Famine Spirit
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The famine spirit is a terrible being, walking a path between life and death filled with nothing but hunger. These beasts consume all, eating not only flesh, but souls as well.

Fearsome Transformation (Ex)

At 1st level, a famine spirit gains the Alteration and Death spheres as bonus magic talents. She does not gain an enhanced caster level with either sphere.

This replaces shapeshifter.

Parched Tongue

The famine spirit’s speech calls out to those who share her hunger. At 1st level, this ability functions as wild empathy, except it can be used only on undead with an Intelligence of 2 or less (including mindless undead). Undead typically have a starting attitude of hostile.

At 5th level, undead with an Intelligence of 2 or less do not attack the famine spirit unless she moves within 15 feet of them or attacks them, and she can use parched tongue on undead regardless of their Intelligence.

At 11th level, the famine spirit can use parched tongue as a standard action against undead with an Intelligence of 2 or less.

At 15th level, undead with an Intelligence score of 2 or less do not notice the famine spirit unless she attacks them or targets them with parched tongue.

This alters wild empathy and replaces steal language, endless communication and boundless communication.

Fearsome Bite (Ex)

At 3rd level, the famine spirit gains the bite bestial trait. If she already possesses this bestial trait, she may gain another of her choice instead. The famine spirit’s bite attack also gains the grab special ability.

This replaces replaces endurance.

Enhanced Chomp (Su)

At 4th level, the famine spirit gains enhanced attacks, but only for her bite attack. In addition, anyone slain by a famine spirit’s bite attack becomes more difficult to bring back from the dead, as the famine spirit swallows a portion of their soul. The body comes under the effects of a curse with a caster level equal to the famine spirit’s class level; spellcasters attempting to bring a creature back from the dead must succeed at a magical skillcheck with a DC equal to 15 + the famine spirit’s class level or the sphere-effect or spell fails and any material component is wasted. Casting remove curse, using the Break Enchantment Life talent, or using another effect that removes curses the round before attempting to bring the creature back from the dead negates this chance. The DC to remove the curse is 10 + the famine spirit’s level.

This alters enhanced attacks.

Infectious Maw (Su)

At 4th level, a famine spirit gains the swallow whole ability with her bite attack. Creatures she has swallowed take 1d6 acid damage per round + 1 per class level. Creatures who have suffered this damage come under the effects of a curse with a caster level equal to the famine spirit’s class level that urges them to consume flesh; similar to starvation damage, this damage cannot be recovered until 24 hours have passed or the target spends a full-round action consuming the corpse of a creature with Intelligence 3 or higher - until then, not even magic that restores hit points heals this damage. She may use her class level as her base attack bonus for the purpose of grapple and swallow whole CMB and CMD checks; this stacks normally with base attack bonus gained from other sources. She can swallow creatures up to her size category.

At 7th level, the famine spirit can both grab and swallow creatures up to one size larger than her size category. The hit points needed for swallowed creatures to cut their way free increases by 10% (to 20% of total hit points, in most cases). In addition, if a creature dies in her stomach, she can reanimate that creature and regurgitate it into an unoccupied adjacent square by spending a spell point as a move action. This functions as the Death sphere ability, using her normal caster level.

At 13th level, the famine spirit gains a +2 AC bonus to her interior. In addition, if a creature dies in her stomach with Hit Dice at least half hers, she can spend a spell point as a move action to digest the creature, restoring hit points equal to twice the creature’s Hit Dice.

At 19th level, the famine spirit can swallow creatures up to two sizes larger than her size category. She also gains the fast swallow ability with her bite attack, and the hit points needed for swallowed creatures to cut their way free increases by 10% again (to 30% of total hit points).

This replaces lingering transformation and enhanced physicality.

Ravenous Bite (Ex)

At 8th level, the famine spirit gains Vital Strike as a bonus feat. She can only use this feat in conjunction with her bite attack. Her bite attack deals increased base damage, as shown on the table below:

Table: Bite Damage
Class Level Ravenous Bite Base Damage (Medium creature)
8th–11th 1d8
12th–15th 1d10
16th–19th 2d6
20th 2d8

At 11th level, the famine spirit gains the benefit of Improved Vital Strike, even if she does not meet the prerequisites. She can only use this feat in conjunction with her bite attack. Zombies and variant zombies she reanimates (such as plague zombies and fast zombies) gain a bite attack that deals damage (or their normal bite damage, whichever is greater) as the chart above instead of a slam attack.

At 16th level, the famine spirit gains Greater Vital Strike as a bonus feat, even if she does not meet the prerequisites. She can only use this feat in conjunction with her bite attack.

This replaces extended transformation and greater transformation.

Insatiable Consumption (Su)

At 20th level, whenever a famine spirit uses Greater Vital Strike with a bite attack, it functions as a vorpal weapon. In addition, any creature that she decapitates with this ability or dies while swallowed whole has their soul consumed.

A creature with its soul consumed cannot be resurrected until the famine spirit is slain, unless the caster first uses a wish spell, miracle spell, or similar magic to free the creature’s soul.

This replaces second skin.


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