Formbender (Monk/Summoner)

Monks are well known for their mystical connection to their inner power. However, some bend this connection to form a bond with an extraplanar entity, gaining a number of powerful abilities in the process. These formbenders can summon forth the aspect of an eidolon from the outerplanes through meditation and training, enhancing their combat capabilities and diversifying their abilities. (Original Concept by Arkellus)

Primary Class: Monk.

Secondary Class: Summoner.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Dice: d8.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The formbender may select three summoner skills to add to his class skills in addition to the normal monk class skills. The formbender gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The formbender is proficient with the brass knuckles, cestus, club, crossbow (light or heavy), dagger, handaxe, javelin, kama, nunchaku, quarterstaff, sai, shortspear, short sword, shuriken, siangham, sling, spear, temple sword, and all natural attacks. The formbender is not proficient with any armor or shields. When wearing armor, using a shield, or carrying a medium or heavy load, the formbender loses his AC bonus, as well as his fast movement and Multiattack abilities.

Eidolon Aspect (Su): A formbender gains evolutions as if he were an eidolon. Some of the evolutions can be permanently manifested in his normal form (see the Manifestation ability), while others can be summoned temporarily. A formbender begins play with the ability to assume the aspect of a powerful outsider called an eidolon. A formbender can assume this aspect by spending 1 point from his ki pool as a swift action. This aspect lasts for 1 minute per form