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Mutator


Mutators specialize in creating highly specialized mutagens, called evolutionary catalysts, that confer unusual abilities. Due to the often highly visible nature of the powers bestowed by evolutionary catalysts, the alchemist also develops techniques to disguise his true identity and allow him to continue his experiments unmolested.

Evolutionary Catalyst (Su)

A mutator’s mutagen is referred to as an evolutionary catalyst. Instead of granting an alchemist bonuses to a physical ability score and natural armor and a penalty to a mental score, his mutagen instead grants him a pool of spell points equal to 1/2 his class level (minimum 1) and a single Mutation vigilante talent of his choice, chosen at the time he brews the evolutionary catalyst. Any unused spell points granted by this ability are lost when the mutagen expires. For the purposes of determining the effects of mutations gained from his mutagen and what mutations the alchemist qualifies for, the alchemist is treated as having a caster level and vigilante level equal to his class level, and uses his Intelligence as his casting ability modifier. The mutator cannot take the cognatogen discovery, mutagen discovery, nor any discoveries that have those as prerequisites.

This alters but otherwise counts as the mutagen class feature, and replaces the poison use, poison resistance, and poison immunity class features.

Dual Identity (Ex)

Starting at 1st level, the mutator gains the vigilante’s dual identity class feature. A mutator who uses the abilities granted by his evolutionary catalyst while in his social identity risks exposing his secret.

This replaces the brew potion class feature.

Potent mutation: The mutator’s evolutionary catalyst can now grant three mutations of the alchemist’s choice.

The mutator may use mutations granted by his evolutionary catalyst to qualify for another. The mutator must be at least 16th level and possess the enhanced mutation discovery to select this discovery.

Grand Discovery (Su)

In addition to the grand discoveries available to all alchemists, the mutator may choose the following grand discovery in addition to those normally available to all alchemists.

Ultimate mutation: The mutator’s evolutionary catalyst can now grant four mutations of the alchemist’s choice and adds his Intelligence modifier to the number of spell points granted by his mutagen. The mutator may use mutations granted by his evolutionary catalyst to qualify for another. The mutator must possess the potent mutation discovery to select this discovery.

Discovery (Su)

In addition to the alchemical discoveries available to all alchemists, the mutator may choose the following discoveries in addition to those normally available to all alchemists.

Enhanced mutation: The mutator’s evolutionary catalyst can now grant two mutations of the alchemist’s choice. The mutator may use one mutation granted by his evolutionary catalyst to qualify for another (for example, a 10th level alchemist could brew an evolutionary catalyst granting both the light daggers and dagger burst mutations).

The mutator must be at least 12th level to select this discovery.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Vigilantes of Skybourne. © 2016, Drop Dead Studios, LLC; Author: Adam Meyers