Many feats are magical in nature, and more still tie into the magic system in the form of metamagic. This chapter deals with bringing them up to speed.
Magical feats are available only to characters and creatures with the ability to cast spells. (In other words, they either have a spell point reserve or have spell-like abilities.) Because magical feats are supernatural abilities - a departure from the general rule that feats do not grant supernatural abilities - they cannot be disrupted in combat (as spells can be) and generally do not provoke attacks of opportunity (except as noted in their descriptions). Supernatural abilities are not subject to spell resistance and cannot be dispelled; however, they do not function in areas where magic is suppressed, such as in an antimagic field. Leaving such an area immediately allows magical feats to be used. Many magical feats can be used only when you are magically focused; others require you to expend your magical focus to gain their benefit. Expending your magical focus does not require an action; it is part of another action (such as using a feat). When you expend your magical focus, it applies only to the action for which you expended it.
As a caster’s knowledge of magic grows, he can learn to cast spells in ways slightly different from how the spells were originally designed or learned. Of course, casting a spell while using a metamagic feat is more expensive than casting the spell normally.
Casting Time: Spells cast using metamagic feats take the same time as casting the spells normally unless the feat description specifically says otherwise.
Casting Cost: To use a metamagic feat, a caster must both expend his magical focus (see Magical Focus) and pay an increased spell point cost as given in the feat description.
Limits on Use: As with all spells, you cannot spend more spell points on a spell than your caster level. Metamagic feats merely let you cast spells in different ways; they do not let you violate this rule.
Effects of Metamagic Feats on a Spell: In all ways, a metamagic spell operates at its original spell level, even though it costs additional spell points. The modifications to a spell made by a metamagic feat have only their noted effect on the spell. A caster can’t use a metamagic feat to alter a spell being cast from a matrix, wand, or other device.
Casting a spell modified by the Quicken Spell feat does not provoke attacks of opportunity. Some metamagic feats apply only to certain spells, as described in each specific feat entry.
Magical Items and Metamagic Spells: With the right item creation feat, you can store a metamagic spell in a matrix or wand. A character doesn’t need the appropriate metamagic feat to activate an item in which a metamagic spell is stored, but does need the metamagic feat to create such an item.
Cost and other limits for matrices and wands apply as if the containing spell were of a level equal to the spell’s original level plus one-half the spell point cost increase of the metamagic feat (if any) plus one. For example, a matrix of Extended Aligned Protection would cost as a spell of level 1 + 0 / 2 + 1 = 2, and a matrix of Empowered Fireball would cost as a spell of level 2 + 2 / 2 + 1 = 4.
You can not apply more than one metamagic feat to a spell within a matrix or wand.
The companions of spellcasters have focuses different from those of most adventurers, and a unique magical link to their master that grants them special powers. Some of these are represented by companion feats. Only companions (familiars, spellstaffs, animal companions, and celestial mounts, but not their hosts) can take these feats.
When the description of a companion feat refers to the master’s level, it refers to his number of levels in spellcasting classes.
A feat that grants the character a powerful, trusty companion is usually denoted as a Leadership feat.
A character may only have one Leadership feat at a time, even if he qualifies for multiple feats.1
Is Leadership a Leadership feat? If the Leadership feat is allowed in your game, yes, it most likely should be.↩
Each individual feat description entry includes the feat’s benefit, and its prerequisites. If a feat belongs to particular category, it is denoted in brackets as part of the feat’s name.
