Alteration Manifestations
Strange Magic 1

Alteration Manifestation Summaries

Level 1

  • Charge Atmosphere - Caster gains 1 temporary EP.
  • Cosmic Wards - Protective ether grants a +2 or higher armor bonus to AC.
  • Ethereal Fortitude - Caster has a +1 insight bonus to Fortitude saves.
  • Ethereal Reflexes - Caster has a +1 insight bonus to Reflex saves.
  • Ethereal Willpower - Caster has a +1 insight bonus to Will saves.
  • Infinite Insight - Caster gets a +1 or higher enhancement bonus to a mental ability score.
  • Kinetic Deflection - Whenever damage is taken, the caster instead loses twice that many EP.
  • Might of the Cosmos - Caster gets a +1 or higher enhancement bonus to a physical ability score.
  • Primed Blast - The caster's next blast etherspell deals an additional point of damage, plus an additional point of damage for every four caster levels.
  • Spiked Carapace - Melee attackers take 1 piercing damage per four caster levels, minimum 1.
  • Stellar Reflexes - Caster has a +1 dodge bonus to AC.
  • Ultraviolet Shift - Caster turns invisible, but effect ends if a move action or standard action is made.

Level 2

  • A Thousand Eyes - A plethora of disembodied eyeballs grant a bonus to initiative.
  • Ablative Ether - A smear of ether grants resistance 10 or more against one energy type.
  • Attuned Backlash - A burst of ether deals 1d3 damage to sources of damage of a chosen energy type.
  • Doppler Effect - Attacks made against and by the caster have a 10% miss chance.
  • Gravitational Lensing - Caster produces one illusory double.
  • Light Speed - The caster's movement speeds are increased by +20 feet.
  • Stellar Vitality - Caster gains 1d4 + caster level (max +10) temporary hit points.
  • Volatile Edging, Lesser - The caster's melee weapons deal an additional 1d3 points of force damage, but drain the caster's EP when swung.

Level 3

  • Ablative Ether, Flexible - A smear of ether grants resistance 10 or more against two energy types.
  • Energetic Buffer - EP regeneration rate becomes temporary hit points instead.
  • Energy Conversion Vortex - Caster can cast a free lesser blast etherspell as an immediate action after taking damage of a chosen energy type three times.
  • Ethereal Fortitude, Greater - Caster has a +2 insight bonus to Fortitude saves.
  • Ethereal Reflexes, Greater - Caster has a +2 insight bonus to Reflex saves.
  • EtherealWillpower, Greater - Caster has a +2 insight bonus to Will saves.
  • Magnetic Repulsion - Creatures that damage the caster in melee or while nearby are pushed away 10 feet.
  • Primed Blast, Rapid - The caster's next blast etherspell deals an additional point of damage, plus an additional point of damage for every four caster levels. Etherspell ends immediately after granting benefit.
  • Rapid Diffusion - The caster's maximum EP is reduced, but his EP regeneration rate increases.
  • Spiked Carapace, Greater - Melee attackers take 1d3 piercing damage + 1 per three caster levels.
  • Stellar Reflexes, Greater - Caster has a +2 dodge bonus to AC.
  • Whimpering Echoes - Creatures that attack the caster in melee are shaken for 1 round.

Level 4

  • Ablative Ether, Absorbent - A smear of ether grants resistance 15 or more against one energy type. Whenever a source of damage is absorbed, the caster gains 2 EP.
  • Alteration Cascade - Caster casts two 1st-level alteration etherspells and gains the benefits of both.
  • Attuned Backlash, Greater - A burst of ether deals 2d6 damage to sources of damage of a chosen energy type.
  • Charge Atmosphere, Greater - Caster gains 2 temporary EP.
  • Cosmic Wards, Greater - Protective ether grants a +6 armor bonus to AC and a +2 circumstance bonus to CMD.
  • Doppler Effect, Greater - Attacks made against and by the caster have a 25% miss chance.
  • Ethereal Resistance - Caster has a +2 insight bonus to all saving throws, but spends 2 EP whenever he makes a saving throw.
  • Volatile Edging - Melee weapons the caster wields deal an additional 1d6 force damage, and additional damage on critical hits, but drain the caster's EP when swung.
  • Wandering Star - Comet grants total concealment against ranged attacks, but drains EP whenever a shot is blocked.
  • Zone of Mental Atrophy - Caster imposes a -2 penalty to a chosen mental ability score in a 10foot radius.
  • Zone of Physical Atrophy - Caster imposes a -2 penalty to a chosen physical ability score in a 10foot radius.

