Using Spheres Of Might

Spheres of Might is a new way of doing martial combat for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Rather than standing still and trading blows, Spheres of Might is a system of dynamics, allowing each round to become a contest of strategy as each combatant delves into their repertoire of tricks to out-maneuver and ultimately defeat their opponent.

The Spheres of Might system makes use of a fairly minimal number of new mechanics, instead opting to use the core mechanics in new and interesting ways, so as to better allow a Spheres of Might user to share the table with others who aren’t using the system. The entire Spheres of Might system can be used with the custom classes and archetypes presented in this section of the site, or by any martial character through the investment of a few feats. With this much of a variable amount of investment, players can dip lightly or delve deeply into the system, depending on their concept and how familiar they are with the new options presented herein.

The mission statement of Spheres of Might is to greatly expand the scope of what non-magical characters can accomplish in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. This includes expanding their knowledge of skills, increasing their array of tactics and abilities, and allowing the realization of a great many character concepts that otherwise would have been impossible, or would have had such steep level requirements that it is likely the average campaign would never see its completion.

There are two major divisions of these new combat talents; basic talents and legendary talents. Basic talents have no prerequisites, and cover a wide variety of character concepts. While many of the abilities granted by basic talents are powerful and worthy of being called extraordinary, they nonetheless would fit easily into any gritty, low-magic game. The other division is called ‘legendary talents’, and include abilities that are more wuxia and supernatural in nature; while legendary talents are not ‘more powerful’ in the sense of dealing more damage or breaking combats, they do allow martial fighters to accomplish more superhuman feats.

In the end, the Spheres of Might system is about one thing: increasing the fun of playing martial characters. By allowing for a greater number of character concepts to be realized and increasing the options available to a given character, SoM allows players and GMs to realize new game types and perform cinematic combats that greatly increase the dynamics of the game.

If you'd like some help making a character, visit the How To Build A Practitioner page. You may also want to review this community-made guide, which goes in-depth into the value of different talents and can help you create a mechanically-sound character.

Combat Spheres

In the Spheres of Might system, each character gains a series of talents, called combat talents. The number of combat talents a character gains are determined by their class, although a character may always spend a feat to gain a combat talent via the Extra Combat Talent feat.

Whenever a character gains a combat talent, they may spend it on a combat sphere. The first time a character spends a combat talent on a sphere, they gain that sphere’s base abilities. After a character possesses a base sphere, they may spend additional combat talents to gain talents specifically associated with that sphere. If a character is granted a bonus sphere that they already possess (such as through a class feature), they instead may gain one talent of their choice from that sphere.

Once a talent is spent, it cannot be changed except through retraining, which follows the same rules as retraining a feat. Unless noted otherwise, all abilities granted by combat spheres and their talents are extraordinary effects.

Sphere DCs

If a combat sphere ability requires a saving throw or skill check to resist, the formula for determining the DC is 10 + 1/2 the attacker’s base attack bonus + their practitioner modifier, unless otherwise indicated. If a character does not possess levels in a class that grants a practitioner modifier, they use their Wisdom modifier as their practitioner modifier. Characters who multiclass into a second practitioner class may use the higher of their practitioner modifiers for determining all relevant effects of their combat sphere abilities.

Combat Training and Combat Talents

Some practitioner classes gain the Combat Training class feature, granting them bonus talents based on their role in combat. The acquisition of these talents will typically, but not always, mirror the practitioner’s base attack bonus progression. The three advancements for talent acquisition are listed in Table: Combat Talents.

Table: Combat Talents

Level Expert Adept Proficient
1st 1 0 0
2nd 2 1 1
3rd 3 2 1
4th 4 3 2
5th 5 3 2
6th 6 4 3
7th 7 5 3
8th 8 6 4
9th 9 6 4
10th 10 7 5
11th 11 8 5
12th 12 9 6
13th 13 9 6
14th 14 10 7
15th 15 11 7
16th 16 12 8
17th 17 12 8
18th 18 13 9
19th 19 14 9
20th 20 15 10

Combat Training for Non-Spheres of Might Classes

While any class can buy some facility with the combat spheres by taking the Extra Combat Talent feat, some characters may want to delve deeper into the system. A character can gain a combat talent progression by trading out some or all of their standard feat progression as described in Table: Feat to Talent Progression Conversion.

