Shaper of Form, Redux (3.5e Prestige Class)

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Shaper of Form[edit]

She didn't have lockpicks, dammit. How'd she get out?
—Garum, Dwarf Sentinel

Bards occasionally tell tale, late at night, of primal beings at the very heart of existence that sometimes kidnap young spellcasters. These spirits of form test their captive like alchemists test and sample gold. If they find her wanting, they return her from whence she came without memory. The ones they find worthy become the Shapers of Form.

Becoming a Shaper of Form[edit]

The Spirits that create Shapers of Form do not care where the spells originate from, and will take up any spellcaster as long as they are skilled in the arts of transmutation. From wizard to duskblade, any spellcaster can become a shaper of form, regardless of raw power.

Entry Requirements
Skills: Craft (Alchemy) 5 Ranks, Craft (any) 8 Ranks, Knowledge (Arcana) 5 Ranks.
Feats: Spell Focus (Transmutation).
Spellcasting: Ability to cast 5 spells from the school of Transmutation.

Table: The Death Knight

Hit Die: d8

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Spellcasting
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +2 +0 +2 Like Begets Like (Su), Modify Self (Ex) +1 level of existing arcane or divine spellcasting class.
2nd +2 +2 +0 +3 Fortify Item (Su), Polymorph 1/day (Sp)
3rd +3 +3 +1 +3 Polymorph 2/day (Sp) +1 level of existing arcane or divine spellcasting class.
4th +4 +4 +1 +4 Modify Self (Ex), Resist Shape (Ex)
5th +5 +4 +1 +4 Like Begets Like (Magic) (Su) +1 level of existing arcane or divine spellcasting class.
6th +6 +5 +2 +5 As Above, So Below (Su)
7th +7 +5 +2 +5 Modify Self (Ex) +1 level of existing arcane or divine spellcasting class.
8th +8 +6 +2 +6 Like Begets Like (Larger) (Su)
9th +9 +6 +3 +6 Polymorph Any Object (Ex) +1 level of existing arcane or divine spellcasting class.
10th +10 +7 +3 +7 Disable (Sp), Modify Self (Ex)

Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level)
Concentration (Con),Craft (Int), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Knowledge (The Planes) (Int), Ride (Dex),Sense Motive (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), Survival (Wis).

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are class features of the Death Knight.

Like Begets Like (Su): Once per day per three class levels, the Shaper of Form can change one object of her size or smaller into a similar object of the same size.

Modify Self (Ex): At first level and every 3 levels thereafter, the Shaper of Form can gain one benefit from the following list.

Fortify Item (Su): Also at 2nd level, the Shaper of Form can increase the hardness of one object of her size or smaller by 1.

Polymorph (Sp): At 2nd level, the Shaper of Form can cast Polymorph once per day as a spell-like ability.

Resist Shaping (Ex): At 4th level, the Shaper of Form gains a resistance of +2 to transmutation magic.

As Above, So Below: Once per day at 6th level, the Shaper of Form can temporarily alter any non-living object of her size or smaller, changing it into another object of her size or smaller that the Shaper of Form is familiar with.

Polymorph Any Object (Sp): At 9th level, the Shaper of Form can cast Polymorph Any Object once per day as a spell-like ability

Disable (Sp): At 10th level, the Shaper of Form gains the power to ruin an item once per day.

Ex-Shapers of Form[edit]

Campaign Information[edit]

Playing a Shaper of Form[edit]




Shapers of Form in the World[edit]

But, I believe, overwhelmingly, that the greatest success in the world is to continue to change and better yourself; never allowing yourself to stagnate.
—Corus, Changeling Shaper of Form

Shapers of Form are ....

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Shaper of Form Lore[edit]

Characters with ranks in Knowledge (arcana) or Knowledge (religion) can research Shapers of Form to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.

Knowledge (arcana) or Knowledge (religion)
DC Result
11 Shapers of Form are mages specializing in transmutation magic.
16 Shapers of Form are more physically capable than most mages.
21 Shapers of Form are the creators and destroyers of objects.
26 Characters who get this result may learn about specific Shapers of Form.

Shapers of Form in the Game[edit]

Shapers of Form in society


Sample Encounter:

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Arcturus Morsen

CR 20

Male Human Fighter 6, Wizard 4, Death Knight 10
LN Medium humanoid (human)
Init/Senses +5/Listen +5, Spot +1
Languages Common, Draconic, Infernal
AC 29, touch 17, flat-footed 28
(+1 Dex, +12 armor, +6 deflection)
hp 157 (20 HD)
Fort/Ref/Will +15/+7/+14; +2 against poison, disease, sleep, paralysis, stunning, death effects, ability damage, ability drain, and energy drain
Speed 20 ft. (4 squares)
Melee +2 unholy, Icy Burst greataxe +26/+21/+16/+11 (1d12+11/19-20/x3)
Base Atk/Grp +18/22
Atk Options Power Attack, Spectral Strike 3/day,
Special Actions Agent of Death
Abilities Str 20, Dex 12, Con 16, Int 14, Wis 12, Cha 10
SQ Agent of Death, Stillness of Death, Pallor of Death, Dark Familiar, Horseman of Death
Feats Improved Initiative, Combat Casting, Combat Reflexes, Energy Substitution: Cold, Improved Critical: greataxe, Weapon Focus: greataxe, Weapon Specialization: greataxe, Power Attack, Quick Draw, Spell Focus: Necromancy, Greater Spell Focus: Necromancy, Energy Admixture: Cold, Improved Toughness, Maximize Spell, Scribe Scroll
Skills Concentration +10, Intimidate +10, Knowledge (arcana) +12, Listen +5, Spellcraft +14, Spot +6
Possessions +5full plate, +2 unholy Icy Burst greataxe, Ring of Protection +2, Ring of Protection +4, spell book, 500 gp

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