- Written by Charles Wenzler
Hit Die: d10
RequirementsTo qualify to become a storm blade, a character must fulfill all the following criteria.
- Feats: Arcane Adept, Elemental Aegis, Mystic Awakening, Torturous Tempest, Weapon Focus (any bladed Weapon), Weapon Specialization (bladed weapon chosen for weapon focus)
- Special: Spirital Weapon Bond class feature
Class SkillsClimb (Str), Craft (Int), Fly (Dex), Handle Animal (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (Dungeoneering) (Int), Knowledge (Engineering) (Int), Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), Survival (Wis), and Swim (Str).
Skill Ranks Per Level: 2 + Int modifier
|Level||Base Attack Bonus||Save||Save||Save||Special Abilities|
|1st||+1||+1||+0||+0||Elemental Blade, Elemental Thunder|
|2nd||+2||+1||+0||+0||Elemental Fury (2 elements)|
|5th||+5||+3||+1||+1||Elemental Fury (3 elements)|
|8th||+8/+3||+4||+2||+2||Elemental Fury (4 elements)|
Class FeaturesWeapon and Armor Proficiency: The storm blade does not gain any proficiency with any weapons or armor.
Elemental Blade (Su): When the storm blade wields their bladed weapon, the actual blade of it is replaced with the element type that the character selects when it is powered up with from her elemental aegis feat. In essence, the weapon becomes a living manifestation of the element type chosen. In addition, the number of rounds that your elemental aegis lasts is doubled (10 rounds per hit die that you have).
Elemental Thunder (Ex): Whenever the storm blade successfully strikes a creature and inflicts elemental damage upon it, the blade emits a thunderous roar akin to the sound of rolling thunder.
Elemental Fury (Su): When your elemental aegis is activated, you can choose to imbue your blade with two elements simultaneously. At 5th level when you activate your elemental aegis, you can choose to imbue your blade with three elements simultaneously. At 8th level when you activate your elemental aegis, you can choose to imbue your blade with all four elements.
Elemental Acceleration (Su): When your elemental aegis is activated you gain a bonus to your base land speed equal to your base attack bonus x5.
Elemental Burst (Su): By expending eight additional points of spell energy you are able to grant your blade the burst property associated with one single element type. Your blade must first be powered up with the base elemental type selected from elemental aegis first before adding the burst quality to your blade.
The storm blade can add more than one burst quality to her blade, but as stated previously the base elemental from elemental aegis must first be powered up and the storm blade must then expend eight points of spell energy to add the burst quality. Any burst properties remain for as long as the storm blades' elemental aegis is active.
Elemental Sheath (Su): You are able to activate your elemental aegis while your weapon is sheathed in order to gain the benefit of aegis ward out of combat. In addition, the number of rounds that your elemental aegis lasts is quadrupled (20 rounds per hit die that you have).
Cacophonous Roar (Ex): Whenever the storm blade successfully strikes a creature and inflicts elemental damage upon it, the roar of her blade is so loud that it has the potential to deafen her foe. The creature struck by the storm blade takes elemental damage as normal and also must make a Fort save (DC 10 + the storm blades' base attack bonus); if the creature fails its save it is permanently deafened and cannot be cured short of a heal, regeneration, remove deafness spell or similar ability. Creatures that fail their save are permanently deafened.
Elemental Ascension (Su): While your elemental aegis is active you are able to fly. You have average maneuverability and have a fly speed equal to your base land speed + (hit dice x5). If you are wearing medium or heavy armor and carrying a medium or heavy load, your fly speed is reduced by -20 feet.
Elemental Form (Su): Instead the storm blade activating her elemental aegis to power up her sword, she can choose to be the sole beneficiary of the Elemental Body II spell, with her caster level being equal to her base attack bonus. Instead of this ability being treated as spell-like, it is instead a supernatural ability. The duration of your elemental form is equal to the duration of your elemental aegis.