Level 5

  • Attuned Backlash, Flexible - A burst of ether deals 2d6 damage to sources of damage of one of two chosen energy types.
  • Charge Atmosphere, Superior - Caster gains 3 temporary EP.
  • Energy Conversion Vortex, Flexible - Caster can cast a free lesser blast etherspell as an immediate action after taking damage of one of two chosen energy types three times.
  • Infinite Insight, Greater - Caster gets a +5 enhancement bonus to a mental ability score.
  • Might of the Cosmos, Greater - Caster gets a +5 enhancement bonus to a physical ability score.
  • Rending Energy - Those who attack the caster in melee are subjected to a dispel magic effect.
  • Stellar Vitality, Greater - Caster gains 1d4 + caster level temporary hit points.
  • Ultraviolet Shift, Greater - Caster turns invisible, and may make move and standard actions without becoming visible. Taking damage ends the effect.
  • Warp Speed - The caster's movement speeds are increased by +40 feet.

Level 6

  • Ablative Ether, Greater - A smear of ether negates all damage from the first source of a chosen energy type each source.
  • Alteration Cascade, Greater - Caster casts two 1st-level or 2nd-level alteration etherspells and gains the benefits of both.
  • Energy Conversion Vortex, Greater - Caster can cast a free greater blast etherspell as an immediate action after taking damage of a chosen energy type three times.
  • Quantum Leap - Caster leaps forward up to 100 feet, dealing 6d6 force damage to all creatures in his path.
  • Volatile Edging, Greater - The next attack the caster makes with a melee weapon drains all remaining EP and deals twice that much additional damage.
  • Zone of Mental Atrophy, Greater - Caster imposes a -2 penalty to each of two chosen mental ability scores in a 10-foot radius.
  • Zone of Physical Atrophy, Greater - Caster imposes a -2 penalty to each of two chosen physical ability scores in a 10foot radius.

Alteration Manifestations

A Thousand Eyes

Ethermagic 2
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 3
A multitude of tiny eyeballs surrounds the caster, granting a +2 bonus to initiative rolls. This bonus increases by +1 for every three levels beyond 3rd, to a maximum of +5 at 12th level.

Ablative Ether

Ethermagic 2
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 4
The caster produces a thick, unsightly smear of foamy ether all over his body that rapidly regenerates when blasted off. Select acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic. The foamy ether prevents the first 10 points of damage dealt to the caster by the selected energy type each round. The amount of damage absorbed per round increases to 15 at 7th level and 20 at 10th level.

Ablative Ether, Absorbent

Ethermagic 4
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 5
The caster produces a thick, unsightly smear of foamy ether all over his body that rapidly regenerates when blasted off. Select acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic. The foamy ether prevents the first 15 points of damage dealt to the caster by the selected energy type each round. Further, whenever it absorbs or partially absorbs a source of damage, the caster gains 2 ether points. The amount of damage absorbed per round increases to 20 at 13th level.

Ablative Ether, Flexible

Ethermagic 3
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 6
The caster produces a thick, unsightly smear of foamy ether all over his body that rapidly regenerates when blasted off. Select two of the following: acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic. The foamy ether prevents the first 10 points of damage dealt to the caster by either of the selected energy types each round. The amount of damage absorbed per round increases to 15 at 10th level and 20 at 13th level.

Ablative Ether, Greater

Ethermagic 6
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 10
The caster produces a thick, unsightly smear of foamy ether all over his body that rapidly regenerates when blasted off. Select acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic. The foamy ether prevents all damage dealt to the caster by the first source of the selected energy type each round.

