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Singer of Wisdom


Rather than using his performing skills merely for entertainment or profit, the singer of wisdom gains spiritual strength through his artistic performances, and is a master of sutra magic.

Path of Song (Ex)

At 1st level, the singer of wisdom gains the Sutra Caster feat, even if he does not meet the prerequisites. Further, the singer of wisdom treats his sutra caster level as being equal to his bard level, rather than 1/2 his bard level.

This ability replaces the bardic performance class feature.

Bardic Performance (Ex)

The singer of wisdom gains the following types of bardic performance:

Wisdom Worth Sharing (Su) At 3rd level, a singer of wisdom can use his performance to purify the thoughts and increase the focus of his allies. To be affected, an ally must be within 30 feet and able to see and hear the singer of wisdom. Each affected creature gains a +2 sacred bonus to his sutra caster level and +2 sacred bonus to his Wisdom score for as long as he continues to hear the singer of wisdom’s performance. These bonuses increases by +1 for every four levels the singer of wisdom has attained beyond 3rd (to +3 at 7th, +4 at 11th, +5 at 15th, and +6 at 19th).

This performance replaces inspire competence.

Infernal Warding (Su) At 8th level, a singer of wisdom can use his performance to ward away infernal creatures. Each infernal creature within 30 feet of the singer of wisdom that can see and hear him must succeed on a Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 the singer of Wisdom‘s bard level + the singer of wisdom’s Charisma modifier), or be nauseated by the wisdom of the song. Even if the saving throw is successful, the infernal creature is sickened. Either way, these effects persist for as long as the singer of wisdom continues the performance, and the infernal creature continues to be able to see and hear him.

This performance replaces dirge of doom.


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