Primal Avatar (Barbarian/Summoner)

Some barbarians fuel their rage through arcane means. Instead of channeling their rage internally, they draw energy from the primal plane and form it into something only they can control. This spirit avatar feeds off its master’s rage like a parasite. In turn, the primal avatar gains great combat prowess, more than any mortal might normally obtain. (Original Concept by 55hi55)

Primary Class: Barbarian.

Secondary Class: Summoner.

Alignment: Any chaotic.

Hit Dice: d12.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The spirit warrior may select three summoner skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal barbarian class skills. The primal caller gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The spirit warrior is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with natural weapons, and with light armor, but not with shields.

Primal Spirit: A primal avatar begins play with the ability to summon a powerful creature called a primal spirit to meld with his own being. The primal avatar wears the spirit like translucent, living armor. The primal spirit mimics all of the primal avatar’s movements, has the same alignment as the primal avatar that calls it, and can speak all of her languages. A primal avatar can summon her spirit for a number of rounds per day equal to 4 + her Constitution modifier. At each level after 1st, she can summon her primal spirit for 2 additional rounds. Temporary increases to Constitution, such as those gained from rage and spells like bear's endurance, do not increase the total number of rounds that a primal avatar can summon her spirit per day. A primal avatar can summon her primal spirit as a move action that does not provoke an attack of opportunity. The total number of rounds of summoning her primal spirit per day is renewed after resting for 8 hours, although these hours do not need to be consecutive. Unlike an eidolon, a primal spirit is not treated as a summoned creature, and is not subject to banishment, or similar effects that affect summoned creatures.

While a primal spirit is summoned, the primal avatar is treated as both an outsider and his original creature type. The spirit grants the primal avatar darkvision 60 feet, a number of temporary hit points equal to 1/2 her primal avatar level (minimum 1) + her Constitution modifier, and a +2 natural armor bonus. It also grants her the same maximum number of natural attacks as an eidolon of her level. If the primal avatar has more natural attacks than the maximum number, she must choose which natural attacks to use in any given round.

In addition, the primal avatar gains 2 evolution points. She can spend evolution points to gain any evolution an eidolon of her level has access to except for the Large, Huge, and Ability Increase evolutions, or any evolutions that duplicate the effects of a rage power. Whenever the primal avatar gains a level, she must decide how these points are spent, and they are set until she gains another level of primal avatar. She is also treated as having the bipedal base form for the purpose of what evolutions she qualifies for. The primal spirit does not grant the primal avatar a bonus to her base attack bonus, skill points, feats, or special abilities normally gained by to the eidolon (see Table: Primal Spirit Base Statistics).