Control Weather

Thunderheads form on the horizon and race across the sky, bringing with them curtains of rain and slashing lightning.

Component Cost: 1,800 gp
Market Price: 4,500 gp
Key Skill: Nature
Level: 14
Category: Exploration
Time: 1 hour
Duration: Special

You change the weather outside in a 2-mile radius centered on you. The change is limited by the current season. Choose from the options below based on the season.

Season Weather Results
SpringHeat wave, sleet storm, or thunderstorm
SummerHailstorm, heat wave, or rainstorm
AutumnCold snap, fog, sleet, or windstorm
WinterBlizzard, windstorm, or thaw


You control the weather’s general tendencies, such as the direction and intensity of the wind or the degree of obscurity from fog, hail, rain, and snow. You cannot control specific applications of the weather, such as where lightning strikes. You can alter the weather among the available options as a standard action for the duration of the ritual, which is determined by your Nature check. Each time you choose to change the weather result, the new weather conditions take 10 minutes to manifest.

Nature Check ResultDuration
19 or lower2 hours
20—29 4 hours
30—39 16 hours
40 or higher 24 hours

Published in Player's Handbook 2, page(s) 214.