Spellburst Meditant (Spellburst Savant Archetype)

Most spellburst savants take on the role of battlefield artillery, and those who bring their talents to melee combat tend to bring weaponry to bear, channeling power along their blades to kill their foes. The warriors known as spellburst meditants eschew that path, honing their bodies as well as their minds to transform themselves into deadly weapons in their own right.

Shining Fist (Su)

When a spellburst meditant casts a spell with a range of touch, he can choose to deliver it with an unarmed strike attack, rather than a melee touch attack. If his unarmed strike hits, the spell discharges, just as if he’d touched the target. A spell cast in this way uses his unarmed strike’s critical range (normally 20), but the spell effect only deals ×2 damage on a successful critical hit, while the unarmed strike damage uses its own critical modifier. If the spell effect normally makes multiple simultaneous touch attacks, he can make each one as an unarmed strike instead.

Starting at 3rd level, a spellburst meditant can charge the shining blade fundamental with any spell, and when he uses it, he applies its effect to each unarmed strike he makes for 1 round (including attacks of opportunity, and unarmed strikes made to deliver touch spells, and even unarmed strikes made as ranged attacks such as with a sharding amulet of mighty fists). This ability replaces arcane bond.

Unarmed Combat (Ex)

At 1st level, a spellburst meditant gains Improved Unarmed Strike as a bonus feat. A spellburst meditant’s unarmed strike is treated as both a manufactured weapon and a natural weapon for the purpose of spells and effects that enhance or improve either manufactured weapons or natural weapons. This ability replaces the spellburst meditant’s proficiency with martial weapons. A spellburst meditant can use his class level in place of his base attack bonus for the purposes of meeting requirements and prerequisites.

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Spellburst Savant: Revised Edition, © 2016, Forrestfire Studios; Author: Forrest Heck

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