Shaman Archive

  • Shaman Class (5e) This base class clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After one page of introductory prose, we dive into the nice, flavorful lead-ins that characterize 5e-classes – this time around, we hear of sacred animals, living spirits and a properly animistic duality of an existence between the world of spirituality and the natural world. In case you were wondering: Yes, this class very much is indebted to the various real world mythologies and the shamanistic traditions. Shamans have their own spell-list, included herein, with spellcasting governed by Wisdom. Shamans begin play with 2 cantrips known and increase that to […]

    Shaman Class (5e)

    Shaman Class (5e) This base class clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After one page of introductory prose, we dive into the nice, flavorful lead-ins that characterize 5e-classes – this time around, we hear of sacred animals, living spirits and a properly animistic duality of an existence between the world of spirituality and the natural world. In case you were wondering: Yes, this class very much is indebted to the various real world mythologies and the shamanistic traditions. Shamans have their own spell-list, included herein, with spellcasting governed by Wisdom. Shamans begin play with 2 cantrips known and increase that to […]

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  • The Demon Shaman Base Class This base class clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Demon shamans as a class need to be non-lawful, non-good and get d8, 3/4 BAB-progression, good Fort- and Will-saves, 4+Int skills per level and proficiency with simple weapons, but not with any armor – they are subject to spell failure chances when wearing armor. Demon Shamans gain spontaneous spellcasting of up to 6th level, but learn all spells from their very limited spell-list, which focuses on anti-good-alignment, chaos-based trickery and summoning. The class begins play with Eschew materials as a bonus feat and […]

    The Demon Shaman Base Class

    The Demon Shaman Base Class This base class clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Demon shamans as a class need to be non-lawful, non-good and get d8, 3/4 BAB-progression, good Fort- and Will-saves, 4+Int skills per level and proficiency with simple weapons, but not with any armor – they are subject to spell failure chances when wearing armor. Demon Shamans gain spontaneous spellcasting of up to 6th level, but learn all spells from their very limited spell-list, which focuses on anti-good-alignment, chaos-based trickery and summoning. The class begins play with Eschew materials as a bonus feat and […]

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  • CLASSifieds: Skinwalking Shaman This alternate class of the druid clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Instead of nature’s bond, skinwalking shamen [sic!] can choose a domain from a limited list, but only receives the domain’s powers, no bonus spells. Furthermore, the shaman is treated as a full BAB-class for a round in which he only attacks with natural weapons/unarmed strikes. This replaces nature sense. Instead of a common wildshape, skinwalking shamans learn to turn into one specific creature from a list of 8 different choices for 1 hour/level (which should probably be class level…) and at second level and […]

    CLASSifieds: Skinwalking Shaman

    CLASSifieds: Skinwalking Shaman This alternate class of the druid clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Instead of nature’s bond, skinwalking shamen [sic!] can choose a domain from a limited list, but only receives the domain’s powers, no bonus spells. Furthermore, the shaman is treated as a full BAB-class for a round in which he only attacks with natural weapons/unarmed strikes. This replaces nature sense. Instead of a common wildshape, skinwalking shamans learn to turn into one specific creature from a list of 8 different choices for 1 hour/level (which should probably be class level…) and at second level and […]

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  • CLASSifieds: Shaman of Humanity This druid archetype clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages, so let’s take a look!   The shaman of humanity is a druid archetype that is available exclusively to those with human ancestry (including half-breeds). They alter their proficiencies and may actually wear metal armor, but also receive slightly diminished spellcasting. Their empathy only applies to domesticated animals or those under the effects of the anthropomorphic animal effect. Unlike the regular effect, though, the shaman learns to cast this as a spell-like ability that lasts for quite some time on his companion and said companion takes on the proficiencies of the shaman of […]

    CLASSifieds: Shaman of Humanity

    CLASSifieds: Shaman of Humanity This druid archetype clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages, so let’s take a look!   The shaman of humanity is a druid archetype that is available exclusively to those with human ancestry (including half-breeds). They alter their proficiencies and may actually wear metal armor, but also receive slightly diminished spellcasting. Their empathy only applies to domesticated animals or those under the effects of the anthropomorphic animal effect. Unlike the regular effect, though, the shaman learns to cast this as a spell-like ability that lasts for quite some time on his companion and said companion takes on the proficiencies of the shaman of […]

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