Empty Flesh

5th-level necromancy

Casting Time: 1 action

Range: Touch

Components: V, S, M (an empty pouch of skin)

Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour

Classes: cleric, druid, ranger

You suppress the vital processes in a willing or unconscious creature, suspending respiration, bleeding, and autonomic function while sustaining life through the target’s ki rather than its physiology.

The target gains immunity to damage caused by blood loss, disease, drowning, exhaustion, poison, and effects that would cause you to sleep or that require ingestion or inhalation. The effect of any poison is delayed until the empty flesh spell expires.

The effects of any potion, elixir, or similar magical liquid consumed while using empty flesh are similarly delayed. Once the spell expires, all potions and poisons take effect simultaneously. Empty flesh provides the target with immunity to ability score reduction to Strength, Constitution, or Dexterity, and the target has a 50% chance to negate any critical hit or precision-based damage such as sneak attack damage. In addition, the target takes half damage from necrotic and radiant damage.

While affected by empty flesh, the target suffers the effects of the poisoned condition (but are not poisoned) and have disadvantage on initiative rolls.

If you are adjacent to the target, you can spend 1 point of ki as a bonus action to negate this condition until the end of the target’s next turn. If the target has ki, she may spend 1 point of her own ki as a bonus action to negate this condition for 1 minute.

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