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Bestow Curse

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 247 (Amazon)
School necromancy [curse]; Level adept 3, antipaladin 3, cleric/oracle 3, sorcerer/wizard 4, witch 3

Casting

Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S

Effect

Range touch
Target creature touched
Duration permanent
Saving Throw Will negates; Spell Resistance yes

Description

You place a curse on the subject. Choose one of the following.
  • –6 decrease to an ability score (minimum 1).
  • –4 penalty on attack rolls, saves, ability checks, and skill checks.
  • Each turn, the target has a 50% chance to act normally; otherwise, it takes no action.
You may also invent your own curse, but it should be no more powerful than those described above.

The curse bestowed by this spell cannot be dispelled, but it can be removed with a break enchantment, limited wish, miracle, remove curse, or wish spell.

Bestow curse counters remove curse.

Bestow Curse, Greater

Source Pathfinder #82: Secrets of the Sphinx pg. 75 (Amazon)
School necromancy; Level cleric/oracle 7, sorcerer/wizard 8, witch 7

Casting

Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S

Effect

Range touch
Target creature touched
Duration permanent
Saving Throw Will negates; Spell Resistance yes

Description

You place a curse on the subject. Choose one of the following.
  • –12 penalty to an ability score, or –6 penalty to two ability scores (to a minimum ability score of 1).
  • –8 penalty on attack rolls, saves, ability checks, and skill checks.
  • Each turn, the target has a 25% chance to act normally; otherwise, it takes no actions.
  • Bestow one of the curses or variants in this article.
  • Bestow curse of the ages or unluck (Core Rulebook 557).
If a specific affliction is bestowed, the save DC of the spell replaces the usual save DC of the affliction. You can also invent your own curse, but it should be no more powerful than those described above.

The curse bestowed by this spell cannot be dispelled, but it can be removed with a break enchantment, limited wish, miracle, or wish spell. It cannot be removed with remove curse or suppressed with abeyance. The DC to remove the curse with break enchantment increases by 5.

Curse, Major

Source Ultimate Magic pg. 1 (Amazon)
School necromancy [curse]; Level cleric/oracle 5, sorcerer/wizard 6, witch 5

Casting

Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S

Effect

Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target one creature
Duration permanent
Saving Throw Will negates; Spell Resistance yes

Description

This spell functions as bestow curse, except the DC to remove the curse is equal to the save DC + 5.