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Questions tagged [prestige-class]

In D&D 3.0 and related editions, a prestige class is a class that a player can take in addition to their starting class, to expand the options their character has or to specialize in certain aspects of said class.

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How does a 10th level Incantatrix count when adding several metamagic feats?

The capstone ability of the Incantatrix prestige class (Player's Guide to Faerûn, p. 61), Improved Metamagic, says: At 10th level, an incantatrix has mastered metamagic to such an extent that ...
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Do prestige class levels count for a Cleric Aura?

At 1st level, a Cleric and a Paladin gain an Aura which can be detected via the relevant Detect [Alignment] spell. Looking at a variety of Prestige Classes advancing Divine spellcasting, however, I ...
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Getting Travel Devotion as a Ruby Knight Vindicator?

The Travel Devotion feat (Complete Champion, p. 62) is recommend for most melee builds: moving as a Swift Action allows positioning one's character before unleashing a Full Attack. The Ruby Knight ...
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What makes a good Prestige Class for a Monk? [closed]

As it says in the title, I'm asking for advice on which Prestige Class works best with the Monk. What I'm asking for, more specifically: What Prestige Class has the best synergy? That doesn't require ...
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What counts as “direct contact” for becoming a Contemplative?

I'm the GM of a party. The cleric wants to become a Contemplative. There's a special restriction on that prestige class stating: Must have had direct contact with one's patron deity or a direct ...
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How to Achieve Spell Synthesis from Mystic Theurge and your Second Domain Features?

I've been working on a Mystic Theurge/Cleric concept for a while, and it seems I've run into a brick wall. The Cleric achieves their second domain feature at 8th level, which is crucial to the ...
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How can my PC meet the requirements for legendary dreadnought?

My PC is a tiefling fighter 16 (hence ECL 17) that wants to enter the prestige class legendary dreadnought (Epic Level Handbook 33–4). However, standing in my PC's way is the prestige class's ...
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Does a Skald’s Raging Song qualify as a “similar ability” for the Pathfinder Chronicler’s Bardic Performance?

In terms of both description and flavor, the Skald’s Raging Song appears to function as a Bardic Performance, albeit with different effects. It is treated as Bardic Performance for the purpose of ...
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Can a Swiftblade with Perpetual Options benefit from extra attacks that don't normally stack with Haste?

A 9th level Swiftblade gains the Perpetual Options class feature: Perpetual Options (Ex): At 9th level, you can perform even more actions with the haste spell. Instead of making one extra attack at ...
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Rules Question on Prestige Classes and Level Scaling Caster Abilities (from the base caster class)

My GM and I are having a bit of a debate about what those prestige classes that add "+1 level of existing class" actually do when in it comes to base class abilities that have a level scaling ...
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Do the numbers from a prestige class replace or add to your base class numbers?

I've played before but never long enough for me to get to try to prestige. I'm trying to figure out how to go about prestiging my character. I understand you need to meet the requirements. For example ...
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Does the Stargazer's Mystery Magic (hex) class feature counts as Hex for the purpose of prerequisites?

A character taking levels in the Stargazer prestige class receives, at first level, the Mystery Magic class feature. That ability gives it a choice of any hex from the witch or shaman (heavens) lists, ...
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Can a hulking hurler use both its two-handed hurl tricks with one attack?

The prestige class hulking hurler at levels 2 and 3 gains the extraordinary ability two-handed hurl trick that, in part, says that he "chooses one of the following tricks. In order to use any of these ...
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Can Imbue Arrow be used with spells from items, spell-like abilities or supernatural effects?

One of my players has a high level rogue and is thinking about taking a dip into Bard and then Arcane Archer, to be more useful when fighting things that don't die from Sneak Attacks. She has a ton ...
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Can a Mind Mage/ StP Erudite learn Shapechange as a 1st level power?

Can a character with levels in Mind Mage and Spell-to-Power Erudite learn their own spells (i.e. Shapechange) as powers at a below normal spell level (i.e. 1st level) with the Mind Mage's Focus of ...
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Does the XP penalty for non-favored class apply to prestige classes? [duplicate]

In D&D 3.5, a character with multiple classes suffers an XP penalty if two of their classes are more than one level apart, but favored class is ignored for that purpose. (Player's Handbook, p.60). ...
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What non-explicitly-psionic Prestige Classess advance psionic manifesting?

