Shyran Spiritblade

"My blade’s edge is keen, but my spirit’s power can cut just as deeply."

Prerequisite: Shaman and swordmage, Akanûl regional background

In the days of old Shyr, the practices of the swordmage were forbidden to all but the favored of the ruling primordial Karshimis. Many genasi, however, took to the wilds outside of civilization to learn their ancestral craft in secret. Deep in the wilds, some of these students found masters that had become sympathetic with the primal world, carrying on an ancient discipline that blended arcane prowess with primal resonance. You have carried on this tradition, calling your spirit ally to your mystic blade, resulting in a fighting style unknown to almost all others on Toril.
You have an intense bond to both your blade and your spirit friend, such that both have become inseparable from you. You often act as an emissary between the wilds of the frontier and the learned halls of civilization, spending time in both worlds. Your balanced upbringing means others often rely upon you to be the source of stability when things go awry.

SHYRAN SPIRITBLADE PATH FEATURES

    Shyran Spirit Warding (11th level): When your spirit companion is adjacent to you, you gain a +1 bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will defenses.
    Spiritblade's Action (11th level): Whenever you spend an action point to take an extra action, enemies adjacent to your spirit companion are marked by you until the end of your next turn.
    Totem Blade (11th level): You can use a light blade or heavy blade as an implement for your shaman powers and shyran spiritblade powers.
    Unbreakable Bond (16th level): If your spirit would disappear as a result of damage dealt to it, as a free action, you may instead take the damage and if you do, your spirit companion is unaffected by the attack.

Shyran Spiritblade Attack 11Spirit Beckoned

As you strike your foe with your blade, your spirit companion senses its weakness.

Encounter        Primal, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Intelligence or Wisdom vs. AC

Hit: 2[W] + Intelligence or Wisdom modifier damage.

Effect: Until the end of your next turn, you gain a +2 power bonus on attack rolls with spirit powers against the target, and a successful attack knocks the target prone.


Shyran Spiritblade Utility 12One with the Blade

You coax your spirit companion into your blade, making your attacks more precise.

Daily        Primal, Spirit
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: Your spirit companion disappears. You may spend a healing surge, and you gain a +2 power bonus to melee weapon attacks until the end of the encounter or until you next use call spirit companion.


Shyran Spiritblade Attack 20Spiritspell Assault

You charge your blade with arcane energy, and as you strike, you focus another spell through your spirit companion.

Daily        Arcane, Force, Primal, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Primary Attack: Intelligence vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Intelligence modifier force damage.

Effect: Make a secondary attack with one of your swordmage at-will attack powers, as if you were in your sprit companion’s square.


Published in Dragon Magazine 379, page(s) 69.