Flame Blade

evocation [fire]

Level: druid 2
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Components: V, S, DF
Range: 0 ft.
Effect: sword-like beam
Duration: 1 min./level (D)
Saving Throw: none
Spell Resistance: yes

A 3-foot-long, blazing beam of red-hot fire springs forth from your hand. You wield this blade-like beam as if it were a scimitar. Attacks with the flame blade are melee touch attacks. The blade deals 1d8 points of fire damage +1 point per two caster levels (maximum +10).

Since the blade is immaterial, your Strength modifier does not apply to the damage. A flame blade can ignite combustible materials such as parchment, straw, dry sticks, and cloth.

The spell does not function underwater.