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I'm looking for ways to make PC's and NPC's virtually immortal. I know that EVERYTHING can be killed in one way or another, but that's not where I'm headed with this discussion.

Elves have extremely long lifespans but do eventually die of old age...

Elans are virtually immortal, and self sustaining due to their psionics.

There are a couple of prestige classes (I wish I could think of their names), one that grants a unicorn and one that grants a dragon, and the character ages at the same rate as their companion, and hence virtual immortality.

Upon reaching Epic levels, one can take a feat to extend their natural lifespan exponentially every time they take it, so again virtual immortality...

I've heard of a spell that stops aging (I wish I could remember the name of the spell), but I can't recal it at the moment, and that grants virtual immortality as well. And Reincarnation can allow a form of immortality, if limited...

Becoming undead nets you virtual immortality.

Becoming a God grants you immortality.

Are there any other ways, classes I'm missing, spells, tricks, etc. that would/could grant characters to have EXTREME ages?

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    \$\begingroup\$ There are tons. That's why the question really does need narrowing: "What's the [earliest, easiest, least expensive--pick one] way a PC can achieve immortality given [these resources--and make a list]?" There's no answer for this question as it stands, only nonspecific lists. Make it a problem to be solved: What's preventing the character's immortality? A lack of funds, a lack of time, limited textual resources, a ruthless DM? \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Dec 13 '14 at 9:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ @AOKost That's really not how questions are meant to work. \$\endgroup\$ – Miniman Dec 13 '14 at 9:12
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    \$\begingroup\$ @AOKost unfortunately, Stack Exchange's format is not good for your question. I suggest you to ask it in a D&D forum (there are many), and use SE for more specific questions, where a right answer can be choosen. \$\endgroup\$ – Zachiel Dec 13 '14 at 9:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ @AOKost The Stackexchange format expects a question to have an answer. A single, acceptable answer. There is no one answer to your question, that's why it's a bad fit for the format. You could for example ask for the fastest way for a certain character to gain immortality. Or the cheapest. That is a clear question that will have a clear answer. \$\endgroup\$ – nvoigt Dec 13 '14 at 9:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ 'What is the best way to do this?' is a perfect example of what you're not doing. 'The best way' implies a criterion by which answers can be compared and the best one can be chosen. You've explicitly said you don't want a single best answer, you want a list. You should take a look at the help centre to try to get an idea of what is required for an SE question. \$\endgroup\$ – Miniman Dec 13 '14 at 11:50
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Turning yourself into a Construct. The Warforged from the Eberron setting are living constructs, and have no maximum age listed.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Also, Green Star Adept PrC. \$\endgroup\$ – Zachiel Dec 13 '14 at 9:50

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