05 February 2020

Earthdawn 4E: Rules Variant 08 - Alternate Advancement [Shaman]

This is the eighth Rules Variant, part of an ongoing series about Earthdawn Fourth Edition. Introduction and Index.

Everything contained here is the work of a fan and not associated with FASA Games.

This entry continues from the alternate advancement scheme introduced here. The following presents the advancement scheme for Shaman.


Novice General Talents
  • Animal Bond
  • Animal Training
  • Avoid Blow
  • Awareness
  • Climbing
  • Creature Analysis
  • Danger Sense
  • Enhance Animal Companion
  • Navigation
  • Standard Matrix
  • Stealthy Stride
  • Tracking
  • Wilderness Survival
First Circle
Discipline Talents
  • Astral Sight
  • Patterncraft
  • Thread Weaving (Shamanism)
  • Spellcasting
  • Open talent
Free Talents: Standard Matrix x2

Second Circle
Discipline Talent: Open talent

Third Circle
Discipline Talent: Spirit Talk

Fourth Circle
Discipline Talent: Open talent

Journeyman General Talents
  • Animal Companion Durability
  • Animal Talk
  • Anticipate Blow
  • Borrowed Sense
  • Call Animal Companion
  • Enhanced Matrix
  • Lifesight
  • Lion Heart
  • Safe Path
  • Spirit Mount
  • Steel Thought
  • Summon (Beast Spirits)
  • Tenacious Weave
Fifth Circle
Discipline Talent: Open talent

Sixth Circle
Discipline Talent: Willforce or Open talent

Seventh Circle
Discipline Talent: Open talent

Eighth Circle
Discipline Talent: Open talent

Warden General Talents
  • Armor Mount
  • Armored Matrix
  • Banish
  • Blood Share
  • Bloodhound Form
  • Dispel Magic
  • Hold Thread
  • Lion Spirit
  • Orbiting Spy
  • Summoning Circle
  • Tiger Spring
Ninth Circle
Discipline Talent: Open talent

Tenth Circle
Discipline Talent: Spirit Covenant

Eleventh Circle
Discipline Talent: Open talent

Twelfth Circle
Discipline Talent: Concise Casting or Open talent

Master General Talents
  • Animal Leadership
  • Chameleon
  • Echolocation
  • Effect Pattern
  • Netherwalk
  • Resist Pain
  • Shared Matrix
  • Soul Aegis
  • Unflinching Fortitude
Thirteenth Circle
Discipline Talent: Ancient Bonds

Fourteenth Circle
Discipline Talent: Open talent

Fifteenth Circle
Discipline Talent: Spliced Weave or Open talent


  1. What was your reasoning for Shaman not getting Astral Sight?