So, I was looking for a way to close up my Cerebremancer (Wizard/Psion) build with emphasis on Psionic side (I like it way more) and as little Manifester Level loss as possible, and... There's not a ...
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Kensai PrC “Multiclass” Clause

The DnD 3.5e Kensai PrC contains this clause: Multiclass Note: A samurai, paladin, or monk who becomes a kensai may continue advancing in his original class. Does this mean that they continue ...
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Can a Master of Unseen Hand wield oversized weapons with telekinesis? And would he have the -4 on the attack?

I'm planning a MoUH as dungeon boss for my campaign and I was figuring out this kickass fling mage in a black cloak that has at first a huge object hidden in straps on his back. Suddenly he levitates ...
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Infusions & +caster level

I know this exists in a book somewhere but I can't find it no matter how much I look and Google has failed me. How do prestige classes that offer + effective spellcaster level affect an articifer and ...
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Can an apostle of peace wear magic items?

The prestige class apostle of peace in its weapons and armor proficiency class feature says As part of their sacred vows, apostles of peace forswear the use of armor, though they may wear magic ...
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What happens when you Imbue arrow with sleep?

So if you go through the Arcane Archer prestige class at level 2 of arcane archer you can imbue your arrows with spells which basically allows you to give your choice of spell ... really whatever ...
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Is there any way to protect NPCs from Emissary of Barachiel?

One of my friends keeps complaining that a guy in his game, who is playing an Emissary Of Barachiel, is breaking the game by converting every NPC that was supposed to betray the group to the lawful ...
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Is there anything preventing warlocks from learning and casting invocations listed in warlock prestige classes?

This question has opened a Pandora's Box in my head. The first answer (and resultant discussion) states that warlocks are unable to learn invocations described in prestige class descriptive text ...
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Does an Apostle of Peace violate their vows by casting End to Strife?

End to Strife is a spell on the Apostle of Peace PrC spell list that deals damage to creatures who make attacks in its area, yet an Apostle of Peace is forbidden by their vows from dealing damage. ...
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Can a creature with hit die get a prestige class without getting a class level?

Creatures like dragons start with four hit die and those hit die provide them with enough power to classify for several prestige classes. Can such a creature select a prestige class before getting a ...
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What comes first, a class level or bonus from leveling? (Prestige Class Question)

Example: Duelist Requirements: To qualify to become a duelist, a character must fulfill all the following criteria. Base Attack Bonus: +6. Skills: Acrobatics 2 ranks, Perform 2 ranks....
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Does a Pale Master “know” animate dead enough to scribe a scroll?

The Pale Master prestige class entry reads Animate Dead (Sp): Starting at 2nd level, a pale master begins to exercise control over the undead. Once per day, he can use animate dead, as the spell, ...
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Do the rebuilding/retraining rules from PHB II allow “bootstrap” qualification, creating legal characters that could not be made without these rules?

The rebuilding/retraining rules (PHB II, p. 192) allow a player character to retroactively change character choices, including feats and class levels. The rules include some restrictions that look ...
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Methods of Early Entry for Evangelist in Pathfinder

So, I am in a rather complex build, and I'd like to be able to enter the Evangelist PrC at ECL 4. Current build is thus: Graveknight 2 (template CR is being treated as class levels in this game)/...
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What were the winning prestige classes?

Wizards of the Coast in Jan. 2001 sponsored a prestige class contest on the company's messageboards, and, I assume, announced the results mid-April. Unlike the earlier spellwriting contest that saw ...
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When doesn't a Mystic Wanderer AC bonus apply?

The Mystic Wanderer PrC (Magic of Faerûn p. 35) allows one to add Cha to AC: Glory of the Divine (Su): A mystic wanderer who wears no armor gains a sacred (or profane, if her patron deity is evil) ...
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Can I circumnavigate an unexpected swift action disadvantage when leveling up battle herald?

Here's a little RAW background for my problem: The Battle Herald is a Bard/Cavalier prestige class that gets inspiring commands. They're like bardic performances, but more combat based. Along with ...
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Psionics/Magic Transparancy and PrC Qualification

So, I'm in a campaign that is running full (aka, 100%) Psionic-Magic Transparency. I'm a Divine Caster with not psionics classes, but am interested in taking Thrallherd. So, for purposes of ...
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Can I multiclass into Planar Shepherd again to get an additional plane?

