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Could a level 20 Wizard with the Immortality Arcane Discovery turn himself into a Lich?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Regardless of if you can or not.... what's the point once you are immortal? Isn't that the whole reason wizards become Liches in the first place, so they don't die? \$\endgroup\$
    – Theik
    Commented Apr 21, 2020 at 6:08
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    \$\begingroup\$ In the title you asked about wanting, in the body about possibility. What is what you really want to know? \$\endgroup\$
    – Mołot
    Commented Apr 21, 2020 at 7:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Theik Unlike the lich's supernatural ability rejuvenation, if a dude who possesses the arcane discovery immortality dies he doesn't automatically come back. So there's no apparent reason to take the discovery immortality if you're already a lich, but there's totally a reason to become a lich even if you've already taken the discovery immortality. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 21, 2020 at 18:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah Immortality in this context is not dying over time; you're still susceptible to being reduced to -Con damage and other methods of dying \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 23, 2020 at 3:34

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“Lich” is an acquired template that can be added to any living creature (referred to hereafter as the base creature), provided it can create the required phylactery.

The Lich’s Phylactery

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Each lich must create its own phylactery by using the Craft Wondrous Item feat. The character must be able to cast spells and have a caster level of 11th or higher. The phylactery costs 120,000 gp to create and has a caster level equal to that of its creator at the time of creation.

(Lich template description)

These are the only requirements for becoming a lich: be living, have Craft Wondrous Items, be able to cast spells with a caster level of 11th or higher, and spend 120,000 gp. None of these requirements says you have to be mortal, so the immortality arcane discovery causes no problems for a wizard who otherwise meets the requirements.

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