Ocean Soul Discipline

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Originally developed by seafaring martial adepts, the Ocean Soul discipline is focused on channeling the awesome power of the ocean and the storms that rage atop it.

Due to the discipline's link to the ocean, maneuvers in the Ocean Soul discipline can be used underwater without penalty. This includes the -4 penalty to attack rolls.

The key skill for the Ocean Soul discipline is Swim. Its associated weapons are the harpoon, net, trident, and punching dagger.

Contents

Maneuver and Stance List

One

Breath of the Sea - Stance - Breathe water like air; swim speed according to Swim ranks
Fog Mantle - Boost - Gain Concealment chance according to Swim ranks for one round
Sea Legs - Boost - Charge over difficult terrain
Tempest Strike - Strike - Attack deals +1d4 electrical and +1d4 cold damage
Waveride - Boost - Gain 10' bonus to speed

Two

Icerime Bolt - Strike - Ray deals 3d6 cold damage
Wake of the Sea Turtle - Strike - Charge one opponent and affect others in a cone behind you
Wavestride - Boost - Leap between pools of water as standard action

Three

Bite of the Shark - Stance - gain bite attack and scent; gain bonus to confirm criticals
Wake of the Dolphin - Strike - charge one opponent and affect others in a cone behind you
Wave Strike - Strike - Bull-rush multiple opponents at once
Whirlpool Sink - Boost - move up to double speed, and if you complete a circle, all in area must make Balance check or fall prone

Four

Capsize - Counter - trip opponent as preemptive counter
Wake of the Shark - Strike - charge one opponent and affect others in a cone behind you
Wavestrike Counter - Counter - Bull-rush opponents as counterattack

Five

Arctic Waterspout - Strike - cylinder deals 6d6 cold damage and throws foes in air
Kraken's Grasp - Boost - Deal extra damage while grappling
Wake of the Whale - Strike - charge one opponent and affect others in a cone behind you

Six

Hurricane Stance - Stance - foes nearby must make Balance checks or fall prone
Thunderstorm Counter - Counter - counter with full-attack that adds electrical damage
Wake of the Leviathan - Strike - charge one opponent and affect others in a cone behind you

Seven

Breath of the Arctic - Strike - Cone deals 8d6 cold damage
Tidal Wave Strike - Strike - Bull-rush and damage multiple opponents

Eight

Dance of the Selkie - Stance - foes who attack you provoke attacks of opportunity
Maelstrom Blow - Strike - attack deals +5d6 electrical, +5d6 cold
Whirlpool Wake - Strike - move up to quadruple speed; if full circle, all in area are tripped and take damage

Nine

Hurricane Tempest Blast - Strike - one attack deals +30 electrical, +30 cold, +30 sonic; surrounding foes are tripped and bull-rushed.

Maneuvers and Stances

Arctic Waterspout

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 5
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee
Target: One creature and surrounding area
Area: 10' radius Cylinder
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex partial and Fortitude half; see text

Channeling the powers of the mighty ocean, you call forth a mighty deluge of water from under your target. As part of this maneuver, make a melee attack, after which a cylinder is created, whose center is underneath your target. This cylinder has a 10' radius and is 20' tall. Creatures caught inside the cylinder (including your target but excluding yourself) take 3d6 cold damage and 3d6 bludgeoning damage. A successful Fortitude save (DC 15 + Wisdom modifier) negates the bludgeoning damage, but not the cold damage. Further, affected creatures are thrown 30' into the air and must make a successful Reflex save (versus the same DC) or take appropriate falling damage and are prone.

This is a supernatural ability.

Bite of the Shark

Ocean Soul (Stance)
Level: Swordsage 3
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Stance

While in this stance, you gain a bite attack that deals 1d8 points of damage (1d6 if Small, 1d10 if Large). You also gain the Scent ability, effective to 15'.

You gain a bonus to confirm critical hits equal to 1/4 your class level.

Breath of the Arctic

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 7
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: 30'
Area: Cone
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex half, Fortitude partial; see text

Your lungs fill with the cold, moist air of the northern climates. Exhaling, you cover an area with cold wind and scintillating ice crystals. Creatures within the cone take 6d6 cold damage (with a DC 17 + Wisdom modifier Reflex save for half damage) and must also make a Fortitude save (versus the same DC) or be fatigued.

