Living Bloat

4th-level transmutation

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 60 feet
Components: V, S, M (a vile of putrid gas)
Duration: Concentration, up to 10 minutes.

Choose a creature you can see within range. The creature must succeed on a Constitution saving throw or its flesh begins to bloat and putrefy. Until the spell ends, the creature gains 1 level of exhaustion at the start of each of its turns, to a maximum of 5 levels of exhaustion. The exhaustion is removed when the spell ends. The creature is vulnerable to slashing damage. If the creature takes slashing damage, its skin is split open and the putrid gases are released. It takes 4d8 acid damage and the spell ends on the creature. At the end of each of its turns, the creature can make another Constitution saving throw. On a success, the spell ends on the creature.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 5th level or higher, you can target one additional creature for each slot level above 4th. The creatures must be within 30 feet of each other when you target them.

Usable by: Druid, Warlock, Wizard