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60% 3.5 edition
15% Pathfinder
15% Homebrew
10% 3rd party material (Both PF and 3.5 ed)

Razz wrote:
The stats for the Grim Reaper are a little wonky. It's incorporeal, but it has a Strength score and damage reduction? It also has polymorph, am I mistaken or aren't undead immune to polymorph effects?

Undead are immune to polymorph but any creature can drop his immunities unless specifically mentioned (for example unintelligent constructs can't drop their SR). So he can recieve beneficial polynorph effects if he wishes to.

Also Damage reduction might be extraordinary or supernatural. Nothing stops an incorporeal creature having supernatural (ie. alignment based or x/magic or epic) damage reduction.

Lastly there are incorporeal creatures with a strength score (ghosts). usually they have the ability to manifest (where they are incorporeal), but on their home plane they are corporeal (thus the strength score)

+1 on OGL information not needing separate statsblocks. I can spare 1 or 2 minutes of my DMing time to click on a bookmarked page to see stats in order to have a more complete adventure and/or save space for bonus material.

Yeap i do :) but the project is on hold for a while (at least for me) since i have a lot of work to do for my univercity and no time to devote on DnD.

Dark_Mistress wrote:
Yeah i found Chaos after doing a google search, glanced over it but haven't read it yet. I need to reread the ToB first again before I can offer a opinion. Been a bit since I read it.

ToM (Tome of Magic) you mean ;)

Thanks for your time :) I will wait then for commentary. If you want to see the commentary in the original thread you can go here. Since you are interested in shadow magic in general you can find in Realms of Chaos posts links of other works, including some new mysteries and path masteries of mine :)

Hallo all! My gaming group has for some time now converted to the Pathfinder rule system and i have found out that many classes, especially the spellcasting ones have acquired new sets of abilities. As i was playing a shadowcaster for a year now (and with the help of Realms of Chaos materials), it occured to me (and my DM helped a lot) to "update" the Shadowcaster class to Pathfinder rules. I also moved up and down some abilities (after some modifications) to avoid dead levels.
I would like to ask of you, is this "modified" shadowcaster up to par with the Pathfinder sorcerer? What changes would you propose? What should go away and what should be added?
I have to note that i have been influenced by Realms of Chaos material and this class shows it (Notables are the transformation of fundamentals to extraordinary abilities and the knowledge of all fundamentals, taken by the Shadow fundamentalist prestige class, and the Path Mastery abilities). [U]However you do not need any knowledge of that material to comment on the class.[/U]

So i present you the...
"What use is the light that casts not a shadow?"

Hit Die: d6
Shadow Caster
Level B.A.B Fort Ref Will Special

1st +0 +2 +0 +2 Apprentice Mysteries, Fundamentals of Shadow (At Will)

2nd +1 +3 +0 +3 Discreet Casting

3rd +1 +3 +1 +3 Umbral Sight (Dark vision 30 ft), Bonus Feats; see text

4th +2 +4 +1 +4 Bonus Fundamental

5th +2 +4 +1 +4 Path Mastery (Apprentice)

6th +3 +5 +2 +5 Sustaining Shadow (no need to eat)

7th +3 +5 +2 +5 Apprentice Mysteries (Spell-Like), Initiate Mysteries

8th +4 +6 +2 +6 Bonus Fundamental

9th +4 +6 +3 +6 Fundamentals of Shadow (Extraordinary)

10th +5 +7 +3 +7 Sustaining Shadow (no need to sleep)

11th +5 +7 +3 +7 Umbral Sight (See in Darkness 60 ft),Path Mastery (Initiate)

12th +6 / +1 +8 +4 +8 Bonus Fundamental

13th +6 / +1 +8 +4 +8 Apprentice Mysteries (Supernatural), Initiate Mysteries (Spell-Like), Master Mysteries

14th +7 / +2 +9 +4 +9 Fundamentals of Shadow (Mastery)

15th +7 / +2 +9 +5 +9 Sustaining Shadow (Immune to poison / disease)

16th +8 / +3 +10 +5 +10 Bonus Fundamental, Sustaining Shadow (no need to breathe)

17th +8 / +3 +10 +5 +10 Path Mastery (Master)

18th +9 / +4 +11 +6 +11 Sustaining Shadow (Timeless Body)

19th +9 / +4 +11 +6 +11 Umbral Sight (See in Darkness perfectly)

20th +10 / +5 +12 +6 +12 Library of Basics, Sustaining Shadow (Perfect Shadow)[/table]

Class Skills:
The shadow caster's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Appraise (Int), Craft (any) (Int), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (the planes) (Int), Perception (Wis), Profession (any) (Wis), Spell craft (Int), Stealth (Dex)

Skill Points at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier.

