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There's a factor you missed out on: the square-cube law. As Wikipedia describes it: When an object undergoes a proportional increase in size, its new surface area is proportional to the square of the multiplier and its new volume is proportional to the cube of the multiplier. Let's consider the implications of this for a moment with a cube of water: it ...


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The Dungeon Master’s Guide sheds some light on why all assassins, as written, are Evil In the Dungeon Master’s Guide, the assassin prestige class isn’t just for someone who kills for hire, but rather quite specifically for a member of a (fairly generic) “Assassin’s Guild,” and that guild requires that you kill someone for no other reason than to enter the ...


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No. You can't take the feats granted by your new level until you choose a class, and you need those to qualify for the class. More generally, the level you're taking can't satisfy the requirements for the new class you're taking. Player's Handbook page 6 details the steps of character creation. The very first one is choosing both race and class, while ...


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No. Funnily enough, it comes down to this line. and the archer can only have one such arrow in existence at a time. This makes the arrow a limited-use magical effects that you used to enhance that particular attack. which means the Slaying ability of the arrow is not duplicated by Arrow Eruption. The intent is clear and would disallow this, and ...


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Skill Point Cost: Only current class’s class skills From Skills Summary Each skill point you spend on a cross-class skill gets your character ½ rank in that skill. Cross-class skills are skills not found on your character’s class skill list. From Player’s Handbook pg. 60. Skill points must be spent according to the class that the ...


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It is from the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystra_%28Forgotten_Realms%29 http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Chosen_of_Mystra It is not a prestige class. It is a template. It is published in the campaign setting book.


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By RAW, only leveling. Base Attack Bonus is a class feature, and it changes when you gain a level in some class. Though there are prestige classes that advance spellcasting AND base attack bonus simultaneously, for example Eldritch Knight. Take a look around, there should be more of them, at least in 3.5 there were. You also might want to adapt Battle ...


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It's totally legit for a fighter 3/rogue 4/shadowblade 2 to take that next level as fighter, rogue, or shadowblade Generally, after taking one or more levels in any class—base or prestige—, a character can take levels in any classes for which he meets the requirements and that he isn't barred from entering or continuing (e.g. taking one or more levels of ...


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You can cast polymorph, polymorph any object, shapechange, and divine power. You are not likely to have any trouble whatsoever in the melee department; you’re definitely going to do it better than, say... barbarian, bard, duskblade, fighter, favored soul, hexblade, knight, marshal, monk, ninja, paladin, ranger, rogue, samurai, scout, spellthief, or ...


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Some prestige classes, like Abjurant Champion, advance specific features of the base class (in this case, spellcasting). From Abjurant Champion, emphasis added: At each 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 to which you ...


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There's some fan support for the process the question proposes... This 2014 thread suggests the process proposed in the question, but roots the process's legality in the consensus about various supermount builds (originally, I think, from this 2005 thread but also 2010 and 2012). This 2009 thread and this 2011 thread surrender to the topic at hand rather ...


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Yes, you can by RAW take a second level in Ur-Priest. The requirement of not being able to cast divine spells is a requirement "to become an ur-priest". It is not a prerequisite for taking levels in the prestige class, only for taking the prestige class in the first place.


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You purchase the skills according to the description of the class in which you are advancing. You are indeed gaining proficiency as a Rainbow Servant and not a Wizard. Therefore you should treat Knowledge (Religion) as a cross-class skill in the scope of this level-up. There is though an exception regarding the maximum skill you could reach, but it does ...


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10 levels of the Rainbow Servant prestige class from page 54 of Complete Divine allows an arcane spellcaster full access to the Cleric spell list. They can learn and cast any spell from the Cleric spell list as if it was from the Arcane spellcasting class that allowed them entry into Rainbow Servant. Note that these spells still count as Divine spells for ...


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The Wizards of the Coast Web site archives the Prestige Class column "The Swiftblade: Haste Personified." This is the only source for the class. The linked article details the class's requirements, but, just in case, they are also below. Base Attack Bonus: +3. Skills: Concentration 6 ranks, Spellcraft 6 ranks. Spellcasting: Ability to cast haste. ...


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Qualifying for this class This class has 5 piece of prerequisites. BAB: +3. Knowledge (Engineering) 8 ranks Profession (Pilot) 6 ranks Use Rope 4 ranks. Must possess an airship worth at least 10,000 gp. The means of acquisition are irrelevant. You may also require levels in certain classes depending on your Captain style chosen. All of these ...


