Come, feel the warmth of the fire. The spirits are around us. They are here to help us unlock the primal powers that can be used to aid and empower our allies. Finding a connection with your spirit companion will help you start on your path. I am here to teach you how harness this power but it won’t be easy as there is much to learn.
This is my first handbook, so feedback in encouraged. This guide will focus on Panther Shaman’s as Wrylen has written a great Bear Shaman guide. The Shaman is a very versatile class and has many areas to cover, as such I will do my best to touch upon the complexities of the class from a Panther Shaman standpoint.
Ratings Found Within This Handbook
Poor: Terrible power, will always be better options.
Fair, Situational: Poor choice but may be of situational usefulness. There will usually be a better option available.
Average: Decent power by all standards but there are usually better powers to take.
Good: Strong power, you probably want this..
Excellent: Top Tier Power, should always be considered as a first choice
This Handbook covers the following sources:
AV - Adventurer's Vault
D XXX - Dragon Magazine, issue XXX
FRPG - Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
MM - Monster Manual
MOTP - Manual of the Planes
MP - Martial Power
PHB - Player's Handbook
PHB 2 - Player's Handbook 2
lordduskblade, for general layout
Seifalmasy's Guide to the Shaman for inspiration and ideas.
Wrylan’s guide to Bear Shamans