Fool's Gold

You turn a pile of base metal or lesser coins into a mound of gold.

Component Cost: Varies
Market Price: 125 gp
Key Skill: Arcana
Level: 3
Category: Deception
Time: 1 minute
Duration: Special

You create an amount of illusory gold that vanishes after a certain amount of time. The gold looks, feels, and smells like real gold and weighs as much as real gold. You create an amount of false gold equal to the amount you spend as the ritual’s component cost times a multiplier based on your Arcana check result. Your Arcana check result also determines how long the illusory gold exists. For example, if you expend 100 gp as the component cost and you achieve a result of 25 on your Arcana check, you create 1,000 gp worth of illusory gold that lasts for 4 hours.

Arcana Check ResultDuration/Multiplier
9 or lower1 hour/×2 multiplier
10–192 hours/×5 multiplier
20–294 hours/×10 multiplier
30–398 hours/×20 multiplier
40 or higher24 hours/×100 multiplier


Any creature can discern the true nature of the illusory gold by succeeding on a Perception check or Arcana check against a DC equal to your Arcana check result.

Published in Arcane Power, page(s) 155.