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Cancer Mage is one of the most notoriously-overpowered classes in the game Only the illithid savant and beholder mage immediately come to mind as more powerful. The ability to ignore the negative aspects of diseases, but only the negative aspects, is extremely powerful, because many diseases do have some kind of “upside” (to make diseased creatures more ...


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Any time you multiclass, you gain nothing but the features of your new class. Your previous classes don't increase. This is the same regardless of which new class you enter. Instead of gaining the abilities granted by the next level in your character’s current class, he can instead gain the 1st-level abilities of a new class, adding all of those ...


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Each morning, you can spend 1 hour in weapon practice to change the designated weapon ... You do it, it's changed forevermore. Or until you do it again.


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Maybe you mean Effigy Master from Complete Arcane? It is an arcane caster PrC (1) with wondrous item as requirement (2) where the character is as said "Fascinated by the animating force of life itself" (3), gains the class skill "Craft effigy" that allows it to create constructs (4) though there is no healing or cauldron involved. The art for the effigy ...


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It must be done before; the description has the free action taking place during the casting of the spell. By the time the target rolls a save, the casting is complete and thus it is too late to spin it.


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It's common to refer to abilities in other classes' descriptions. For instance, evasion of a Scout is defined by reference to the monk class too (Complete Adventurer, p. 13). Most Scout abilities require light or no armor. I'd say that wearing light or no armor is part of the definition and it applies. Why reference at all if you don't want the full ...


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Getting shield itself Magic Items Items are, in general, a good source of magic that you don’t naturally get from your class. However, because shield is not on the bard spell list (and, somewhat surprisingly, no alternate class features for bard grants it), Use Magic Device may be necessary (but see the drake-helm option, below, for a case when it’s not). ...


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It works exactly the same as with any other multiclass character. In your case, your Sorcerer level will increase to 6 and you will gain all the features that a Sorcerer would normally gain when advancing to that level. The advanced spellcasting ability of the prestige class (in this case Dragon Disciple) increases your effective Sorcerer level for the ...


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The technomancer is a deficient prestige class: the table is not enough to go on, and it lacks any actual textual description of its spellcasting advancement. That means, fundamentally, that we cannot answer the question in any sure or official capacity; official sources failed to provide an answer. As a DM, personally I would look very poorly at a prestige ...


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The prestige class black blood cultist (Champions of Ruin 44-8) gains at level 6 as part of its extraordinary ability feral rage this ability: At 6th level and higher, whenever you hit with both of your claw attacks during a rage, you rend your opponent’s flesh, automatically dealing double claw damage in addition to normal damage. (45) Thus, after the ...


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Short Version You get Darkvision out to 60 feet, proficiency with all simple and martial weapons, and potentially proficiency with shields (if you have proficiency with any kind of armor). Interestingly, as written, this would include tower shields, but using a tower shield is always a bad idea. Long Version You gain the traits, but not the features, of ...


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So, at the 9th level of the planar shepherd class, you gain the following: you become able to use wild shape to change into an elemental or outsider native to your chosen plane, although it costs two of your daily uses of wild shape to do so. For example, if you chose the plane of Mabar, you could become a barghest. In addition to the normal effects of ...


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levels in a single spellcasting class of his choice If you choose wizard, your number of levels in that class is 5. Your incantatrix and ultimate magus levels stack with wizard levels for the purposes of wizard spellcasting, but for no other purpose, including your nar demonbinder caster level. Whether or not incantatrix or ultimate magus are valid ...


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The combat medic's evasion works exactly like the monk's evasion Were the combat medic's evasion to work differently from the monk's evasion, the combat medic's evasion description would say so. Instead, the combat medic's evasion description is almost entirely a redirect to the monk's evasion in the Player's Handbook. Without that redirection, the combat ...


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The effects do not take place "when a cancer mage touches someone." The contagion and poison are spell-like abilities, and the "touch" bit simply refers to the touch range of the spells mimicked. The text on spell-like abilities states: A spell-like ability takes the same amount of time to complete as the spell that it mimics (usually 1 standard action) ...


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I have never before heard anyone suggest that contemplative would be so restrictive for clerics of an ideal; in every discussion of the class I have read (and it comes up a lot, being a rather convenient source of a bonus domain), the interpretation is that the bonus domain must be one you could have otherwise chosen as one of your original cleric domains, i....


