Soulmelder (3.5e Class)

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A Soulmelder manifesting one of their melds.


Soulmelders are powerful magic users who are able to alter reality with power drawn from the spirit realm.

Making a Soulmelder[edit]

Soulmelders are able to call on healing magic, and reality altering magic to bolster their allies in battle, but lack in any sort of offensive abilities themselves and instead rely on their Soulmelds to deal damage in combat.

Abilities: Charisma then Constitution.

Races: Any.

Alignment: Any non-evil.

Starting Gold: 3d4 x 10 gp (60GP)

Starting Age: As wizard.

Table: The Soulmelder

Hit Die: d6

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Spells per Day
Fort Ref Will 0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
1st +0 +0 +2 +2 Soulmeld, Free Soul 5 3
2nd +1 +0 +3 +3 6 4
3rd +1 +1 +3 +3 6 5
4th +2 +1 +4 +4 6 6 3
5th +2 +1 +4 +4 6 6 4
6th +3 +2 +5 +5 Soul Expansion 6 6 5 3
7th +3 +2 +5 +5 6 6 6 4
8th +4 +2 +6 +6 6 6 6 5 3
9th +4 +3 +6 +6 6 6 6 6 4
10th +5 +3 +7 +7 Free Soul II 6 6 6 6 5 3
11th +5 +3 +7 +7 6 6 6 6 6 4
12th +6/+1 +4 +8 +8 Soul Expansion 6 6 6 6 6 5 3
13th +6/+1 +4 +8 +8 6 6 6 6 6 6 4
14th +7/+2 +4 +9 +9 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 3
15th +7/+2 +5 +9 +9 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4
16th +8/+3 +5 +10 +10 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 3
17th +8/+3 +5 +10 +10 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4
18th +9/+4 +6 +11 +11 Soul Expansion 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 3
19th +9/+4 +6 +11 +11 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4
20th +10/+5 +6 +12 +12 Free Soul III 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Class Skills (4+ Int modifier per level, x 4 at 1st level)
Appraise (Int), Autohypnosis (Wis), Concentration (Con), Decipher Script (Int), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Hide (Dex), Knowledge (nature)(Int), Listen (Wis), Move Silently (Dex), Ride (Dex), Search (Int), Spellcraft (Int), Spot (Wis), Survival (Wis), Use Magic Device (Cha).

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are class features of the Soulmelder.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A Soulmelder is proficient with all simple weapons but no armor or shields as they interfere with somatic motions.

Soulmeld: A Soulmelder's primary ability is the ability they have to fuse their soul with the soul of another creature. A creature a soulmelder has melded with will "evolve" as the soulmelder levels up, a melded creature gains the same benefits as a Druid's Animal Companion. To meld with a creature the Soulmelder and the target creature must make an opposing Soulmeld check. If the results are 5-15 you use your base DC or the target's base DC. If you roll above or below this add or subtract the amount you are off by from your base DC to a maximum of +5 or -5.
Your Base soulmeld DC is equal to 10+Soulmelder level+Charisma modifier
The soulmeld DC for another creature is 10+2xCR with the exception of creatures with CR 1/2 and 1/3 which have a base DC of 9 and creatures from CR 1/4 down to 1/10 have a base DC of 7
At character creation you may select any creature from the Monster manual to attempt to meld with assuming it would be reasonable for you to have encountered a creature of that type before (DM's discretion). Treat the creature you are attempting to meld with as unsuspecting (use the base soulmeld DC). Any creature you successfully meld with advances with you, your level is equal to your soulmelder level plus your Charisma modifier to a maximum of +3, a creatures level equals to twice their CR, any creature below CR1 is treated as one level lower than 1, and creature of CR 1/4 or less is treated as two levels lower than 1. If you manage to successfully meld with a creature who's level surpasses yours treat it as the same level as you for advancing purposes. If you are unsuccessful on your initial soulmeld check you may either, attempt to meld with a creature who has a lower DC, or if it was as a result of being too greedy may have to start play with no initial meld and have to find one in the wild.
-Other factors to also take into account include the animals attitude towards you, Hostile +3DC, Neutral/Unsuspecting no change, Friendly -2DC.
-If a hostile creature is unconcious -2DC however an unsuspecting or friendly creature are unaffected by this.
-If the creature has an intelligence score higher than 2 add +5 to the DC to meld with the creature.
-At levels 6, 12, and 18 the soulmelder gains Soul Expansion allowing them to meld with one additional creature each time, each additional empty slot raises your base DC by 2, and each creature you have melded with lowers your base DC by 2.
-When attempting to soulmeld with a creature you provoke an attack of opportunity, if you fail the soulmeld check with a hostile or unsuspecting creature the targeted creature may make a touch attack dealing double damage (This can be halved on a successful Fortitude save).
-At any time a Soulmelder can choose to part with a soul that is currently melded with them, doing so requires them to undergo a 24 hour cleansing ritual, at the end of this ritual the Soulmelder and the chosen soul will be parted and the Soulmelder takes 2 points of temporary consitution damage which regenerate after an additional 24 hours.
-Regularly when you meld with a creature it will be of equal or lower level than you a creatures "level" is equal to double the CR of the creature. If the creature you are melding with is intelligent (Int score of 3 or higher) and has an opposing alignment you and the creature must make an opposing will save, if your will save exceeds the creatures will save by 5 or more the creatures alignment is changed to match yours, if they are the same +/-4 both of your alignments remain unchanged, and if your will save falls short by 5 or more points your alignment changes to that of the creature you're melding with.
-If a creature you are melded with is reduced to 0 hit points or lower it's soul seperates from you as if you had just performed the cleansing ritual to.