|Augment Summoning||-||Creatures you summon are stronger and healthier.|
|Magical Spark||1st level only||Gain limited spellcasting ability|
|Careful Push||Pushing the Limits, caster level 5th||Negate damage from Pushing the Limits|
|Celestial Summons||Knowledge (the planes) 4 ranks, good||Apply celestial template to your summoned monsters|
|Continued Training||Spellcraft 4 ranks||Caster level increases by 4, to a maximum of your character level|
|Domain Attunement||Access to a Domain||Access the spells of a new Domain|
|Fiendish Summons||Knowledge (the planes) 4 ranks, evil||Apply fiendish template to your summoned monsters|
|Expanded Knowledge||Caster level 3rd||Learn additional spell from any list|
|Greater Magical Endowment||Magical Endowment||Add +2 to save DC of spell|
|Magical Endowment||-||Add +1 to save DC of spell|
|Magical Reservoir||A spell point reserve||Gain more spell points|
|Pushing the Limits||-||Take HP damage to increase your caster level|
|Rapid Refocusing||Wis 13, Concentration 7 ranks||Regain magical focus as move action|
|Spellstaff Containment||Spellstaff User, caster level 3rd||Store second magical focus in your spellstaff|
|Turn Undead||Cleric or Paladin level 1st, non-evil||Damage undead with power of your faith|
|Burrowing Spell||-||Spells bypass barriers|
|Chain Spell||-||Spell arcs to secondary targets|
|Delay Spell||-||Delay the activation of spells|
|Empower Spell||-||Variable numeric benefits of spells are increased|
|Enlarge Spell||-||Your spells reach farther|
|Extend Spell||-||Your spells last longer than normal|
|Maximize Spell||-||Maximize variable numeric benefits of spells|
|Opportunity Spell||-||Cast spell as attack of opportunity|
|Quicken Spell||-||Cast spell as a swift action|
|Scry and Die||Scrying spell||Cast spell through scrying spell|
|Silent Spell||-||Omit verbal component from spell|
|Split Ray||A metamagic feat||Fire two rays at once|
|Still Spell||-||Omit somatic component from spell|
|Twin Spell||-||Cast spell twice|
|Unconditional Spell||-||Cast spell regardless of circumstances|
|Widen Spell||-||Double spell’s numeric area measurements|
|Item Creation Feats||Prerequisites||Benefit|
|Craft Magic Arms And Armor||Caster level 5th||You can create magic arms and armor|
|Craft Rod||Caster level 9th||You can create rods|
|Craft Wand||Caster level 5th||You can create wands|
|Craft Wondrous Item||Caster level 3rd||You can create various wondrous items|
|Forge Ring||Caster level 7th||You can create magic rings|
|Imbue Matrix||Caster level 1st||You can create matrices|
|Scribe Scroll||Caster level 1st||You can create scrolls|
|Cerebral Companion||-||Companion gains intelligence close to your own|
|Companion Alertness||-||Companion grants and gains awareness bonuses|
|Companion Communication||Master level 6th||Familiar can communicate with similar creatures|
|Companion Evasion||-||Companion takes no damage on successful reflex saves|
|Companion Hardiness||-||Companion gains natural armor bonus|
|Companion Sight Link||Master level 12th||Share senses with companion|
|Companion Spell Link||-||Share spells with Companion|
|Companion Spell Resistance||Master level 12th||Companion gains spell resistance|
|Familiar Spell Delivery||Master level 3rd||Familiar can deliver spells|
|Familiar Toughness||-||Familiar gains more hit points|
|Animal Companion||Access to the Animal Domain or Ranger level 1st||Gain Animal Companion|
|Familiar||Caster level 1st||Gain Familiar|
|Spellstaff User||Caster level 1st||Gain Spellstaff|
Alphabetical Listing of Feats
You form a bond with an animal that aids you in your quests.
Benefit: This feat allows you to gain a Animal Companion.
Benefit: Each creature you conjure with any summon spell gains a +4 enhancement bonus to Strength and Constitution for the duration of the spell that summoned it.
Your spells sometimes bypass barriers.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. You can attempt to cast your spells against targets that are sheltered behind a wall or force effect. Your spell briefly skips through the Astral Plane to bypass the barrier. The strength and thickness of the barrier determine your chance of success. To successfully bypass the barrier with your spell, you make a Spellcraft check against a DC equal to 10 + the hardness of the barrier + 1 per foot of thickness (minimum 1). Assign a hardness of 20 to barriers without a hardness rating, such as force effects. Force walls are assumed to have less than 1 foot of thickness unless noted otherwise. If a spell requires line of sight (which includes most spells that affect a target or targets instead of an area), you cannot cast it as a burrowing spell unless you can somehow see the target.Using this feat increases the spell point cost of the spell by 2. The spell’s total cost cannot exceed your caster level.
You can push spells with less cost to yourself.
Prerequisite: Pushing the Limits, caster level 5th.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. When casting a spell of 3rd level or lower, you do not take damage from Pushing the Limits.
Your summoned creatures are tinged with the power of the heavens.
Prerequisites: Knowledge (the planes) 4 ranks, good alignment.