So, this is an odd little question. For this, I'd like answers to include the following, if possible: Rules as Written Rules as Intended Flavor-text/infamous DnD 3.5e Vagueness potential Now on to ...
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Does the first level of the Agent of the Grave count as a new level gained for its spell progression?

The text of the Agent of the Grave's class feature, "Spells Per Day/Spells Known" reads When a new Agent of the Grave level is gained, the character gains new spells as if he had also gained a ...
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Were the veth's spells per day and spells known ever corrected?

While digging through and compiling aging material, I happened upon the Greyhawk-specific prestige class veth (link is to the Internet Archive version; the original apparently gone). The class ...
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Apostle of Peace committed murder willingly. Now what?

The apostle of peace killed an orc. Willinglly. Justify as you wish that said orc is chaotic evil, that he eats newborn elf babies, whatever. They broke the vows. The vow of peace feat was stripped ...
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Specialist Wizard became an Incantatrix. Two specalizations?

Gwendolin the Elven Arcanist is a Transmuter Wizard (banned schools: necro, evocation) that became an Incantatrix (Magic of Faerun ver.): Upon becoming an incantatrix [...] the incantatrix is a ...
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Is there any other class that qualifies for the “prepared” side of Ultimate Magus than the Wizard?

Ultimate magus allows you to advance both a "prepared" and a "spontaneous" arcane class spellcasting progression. The most obvious choice would be Sor/Wiz, but Bard/Wiz works too. There are several ...
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What does the Exotic Weapon Master's Uncanny Blow require?

The Exotic Weapon Master (Complete Warrior, p. 30) has, as one of its optional class abilities, the Weapon Stunt Uncanny Blow. Uncanny Blow gives a benefit to the Exotic Weapon Master "[w]hen ...
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Is an erudite's spell to power alternate class feature close enough to spells to qualify for prestige classes requiring spellcasting or spells?

Is an erudite's spell to power alternate class feature close enough to spells to qualify for prestige classes requiring spellcasting or spells? Keep in mind that the power of psionics is a psi-like ...
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How to progress Chameleon spellcasting?

The Chameleon class has both the Arcane Focus and Divine Focus class features which allows a character to cast Arcane spells and Divine spells respectively. It is explicit that: You can't use any ...
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Is it possible to achieve 9th level spells in 3 different progressions?

With just a little shenanigans, you can get 9th level in 2 progressions. I think Wizard 3 / Druid 3 / Mystic Theurge 10 / Arcane Hierophant 4 does the trick (If I am not mistaken - no books on me ...
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Which identical image appears in each of these editions' DMGs?

The just-for-fun prestige class conventioneer (or, if that doesn't work for you, here) that was posted on Wizards of the Coast Web site in 2001 possesses the special ability convention savvy. The ...
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Crystal Master and Vow of Poverty

Is there any way for a character with the Crystal Master prestige class and Vow of Poverty to use the class's embed gem feature without breaking the vow? The gem must cost 100 gp but it is destroyed ...
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Kensai Monks and Unarmed Strike questions

So, I'm currently building a Monk for a 3.5e campaign. While researching development options, I came across the Kensai prestige class from the Complete Warrior book. However, it led me to some ...
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Do Soul Manifesters (by RAW only) have the ability to advance a meldshaper class they formerly possessed?

If I'm a psion 3/incarnate 1 and I lose my incarnate class due to level loss, can I qualify for soul manifester using feats and then advance the incarnate class to which I belonged prior to taking my ...
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Can I meet noble scion’s Knowledge (nobility) 5 ranks requirement before 5th level?

I'm looking to get into the prestige class noble scion however all of the skill prerequisites Skills: Bluff 2 ranks, Diplomacy 2 ranks, Knowledge (nobility) 5 ranks, Sense Motive 2 ranks. can be ...
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Early entry into mindbender prc

This splits from my previous question. This time I'm interested in the fastest way to enter mindbender prestige class as a wizard (or cleric 1/wizard X, if it helps). Plain and straight. You may use ...