Finger of Death

SchoolNecromancy [Death]
LevelDrd 8, Sor/Wiz 7
ComponentsV, S
Casting Time1 standard action
RangeClose (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
DurationInstantaneous
TargetsOne living creature
Saving ThrowFortitude partial
Spell ResistanceYes

You can slay any one living creature within range. The target is entitled to a Fortitude saving throw to survive the attack. If the save is successful, the creature instead takes 3d6 points of damage +1 point per caster level (maximum +25).

The subject might die from damage even if it succeeds on its saving throw.