Class Features
All of the following are class features of the shadow caster class.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The shadow caster is proficient with all simple weapons. He is not proficient with any type of armor or shield. Armor of any type interferes with your gestures, which can cause your mysteries to fail when they function as spells.

Fundamentals of Shadow (Su or Ex): As a shadow caster, you must master certain basic powers before proceeding to deeper secrets of shadow. These powers, known as fundamentals, function as supernatural abilities usable at will. You begin play with 3 fundamentals and gain an additional fundamental at 4th level and every 4 additional levels beyond 4th . The save DC of any fundamental is 10 + ½ Caster level + Charisma modifier.

At 9th level you store a tiny portion of the Plane of Shadow in a dark corner of your mind. Whenever magical forces are absent, you call forth that portion's power, in order to use your powers unhindered. You can use a fundamental as an extraordinary ability but doing so takes a full round action and no Meta shadow feats can be used in conjunction with that fundamental.

At 14th level you achieve complete mastery over the basics of Shadow Magic. Whenever you cast a fundamental and modify it with one or more Meta shadow feats, no daily use of those meta shadow feats are expended, nor does its casting time increase. You can now use Meta shadow feats on fundamentals used as extraordinary abilities and such fundamentals are cast at their normal casting time. In order to apply a Meta shadow feat to a fundamental, however, it must still have a remaining use.

Finally at 20th level you gain Knowledge of all fundamentals.

Mysteries and Paths: You invoke mystical secrets called mysteries. You gain 1 mystery at 1st level and every odd numbered level and 2 mysteries at 2nd level and every even class level. Up to 6th level you can learn only apprentice mysteries. At 7th level, you gain access to initiate mysteries and at 13th level you gain access to master mysteries. You can choose your new mystery from any category you have access to (including fundamentals). All the mysteries you learn are transcribed in the Shadow Tome.

Shadow Magic progresses in very specific stages. You may not “jump ahead” in a path, although you do not need to complete a path if you do not wish to. Within a category (apprentice, initiate, master), you can only learn mysteries of a new level if you have learned at least 3 mysteries of a previous level (it doesn't matter whether they are 3 different mysteries or 1 mystery selected 3 times, see below), and you must know all previous mysteries within a path to select a mystery from that path. However you can always select the first mystery in a path of a category you have access to, even if you didn't complete the lower category paths.

When you are capable of casting only apprentice mysteries, you cast them as though they were arcane spells. They do not require verbal or material components or foci, but follow all the normal rules for arcane spells. Observers can make a DC 15 Perception check to note that your shadow is making different gestures from the ones you make when you cast the mystery. At 7th level your apprentice mysteries function as spell-like abilities. Your new initiate mysteries function as arcane spells and follow the rules above. Finally at 13th level your apprentice mysteries function as supernatural abilities, your initiate mysteries function as spell-like abilities and your new master mysteries function as arcane spells and follow the rules above.

You can learn a mystery more than once. Each time you relearn a mystery you gain another set of uses of that mystery per day. If you learn all the mysteries of a path twice, you gain an extra use of each mystery on that path, as well as the Path Focus feat for that path. If you learn them thrice, you gain 1 more use of each mystery on that path, stacking with the previous bonus, and the Greater Path Focus feat for that path. These are passive, extraordinary effects.

You can use each mystery you know once per day if it is cast as an arcane spell, twice per day if cast as a spell-like ability or thrice per day if cast as a supernatural ability. You must rest for 8 hours and meditate for 15 minutes each day to regain your use of mysteries.

In order to cast a mystery, you must have an Intelligence score of at least 10 + the mystery's level. The save DC for your mysteries equals 10 + mystery level + your Charisma modifier for mysteries cast as arcane spells and spell-like abilities and 10 + ½ Caster level + Charisma modifier for mysteries cast as supernatural abilities. Your levels in this class count for the purpose of determining your overall caster level.