Benefit: Whenever you use a Conjuration (Summoning) spell to summon an animal, you can apply the Celestial template to it as part of the summoning process. This adds the [Good] descriptor to the spell.
Your companion is not just more clever than animals, it is as clever as some clever people.
Benefit: Your companion’s intelligence score becomes equal to your own intelligence score - 2, or its normal intelligence score, whichever is higher. If your intelligence score later changes (temporarily or permanently), the companion’s intelligence is affected immediately.
Special: An animal companion cannot take this feat.
You can cast spells that arc to hit other targets in addition to the primary target.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. You can chain any spell that specifies a single target and has a range greater than touch. After the primary target is struck, the spell can arc to a number of secondary targets equal to your caster level (maximum twenty). You choose secondary targets as you like, but they must all be within 30 feet of the primary target, and no target can be struck more than once. You can choose to affect fewer secondary targets than the maximum (to avoid allies in the area, for example). If the chained spell deals damage, the secondary targets each take half as much damage. Each target gets to make a saving throw as normal, if one is allowed by the spell. For spells that don’t deal damage, the save DCs against arcing effects are reduced by 4. Using this feat increases the spell point cost of the spell by 6. The spell’s total cost cannot exceed your caster level.
Your companion acts as your constant watchdog.
Benefit: Whenever the master and companion are within 5’ of one another, the master gains the benefit of the Alertness feat. In the case of a Familiar, the companion additionally gains Spot as a “class” skill, even if it is not a class skill for the master.
Your companion can communicate with creatures similar to itself.
Prerequisite: Master must be 6th level.
Benefit: Your companion can communicate with creatures of approximately the same kind as itself (including dire varieties): bats with bats, rats with rodents, cats with felines, hawks and owls and ravens with birds, lizards and snakes with reptiles, toads with amphibians, weasels with similar creatures (weasels, minks, polecats, ermines, skunks, wolverines, and badgers), and Spellstaffs with constructs. Such communication is limited by the intelligence of the conversing creatures.
This is a Supernatural ability.
Your companion isn’t easy to blast down.
Benefit: When subjected to an attack that normally allows a Reflex saving throw for half damage, Your companion takes no damage if it makes a successful saving throw and half damage even if the saving throw fails.
Your companion is tougher than it seems.
Benefit: The companion gains a bonus to its natural armor equal to one-half the number of levels its master has in spellcasting classes.
Companion Sight Link
You and your companion can see through each others’ eyes.
Prerequisite: Master must be 12th level.
Benefit: As a free action, you and your companion can share your senses, each experiencing everything that the other does for the duration of the effect. Either the companion or the master can initiate the link, but the master may refuse the link, while the companion may not. You can maintain the connection for up to one minute per level of the master per day, divided up between rounds as you wish.
This is a Supernatural ability.
Companion Spell Link
You and your companion have a special link when it comes to spells.
Benefit: At the master’s option, he may have any spell (but not any spell-like ability) he casts on himself also affect his companion. The companion must be within 5 feet at the time of casting to receive the benefit.
If the spell or effect has a duration other than instantaneous, it stops affecting the companion if it moves farther than 5 feet away and will not affect the companion again even if it returns to the master before the duration expires. Additionally, the master may cast a spell with a target of ``You`` on his companion (as a touch range spell) instead of on himself.
A master and his companion can share spells even if the spells normally do not affect creatures of the companion’s type.
This is a Supernatural ability.
Companion Spell Resistance
Your companion is highly resistant to spells.
Prerequisite: Master must be 12th level.
Benefit: The companion gains spell resistance equal to the master’s level + 10.
Special: An animal companion may not select this feat (but a celestial mount can, as can all other kinds of companions).
Although you have strayed from the path of magic, the abilities you have already gained continue to improve.
Prerequisite: Spellcraft 4 ranks.
Benefit: Choose a spellcasting class that you possess. Your caster level for the chosen casting class increases by four. This benefit can’t increase your caster level higher than your Hit Dice. Even if you can’t benefit from the full bonus immediately, if you later gain levels of noncasting classes or levels in other spellcasting classes, you might be able to apply the rest of the bonus.
This feat does not affect your spells known or spell points gained from class levels. It only increases your caster level, which helps you overcome spell resistance, increases the duration and other effects of your spells, and determines how many spell points you may spend on a single spell and how many bonus spell points you receive for your key ability score.
