Spell Damage

Level 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Dice

2d4

2d4+1 3d6 4d8 5d10 6d12 5d20 7d20 10d20 14d20
Average 5 6 10.5 18 27.5 39 52.5 73.5 105 147
Hero Point +1 +d4 +d6 +2d8 +2d10 +3d12 +2d20 +4d20 +5d20 +7d20
Power Points 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 14 20 28
Expected damage (x1.4)^ 5* 8.5 14.5 25 39 55 74 103 147 206
Increase % n/a +70% +71% +72% +56% +41% +35% +39% +43% +40%
Damage per PP 8.5 7.5 8.5 8 7.9 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.4

 

^ Assume 2 creatures targeted with either a spell attack (66% hit) or a saving throw (reduced by 25% to 75%) use average of 70%

* Cantrips only ever affect 1 creature

 

It is assumed a damaging spell:

  • targets 2-3 creatures (10' radius) or 1 target for 2-3 rounds
  • has a saving throws (which on average reduce damage by 25%)

It will do the damage equivalent one level higher than its level if:

  • Only a single target for 1 round
  • a spell attack/roll to hit is required (assumes 66% hit)

It will do the damage equivalent one level lower than its level if:

  • Affects 4+ characters (35' diameter)
  • Targets 1 creature for 4+ rounds
  • is a battlespell/reaction spell (free action)

Minor modifiers that increase a spells effects

  • has additional effects

Standard diameters for area are shown below. Assume number of targets is proportional to the squareroot of the area

 

Rectangles

80' x 5' = 400 sq ft assume 3 targets

40' x 10' = 400 sq ft assume 3 targets

 

Circles

80' = 5027 sq ft assume 14 targets (14")

34' = 908 sq ft assume 6 targets (6")

27' = 573 sq ft assume 5 targets (5")

17' = 255 sq ft assume 3 targets (3")

 

Cone (Truncated)

55' x 25° = 660 sq ft assume 5 targets

45' x 16° = 283 sq ft assume 3 targets

26' x 90° = 506 sq ft assume 4 targets

13' x 90° = 123 sq ft assume 2 targets

 

 

Bonus Level Damage Description
       
-10 -3 x2 Catastrophic
-9 -2    
-8 -2    
-7 -2    
-6 -2 x1.5 Dreadful
-5 -1    
-4 -1    
-3 -1 +10% Bad
-2 0    
-1 0 - Unlucky
0 +1 3/4 Just made it
1 +1    
2 +2 1/2 Good
3 +2    
4 +2    
5 +3 1/3 Superior
6 +3    
7 +3    
8 +3    
9 +3    
10 +4 1/4 Spectacular
11 +4    

 

 

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