Converting PF1 spells to Starfinder: Absolution

Continuing the week’s trend of converting Pathfinder 1st edition spells to Starfinder, and the next spell in alphabetical is absolution. (You can find an index of the spells that have been converted to-date here).

The PF1 version of this is essentially a lesser version of atonement… which is potentially tricky since Starfinder doesn’t have an atonement spell. But it does have break enchantment, which is in the same vein. Absolution is also designed to help characters who have lost class features from violating a code of conduct… which also isn’t really a thing in Starfinder. But there IS the Divine Blessing feat, which we can work in to at least include a note of the forgiveness concept, which means GMs who like to build their own curses and powers and campaign universes will have this in their toolbox if they need it.

Classes mystic 4
School abjuration
Casting Time 1 round
Range touch
Targets living creature touched
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance yes

You purge impure or artificially implanted thoughts from the target’s mind and fill them with exultant relief at the forgiveness for their failings. This spell acts as break enchantment, except it only functions against enchantments with the charm or mind-affecting descriptors.

Additionally, if you cast this on a target (other than yourself) who has the Divine Blessing feat and changes what deity they worship to the deity you worship, they gain the benefits of Divine Blessing for their new deity immediately (rather than having to wait until they gain your next level).

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About Owen K.C. Stephens

Owen K.C. Stephens Owen Kirker Clifford Stephens is a full-time ttRPG Writer, designer, developer, publisher, and consultant. He's the publisher for Rogue Genius Games, and has served as the Starfinder Design Lead for Paizo Publishing, the Freeport and Pathfinder RPG developer for Green Ronin, a developer for Rite Publishing, and the Editor-in-Chief for Evil Genius Games. Owen has written game material for numerous other companies, including Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, White Wolf, Steve Jackson Games and Upper Deck. He also consults, freelances, and in the off season, sleeps. He has a Pateon which supports his online work. You can find it at

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