Bonus Feats: Beginning at 3rd level you gain bonus feats equal to 1/3 the total number of paths that you have access to. Fundamentals do not apply for the purpose of bonus feats. You must meet the prerequisite (if any) in order to select a feat as a bonus feat. The list of feats you can select includes Favored Mystery, Greater Path Focus, Greater Sustaining Shadow, Greater Umbral Sight, Nocturnal Caster, Path Focus, Shadow Vision, and any Meta Shadow feat.

Umbral Sight (Su): When you reach 3rd level, your vision extends slightly into the Plane of Shadow. You gain dark vision out to 30 feet that stacks with any existing dark vision.
At 11th level you become able to see in any darkness, even that created by magical means, out to 60 feet, stacking with any similar ability.
Finally at 19th level you can see in darkness out to 60 feet as easy as in bright light, even discerning colors.

Sustaining Shadow (Ex): Beginning at 6th level, your bond to the Plane of Shadows allows you to absorb dark energies, mitigating certain biological needs. You don't need to eat or drink to maintain health.
At 10th level you don't need to sleep, and are immune to non-magical sleep effects (but you must still rest for 8 hours to regain your mysteries for the next day).
At 15th level you gain immunity to non-magical diseases and poisons.
At 16th level you don't need to breathe.
At 18th level you gain the Timeless Body ability.
At 20th level you gain the Perfect Shadow ability presented below.
Perfect Shadow: A Shadowcaster's body and magic undergoes significant changes through the heavy use of Shadow Magic. He becomes a Native Outsider rather than his previous creature type, and also stops aging altogether and has no maximum age.

Discreet Casting (Su): At 2nd level your obfuscation skills have altered the subtle movements of your shadow. The perception check to note that your shadow is making different gestures from the ones you make when you cast a mystery as an arcane spell rises to DC 15 + your ranks in your Stealth skill if you so choose.

Path Mastery (Su or Ex): Beginning at 5th level you gain a special ability for each completed path. The ability you gain depends on the completed path (see below for a detailed table). If you ever unlearn a mystery from a previously completed path you also lose its associated power.
No matter the number of paths you possess, you can only have active a limited number of Path Mastery abilities of the corresponding grade. However should a Path Mastery ability grant an extraordinary ability, it is always active and you do not need to select it to gain it. However you need to prepare it to gain any other supernatural abilities it might grant, and if you somehow uncomplete a path, you also lose the matching extraordinary ability.

At 5th level you can have only one Apprentice Path Mastery ability active. At 11th level and every 6 levels thereafter you can activate an additional Apprentice Path Mastery ability.
At 11th level in addition to any Apprentice Path Mastery abilities, you can have one Initiate Path Mastery ability active. At 17th level and every 6 levels thereafter you can activate an additional Initiate Path Mastery ability.
At 17th level in addition to any Apprentice and Initiate Path Mastery abilities, you can have one Master Path Mastery ability active. At 23th level and every 6 levels thereafter you can activate an additional Master Path Mastery ability.

You can change your activated Path Mastery abilities whenever you reclaim your mysteries.

Note: Path Masteries first appeared in the Descent of Shadows project made by Realms Of Chaos. They are reprinted here for easy access (a few have some changes). Only those who refer to the Tome of Magic and the Cityscape web enchantment mysteries are presented.

Path Mastery Abilities
Arcane Veil (Initiate)
You are protected from magical energies
Prerequisites: ability to caste the Greater Shadows Fade mystery.
Benefit: you gain Spell Resistance 10 + Shadow caster level.

Astray in the Dark (Apprentice)
You can fight from further away than other suspect.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Umbral Fist mystery.
Benefit: on the first round of combat the range of your mysteries and your natural reach are both doubled. This only functions in areas no brighter than shadowy illumination.

Blur of Shadows (Apprentice)
You cause the very ground to buckle and ripple.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Clinging Darkness mystery.
Benefit: As a move action, you may cause the world around you to distort, turning all adjacent squares into difficult terrain (this does not stack with preexisting difficult terrain) for 1 round.

Cloak and Dagger (Apprentice)
Your mastery of defense and retaliation has been honed.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Sharp Shadows mystery.
Benefit: While wearing no armor, you gain a +2 dodge bonus to AC.
While unarmed, any foe striking you with a non-reach melee weapon takes 1 point of piercing damage.

Curtain of Shadow (Initiate)
You are protected by a veil of shadows.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Unveil mystery.
Benefit: You gain concealment in all conditions other than bright daylight.

