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Witchwarper

Witchwarpers are powerful spellcasters who draw their magic from alternate realities and can pull bubbles of those realities into their current space.

Most people believe that reality is limited to their physical surroundings. You know the truth: that everything around you is merely a thin veil draped across the infinite tapestry of existence. Your reality is a palimpsest, with all possible worlds and all alternate existences at your disposal.

Through your magic and force of personality, you can peer into these time lines and pull from them as you see fit, using their dimensional echoes to twist and reshape your own world.

Hit Points: 5

Stamina Points: 5 + Constitution modifier

Key Ability Score: Your Charisma score determines your spellcasting ability, the saving throw DCs of your spells, and the number of bonus spells you can cast per day, so Charisma is your key ability score. A high Dexterity score can help you fire weapons more accurately and dodge incoming attacks.

Class Skills: Acrobatics (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Culture (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Mysticism (Wis), Physical Science (Int), Profession (Cha, Int, or Wis)

Proficiencies Armor Light; Weapons Basic melee weapons, small arms, and grenades

Skill Ranks per Level: 4 + Intelligence Modifier

Table 2–3: Witchwarper
Class Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Bonus Ref Save Bonus Will Save Bonus Class Features Spells Per Day (by spell level)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
1st +0 +0 +2 +0 Infinite worlds (1st-level spells) 2
2nd +1 +0 +3 +0 Paradigm shift 2
3rd +2 +1 +3 +1 Compound sight +1, weapon specialization 3
4th +3 +1 +4 +1 Infinite worlds (2nd-level spells) 3 2
5th +3 +1 +4 +1 Paradigm shift 4 2
6th +4 +2 +5 +2 Alternate outcome 1/day, compound sight +2 4 3
7th +5 +2 +5 +2 Infinite worlds (3rd-level spells) 4 3 2
8th +6 +2 +6 +2 Paradigm shift 4 4 2
9th +6 +3 +6 +3 Compound sight +3 (two skills) 5 4 3
10th +7 +3 +7 +3 Infinite worlds (4th-level spells) 5 4 3 2
11th +8 +3 +7 +3 Paradigm shift 5 4 4 2
12th +9 +4 +8 +4 Alternate outcome 2/day, compound sight +4 5 5 4 3
13th +9 +4 +8 +4 Infinite worlds (5th-level spells) 5 5 4 3 2
14th +10 +4 +9 +4 Paradigm shift 5 5 4 4 2
15th +11 +5 +9 +5 Compound sight +5 5 5 5 4 3
16th +12 +5 +10 +5 Infinite worlds (6th-level spells) 5 5 5 4 3 2
17th +12 +5 +10 +5 Paradigm shift 5 5 5 4 4 2
18th +13 +6 +11 +6 Alternate outcome 3/day, compound sight +6 5 5 5 5 4 3
19th +14 +6 +11 +6 Unfold existences 5 5 5 5 5 4
20th +15 +6 +12 +6 Paradigm shift, reality stutter 5 5 5 5 5 5

Witchwarper Spells

You cast spells drawn from the witchwarper spell list. To learn or cast a spell, you must have a Charisma score equal to at least 10 + the spell’s level. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against your spell is 10 + the spell’s level + your Charisma modifier.

You can cast only a certain number of spells of each spell level per day. Your number of spells per day is given on Table 2–3: Witchwarper. In addition, you receive bonus spells per day if you have a Charisma modifier of +1 or higher, as shown on Table 2–4: Witchwarper Bonus Spells—note that you receive these bonus spells only once you can cast spells of that level normally. You can also cast 0-level spells—these spells are cast like any other spell, but there is no limit to how many 0-level spells you can cast each day.

Your selection of spells is limited. You begin play knowing four 0-level spells and two 1st-level spells of your choice. At each new witchwarper level, you learn one or more new spells, as indicated on Table 2–5: Witchwarper Spells Known. Unlike your spells per day, the number of spells you know isn’t affected by your Charisma modifier.

Every time you gain a new level, you can swap out one spell you already know and learn a single new spell of the same level in its place. In effect, you lose the old spell in exchange for the new one. You must choose whether or not to swap a spell at the same time you gain new spells known for the level.

You can cast any witchwarper spell you know at any time, assuming you have not yet used up your allotment of spells per day for the spell’s level. You can also cast a spell using a higher-level spell slot. For instance, if you want to cast a 1st-level spell but have used up all your 1st-level spells for the day, you can use a 2nd-level spell slot instead, if you have one.

