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    Default [3.5] The Homebrew Spirit Shaman Handbook

    The Homebrew Spirit Shaman Handbook!
    This thread is an expansion of my Hexblade Homebrew Handbook, an effort to create feats, spells, alternate class features and PrCs to support underused classes. I had not initially considered expanding the effort beyond the hexblade. However, I ran across the spirit shaman again and decided to resurrect the concept for this excellent, flavorful class.

    I have always enjoyed the flavor of the spirit shaman. Like the hexblade, it can be used to represent a number of interesting folklore and literary traditions. It slides easily into the (for lack of a better term) "witch doctor" role present in almost every human culture. It can also present a more war-like image, destroying hostile spirits and protecting the tribe from misfortune.

    However, like the hexblade the spirit shaman suffers from lack of support (even, at least on this site, in the homebrew corpus) and lackluster mechanics. Its spell retrieval mechanic is interesting but very limited (imho). Its spirit guide is interesting and useful but under-defined and underwhelming, especially at early levels. Additionally, the lack of prestige classes and feats that support its class features, particularly the Chastise Spirits ability, severely limit the spirit shaman player's options.

    With that in mind, the following is a small collection of homebrew content designed to give spirit shaman players more options. Please feel free to comment, make suggestions and criticisms and contribute your own content should you so desire. I hope you enjoy the homebrew!

    Last edited by Mephibosheth; 2013-06-02 at 04:47 PM.
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