Prestige Classes for worshipers of Shelyn


Liberty's Edge

One of my players has a Cleric of Shelyn and is curious if there are any appropriate prestige classes for someone who worships the Goddess of Art and Beauty?

The old 3.5 Forgotten Realms book, Faiths and Pantheons, had a prestige class for the Goddess Sune called a Heartwarder. Has anyone ever created something similar for Pathfinder?

Liberty's Edge

I revised the old Heartwarder Prestige Class as follows...



Shelyn encourages beauty, passion, and love wherever they may be found. Heartwarders actively seek out beauty in all things and in those who nurture the creation of beautiful objects.

Heartwarders are typically found in large cities in the company of the cultural elite. Most are active patrons of the arts, and all play the role of matchmaker for persons in all levels of society. Many are employed as artists, crafters, performers, or instructors. Those who teach instruct in such varied subjects as art, choral music, cosmetics, dance, etiquette, fashion, instrumental music, and manners. A few travel the world to promote beauty and love, and adventure in the manner of Shelynite clerics.
Hit Dice: d8

To qualify to become a heartwarder, a character must fulfill the following criteria.
Alignment: any good.
Skills: Bluff 5 ranks, Diplomacy 5 ranks.
Languages: Sylvan.
Feats: Spell Focus (Enchantment).
Spells: Ability to cast 3rd-level spells.
Deity: Must worship Shelyn.

The class skills of a heartwarder (and the key ability for each skill) are Bluff (Cha), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disguise (Cha), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (local) (Int), Knowledge (nature) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), and Spellcraft (Int).

Skill Ranks at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier

Table: Heartwarder
Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special Spells per Day
1st +0 +1 +0 +1 Ability boost (Cha +1)
+1 level of existing spellcasting class
2nd +1 +1 +1 +1 Heart of Passion +1 level of existing spellcasting class
3rd +2 +2 +1 +2 Ability boost (Cha +1)
+1 level of existing spellcasting class
4th +3 +2 +1 +2 Lips of Rapture (once per day) —
5th +3 +3 +2 +3 Ability boost (Cha +1)
+1 level of existing spellcasting class
6th +4 +3 +2 +3 Siren’s Voice —
7th +5 +4 +2 +4 Ability boost (Cha +1)
+1 level of existing spellcasting class
8th +6 +4 +3 +4 Nice Personality —
9th +6 +5 +3 +5 Lips of Rapture (twice per day) +1 level of existing spellcasting class
10th +7 +5 +3 +5 Fey Metamorphosis +1 level of existing spellcasting class

The following are class features of the heartwarder prestige class.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: a heartwarder gains no weapon or armor proficiencies.

Spells per Day
At levels 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, the character gains new spells per day (and spells known, if applicable) as if she had also gained a level in a spellcasting class to which she belonged before adding the prestige class level. She does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. This essentially means that she adds the level of heartwarder to the level of whatever other spellcasting class the character has, then determines spells per day, spells known, and caster level accordingly. If a character had more than one spellcasting class before she became a heartwarder, she must decide to which class she adds each level of heartwarder for the purpose of determining spells per day.

Ability Boost (Ex)
As a Heartwarder gains levels in this prestige class, her ability scores increase as noted on Table: Heartwarder. These increases stack and are gained as if through level advancement.

Heart of Passion (Ex)
At 2nd level, a heartwarder evinces such passionate belief in whatever she does or says that she can sway the thoughts of the most rigid critic. This ability translates into a +2 bonus on all Charisma-based skill checks.

Lips of Rapture (Su)
At 4th level, a heartwarder’s kiss confers a state of bliss upon its recipient, conferring a +2 morale bonus on attacks, weapon damage, skill checks, and saves. Moreover, it temporarily suspends the effects of exhaustion, fatigue, and nausea. An enraptured recipient receives a +2 saving throw bonus against enchantment spells and effects. If the recipient is already under an enchantment effect, he immediately receives a new saving throw roll to resist the effects. This ability lasts a number of rounds equal to the heartwarder’s class level. It can be used once per day at level 4 and twice per day at level 9. A creature cannot benefit from these effects more than once at a time; the effects do not stack with each other.

Siren’s Voice (Su)
At 6th level, a heartwarder’s voice is so enticing that she weakens the ability of opponents to resist her spells. She gains the Disruptive Spell metamagic feat and the Spell Penetration feat for free. These bonus feats can only be applied to spells with a verbal component (and are not altered with the Silent Spell metamagic feat).

Nice Personality (Sp)
At 8th level, you can cast charm monster as a swift action, with a DC of 10 + 1/2 your caster level + your Charisma modifier. You can only have one creature charmed in this way at a time. This effect lasts for a number of days equal to your heartwarder level. The number of days does not need to be consecutive, and you can dismiss the charm at any time as a free action. Each attempt to use this ability consumes 1 day of its duration, whether or not the creature succeeds on its save to resist the effect.

Fey Metamorphosis
At 10th level, a heartwarder is so attuned to the forces of natural beauty that she transcends mortal definitions of beauty. Her type changes to “fey,” which means, among other things, that she is no longer affected by spells that specifically target humanoids, such as charm person.

I could see a Holy Vindicator playing until his fingers bled.

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