Craft Magic Arms And Armor
Prerequisite: Caster level 5th.
Benefit: You can create any magic weapon, armor, or shield whose prerequisites you meet. Enhancing a weapon, suit of armor, or shield takes one day for each 1,000 gp in the price of its magical features. To enhance a weapon, suit of armor, or shield, you must spend 1/25 of its features’ total price in XP and use up raw materials costing one-half of this total price.
The weapon, armor, or shield to be enhanced must be a masterwork item that you provide. Its cost is not included in the above cost.
You can also mend a broken magic weapon, suit of armor, or shield if it is one that you could make. Doing so costs half the XP, half the raw materials, and half the time it would take to craft that item in the first place.
You can create scepterlike devices called rods, which have a variety of magical powers.
Prerequisite: Caster level 9th.
Benefit You can create any rod whose prerequisites you meet. Crafting a rod takes one day for each 1,000 gp in its base price. To craft a rod, you must spend 1/25 of its base price in XP and use up raw materials costing one-half of its base price.
Some rods incur extra costs in material components or XP, as noted in their descriptions. These costs are in addition to those derived from the rod’s base price.
You can create slender sticks called wands than cast spells when charges are expended.
Prerequisite: Caster level 5th.
Benefit: You can create a wand of any spell you know. Crafting a wand takes one day for each 1,000 gp in its base price. The base price of a wand is its caster level × the spell level × 750 gp. To craft a wand, you must spend 1/25 of this base price in XP and use up raw materials costing one-half of this base price.
A newly created wand has 50 charges.
Any wand that stores a spell with an XP cost also carries a commensurate cost. In addition to the XP cost derived from the base price, you must pay fifty times the XP cost of the spell (once per charge of the wand).
Craft Wondrous Item
You can create various wondrous items.
Prerequisite: Caster level 3rd.
Benefit: You can create any wondrous item whose prerequisites you meet. Enchanting a wondrous item takes one day for each 1,000 gp in its price. To enchant a wondrous item, you must spend 1/25 of the item’s price in XP and use up raw materials costing half of this price.
You can also mend a broken wondrous item if it is one that you could make. Doing so costs half the XP, half the raw materials, and half the time it would take to craft that item in the first place.
Some wondrous items incur extra costs in material components or XP, as noted in their descriptions. These costs are in addition to those derived from the item’s base price. You must pay such a cost to create an item or to mend a broken one.
You can cast spells that go off up to 5 rounds later.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. You can cast a spell as a delayed spell. A delayed spell doesn’t activate immediately. When you cast the spell, you choose one of three trigger mechanisms:
The spell activates when you take a standard action to activate it;
It activates when a creature enters the area that the spell will affect (only spells that affect areas can use this trigger condition); or
It activates on your turn after 5 rounds pass.
If you choose one of the first two triggers and the conditions are not met within 5 rounds, the spell activates automatically on the fifth round. Only area and personal spells can be delayed. Any decisions you would make about the delayed spell, including attack rolls, designating targets, or determining or shaping an area, are decided when the spell is cast. Any effects resolved by those affected by the spell, including saving throws, are decided when the delay period ends. A delayed spell can be dispelled normally during the delay, and can be detected normally in the area or on the target by the use of spells that can detect magical effects. Using this feat increases the spell point cost of the spell by 2. The spell’s total cost cannot exceed your caster level.
You gain the ability to access the spells of a previously inaccessible Cleric Domain.
Prerequisites: Access to a Domain.
Benefit: Select a Cleric Domain compatible with your creed and ethos. You add the spells from that domain to your class spell list.
Special: You can select this feat multiple times. Each time you do, you choose a different Domain to attune yourself to.
You can cast spells to greater effect.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. You can empower a spell. All variable, numeric effects of an empowered spell are increased by one-half. An empowered spell deals half again as much damage as normal, cures half again as many hit points, affects half again as many targets, and so forth, as appropriate. Augmented spells can also be empowered (multiply 1-1/2 times the damage total of the augmented spell). For example, a Scorching Ray [Fire] spell augmented to cost 5 spell points would deal 1. 5 × 5d6+5 points of damage. Saving throws and opposed checks (such as the one you make when you cast dispel magic) are not affected, nor are spells without random variables. Using this feat increases the spell point cost of the spell by 2. The spell’s total cost cannot exceed your caster level.
