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Questions tagged [shaman]

Questions about Practitioners of Shamanism.

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What is a star child?

In Pathfinder, one of the effects of the 20th-level capstone ability of the Heavens spirit Shaman is that if you ever die, you are reborn/reincarnated as a "star child". If she dies, she’s reborn 3 ...
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What are the defenses of a Shaman's spirit companion?

The Shaman's Call Spirit Companion feature in Player's Handbook 2 (page 120) says the following about the Shaman's spirit companion: The spirit can be targeted by a melee or ranged attacks, ...
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Can a shaman change her chosen hexes?

I am currently playing a 6th level Shaman and I think I chose my hexes poorly according to our campaign. Is it possible to change what hexes a Shaman knows according to the Pathfinder rules, similar ...
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What use are spirit magic spells for a Shaman?

A Shaman has to choose a spirit, in my case Life, which in turn grants them a list of spells. Since a Shaman can prepare any spell from their spell list (provided they can cast spells of that level), ...
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Can Life Link be used to have multiple bonds active on one creature?

Oracle (Life Mystery) and Shaman (Life Spirit) can both gain access to the ability Life Link: Life Link (Su): As a standard action, you may create a bond between yourself and another creature. Each ...
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Are cleric domains and shaman domains interchangeable?

Oriental Adventures campaigns set in Rokugan usually forbid creatures from taking levels in the cleric class, and the cleric class is "usually not available [in Oriental Adventures campaigns set ...
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What animals can a Shaman choose from for their Spirit Animal?

I'm curious about Pathfinder's shaman class, but I'm unsure about what animals I'm allowed to have as a spirit animal. The book says that the spirit animal aspect uses the Arcane Bond rules, but does ...
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Using Protecting Strike to grant temporary hitpoints outside of an encounter?

Outside of combat, does the following work... Call your Spirit Companion and gather everyone around it Use Protecting Strike on the spirit companion itself (since it is in range of "melee spririt 1" ...
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Is the Shaman spirit animal an animal companion?

Generating my first Shaman character for Pathfinder and I am a bit confused about the Spirit Animal. Is the Spirit Animal a single, living animal that must be with the Shaman when the commune each day?...
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How are Oriental Adventures shaman animal companions updated for 3.5?

The book Oriental Adventures for D&D 3.0 was updated in Dragon magazine #318, but it didn't include an update for the shaman's animal companion from 3.0 to 3.5. I have heard that the druid had ...
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Shaman spontaneous casting

The Spirit Magic entry for the Shaman says: A shaman can spontaneously cast a limited number of spells per day beyond those she prepared ahead of time. She has one spell slot per day of each ...
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How can I adapt an oracle with occult mystery and aetherurgist archetype into a shaman?

I previously have a character who is an oracle, with occult mystery and aetherurgist archetype. After the release of hybrid classes in Pathfinder, I feel that shaman suits my original concept of this ...
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How should a shaman act in combat?

In my group, there is a shaman whose spiritual companion is a panther. The problem is that he is too afraid to go on the front lines, and as consequence he sends his panther to take care of it, but ...
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What are the 'civilian' jobs of shamans?

In the Shadowrun setting, I find it hard to envision what a shaman does all day. What do shamans do for a living if they are not shadowrunners or security personnel of one sort or another (be it for a ...
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Can a shaman have 2 spirit companions?

I'm making a Shaman in 4th edition and I'm trying to make him be one with the spirits. I was wondering if a shaman can have 2 spirit companions. It would be cool if I had a Phoenix as one spirit ...
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Does Teleportation provoke the shaman opportunity action Spirit's Prey?

From compendium: Spirit's Prey (Opportunity action) Trigger: An enemy leaves a square adjacent to your spirit companion without shifting Target: The triggering enemy Effect: One ally ...
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Is it possible to multi-class to Shaman and acquire the healing spirit power?

Is there anyway for a character to take Shaman as a multi-class feat, and acquire the Healing Spirit power?
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Multiclassing Shaman/Invoker

I'm playing an Eagle Shaman that took the 'acolyte of divine secrets'-feat to multiclass to Invoker. Acolyte of Divine Secrets [Multiclass Invoker] Prerequisite: Wis 13 Benefit: You ...
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Using a readied action to manifest an opportunity attack or action by interrupting movement

Below I will present two similar scenarios in which I would like to use a readied action to interrupt an enemy's movement, with the specific goal of provoking an opportunity attack from that enemy ...
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Effective game mechanics for handling conflicts with spirits

A very effective set piece can be conflict with the spirit world. A nice example of the kind of thing I am thinking of is from the 1982 Conan film, where the wizard opens a gateway to the spirit ...
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House ruling the Shaman's Spirit Companion's HP

As written, the Shaman's spirit companion has a damage threshold set at 10+half-level. At levels below 4, this is above the average damage (level+8) of a monster, and above 4, it quickly becomes an ...
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How large is the zone when targeting a large creature with Spirit of the Hawk's Wind?

Spirit of the Hawk's WindDDI is an interesting power. It is a close burst 5 that targets one creature. Further, as an effect, it creates a zone in a burst 3 centered on the target. My question - ...
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When can you move a Spirit Companion?

Can the spirit companion move anytime the shaman takes a move action, or does it need to be a move action where the shaman moves?
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Under what conditions does a Shaman's Spirit Companion go away?

This came up tonight after the shaman ran into some difficulty. Specifically we were unsure of what happened with Loss of line of effect Loss of line of sight If the shaman is unconscious or dying If ...
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What would a River Shaman look like?

What sort of build would be appropriate for a Shaman dedicated to a River Spirit? Or maybe an otter.
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Boon for a Shaman character

The player of a Wilden Shaman/Runepriest Hybrid has expressed interest in picking up a boon from a player initiated quest. A vision quest seems appropriate and he’s expressed something like this: ...
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What are the properties of Shaman Spirit?

I've run around 8 encounters with a shaman and his spirit, and many questions about it's properties have been raised. Is the spirit unsubstantial? Does the spirit float? The spirit is supposedly ...