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Shark Shaman


Some druids emulate the deadly shark, a remorseless hunter that marine dwellers dread. Like a true shark, a shark shaman leaves blood and fear in her wake.

Nature Bond

A shark shaman who chooses an animal companion must select a shark. If choosing a domain, a shark shaman may choose the Animal, Death, War, or Water domain.

Wild Empathy (Ex)

A shark shaman can use wild empathy with fish as a full-round action with a +4 bonus.

Totem Transformation (Su)

At 2nd level, a shark shaman may adopt an aspect of the shark while retaining her normal form. This ability functions as the dragon shaman’s totem transformation ability, but the druid may select from the following bonuses:

  • movement (can breathe water, swim speed 30 feet)
  • senses (scent 30 feet, scent 90 feet in water)
  • natural weapons (bite 1d6 for a Medium shaman), or shark skin (+2 natural armor, creatures grappling the shaman take 1 point of slashing damage per round of grapple)

While using totem transformation, the shark shaman may speak normally and can cast speak with animals (fish only) at will.

Totemic Summons (Su)

At 5th level, a shark shaman may use summon nature’s ally I to summon a stingray and summon nature’s ally II to summon a manta ray. She may cast summon nature’s ally as a standard action when summoning rays and sharks, and summoned rays and sharks gain a number of temporary hit points equal to her druid level. This ability otherwise functions as the dragon shaman’s totemic summons ability.

This ability replaces a thousand faces.

Wild Shape (Su)

At 6th level, a shark shaman’s wild shape ability functions at her druid level –2. If she takes on the form of a shark, she instead uses her druid level +2.

Bonus Feat

At 9th level and every 4 levels thereafter, a shark shaman gains one of the following bonus feats: Bleeding Critical, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Self-Sufficient, or Skill Focus (Swim). She must meet prerequisites for these bonus feats.

This ability replaces venom immunity.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ultimate Magic. © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Jason Bulmahn, Tim Hitchcock, Colin McComb, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Russ Taylor.