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Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 05 Jan 2019 :  03:49:43  Show Profile Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
The Feymage

The Feymage prestige class is particularly attractive to elven Wizards and Sorcerers who wish to overcome the fragility that results from combining d4 hit dice with a racial Constitution penalty. It also allows them to develop the traits traditionally associated with elven and fey races which are simply not available within these classes: stealth and observation skills, agility, nature-related abilities and spells, and moderate skill in combat.

As druids are divine casters who share a link with the animals of nature, feymages develop a similar link to the world's fey. And like the fey themselves, feymages swear allegiance or at least an alliance with one of the two great courts.

Requirements

Alignment: Any nonlawful
Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 8 ranks , Knowledge (nature) 4 ranks
Special: Must be able to cast 2nd-level arcane spells; must make peaceful contact with a fey creature and peacefully spend at least a day among fey.


Hit die: d6
Skill points: 2 + Int
Class Skills: Concentration (con), Craft (int), Diplomacy (cha), Knowledge (arcana)(int), Knowledge (nature)(int), Knowledge (the planes)(int), Spellcraft (int).

Class Features

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Feymages are proficient with all weapons and armor usable by Druids and Rogues. They gain no additional proficiency with armor or shields.

Spellcasting: At every feymage level you gain new spells per day and an increase in caster level (and spells known, if applicable) as if you had also gained a level in an arcane spellcasting class you belonged to before you added the prestige class. You do not, however, gain any other class benefit a character of that class would have gained. If you had more than one arcane spellcasting class before becoming a feymage, you must decide to which class to add each level for the purpose of determining spells per day.

Seelie Courtier (Ex): At 1st level, you must choose either the seelie or the unseelie path. Good-aligned characters can't choose the unseelie path, while evil-aligned characters are barred from the seelie path. This choice determines certain benefits you gain from this prestige class. If your alignment later changes to make your choice illegal, you automatically exchange all seelie- or unseelie-related class features for their opposites.

In addition, you gain a bonus equal to your feymage level on Bluff, Diplomacy, and Intimidate checks made to influence fey and magical beasts.

Sylvan Empathy (Ex): This is identical to the Druid ability, with feymage levels counting as Druid levels.

Spontaneous Spells: A feymage can tap into the magic that naturally infuses fey and magical beasts to cast spells that were not prepared ahead of time. You can sacrifice any prepared arcane spell (or, for a spontaneous caster, an arcane spell slot) to cast a particular spell of the same spell level or lower. Depending on whether you have chosen the seelie or unseelie path, you choose from different specific spells as specified on the table below. You gain access to these spontaneous spell options by level. Access to a spontaneous spell does not grant the ability to cast it if you do not have a prepared spell or spell slot of appropriately high level to lose in exchange.

For example, a 5th-level wizard/4th-level feymage who chose the seelie path could lose a prepared ice storm to cast break enchantment or a lower-level option (invisibility sphere, Tashas hideous laughter, or remove fear). A 6th-level sorcerer/1st-level wild soul who chose the unseelie path can spontaneously cast lesser confusion, detect thoughts, or poison.

These spells are not considered to be part of your class spell list, so this feature doesn't grant you the ability to activate spell trigger or spell completion items using these spells.

Spell Level	Seelie	Unseelie
1st	remove fear	lesser confusion
2nd	Tashas hideous laughter	detect thoughts
3rd	invisibility sphere	poison
4th	break enchantment	bestow curse
5th	baleful polymorph	endless slumber
6th	true seeing	mass suggestion
7th	prismatic spray	waves of exhaustion
8th	sympathy	horrid wilting
9th	time stop	wail of the banshee


Seelie Bond (Su): When you cast summon seelie ally or a summon monster spell to bring forth a creature from the summon seelie ally list, your connection to the seelie increases, granting you benefits. These benefits remain as long as one of the seelie or unseelie creatures you summoned is alive and the duration of the spell has not expired. The benefits described below are cumulative. Thus, a 10th-level wild soul would gain all of them upon summoning a seelie or unseelie ally.

At 2nd level, you gain immunity to magic and nonmagical sleep effects. This ability grants elves immunity to nonmagical sleep effects, to which they are normally vulnerable.

At 4th level, you gain a +2 bonus on saves against enchantment spells or effects. The bonus against enchantment effects is untyped and thus stacks with an elf's or half-elf's +2 racial bonus against enchantment spells and effects.

At 6th level, your base land speed increases by 10 feet.

At 8th level, add 1 to the Difficulty Class of saving throws against illusion spells you cast.

At 10th level, add 1 to the Difficulty Class of saving throws against enchantment spells you cast.