You can also decipher magical inscriptions that would otherwise be unintelligible or, as a full action, identify any spells encoded in a spell gem. This does not normally invoke the magic contained within, although it may do so in the case of a cursed or trapped spell gem.

Table 2–4: Witchwarper Bonus Spells
Wis Score 0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
1–11
12–13 1
14–15 1 1
16–17 1 1 1
18–19 1 1 1 1
20–21 2 1 1 1 1
22–23 2 2 1 1 1 1
24–25 2 2 2 1 1 1
26–27 2 2 2 2 1 1
28–29 3 2 2 2 2 1
30–31 3 3 2 2 2 2
Table 2–5: Witchwarper Spells Known
Class Level 0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
1 4 2
2 5 3
3 6 4
4 6 4 2
5 6 4 3
6 6 4 4
7 6 5 4 2
8 6 5 4 3
9 6 5 4 4
10 6 5 5 4 2
11 6 6 5 4 3
12 6 6 5 4 4
13 6 6 5 5 4 2
14 6 6 6 5 4 3
15 6 6 6 5 4 4
16 6 6 6 5 5 4 2
17 6 6 6 6 5 4 3
18 6 6 6 6 5 4 4
19 6 6 6 6 5 5 4
20 6 6 6 6 6 5 5

Infinite Worlds (Su) 1st Level

As a standard action, you can create a bubble of altered reality, projecting elements of parallel existences into your current universe. You expend a witchwarper spell slot of 1st level or higher to create an environmental effect, such as summoning fog or thick vines from other realities, which lasts for a number of rounds equal to your class level unless specified otherwise.

Alternatively, you can create an instantaneous effect, such a flash of fire from an explosion that occurred in a parallel universe. The particular effects depend on the level of the spell slot expended.

All effects created by infinite worlds use the following rules unless they say otherwise. They have a range of 100 feet + 10 feet per witchwarper level and affect a 10-foot-radius spread. If you create multiple effects with one use of infinite worlds, they all originate at the same point. If an effect calls for a saving throw, the DC is equal to 10 + the spell level expended to create the effect + your Charisma modifier. You can define the cause and appearance of infinite worlds however you wish (subject to GM approval), but the effects themselves are only quasi-real and have no effects beyond the game mechanics listed as options for this ability.

You can instead create multiple, milder effects in place of a single, more powerful effect. When you do this, you select two effects available to any version of this ability created by expending a lower-level spell slot than that you actually expend.

For calculations based on spell level, use the level of the spell slot you expend.

For example, a 10th-level witchwarper could expend a 3rd?level spell slot and select either a 3rd-level effect or any two abilities normally created by expending 1st- or 2nd-level spells.

The environmental and instantaneous effects you can create by sacrificing a witchwarper spell slot of a given level are as follows:

  • 1st (Environmental): You cause the affected area to become difficult terrain. This might mean that metal flooring becomes rickety and bowed, a waterway is choked by roots and seaweed, or the air is flooded with floating strands of web-like filaments. You can affect a single movement type (land speed, burrow speed, climb speed, fly speed, or swim speed) or any combination of those movement types. When you create difficult terrain in this way, it is considered magically altered terrain for the purposes of other effects.
  • 1st (Instantaneous): You cause a bright flash of light to fill the area. Each creature within the area must succeed at a Fortitude saves or be dazzled for 1 round per witchwarper level. If a creature rolls a natural 1 on its saving throw (meaning the d20 shows a “1”), it is also blinded for 1 round.
  • 2nd (Environmental): You cause a hazard that deals damage each round equal to the level of the spell slot expended, with a successful Fortitude save reducing the damage by half. A creature attempts this save when it first takes damage from this effect, and its result applies for the duration of the effect. You select the damage type each time you use this ability (acid, bludgeoning, cold, electricity, fire, piercing, slashing, or sonic).
  • 2nd (Instantaneous): You cause a destabilizing event, such as a brief earthquake, a split-second reversal of gravity, or a blast of icy wind. Each creature within the area must succeed at a Reflex save or be knocked prone. If a creature rolls a natural 1 on its saving throw, it is also moved 5 feet per level of the spell slot expended in a direction of your choice.
  • 3rd (Environmental): You cause the area to grant Concealment”>concealment against one sense—vision, emotion, life, scent, sound, thought, or vibration.
  • 3rd (Instantaneous): You cause a disorienting event, such as bursts of flashing colors and loud sounds, or rain falling upward in spirals. Each creature within the area must succeed at a Will save or be knocked off-target for a number of rounds equal to the level of the spell expended. If a creature rolls a natural 1 on its saving throw, it is also staggered for 1 round.
  • 4th (Environmental): You create a barrier, the entirety of which must be within the range and area of infinite worlds’ environmental effects. The barrier is a number of 5-foot cubes no greater than double the level of the spell slot expended. The cubes must each connect along one side with at least one other cube, have hardness equal to double the level of the spell expended, and each have HP equal to 5 × the level of spell expended. Barriers you could summon might include old rusting barricades, slabs of ice, and so forth.
  • 4th (Instantaneous): You create a burst of damage affecting everything in the area. You select the type of damage each time you use this ability (acid, bludgeoning, cold, electricity, fire, piercing, slashing, or sonic), and it deals 2d6 damage per level of the spell expended (Reflex half).
  • 5th (Environmental): You make the air thicker or thinner, or fill it with toxic vapors. Each creature breathing the air must succeed at a Fortitude save or be sickened as long as it remains in the area. A creature attempts a single save when it is first exposed to the infinite worlds, which determines for the duration of the ability whether breathing within the area sickens that creature.
  • 5th (Instantaneous): You attempt to entangle all targets within the area. You might fill the area with chains, viscous glue, or quick-hardening cement. Each target must succeed at a Reflex save or be entangled and anchored in place for a number of rounds equal to the level of the spell slot expended. Creatures that enter the area after you use this ability are not entangled.
  • 6th (Environmental): You reduce the hardness of objects within the area by 50% (Fortitude negates), or increase their hardness by 10 (to a maximum of double their normal hardness).

