Breath Of Life

conjuration (healing)

Level: cleric 5
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Components: V, S
Range: touch
Target: creature touched
Duration: instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless) or Will half, see text
Spell Resistance: yes (harmless) or yes, see text

This spell cures 5d8 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +25).

Unlike other spells that heal damage, breath of life can bring recently slain creatures back to life. If cast upon a creature that has died within 1 round, apply the healing from this spell to the creature. If this healing brings the creature up to –9 or fewer hit points, it comes back to life and stabilizes at its new hit point total. If the healing fails to bring the creature's hit point total up past –10 hit points, the creature remains dead.

Creatures brought back to life through breath of life gain a temporary negative level that lasts for 1 day.

Creatures slain by death effects cannot be saved by breath of life.

Like cure spells, breath of life deals damage to undead creatures rather than curing them.