For every action within the world, it leaves an echo in the shadow plane. The results of the action, indeed the action itself, continues to persist for a moment after its passing. Mimes go beyond simple mimicry, and are able to duplicate the exact conditions of what they see, adapt them to their purposes, and have them repeat events which just occurred without any training or ability to otherwise pull them off. In a party of powerful people, the mime multiplies their power exponentially.
The mime is an archetype of the blue mage class.
The mime adds Disguise and Perform to his list of class skills. This replaces Appraise as a class skill.
Limit Breaks (Su)
At 1st level, the mime receives the Limit Breaks (Mimicry Reversal and Perfect Mimicry).
Mimicry Reversal (Su): This Limit Break allows the mime to make any enemy up to 60 feet away to copy what he does. The target (whose HD cannot exceed 1.5 times the mime’s own HD) must make a Will save (DC 10 + half of the blue mage’s level + his Charisma modifier) or be forced to imitate the mime. The mime must spend his actions to make the affected creature do anything that the creature can normally do including spellcasting or song-performing. This lasts for a duration of 1 round + 1 round per four blue mage levels after 1st. If the mime is knocked unconscious during this time, the affected creature must make another Will save with the same DC or become unconscious as well.
Perfect Mimicry (Su): This Limit Break allows the mime to copy any humanoid up to 60 feet away perfectly. The mime can use any abilities of the person copied (whose HD cannot exceed 1.5 times the mime’s own HD), even casting spells without using a MP pool if the person copied is a spell-caster. The mime uses his own stats, saving throws, hit points, and any equipment he possesses. The mime can copy another humanoid once per round as a swift action. This limit break lasts for a duration of 1 round + 1 round per four blue mage levels after 1st.
These abilities replace the blue mage’s standard Limit Breaks.
Beginning at 1st level, as a free action, a mime can use these abilities to mimic abilities seen, for a number of times per day equal to his blue mage level + his Charisma modifier. All mimicry powers have a range of 30 feet plus 5 feet per blue mage level and only lasts for the round. Using the mimicry abilities requires the mime to copy from creatures or humanoids either from a round before or in the same round of initiative. The mime can’t use any abilities gained from his mimicry powers to qualify for a feat, prestige class, or other options.
- Mimic Extraordinary Ability: The miming skill of a mime is legendary. A mime can perform any extraordinary ability that he can see in use. The mime cannot mimic an ability that uses appendages he does not have (a mime could mimic a beastmaster’s rage, but he could not mimic a fire dragon’s dragon breath) nor can he mimic an ability from a creature whose HD exceeds 1.5 times his own. May even mimic abilities without needing to spend resources (for example, ki powers, grit deeds, ruby arcana, etc.)
- Mimic Feat: A mime can mimic any feat he sees in use. The mime must meet all prerequisites of the feat in order to mimic it.
- Mimic Limit Break: A mime can imitate the powerful limit breaks. This ability functions like mimic extraordinary ability, except it allows the mime to imitate a limit break. The mime must be under 50% health in order to initiate a limit break and still counts against his number of limit break usage.
- Mimic Movement: A mime can imitate any movement type he sees. The mime can even imitate a movement type for which he does not have the correct appendages, such as a flying as a bird.
- Mimic Skill: A mime can imitate a skill being used. This ability functions like mimic spell, except it allows the mime to imitate a skill. The copied skill uses the same roll and bonuses (if any) as the original skill.
- Mimic Song: A mime can also imitate song-performing. This ability allows the mime to mimic a bard song being performed. A mime can only mimic songs of song levels equal 1/3rd of his total blue mage levels (minimum of 1st). This ability allows the mime to perform a song without MP and uses the same roll and bonuses (if any) as the original Perform skill.
- Mimic Spell: A mime can even imitate spell-casting. This ability allows the mime to mimic a 1st-level spell being cast. For every three blue mage levels after 1st, a mime can mimic spells of spell levels of 1 higher. This ability allows the mime to cast the spell without MP.
- Mimic Spell-like Ability: A mime can imitate abilities that duplicate spells. This ability functions like mimic extraordinary ability, except it allows the mime to imitate a spell-like ability. A mime cannot mimic an ability from a creature whose HD exceeds 1.5 times his own. May even mimic abilities without needing to spend resources (for example, ki powers, grit deeds, ruby arcana, etc.)