You can cast spells farther than normal.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. You can alter a spell with a range of close, medium, or long to increase its range by 100%. An enlarged spell with a range of close has a range of 50 feet + 5 feet per level, a medium-range spell has a range of 200 feet + 20 feet per level, and a long-range spell has a range of 800 feet + 80 feet per level. Spells whose ranges are not defined by distance, as well as spells whose ranges are not close, medium, or long, are not affected. Using this feat does not increase the spell point cost of the spell.
You learn another spell.
Prerequisites: Caster level 3rd.
Benefit: Add to your spells known one additional spell of any level up to one level lower than the highest-level spell you can cast. You can choose any spell, including spells normally restricted to specialist Wizards, or even from another class’s list.
Special: You can gain this feat multiple times. Each time, you learn one new spell at any level up to one less than the highest-level spell you can cast.
You can cast spells that last longer than normal.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. You can cast an extended spell. An extended spell lasts twice as long as normal. A spell with a duration of concentration, instantaneous, or permanent is not affected by this feat. Using this feat does not increase the spell point cost of the spell.
Prerequisite: Caster level 7th.
Benefit: You can create any ring whose prerequisites you meet. Crafting a ring takes one day for each 1,000 gp in its base price. To craft a ring, you must spend 1/25 of its base price in XP and use up raw materials costing one-half of its base price.
You can also mend a broken ring if it is one that you could make. Doing so costs half the XP, half the raw materials, and half the time it would take to forge that ring in the first place.
Some magic rings incur extra costs in material components or XP, as noted in their descriptions. You must pay such a cost to forge such a ring or to mend a broken one.
You are the master of a small, intelligent animal that does your bidding.
Prerequisites: Caster level 1st.
Benefit: This feat allows you to gain a Familiar.
Familiar Spell Delivery
Your familiar can act as an extension of your own body with respect to touch spells.
Prerequisite: Master must be 3rd level.
Benefit: If the master and the familiar are in contact at the time the master casts a touch spell, he can designate his familiar as the ”toucher.” The familiar can then deliver the touch spell just as the master could. As usual, if the master casts another spell before the touch is delivered, the touch spell dissipates.
This is a Supernatural ability.
Special: Only a familiar or spellstaff can take this feat, not any other kind of companion.
Your familiar is as hard to kill as any other creature.
Benefit: Your familiar gains hit points for its HD as any other creature does, receiving the maximum possible result at 1st HD, and rolling thereafter.
Normal: Your familiar receives the minimum possible number of hit points each hit die, including the first.
Your summoned creatures have a fiendish bent.
Prerequisites: Knowledge (the planes) 4 ranks, evil alignment.
Benefit: Whenever you use a Conjuration (Summoning) spell to summon an animal, you can apply the Fiendish template to it as part of the summoning process. This adds the [Evil] descriptor to the spell.
Greater Magical Endowment
You can endow your spells with more concentrated focus.
Prerequisite: Magical Endowment.
Benefit: When you use the Magical Endowment feat, you add +2 to the save DC of a spell you cast instead of +1.
Prerequisite: Caster level 1st.
Benefit: You can create Matrices, Potions, and Oils of any spell that you know. Imbuing a matrix takes one day for each 1,000 gp in its base price. The base price of a matrix is its spell level × its caster level × 25 gp. To infuse a matrix, you must spend 1/25 of this base price in XP and use up raw materials costing one-half of this base price.
Any matrix that stores a spell with an XP cost also carries a commensurate cost. In addition to the costs derived from the base price, you must pay the XP when infusing the matrix.
Ordinarily, matrices are spell completion items. However, by doubling the base cost of the matrix (and all derived factors), you may instead create Foolproof Matrices, usable by anyone.
You can endow your spells with a little bit of extra focus.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. You add 1 to the save DC of a spell you cast.
You gain additional spell points to supplement those you already had.
Prerequisite: Having a spell point reserve.
Benefit: You gain a number of spell points equal to 1 + your number of levels in spellcasting classes (levels of different spellcasting classes stack). If you later gain more levels in spellcasting classes, the number of spell points you gain from this feat increases accordingly. If you lose a spellcasting level (such as from energy drain), you lose a spell point.
Special: This feat can be taken more than once. The benefits are cumulative.
You were born with the spark of magic in your blood.
