Cause Critical Wounds

Cause Critical Wounds
Level: 4
School: Necromancy
Sphere: Necromantic
Range: Personal
Duration: Special
Casting Time: 4
Area of Effect: 1 creature
Saving Throw: None

This spell is the reverse of Cure Critical Wounds. Instead of healing the creature touched, it causes damage. On a successful touch from the priest, the spell inflicts 4d8 + 4/level points of damage upon the target (up to a maximum of 4d8+40). The spell expires once the priest makes a successful melee attack or after 1 turn has passed. The priest gains a +4 bonus to hit the target. Magic resistance does not affect this spell.