Mind Shaman (Thrane Noble, Shaman Archetype)
Most shamans seek to shape the world through persuasion and communing with the spirits of the world. In contrast, mind shamans prefer to influence the world and those around them through compulsion, domination of the mind, and using their mental prowess to bend both allies and enemies to their will. They often form powerful bonds with particular individuals, and as their power grows they gain greater control over them. Class Features
The mind shaman has the following class features.
The mind shaman may select the new Domination spirit, in addition to those listed in the Shaman class description.
Wandering Bond (Su)
At 4th level, a mind shaman can form a temporary bond with a single living creature instead of another spirit. She must make this selection each day when preparing her spells. The mind shaman will often choose a Thrane drone to function in this capacity, though any sentient creature may be selected. This bond allows the mind shaman to temporarily control the creature's mind and body. This ability functions as the dominate person spell, except that its effects last only 24 hours.
While this feature is active, the mind shaman gains or grants the following additional abilities.
Link (Ex): A mind shaman and her bonded creature share a mental link that allows for communication across any distance (as long as they are on the same plane). This communication is a free action, allowing the mind shaman to give orders to her bonded creature at any time.
Bond Senses (Su): The mind shaman can, as a standard action, share the senses of her bonded creature, hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and touching everything the bonded creature. She can use this ability a number of rounds per day equal to her mind shaman level. There is no range to this effect, but the bonded creature and the mind shaman must be on the same plane. The mind shaman can end this effect as a free action.
Devotion (Ex): A bonded creature gains a +4 morale bonus on Will saves against enchantment spells and effects.
Shield Master (Ex): The mind shaman's proximity to her bonded creature grants her greater protection. Whenever a mind shaman is within her bonded creature's reach