Metal School

Metal represents firmness, rigidity, persistence, strength, determination, and electricity. It is commonly represented by gold and silver as its purest forms, though lower magic relating to iron and steel is part of the metal school.

Opposition Schools: Fire

  • Metal Magic: At 1st level, add the following spells to your wizard spell list at the listed spell level: 3rd—chill metal, heat metal, 5th—rusting grasp, 9th—repel metal or stone. Whenever you cast a spell that deals hit point damage, you deal extra damage to creatures made of metal or wearing medium or heavy metal armor. Affected creatures take additional damage equal to 1/2 your wizard level. This bonus damage is not increased by Empower Spell or similar effects. This bonus only applies once to a spell, not once per missile or ray, and cannot be split between multiple missiles or rays. The damage is of the same type as the spell. At 20th level, whenever you cast a spell on a creature made of metal or wearing medium or heavy armor, you can roll twice to penetrate the creature’s spell resistance and take the better result.
  • Iron Skin (Su) : You gain a +2 armor bonus to your Armor Class for 10 minutes; this bonus increases by +1 for every 5 caster levels (maximum +6 at 20th level). You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Intelligence bonus.
  • Shrapnel Burst (Su) : At 8th level, as a swift action, you can cause jagged pieces of stone to explode outward from your body. These shards deal 1d6 points of piercing damage per two wizard levels (minimum 1d6) to all creatures within a 10-foot-radius burst. A Reflex save halves this damage. In addition, the twisted scraps of metal make the area difficult terrain until your next turn (at which time they disappear). You can use this ability once per day, plus one additional time per day at 5th level and every five levels thereafter. At 10th-level, the shrapnel bypasses damage reduction as if it were a magic weapon.

Metal School Spells

0 - mending
1 - gravity bow, magic weapon, shocking grasp
2 - defensive shock, glitterdust, make whole, shatter, silk to steel
3 - chill metal, heat metal, lightning bolt, keen edge, greater magic weapon, versatile weapon
4 - malfunction, shout, stoneskin
5 - lightning arc, major creation, rapid repair, rusting grasp, soothe construct, unbreakable construct
6 - chain lightning, disintegrate, wall of iron
7 - control construct, lightning rod, statue
8 - call construct, iron body, greater shout, stormbolts
9 - meteor swarm, repel metal or stone, ride the lightning

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