Spiritbound Shaman (Shaman/Magus)
Some shamans acquire their companion spirits in the form of weapons instead of animals. Most prevalent of them are the spiritbound shaman. More combative than their other kin, spiritbound shamans have an affinity to shoot and cast spells simultaneously. Strongly attached to their patron spirits, they forsake the binding of wandering ones. (Original Concept by Noro)
Primary Class: Shaman.
Secondary Class: Magus.
Hit Dice: d8.
Bonus Skills and Ranks: The spiritbound shaman may select three magus skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal shaman class skills. The spiritbound shaman gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The spiritbound shaman is proficient with all simple weapons, and with light and medium armor. The spiritbound shaman is also proficient with the favored ranged weapon of her chosen spirit.
Spellcasting: A spiritbound shaman casts divine spells drawn from the spiritbound shaman spell list. A spiritbound shaman otherwise learns, prepares, and casts spells as a shaman of her spiritbound shaman level. She also gains bonus spells for a high Wisdom.
Hex: This is exactly like the shaman ability of the same name. At 4th level or higher, whenever the spirit boundshaman gains a hex, she can choose one of the following magus arcana that she qualifies for instead of a hex: arcane accuracy, critical strike, dispelling strike, pool strike (with her spirit weapon instead of an unarmed attack).
Ranged Spell Combat (Su): At 1st level, a spiritbound shaman gains the magus spell combat ability, except that the spiritbound shaman can only use this ability with a ranged weapon (including her spirit weapon). If a spell requires an attack roll, she must use far spellstrike to deliver the spell. This ability and spirit weapon replace spirit animal, wandering spirit, and wandering hex.
Spirit Weapon (Su): At 1st level, a spiritbound shaman forms a close bond with a ranged weapon tied to her chosen spirit. This weapon is bound to her chosen spirit and is her conduit to the spirit world, guiding her along the path to enlightenment. The spirit weapon also aids a shaman by granting her a special ability. A shaman must commune with her spirit weapon each day to prepare her spells. While the spirit weapon does not store the spells like a witch's familiar does, the spirit weapon serves as her conduit to divine power. If a spiritbound shaman's spirit weapon is destroyed, she cannot prepare new spells or use her spirit magic class feature until the spirit weapon is replaced.
A spiritbound shaman may choose any ranged weapon that she is proficient with as her spirit weapon, including her spirit’s favored ranged weapon. The following is a list of each spirit’s favored ranged weapon: battle (longbow or shortbow), bone (throwing axe), flame (chakram), heavens (starknife), life (bola), lore (halfling sling-staff), nature (thorn bow), stone (light hammer), waves (trident), wind (boomerang).