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Idolator (Invoker; Skaldak)

Eyedolor

Art Credit: Raynaldo Perez and Northwinter Press. Used with permission.

A Skaldak’s worship of the Great Old Ones acts not as a pact so much as a conduit through which they can reach apotheosis and transform into monstrous entities known as eyedolors. To best represent this life goal, skaldak invokers carry with them an idol, carved over time into the likeness of their true forms.

Class Features

An idolator has the following class features:

Otherworldly Patron

An idolator must pick Great Old Ones as its otherworldly patron. At 1st level, the idolator adds the following spells to its invoker spell list.

Spell Level Patron Spells
1st bungle, ray of enfeeblement
2nd acid arrow, scorching ray
3rd poison, slow
4th charm monster, confusion
5th mind fog, suffocation

Once per day, as a spell-like ability, the idolator can ignore the effects of an ongoing spell that affects it for a number of rounds equal to its invoker level. It can do this twice per day starting at 9th level. The duration of the effect continues, even while suppressed. In addition, it can choose to learn the Great Old One spells normally granted to invokers when it learns new spells of the appropriate level.

At 5th level, an idolator gains the ability to shed its specially crafted armor and transform into its true form for up to 1 hour per invoker level 1/day as a spell-like ability. This functions as the beast shape I spell, except as noted here. The idolator takes the form of a medium eyedolor, which grants it the appropriate size bonuses, a fly speed of 30 feet with average maneuverability and the ability to hover up to 5 feet off the ground. An idolator that ends its turn more than 5 feet above the ground falls slowly back to that height, as if using a permanent, nonmagical feather fall. It also gains a primary bite attack which deals 1d6 piercing and slashing damage plus 1-1/2 times its Strength modifier on a hit.

Starting at 9th level, the idolator can transform 2/day and choose to take the form of a large eyedolor instead. Its fly speed and ability to hover in this form remain unchanged, and it can use a standard action to cast dispel magic up to three times each day as a spell-like ability, Its bite attack now deals 1d8 damage instead.

Starting at 14th level, the idolator can transform 3/day and choose to take the form of a huge eyedolor instead. Its fly speed and ability to hover in this form remain unchanged, and it can use a standard action to cast greater dispel magic up to three times each day as a spell-like ability. If casting dispel magic as an area dispel, the spell affects everything in a 20-foot cone in front of the idolator, instead of a burst. In addition, the idolator’s bite attack now deals 2d6 damage instead.
This ability modifies the normal progression of otherworldly patron.

Mystic Arcanums

An idolator adds the Great Old Ones otherworldly patron class features normally granted to an invoker of its level as mystic arcanums that it can choose when it gains one. It can also choose from the following mystic arcanums.

Idolator Rays (Su): When you select this mystic arcanum, you gain the ability to fire rays randomly within 120 ft. of you as a standard action while transformed into an eyedolor. You cannot fire a ray into an antimagic field, and can only fire up to 2 rays each round. If you roll the same ray more than once, you lose that attack. These rays function as the listed spells with the addition that you must succeed at a ranged touch attack to use them if they didn’t already require one.

d20 Spell effect
1 ray of frost
2 ray of enfeeblement
3 scorching ray
4 charm monster
5 fear
6 inflict moderate wounds
7 deep slumber
8 slow
9 eyebite
10 poison
11 flesh to stone
12 confusion
13 symbol of vulnerability
14 dictum
15 acid arrow
16 bestow curse
17 vampiric touch
18 sands of time
19 mind fog
20 polar ray

Improved Flight (Su): When you select this mystic arcanum, you can fly with good maneuverability and hover at any height when you take the form of a medium or large eyedolor.

Powerful Stalks (Ex): When you select this mystic arcanum, you gain 4 secondary slam attacks when you take the form of an eyedolor. These attacks deal 1d4 bludgeoning damage plus 1/2 your Strength modifier on a hit when you are medium, 1d6 when you are large, and 1d8 when you are huge.

True Form (Sp): When you select this mystic arcanum, you can change into an eyedolor and back at will. You must be at least 19th level to select this mystic arcanum.

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