Characters who gain a combat talent progression in this manner gain it only for levels gained in classes that do not grant a combat talent progression or High Caster casting progression (including classes that grant 9th level spellcasting or an equivalent), adding all such levels together to determine their total number of combat talents, but still losing the exchanged feats. This means that High Casters and classes that already grant a combat talent progression gain no talents from this exchange.

Feat to Talent Progression Conversion

Feats Exchanged Granted Progression
1, 5, 9, 13, 17 Proficient
1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19 Adept

Some classes who naturally combine martial prowess with spellcasting, such as the inquisitor, paladin, and ranger, can choose to opt to replace their spellcasting progression with a combat training progression. Classes whose maximum spell level would be 4 (or Low Casters if using Spheres of Power) may exchange their spellcasting for the Proficient combat training progression, and classes whose maximum spell level would be 6 (or Mid-Casters if using Spheres of Power) may exchange their spellcasting for the Adept combat training progression. Characters who trade their spellcasting for a combat talent progression use whatever ability score affected their spellcasting as their practitioner modifier (for example, a paladin who trades their spellcasting for a Proficient combat talent progression would use Charisma as their practitioner modifier).


Attack Action

An attack action is a type of standard action. Some combat options can modify only this specific sort of action. When taking an attack action, you can apply all appropriate options that modify an attack action. Thus, you can apply both the Boxing sphere’s counter punch and Vital Strike to the same attack, as both modify an attack action. You can apply these to any combat option that takes the place of an attack made using an attack action (such as the trip combat maneuver), though options that increase damage don’t cause attacks to deal damage if they wouldn’t otherwise do so (such as Vital Strike and trip).

You can’t combine options that modify attack actions with standard actions that aren’t attack actions, such as Cleave.

Associated Feat

Some spheres and talents overlap the function of existing feats. Such a feat is listed in the talent as an associated feat. Talents with associated feats allow a character to qualify for feats that have the associated feat as a prerequisite, including any prerequisites the associated feat normally requires, and for abilities that modify the feat’s function (such as a mythic version of the feat). Unless noted, talents do not stack with their associated feats. Any time you would gain an associated feat, you may instead choose to gain the sphere or talent it is associated with. You must still meet the prerequisites for a talent gained this way, such as possessing the base sphere.

See Also: Associated Feats & Skills

Wiki Note: GMs should evaluate non-feat prerequisites on a case by case basis to determine if meeting them through a talent with an associated feat is appropriate. We cannot predict every possible combination of prerequisites a feat may have. Broadly, talents should not provide early access to feats with a high BAB prerequisite. In most cases, characters with associated feats should be able to use those to meet the prerequisites for prestige classes unless there is a specific mechanical interaction that would make this inappropriate.

Battered (condition)

Heavy blows have left a creature with this condition vulnerable to further attacks, imposing a -2 penalty to the creature’s CMD and preventing them from taking attacks of opportunity provoked by a creature performing a combat maneuver. Some talents have different effects or activation times against battered creatures. The battered condition can be removed by taking the total defense action, or through the restore ability of the Life sphere (see Spheres of Power), the lesser restoration spell, or similar effects. When inflicting the battered condition on a target that is already battered, the rounds stack when determining duration.


Some abilities require a character to expend their martial focus to use them; unless otherwise noted, expending martial focus happens as part of the specified action and does not require an action itself. A character will continue to receive any benefits accorded them for having martial focus until the action they choose to expend it on is complete.

Main Hand / Off-hand

The main hand and off-hand designations apply specifically when using two weapons or a double weapon to gain more attacks than that action would normally grant. You must designate one weapon as your main hand weapon when making an attack; all other manufactured weapons are treated as off-hand weapons and only add half your Strength modifier to damage on attacks.

Martial Focus

A character who has the combat training class feature, the Extra Combat Talent feat, or who has gained a martial tradition or combat talent progression by some other means can achieve martial focus.

Characters gain their martial focus after a minute of rest, or by taking the total defense action. You may not by any means regain focus more than once per round.

When you have martial focus, you can expend your focus as part of any single Fortitude or Reflex saving throw you make thereafter. When you expend your focus in this manner, your saving throw is treated as if you rolled a 13, similarly to taking 10 on a skill check, except that the number you add to your saving throw is 13. You can also expend your martial focus to gain the benefit of certain combat talents and class features, as described in their entry, while other talents and abilities may require you to currently have martial focus.