- Mimic Supernatural Ability: A mime’s miming skills become supernatural in nature, allowing him to imitate supernatural abilities. This ability functions like mimic extraordinary ability, except it allows the mime to imitate a supernatural ability instead of an extraordinary ability. The mime can even imitate an ability for which he does not have the correct appendages, such as a fire dragon’s breath weapon. A mime cannot mimic an ability from a creature whose HD exceeds 1.5 times his own. May even mimic abilities without needing to spend resources (for example, ki powers, grit deeds, ruby arcana, etc.)
This ability replaces creature magic, MP pool, doublecast, and 1 MP spell.
Aptitude Focus (Ex)
Also at 1st level, a mime can select one of seven areas upon which he can focus his ever-shifting talents. The mime gains a +2 aptitude bonus while any focus is activated. This bonus increases by +2 at 5th level, and every four levels thereafter. Activating a focus, he gains the chosen abilities of his focus that remains in effect until the mime uses a swift action to dismiss it or activate another focus in its place.
- Ascetic Focus: The mime gains an aptitude bonus on all Acrobatics checks. This focus also grants Improved Unarmed Strike feat and the unarmed damage of a monk of half his character level as well as an aptitude bonus as a dodge bonus to his armor class.
- Caster Focus: The mime gains an aptitude bonus on all Spellcraft skill checks and Concentration checks, and on any healing and damage spell rolls.
- Combat Focus: The mime gains an aptitude bonus as a competence bonus on all attack and damage rolls. This focus also grants proficiency with medium and heavy armor, martial weapons, and shields (not tower shields).
- Guardian Focus: The mime gains an aptitude bonus as a deflection bonus to his armor class as well as damage reduction equal to the aptitude focus bonus. This focus also grants proficiency with medium and heavy armor, martial weapons, and shields (including tower shields).
- Song Focus: The mime gains an aptitude bonus on all Perform skill checks and Concentration checks, and on any healing and damage song rolls.
- Stealth Focus: The mime gains an aptitude bonus on all Disable Device, Sleight of Hand, and Stealth skill checks, these are considered class skills while in this focus. This focus also grants Trapfinding, Uncanny Dodge and Evasion (as thief).
- Wild Focus: You gain an aptitude bonus on all Climb, Handle Animal, Knowledge (nature), and Survival checks, these are considered class skills while in this focus. This focus also grants Wild Empathy (as beastmaster; treat your blue mage level as equal to your beastmaster level) and Woodland Stride (as beastmaster),
This ability replaces blue magery and azure talents.
Modified Advantage (Ex)
Starting at 1st level, as an immediate action, a mime can gain a +1 bonus to any single d20 roll. A mime could make a minor internal change to his form that assists in the performance of a task. Whether he’s making his fist heavier, making the arch of his swing move faster, changing the shape of his eyes and ears to heighten his senses, or he moves nerves around increasing his reaction time. The mime can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + his Charisma modifier.
This ability replaces cantrips.
At 2nd level, using their ability to emulate the thoughts of creature that they have touched, the mime can impersonate other living creatures’ mannerisms, speech patterns, knowledge, and overall demeanor, thus granting a +5 competence bonus to Disguise checks. The mime can use this ability at will, although they must have touched the creature to be impersonated at some point. In addition, the mime masters an androgynous, ageless, racially ambiguous base appearance. He incorporates deceptive makeup and articles of clothing into his daily wardrobe, and never takes a penalty on Disguise skill checks for assuming a different gender, race, or age.
This ability replaces scan.
Mirror Combat (Ex)
Starting at 3rd level, the mime is adept at picking up a target’s defensive and offensive patterns in the midst of combat and using them himself. Whenever he makes an attack roll against a target, he may make a Perception check against the target’s AC as an immediate action. If he succeeds, he gains a +2 bonus to attack rolls + an additional +2 for every 5 points he succeeds his Perception check by for 1 round. Whenever an attack is made against the mime, he may make an opposed Perception check against the target’s attack roll as an immediate action. If he succeeds, he gains a +2 dodge bonus to AC + an additional +2 bonus for every 5 points he succeeds his Perception check by for 1 round.
This ability replaces analysis.
Perfect Copy (Ex)
Whenever a 3rd-level mime uses the disguise skill to change his appearance, he may assume the appearance of a specific individual.
This ability replaces armored mage.
Ability Boon (Ex)
At 4th level, when activating an aptitude focus, the mime also gains a +2 competence bonus to an ability score of his choice. This bonus lasts until he changes his aptitude focus. At 8th level and every four levels thereafter, this bonus increases by +2.