Dark Concealment (Initiate)
You can hide in the shadows you create.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Deadly Shade mystery.
Benefit: while in an area of magical darkness, you become invisible at the beginning of your every turn.

Dark Puppeteer (Master)
You have a knack for controlling others
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Shadow Surge mystery.
Benefit: When attacked, you may forego the use of one of your attacks of opportunity for this round to make a caster level check against the DC of their attack roll. If you succeed, you change the target of the attack to anyone else within reach or simply stop the attack. The Combat Reflexes feat applies to this ability.

Dark Trekker (Initiate)
You can move in shadow without leaving openings.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Voyage into Shadow mystery.
Benefit: While in shadowy illumination or darkness, you provoke no attacks of opportunity for movement.

Ebon Form (Master)
Your form is heavily reinforced by shadow.
Prerequisites: able to cast the Shadow Time mystery.
Benefit: In addition, under any condition other than direct sunlight, you gain fast healing 5 and you heal one point of ability damage per round (of your choice should multiple scores be damaged).

Ebon Hand (Apprentice)
You have learned how to channel shadow through your hands.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Umbral Touch mystery.
Benefit: When making touch attacks, your reach increases by 5 feet.
In addition, each successful touch attack you make deals 1 nonlethal damage to its target, in addition to any other effects delivered by touch.

Escaping Shade (Master)
You can escape from the toughest of situations.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Black Labyrinth mystery.
Benefit: as a swift action, you can enter a state that helps them escape. First of all, each of your speeds are doubled. In addition, animals and vermin cannot attack you. Lastly, you can move through crowds without any penalty. This ability deals you 2 nonlethal damage each round until you either fall unconscious or end the effect with another swift action.

Esoteric Knowledge (Apprentice)
Your have learned much from your time in the shadows.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Afraid of the Dark mystery.
Benefit: You gain all knowledge skills as class skills (this is an extraordinary ability).
In addition, a number of times per day equal to your Intelligence bonus (if any), you may re-roll a knowledge check. You must stay with the result of the re-roll, even if it is worse than the original.

Eyes of Twilight (Master)
You see everything around you.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Reflections of Things to Come mystery.
Benefit: you gain blind sight out to 60 feet.

Grasp of Shadow (Master)
Shadow holds others who neglect to move around you soon find themselves trapped.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Consume Essence mystery.
Benefit: As a swift action, you can cause shadows to entrap those within 10 feet / class level of you. If such a foe neglects to move at least 5 feet in one or more rounds, they find it a harder task later, needing a strength check (DC 15 + 1 / round not spent moving). When you use another swift action to end the ability or move out of range, targets are automatically freed. This is the equivalent of a 6th level spell but if it is dispelled, it can be reactivated on the next round as a swift action.

Night's Guard (Apprentice)
Within the Darkness, none can harm you.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Dancing Shadows mystery.
Benefit: While in shadowy illumination, you gain a +2 bonus on initiative checks and a +4 dodge bonus to AC.

Phantom Assault (Master)
Shadows seem to surround your foes, leaving them vulnerable.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Army of Shadow mystery.
Benefit: all adjacent foes are considered flanked.
In addition, casting mysteries as spells does not provoke attacks of opportunity.
Lastly, you may use the aid another action as a swift action.

Piercing Gaze (Apprentice)
You can see what others can’t.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Killing Shadows mystery.
Benefit: You gain dark vision out to 30 feet and can see through magical darkness out to that range.
In addition, you may make a perception check as a swift action (this is an extraordinary ability).

Pull of the Grave (Master)
You can pull others to their doom.
Prerequisites: able to cast the Ephemeral Storm mystery.
Benefit: A number of times per day equal to your charisma bonus (minimum once per day), you can place a curse upon a foe within close range as a standard action. The next time within the next hour that they make a fortitude save to avoid a mystery or take ability damage or ability drain from a mystery, they roll two saving throws and take the lower result or take twice as much ability damage or ability drain. This is the equivalent of a 7th level spell.

Shadow Renewal (Initiate)
You have learned to sustain yourself with the power of shadow.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Shadow Investiture mystery.
Benefit: Whenever you are knocked below 0 health, you may sacrifice a daily use of a 1st-level or higher mystery to heal twice as much health as the level of the mystery. If your health is still under 0 health, this healing stabilizes you.

Shadowy Imitator (Initiate)
You have learned the art of imitation from your command of shadows.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Greater Shadow Evocation mystery.
Benefit: You may use Prestidigitation at will as a supernatural ability. In addition, you may give up a daily use of any mystery to imitate the effect of any 0-level arcane spell.

