The Cold terrain gives the following bonuses:
Soul of the Land: the shaitan adds the favored terrain bonus to her Acrobatics checks, adding a further +4 bonus if it is a check made to maintain her balance.
Protection of the Land: the shaitan is constantly under the effect of endure elements.
Power of the Land: when the shaitan casts a spell with the cold descriptor, she adds half the favored terrain bonus to her caster level.
Ward of the Land: the shaitan gains cold resistance equal to twice the favored terrain bonus.
Channeled Leyline: the shaitan can transform her elemental servant in an ice elemental (of the same type available for her earth elemental servitor).
Ley Assault: the following abilities become available with Ley Assault when Cold terrain is selected:
Absolute zeroFocusing the energies of cold on a single spot, the shaitan deals 1d8 points of cold damage per HD to a single target within 30 feet. All creatures in a 10-foot radius burst around the target suffer 1d6 points of cold damage per shaitan HD instead. All creatures that suffered damage this way must make a Fortitude saving throw. On a failed save, the primary target of absolute zero is paralyzed for 1d6 rounds, and a creature that suffered area damage takes 1d6 points of Dexterity drain. On a successful save, the primary target of absolute zero takes 1d6 points of Dexterity drain, and a creature that suffered area damage does not suffer any additional effect. Using absolute zero consumes 3 Ley points, and requires the shaitan to be in cold terrain.
Icicle DropThe shaitan calls frigid projectiles on her enemies. The shaitan must make a ranged attack against a target within 60 feet. If it is successful, icicle drop deals 1d6 points of piercing damage for every 2 HD the shaitan has (maximum 5d6), and 1d6 points of cold damage for every 2 HD the shaitan has. If the shaitan is in cold terrain, icicle drop creates one extra projectile every 5 HD the shaitan possesses, to a maximum of 4 projectiles at 15th HD. All projectiles can be hurled with a single action, and can be aimed at a single target, or different targets, as long as they are all within 15 feet of one another. No matter how many projectiles hit a single target, the cold damage dealt does not increase and remains 1d6 for every 2 shaitan HD, while the piercing damage is summed normally. Using icicle drop consumes 2 Ley points.
The shaitan summons cold energies to hamper and damage a single enemy. Frostbind deals 1d6 points of cold damage for every 2 HD the shaitan has (maximum 5d6), plus the favored terrain bonus of cold terrain. The target must make a Fortitude saving throw, or be staggered for 1d4 rounds. Using frostbind consumes 1 Ley point.
Leyline Blessing: the following abilities become available with Leyline Blessing when Cold terrain is selected for Ley Assault:
PreservationThe shaitan summons the power of cold to protect the target from all kinds of forces. The target gains damage reduction 5/-, a +6 enhancement bonus to natural armor, and immunity to cold damage. Furthermore, the target gains spell resistance 30 against fire spells and does not need to make saving throws against poisons and diseases as long as this effect continues. Preservation lasts 1 minute per shaitan HD, or until the target suffers 50 or more fire damage in a single round. Preservation costs 3 Ley points and can be used only if the shaitan is in cold terrain.
Cold TherapyThe shaitan channels the healing properties of cold. A touched creature is healed of 1d4 points of damage to each ability score, and is healed of the fatigued, sickened, and staggered conditions. Furthermore, the shaitan can dispel any emotion effect on the target by attempting a dispel check. If cold therapy is used on cold terrain, the target also recovers 4d8 hit points plus the favored terrain bonus of cold terrain. Using cold therapy costs 2 Ley points.
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