Alteration Cascade

Ethermagic 4
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 5
The caster casts two alteration manifestations of 1st level, paying their ether point cost in addition the ether point cost of this manifestation. All effects count as a single etherspell. Should one manifestation cause the etherspell to end, the entire etherspell ends.

Alteration Cascade, Greater

Ethermagic 6
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 15
The caster casts two alteration manifestations of 1st or 2nd level, paying their ether point cost in addition the ether point cost of this manifestation. All effects count as a single etherspell. Should one manifestation cause the etherspell to end, the entire etherspell ends.

Attuned Backlash

Ethermagic 2
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 3
Specially-attuned ether can make attacking the caster very unpleasant indeed. Select acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic. Whenever the caster is dealt damage of the chosen type, the source of that damage, if within 100 feet, takes 1d3 points of force damage.

Attuned Backlash, Flexible

Ethermagic 5
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 8
Specially-attuned ether can make attacking the caster very unpleasant indeed. Select two of the following: acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic. Whenever the caster is dealt damage of one of the chosen types, the source of that damage, if within 100 feet, takes 2d6 points of force damage.

Attuned Backlash, Greater

Ethermagic 4
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 6
Specially-attuned ether can make attacking the caster very unpleasant indeed. Select acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic. Whenever the caster is dealt damage of the chosen type, the source of that damage, if within 100 feet, takes 2d6 points of force damage.

Charge Atmosphere

Ethermagic 1
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 2
The caster dumps raw ether into his immediate surroundings, granting himself 1 temporary EP. Once the temporary EP is spent, the etherspell ends immediately.

Charge Atmosphere, Greater

Ethermagic 4
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 4
The caster dumps raw ether into his immediate surroundings, granting himself 2 temporary EP. Once the temporary EP is spent, the etherspell ends immediately.

Charge Atmosphere, Superior

Ethermagic 6
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 6
The caster dumps raw ether into his immediate surroundings, granting himself 3 temporary EP. Once the temporary EP is spent, the etherspell ends immediately.

Cosmic Wards

Ethermagic 1
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 1
Given the relatively undeveloped musculature of a spellcaster when compared to a martial combatant, ethermancers tend to learn how to make sheets of protective ether very early in their careers. The caster produces a number of faceted plates of ether, granting a +2 armor bonus to AC. This bonus increases by +1 for every two caster levels beyond 2nd, to a maximum of +4 at 6th level.

Cosmic Wards, Greater

Ethermagic 4
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 8
Experienced spellcasters tend to be quite surprised by the brutal power behind their martial allies' attacks and develop additional defenses against the inevitable altercation with one much like them. The caster produces a heavily reinforced set of faceted ethereal plates, granting a +6 armor bonus to AC, as well as a +2 circumstance bonus to CMD.

Doppler Effect

Ethermagic 2
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 3
The caster's body distorts out of phase, granting 10% miss chance to attacks made against the caster and by the caster.

Doppler Effect, Greater

Ethermagic 4
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 8
The caster's body hideously distorts out of phase, granting 25% miss chance to attacks made against the caster and by the caster.

Energetic Buffer

Ethermagic 3
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 3
Whenever the caster would gain ether points, he gains that many temporary hit points instead. If the caster's ether points is ever equal to 0, this etherspell ends immediately.

Energy Conversion Vortex

Ethermagic 3
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 3
By attuning a wrapping of ether to a specific conventional energy type, the caster can build a blast out of captured energy rather than ether. Select acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic. Whenever the caster is dealt damage of the chosen type, he gains a charge. As soon as he receives his third charge, the caster may cast an etherspell with the lesser blast etherheart and zero manifestations as an immediate action without paying its normal ether point cost. Whether or not the caster takes the opportunity to cast the bonus etherspell, this etherspell ends immediately after granting the opportunity to do so.