Prerequisite: This feat can only be taken at 1st level.
Benefit: You become a Magical character. You gain a reserve of 2 spell points, and you can take magical feats, metamagic feats, and item creation feats. If you have or take a class that grants spell points, the spell points gained from Magical Spark are added to your total spell point reserve. When you take this feat, choose one 1st-level spell from any magical class list (but not a Specialist only Wizard spell). You know this spell (it becomes one of your spells known). You can cast this spell with the spell points provided by this feat if you have a Charisma score of 11 or higher. If you have no levels in a spellcasting class, you are considered a 1st-level spellcaster when casting this spell. If you have spellcasting class levels, you can cast the spell at the highest caster level you have attained, and use the key ability modifier of that class to determine this spell’s saving throw DC. If you have no spellcasting class levels, use Charisma to determine how hard your spell is to resist.
You can cast spells to maximum effect.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. You can maximize a spell. All variable, numeric effects of a spell modified by this feat are maximized. A maximized spell deals maximum damage, cures the maximum number of hit points, affects the maximum number of targets, and so on, as appropriate. Saving throws and opposed checks are not affected, nor are spells without random variables. Augmented spells can be maximized; a maximized augmented spell deals the maximum damage (or cures the maximum hit points, and so on) of the augmented spell. An empowered and maximized spell gains the separate benefits of each feat: the maximum result plus one-half the normally rolled result. Using this feat increases the spell point cost of the spell by 4. The spell’s total cost cannot exceed your caster level. 1
|SP||Augment||Augment||Empowered||Maximized||Emp. & Max.|
This uses a hypothetical first level spell that deals 1d6 points of damage, and has an augment that increases its damage by 1d6 per additional SP spent. This does not take into account any external factors, such as metamagic-enhanced spells having lower saving throw DCs than equivalent augmented spells.
When to maximize?
The canny reader may have realized that simply slapping a damage-enhancing metamagic feat like Empower Spell or Maximize Spell on the spell does not always result in more damage, as the metamagic costs prevent you from fully augmenting your spells. See table [tab:metamagicmath] for an example comparison.↩
You can make spell-enhanced attacks of opportunity.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. When you make an attack of opportunity, you can use any spell you know with a range of touch, if you have at least one hand free. Note that this metamagic feat does not increase your natural reach. Casting this spell is an immediate action. You cannot use this feat with a touch spell whose casting time is longer than 1 full-round action. Using this feat increases the spell point cost of the spell by 4. The spell’s total cost cannot exceed your caster level.
Normal: Attacks of opportunity can be made only with melee weapons.
A note on the Persistent Spell Metamagic feat that appears in the d20 srd: This feat is intentionally omitted. Spells can now have augments that drastically alter their durations - spells that don’t have such augments are usually spells that shouldn’t have their durations greatly fiddled with in the first place. Adding this feat is not recommended.↩
Pushing the Limits
You can burn your life force to strengthen your spells.
Benefit: While casting a spell, you can increase your effective caster level by one, but in so doing you take 1d8 points of damage. At 8th level, you can choose to increase your effective caster level by two, but you take 3d8 points of damage. At 15th level, you can increase your effective caster level by three, but you take 5d8 points of damage. The effective increase in caster level increases all caster level-dependent effects, such as range, duration, and your ability to overcome spell resistance. However, unlike most other effects that increase your caster level, this does not increase the number of spell points you can spend on a single spell. This is an exception from the fundamental rule of magic (see Magic Overview).
Normal: Your caster level is equal to your total levels in classes that cast spells.
You can cast a spell with a moment’s thought.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. You can quicken a spell, reducing the spell’s casting time to 1 swift action. A spell whose casting time is longer than 1 full round action cannot be quickened. Using this feat increases the spell point cost of the spell by 6. The spell’s total cost cannot exceed your caster level. Casting a quickened spell does not provoke attacks of opportunity.
You can focus your mind faster than normal, even under duress.
Prerequisite: Wis 13, Concentration 7 ranks.
Benefit: You can take a move action to become magically focused.
Normal: A character without this feat must take a full-round action to become magically focused.
Prerequisite: Caster level 1st.
Benefit: You can create Scrolls of any spell that you know. Scribing a scroll takes one day for each 1,000 gp in its base price. The base price of a scroll is its spell level squared times 1000 gp. To scribe a scroll, you must spend 1/25 of this base price in XP and use up raw materials costing one-half of this base price.