Paradigm Shift 2nd Level

Paradigm shifts represent your ability to briefly install pieces of alternate realities into your own, subtly or radically changing your surroundings for a time. You learn your first paradigm shift at 2nd level, and an additional paradigm shift every 3 levels thereafter.

Unless otherwise stated, the effects of a paradigm shift last for a number of rounds equal to your witchwarper level. If a paradigm shift allows a saving throw to resist its effects, the DC is equal to 10 + half your witchwarper level + your Charisma modifier.

Starting at 4th level, your ability to shuffle these realities improves. Upon gaining a witchwarper level (including at 4th level), you can swap out one paradigm shift you know for a different paradigm shift of the same level. You can instead select a paradigm shift of a lower level, but note the level of the original paradigm shift so that when you later swap out the same paradigm shift at later levels, you can select any paradigm shift of the original level or lower.)

The list of paradigm shifts appears following the class features.

Compound Sight (Su) 3rd Level

You can sift through many realities, gaining understanding of a task by seeing it attempted dozens of different ways. Choose a skill. You gain a +1 insight bonus to checks using that skill.

This bonus increases by +1 at 6th level and every 3 levels thereafter. You can change your chosen skill every time you gain a witchwarper level. At 9th level, you become more adept with your compound sight and can choose two skills to apply it to.

Weapon Specialization (Ex) 3rd Level

You gain the Weapon Specialization feat as a bonus feat for each weapon type this class grants you proficiency with.

Alternate Outcome (Su) 6th Level

You can use your grasp of other realities to swap an outcome in your current existence with that of a more favorable reality. As a reaction once per day, you can reroll one attack roll, saving throw, ability check, or skill check that you attempt. Alternatively, you can expend a use of this ability as a reaction to cause a critical hit against you or an ally within 100 feet to instead be a normal hit.

You gain one additional daily use of this ability at 12th level and again at 18th level.

Unfold Existences (Su) 19th Level

You have nearly unlimited insight into all possible worlds and can pluck power from them as you deem necessary. Select five paradigms shifts you don’t know but whose prerequisites you meet. These paradigm shifts must not require your level to be higher than 8th. You can use the selected paradigm shifts a total number of times per day equal to your Charisma modifier.

Reality Stutter (Su) 20th Level

Your force of will can infuse reality itself, changing key aspects of existence around you. You can spend 1 Resolve Point to use any paradigm shift you know. This doesn’t take an action, but you must use this ability on your turn unless the paradigm shift can be used as a reaction. If the paradigm shift requires a reaction, you still can’t use it unless the stated trigger has occurred, but using it does not expend your reaction for the round. If the paradigm shift requires you to spend Resolve Points to use it, you must still spend those Resolve Points in addition to that spent to use this ability. You can use reality stutter only once per turn. You can use the unfold existences ability in conjunction with reality stutter; doing so expends a daily use of unfold existences as normal.

Furthermore, once per week, you can cast warp reality (page 143) as a spell-like ability.