Summon Seelie Ally (Sp): Starting at 2nd level, a feymage can summon a seelie ally three times per day. This ability functions like summon monster I except that you choose a creature from a list of options, as detailed on the table below, based on your feymage level and path. You can use this ability to summon one creature from the highest-level list available to you, 1d3 creatures of the same kind from the next highest-level list, or 1d4 +1 creatures of the same kind from any lower-level list. Your caster level is equal to your character level.

In addition, whenever you cast a summon monster spell of 4th to 8th level, you can choose a creature from the appropriate list below in place of one of the normal options.

2nd (Summon Monster IV) Seelie: Blink dog, Pegasus, Senmurv (Fiend Folio), Unicorn
Unseelie: Aranea, Howler, Redcap, young (Monster Manual III), Shadar-kai (Fiend Folio)

4th (Summon Monster V) Seelie: Nixie, Satyr (with pipes)
Unseelie: Joy stealer (Monster Manual IV), Shadow mastiff

6th (Summon Monster VI) Seelie: Pixie (can't cast Otto's irresistible dance; with sleep arrows, but not memory loss arrows), Shimmerling swarm (Monster Manual III)
Unseelie: Displacer beast, Winter wolf

8th (Summon Monster VII) Seelie: Lillend, Leskylor (Book of Exalted Deeds)
Unseelie: Annis, Will-o'-wisp

10th (Summon Monster VIII) Seelie: Bearhound (Monster Manual III), Leskylor, three-headed (Book of Exalted Deeds)
Unseelie: Redcap, elder (Monster Manual III), Rejkar (Monster Manual III)

Feyheart: At 10th level, your mystic bond with nature changes your very being. Your type becomes Fey (augmented humanoid), and you gain the following feats; Fey Heritage, Fey Power, Fey Legacy, Fey Presence and Fey Skin.

Advancement
Level	BAB	Fort	Ref	Will	Special	Spellcasting
1st	+0	+0	+0	+2	Seelie courtier, spontaneous spells (1st3rd), Sylvan empathy	+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
2nd	+1	+0	+0	+3	Seelie bond (immune to sleep), summon seelie ally	+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
3rd	+1	+1	+1	+3	Spontaneous spells (4th)	+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
4th	+2	+1	+1	+4	Seelie bond (+2 against enchantments), summon seelie ally	+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
5th	+2	+1	+1	+4	Spontaneous spells (5th)	+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
6th	+3	+2	+2	+5	Seelie bond (speed +10 feet), summon seelie ally	+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
7th	+3	+2	+2	+5	Spontaneous spells (6th)	+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
8th	+4	+2	+2	+6	Seelie bond (+1 to illusion DCs), summon seelie ally	+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
9th	+4	+3	+3	+6	Spontaneous spells (7th)	+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
10th	+5	+3	+3	+7	Seelie bond (+1 to enchantment DCs), spontaneous spells (8th and 9th), summon seelie ally, Feyheart	+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

Lord Karsus
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Posted - 13 Jan 2019 :  23:41:01  Show Profile  Send Lord Karsus an AOL message Send Lord Karsus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
-I like the concept, but it seems a little powerful for something with what looks like a pretty low entry level for a PrC (4th level?). I might increase the Special requirements to need a semi-powerful Fey patron or something, to give the caster his/her special powers.

(A Tri-Partite Arcanist Who Has Forgotten More Than Most Will Ever Know)

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LordofBones
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Posted - 15 Jan 2019 :  12:22:56  Show Profile Send LordofBones a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Word for word, this is the Wild Soul prestige class from Complete Mage with d6 HD, Sylvan Empathy, Feyheart and an expanded weapon proficiency ability tacked on.
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Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 15 Jan 2019 :  12:58:00  Show Profile Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LordofBones

Word for word, this is the Wild Soul prestige class from Complete Mage with d6 HD, Sylvan Empathy, Feyheart and an expanded weapon proficiency ability tacked on.


Yes, it sure is. And it's much better as well.
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LordofBones
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Posted - 16 Jan 2019 :  03:28:03  Show Profile Send LordofBones a Private Message  Reply with Quote
GitP also noted that it's hilariously overpowered. Dweomerkeeper and Iot7V are not really supposed to be PrC balance benchmarks.
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Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 16 Jan 2019 :  07:38:36  Show Profile Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LordofBones

GitP also noted that it's hilariously overpowered. Dweomerkeeper and Iot7V are not really supposed to be PrC balance benchmarks.



Like I've said before LoB, you and I play two different types of games. You play static, black and white rules, and I play a more dynamic, flexible game with heavy magic and homebrew changes that suit the needs of our campaign. You say potato... I say wicked, awesome potato!
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