Gravity Sphere
Level 7 Obstacle
XP 300

Sand and dust tumble across the ground toward a pulsing gray sphere.

Trap: The gravity sphere disrupts ranged attacks and pulls creatures that come close to it.Perception     No check is necessary to notice the gravity sphere.Arcana     DC 14: The character identifies the object as a gravity sphere.Initiative +5TriggerThe trap rolls for initiative at the start of the encounter, and attacks on its turn.AttackStandard Action      Close burst 5
Target: All creatures in burstAttack: +10 vs. FortitudeHit: The target is pulled 4 squares and slowed.Effect The burst creates a magical zone, imposing a -2 penalty to ranged attacks made inside the area, until the start of its next turn.Countermeasures     Strength DC 19: A character can reduce the distance pulled by 1 square with a successful check (immediate reaction).
     A character can attack the sphere (AC 23, other defenses 11; hp 50). Destroying the sphere causes it to explode in a close burst 5: +10 vs. Reflex; 2d10 + 5 damage, and push the target 2 squares.

Published in Dragon Magazine Annual.