Runesmithing Feats

Equipment Focus (Rune)

What's the point of learning how to make runes if they don't work when you really need them?

Prerequisite: Runes class feature

Benefit: Choose an item slot that accepts equipment runes (armor, feet, hands, head, shoulders, or weapon). Add +1 to the Difficulty Class for all saving throws against runes you inscribe to the chosen equipment slot.

Special: You can gain Equipment Focus multiple times. Each time, select a new item slot.

Greater Equipment Focus (Rune)

If you can't do something well, you may as well not do it at all!

Prerequisite: Equipment Focus

Benefit: Choose an item slot that accepts equipment runes for which you have already taken the Equipment Focus feat. Add +1 to the Difficulty Class for all saving throws against spells from the school of magic you select. This stacks with the bonus granted by the Equipment Focus feat.

Special: You can gain Greater Equipment Focus multiple times. Each time, select a new item slot.

Margin Inscription (Rune)

Weaker runes tend to be smaller, so learning how to write in the margins lets you cram something in there.

Prerequisite: Ability to inscribe Greater runes

Benefit: Whenever you inscribe runes for the day, you may inscribe two equipment runes on a single item, but if and only if one of those runes is a Least rune and the other rune is at least one power level lower than the greatest power level you can inscribe. You can only "double inscribe" a single item in this fashion each day.

Master Modifier (Rune)

You like to change your mind.

Prerequisite: Modify runes class feature

Benefit: You may use the modify runes class feature an additional time per day.

Special: You can gain Master Modifier multiple times. Its effects stack.

Metaprojection Study (Rune)

If runes are simply magic in reverse, then metamagic is certainly within a runesmith's reach.

Prerequisite: Runes class feature

Benefit: Choose a metamagic feat for which you meet all the prerequisites. You gain that metamagic feat as a metaprojection feat. If you increase the activation time of a projection rune to a fullround action, you may apply a metaprojection feat that you know to the projection.

Unlike a metamagic feat, which directly changes a spell's spell level, applying a metaprojection feat does not change the power level of a rune. A maximized Lesser rune is still a Lesser rune. Instead, the activation cost increases by a number of inscription points equal to the level increase of the metaprojection feat.

Special: You can gain Metaprojection Study multiple times. Each time, select a new metamagic feat whose prerequisites you meet.

Special: Metamagic feats with a variable level increase, such as Heighten Spell, cannot be taken as metaprojection feats.

Rune Study (Rune)

Some call you a dilettante, but you insist on being called wellrounded.

Prerequisite: Runes class feature

Benefit: Choose a single rune with a Least variant. You learn the chosen rune.

Special: You can gain Rune Study multiple times. Each time, select a new rune with a Least variant.

Rune Specialization (Rune)

One rune in particular has your attention.

Prerequisites: Runes class feature

Benefit: Choose a rune that you know. Whenever you replenish your inscription pool, you gain 2 temporary inscription points that last for 24 hours. These temporary inscription points may only be spent on activating the chosen rune.

The Adventuring Soldier (Rune)

The adventuring runesmith becomes accustomed to a different sort of campaigning.

Prerequisite: Know the sigil of the campaigning soldier rune

Benefit: Whenever you inscribe the sigil of the campaigning soldier, the wearer gains access to the dungeoneering pocket. This pocket comes prefilled. In addition, whenever you replenish your inscription pool, you gain 2 temporary inscription points that last until the next time you replenish your inscription pool. These temporary inscription points can only be spent on activating the sigil of the campaigning soldier.

Table: Campaigning Soldier Dungeoneering
d6 Object
1 Lantern with flask of oil
2 10-ft pole
3 50 feet of silk rope
4 Grappling hook on 25 feet of hempen rope
5 Six wooden stakes numbered 1 through 6
6 A bedroll

The Devout Soldier (Rune)

Some say you're a priest in everything but name.

Prerequisite: Know the sigil of the campaigning soldier rune, ability to inscribe Greater runes

Benefit: Whenever you inscribe a Greater or Grandmaster sigil of the campaigning soldier, the wearer gains access to the gloriana pocket. This pocket comes pre-filled. The gloriana pocket contains the scroll of a random 1st-level divine spell, and the caster level of the scroll is equal to half the inscribing runesmith's runesmith level, rounded down. The wearer of a cloak with a Greater or Grandmaster sigil of the campaigning soldier may cast any scroll drawn from its gloriana pocket without making a Use Magic Device check. The activation cost of the sigil of the campaigning soldier increases by +1 if that activation would refill the gloriana pocket.

The Inquisitive Soldier (Rune)

You are a favorite of wizards who simply have to know every spell.

Prerequisite: Know the sigil of the campaigning soldier rune, ability to inscribe Greater runes

Benefit: Whenever you inscribe a Greater or Grandmaster sigil of the campaigning soldier, the wearer gains access to the arcana pocket. This pocket comes pre-filled. The arcana pocket contains the scroll of a random 1st-level arcane spell, and the caster level of the scroll is equal to half the inscribing runesmith's runesmith level, rounded down. The wearer of a cloak with a Greater or Grandmaster sigil of the campaigning soldier may cast any scroll drawn from its arcana pocket without making a Use Magic Device check. The activation cost of the sigil of the campaigning soldier increases by +1 if that activation would refill the arcana pocket.

Trickster's Opus (Rune)

You take borrowed magic to its very zenith.

Prerequisite: Know the trickster's calling card rune, ability to inscribe Grandmaster runes

Benefit: Your trickster's calling card rune can now be inscribed as a Grandmaster rune. This has the same activation cost, activation time, and activation duration as a Greater trickster's calling card. A Grandmaster trickster's calling card functions as a Greater, save that you choose a 2nd-level spell from the wizard spell list in addition to those you already choose for a Greater. The chosen spell can be cast as a spell-like ability by the wearer in the same manner as other chosen spells.


Feat Selection for Projection Runes

Feats that grant bonuses to arcane spells without referring to individual spell slots or spell levels, such as Spell Focus, Greater Spell Focus, or Spell Penetration, apply to a runesmith's projection runes.

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