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Bestow Curse

Source Starfinder Core Rulebook pg. 341
Classes Mystic 3
School necromancy (curse)
Casting Time 1 standard action
Range touch
Targets one creature
Duration permanent
Saving Throw Will negates; Spell Resistance yes


You place a terrible curse on the target, stealing either its overall competency or its ability to think and act on its feet. Choose one of the following.
  • The target takes a –4 penalty to ability checks, attack rolls, saving throws, and skill checks.
  • Each turn, the target has a 50% chance to act normally; otherwise, it takes no action.
You can also invent your own curse (see Afflictions on page 414 for a few ideas), but it should be no more powerful than those described above. The curse bestowed by this spell cannot be dispelled, but it can be removed with a break enchantment, miracle, remove affliction, or wish spell.

Casting this spell doesn’t provoke attacks of opportunity. Bestow curse counters remove affliction.