Sunscorch - Mage
Level: Sor/Wiz 3
Casting Time: 1 Standard Action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Effect / Target: 1 or more creatures, no two of whom may be more than 15 feet
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: Yes
When a wizard casts this spell, one or more rays of heat emanates from his hand that attempts to strike the targets. If ranged touch attacks succeed, the beams bake the target for 1d4 points of damage per level (capping at 10d4), or 3d4+1 / 2 levels (capping at 15d4+15) if the creature is wearing armor or physically touching any metal weapon or item larger than a sword, including a shield. An additional ray is created for every four levels beyond 5th, to a maximum of 3 at level 13.
The sunscorch spell does not require sun, heat, or even warm surroundings to
work. However, a wizard cannot cast it underwater or through water, including rain or fog.