Once you have gained martial focus, you remain focused until you expend your focus, become unconscious, or go to sleep (or enter a meditative trance).

Martial Tradition

Martial traditions are a combination of talents a character gains at 1st level.

Wiki Note: There are several ways to acquire a martial tradition. Some non-practitioner classes can exchange their proficiencies for a martial tradition, even if they do not otherwise use combat talents.


Practitioners are characters who train in combat spheres. Whenever a sphere or ability refers to the practitioner, it is referring to the individual creature using that sphere or talent.

Practitioner Modifier

A practitioner modifier is an ability modifier that the practitioner uses to determine the saving throws for their talents. If a creature has more than one practitioner modifier, they may use the highest practitioner modifier to determine the saving throws for their talents. If a character does not possess levels in a class that grants a practitioner modifier, they use their Wisdom modifier as their practitioner modifier.

Special Attack Action

A special attack action represents a unique method of making an attack. These special attack actions are granted by certain spheres and talents, and whenever a creature makes an attack action, they may choose to perform a special attack action they know, assuming they meet that special attack action’s requirements. A special attack action can be augmented by feats and talents just as if it were any other attack action, but a creature cannot perform more than one special attack action at a time. (Thus, if a character trained in both the Barrage sphere and the Sniper sphere makes an attack action, they may choose to perform a barrage or a deadly shot, but not both.)


Stance talents (marked with a [stance] tag) are different than normal martial talents, requiring a swift action at the beginning of a practitioner’s round to activate and lasting until the beginning of their next round (or a number of rounds equal to the practitioner modifier if martial focus is expended while activating it).

Offering new benefits and advantages, only a single stance can be active at a time, regardless of if another could be activated, and activating a stance talent while another stance talent is active ends the previous stance’s duration, even if it would be longer than the new stance.

Rules Clarifications, Additions, and Interactions

Double-Barreled Weapons

When using an attack action to attack with both barrels of a double-barreled weapon, bonus damage and effects from talents apply only to a single bullet or cartridge.

Note: This means bonus damage applies one time to one of the bullets, and effects from talents apply one time to the same bullet as any bonus damage, unless an ability specifically says otherwise.

Identifying Practitioners [WtD]

Characters who wish to determine the martial tradition of a practitioner or champion utilize Knowledge (local), which is detailed below:

Expanded Skill: Knowledge (Local)

Knowledge (Local) (Int) (Trained Only)
You can use this skill to identify combat sphere talents or abilities as soon as they are used, or recall tactics used in historic battles, as well as identifying warriors or generals in those battles or identifying heroes or villains in history and modern times.

Check: You can identify combat sphere abilities and talents used by a combatant. The DC’s for Knowledge (local) checks relating to various tasks are summarized below.
Skill DC Task
5 + target’s base attack bonus Identify a sphere talent or ability being used by something you can see or hear. No action required. No retry.
10 + target’s challenge rating Identify the martial tradition(s) that a creature possesses by witnessing the creature use at least one sphere talent or ability. No action required. No retry.
20 + target’s base attack bonus Determine all combat spheres known by a particular creature by witnessing the creature use at least one sphere talent or ability. No action required. Retry only if subject uses another sphere talent or ability.
15 + variable amount, +2 for every 50 years ago the battle occurred. Recall important facts about historic battles and tactics used.
20 Recall facts about prominent practitioners (including sphere champions) in the region.

Improvised Weapons

An improvised weapon includes both making an attack with an item not originally intended for use as a weapon, as well as using a weapon in a way it was not meant for (for instance, using a bow or arrow to make a melee attack, or throwing a longsword at an enemy). A character not proficient with improvised weapons suffers a -4 penalty when making an attack in this fashion.

Improvised weapons have a range increment of 10 ft. when thrown, and when throwing any melee weapon, the weapon deals its normal damage on a successful hit. When using ranged weapons as melee weapons, darts, pistols, and shuriken deal 1d4 damage (1d3 Small), while bows, larger firearms, and light crossbows deal 1d6 damage (1d4 Small), and heavy crossbows deal 1d8 (1d6 Small).

A creature may use an improvised weapon two sizes smaller than they are as a light weapon, one size smaller as a one-handed weapon, and the same size as they are as a two-handed weapon. Generally, items larger or three sizes smaller than the creature are impractical to use as a improvised weapon. A GM may always rule that particularly dense objects (such as a stone statue) count as being one size larger than they normally would due to their weight.

