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Cold fire was a divine magic spell available to priests of Auril, the Frostmaiden. It could temporarily change hot flames into cold, or damage a cold-sensitive creature.[1]


This spell could be used on normal or magical fires of size up to a 20 ft (6.1 m) cube. The target had to be within 30 ft (9.1 m) of the caster and the spell lasted for two minutes. Higher level casters could extend this range and duration. The hot fire was immediately transformed into blue and white flames that radiated cold and inflicted cold damage on creatures that came into contact with them. The targeted flames had to be relatively permanent—cold fire would work on a small wall of fire but not on the instantaneous burst of a fireball, for example.[1]

If a creature that was vulnerable to cold was the target of cold fire, this spell did cold damage to that creature (instantaneously, like a fireball, but only targeting one creature). Higher level casters could cause more damage. If the creature managed to resist the magic of this spell, it took half the normal damage. If the creature was not especially sensitive to cold, then this spell had no effect.[1]


This spell required verbal and somatic components as well as the use of the caster's holy symbol or divine focus.[1]


This spell was believed to be recorded in a holy book of Auril called Revelations of the Icedawn and was only granted to her clerical and druidic followers.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Thomas M. Costa (October 2003). “Faiths of Faerûn: Prayers of the Frostmaiden”. In Chris Thomasson ed. Dragon #312 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 62.

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