Martyr's Touch: A New Pathfinder Spell

William T. Thrasher
Saint Perpetua & Saint Felicity

Generosity is a virtue, but even the most charitable have their limits. The truly virtuous are willing to give of themselves until there is nothing left.


School necromancy; Level cleric 3, paladin 4

Casting Time 1 standard action

Components V, S

Range touch

Target living creature touched

Duration instantaneous/1 hour; see text

Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance yes

You must succeed on a melee touch attack to cast this spell upon an unwilling target. Your touch heals 1d6 points of damage per two caster levels (maximum 10d6). This spell can heal damage in excess of the targets maximum hit points. Any excess damage healed becomes temporary hit points that disappear after 1 hour. However, this spell deals damage to you equal to the damage healed. You can't sacrifice more HP than your current hit points + your Constitution score, which is enough to kill you.

Martyr's touch counters and dispels vampiric touch.