This is a supernatural ability.

Breath of the Sea

Ocean Soul (Stance)
Level: Swordsage 1
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Stance

While you are in this stance, you can breathe water as if it were air. You also gain a Swim speed according to your ranks in Swim.

Ranks Speed
1-4 10'
5-8 20'
9-12 30'
13-16 40'
17+ 50'

Capsize

Ocean Soul (Counter)
Level: Swordsage 4
Initiation Action: 1 immediate action
Range: Melee
Target: Attacking creature
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None

You see your opponent coming and attack him at his most exposed: when he is attacking you. Upon initiating this maneuver, you make an imemediate trip attempt on a creature attacking you. This trip attempt is resolved prior to the attacker's attack and prevents the attacker's attack if you succeed on the trip attempt.

This maneuver does not provoke attacks of opportunity even if you do not possess the Improved Trip feat. You must possess a free hand to use this maneuver.

Dance of the Selkie

Ocean Soul (Stance)
Level: Swordsage 8
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Stance

While in this stance, any creature that attacks you must make a Reflex save against a DC equal to your ranks in Swim. If they fail, they provoke an attack of opportunity from you and any of your allies that threaten them.

Fog Mantle

Ocean Soul (Boost)
Level: Swordsage 1
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: 1 round

You are surrounded by foggy mist, such as over a bay on a cold morning. This grants you concealment for one round according to your ranks in Swim:

Ranks Concealment Gained
4 or less 10%
5-8 15%
9-12 20%
13-16 25%
17-20 30%
21+ 35%

Using this maneuver is a supernatural ability.

Hurricane Stance

Ocean Soul (Stance)
Level: Swordsage 6
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Stance

While in this stance, the air around swirls and twists as if a mighty hurricane were forming. Creatures within 15' of you at the start of their turns must make a Balance check (DC 16 + Wisdom modifier) or fall prone.

Hurricane Tempest Blast

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 9
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee
Target: One Creature and surrounding area
Area: 20' radius
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None

You channel the mighty power of the sea and of the storms that rage over it into one fell blow. As part of this maneuver, make a melee attack against one target. This attack deals +30 electrical, +30 sonic, and +30 cold damage. Further, all creatures (excluding yourself) within 20' of the target are first bull-rushed and then tripped by an expanding wave of energy. This wave is considered to have a Strength modifier of +15 for the purposes of bull-rushing and tripping, and is considered Gargantuan in size. Creatures may be bull-rushed outside of the maximum area of this maneuver.

This is a supernatural ability.

Icerime Bolt

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 2
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25' + 5'/level)
Target: One Creature
Effect: Ray
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None

A ray of freezing cold water projects from your outstretched hand. You must succeed on a ranged touch attack with the ray to deal damage to a target. The ray deals 3d6 points of cold damage.

This is a supernatural ability.

Kraken's Grasp

Ocean Soul (Boost)
Level: Swordsage 5
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: 1 round

You may use this boost during a grapple. When you use this boost, you gain a +10 bonus on grapple checks and deal an extra 4d6 damage when grappling. Further, you may choose to deal lethal or nonlethal damage from your grapple.

Maelstrom Blow

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 8
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee
Target: 1 foe
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None

You charge your weapon with the energies of storms. As part of this maneuver, make a single melee attack. This attack deals an additional 5d6 cold and 5d6 electrical damage, in addition to its normal damage.

This maneuver is a supernatural ability.

Sea Legs

Ocean Soul (Boost)
Level: Swordsage 1
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: 1 round

You may charge through and over difficult terrain for one round. You also receive a +5 competence bonus to Balance checks for the duration of this maneuver.

Tempest Strike

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 1
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: Melee
Target: 1 foe
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex half

You charge your weapon with the energies of storms. As part of this maneuver, make a single melee attack. This attack deals 1d4 cold and 1d4 electrical damage, in addition to its normal damage.

Thunderstorm Counter

Ocean Soul (Counter)
Level: Swordsage 7
Initiation Action: 1 immediate action
Range: Melee
Target: One creature who strikes you
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Fortitude partial; see text

Your foe's weapon strikes home, but you can feel the power of storms inside you well up and unleash in fury. Upon initiating this maneuver, you make an imemediate full attack on a creature that has just struck you. This maneuver cannot interrupt a full-attack, but it can be used even if your foe's attack drops you below 0 hit points.