Free Soul: At will a Soulmelder can use the ability Free Soul to allow a physical manifestation of the souls they have melded with to exist on the material plane, at 10th level this ability is enhanced so that the soulmelder can have an additional physical manifestation active at once and is further enhanced at 20th level so three manifestations can exist at once. If the creature manifesting is equal to or above the soulmelder's level they use the base stats for that creature unmodified, if your level surpasses the level of the creature you have melded with the manifestation of that creature will be modified according to the Table: The Druid's Animal Companion

Spells: A Soulmelder can cast any spell he knows without preparing it ahead of time, the way a wizard or a cleric must. To learn or cast a spell, a sorcerer must have a Charisma score equal to at least 10 + the spell level. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a soulmelder’s spell is 10 + the spell level + the soulmelder’s Charisma modifier.
Like other spellcasters, a soulmelder can cast only a certain number of spells of each spell level per day. In addition, they receive bonus spells per day if they has a high Charisma score.
Unlike a wizard or a cleric, a soulmelder need not prepare his spells in advance. They can cast any spell they knows at any time, assuming they have not yet used up his spells per day for that spell level. They do not have to decide ahead of time which spells they’ll cast. Soulmelders choose their spells from the following list:

0—Create Water, Cure Minor Wounds, Dancing Lights, Detect Magic, Detect Poison, Ghost Sound, Guidance, Light, Lullaby, Mage Hand, Mending, Message, Open/Close, Prestidigitation, Purify Food and Drink, Read Magic, Resistance, Virtue

1st—Bless, Bless Water, Calm Animals, Charm Animal, Charm Person, Command, Cure light Wounds, Delay Poison, Detect Animals or Plants, Disguise Self, Endure Elements, Enlarge Person, Entropic Shield, Expedious Retreat, Feather Fall, Floating Disk, Goodberry, Hide from Animals, Identify, Jump, Longstrider , Mage Armor, Magic Aura, Magic Fang, Magic Weapon, Obscuring Mist, Pass Without Trace, Protection From Chaos , Protection from Evil, Protection from Good, Protection from Law, Reduce Person, Remove Fear, Sanctuary, Shield, Shield of Faith , Sleep, Speak with Animals, True Strike, Unseen Servant

2nd—Aid, Alter Self, Animal Messenger, Baleful Transpotition, Bear's Endurance, Blur, Bull's Strength, Calm Emotions, Cat's Grace, Cure Moderate Wounds, Eagle's Splendor, Enthrall, Find Traps, Fog Cloud, Fox's Cunning, Glitterdust, Hold Animal, Invisibilitt (Spell), Lesser Restoration, Levitate, Locate Object, Make Whole, Mirror Image, Misdirection, Owl's Wisdom, Protection from Arrows, Pyrotechnics, Reduce Animal, Remove Paralisis, Resist Energy, See Invisibility, Shield Other, Spider Climb, Status, Warp Wood, Wood Shape

