Forgemasters are priestly dwarves who are ritual casters and expert enchanters, able to produce their rune-graven armaments with astonishing speed.
A forgemaster has the following class features:
A forgemaster adds the following spells to her spell list:
Whenever a forgemaster casts a spell that targets a weapon, shield, or armor, the spell takes effect at +1 caster level. If the spell has one or more metamagic feats applied, she reduces the total level adjustment to the spell by 1 (minimum 0).
A forgemaster may inscribe mystical runes upon a suit of armor, shield, or weapon as full-round action, using this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + her Intelligence modifier. These runes last 1 round per cleric level, but inscribing the same rune twice on an item increases this duration to 1 minute per level, three times to 10 minutes per level, and four times to 1 hour per level. Erase affects runes as magical writing. A forgemaster learns forgemaster’s blessing at 1st level and may learn one additional rune at 2nd level and every 2 levels thereafter. Only one type of rune marked with an asterisk () may be placed on an item at any given time.
This ability replaces channel energy.
*Bloodthirst: The inscribed piercing or slashing weapon functions as if it had the wounding special ability, even if non-magical. The forgemaster must be at least 4th level before learning this rune.
Deathstrike: The inscribed weapon stores a death knell spell that triggers immediately if a blow from the weapon reduces a target to negative hit points. This expends all deathstrike runes on the weapon. The forgemaster must be at least 4th level before learning this rune.
Featherlight: The inscribed item’s weight is halved; a metal item’s weight is reduced to 1/4 normal. If inscribed on a suit of armor, its armor check penalty for Acrobatics and Climb checks is halved.
Forgemaster’s Blessing: The inscribed non-magical item functions as a masterwork item.
*Ghostglyph: The inscribed weapon, shield, or armor gains the ghost touch special ability. The forgemaster must be at least 4th level before learning this rune.
Glowglyph: The inscribed item sheds light as a torch. As a standard action, the bearer can command the rune to erupt in a burst of light as a shield with the blinding special ability with a burst radius of 5 feet per glowglyph rune inscribed on the item. This expends all glowglyph runes on the item.
*Powerstrike: The inscribed weapon’s critical threat range doubles. This does not stack with keen edge, Improved Critical, or similar effects. The forgemaster must be at least 6th level before learning this rune.
*Return: The inscribed weapon gains the returning weapon special ability. The forgemaster must be at least 4th level before learning this rune.
*Spellglyph: The inscribed weapon gains the spell storing special ability. The forgemaster must be at least 4th level before learning this rune.
Thief-Curse: The forgemaster designates one creature as the rightful owner of an item. Any other creature that intentionally grasps the item is cursed (as bestow curse) for the duration of the rune. The forgemaster must be at least 6th level before learning this rune.
The forgemaster gains the Craft Magic Arms and Armor item creation feat as a bonus feat at 3rd level.
At 5th level, a forgemaster can craft mundane metal items quickly, using half their gp value to determine progress, and can craft magical metal items in half the normal amount of time.