Your attacks during this full-attack action deal an additional 4d6 points of electrical damage, though your foe is allowed a Fortitude saving throw (DC 17 plus your Wisdom modifier) to negate this additional damage.

Tidal Wave Strike

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 7
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: 25'
Area: 25' cone; see text
Duration: Instantaneous

This maneuver functions as Wave Strike, except as noted here.

Creatures bull-rushed by the cone also take 5d6 points of bludgeoning damage.

Wake of the Dolphin

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 3
Initiation Action: 1 full-round action
Range: Charge and expanding cone; see text
Area: Expanding Cone
Target: One creature
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex partial; see text

You charge a foe, trailing a wake of water. As part of this maneuver, you must make a charge against your target. This charge must be in a straight line and has a maximum distance equal to three times your Swim ranks, rounded down to the nearest multiple of five.

A cone grows behind you as you charge. For each 10' you travel, the size of the cone increases by 5' (to a maximum of 30'). Creatures caught in the cone during the course of your charge take 4d6 points of bludgeoning damage with a Reflex save (DC 13 plus your Wisdom modifier) for half damage. In addition, those creatures that fail their save are tripped by your wake. The wake is treated as having a Strength modifier of +5 for making its trip check. A creature may only be affected once each round by this wake.

This maneuver is a supernatural ability when used out of water.

Wake of the Leviathan

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 6
Initiation Action: 1 full-round action
Range: Charge and expanding cone; see text
Area: Expanding Cone
Target: One creature
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex partial; see text

You charge a foe, trailing a wake of water. As part of this maneuver, you must make a charge against your target. This charge must be in a straight line and has a maximum distance equal to five times your Swim ranks, rounded down to the nearest multiple of five.

A cone grows behind you as you charge. For each 10' you travel, the size of the cone increases by 10' (to a maximum of 40'). Creatures caught in the cone during the course of your charge take 7d6 points of bludgeoning damage with a Fortitude save (DC 16 plus your Wisdom modifier) for half damage. In addition, those creatures that fail their save are bull-rushed back by your wake and knocked prone. The wake is treated as having a Strength modifier of +14 for making its bull-rush check, and has a Reflex save (DC 16 plus your Wisdom modifier) to prevent being knocked prone. Creatures bull-rushed by this ability can be bull-rushed outside the maximum range of the cone. A creature may only be affected once each round by this wake.

This maneuver is a supernatural ability when used out of water.

Wake of the Sea Turtle

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 2
Initiation Action: 1 full-round action
Range: Charge and expanding cone; see text
Area: Expanding Cone
Target: One creature
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex partial; see text

You charge a foe, trailing a wake of water. As part of this maneuver, you must make a charge against your target. This charge must be in a straight line and has a maximum distance equal to three times your Swim ranks, rounded down to the nearest multiple of five.

A cone grows behind you as you charge. For each 10' you travel, the size of the cone increases by 5' (to a maximum of 20'). Creatures caught in the cone during the course of your charge take 2d6 points of bludgeoning damage with a Reflex save (DC 12 plus your Wisdom modifier) for half damage. In addition, those creatures that fail their save are bull-rushed back by your wake. The wake is treated as having a Strength modifier of +2 for making its bull-rush check. Creatures bull-rushed by this ability can be bull-rushed outside the maximum range of the cone. A creature may only be affected once each round by this wake.

This maneuver is a supernatural ability when used out of water.

Wake of the Shark

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 4
Initiation Action: 1 full-round action
Range: Charge and expanding cone; see text
Area: Expanding Cone
Target: One creature
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex and Will partial; see text

You charge a foe, trailing a wake of water. As part of this maneuver, you must make a charge against your target. This charge must be in a straight line and has a maximum distance equal to four times your Swim ranks, rounded down to the nearest multiple of five.

