Spirit-Bound Blade
School evocation
Level covenant mage 5, medium 4, occultist 4, shaman 4, spiritualist 3
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components S
Range touch
Target weapon touched
Duration 1 minute/level
Saving Throw Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance no

You focus emotional energy and weave it into a shroud of hardened ectoplasm around the weapon you touch, infusing it with a ghostly glow and great power. The weapon becomes a ghost touch weapon, and gains one of the following additional benefits, depending on the type of emotion you infuse into the weapon. If a special ability wouldn’t apply to the chosen weapon (such as vicious on a ranged weapon), the weapon doesn’t gain that benefit.

  • Anger: The weapon also gains the vicious special ability.
  • Dedication: The weapon also gains the returning special ability.
  • Despair: The weapon also gains the cruel special ability.
  • Fear: The weapon also gains the menacing special ability.
  • Hatred: The weapon also gains the cunning special ability.
  • Jealousy: The weapon also gains the mimetic special ability.
  • Remorse: The weapon also gains the heartseeker special ability.
  • Zeal: The weapon also gains the keen special ability.

If you are a spiritualist and the type of emotional energy you choose matches the emotional focus of your phantom, the weapon grants its wielder a +2 bonus on skill checks with both skills you gain Skill Focus in from your phantom’s emotional focus.