Level: Sor/Wiz 9
Components: V,S,M or F (see text)
Casting Time: 1 full round
Range: 100 yards + 10 yards/caster level
Effect: 5’ radius sphere + 1’ / caster level
Duration: Permanent or 1 round (see text)
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: See Text
Depending on the version of the spell you wish to cast, Magic Zone has three effects. When cast in any version, Magic Zone creates a sphere of magical energy. The Dead Zone and Wild Zone effects do extend under ground if the target area would include it. The Spellfire Sphere does not penetrate solid objects, but if cast in air or water it is a full sphere.
Dead Zone: To use this version of the spell, the caster must know the exact location of an existing Dead Magic Zone (DMZ). When cast, this version of the spell basically moves a section of the known DMZ to the target area of the spell. Dead Zone cannot be targeted on a person or object. This version of the spell is permanent. A Limited Wish will dismiss it back to its original location or a Wish will destroy it. The material component for this spell is piece of a magical staff that was drained of its power.
Wild Zone: This version of the spell is creates a sphere of magical influence just like Dead Zone, except the area is a wild magic area. To cast this version of the spell, the caster must know the location of a Wild Magic Zone, or have a Rod of Wonder. Wild Zone cannot be targeted on a person or object. This version of the spell is permanent. A Limited Wish will dismiss it back to its original location or a Wish will destroy it. The focus for this version is a pendant with the symbol of chaos etched on it and made from fools gold. If the Rod of Wonder is used in lieu of a known Wild Magic Zone, it is consumed in the casting.
Spellfire Sphere: Casting the Spellfire Sphere version of Magic Zone creates a ball of spellfire in the area of effect. It last for an entire round and causes 7d10 damage to any creature caught inside of it, no save. The Spellfire Sphere has a 10% chance of draining the most powerful magic item caught in the area of effect and using that power to sustain itself for another round. If it does drain an item and continue for another round, it again has a 10% chance of draining the next most powerful item in the area of effect and continuing for a third round. In theory a Spellfire Sphere could burn as long as there are magic items in its area of effect to power it. Artifacts are immune to this effect and intelligent items get a saving throw equivalent to its owner’s save. If the Sphere fails to drain an item because it is an artifact or intelligent item that saved, it burns out after that round. This version of the spell can be resisted but the nature of the raw energy makes it harder to resist, causing a -5 penalty to anyone trying to resist.