Energy Conversion Vortex, Flexible

Ethermagic 5
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 6
By attuning a wrapping of ether to a specific conventional energy type, the caster can build a blast out of captured energy rather than ether. Select two of the following: acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic. Whenever the caster is dealt damage of one of the chosen types, he gains a charge. As soon as he receives his third charge, the caster may cast an etherspell with the lesser blast etherheart and zero manifestations as an immediate action without paying its normal ether point cost. Whether or not the caster takes the opportunity to cast the bonus etherspell, this etherspell ends immediately after granting the opportunity to do so.

Energy Conversion Vortex, Greater

Ethermagic 6
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 6
By attuning a wrapping of ether to a specific conventional energy type, the caster can build a blast out of captured energy rather than ether. Select acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic. Whenever the caster is dealt damage of the chosen type, he gains a charge. As soon as he receives his third charge, the caster may cast an etherspell with the greater blast etherheart and zero manifestations as an immediate action without paying its normal ether point cost. Whether or not the caster takes the opportunity to cast the bonus etherspell, this etherspell ends immediately after granting the opportunity to do so.

Ethereal Fortitude

Ethermagic 1
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 1
A thin layer of ether in key locations of the body helps it to annihilate poisons and diseases, as well as to stifle debilitating impulses before they have a chance to harm the caster. The caster receives a +1 insight bonus to Fortitude saves.

Ethereal Fortitude, Greater

Ethermagic 3
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 5
A thin layer of ether in key locations of the body helps to filter, then annihilate poisons and diseases, as well as bolster the body in times of distress. The caster receives a +2 insight bonus to Fortitude saves.

Ethereal Reflexes

Ethermagic 1
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 1
Many universes are nearly identical to others. For example, there is a universe out there in which the caster got struck by a fireball instead of stepping two paces to the left six seconds earlier. With access to such whisperings, listening to them can do much to enhance the lifespan of an adventurer. The caster receives a +1 insight bonus to Reflex saves.

Ethereal Reflexes, Greater

Ethermagic 3
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 5
Enhanced knowledge of alternate timelines gives the caster an almost sage-like look into his own immediate future, up to and including what flaming spheres of death will be hurtling his way. The caster receives a +2 insight bonus to Reflex saves.

Ethereal Resistance

Ethermagic 4
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 5
Simultaneously listening to the whisperings of the universe while using its energy as a way to interfere with mental manipulation and as a means to bolster one's intestinal fortitude can be very, very tiring. The caster receives a +2 insight bonus to all saving throws, but loses 2 ether points whenever he makes a saving throw.

Ethereal Willpower

Ethermagic 1
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 1
Being pure, unaligned energy, unshaped ether can interfere with the workings of magic that relies on a greater level of finesse, the work of enchanters being the best example. The caster receives a +1 insight bonus to Will saves.

Ethereal Willpower, Greater

Ethermagic 3
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 5
Enchantments, illusions, and other such schools of more typical magic is very delicate and precise stuff. A buzzing smear of raw extrauniversal energy can do much to shatter such spells before they have a chance of affecting the caster. The caster receives a +2 insight bonus to Will saves.

Gravitational Lensing

Ethermagic 2
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 4
An image of the caster is created through the use of incredibly acute gravitic lensing. This image remains in the caster's space and moves with him, mimicking his movements, sounds, and actions exactly. Whenever the caster is attacked or is the target of a spell that requires an attack roll, there is a possibility that the attack targets the image instead. If the attack is a hit, roll randomly to see whether the selected target is real or the image. If it is the image, it is destroyed. Area spells and effects affect the caster normally and do not destroy the image. Spells and effects that do not require an attack roll affect the caster normally and do not destroy its image. Single target spells and effects that require a touch attack are harmlessly discharged if used to destroy an image; however, if that spell or effect is a touch attack that then turns into an area of effect, such as the explosion of an alchemist’s bomb, then the explosion happens as normal, with the exception that the space containing the struck image is totally unaffected. Since the image is produced by twisting physical laws and not through the use of illusion magic, spells such as true seeing cannot pierce the deception. Once the image is destroyed, the etherspell ends immediately.