Improvised Weapon Size Damage Die Sample Item
Diminutive 1d3 toothpick
Tiny 1d4 fork
Small 1d6 fire poker
Medium 1d8 chair
Large 2d6 table
Huge 3d6 wagon

Light Body Technique (optional rule) [Youxia HB]

For wuxia-themed games where every notable warrior has a basic understanding of certain martial arts, the Light Body Technique optional rule gives the ability for any important character to fight unarmed and perform acrobatic stunts without sacrificing any resources. Anyone with class levels (not NPC classes) gains bonus talents and feats as they gain Hit Dice. If the character would gain a sphere or talent they already possess, they may instead gain another talent from the Athletics sphere as a bonus talent.

  • At 1st level, the character gains the Athletics sphere as a bonus talent, selecting either the (leap) or (run) packages. Additionally, the character gains Improved Unarmed Strike as a bonus feat.
  • At 3rd level, the character gains the Wall Stunt talent as a bonus talent.
  • At 5th level, the character gains the Air Stunt legendary talent as a bonus talent.
  • At 7th level and every two levels after, the character gains a bonus talent from the Athletics sphere.

Martial Contracts (optional rule) [Youxia HB]

In the world, there are certain great practitioners who wish for more than to just fight. Destined to pass on their legacies to others, these grandmasters seek to see their talents spread to the next generations… or that is what the less benevolent would like people to believe. In truth, grandmasters have a wide variety of reasons for taking on pupils, and yet they continue to be highly sought after individuals for their ability to enhance the abilities of their students to unheard of levels, making legends out of even the most hopeless of individuals.

A creature must have at least 15 Hit Dice and 15 martial talents in the chosen sphere to become a grandmaster. In addition, they must spend one year in seclusion with only enough food and water to survive, burning incense worth 100,000 gold in total. At the end of this long process, the creature emerges as a grandmaster, gaining a permanent +2 bonus to their practitioner modifier ability score (often, but not always, Wisdom), all the benefits as if they were under the effects of a martial contract (see below) as well as the ability to create martial contracts for a sphere of their choice (this choice cannot be changed later). A grandmaster can maintain a number of contracts equal to their practitioner modifier; if they would attempt to form another, they must choose one of their previous contracts to end.

A grandmaster can make a contract with any creature with an Intelligence score of 3 or higher that possesses 1 or more class levels who is not a grandmaster. Generally, grandmasters will require a tribute in order to take on a student, varying between individuals. Some require potential students to complete a trial to prove worthiness, while others wish for monetary reparations (typically 100 gp for the first benefit, 1,000 gp for the second, 10,000 gp for the third, and 100,000 gp for the fourth). Particularly evil ones will request sacrifice of sapient creatures in their name.

A student or grandmaster can choose to end their contract at any time. If a student ends their contract, they lose all benefits of it, although any payment or service to their grandmaster is forfeit. If a grandmaster ends their contract, the student retains any benefits of it, but the grandmaster keeps any payment or service granted. A student who is still receiving the benefits of a martial contract ended by their grandmaster must forsake all benefits of it in order to enter into a new martial contract, and cannot gain new benefits from an ended martial contract.

Yet the benefits of these contracts are enough that those who seek them deem the risk worth it.

  • At 1st level, the student gains the grandmaster’s chosen sphere; if they already possess it, they gain a talent of their choice from that sphere.
  • At 5th level, the student gains the 3rd level ability of the conscript’s sphere specialization class feature for their grandmaster’s chosen sphere (if they already possess it, they gain an additional talent from the sphere).
  • At 10th level, the student gains the 8th level ability of the conscript’s sphere specialization class feature for their grandmaster’s chosen sphere (if they already possess it, they gain an additional talent from the sphere).
  • At 15th level, the student gains an additional talent from their grandmaster’s chosen sphere and gains an additional focus (if they possess the Great Focus feat, they gain a third focus), although it can only be used with martial talents from the grandmaster’s chosen sphere.

A martial contract can only be broken by the agreement of those involved (which typically involves any payment being returned and any abilities gained from it being forfeited), the death of the student, or by way of challenge. When a creature reaches its 15th character level, they gain the ability to break their martial contract while retaining its benefits by challenging their master to combat on the terms of their grandmaster. This can be to the death, unconsciousness, or any other variance with other terms such as no weapons, magic, or equipment.