Shady Magician (Initiate)
You have learned to harness both mysteries and magic.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Flood of Shadows mystery.
Benefit: You gain use magic device as a class skill (this is an extraordinary ability).
In addition, you don’t take a –4 penalty when your mysteries interact with spells.

Subtle Voice (Apprentice)
You can communicate at a completely subconscious level.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Flicker mystery.
Benefit: You gain telepathy at a range of 5 feet and gain a +3 bonus on intimidate checks.

Twilight Guard (Initiate)
Your power of shadow serves to protect you.
Prerequisites: ability to cast the Shadow Storm mystery.
Benefit: A number of times equal to your charisma modifier, as an immediate action, you can ignore 2 / class level points of elemental damage from any one attack or effect.

Here are also 3 feats that we use on our campaign. Any comments on those would be appreciated :smallbiggrin:

Greater Umbral Sight
Nothing can hide in the dark and escape your gaze.
Prerequisites: Umbral Sight (See in Darkness 60 feet).
Benefit: Your Umbral Sight radius increases by 30 feet.
Special: You can take this feat multiple times. Its effect stack.
Note: This feat can be taken as a bonus shadow caster feat.

Greater Sustaining Shadow
From now on your shadow, not your body, supports your life.
Prerequisites: Sustaining Shadow (no need to breathe)
Benefit: If you lose a limb or body part, the lost portion regrows in 10 minutes. You can reattach the severed member instantly by holding it to the stump. The dismembered limb withers away into dust after 10 minutes and no hit points are recovered during this process.
In addition when you would be healed by any effect an amount of hit point or ability damage, multiply the amount by 1,5 (rounded down).
Note: This feat can be taken as a bonus shadow caster feat.

Dark Magic Scholar
You continue to unravel the hidden secrets of the shadows.
Prerequisites: Shadow caster level 19th.
Benefit: Your Master mysteries become Spell Like abilities, gaining extra uses per day and following all the normal rules for spell like abilities.

I am also planning to change the way metashadow feats work and make them 3/day but with a limitation on the mystery level they can be applied just like the Empower and Quicken spell like ability feats. Any thoughts/personal fixes on that? (and yes i have read Ari Marmell's fixes :) but if you play by those fixes what would you propose for this class to be fixed and/or changed in order to be consistent with the changes?)

Hallo all! First time poster here. Me and my party will soon move into the pathfinder rules and i was intrigued by the bloodline feature of the sorcerer. While it offers great flavor, strong offences (such as claws and ray attacks), defences (such as immunity to criticals or spell resistance) and variety, i thought it could instead be used to incorporate other powers. So i decided to incorporate the shadow caster from tome of magic into a bloodline for the sorcerer.

For those unfamiliar with the class, the shadowcaster uses mysteries instead of spells. They start as arcane spells, turn into spell-like abilities, and then turn into supernatural abilities. They gain only 1 per level.
In addition, they gain supernatural cantrips called fundamentals as they level up, which they can eventually use at will.
They are hardier than the 3.5 edition sorcerer.
Finally, they gain bonus feats, see in darkness, and eventually ignore metabolic needs.

While the abilities are straight from tome of magic (little have i changed) i decided to drop the bonus feats, the intelligence requirement for the casting of mysteries, the incomparability with arcane magic and the rigid prerequisites for learning them.

So i present you...
The Shadow Magic Bloodline

You are descended from a bloodline of magic users that attuned themselves to the alien nature of the Plane of Shadows. Tapping to the morphic and absolute power of darkness is like as easy as controlling the flows of arcane magic. Shadows always seem to favor you and urge you to be cautious, to take nothing for granted, and always be wary of conspiracies.

Class Skill: Knowledge (The Planes)

Bonus Spells:
Dusk and Dawn (3rd), Shadow Skin (5th), Dancing Shadows (7th), Warp Spell (9th), Echo Spell (11th), Flood of Shadows (13th), Ephemeral Image (15th), Umbral Metamorphosis (17th), Shadow Time (19th)

Bonus Feats:
Skill Focus (Perception), Skill Focus (Stealth), Great Fortitude, Line of Shadows Spell (as Line of Shadows Mystery but a metamagic feat that raises the level of the spell by 3 and can be used as often as needed), Shadow Familiar, Shadow Cast, Blind Fight, Improved Counterspell, Improved Initiative, Reactive Counterspell (From Magic of Faerun), Improved Toughness.

