Ignite (New Spell)

Michael O. Varhola

Following is a very low-level spell that could nonetheless be quite useful under the proper circumstances. It also seems to me the sort of transition spell that any wizard would learn on his path toward more complex and powerful flame-based evocations like Fireball. 

Evocation [Fire]
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: 5 ft.
Effect: One subject
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: Yes
This spell allows its caster to attack against a single target within 5 feet, rolling a ranged touch attack against creatures and automatically striking objects. Upon a successful hit the spell will inflict 1 point of fire damage and ignite easily combustible items (e.g., paper, hay, a torch).