Butterfingers: A Nuisance Spell for Pathfinder

William T. Thrasher
Literal butter fingers.

The hand that holds the knife is much less deadly when it drops the knife, but who disarms themselves voluntarilly in an adventure game? Will this new spell, your spellcasters can now take the most nimble-fingered assassin and reduce them to a helpless fumbler.


School transmutation; Level bard 1, sorcerer/wizard 2

Casting Time 1 standard action

Components V, S, M (a mummified finger coated in butter or a specific brand of candybar)

Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)

Target one pair of hands

Duration 1 round per level (D)

Saving Throw Reflex temporarily negates (see description); Spell Resistance yes

The target's hands become frictionless. For the durration, the target must make a Reflex saving throw vs. the DC of this spell every time he attempts to pick up, hold, or use an object. On a failed save, the object slips from the target's grasp, falling to their feet. If this spell is cast on a target with more than two hands, you must specify which pair of hands you are afflicting with butterfingers. Additionally, the target of this spell suffers a -10 penalty on all Climb skill checks.