For the SR version of the spell, see Flame Blade.
Sphere: Elemental (Fire)
Duration: 4 rounds + 1 round/2 levels
Casting Time: 4
Area of Effect: Special
Saving Throw: None
With this spell, the caster causes a blazing ray of red-hot fire to spring forth from <PRO_HISHER> hand. This blade-like ray is wielded as if it were a sword that the caster already knows how to use, hence there are no bonuses or penalties. If the caster successfully hits with the flame blade in melee combat, the creature struck suffers 1d4 points of slashing damage, plus an additional 1d2+4 points of fire damage. However, it is not a magical weapon in the normal sense of the term, so creatures struck only by magical weapons are not harmed by it.