Doomed Shaman (Apath)
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Shamans use the power of nature, but not all such powers are benign. A shaman often falls under a curse, either as a price of power, or as a consequence of events. Such shamans often become be heroes among their people, combining elan and mystical ability.
This is a shaman archetype that carries a curse.
Publisher: Legendary Games.
Starting Wealth: 1d6 x 10 gp (average 35 gp.) In addition, each character begins play with an outfit worth 10 gp or less.
Hit Die: d8.
This doomed shaman has all normal shaman class features, except as noted.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency
A doomed shaman is proficient with all simple weapons but not with any armor or shields.
A doomed shaman casts divine spells drawn from the shaman spell list . She can cast any spell she knows without preparing it ahead of time. To learn or cast a spell, a doomed shaman must have a Charisma score equal to at least 10 + the spell level. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a doomed shaman's spell is 10 + the spell level + the doomed shaman's Charisma modifier.
Like other spellcasters, a doomed shaman can cast only a certain number of spells of each spell level per day. A doomed shaman does not use the spells per day from Table: Shaman. Instead, her base daily spell allotment is given on Table: Doomed Shaman. In addition, she receives bonus spells per day if she has a high Charisma score (see Table: Ability Modifiers and Bonus Spells).
A doomed shaman's selection of spells is extremely limited. A doomed shaman begins play knowing four 0-level spells and two 1st-level spells of her choice. At each new doomed shaman level, she gains one or more new spells, as indicated on Table: Woulting Shaman Spells Known. (Unlike spells per day, the number of spells a doomed shaman knows is not affected by her Charisma score; the numbers on Table: doomed shaman are fixed.)
Unlike a normal shaman, a doomed shaman need not prepare her spells in advance. She can cast any spell she knows at any time, assuming she has not yet used up her spells per day for that spell level.
This is a modification of the spells ability.
Doomed Shaman Curse
A doomed shaman suffers under an oracle's curse. All references to the oracle class, spell list, or levels instead apply to the shaman equivalent. This replaces spirit magic.
Doomed shamans learn a number of orisons, or 0-level spells, as noted on Table: Doomed Shaman Spells Known. These spells are cast like any other spell, but they are not expended when cast and may be used again. Orisons prepared using other spell slots, such as those due to metamagic feats, are expended normally.
A doomed shaman adds her spirit magic spells to her list of spells known, and at 4th level adds the spirit magic spells of her wandering spirit to her list of spells known, but only for the current day.
Way of Life Armor Bonus (Ex)
When unarmored and unencumbered, the doomed shaman adds her Charisma bonus (if positive) as a dodge modifier to armor class and CMD. She loses this bonus when she wears any armor, when she uses a shield, when she carries a medium or heavy load, or when she is denied her Dexterity bonus to armor class. The doomed shaman can use her way of life armor bonus with a shield.
Table: Doomed Shaman
|Special||Spells per Day|
|1st||+0||+0||+0||+2||Curse, orisons, spirit, spirit animal, spirit spells, way of life||2||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|4th||+3||+1||+1||+4||Hex, wandering spirit||5||2||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|8th||+6/+1||+2||+2||+6||Hex, spirit (greater)||5||5||4||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|10th||+7/+2||+3||+3||+7||Curse ability , hex||5||5||5||4||2||—||—||—||—|
|12th||+9/+4||+4||+4||+8||Hex, wandering spirit (greater)||5||5||5||5||4||2||—||—||—|
|14th||+10/+5||+4||+4||+9||Wandering hex (2 hexes)||5||5||5||5||5||4||3||—||—|
|16th||+12/+7/+2||+5||+5||+10||Hex, spirit (true)||5||5||5||5||5||5||5||2||—|
|20th||+15/+10/+5||+6||+6||+12||Hex, manifestation, wandering spirit (true)||5||5||5||5||5||5||5||5||5|
Summary of Changed Class Abilities
These abilities of the original class are lost or modified in this archetype:
- Spirit Magic
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