Flame Strike

Flame Strike
Level: 5
School: Evocation
Sphere: Combat, Elemental (Fire)
Range: Long
Duration: Instant
Casting Time: 5
Area of Effect: Target, and enemies within 5’
Saving Throw: Breath half

Upon casting this spell, a vertical column of fire roars downward, striking a victim selected by the caster, along with every creature within 5 feet of the target. Those who fail on their saving throw vs. breath at -4 sustain 1d6 points of fire damage per level of the caster (up to a maximum of 15d6), and those who succeed receive half damage. This spell will not harm party members.