Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Legacy Era Campaign Guide
Among the Yuuzhan Vong, Shapers are the engineers of Biotechnology. Their skills afford them special distinction and allow them to command great respect in Yuuzhan Vong society. Nearly everything used by The Yuuzhan Vong Empire, from their world-affecting terraformers to simple garments, are manufactured by Shapers.
Shapers once adhered to strict protocols that acted as blueprints for their creations. Violation of Shaper protocols could result in harsh punishments and accusations of heresy, but during The Legacy Era these repercussions are generally ignored by Yuuzhan Vong who are far removed from their people. This allows some Shapers to use their biotechnical expertise on non-Yuuzhan Vong- a practice that is unpredictable and oftentimes abominable.
Examples of Shapers in Star Wars Edit
Ahsi Yim, Ch'Gang Hool, Ghithra Dal, Kae Kwaad, Kotaa Zun-qin, Mezhan Kwaad, Nen Yim, Qelah Kwaad, Suung Aruh, Taug Molou, Tih Qiqah, Tjulan Kwaad, Tsun Qel, Yakun Kwaad, Yal Phaath, Zhul Yim.
To qualify to become a Shaper, a character must fulfill the following criteria:
- Minimum Level: 7th
- Species: Yuuzhan Vong
- Feats: Biotech Specialist
- Trained Skills: Knowledge (Life Sciences) and Treat Injury
Game Rule Information Edit
The following are the features of the Shaper Prestige Class:
|LEVEL||BASE ATTACK BONUS||CLASS FEATURES|
|1st||+0||Defense Bonuses, Talent|
|2nd||+1||Shaper Lore +1|
|4th||+3||Shaper Lore +2|
|6th||+4||Shaper Lore +3, Shaper Hand|
|8th||+6||Shaper Lore +4|
|10th||+7||Shaper Lore +5|
At each level, Shapers gain 1d8 Hit Points + their Constitution modifier.
Force Points Edit
Defense Bonuses Edit
At every odd-numbered level (1st, 3rd, 5th, and so on), the Shaper selects a Talent. The Shaper must meet the prerequisites (If any) of the chosen Talent. No Talent can be selected more than once unless expressly indicated. A Shaper can select a Talent from one of the Talent Trees (Shaper).
Shaper Lore Edit
A Shaper is skilled at building, modifying, and repairing Biotechnology. Because of this intimate familiarity, a Shaper gains a bonus equal to one-half their Class Level (Rounded down) on all Knowledge (Life Sciences) and Treat Injury checks made with regards to Biotech, regardless of size or complexity.
Shaper Hand Edit
At 6th level, a Yuuzhan Vong Shaper is expected to replace at least one of their hands with what is known as a Shaper Hand. A Shaper Hand is a bioengineered appendage equipped with a number of tools that assist in tasks specific to Shaping. A Shaper who declines to attach a Shaper Hand when permitted to do so is often viewed with suspicion by other Yuuzhan Vong.
A Shaper Hand replaces the need for a Biotech Tool Kit.