3rd—Bestow Curse, Remove Curse, Blink, Charm Monster, Create Food and Water, Cure Serious Wounds, Daylight, Deep Slumber, Dispel Magic, Displacement, Dominate Animal, Fly (Spell), Gaseous Form (Spell), Good Hope, Heroism, Greater Magic Fang, Greater Magic Weapon, Haste, Hold Person, Invisibility Purge, Invisibility Sphere, Keen Edge, Lesser Telepathic Bond, Magic Circle against Chaos, Magic Circle against Evil, Magic Circle against Good, Magic Circle against Law, Magic Vestment, Meld into Stone, Nondetection, Prayer, Protection from Energy, Quench, Rage, Remove Blindness/Deafness, Remove Disease, Shrink Item, Slow, Stone Shape, Suggestion, Tiny Hut, Water Breathing, Water Walk

4th—Break Enchantment, Commune with Nature, Control Water, Cure Critical Wounds, Death Ward, Dimension Door, Dimensional Anchor, Dismissal, Divine Power, Freedom of Movement, Greater Invisibility, Greater Status, Hold Monster, Imbue With Spell Ability, Locate Creature, Mass Enlarge Person, Mass Reduce Person, Mneomonic Enhancer, Neutralize Poison, Polymorph (Spell), Reincarnate, Resilient Sphere, Restoration, Rusting Grasp, Secure Shelter, Sending, Spell Immunity, Tongues

5th—Animal Growth, Atonement, Awaken, Baleful Polymorph, Dispel Law, Dispel Good, Dispel Evil, Dispel Chaos, Dominate Person, Fabricate, Greater Command, Lesser Planar Binding, Major Creation, Mass Cure Light Wounds, Overland Flight, Passwall, Permanency, Plane Shift, Raise Dead, Righteous Might, Seeming, Spell Resistance (Spell), Stoneskin, Symbol of Sleep, Telekinesis, Telepathic Bond, Teleport, Transmute Mud to Rock, Transmute Rock to Mud, True Seeing, Wall of Force, Wall of Stone

6th—Analyze Dweomer, Animate Objects, Antilife Shell, Antimagic Field, Banishment, Flesh to Stone, Greater Dispel Magic, Greater Heroism, Guards and Wards, Heal, Heroes' Feast, Mass Bear's Endurance, Mass Bull's Strength, Mass Cat's Grace, Mass Cure Moderate Wounds, Mass Eagle's Splendor, Mass Fox's Cunning, Mass Owl's Wisdom, Mislead, Planar Binding, Repel Wood, Repulsion, Spellstaff, Stone Tell, Stone to Flesh, Symbol of Persuasion, Transformation, Veil, Wall of Iron, Wind Walk, Word of Recall

7th—Animate Plants, Ethereal Jaunt, Greater Restoration, Greater Teleport, Instant Summons, Irresistible Dance, Limited Wish, Mass Charm Monster, Mass Cure Serious Wounds, Mass Hold Person, Mass Invisibility, Phase Door, Refuge, Regenerate, Resurrection, Reverse Gravity, Simulacrum, Spell Turning, Statue, Symbol of Stunning, Teleport Object, Transmute Metal to Wood

8th—Animal Shapes, /Binding, Cloak of Chaos, Crown of Glory, Demand, Dimensional Lock, Discern Location, Greater Planar Binding, Greater Spell Immunity, Holy Aura, Iron Body, Mass Cure Critical Wounds, Mind Blank, Moment of Prescience, Polymorph Any Object, Protection from Spells, Repel Metal or Stone, Shield of Law, Surelife, Sympathy, Telekinetic Sphere, Temporal Stasis, Trap the Soul, True Creation

9th—Astral Projection, Dominate Monster, Etherealness, Foresight, Freedom,Genesis, Imprisonment, Mage's Disjunction, Mass Heal,Mass Hold Monster, Miracle, Shapechange, Soul Bind, Teleportation Circle, Time Stop, True Resurrection, Wish

The Druid's Animal Companion

A druid’s animal companion is different from a normal animal of its kind in many ways. A druid’s animal companion is superior to a normal animal of its kind and has special powers, as described below.

Armor Adj.
1st–2nd +0 +0 +0 1 Link, Share Spells
3rd–5th +2 +2 +1 2 Evasion
6th–8th +4 +4 +2 3 Devotion
9th–11th +6 +6 +3 4 Multiattack
12th–14th +8 +8 +4 5
15th–17th +10 +10 +5 6 Improved Evasion
18th–20th +12 +12 +6 7

Animal Companion Basics: Use the base statistics for a creature of the companion’s kind, but make the following changes.

