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Headband, Shifter’s

Aura moderate transmutation; CL 8th
Slot headband; Price 4,500 gp (+2), 17,500 gp (+4), 39,000 gp (+6); Weight —


This band of reddish fox fur is marked on the front with a distinctive symbol that constantly shifts into a different character. The headband grants the wearer an enhancement bonus to one mental ability score (Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma) of +2, +4, or +6. Treat this as a temporary ability bonus for the first 24 hours the headband is worn. This bonus is chosen when the headband is created and cannot be changed. If the headband grants a bonus to Intelligence, it also grants skill ranks as a headband of vast intelligence.

If the wearer is a creature who uses magic to change form, she gains the following additional benefits.

  • Shifter’s headband +2: The wearer treats her caster level as if it were one level higher when casting spells or creating extracts of the polymorph subschool.
  • Shifter’s headband +4: Once per day while under the effect of a polymorph spell or extract, the wearer can assume another form allowed by that effect. This is a standard action.
  • Shifter’s headband +6: Whenever the wearer changes her shape with a polymorph effect, she gains DR 5/silver for 1 minute (this ends if she returns to her natural form).

These additional shapeshifter abilities are cumulative. For example, a creature wearing a shifter’s headband +4 gains the extra transformation ability and treats her caster level as 1 higher than normal for polymorph spells and extracts.


Craft Wondrous Item, polymorph self; Cost 2,250 gp (+2), 8,750 gp (+4), 19,500 gp (+6).