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Generally, no If you're playing standard D&D, I don't think that restriction is in place, particularly because standard D&D tends to stay based on the Prime Material Plane and doesn't tend to bother with extraplanar matters in detail. However, if you're running Planescape, or a variant of it, that is completely different. The Planewalker's ...


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Crusader is the best option in the game for this. Warblade is also solid, since it also gets access to White Raven maneuvers, but it doesn’t get heavy armor proficiency by default and likes Intelligence more than Charisma. Both classes, along with White Raven, are from Tome of Battle. The crusader itself is extremely tough, with d10 HD, heavy armor, and the ...


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Note: What the question posits doesn't do what the querent wants it to, but I've gone through the steps anyway so it can be seen where the process falls apart. Skip to the end if uninterested in the process's nuts and bolts. First, apply inherited templates in a legal order... Officially, the Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 rules from the Monster Manual for ...


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"You wield this bladelike beam as if it were a scimitar." The creature employing the sword-like beam effect of the 2nd-level Drd spell flame blade [evoc] (PH 231) uses it in combat as if the sword-like beam were a scimitar except that... When the creature makes attacks with the sword-like beam, he makes them as melee touch attacks. When the sword-like ...


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This question isn't explained very well by the spell. The spell text for Flame Blade is very vague when it states whether or not any proficiency, focus, or specialization apply for the use of the spell. I'd say the usefulness of the spell would lie in what exactly your DM allows to be applied to the spell. The spell describes the effect as a "Sword-like ...


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A truenamer’s caster level is equal to his ranks in Truenaming − 3. No one else’s caster level is calculated that way, and that includes the factotum. Unless the factotum is also a truenamer, the ranks in Truenaming don’t contribute to any caster level, and certainly don’t result in any ability to use utterances. If the factotum is also a truenamer, ...


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"Mulhorandi divine minion" (hereafter "divine minion") is an acquired template that can be added to any humanoid, monstrous humanoid, humanoid or monstrous humanoid with the celestial or fiendish template, or humanoid-shaped outsider (referred to hereafter as the base creature). "Ghost" is an acquired template that can be added to any aberration, ...


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A goliath warden is, to date, my favorite character in 4e. I really wish there was a straight answer to your question, a single class that captures the essence of the warden, but 3.5 did not do defenders much at all, and no class really matches the warden. That said, we can get close, particularly if we do use a little bit of a second class. Goliath ...


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I'll add some perspective from the opposing side of the argument. What is the official stance? That depends on how you read the text included in each errata. While there are several versions of this errata blurb, each states the "primacy" rule, When you find a disagreement between two D&D® rules sources, unless an official errata file says ...


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The Marshal from the Miniatures Handbook is a good fit for your requirements: Inspires / buffs their allies with a wide selection of "command auras". There are auras for all purposes, including offensive auras, defensive auras, auras that benefit melee fighters, ranged fighters, or spellcasters; and so on. Decent melee combatant (3/4 BAB progression) ...


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By default, no There are no rules that state magic items become less powerful based on which plane they are on. (If there were, whatever magic items you took to the Astral Plane would also have become weaker, right?) Especially the Holy Avenger, which is a named item, says nothing about its power being linked to the Astral Plane. But still Considering ...


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Bottom line up front: there are many options here, but I don’t think a second level of beguiler is the best of them. If you took another level of beguiler, you would get the class features of Beguiler 2 (Cloaked Casting, Surprise Casting), and it would progress your beguiler spellcasting (so if you took it after those levels of ultimate magus, just before ...


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I've had players with invincible builds. They are a fun challenge: they have weaknesses that you can play to. Can they swim in all that plate when the boat goes down? How fast can they take it off? Will it protect them from lava? Poison? But in general, physical danger like that is just to make fights and situations fun, to make him feel like he's in ...


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Actually, some warlocks get their powers from heritage - not just inheriting pacts (though it happens), but it's suggested from direct descent as well. Also consider some of the fluff offered by the Eldritch Theurge... "Just as the warlock can come from something other than a fiendish origin, so too can the eldritch theurge. Perhaps warlocks gain ...



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