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For a rainbow servant into radiant servant of the burning hate, a 1 level sacred exorcist dip is your best bet. The comprehensive forum post by widow says: grants turn/rebuke undead - anything that grants turning generally stacks Cleric 1 Paladin 4 Blackguard 3, ecl, command or rebuke only Sacred Exorcist 1, ecl 8, Complete Divine, turn only ...


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It means that your character's spells per day and spells known continue to increase on the same level schedule as one of the classes they already took that qualifies for the prestige class, as though each level of the prestige class was a level of that class. It's only for the listed purposes, though: you don't automatically get e.g. Celestial Mount upgrades ...


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This is a rules loophole, that I think many DMs would see as abusing the rules. If this was intended use, then why bother to write a 3rd level of UT (aside from Tricky Defence)? Just have 2nd level say "You get all skill tricks as favourite tricks, plus one effective level of another class". (likewise for Legacy Champion)


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Chet Eretz’s Prestige Class Index lists almost all prestige classes up to February 2008; this wouldn’t be too helpful on its own, as more complete lists exist, but, the index also categorizes the prestige classes. For examples: Weapon Specialists — Unarmed Strike Crane Shen (p. 31) – unarmed combatant that mimics a crane by moving fast & blocking ...


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Dweormerkeeper is one of the most powerful prestige classes in the game. Assuming you enter without losing spellcaster levels (using tricks to get around the dual-spellcasting requirement, which isn’t hard), very, very few things can keep up with it. Is that unacceptable? In my games, yes. In yours? Probably. There are a few other classes that are similar ...


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Unfortunately Not The extraordinary ability rage granted by the prestige class eye of Gruumsh says An eye of Gruumsh can fly into a rage just as a barbarian can, with all the same benefits and drawbacks (see page 25 of the Player’s Handbook). An eye of Gruumsh’s class levels stack with his barbarian levels (if any) for determining the number of times ...


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Classes Five classes stand out to me as ideal choices for entry to warshaper. Pugilist Fighter Pugilist is a variant fighter from Dragon vol. 310. It gains Improved Unarmed Strike, slightly increased unarmed strike damage (but it doesn’t scale like the monk’s), the Endurance feat, and then one other feat (or special “Pugilist ...


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Mechanically speaking, there is no problem. Other than potentially the requirement of having to kill someone for no reason, which is hard for a Good or Neutral person to meet. (But can easily be waived as well) Classes are generally balanced around their mechanics and there is no "extra power" granted for alignment restrictions. In fact, many classes with ...


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It's not that bad... With no range listed, the the prestige class blighter's supernatural ability blightfire has a range of 0 ft., therefore centered on a crosshairs adjacent to his space. This means the blighter will be affected by his own blightfire effect.1 But, assuming no shenanigans, the blightfire's effect deals only an average of 17.5 points of ...


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All ranged weapons have a maximum range; beyond this, targets are out of range, and within, they are in range. That is what the arcane archer is referring to. And yes, it is the same in 3.5 and Pathfinder. Gamemastering > Combat > Ranged Attacks (PF), Combat > Actions in Combat > Ranged Attacks (D&D 3.5) The maximum range for a thrown weapon is five ...


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Variants are generally not fully developed rules, more akin to fairly comprehensive idea suggestions. You are always going to have to massage variants a bit more than other rules to get them to fit; supplements written after the variant, for example, will almost-never take that variant into account (though it may consider earlier supplemental material, and ...


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This class is fairly powerful; it’s definitely an attempt to make a theurge actually keep up with the power of the (very powerful) expected entry classes. In particular, Perfect Inscription is quite dubious; it could potentially step on the toes of much-weaker classes, though I believe the increase in spell level will prevent that most of the time. ...


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Caster Level Looping I'm going to open this answer by saying - there is no definitive rules text on how to treat, or in what order, stacking caster levels from classes or prestige classes. There is a general rule from the 3.5e FAQ that states that 'in general' one should apply bonuses in order most beneficial to the creature, but it's not exactly specific, ...


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Yes, with a caveat: Magic Ammunition and Breakage: When a magic arrow, crossbow bolt, or sling bullet misses its target, there is a 50% chance it breaks or is otherwise rendered useless. A magic arrow, bolt, or bullet that successfully hits a target is automatically destroyed after it delivers its damage. For Arrow Eruptions: You create exact ...



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