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You are correct - you would not gain +1d6 Eldritch Blast As you yourself wrote, you are effectively a Warlock 11 for Eldritch Blast damage, and going up to effectively Warlock 12 does not increase it. But look on the bright side - your Fortitude and Reflex saves go up by 1! If you do not think you will get to warlock level 10 (effective level 13), ...


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The supernatural ability aspect of healing possessed by the prestige class Singer of Concordance (Races of the Dragon 91-6) is unclear as to how it's supposed to function. No errata nor Sage Advice discusses the ability. The DM must rule what, exactly, the aspect of healing affects. House Rules However, were a Singer of Concordance present in my campaign, ...


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The fleshwarper from Lords of Madness uses grafting to modify and improve his familiar, though it becomes an aberration, not a golem. There’s also no cauldron in the art, though there are a lot of glasses and beakers. Probably not what you had in mind, but just to toss it out there. The art is Note the upgraded monkey familiar.


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Maybe The way the rules interact is ambiguous, and depends on how one looks at the rules for potionmaking and universal potions. "Yes" Interpretation: "Universal potions are potions" Universal potions are, in their class feature, defined as "a potion." Brew Potion can be used to make all items in the subset of "potions," so it would work fine with ...


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As bards have Use Magic Device (Cha) as class skill, at such a high level getting a wand of shield should be the cheapest and easiest way to gain access to that spell.


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The Technomancer is a prestige class that advances the spellcasting progression of a different class. As such, it isn't a casting class itself. Not every prestige class that add levels of spellcasting (getting "+1 level of spellcasting" basically counts as having one more level in the casting class of your choice for determining several spellcasting-...


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The signature weapon then becomes a magic weapon (if it wasn’t already) and gains an enhancement bonus and/or special abilities. Since “and/or” includes “or” as an option, the signature weapon could gain just “special abilities” from this feature. This is interesting because there is no mention of this following the usual rule requiring a +1 bonus on the ...


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I recommend against any DM allowing it, but a (weak) case could be made Alternate Source Spell and Southern Magician are two feats that allow you to use one type (arcane, divine) of spell as the other type. The idea here is to get your cleric class to count as both an “arcane spellcasting class” and a “divine spellcasting class” and use mystic theurge to ...


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The Features of a type are specifically features of racial hit dice for creatures of that type. Since the alienist (presumably) has no racial hit dice, none of those apply. So that means no change in HP, BAB, or skill points. The Traits, on the other hand, do, so the alienist gets all of those (and loses the Traits of his or her previous type). Moreover, ...


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A creature with the prestige class chameleon (Races of Destiny 111-7) that uses the extraordinary ability aptitude focus to gain divine focus and that has Wisdom 16 (if a 3rd-level chameleon) or Wisdom 13 (if a 4th-level chameleon) so that it can meet the blighter prerequisite of being able to cast 3rd-level druid spells could, indeed, if he really, really ...


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So I’m going to lay out a rather unusual build for a fairly unique character. It has an emphasis on Charisma and a subtle mysticism that increases vulnerabilities and windows of opportunity. The build ends up looking like this: \begin{array}{l} \text{RHD} & \text{RHD} & \text{RHD} & \text{LA} & \text{Paladin} & \text{Pal 2} & \text{...


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I basically see two ways to do this. The first is to go Charisma-based, knowing you’ll still probably need a fair amount of Intelligence and that death attack won’t be available until 13th. The second is to go Intelligence-based, and then rely on skill ranks and other bonuses to have decent Perform. Either way, to use poisons you are going to need the ...


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No, for prestige classes whenever they advance an attribute it is solely the attribute of the class used to meet the prerequisites. In this case the "arcane spell casting class" would be the wizard, because the wizard was (presumably) the source of your third level spells. To clarify it further, it notes that "he adds his levels to any levels in AN ...


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Well, you are in luck as the Pathfinder Campaign Setting book "Path of the Hellknight" just shipped and I have it in my hot little hands. The answer is "not automatically, but probably." To quote the book's section on Fallen Hellknights: Fallen Hellknights: While playing an ideal Hellknight can make for a challenging and exciting character concept, ...



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