25 Rules – Caster Level Check

25 Rules – Caster Level Check

The Short Version

Caster Level Check = 1d20 + caster level

The Long Version

  • Class and racial abilities can add a bonus to the caster level check. Examples:
    • Elves get a +2 bonus on caster level checks to overcome a targets spell resistance.
    • The feat Spell Penetration grants a +2 on caster level checks to overcome a targets spell resistance.
  • A characters caster level is equal to her class level in the class she’s using to cast the spell.
  • Caster level can be adversely affected by temporary or permanent level drain.