As long as the match is agreed upon by both participants, the results stand. If the student is victorious, they immediately become a grandmaster without the need for incense or a year of seclusion.

Due to this possibility, many grandmasters demand incredible service before their student gains this benefit in hopes of not having the risk of being defeated. More evil grandmasters even attempt to have their students killed, hoping to take their life force and deeds for themselves. Battles against grandmasters and their machinations can make great inclusions in campaigns, allowing for practitioners to take on new relevance in the setting. Such mighty figures can be adversaries or legendary hermits. Take some time to help players understand the importance of such characters in the setting. If the setting does not have characters who typically reach 15th level, consider lowering the level of grandmasters to one which is appropriate, although avoid lowering the level at which the benefits are gained, as giving too many can be unbalancing. Grandmasters should embody the sphere in which they specialize, and becoming a grandmaster may even cause a person’s body to change into a form which better suits their mastery of their chosen sphere. All in all, meeting a grandmaster should be an incredible event from a player’s standpoint, so make sure these moments are kept special.

Because of how centralizing an idea like this can be, it is preferred if more than one player has a grandmaster. It also helps the balance of the game if everyone has the granted benefits, keeping anyone from becoming more powerful than the rest of the party. Grandmasters can be a good way to introduce people into the Spheres of Might system, allowing them to gain a small taste of what is available without having to dedicate resources to it.

Author's Note: You cannot become a student or grandmaster for more than one sphere. Grandmasters cannot also be students.


If using the retraining rules from Ultimate Campaign, you may retrain combat talents for the same time and cost as feats. If you retrain the class you took at 1st level into a class that qualifies for a martial tradition, you may choose to gain a martial tradition at that time, though you lose all other class-based proficiencies you may possess.

Talents gained as part of a martial tradition can only be retrained if you retrain the entire martial tradition and replace it with a new martial tradition, which requires 15 days of retraining.

If your martial tradition included a base sphere that is required for other talents you possess and your new tradition does not include that base sphere, you must retrain an additional talent you possess from that sphere into the base sphere, though this can be done at no additional cost in time or money.

If you gained the base sphere from multiple sources, you do not need to retrain an additional talent as long as you still possess the base sphere after retraining.

Scatter Weapons and Area Attacks

When using an attack action to attack with a scatter weapon or another weapon that attacks an area, any relevant talents you may possess affect only the nearest creature targeted by the attack. In the event that multiple creatures are equally close, the player may choose which one they want to treat as the primary target for talents and effects.

Selecting Multiple Talents For An Effect

Some effects allow you to select more talents than you could normally apply to what you're doing. For example, the Sniper sphere's Sniper Shot talent allows you to apply two (snipe) talents, when you can normally apply one. In these cases, you cannot select the same talent more than once unless an option specifically allows that.

Subordinates [BTH]

A subordinate is any controlled character gained by class features, talents, feats, or other effects. This is a specific term to be used for when an ability or effect applies to all creatures under an individual character’s control, rather than all allies or a specific type of controlled character.

As a non-exhaustive list, subordinates include an animal companion, Conjuration sphere companion, eidolon, familiar, independent invention, Leadership sphere cohort, or raised undead.

Temporarily-Controlled Characters

In some circumstances, a character may control other characters for shorter periods of time. Magical compulsion effects, such as the charm person or dominate person spells or the Mind sphere Enthrall (charm) basic talent or Mind Control advanced talent, can temporarily place other creatures under a character’s control, or at the very least that character’s direct influence.

A controlled creature should only be considered a subordinate if they are under the character’s direct control and are not resisting that character’s orders. This is subject to GM discretion; player characters should generally never be considered another player character’s subordinate.

Sphere Restrictions for Subordinates

As a general rule, player-controlled subordinates should not have access to sphere abilities which grant the ability to create more creatures that would be subordinates.

Sphere Restrictions: Subordinates cannot gain the base sphere or talents from the following spheres: Beastmastery, Conjuration, Leadership, Mana, Tech.

The Mana sphere has been uniquely restricted from subordinate access due to its ability to amplify a primary character’s resources.

GMs may rule that a subordinate may take spheres or talents from a sphere which has been restricted from subordinates that do not innately grant additional subordinates. Treat this access as being similar to an advanced talent from Spheres of Power.

Examples of these limited exceptions could include: A Leadership sphere cohort gaining the Beastmastery sphere for the (ride) package.