Class Level: The character’s druid level. The druid’s class levels stack with levels of any other classes that are entitled to an animal companion for the purpose of determining the companion’s abilities and the alternative lists available to the character.

Bonus HD: Extra eight-sided (d8) Hit Dice, each of which gains a Constitution modifier, as normal. Remember that extra Hit Dice improve the animal companion’s base attack and base save bonuses. An animal companion’s base attack bonus is the same as that of a druid of a level equal to the animal’s HD. An animal companion has good Fortitude and Reflex saves (treat it as a character whose level equals the animal’s HD). An animal companion gains additional skill points and feats for bonus HD as normal for advancing a monster’s Hit Dice.

Natural Armor Adj.: The number noted here is an improvement to the animal companion’s existing natural armor bonus.

Str/Dex Adj.: Add this value to the animal companion’s Strength and Dexterity scores.

Bonus Tricks: The value given in this column is the total number of “bonus” tricks that the animal knows in addition to any that the druid might choose to teach it (see the Handle Animal skill). These bonus tricks don’t require any training time or Handle Animal checks, and they don’t count against the normal limit of tricks known by the animal. The druid selects these bonus tricks, and once selected, they can’t be changed.

Link (Ex): A druid can handle her animal companion as a free action, or push it as a move action, even if she doesn’t have any ranks in the Handle Animal skill. The druid gains a +4 circumstance bonus on all wild empathy checks and Handle Animal checks made regarding an animal companion.

Share Spells (Ex): At the druid’s option, she may have any spell (but not any spell-like ability) she casts upon herself also affect her animal companion. The animal companion must be within 5 feet of her at the time of casting to receive the benefit. If the spell or effect has a duration other than instantaneous, it stops affecting the animal companion if the companion moves farther than 5 feet away and will not affect the animal again, even if it returns to the druid before the duration expires.

Additionally, the druid may cast a spell with a target of “You” on her animal companion (as a touch range spell) instead of on herself. A druid and her animal companion can share spells even if the spells normally do not affect creatures of the companion’s type (animal).

Evasion (Ex): If an animal companion is subjected to an attack that normally allows a Reflex saving throw for half damage, it takes no damage if it makes a successful saving throw.

Devotion (Ex): An animal companion gains a +4 morale bonus on Will saves against enchantment spells and effects.

Multiattack: An animal companion gains Multiattack as a bonus feat if it has three or more natural attacks and does not already have that feat. If it does not have the requisite three or more natural attacks, the animal companion instead gains a second attack with its primary natural weapon, albeit at a –5 penalty.

Improved Evasion (Ex): When subjected to an attack that normally allows a Reflex saving throw for half damage, an animal companion takes no damage if it makes a successful saving throw and only half damage if the saving throw fails.

Alternative Animal Companions: A druid of sufficiently high level can select her animal companion from one of the following lists, applying the indicated adjustment to the druid’s level (in parentheses) for purposes of determining the companion’s characteristics and special abilities.

4th Level or Higher (Level –3)
Ape (animal)
Bear, black (animal)
Bison (animal)
Boar (animal)
Cheetah (animal)
Crocodile (animal)1
Dire badger
Dire bat
Dire weasel
Leopard (animal)
Lizard, monitor (animal)
Shark, Large1 (animal)
Snake, constrictor (animal)
Snake, Large viper (animal)
Wolverine (animal)
7th Level or Higher (Level –6)
Bear, brown (animal)
Dire wolverine
Crocodile, giant (animal)
Deinonychus (dinosaur)
Dire ape
Dire boar
Dire wolf
Elasmosaurus (dinosaur)1
Lion (animal)
Rhinoceros (animal)
Snake, Huge viper (animal)
Tiger (animal)
10th Level or Higher (Level –9)
Bear, polar (animal)
Dire lion
Megaraptor (dinosaur)
Shark, Huge (animal)1
Snake, giant constrictor (animal)
Whale, orca (animal)1
13th Level or Higher (Level –12)
Dire bear
Elephant (animal)
Octopus, giant (animal)1
16th Level or Higher (Level –15)
Dire shark1
Dire tiger
Squid, giant (animal)1
Triceratops (dinosaur)
Tyrannosaurus (dinosaur)
  1. Available only in an aquatic environment.

Epic Soulmelder[edit]

Table: The Epic Soulmelder

Hit Die: d6

Level Special
24th Soul Expansion
30th Soul Expansion, Free Soul IV

4 + Int modifier skill points per level.

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