Champion Feats

General Feats

These new general and extra feats were introduced in Champions of the Spheres. For ease-of-reference, they've been included here.

Extra Empathy

Prerequisite: Empathic link class feature.

You gain 2 additional uses of empathic link per day.

Special: This feat may be taken more than once; the benefits stack.

Extra Improvisation

Prerequisites: Improvisation class feature.

You gain 2 additional uses of improvisation per day.

Special: This feat may be taken more than once; the benefits stack.

Unarmored Mastery

Prerequisites: Unarmored Training, +8 base attack bonus or 8 ranks in Acrobatics.

Your mastery of unarmored combat is so great that even changes to your body do not impede you. You no longer lose the benefits of Unarmored Training when under any polymorph effect.

Unique Creative Strike [3PP]

Prerequisite: Creative strike class feature.

Benefit: You can use your creative strike class feature with crossbows, firearms (but not siege weapons), and other ranged weapons properly sized for you which would not normally be able to used with the creative strike class feature. In addition, this feat is treated as Point- Blank Shot for the purpose of meeting the prerequisites of feats and prestige classes.

Champion Feats

Champion feats focus on blending Spheres of Power and Spheres of Might together in various ways.

Wiki Note: These were originally known as 'Gish' feats, but due to a potential legal concern, the official name was changed.

Arcane Carnage (Champion, Combat)

Prerequisites: Berserker sphere (Advancing Carnage), Spell Attack.

Benefit: When using the Spell Attack feat as a standard action and taking the -2 penalty to use Advancing Carnage, you may spend an additional spell point or increase the casting time of the sphere effect to a full-round action. The sphere effect applies to each creature (to a maximum of 2 + 1 per 2 caster levels) that you damage as part of the initial attack and the additional attacks granted by Advancing Carnage. If the sphere effect requires concentration, all instances initiated as part of one action count as a single effect for the purpose of concentrating on them.

Arcane Opening (champion)

Prerequisites: Casting and either Leadership sphere and Cohort Attack or Beastmastery sphere and Coordinated Attack.

When dealing damage with a sphere effect or when a hostile creature fails a saving throw against a sphere effect that you cast with a casting time of at least 1 standard action, you may treat that sphere effect as an attack action for the purpose of using Cohort Attack or Coordinated Attack.

Bloodmonger (Champion)

Prerequisites: Casting class feature, Duelist sphere.

If you possess the blood of a target, that target suffers a -1 penalty to any saving throw made against your spell or magic sphere effects. If you are wielding a weapon that has inflicted bleed damage on a target within the past 1 minute, you are considered to possess their blood. You may also make a melee touch attack against a target suffering from bleed damage as part of using a magic sphere effect to touch and use their blood. You may also store blood from either circumstance in a vial or container to use later, but must be holding the container to use the blood contained within it.

Special: The save penalty from this feat cannot be applied when benefiting from a save DC bonus from the ‘Blood as a Spell Component or Focus’ option rules.

Dimensional Archer (Champion)

Prerequisites: Warp sphere, +3 base attack bonus.

Benefit: Your dual mastery of ranged weaponry and warp magic enables you to use the following techniques:

  • Anchoring Shot (Sp): As an attack action you may spend a spell point to make an attack with a ranged weapon. If the attack hits, the target cannot teleport or shift between planes unless it succeeds on a magical skill check against you. This effect lasts for 1 minute per caster level.
  • Retreating Reload: You may simultaneously reload a weapon and teleport, using only the longer of the two actions (so a standard action teleport and full-round action reload would take a full-round action, while a move action teleport and a swift action reload would take a move action). This always takes at least a swift action.
  • Warp Shot (Sp): As an attack action you may spend a spell point to make an attack with a ranged weapon. The attack ignores all cover, even total cover, as it bypasses all barriers between it and the target by either bending space to go through them, teleporting directly to the target, or similar means. The attack is still subject to concealment (such as from being unable to see an enemy behind an opaque wall).

Dimensional Athlete (Champion)

Prerequisites: Athletics sphere, Warp sphere.

Benefit: Your movements transcends space itself. You may apply talents with the (motion) tag to teleportation as if it were movement, treating distance teleported as distance moved. In addition, the AC bonus from the Mobility talent applies to any attacks of opportunity provoked by casting teleport. Teleportation is treated as its own unique movement mode, and does not work with abilities that require a different movement mode to function.

