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Blade Shifter

Many combatants are content specializing in a single weapon, but not the blade shifter. With an unmatched flexibility in armament and a bit of magical power, blade shifters can adapt quickly in combat as needed by transforming their weaponry.

Blade Shift (Su)

At 5th level, a blade shifter chooses one group of weapons from the weapon training class feature. As a swift action, the blade shifter can transform a weapon he is wielding into any weapon from the chosen weapon group. This functions as if using an alter weapon spell, but it is supernatural and is not limited by the weapon’s size or whether it is a ranged or melee weapon. If the blade shifter lets go of the weapon, it reverts to its original shape after 1 round.

In addition, each time the blade shifter changes his weapon’s shape, he can select one feat he knows that applies to a single weapon, such as Weapon Focus (longsword). That feat applies to his weapon’s new form.

Every four levels after 5th (9th, 13th, and 17th), the blade shifter can select an additional weapon group that he can transform his weapons into.

This ability replaces weapon training 1.

Morphing Strike (Ex)

At 9th level, the blade shifter can alter the form of his weapons to catch his foes off- guard. Whenever the blade shifter uses his blade shift to change the form of his weapon, he gains a +2 bonus on attack and damage rolls until the end of his turn. This bonus increases by +1 at 13th and 17th levels. Multiple uses of blade shift in a round do not increase these bonuses.

This ability replaces weapon training 2.

Improved Blade Shift (Su)

At 13th level, the blade shifter can now use his blade shift ability as a free action any number of times during his turn. When he uses the ability, he can select up to two feats he knows that apply to specific weapons and have them apply to the weapon’s new form.

This ability replaces weapon training 3.

Morphing Critcal (Ex)

At 17th level, the blade shifter can morph his weapon around his opponent’s defenses to deal more lethal blows. Whenever he scores a critical hit, that attack bypasses all damage reduction the creature possesses.

This ability replaces weapon training 4.

Shifting Master (Ex)

At 20th level, the blade shifter can use his blade shift ability as an immediate action. Any feats he has that apply to a specific weapon apply to all forms he can shift his weapon into using his blade shift ability.

This ability replaces weapon mastery.

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