Headband, Shifter’s

Aura moderate transmutation; CL 8th; Slot headband; Price 4,500 gp (+2), 17,500 gp (+4), 39,000 gp (+6); Weight


This band of reddish fox fur is marked on the front with a distinctive symbol that constantly shifts into a different character. The headband grants the wearer an enhancement bonus to one mental ability score (Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma) of +2, +4, or +6. Treat this as a temporary ability bonus for the first 24 hours the headband is worn. This bonus is chosen when the headband is created and cannot be changed. If the headband grants a bonus to Intelligence, it also grants skill ranks as a headband of vast intelligence.

If the wearer is a creature who uses magic to change form, she gains the following additional benefits.

  • Shifter’s headband +2: The wearer treats her caster level as if it were one level higher when casting spells or creating extracts of the polymorph subschool.
  • Shifter’s headband +4: Once per day while under the effect of a polymorph spell or extract, the wearer can assume another form allowed by that effect. This is a standard action.
  • Shifter’s headband +6: Whenever the wearer changes her shape with a polymorph effect, she gains DR 5/silver for 1 minute (this ends if she returns to her natural form).

These additional shapeshifter abilities are cumulative. For example, a creature wearing a shifter’s headband +4 gains the extra transformation ability and treats her caster level as 1 higher than normal for polymorph spells and extracts.


Feats Craft Wondrous Item, polymorph self; Cost 2,250 gp (+2), 8,750 gp (+4), 19,500 gp (+6).

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Equipment (OGL) © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Benjamin Bruck, Ross Byers, Brian J. Cortijo, Ryan Costello, Mike Ferguson, Matt Goetz, Jim Groves, Tracy Hurley, Matt James, Jonathan H. Keith, Michael Kenway, Hal MacLean, Jason Nelson, Tork Shaw, Owen KC Stephens, Russ Taylor, and numerous RPG Superstar contributors

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