Support Pillar
Hazard
Level 6 Blaster
XP 250

A pillar supporting the ceiling shatters, causing rocks to fall from above.

Hazard: Soon after the support pillar is damaged, it falls, causing the rocks above to fall in the immediate area.Perception     No check is required to see the support pillar.Dungeoneering     DC 12: The character notices structural imperfections in the pillar, indicating that it could easily shatter and cause the ceiling to collapse.Initiative 6TriggerWhen the support pillar is damaged by any attack (AC 8, other defenses 6; hp 1), the support pillar rolls initiative. The trap makes a single attack on its initiative count, and then the trap is destroyed.Attack • ZoneStandard Action      Close burst 3
Target: Each creature in burstAttack: +11 vs. ReflexHit: 3d8 + 6 damage.Miss: Half damage.Effect: The burst creates a zone of difficult terrain that lasts until removed.Countermeasures     At your discretion, certain powers or items could delay the support pillar’s collapse—for example, web, Bigby’s icy grasp, or a wall power.

Published in Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons.