the caster that permits nothing to cross it without the caster’s permission. Seven magic circle spells continuously rotate around gyroscopically and from the outside the interior is filled with dark smoke that not even darkvision or true seeing can penetrate. No sound escapes from inside and no object or effect may cross the barrier. Unwanted creatures may not travel inside by any means (not even plane shifts or teleports) and the spell counts as a force effect for purposes of excluding incorporeal and ethereal creatures.
Shardenon’s Sphere is a layered spell, similar to prismatic wall and can only be destroyed layer-by-layer. The table below summarizes the seven layers of the sphere, their effects, and the spell needed to dispel it. Shardenon’s Sphere is not affected by dispel magic, antimagic field, or a rod of cancellation.
|1||Shield||Blocks magic missiles, anvils, and Abjurations||Knock|
|2||Protection from Energy||Blocks all energy effects and Transmutations||Counterspell|
|3||Magic Circle||Blocks all outsiders and extraplanar creatures, Enchantments, and Necromancy||Passwall|
|4||Private Sanctum||Blocks sound, Divinations, and Illusions||Cloudkill|
|5||Forbiddance||Blocks teleporting, planar travel, and Conjurations||Freedom of Movement|
|6||Wall of Force||Blocks physical, incorporeal, and ethereal creatures and Evocations||Disintegrate|
|7||Resilient Sphere||Blocks all magic and psionics||Dispel Magic|
Focus: A sextant made of electrum.
XP cost: 300 XP.