Bloodline Powers:

Darkness is the fundamental state of the universe. Where other forces are fleeting, slaves of time, darkness always was, always is and always will be. While it grants you great power, it also tries to consume you and your arcane talents and absorb your body, mind and soul into its eternal mass. Every day is a day of struggling against that fate, of fortifying yourself both bodily and mentally, of hoping than when the final day comes you will be master of your power and not slave to it.

1st Level Power: Secrets of Shadow
You can learn mysteries as spells. They are now arcane spells but gain the mystery descriptor. The following rules apply only for those spells.

At 1st level spells (except from fundamentals, see below) are cast as arcane spells with no verbal components, can be dismissed at will, unless otherwise noted are cast as standard actions, and opposed casters (except those with the shadow blood line or shadow magic using creatures) suffer a -4 penalty on checks to identify or dispel such a spell.

At 7th level spells from 1st to 3rd level become spell like abilities and at 13th level they become supernatural. Also at 13th level, spells from 4th to 6th level become spell like abilities.

You can also learn fundamentals as cantrips. They are cast as spell-like abilities 3/day. At 8th level they become supernatural abilities and at 14th level they are cast at will.

At 19th level all your spells gain the mystery descriptor and all your cantrips become supernatural abilities. This applies also to sorcerer spells gained at later levels or through feats.

Note that even as spell like or supernatural abilities they are treated as arcane spells for purposes of metamagic feat usage and qualification to prestige classes.

Barring bonus mysteries, until 19th level you can have only 2 spells with the mystery descriptor per spell level.

Whenever you cast a spell with the mystery descriptor, observers can make a DC 15 Spot check to note that your shadow is making different gestures from the ones you make while casting the spell.

3rd Level Power: Umbral Sight
Your vision benefits from your link with darkness.
You gain low light vision and dark vision up to 30 ft (these values stack with racial ones but not with any granted by magic)

At 11th level you gain dark vision up to 60 feet (or your existing dark vision increases by 60 ft) and you can see even in magical darkness.

At 18th level your dark vision has range equal to your normal vision and you can see in magical darkness at any range even discerning colors and other small details as though you were under daylight.

9th Level Power: Sustaining Shadow
Your inherent bond into the Plane of shadow nurtures and mitigates most of your biological needs.
At 9th level you don't need to drink or eat.

At 10th level you don't need to sleep, making you immune to sleep effects.

At 15th level you are immune to non magical diseases and poisons.

At 17th level you don't need to breathe, making you immune to all harmful vapors and gases (such as cloudkill and stinking cloud effects, as well as inhaled poisons).

15th Level Power: Dark Fortitude
The constant struggle between shadow and soul strengthens your fortitude.
You gain +1 hit point per Sorcerer level and a +4 bonus on fortitude saves.
This becomes +5 at 16th level and +1 per 4 levels thereafter.

20th Level Power: Dark Apotheosis
At 20th level your arcane talent is overwhelmed by the raw, eternal power of darkness. While your constant struggle has enabled you to resist absorption to the shadows, it has also granted you strong control into the meek and fleeting magical forces around you.
You gain 1 known mystery per spell level (converted to spells with the mystery descriptor). You also gain the following supernatural abilities:
1. When you successfully dispel a spell, you add ½ of its level (round down, minimum 1) to the caster level of any spell you cast in the next round. You cannot gain this benefit while dispelling your own spells.
2. 3/day you can counter a spell as an immediate action by expending a spell slot of equal or higher level as the spell to be countered.
3. When you successfully counter a spell, you regain the use of a spell slot equal to ½ of the countered spell (round down, minimum 1)
4. 3/day a target at 60 feet must make a Will save (DC 10 + ½ sorcerer level + charisma modifier) or take a -4 penalty to its caster level for any spells it casts for 1 minute.
5. 1/day all targets suffer a -4 penalty to their caster level for any spells they cast as long as they are 20 feet close to you. This ability lasts for one minute.
6. Whenever you successfully dispel or counter a spell, you cannot be affected by any casting of that spell for 1 minute.

I think that this bloodline is very strong but i would like opinions on how to spread the abilities. First thought is to remove the 10 free mysteries known at 20th level and relocate some abilities from lower levels there. Your thoughts are welcome :)