Rageshaper (Barbarian Archetype)

Rageshapers are those who have learned to use their rage to transform them into creature of pure wrath. While daevas are akashic outsiders born from the powerful emotions of living creatures, rageshapers are among those living creatures that can learn to transcend their mortal coils and become a daeva-like being.

Furious Essence: While raging, rageshapers gain a pool of temporary essence equal to ½ their class level. This essence is lost immediately when the rageshaper’s rage ends. This replaces the fast movement class feature.

Akashic Transformation: Starting at 2nd level, the rageshaper’s rage allows him to temporarily sheathe his body in powerful veils. While raging, the rageshaper increases his total veils shaped by one and learns the ability to shape one veil from the daevic’s Wrath passion veil list. At 6th level and every 4 levels thereafter, he learns one additional veil from the daevic’s veil list and increases his total veils shaped by 1. At least 1/2 of the rageshaper’s known veils learned in this manner must come from the Wrath passion veil list. Shaping the veils gained through this ability is done as part of the same action used to activate his rage, and the veils immediately dissipate when his rage ends. This replaces the rage powers gained at 2nd, 6th, 10th, 14th, and 18th level.

Fueled by Fury: Starting at 7th level, once per round when the rageshaper starts his rage while adjacent to at least one enemy, he may make a single melee attack at his highest attack bonus as part of the action used to activate his rage. This attack must be used to deal lethal damage. If this attack hits, the rageshaper increases the essence pool granted by his furious essence ability by 1, plus an additional 1 at 10th level and every 3 levels thereafter. The rageshaper cannot benefit from this ability more than once per rage. This replaces the damage reduction class feature.

Apotheosis: At 20th level the rageshaper finally achieves his ultimate transformation into a true daeva. His type changes to Outsider with the Native subtype and he no longer needs to eat or sleep. He gains Darkvision 60 feet (or increases his existing Darkvision by 60 feet). The rageshaper no longer needs to rage to shape his veils and may shape them for the day with 8 hour’s rest and an hour’s meditation. As part of the free action taken to start or end a rage, the rageshaper may reassign essence to all of his veils. This replaces the mighty rage class feature.

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