Any scroll that stores a spell with an XP cost also carries a commensurate cost. In addition to the costs derived from the base price, you must pay the XP when scribing the scroll.
Scry and Die
Prerequisite: Must know the Scrying spell.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. After successfully finding a creature with the Scrying spell, you can cast any targeted spell you know with a range of 10’ or more through the sensor on the scryed subject, as if you were located near the creature yourself. You cannot cast spells on any other creature than the one you were scrying on, even if it is within the sensor’s range of vision. You cannot cast any spell on the creature you wouldn’t be able to cast if you were physically present. Using this feat doubles the spell’s spell point cost. The spell’s total cost cannot exceed your caster level.
You are an expert in casting spells without making a sound.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. This allows you to automatically succeed on any Concentration check required to remove a spell’s Verbal component. Using this feat does not increase the spell’s spell point cost.
Special: If you also have the Still Spell feat, you can apply the benefits of that feat along with this one, only expending your magical focus once (effectively, making the combination possible without Spellstaff Containment).
Your Spellstaff has advanced enough that it can hold a magical focus that you store within it.
Prerequisites: Spellstaff User, caster level 3rd.
Benefit: You can magically focus your Spellstaff. At any time when you need to expend your magical focus, you can expend your Spellstaff’s magical focus instead, as long as the staff is within 5 feet of you. Magically focusing your Spellstaff works just like focusing yourself (normally a full-round action). The Spellstaff cannot focus itself - only the owner can spend the time to focus the crystal.
You have created a Spellstaff.
Prerequisites: Caster level 1st.
Benefit: This feat allows you to gain a Spellstaff.
You can affect two targets with a single ray.
Prerequisite: Any other metamagic feat.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. You can split rays you cast. The split ray affects any two targets that are both within the spell’s range and within 30 feet of each other. If the ray deals damage, each target takes as much damage as a single target would take. Using this feat increases the spell point cost of the spell by 2.
You are an expert in casting spells without moving a muscle.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. This allows you to automatically succeed on any Concentration check required to remove a spell’s Somatic component. Using this feat does not increase the spell’s spell point cost.
Special: If you also have the Silent Spell feat, you can apply the benefits of that feat along with this one, only expending your magical focus once (effectively, making the combination possible without Spellstaff Containment).
You can project the power of your faith to harm the living dead.
Prerequisites: Cleric or Paladin level 1st, non-evil alignment.
Benefit: In order to Turn Undead, you must expend your magical focus as a standard action. All undead creatures within 60’ take 1d6 points of damage per hit die you have. A successful Will saving throw (DC 10 + 1 / 2 your character level + your charisma modifier) halves the damage1. You must have line of sight and line of effect to each individual undead creature to be affected. This is a Supernatural ability.
Some creatures have Turn Resistance. This means that the creature gains a profane bonus on the Will save equal to that amount.↩
You can cast a spell simultaneously with another spell just like it.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. You can twin a spell. Casting a spell altered by this feat causes the spell to take effect twice on the area or target, as if you were simultaneously casting the same spell two times on the same location or target. Any variables in the spell (such as duration, number of targets, and so on) are the same for both of the resulting spells. The target experiences all the effects of both spells individually and receives a saving throw (if applicable) for each. In some cases, such as a twinned Charm, failing both saving throws results in redundant effects (although, in this example, any ally of the target would have to succeed on two dispel attempts to free the target from the charm effect). Using this feat increases the spell point cost of the spell by 6. The spell’s total cost cannot exceed your caster level.
Disabling conditions do not hold you back.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. Your mental strength is enough to overcome some otherwise disabling conditions. You can cast an unconditional spell when you are dazed, confused, nauseated, shaken, or stunned. Only personal spells and spells that affect your person can be cast as unconditional spells. Using this feat increases the spell point cost of the spell by 8. The spell’s total cost cannot exceed your caster level.
You can increase the area of your spells.
Benefit: To use this feat, you must expend your magical focus. You can alter a burst, emanation, line, or spread-shaped spell to increase its area. (Spells that do not have an area of one of these four sorts are not affected by this feat.) Any numeric measurements of the spell’s area increase by 100%.
Using this feat increases the spell point cost of the spell by 4. The spell’s total cost cannot exceed your caster level.