Master Ki Transmutation (3.5e Invocation)

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Author: The-Marksman (talk)
Co-Authors: Iskerbabble
Date Created: May 2019
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Master Ki Transmutation
Saiyan Warrior Master; 9th, Ki Warrior Master; 9th

Requirements: Must already have Greater Ki Transmutation.

A user that takes this ability has learned to transform all their ki into their proficient element, shrouding themselves in it for both attacking and defending.

To use this ability, a user spends a move action and 20 ki points to transform their ambient external ki around them into their proficient element, and then the user must spend 20 ki each round (as a free action) to maintain it. The user is shrouded with their element becoming completely immune to the chosen element for as long as this is active. Anything that successfully makes a melee attack against the user takes 2d6 elemental damage and must make a save based on the elements status effect (described below). The users fist are also empowered, and any unarmed attacks the user makes gain 2d6 elemental damage and the opponent must make a save based on the elements status effect.

Any time an enemy makes an attack against the user with the same element as the shroud, the user absorbs half of the damage that would normally be done as ki points. This only applies to attacks made by enemies, the user cannot absorb any attack made by any allies, nor can the user absorb neutral fire, ice or lightning, only attacks made by enemies using the element, such as a fireball or a fire enchanted sword. Also a user may only use one element at a time even if they are proficient with more than one. A user cannot do two elements at once.

In addition, while shrouded in his chosen element, any ki volley or a beam blast the user creates may be converted (half or in whole) to their shrouded element at no additional cost, gaining 4d6 damage of their shrouded element. They must pay the ki cost for any other elements that they are not currently shrouded in. Any opponent struck by a 100% converted ki volley or beam blast must also make a saving throw or suffer one of the following conditions as well.

  • Lesser Fire Transmutation: An opponent must make a Reflex saving throw or be caught on fire and take an additional 1d6 fire damage each round until they take a full round action to put it out.
  • Lesser Frost Transmuation: An opponent must make a Fortitude saving throw or become slow for 1d4 rounds.
  • Lesser Electrical Transmutation: An opponent must make a Fortitude saving throw or become stunned for 1 round.

The saving throw for this ability is separate from the saving throw for avoiding damage from the initial damage from the ki volley or beam blast. The saving throw if it was done by a ki volley is DC 10 + user's Dexterity modifier + 1/2 user's class level. The saving throw if it was done by a beam blast is DC 10 + user's Dexterity modifier + user's class level. The saving throw for the shroud effect is DC 10 + user's Wisdom modifier + 1/2 user's class level. Each time an opponent is effected by any one of these abilities, the next time the user attempts to use the same energy against them, their saving throw DC goes down by 1 for each time they have been effected with in the last 24 hours.

For example, Toma a 16th level Saiyan Warrior has taken this invocation and has Lesser Electrical Transmutation and Lesser Frost Transmutation. As a move action Toma shrouds himself in electricity. Any creature that hits Toma takes 2d6 electricity damage. When Toma hits with unarmed strikes, he deals an additional 2d6 electricity damage. If an enemy wizard uses lightning bolt on Toma he is immune to the damage, but the wizard still rolls for damage normally anyways (10d6), and the wizard would have dealt 40 damage. Because he has his lightning shroud on he absorbs half of the 40 points as ki, and gains 20 ki points into his ki pool. The next round the wizard uses freezing sphere on Toma and Toma fails his save. Even though Toma has Lesser Frost Transmutation, hes not using his frost shroud, so he takes the full 15d6 frost damage.

Marksman's Homebrews
Classes Battle Juggernaut, Bewitcher, Bounty Hunter, Cat Burglar, Divine Healer, Enchantress, Footpad, Grimslayer, Half-Nymph, Half-Rylvain, Hunter, Ki Warrior, Martial Artist, Noble, Platinum Dragoon, Radiant Champion, Rylvain, Saiyan Warrior, Scout, Socialite Deluxe, Spy, Undead Slayer, Undead Stalker, Warlord, Wolverine
Races Elven Nymph, Half-Drow, Elf, Half-Giant, Half-Nymph, Half-Rylvain, Half-Saiyan, Liantia, Moogle, Namekian, Ronso, Rylvain, Saiyans, Xanthian
Character Options Ascended Super Saiyan, Ascetic Juggernaut, Awesome Blow, Enhanced Ki Pool, Full Power Super Saiyan, Saiyan Elite, Tail Defense, Ultra Super Saiyan
Equipment Cloak of Bullshit, Cloak of Greater Bullshit, Cloak of Lesser Bullshit, Dragon Balls, Excalibur, Potion of Youth
Spells & Powers Condition, Eternal Charm Monster, Eternal Charm Person, Eternal Slumber, Reraise, Restore Youth, Steal Youth, Summon Wyvern
Invocations After Image, Alternate Delivery, Beam Blast, Candy Beam, Death Beam, Destructo Disc, Dragon Fist, Energy Channel, Energy Rings, Explosive Wave, Final Explosion, Flash Step, Four Witches, Fusion Dance, Greater Ki Transmutation, Healing Spirit, Improved Intimidating Ki, Improved Ki Charging, Improved Ki Flying, Improved Ki Volley, Instant Transmission, Intimidating Ki, Kaio-ken, Ki Barrage, Ki Charging, Ki Enhancement, Ki Flying, Ki Sense, Ki Shield, Ki Sight, Ki Supression, Ki Sword, Ki Transmutation, Ki Wind, Lesser Electrical Transmutation, Lesser Fire Transmuation, Lesser Frost Transmutation, Master Ki Transmutation, Multi-Form, Neo Tri Beam, Nova Chariot, Power Ball, Scatter Shot, Solar Flare, Spirit Ball, Spirit Bomb, Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack, Tri Beam, Warp Blast
Espers Bomb, Cactuar, Cait Sith, Chocobo Esper, Cockatrice, Esper, Goblin, Kirin, Mindflayer, Shiva, Siren, Sylph, Tonberry, Unicorn
Monsters Adamantoise, Ash Viper, Behemoth, Drake, Malboro V.2, Murder of Crows, Tangle Tree
Other Aralhal, Celesdra, Golbez System, James Houlton, Levels That Spells Are Obtained, Rydel Taerun, Shenron, Spirit Beast
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Article BalanceVery High +
AuthorThe-Marksman + and Iskerbabble +
Identifier3.5e Invocation +
LevelSaiyan Warrior Master + and Ki Warrior Master +
RatingUndiscussed +
SummaryYou shroud yourself in in you element for ultimate fighting power +
TitleMaster Ki Transmutation +