Infinite Insight

Ethermagic 1
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 1
The whisperings of a thousand universes do much for the mind. Select Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma. The caster receives a +1 enhancement bonus to the selected ability score. This bonus increases by +1 for every three levels beyond 3rd, to a maximum of +3 at 9th level.

Infinite Insight, Greater

Ethermagic 5
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 10
The whisperings of a thousand universes do much for the mind. Select Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma. The caster receives a +5 enhancement bonus to the selected ability score.

Kinetic Deflection

Ethermagic 1
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 2
Pure energy makes a wonderfully lightweight shield. Whenever the caster would take physical damage, he loses twice that many ether points instead. If the caster's ether points is ever equal to 0, this etherspell ends immediately.

Light Speed

Ethermagic 2
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 4
Raw ether allows for raw speed. The caster's swim, fly, burrow, climb and base land speeds are all increased by +20 feet. It logically follows that an individual who does not know how to swim, fly, etc. well enough to have an individually listed speed for that mode of movement gains no increased speed to that mode of movement when under the effects of this manifestation.

Magnetic Repulsion

Ethermagic 3
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 7
The caster surrounds his body with a magnetic field that is particularly violent when disturbed. Creatures that deal damage to the caster in melee or while occupying a space the caster threatens are pushed 10 feet directly away from the caster with a Fortitude save to negate. This movement provokes attacks of opportunity. If a creature succeeds on its saving throw against this effect, it is immune to the etherspell for the rest of its duration.

Might of the Cosmos

Ethermagic 1
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 1
As it turns out, layering crystallized strands of ether among bones and muscle does much to enhance their function, though it does tend to lead to cancer thirty years down the road. Select Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution. The caster receives a +1 enhancement bonus to the selected ability score. This bonus increases by +1 for every three levels beyond 3rd, to a maximum of +3 at 9th level.

Might of the Cosmos, Greater

Ethermagic 5
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 10
As it turns out, layering crystallized strands of ether among bones and muscle does much to enhance their function, though it does tend to lead to cancer thirty years down the road. Select Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution. The caster receives a +5 enhancement bonus to the selected ability score.

Primed Blast

Ethermagic 1
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 3
The caster wreathes himself in raw, unshaped ether. The next etherspell cast with the lesser blast or greater blast etherheart deals an additional 1 point of damage plus 1 point of damage for every four caster levels. Once a qualifying etherspell is cast, this etherspell is not ended. Instead, it persists for the total duration of the etherspell whether or not it can still benefit the caster.

Primed Blast, Rapid

Ethermagic 3
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 6
The caster wreathes himself in raw, unshaped ether. The next etherspell cast with the lesser blast or greater blast etherheart deals an additional 1 point of damage plus 1 point of damage for every four caster levels. Once a qualifying etherspell is cast, this etherspell ends immediately.

Quantum Leap

Ethermagic 6
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 10
The caster creates a perfect copy of his body out of antimatter, annihilates his own body with it, and launches himself with the energy released from the annihilation. This cloud of ether travels up to 100 feet in a straight line, ignoring all non-magical obstructions, including walls, other creatures, and even lead, then transforms back into the flesh-and-blood form of the caster. Any creatures in the line traveled take 6d6 force damage with no saving throws allowed.

Unlike other alteration manifestations, quantum leap has a duration of instantaneous. Further, the strain on the caster's mind causes the caster's maximum ether points to be reduced by an amount equal to the ether point cost of the manifestation for 1 minute.

Rapid Diffusion

Ethermagic 3
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 0
By sacrificing some of the depth of his access to the ether, the caster can broaden his access to incoming energy diffusing into his sphere of influence. The caster's maximum ether points is reduced by an amount equal to the highest manifestation level he can cast, but his ether point regeneration rate is increased by 1. At 13th level, his ether point regeneration rate is increased by 2 instead.

