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Summary: A spellcaster with the ability to manipulate and infuse clay with magic.

Length: 5 levels; minimum level: 7.


ClayshaperEdit

You shouldn't underestimate clayshaper, archmage.
—Anha Kuriso, Halfling Clayshaper

Clayshaping was one of the earliest form of art invented by men. Some say, among the first mages exist the clayshapers, able to shape clay into wondrous creations. As many old magic techniques it was lost eons ago. But for some reasons, some still exist.

Becoming a Clayshaper Edit

Clayshaper are often tired of material component, why having to buy some misc items and look like a packrat when you can simply carry clay and use it for all you spells. Some are attracted to the clayshaper career by religious beliefs (Cleric of the God of Clay), scholarly interest or some obscure reasons.

Entry Requirements
Skills: Knowledge (Arcana) 10, Profession (Potter) 8.
Feats: Craft Construct.
Spellcasting: Able to cast Minor Creation.
Special: Must have built at least one Homunculus without help.

Table: The Clayshaper

Hit Die: d4

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Spellcasting
Fort Ref Will
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Clay Runeball, Clay Substitution +1 level of existing spellcasting class
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Clay Creation +1 level of existing spellcasting class
3rd +1 +1 +1 +3 Clay Transmutation +1 level of existing spellcasting class
4th +2 +1 +1 +4 Clay Manipulation +1 level of existing spellcasting class
5th +2 +1 +1 +4 Clay Golem, Greater Clay Transmutation +1 level of existing spellcasting class

Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level)
Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Knowledge (all skills, taken individually) (Int), Profession (Wis), Spellcraft (Int).

Class FeaturesEdit

All of the following are class features of the Clayshaper.

Spellcasting: At each 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 clayshaper, you must decide to which class to add each level for the purpose of determining spells per day, caster level, and spells known.

Clay Runeball (Su): A clayshaper gains the ability to place an area spell upon a small ball of clay. When the caly runeball is activated (with a command word chosen by the clayshaper), the spell’s area is centered on where the clay runeball is, even if the spell could normally be centered only on the caster. A clayshaper can only imbue one clay runeball per clayshaper level. Creating a clay runeball require 1 lb. of clay and a standard action (or spell casting time, whichever is higher).

Clay Substitution (Su): Each day, a clayshaper can create a special alchemical clay. She can create 1 lb. of such clay per clayshaper level per day. 1 lb. of such clay can replace 200 gp worth of material component or reduce the XP cost of a spell by 50 xp. This alchemical clay only last one day, afterwards it dry and become useless.

Clay Creation (Su): A 2nd level clayshaper can cast major creation at will, however she can only create object made of clay.

Clay Transmutation (Sp): A 3rd level clayshaper can cast transmute rock to mud and transmute mud to rock as spell-like ability at will. However it transmute from or into clay instead of mud. The DC is based on the clayshaper spellcasting class main casting ability.

A 5th level clayshaper can cast flesh to stone and stone to flesh as spell-like ability at will. However instead of stone, the spells affect clay. The DC is based on the clayshaper spellcasting class main casting ability.

Clay Manipulation (Su): A 4th level clayshaper gain the ability to cast telekinesis at will, she however can only affect clay or object made of clay.

Clay Golem: A 5th level clayshaper gain a Clay Golem for free, whenever she want to craft a clay golem she gain a 50% discount.

Campaign InformationEdit

Playing a ClayshaperEdit

Combat: As the original class.

Advancement: A Clayshaper typically return to his former base class, or simply go to another PrC advancing spellcaster after finishing her clayshaper career.

Resources: Clayshaper are typically loners, however some may group themselves and start a weird spellcasting guild.

Clayshaper in the WorldEdit

I knew these potter lessons weren't wasted time!
—Old Sherrot, Human Clayshaper

Clayshaper are often seen as archaic spellcasters, using weird clay to cast spells. Some say they are the ancestors of alchemists, other say they are only a bunch weirdos who happened to find something useful. Unlike the milkmagi.

NPC Reactions: NPCs tend to react to clayshaper the same way they react to other spellcasters.

Clayshaper LoreEdit

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

knowledge (arcana)
DC Result
11 Clayshaper are mages shaping clay.
16 Clayshaper can substitute material component or focus by a special magic clay.
21 Clayshaper are able to turn various object and even living things into clay.
26 Informations on a particular clayshaper.

Clayshaper in the GameEdit

Clayshaper are spellcaster using the ancient art of shaping clay.

Adaptation: Clayshaper are pretty generic thus are easily adapted.

Sample Encounter: COMING SOON

EL whatever: COMING SOON



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