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I know this exact question was asked for 5e but I play 3.5 which has more options so I'm wondering if there's a way for a player character to heal from fire, similar to an Iron Golem. It doesn't matter if it's a spell, template, magic item, etc. Just so long as, instead of taking damage from fire, the character would heal hit points instead.

Is healing by fire possible?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Related but not a dupe as this question asks about 5e: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/106258/… \$\endgroup\$ May 26, 2019 at 18:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ Resurrection via fire is also possible. \$\endgroup\$
    – nijineko
    May 27, 2019 at 1:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ Nijineko, how do you resurrect via fire? \$\endgroup\$ May 27, 2019 at 4:01

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First of all it is worth to mention that an Iron Golem only heals from fire spells, not regular fire. Still it is possible to somehow "heal from fire".

A feat Healing flames from Races of Faerun allows a fire genasi or a tanarukk to heal by touching a source of fire, with ammount depending on its size.

A soulmeld Phoenix belt from Magic of Incarnum, grants fast healing 1 for 1 round for every point of damage negated by your fire resistance.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I might have to look into that Pheonix Belt. It sounds perfect \$\endgroup\$ May 26, 2019 at 23:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is fine \$\endgroup\$
    – Ben
    May 27, 2019 at 0:08
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    \$\begingroup\$ FWIW, Pathfinder also has a similar effect. It's called "Fire in the Blood". Found in race builder system. Not very good (capped). \$\endgroup\$
    – martixy
    May 28, 2019 at 0:12
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The iron half-golem template (Monster Manual II p.209 - 212) grants the iron golem's fire healing ability.

However, it has no level adjustment (ECL) listed, and the Monster Manual II D&D 3.5 update document does not add a level adjustment, making it difficult to play this as a player character. Since it has magic immunity, it's probably not suited for use as a player character.

The brass half-golem (Monster Manual II web enhancement) has the same ability.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Even more important than magic immunity—which honestly causes about as many problems as it solves—is the fact that half-golems tend to go omnicidally insane. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    May 27, 2019 at 17:21
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    \$\begingroup\$ @KRyan Whoah! Hang on! Since when is a hatred of all flesh creatures considered omnicidal? \$\endgroup\$ May 28, 2019 at 20:23
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    \$\begingroup\$ @HeyICanChan Well, “homicidally insane” seemed like a poor argument against PC status. I suppose I should have coined “carnecidal.” \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    May 28, 2019 at 21:13

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