Formless Druid (3.5e Prestige Class)
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|“||We thought we were hunting a wolf but when we came upon the beast we realized we had stood against the menagerie of creation itself and were doomed.||”|
|—One-eyed Peter,Human,Hunter, Manuscript of the last words of One-eyed Peter|
While other druids feel that the standard connection to nature through wild shape others desire more and realize the true power of this ability and learn to become a force of nature rather than simply understand it. By learning the wild shape advents you gain greater control over your forms and can become with nature on a personal level.
Becoming a Formless Druid
This Prestige Class brings wild shape into a complete package allowing for more versatility.
|Class:Level 5th Druid or Equivalent wild shape abilities|
|Saving Throws||Special||Spells per Day/Spells Known|
|1st||+1||+2||+ 0||+2||Wild Shape advent (1), Natural Spell Caster|
|2nd||+ 2||+ 3||+0||+3||Wild Shape advent (2)||+1 spellcasting class level|
|3rd||+3||+ 3||+ 1||+3||Wild Shape advent (3),Wild Armor, Alter Form|
|4th||+4||+4||+ 1||+4||Wild Shape advent (4)||+1 spellcasting class level|
|5th||+5||+4||+1||+4||Wild Shape advent(5)|
|6th||+6||+5||+2||+5||Wild Shape advent (6), Pure Elemental shifter||+1 spellcasting class level|
|7th||+7||+5||+2||+5||Wild Shape advent(7)|
|8th||+8||+6||+2||+6||Wild Shape advent (8), Formless tongue||+1 spellcasting class level|
|9th||+9||+6||+3||+6||Wild Shape advent (9)|
|10th||+10||+7||+3||+7||Wild Shape advent (10), Boundless form||+1 spellcasting class level|
Class Skills (6 + Int modifier per level)
All of the following are class features of the Formless Druid .
Wildshape: Levels in Formless Druid stack with your Druid level for determining duration, hit dice of forms, and the number of times per day the ability can be used.
Nature Lord: A Formless Druid treats anything he can wildshape into as an animal for the purpose of spells, class abilities, and skills. Any relevant DCs change by -10 for creatures without an intelligence score, -5 for Constructs with no master, +15 for intelligent creatures, +30 for dragons, and +40 for Abberations and Outsiders.
Spellcasting: At every other level you gain new spells per day and an increase in caster level (and spells known, if applicable) as if you had also gained a level in a spellcasting class to which you belonged before adding the prestige class level. You do not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. If you had more than one spellcasting class before becoming a formless druid, you must decide to which class to add each level for the purpose of determining spells per day, caster level, and spells known.
Wild Shape advent (Ex): Starting at 1st level and every level thereafter you may select on advent from the list below. Each advent enhances your wild shape ability and can be used as normal enhancement of the ability (i.e. when you gain a new size) The character can use his or her normal wild shape ability to take the form or size of any creature type gained below. The size limitation is the same as the character’s limitation on animal size to included new sizes granted by advents. The character gains all supernatural abilities of that advent
Large and in Charge: Able to change into Large forms.
Bigger is Better: Able to change into Huge forms.
Giant in the jar: Allows change into Diminutive and Gargantuan size forms.
Dust on the Mountain: Allows change into Fine and Colossal size forms. (Requires Giant in the Jar)
Fairy Tales Live: Allows change into Fey, Giant, Beast, and Magical Beast types.
Infested Shrub: Allows change into vermin, ooze, and plant type beings.(If you take the form of swarms all parts must be in same 5ft square to change form again.)
Everyman and not: Allows change into any Humanoid and Monsters Humanoid types.
Bump in the night: Allows change into Aberration and undead types. (May not change into construct based undead)
It's alive: May wild shape into constructs.
Rising Dragon: Allows change into any dragon.
From Beyond: Allows change into Outsiders
Do it again: You can use your Wild Shape class ability one more time per day form to included elemental forms.( May be taken multiple times)
Natural Spell Caster (Ex): You can complete the verbal and somatic components of spells while in a wild shape. You substitute various noises and gestures for the normal verbal and somatic components of a spell. You can also use any material components or focuses you possess, even if such items are melded within your current form. This feat does not permit the use of magic items while you are in a form that could not ordinarily use them, and you do not gain the ability to speak while in a wild shape.
Wild Armor (Ex): Any armor or shield the druid has equipped when using Wild Shape is treated as if it had the wild enchantment. (The wearer of a suit of armor or a shield with this ability preserves his armor bonus (and any enhancement bonus) while in a wild shape. Armor and shields with this ability usually appear to be made covered in leaf patterns. While the wearer is in a wild shape, the armor cannot be seen.)When wild shaping into a form that normally would have a weapon ( as described by the source book or determined by the DM) the Druid my use the weapons and are drawn when the form is taken. You must choose between this or Alter Form.
Alter Form (Su): A Formless Druid of at least 3rd level may use one Wildshape to apply templates to themselves, or give up a number of hours on their wildshape equal to the CR adjustment to apply templates to any form they can take. You must choose between this or Wild Armor.
Formless tongue (Ex): While wild shaped you can speak to as you normally could but speech is limited to basic words with short sentences. While wild shaped you may speak to any like creature such as if you were in a wolf form you could speak to any wolf or canine that meets the normal criteria for speaking.
Pure Elemental shifter (Ex): You may now wild shape into any elemental. The size limitation is the same as the character’s limitation on animal size to included new sizes granted by advents. You may use a normal wild shape use to change into an elemental.
Boundless form (Ex): The Druid gains the Shapeshifter template for their natural form. In addition, you may now change your form while currently wild shaped up to your wisdom modifier. The effect does not cost a use of wild shape but is dismissed when the chacter returns to their normal form . The size limitation is the same as the character’s limitation on animal size to included new sizes granted by advents. Duration of Wild Shape does not reset.
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