A cone grows behind you as you charge. For each 10' you travel, the size of the cone increases by 10' (to a maximum of 30'). Creatures caught in the cone during the course of your charge take 4d6 points of bludgeoning damage with a Reflex save (DC 14 plus your Wisdom modifier) for half damage. In addition, those creatures that fail their save must make a Will save or take 2 points of Constitution damage. You gain two temporary hit points for each point of Constitution damage you deal in this way. A creature may only be affected once each round by this wake. These temporary hit points remain for five minutes before disappearing.

This maneuver is a supernatural ability when used out of water.

Wake of the Whale

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 5
Initiation Action: 1 full-round action
Range: Charge and expanding cone; see text
Area: Expanding Cone
Target: One creature
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex partial; see text

You charge a foe, trailing a wake of water. As part of this maneuver, you must make a charge against your target. This charge must be in a straight line and has a maximum distance equal to four times your Swim ranks, rounded down to the nearest multiple of five.

A cone grows behind you as you charge. For each 10' you travel, the size of the cone increases by 10' (to a maximum of 40'). Creatures caught in the cone during the course of your charge take 6d6 points of bludgeoning damage with a Reflex save (DC 15 plus your Wisdom modifier) for half damage. In addition, those creatures that fail their save are bull-rushed by your wake. The wake is treated as having a Strength modifier of +10 for making its bull-rush check. Creatures may be bull-rushed outside the maximum area of the wake by this effect. A creature may only be affected once each round by this wake.

This maneuver is a supernatural ability when used out of water.

Wave Strike

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 3
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: 15'
Area: 15' cone; see text
Duration: Instantaneous

You create a wall of water from your outstretched hand, which moves away from you and pushes your opponents away. As part of this maneuver, you create a 15' cone. Any creature within this cone is bull-rushed by the oncoming water. The cone has an effective Strength bonus of +8 for this check. A creature may be bull-rushed outside the area of this maneuver by this effect.

This maneuver is a supernatural ability when used out of water.

Waveride

Ocean Soul (Boost)
Level: Swordsage 1
Initiation Action: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: 1 round

For the duration of this maneuver, you gain a +10' enhancement bonus to your land and swim speeds.

Wavestride

Ocean Soul (Boost)
Level: Swordsage 2
Initiation Action: 1 standard action
Range: See text
Effect: Teleportation
Target: Personal
Duration: Instantaneous

You may jump from one body to another. This functions as the Shadowdancer's Shadow Jump ability, except that you can only transport yourself from one body of water to another. The water must be at least an inch deep, and enough to fill at least one square.

You may jump a total distance according to your ranks in Swim:

Ranks Distance
1-5 10'
6-10 15'
11-15 20'
16-20 30'
21+ 40'

Wavestrike Counter

Ocean Soul (Counter)
Level: Swordsage 4
Initiation Action: 1 immediateaction
Range: 10'
Area: 10' cone; see text
Duration: Instantaneous

This maneuver functions as Wave Strike except as noted here.

Whirlpool Sink

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 4
Initiation Action: 1 full-round action
Range: Special; see text
Area: Special; see text
Saving Throw: See text

As part of this maneuver, you can move up to two times your speed. All of your movement must be along a continuous, solid surface. This maneuver has no effect unless you complete a closed area. In this case, a great deluge of water forms and spins, knocking them all prone and dealing them 4d6 points of damage. Creatures may make a Balance check (DC 14 plus your Wisdom modifier) to remain standing.

The whirlpool is created the first time you form a closed area. You cannot create multiple areas in one move.

Using this maneuver outside of water is a supernatural ability.

Whirlpool Wake

Ocean Soul (Strike)
Level: Swordsage 8
Initiation Action: 1 full-round action
Range: Special; see text
Area: Special; see text
Saving Throw: Reflex partial and Fortitude half; see text

As part of this maneuver, you can move up to four times your speed. All of your movement must be along a continuous, solid surface. This maneuver has no effect unless you complete a closed area. In this case, a great deluge of water forms and spins, knocking them all prone and dealing them 8d6 points of bludgeoning damage and 8d6 points of cold. Creatures may make a Reflex save (DC 18 plus your Wisdom modifier) to remain standing, and a Fortitude save to reduce the damage to 4d6 bludgeoning and 4d6 cold.

The whirlpool is created the first time you form a closed area. You cannot create multiple areas in one move.

Using this maneuver outside of water is a supernatural ability.

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