This ability replaces azure physical training.
Beginning at 5th level, the mime can alter his size by folding or stretching his body. He can spend one minute to increase or decrease his size by one category.
- If enlarging, the mime gains a +2 size bonus to Strength, a -2 size penalty to Dexterity (to a minimum of 1), and a -1 penalty on attack rolls and AC due to its increased size. A mime whose size increases to Large has a space of 10 feet and a natural reach of 10 feet.
- If shrinking, the mime gains a +2 size bonus to Dexterity, a -2 size penalty to Strength (to a minimum of 1), and a +1 bonus on attack rolls and AC due to its reduced size. A Small mime whose size decreases to Tiny has a space of 2-1/2 feet and a natural reach of 0 feet (meaning that it must enter an opponent’s square to attack). A Large mime whose size decreases to Medium has a space of 5 feet and a natural reach of 5 feet.
These benefits last until he spends a minute to revert to his normal size. This is not a magical effect and cannot be dispelled or suppressed via anti-magic effects.
This ability replaces clear mind.
Sound Mimicry (Ex)
At 6th level, the mime is so trained in vocal alteration that he gains the sound mimicry ability, allowing him to perfectly imitate sounds and voices he has heard within the last 24 hours. The mime makes a Bluff check opposed by a listener’s Sense Motive check to recognize the mimicry, although if the listener isn’t familiar with the person or type of creatures mimicked, it takes a -8 penalty on its Sense Motive check. The mime has a +8 racial bonus on his Bluff check to mimic sounds he has listened to for at least 10 minutes. The mime cannot duplicate the effects of magical abilities (such as bardic performance or a harpy’s captivating song), though he may be able to mimic the sound of those abilities. This ability does not allow the mime to speak or understand language he doesn’t know.
This ability replaces invoke and improved invoke.
Adaptive Wardrobe (Ex)
At 7th level, the mime can manipulate his body’s interaction with magical items. He may wear any magic item in a body slot not normally suited to it, so long as it is somewhat reasonable (for instance, he could wear a ring on a toe, using his feet slot, or a scarf in his hair as a headband). This allows the mime to benefit from multiple magic items that normally would occupy the same slot. All items still occupy the slot in which they’re worn—a mime with a magical ring on his toe cannot also benefit from wearing magical boots.
This ability replaces I know that trick.
At 9th level, the mime can use any skill, even if the skill normally requires him to be trained. In addition, he considers all skills to be class skills.
This ability replaces azure counter.
Mimic Defense (Ex)
At 11th level, a mime can duplicate other’s actions to protect himself. When a creature in the mime’s line of sight succeeds on a save, as an immediate action, the mime can attempt a DC 15 Perception check. If he succeeds, the mime gains a bonus on the mimicked save equal to the target’s base save. This bonus lasts for 1 round per level. A mime can only copy one save at a time this way.
This ability replaces simulation.
Instant Mimic (Su)
At 17th level, a mime can use any of his mimic abilities (mimic feat, mimic spell, mimic song, mimic skill, mimic extraordinary ability, mimic supernatural ability, mimic spell-like ability and mimic limit break) as an immediate action three times per day.
This ability replaces azure lore.
At 19th level, a mime has learned to remember how to duplicate many abilities at the same time. A mimic may use two different mimicry abilities running at the same time, provided that he can use them in the same round. For example, a mime couldn’t mimic a spell and a song in the same round, but he could mimic a spell and a feat.
This ability replaces cerulean focus.
Complete Copy (Su)
At 20th level, mimicry is mastered completely. Once per day as a standard action, a mime may copy in full any non-unique, non-mindless, non-templated creature right down to their original character sheet and ability scores (which would exclude unique beings like the tarrasque, unique devils such as Asmodeus, most golems, a paragon half-dragon housecat, or Bob the Troll, though he would be able to copy himself into a standard troll). For the purposes of this ability, abominations are considered unique creatures as well, regardless of how many exist. The mime may only make a complete copy of creatures whose CR does not exceed his HD. He loses his original items, ability scores, and anything related to his character except for his personality and alignment, and obtain copies of what the original creature is using for 1 minute. He gains full normal hit points equal to the creature in question and retain any status effects he possessed, positive or negative. When the effect ends, if the mime is still alive, he is returned to his normal body, hit points, and his items return.
This ability replaces assimilation.