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The Sorcerer Celestial Bloodline has this power:

Heavenly Fire (Sp): Starting at 1st level, you can unleash a ray of heavenly fire as a standard action, targeting any foe within 30 feet as a ranged touch attack. Against evil creatures, this ray deals 1d4 points of damage + 1 for every two sorcerer levels you possess. This damage is divine and not subject to energy resistance or immunity. This ray heals good creatures of 1d4 points of damage + 1 for every two sorcerer levels you possess. A good creature cannot benefit from your heavenly fire more than once per day. Neutral creatures are neither harmed nor healed by this effect. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Charisma modifier.

(emphasis mine)

Does this:

  • target any (and every) foe within 30ft of the caster?
  • target a single nominated foe within 30ft?
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up vote 10 down vote accepted

The effect is a ray (as in one single ray), thus it can only hit a single target at a time.

While I agree that a text worded that way would otherwise be unclear, showing no effort to prevent the confusion (and the books are full of those unclear passages), in this case any means any one for sure.

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