Paradigm Shifts

You learn your first paradigm shift at 2nd level and an additional paradigm shift every 3 levels thereafter. Paradigm shifts require you to be a certain level to learn them and are organized accordingly.

See above for more information about paradigm shifts.

2nd Level

You must be 2nd level or higher to choose these paradigm shifts.

Disrupt Attack (Su)

As a reaction when you or an ally is targeted with an attack originating within 100 feet, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to impose a –2 penalty on the attack roll. If the attack is coming from a creature, that creature can attempt a Will saving throw to negate this effect. Once you’ve targeted an attacker with this paradigm shift, you can’t target the same attacker with this paradigm shift again for 24 hours. At 8th level, the penalty changes to –3, and at 14th level, the penalty changes to –4.

Disrupt Creature (Su)

As a standard action, you can expend an unused spell slot to target a creature within 100 feet and swap in alternate physiologies or circuitry in its body in this version of existence, imposing the shaken condition for a number of rounds equal to the level of the spell slot expended.

Eldritch Secret

You can draw specific magic effects from other realities, allowing you to access spells normally not available to witchwarpers.

Select one spell from the mystic or technomancer spell list. It must be of a level no greater than 1 lower than the highest-level spell you can cast. Add this to your list of witchwarper spells known. Each time you gain the ability to cast a higher level of witchwarper spells, you may swap out the spell gained with this paradigm shift for a new spell of a maximum level no greater than 1 lower than the highest-level spell you can cast.

Overlapping Forms (Su)

As a standard action, you can overlay faint outlines of yourself from multiple alternate realities, giving yourself a +1 enhancement bonus to your AC. At 5th level, you can spend 1 Resolve Point when using this ability to instead give an ally you touch a +1 enhancement bonus to AC.

Prevent Wounds (Su)

As a reaction when you or an ally within 100 feet takes Hit Point damage, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to prevent 1d4 points of that damage for every 2 witchwarper levels you have.

Push Grenade (Su)

As a reaction when a grenade would explode within 100 feet, you can shift the grenade’s position by 5 feet before it detonates, and your allies within its area of effect gain a +2 insight bonus to their saving throws against the grenade’s effects. You can also use this ability against an instantaneous effect or spell defined as a burst radius that requires a saving throw. At 8th level, you can shift the grenade’s detonation position by 10 feet. At 11th level, you can shift the grenade’s detonation position by 15 feet.

Shift Resistance (Su)

As a standard action, you can change the type of a single energy resistance (but not immunity) of a creature within 100 feet (from cold to fire, for example) for 1 round. The creature can attempt a Will saving throw to negate this effect. Once you’ve targeted a creature with this paradigm shift, you can’t target that creature with this paradigm shift again for 24 hours.

Thwart Ability (Su)

As a reaction when you or an ally within 100 feet is affected by a spell or ability that allows a saving throw and would deal Stamina Point, Hit Point, or ability damage, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to grant the target a new saving throw with a +2 bonus to avoid or mitigate the effect’s damage and effects.

5th Level

You must be 5th level or higher to choose these paradigm shifts.

Inhibit (Sp or Su)

As a standard action, you can prevent a creature within 100 feet from taking its best course of action by overwhelming it with visions of its failures in other realities as a supernatural ability.

The target must succeed at a Will save or become staggered for 1 round. At 8th level, alternatively, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to instead use slow as a spell-like ability. Once you’ve targeted a creature with this paradigm shift, you can’t target that creature with this paradigm shift again for 24 hours.

Optimize (Sp or Su)

You can show a creature a glimpse of the results of its choices in other realities, allowing it to act more efficiently. As a standard action, you can touch a willing creature to increase all of its speeds by 10 feet. This is considered an enhancement bonus and is a supernatural haste effect. At 8th level, alternatively, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to instead use haste as a spell?like ability.

Once you’ve targeted a creature with this paradigm shift, you can’t target them with this paradigm shift again for 24 hours.

Resist Elements (Su)

As a reaction when you or a creature within 100 feet would take energy damage, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to grant the target resistance 5 against that energy type (acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic).

This resistance is applied before the damage from the triggering attack. At 8th level, the resistance granted increases to 10. At 11th level, the resistance granted increases to 15.

Shifting Offensive (Su)

As a standard action, you can touch a weapon that deals damage and temporarily change its damage type. If the weapon deals kinetic damage, you can change it only to another type of kinetic damage; if it deals energy damage, you can change it only to another type of energy damage. This effect lasts until the end of your next turn.

