A ring warden infuses items with arcane energies, most often in the form of magical rings that they can use to great effect. A ring warden has the following class features.
Race: Only dwarves may become ring wardens.
A ring warden receives Exotic Weapon Proficiency (ring-staff) as a bonus feat at 1st level. A ring warden begins play with a masterwork metal ring-staff, with which he forms an arcane connection, and two mundane rings.
Creating additional mundane rings takes 8 hrs, 10 gp or more in material components, and a DC 15 Craft (jewelry) or Profession (blacksmith) check as well as appropriate equipment, such as an anvil or access to a blacksmith’s shop.
The ring warden can use any of the attached rings on his ring-staff as a focus for spells that use rings as a focus or material component. Spells cast in this manner are cast by a ring warden at +1 caster level, as are any spells with the word “circle” in their name. If a ring warden attempts to cast a spell without his ring-staff in hand, he must make a concentration check or lose the spell. The DC for this check is equal to 20 + the spell’s level.
Once per day beginning at 1st level, a bonded ring-staff can imbue a ring as if using the Imbue Ring metamagic feat. The ring warden does not use a spell slot to imbue the ring using this ability, and in effect has a free spell slot for use. The ring warden must follow the normal feat requirements for Imbue Ring.
For example, at 1st level a ring warden could use this ability to imbue a cantrip, and at 3rd level he could use this ability to imbue a 1st-level spell. At 10th level, the ring warden can imbue a ring with this ability as if using the Improved Imbue Ring feat and at 16th level as if using the Greater Imbue Ring feat. Only one ring can be affected by this ability at any time. The ring warden can dismiss the spell imbued using this ability at will.
At 17th level, a ring warden can embed a magical ring in his ring-staff and receive its effects, effectively gaining the ability to wear up to three magical rings.
A bonded ring-staff can be enhanced or replaced using the same methods used for an arcane bonded object.
At 5th level, a ring warden adds half his level to Craft or Profession checks used to create metal items and to the Spellcraft or appropriate Craft skill used to create metal magic items. A ring warden can create metal magical items in the half the normal amount of time.
At 3rd level, a ring warden learns Imbue Ring as a bonus feat. At 7th level, a ring warden learns Forge Ring as a bonus feat. At 11th level, a ring warden learns Improved Imbue Ring as a bonus feat. At 15th level, a ring warden learns Greater Imbue Ring as a bonus feat.
This ability replaces the wizard’s bonus feats at 5th, 10th, 15th, and 20th levels.
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