A uniquely powerful Conjuration sphere companion gaining the Death sphere for ghost strikes, but not the reanimate ability. GMs should also review spheres whose primary focus does not grant permanent subordinates but could create temporary ones, restricting subordinate access to those talents as appropriate.

This includes the Blood sphere Extract Blood Construct, Death sphere’s reanimate, and Enhancement sphere’s Animate Objects (enhance), and the Tech sphere’s Drone and Artificial Intelligence gadgets. While a subordinate with access to the Enhancement sphere to cast enhancing effects on its master is not unreasonable, allowing a subordinate to create a large number of additional bodies through Animate Object might be.

Unarmed Combatants

Practitioners who train in certain spheres focused on unarmed combat, such as Boxing, deal additional damage with their unarmed strikes based on the total number of unarmed spheres and talents they possess, as shown in the following table. Practitioners from a class that already grants an unarmed damage progression, such as the brawler or monk, may treat their unarmed strike as one size category larger if they have 3 or more talents in an unarmed combat sphere, but receive no further benefits. In addition, any practitioner with at least 1 talent in an unarmed sphere gains the benefits of the Improved Unarmed Strike feat.

Table: Practitioner Unarmed Damage

Level Damage (Small Practitioner) Damage (Medium Practitioner) Damage (Large Practitioner)
1-3 talents 1d3 1d4 1d6
4-7 talents 1d4 1d6 1d8
8-11 talents 1d6 1d8 2d6
12-15 talents 1d8 2d6 3d6
16-19 talents 2d6 2d8 3d8
20+ talents 2d8 2d10 4d8

Wiki Clarifications

(These are not rules, just clarifications provided here on the wiki by various authors.)

Attack Actions and Multiple Attacks

Some talents and options allow you to make additional attacks. In general, you may only apply things that can modify an attack action once when making that attack action unless the option itself specifically says otherwise. For example, when making a Barrage or using Dual Wielding, it's normally the case that only your first attack counts as an attack action for the purpose of modifying it with talents and feats, and all the other attacks are extras that you cannot apply attack action modifiers to. This includes things like any form of Split Shot, where your first attack can be split between multiple targets. You only apply the attack action modifiers once, period, unless an option explicitly states otherwise.

An example where this doesn't apply is the Triangle Slash legendary talent of the Dual Wielding sphere, where you can make three attack actions in one turn as long as you meet the prerequisites for using that talent.

Legendary Talents

Unlike Advanced Talents in Spheres of Power (which can have significantly game-altering effects), Legendary Talents aren't so much game-changing as thematically different from base talents. Many legendary talents have more of a supernatural or wuxia style to them, and for this reason, the GM has the final say on whether or not legendary talents are available in your game. Since they are balanced for the levels they are available at, the Wiki recommends deciding availability based on the intended feel of your game world.

Maneuvers And Magical Talents

Maneuvers created by magical talents (usually) do not originate from you and do not work with many combat talents that synergize with or trigger after performing a maneuver, unless you have an additional ability allowing this.

This includes but is not limited to using Brute sphere manhandles with the Telekinesis sphere Telekinetic Maneuvers talent, or applying the bonus damage from the Brute sphere Hammer talent to bull rush effects caused by a magical effect.

Prerequisites With Alternate Rules

Some alternate rulesets, such as the Elephant In The Room feat tax rules, remove or replace certain common effects in the game (Weapon Finesse, Power Attack, etc). While exact rulesets vary, characters should generally qualify as having the appropriate talents for the purpose of meeting prerequisites when 'universal' abilities are sufficiently similar, or they should be able to take talents instead of the universal effects as if those effects were associated feats.

Spheres of Might and Other Systems

Spheres of Might is designed to work largely with itself and with the base rules of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Certain options from other systems, such as the Seize the Opportunity feat or the Respect Bushido ability of the Bushi from Path of War, are extremely powerful when used together with Spheres content, and in most situations too powerful. Material from other systems should not be used with Spheres content without express permission from the GM, and the GM is well within their rights to ban content at a later date if something becomes clearly problematic. The fact that a build is technically "legal" does not mean it was intended, or that it is appropriate to use in most games. The default rule here is that a character cannot take or mix such options at all.

Talents And Bonus Skill Points

If a Base Sphere grants an additional talent (such as via a package selection or drawback) the additional talents do not count as talents spent for abilities that count the number of talents spent in a sphere. (This most often applies to gaining skill points or improving unarmed damage.)

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