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is there a class out there that can manipulate shadows, ei create shadows that aren't supost to be there, make shadows actual physical constructs like a wall made out of shadow that no one can pass through that they don't want to


There's the shadowdancer, a prestige class that I was once very infatuated with. It seems very underpowered to me now, but it seems to be exactly what you're looking for if you're willing to wait until level 9:

Core Rulebook wrote:

Shadow Call (Sp)

At 4th level, a shadowdancer can create creatures and effects out of raw shadow. This ability functions as shadow conjuration, using the shadowdancer’s level as the caster level. A shadowdancer can use this ability once per day at 4th level, plus one additional time per day for every two levels attained beyond 4th (2/day at 6th level, 3/day at 8th level, and 4/day at 10th level). Upon reaching 10th level, this ability functions as greater shadow conjuration. The DC for this ability is Charisma-based.

There's also the spell "shadow conjuration" that this ability is based off of, which is a fourth level wizard/sorcerer or bard spell.


Ephemarel wrote:

There's the shadowdancer, a prestige class that I was once very infatuated with. It seems very underpowered to me now, but it seems to be exactly what you're looking for if you're willing to wait until level 9:

Core Rulebook wrote:

Shadow Call (Sp)

At 4th level, a shadowdancer can create creatures and effects out of raw shadow. This ability functions as shadow conjuration, using the shadowdancer’s level as the caster level. A shadowdancer can use this ability once per day at 4th level, plus one additional time per day for every two levels attained beyond 4th (2/day at 6th level, 3/day at 8th level, and 4/day at 10th level). Upon reaching 10th level, this ability functions as greater shadow conjuration. The DC for this ability is Charisma-based.

There's also the spell "shadow conjuration" that this ability is based off of, which is a fourth level wizard/sorcerer or bard spell.

shadow dancer summons up a creature that is a duplicate of yourself and conjure shadows is both super limited and only 20% effective i'm looking for something that can conjure up structures like towers walls weapons


Been working on a shadow magic specialist. At high levels the bigger shadow spells can be increased to 100% effective. It requires alot of specialization and the results are still meh. A copy and paste of from my document

Feats
Solid Shadows(MSH)
Tenebrous Magic(ISM)
Umbral Spell(ISM)
Shadow Grasp(ISM)
Shadow Gambit(ISM)- not brilliant but with programmed illusion and illusionary wall it could be decent DPS
Eclipsed Spell

Items
Penumbra Tatto(blood of shadows)
Focused Shadowcraft weapon
Rod of Snuffing Spell
Rod of Delumination
Shawl of Shadowy guise
Tome of Dissolution
Voidlight lantern
Deadedned Shadow Cloak(UI)
Ion Torch with permanent darkness

Spells
Lv1 Dancing Darkness, Shadow Trap,
Lv2 Shadow Anchor, Darkness, Searching Shadows, Dark whispers(UI), Protective Penumbra, Twilight Haze(ACG)
Lv3 Shadowmind, Motes of Dusk and Dawn, Mydraitic Spontaneity, Spotlight, Wall of Split Illumination, Shadow Enchantment
Lv4 Masochistic Shadow, Umbral Infusion, Shadow Form, Shadow Step
Lv5 Darkvault,
Lv6 Baleful Shadow Transformation, Shadow Transmutation, Shadow Endurance, Chains of Light
Lv7 Umbral Strike, Shadow Body, Project Image

Shadow Enchantment
Shadow Conjuration
Shadow Evocation


Making not-entirely-real things is what shadow magic in PF does by definition. If you want real walls which just look dark and shadowy you'll need a couple different spells probably - wall of stone and illusory wall would do it.


If you want to play a wayang you can be a shadow puppeteer.


guess ill just have to do some re skinning of some spheres of power stuff then


Ascension Games "Path of Shadows" might have useful things for you.
I don't remember your stance on 3PP though.


Ankous Shadow Slayer seems pretty solid.


heres an example to explain what i wana go for if you have seen big hero 6

spoiler for any one who hasn't seen it:
the antegonist of the story steals a device that allows hims to manipulate tiny robot and make them do some pretty neat stuff at will(ie not a limited resource like spells)
and i basically want to do that but with shadows instead


You can re-flavor an aether kineticist.


RumpinRufus wrote:
You can re-flavor an aether kineticist.

but that means playing a kenetisist which i really really don't want to do cuz their terrible

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