Rending Energy

Ethermagic 5
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 6
Roiling ether boils about the caster. Whenever the caster is struck in melee, this ether washes over the attacker. If the attacker is currently affected by an ongoing spell, make a dispel check (1d20 + your caster level) against a DC of 11 + the spell's caster level for the spell with the highest caster level currently ongoing on the attacker. If successful, that spell ends. If not, compare the same result to the spell with the next highest caster level. Repeat this process until the caster has dispelled one spell affecting the target, or the caster has failed to dispel every spell. If the caster successfully dispels a spell in this fashion, the etherspell immediately ends.

Spiked Carapace

Ethermagic 1
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 2
Spikes shaped from ether are evenly strewn over the body of the caster. Yes, even there. When the caster is struck in melee, the attacker takes 1 point of piercing damage per four caster levels, minimum 1.

Spiked Carapace, Greater

Ethermagic 3
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 5
Spikes shaped from ether are evenly strewn over the body of the caster. Yes, even there. When the caster is struck in melee, the attacker takes 1d3 points of piercing damage, plus an additional point of piercing damage per three caster levels.

Stellar Reflexes

Ethermagic 1
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 2
Light is much faster than that which threatens the typical adventurer. The caster draws upon this, granting himself a +1 dodge bonus to AC.

Stellar Reflexes, Greater

Ethermagic 3
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 7
Light is much faster than that which threatens the typical adventurer. The caster draws upon this, granting himself a +2 dodge bonus to AC.

Stellar Vitality

Ethermagic 2
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 4
Drawing upon the (nearly) infinite timelines upon which universes operate, the caster seeks to prolong his own. The caster gains 1d4 + caster level (max +10) temporary hit points. If these temporary hit points are consumed, this etherspell is not ended. Instead, it persists for the total duration of the etherspell whether or not it can still benefit the caster.

Stellar Vitality, Greater

Ethermagic 5
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 7
Drawing upon the (nearly) infinite timelines upon which universes operate, the caster seeks to prolong his own. The caster gains 1d4 + caster level temporary hit points. If these temporary hit points are consumed, this etherspell ends immediately.

Ultraviolet Shift

Ethermagic 1
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 2
The light reflected by the caster's body and attended objects shifts into the ultraviolet, rendering him invisible as the condition. If the caster was carrying a torch or some other source of light, nobody gains any benefit from that source of light any longer. Objects dropped by the caster immediately become visible. Though still very much a solid mass of flesh and bone, by standing quietly, he gains a +40 bonus to Stealth checks while invisible. If the caster takes any action other than a free action, this etherspell ends immediately.

Ultraviolet Shift, Greater

Ethermagic 5
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 8
The light reflected by the caster's body shifts into the ultraviolet, rendering him invisible as the condition. If the caster was carrying a torch or some other source of light, nobody gains any benefit from that source of light any longer. Objects dropped by the caster immediately become visible. Though still very much a solid mass of flesh and bone, by standing quietly, he gains a +40 bonus to Stealth checks while invisible. The caster can manipulate objects, attack creatures, speak, etc. without ending this etherspell. Should the caster take damage, this etherspell ends immediately.

Volatile Edging

Ethermagic 4
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 6
Weapons the caster wields are sheathed in a smoking, translucent material. This material, condensed ether, looks and sounds however the caster wishes it to be, though there is this slight humming sound that simply can't be gotten rid of. Whenever the caster attacks in melee, he loses 2 ether points. Melee attacks made by the caster deal an additional 1d6 force damage. In addition, melee attacks deal an extra 1d10 points of force damage on a successful critical hit. If the weapon’s critical multiplier is ×3, add an extra 2d10 points of force damage instead, and if the multiplier is ×4, add an extra 3d10 points of force damage. If the caster's ether points is ever equal to 0, this etherspell ends immediately.

Volatile Edging, Greater

Ethermagic 6
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 10
Weapons the caster wields are sheathed in a smoking, translucent material. This material, condensed ether, is so energetic that it invariably looks and sounds like a smoking purple film that's just kept from vibrating apart. Whenever the caster attacks in melee, he loses all of his remaining ether points. Melee attacks made by the caster deal an additional 2 points of force damage for each ether point consumed by the attack. If the caster's ether points is ever equal to 0, this etherspell ends immediately.