At 11th level, you can instead spend 1 RP to cause a touched weapon to deal any type of kinetic or energy damage, regardless of its normal damage type. For example, you could cause a zero rifle to deal piercing damage instead of cold. This ability never causes a weapon to target a different Armor Class.

8th Level

You must be 8th level or higher to choose these paradigm shifts.

Flash Teleport (Su)

As a move action, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to teleport up to 30 feet. You must have Line_of_Sight”>line of sight to your destination. This movement doesn’t provoke attacks of opportunity.

Hobble Creature (Su)

As a standard action, you can expend an unused spell slot to target a creature within 100 feet and swap in alternate physiologies or circuitry in its body in this version of existence, imposing the staggered condition for a number of rounds equal to the level of the spell slot expended. You must know the disrupt creature paradigm shift to learn this paradigm shift.

Magic Deletion (Su)

As a reaction when you are targeted by a spell, you can spend 1 Resolve Point to gain spell resistance equal to 12 + your witchwarper level until the end of your next turn.

11th Level

You must be 11th level or higher to choose these paradigm shifts.

Dart Aside (Su)

As a reaction when you are hit by an attack but before the attack’s damage is resolved, you can spend 2 RP to teleport up to 10 feet away. This movement does not provoke attacks of opportunity. If your new location would cause you to be an invalid target for the triggering attack (for example, because you are out of range of a melee attack or the attacker no longer has Line_of_Effect”>line of effect to you), the attack is treated as a miss.

Shaped Infinities (Su)

When you use infinite worlds, you can exclude up to one 5-foot square per witchwarper level from the effect’s area.

Substitute Mind (Su)

You can free a creature from mental control or conditions that hamper it. Once per day as a standard action, you can touch a willing or unconscious creature. When you do, the affected part of its mind is replaced with a nearly exact duplicate from an alternate reality, ending all mind-affecting effects the target has as well as all conditions removed by greater remove condition that were imposed on the creature by mind-affecting effects. The subject is Stunned”>stunned until the end of its next turn.

You can also attempt to use this ability on an ally who is unwilling due to the influence of a mind-affecting effect. In this case, the ally can attempt a new saving throw against the effect at the same DC. If they succeed, the ally can allow their mind to be substituted, but if they fail, you waste the action and this use of substitute mind. This does not grant the ally a new saving throw if the effect did not originally allow one.

At 14th level, you can use this ability on yourself, even if you’re otherwise unable to take actions because of a mind?affecting effect. If you do, it must be the first thing you do on your turn, and you are Stunned”>stunned until the end of your next turn.

14th Level

You must be 14th level or higher to choose these paradigm shifts.

Shifting Immunity (Su)

As a reaction when a creature with immunity to a type of energy damage within 100 feet is affected by energy damage, you can change the creature’s immunity to another type of energy (acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic) before the damage is resolved. The effect of this paradigm shift lasts for 3 rounds. This does not affect the creature’s ability to survive environmental hazards or conditions, only what damage it takes from attacks and special abilities. (For example, a creature normally immune to fire that has its immunity shifted to cold by this ability and then swims in lava still doesn’t take damage from the lava even though it’s now vulnerable to fire weapons and spells.) The creature can attempt a Will saving throw to negate this effect. Once you’ve targeted a creature with this paradigm shift, you can’t target that creature with this paradigm shift again for 24 hours. You must know the shift resistance paradigm shift to learn this paradigm shift.

Swapping Step (Su)

Once per round as a move action, you can switch the positions of two creatures within 100 feet, instantaneously swapping their places. This movement does not provoke attacks of opportunity. You can’t swap creatures’ positions in a way that would cause either creature to take damage or be forced into an inappropriate physical space. (For example, you could not swap the positions of two creatures of different sizes if doing so would cause the larger creature to risk falling off a cliff or into a hazard, or cause one of the creatures to be placed within a solid object). Each targeted creature can attempt a Will save to avoid this effect. If either creature succeeds, this paradigm shift has no effect. Once you’ve targeted a creature with this paradigm shift, you can’t target that creature with this paradigm shift again for 24 hours.

Unveil Reality (Su)

As a standard action, you can target one creature within 100 feet and tear back the veils of all worlds, overwhelming the target with a bewildering phantasmagoria. This causes the creature to gain the Stunned”>stunned condition for 3 rounds unless it succeeds at a Will saving throw. This is a mind-affecting effect. Once you’ve targeted a creature with this paradigm shift, you can’t target that creature with this paradigm shift again for 24 hours.

You know the wonders of the multiverse are out there, and seek to better understand their origins.