Dispelling Attack (Champion)

Prerequisites: Counterspell feat, ability to gain martial focus.

When you damage a creature while using an attack action, you may expend martial focus as a swift action to use Counterspell targeting that creature or its attended items. Additionally, you gain a +1 bonus to your MSB for the purposes of counterspelling, to a maximum MSB equal to your Hit Dice.

Dual Wielding Mystic Fusion

Prerequisites: Dual Wielding Sphere, Spherecasting.

Benefit: As a special attack action, while you have martial focus you can use your Dual Attack or Combo Maneuvers ability with a sphere ability in place of your first offhand weapon attack. The ability must be one that requires a touch attack or that can be made with a weapon attack and that can be cast with a standard action. The sphere ability has its caster level (excluding enhancement bonuses) limited to your BAB and provokes attacks of opportunity normally.

If the sphere ability is a ranged attack, it does not provoke an attack of opportunity if you possess the Mixed Assault talent.

Dual Wielding Mystic Strike

Prerequisites: Dual Wielding Mystic Fusion.

Benefit: When you use dual wielding mystic fusion with a sphere ability, you may deliver the sphere ability with a melee weapon attack. The sphere ability uses its own threat range.

Fairy Alchemy [Fey HB]

Prerequisites: Fallen Fey sphere, Fairy Dust, Alchemy sphere.

Benefit: If you possess the (poison) package of the Alchemy sphere, you may use fairy dust from the Fairy Dust talent as if it was a poison. If you possess the (formulae) package of the Alchemy sphere, you may throw fairy dust from the Fairy Dust talent as if it was a splash weapon in place of a formulae, with a 5-ft. splash radius. You may use the higher of your Alchemy sphere and Fallen Fey sphere DCs to determine the effects of this dust.

Guarded Attack (Champion)

Prerequisite: Spell Attack.

Benefit: You do not provoke attacks of opportunity when casting a sphere effect as part of using the Spell Attack feat. This does not prevent you from provoking attacks of opportunity for making a ranged attack if using a ranged weapon.

Life Taker (Champion)

Prerequisites: Casting class feature.

If you reduce a creature to 0 hp or less with a weapon attack or natural attack, you gain a +2 bonus to your caster level for 1 round. The creature must have a CR equal to at least half your caster level.

Master Necroturge (champion)

Prerequisites: Leadership sphere, (cohort) package, Master of the Dead, Death sphere, reanimate.

When creating an undead cohort via recruit, you may choose to have it count as a controlled undead that you created for the purpose of Death sphere abilities and effects.

Additionally, mindless undead that you reanimate may count as cohorts for using Leadership talents. An undead creature recruited or reanimated benefiting from this ability counts its Hit Dice against both your recruit and your reanimate Hit Dice limits.

If you possess the Greater Undead advanced talent of the Death sphere, when recruiting undead cohorts, you may create them with the normal Intelligence score for a cohort, so they are not mindless, allowing them to gain skills and feats normally. Such cohorts may be of any profession.

Mystic Focus (Champion)

Prerequisite: Casting, ability to gain martial focus.

Whenever you use a magical sphere effect as a standard action, you may spend 1 spell point as a swift action to regain martial focus.

Planar Commander (Champion)

Prerequisites: Conjuration sphere, Warleader sphere.

Whenever you summon a companion as a standard action, you may activate a tactic as part of the same standard action, so long as the conjured companion is included in that tactic’s affected creatures.

Sanguine Magic (Champion)

You inflict truly debilitating wounds through a combination of magic and metal.

Prerequisites: Death sphere, Duelist sphere, Bleeding Wounds, at least one (bleed) talent; Anemic Wounds.

Benefit: Whenever you use your Bleeding Wounds ghost strike, you may apply the effects of a (bleed) talent as if you had used an attack action. You do not provoke an attack of opportunity from bleeding opponents when using spells and sphere effects.

Shielded Casting (Ex) (Champion)

Prerequisites: Casting, proficiency with shields.

You may add your shield’s AC bonus to concentration checks made to cast defensively.

