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Elemental Familiar
Transmutation
Level: Sor/Wiz 3
Components: V, S, M, XP
Casting Time: 10 minutes
Range: Touch
Target: Living creature touched
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Fortitude negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

In order to cast this spell, you must have a familiar. When you cast the spell, the target creature becomes a Tiny air, earth, fire, or water elemental, as detailed below. You choose what type of elemental the creature becomes. The creature retains its basic shape, but it is in every way an elemental, not an element creature (as described in Manual of the Planes).

You lose any special ability the familiar previously granted to you (such as the +2 bonus to Move Silently checks bestowed by a cat familiar). However, you gain a replacement special ability, depending on the type of elemental your familiar becomes:

Air -- Master gains a +2 bonus to Initiative checks (stacks with Improved Initiative).

Earth -- Master gains +1 natural armor.

Fire -- Master gains a +3 resistance bonus to saving throws against fire attacks.

Water -- Master gains a +1 resistance bonus to Fortitude saving throws.

Only a limited wish, miracle, or wish or similar magic can restore a transmuted familiar to its original state. Otherwise, the familiar remains an elemental forevermore. You cannot cast this spell on another character's familiar. Most creatures consider the transformation harmless and beneficial, but if the creature decides to resist, a successful Fortitude save negates the spell.

Material Component: A small quantity of air, earth, fire, or water, depending on the elemental type the creature is to become.

XP Cost: 500 XP.