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Shadowcraft mage

Shadowcraft mages are illusionists who specialize in shadow-magic, shaping creatures and spell effects from the very stuff of the shadow-world. For the most advanced shadowcraft mages, illusions become a substitute for reality, with the shadow-stuff they conjure and shape being as real as the real thing.


The character must be a gnome with 4 ranks in Bluff, 4 ranks in Hide and the ability to cast at least three illusion spells, including one shadow spell of 4th-level of higher.


Shadowcraft mages recieve 4 base Skill Points at each level.

  • Strength: None
  • Dexterity: Hide, Move Silently
  • Constitution: Concentration
  • Intelligence: Knowledge (arcana), Search, Spellcraft
  • Wisdom: Spot
  • Charisma: Bluff, Disguise, Perform

Class Basics[]

  • Hit Die: d4
  • BAB: +1/2 level
  • Saves: Fort Bad, Ref Bad, Will Good
  • Spellcasting: +1/level of any existing class.

Class Features[]

Cloak of Shadow[]

Starting at 1st level, attacks against the shadowcraft mage suffer a miss chance equal to 15% + 5%/level (maximum of 40% at 5th level) due to concealment. Additionally, the shadowcraft mage is allowed to make Hide checks at any time as if they had concealment. A creature that can see through magical darkness can ignore this miss chance. The cloak doesn't function in daylight, and for the purposes of light spells, it is considered a 3rd-level darkness effect. The shadowcraft mage can dismiss or activate this ability as a free action.

Silent Illusion[]

At 2nd level, a shadowcraft mage can cast illusion spells without a verbal component (unless those spells specify that they must have a verbal component, such as bard spells).

Shadow Illusion[]

At 3rd level, a shadowcraft mage can imbue certain figment spells with shadow-stuff, making them partially real. The shadowcraft mage can use the altered spell to mimic any conjuration (creation or summoning) or evocation spell of a level up to one level lower than the spell cast. The spell cast in this way functions like a shadow conjuration or shadow evocation spell, except that the mimiced spell's strength equals 10% per level of the figement spell used.

A shadowcraft mage can apply this effect to the following figment spells: silent image, minor image, major image, persistant image, and programmed image.

Extended Illusion[]

At 4th level, the duration of any illusion spell or spell-like ability a shadowcraft mage casts is doubled. This effect can stack with the effects of the Extend Spell feat.

Powerful Shadow Magic[]

At 5th level, the power of the shadowcraft mage's shadow magic increases. The spells shadow conjuration (and greater), shadow evocation (and greater), and shades have their effect increased by 20%: they are 20% more likely to affect disbelieving creatures, and they deal 20% more damage. This also applies to spells modified with the shadow illusion ability that shadowcraft mages gain at 3rd level.

Bardal Silverwhisper[]

Bardal is a male gnome sorcerer 8/shadowcraft mage 2 who is Chaotic Good.