Special: This feat counts as Combat Casting for the purpose of meeting prerequisites.

Shielding Ward (Champion)

Prerequisites: Shield sphere, ability to cast a spell or magic sphere effect that grants a shield bonus to AC.

You may concentrate your wards, shaping and hardening them, employing them in place of a physical shield. While you receive the benefits from a magical effect that grants you a shield bonus to AC, you count as possessing a light shield for the purposes of Shield sphere abilities and for making shield bash attacks with an enhancement bonus to attack and damage rolls equal to the granted shield bonus to ac. If the effect has a caster level of at least 10, you may instead count it as a heavy shield. You must have at least one empty hand to use this feat.

Using such an empty hand to cast a spell, make an unarmed strike, hold an item, perform a combat maneuver (other than with the shield granted by this feat), or similar activity removes this ability until the start of your next turn. For the purposes of shield sphere abilities that allow damage to be directed to your shield, treat the ‘shield’ granted by this ability as having hardness equal to 5 + its caster level and hit points equal to 10 + twice its caster level. Should the ‘shield’ take enough damage to gain the broken condition, the effect granting the shield bonus is suppressed for 1d4 rounds. If it is destroyed, the effect granting the shield bonus is instead suppressed for 1 hour, though it may be cast again to regain its benefits.

Speak with Animal Allies (Champion)

Prerequisites: Beastmastery sphere, Nature sphere, Speak With Animals.

As a constant supernatural effect, you may communicate with you animal allies as if under the effect of the Speak With Animal talent. This ability functions even with animal allies of the vermin and magic beast types. Additionally, at character level 5, you reduce the spell point cost of the Speak With Animals talent by 1.

Spell Attack (Champion, Combat)

Prerequisites: Casting class feature; Blood sphere (Exsanguinating Strike), Death sphere (Cryptic Strike), Destruction sphere (Energy Blade), Life sphere (Clarified Strike), Time sphere (Time Strike), Warp sphere (Warping Strike), or any similar talent.

Benefit: When using Energy Blade or any magic sphere talent with ‘strike’ in its name, the attack is treated as a special attack action. This attack may benefit from Vital Strike, as well as combat spheres that augment attack actions (but not other special attack actions).

Spell Attack, Whirlwind (Champion, Combat)

Prerequisites: Spell Attack; Whirlwind Attack feat or Whirl of Blows mystic combat.

Benefit: When using the Spell Attack feat as a standard action, you may spend an additional spell point or increase the casting time of the sphere effect to a full-round action. Make all the attacks granted by Whirlwind Attack; the sphere effect applies to each creature (to a maximum of 2 + 1 per 2 caster levels) hit. If the sphere effect requires concentration, all instances initiated as part of one action count as a single effect for the purpose of concentrating on them. If using whirl of blows to gain the Whirlwind Attack feat, you must have it active to use this ability. Using this feat is not an attack action, so does not benefit from effects that modify attack actions.

Spell Trap (Champion)

Prerequisites: Trap sphere, casting.

When placing a trap, you may imbue the trap with a sphere effect. Placing the trap takes the longer of your trap placement time and the effect’s casting time.

If placed as a dart, the effect targets (for a targeted effect) or is centered on the nearest corner of the space of (for an area effect) the first creature the dart strikes. You may choose to forgo dart damage to resolve the attack against touch AC.

If placed as a snare, the creature triggering the trap is the target of a targeted effect, while the corner of a square the trap occupies chosen by you when the trap is set is the point of origin for an area effect.

Regardless of method, cones, lines, and other shapes resolve themselves in a direction chosen when the trap is set. Any spell points required for the effect are spent when the trap is placed and cannot be recovered. Effects that target multiple creatures only target the struck (for a dart) or triggering (for a snare) creature. All choices regarding the sphere effect must be made when the trap is set and cannot be changed. You may not choose to concentrate on an effect placed in a trap.

Unseelie Trapper [Fey HB]

Prerequisites: Fallen Fey sphere, Snare Setter, Trap Sphere.

Benefit: In place of the snare from your Snare Setter fey-blessing, you may place any snare from the Trap sphere that you possess. You do not require a trap bag to set such snares. You may use your ranks in Craft (traps) in place of your caster level when determining the effects of the Snare Setter talent.

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