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Hi guys, I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this, but… 
23rd-Jul-2006 05:50 pm
cubanpete
Hi guys,

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this, but it's my best shot! I'm looking for a feat (or anything else) that would allow me to channel touch spells (like Shocking Grasp) through a weapon.

Thanks for any info you might have!
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23rd-Jul-2006 10:13 pm (UTC) - Not sure but it owuld have to be epic level..
If you think about it, you'd be channeling it through an object, which may or may not be a weapon. This type of feat would allow you to do a touch attack through say, a bartop. Or through a wall. Or through floorboards.

That's really high powered.

There's also a prestige class that allows this but I don't remember which one.
23rd-Jul-2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
There's the Spellsword prestige class, which lets you channel any spell through your weapon, not just touch spells.

I thought there was a feat to do it, but I can't seem to find it in any of my books.
23rd-Jul-2006 10:51 pm (UTC)
What do you hope to accomplish? Cast spell, then next round swing your weapon to do d8+3d6 with your longsword + shocking grasp damage?

Or are you looking for a way to deliver the touch spell at range?

If it's the former, you'll only be able to pull it off every other round, and I'm not sure it's really worth it.

If it's the latter, the Reach Spell metamagic feat will cover your needs. Any touch spell becomes target within 30'.
23rd-Jul-2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
I was thinking of the former. I guess I hadn't thought through that I might need to use two different rounds, since usually Shocking Grasp can be discharged in the same round as it's cast. I think it probably still would be worth it, since my weapon is vampiric.

I will look into Reach Spell though, thanks!
23rd-Jul-2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
In that case, the spellsword's 4th level ability is probably what you're looking for (it's in Complete Warrior).
23rd-Jul-2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
The Duskblade (Players Handbook 2) gets an ability called Arcane channeling at level 3 that allows the character to channel spells through weapons as a melee attack.

24th-Jul-2006 01:34 am (UTC)
Does this mean the spell effect replaces the weapon damage or in addition to the weapon's damage.
24th-Jul-2006 01:55 am (UTC)
IIRC, when the attack succeeds the weapon deals damage, and then the spell effect resolves.
24th-Jul-2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
Or Spectral Hand, so you don't have to blow a feat.
24th-Jul-2006 12:00 am (UTC)
Actually, I know that I read about one somewhere this past weekend, but I do not have my books handy to look it up. There is a Feat that I was considering that does exactly this, as I was looking at it for my cleric to possibly channel Cure spells through his mace. I will look for it tomorrow and see what I can come up with, but it was most likely in Complete Divine or Book of Exalted Deeds.

You can also try asking at the Wizards of the Coast official website. The guys on their forums are incredibly helpful.
24th-Jul-2006 01:37 am (UTC)
I think there is a feat in the Players handbook 2 which is called Smiting Spell I think.

You could also get the spellstoring enhancement on your weapon(a +1 bonus I believe), though that might take longer than you want since you have to cast it into the weapon, then attack. But you don't use up a feat slot

24th-Jul-2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
In one of the Dragon Mags from earlier this year, there was a thing whereby a Wizard took a staff in lieu of a familiar, and got all kinds of funky abilities with said staff. That was one of them.
25th-Jul-2006 12:06 am (UTC)
25th-Jul-2006 01:11 am (UTC)
Not really, no.
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