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What is (probably) clear about this spell
- I cast a Storm of Blades. I provide a Greatsword as a material component, probably from the False Focus feat.
- If my Caster Level is 6, I create three such swords. Of course, I can boost it in many ways, as usual.
- Then I roll a ranged attack roll for each one — apparently using my BAB, Dexterity, and any other stuff normally modifying my ranged attacks in general, possibly even archery feats like Deadly Aim.
Then every sword that hits “deals the same damage as a standard sword of the type expended”, and this part is very unclear to me.
It looks like Divine Fighting Techniques and Sneak Attacks are applicable too because it is me who makes the attack rolls. Because this spell deals damage, it probably counts for “+1 damage per die” things like the Orc Bloodline Arcana.
What is this “standard” damage?
- 2d6, because this is the printed damage of a Greatsword
- 2d6+STR, because this is the standard damage of a thrown attack. This means that most arcane casters would deal less than 2d6 because of dumped STR.
- 2d6+INT (or another relevant ability score), because magic, and because I propel it magically
- 2d6+1.5*STR, because this is what a standard Greatsword attack deals in most situations
- Something completely different
Will this damage also change if I provide a sword of a bigger size?
- A Large Greatsword costs 100 gp and is within the limit of False Focus. At the same time, a Large Greatsword is not a standard one. Will it affect the damage dice?
- Would I have to accept penalties for using an inappropriately sized weapon? What if I also enlarge myself? A Gargantuan Shortsword and its 3d8 points of damage look impressive.
- Would Lead Blades work as intended (provided that this spell generally functions with thrown weapons) and make my Gargantuan Shortsword deal 4d8 points of damage?
Do I require proficiency with the said weapon?
It may sound a bit contrary to what the spell is likely intended to do, but it does not say that I don’t need to be proficient.