Volatile Edging, Lesser

Ethermagic 2
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 3
Weapons the caster wields are sheathed in a smoking, translucent material. This material, condensed ether, looks and sounds however the caster wishes it to be. Whenever the caster attacks in melee, he loses 1 ether point. Melee attacks made by the caster deal an additional 1d3 force damage. If the caster's ether points is ever equal to 0, this etherspell ends immediately.

Warp Speed

Ethermagic 5
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 8
Raw ether allows for raw speed. The caster's swim, fly, burrow, climb, and base land speeds are all increased by +40 feet. It logically follows that an individual who does not know how to swim, fly, etc. well enough to have an individually listed speed for that mode of movement gains no increased speed to that mode of movement when under the effects of this manifestation.

Wandering Star

Ethermagic 4
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 5
A tiny starlike object orbits about the caster. It seems to be drawn to projectiles, granting total concealment (50% miss chance) against ranged attacks. Whenever the star blocks a shot (whenever the miss chance results in a miss), the caster loses ether points equal to one quarter the damage the ranged attack would have dealt, rounded down. If the caster's ether points is ever equal to 0, this etherspell ends immediately.

Exceptional ranged attacks, such as a thrown boulder, overpower the star and are not affected. As the star detects and moves to intercept missiles, feats that normally negate concealment effects do not negate the miss chance granted by this manifestation.

Whimpering Echoes

Ethermagic 3
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 5
Some of those who came before eventually sought to take control of the ether itself. Their screams of agony in their last moments before being ripped into their constituent subatomic components echo throughout the void as a testament to just how hopeless fighting the infinite actually is. The caster wreathes himself in these echoing screams. Creatures that deal damage to the caster in melee or while standing in a square the caster threatens are subjected to them, becoming shaken for 1 round with a Will save to negate. This is a mind-affecting ability.

Zone of Mental Atrophy

Ethermagic 4
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 7
The caster lets in the void, crowding out essential gases and making thinking particularly difficult. Select Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma. All other creatures within 10 feet of the caster take a -2 penalty to the chosen ability score, minimum 1, so long as they remain within the manifestation’s area of effect. There is no saving throw.

Zone of Mental Atrophy, Greater

Ethermagic 6
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 10
The caster lets in the void, crowding out essential gases and making thinking particularly difficult. Select two of Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma. All other creatures within 10 feet of the caster take a -2 penalty to the chosen ability scores, minimum 1, so long as they remain within the manifestation’s area of effect. There is no saving throw.

Zone of Physical Atrophy

Ethermagic 4
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 7
The caster lets in the void, crowding out essential gases and causing physical distress. Select Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution. All other creatures within 10 feet of the caster take a -2 penalty to the chosen ability score, minimum 1, so long as they remain within the manifestation’s area of effect. There is no saving throw.

Zone of Physical Atrophy, Greater

Ethermagic 6
Etherheart Restriction: Alteration
EP Cost: 10
The caster lets in the void, crowding out essential gases and causing physical distress. Select two of Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution. All other creatures within 10 feet of the caster take a -2 penalty to the chosen ability scores, minimum 1, so long as they remain within the manifestation’s area of effect. There is no saving throw.


Counterspelling Ethermagic

Though a more standard arcane caster may initially be quite confused by what appears to be an inexhaustible supply of magic from a single source, the savvy wizard or sorcerer quickly learns that everything an ethermagician does is evocation, or at least detects as such by the magic they have accepted as the norm. Some of it may look like transmutation or conjuration, but the manipulation of energy, and, thus, evocation, is paramount to the art of ethermancy in all of its forms. This incredibly linear spell selection, combined with a low spell level ceiling, makes it particularly easy to lock down an ethermagician, at least for a few rounds. An etherspell can be countered by any evocation spell whose spell level is greater than or equal to the highest spell level among manifestations in the etherspell.

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