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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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 prestige class

This splits from my previous question: Increasing multiclass cleric/wizard caster levels This time I'm interested in the fastest way to enter mindbender prestige class as a wizard (or cleric 1/wizard ...
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How can an ultimate magus control spellcasting progression when Practiced Spellcaster isn’t enough?

A background in the ultimate magus class and how it progresses spellcasting An ultimate magus progresses a prepared-spellcasting arcane class and a spontaneous-spellcasting arcane class at each of ...
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Racial HD and Meditant Prestige Class Qualification

If I understand it correctly, Racial HD count as character levels for how many ranks you can have in a skill. Does this mean that a psionic character with 4 racial hd could qualify for the meditant ...
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How does Windrider interact with polymorph?

Dnd 3e's Masters of the Wild introduced the Windrider prestige class. Windriders can designate a mount (subject to some restrictions) and give it various bonuses, including bonus HD. A fifth-level ...
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When do prestige bard/ranger/paladin get access to their spells?

Prestigious Character Classes says: The bard, paladin, and ranger spell lists contain a number of spells that don't appear on other classes' spell lists. In general, any character who enters one of ...
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How do Masters of the Nine prepare maneuvers?

Say I have a multiclass warblade/swordsage. I want to go into Master of the Nine. What are my initiator levels for each class? How do I prepare maneuvers gained through the PrC? Under what classes ...
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How many Animal Companions does a Beastmaster have?

The Beastmaster Prestige Class has the following class feature. Animal Companion (Ex): A beastmaster gains the service of a loyal animal companion. See the druid class feature, pages 35-36 of the ...
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Is there a mistake in the shadow illusions example?

The prestige class shadowcraft mage (Races of Stone 120–2) at level 3 gains the supernatural ability shadow illusion that says that the creature can infuse [its silent image, minor image, major ...
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Does a single spell count as the ability to cast spells [plural] for prerequisites?

Thanks to an alternate class feature, I've got a Sorcerer who knows one less spell per level of spell, in exchange for the ability to get domain slots like a Cleric. A prestige class I've got my eye ...
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How much essentia can a necrocarnate accumulate from harvesting souls?

The prestige class necrocarnate at level 1 gains the supernatural ability harvest souls that, in part, says [Y]ou can perform a short ritual to capture the soul energy of a newly dead corpse. This ...
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Is there any way to make a PC obtain the Forsaker Prestige class at 2nd level?

The forsaker requires 3 feats: Great Fortitude Lightning Reflexes Iron Will Is there a way to obtain all those 3 feats at level 1 so I can become a forsaker at level 2? If not, what is the minimal ...
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How does Mammoth Rider levels stack with Druid levels?

Prestige class Mammoth Rider's class feature Steed states that "The mammoth rider’s class levels stack with other classes that grant an animal companion to determine her effective druid level." I'm ...
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Does Surprise Spell only work if the target doesn't see the spell coming?

I was researching sneak attacks made with spells and came across an interesting answer. That answer says the Arcane Trickster 10th level ability Surprise Spells lets you deal sneak attack damage with ...
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Is early entry into mystic theurge still an option?

My understanding is that originally spell-like abilities could not be used to fulfill prestige class requirements, then spell-like abilities could be used to fulfill prestige class requirements, and ...
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Prestige class and archetype stacking

If a prestige stacks with the base class for a class that you replaced, do they stack? Example: The Alchemist archetype; Vivisectionist. If you take that then go into Master Chymist, do you get more ...
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Can you cast divine spells while in Spell Rage, or only arcane spells?

So reading the description of Spell Rage, it would seem that it allows for all spell casting to be used while in Rage correct? It does state you need to be an arcane caster to take the PrC but not ...
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Obtaining trap sense without class levels?

I would like to play a character who can bind the vestige Desharis, the Sprawling Soul, while also having the master of doors capstone feature of the silver key prestige class. The only way to do both ...
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Must a soul eater take a standard action to use its energy drain?

The prestige class soul eater (Book of Vile Darkness 66-7) gains at level 1 the supernatural ability energy drain, which says A soul eater gains the ability to drain energy, bestowing negative ...
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To become a Hellknight, does a character have to slay the devil by themselves?

One of the prerequisites of becoming either form of Hellknight is "You must slay a devil with HD greater than your own. This victory must be witnessed by a Hell knight." At first I assumed this meant ...
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In Pathfinder Society, can Deep Pockets be used to retrieve broken weapons or armor?

The Prestige Class Pathfinder Chronicler gets the following ability at level 1: Deep Pockets (Ex): A Pathfinder chronicler collects items as well as lore, picking up small amounts of this or that ...
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What happens to non-expendable items pulled from Deep Pockets?

The Prestige Class Pathfinder Chronicler gets the following ability at level 1: Deep Pockets (Ex): A Pathfinder chronicler collects items as well as lore, picking up small amounts of this or that ...
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Does taking levels in a UA prestige class count against the level limit of 20?

In Wizards of the Coasts article “Prestige Classes and Rune Magic” states that it uses the normal D&D multiclassing rules. Comparing it to what I know of D&D 3.5e prestige classes consist ...
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Looking for a Crusader Paladin prestige class

I want to know if there's a published prestige class where I can get martial maneuvers and stances as well as divine spells.
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How can a beast heart adept's abilities improve after finishing the class?

I'm playing a marshal 1/totemist 4/beast heart adept 9. Since I'm nearly done with the prestige class beast heart adept, I need some advice: Do any classes continue what beast heart adept started ...
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How do you calculate the caster level of a character with both Unseen Seer's Divination Spell Power and Practiced Spellcaster?

The Unseen Seer prestige class (CM) has the Divination Spell Power class feature, which reads: At 3rd level, you gain a +1 bonus to your caster level when casting an arcane divination spell. This ...
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What prestige classes progress Bardic Knowledge and Spellcasting?

I know there are a few such as Loremaster and Ardent Dilettante, but I was wondering if there were any others that progressed both spellcasting and bardic knowledge.
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Boosting monster companion [duplicate]

Im playing a 9th Beast Heart Adept with a couple of dips into other classes and i wanna know if there's any feat or magical items of the sort that boost the minions that Beast Heart Adept get since it ...
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Can Sacred Fists use Ice Gauntlet/Ice Axe?

Can a character in the Sacred Fist prestige class use the Ice Gauntlet and Ice Axe spells without violating their vows?
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Harrower alignment requirement clarification

For the Harrower prestige class the alignment requirement is: Alignment: Must be chaotic, evil, good, or lawful (cannot be true neutral). Most harrowers represent alignment extremes: lawful good, ...
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How does a Shadowcraft Mage's “Shadow Illusion” work with “Flee the Scene” major images?

I was looking at possible prestige classes for my Warlock, and I thought I may have come across a really fun combo: Shadowcraft Mage + Flee the Scene If I am reading this right, I would eventually ...
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Do prestige class levels count as cleric levels for domains?

I'm a cleric that will take the church inquisitor prestige class, but I am wondering if the church inquisitor levels will stack with my cleric levels for the Lust domain’s granted power, or if only my ...
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Does anything prevent a paladin from taking levels in a prestige class?

The SRD on Ex-Paladins says Like a member of any other class, a paladin may be a multiclass character, but multiclass paladins face a special restriction. A paladin who gains a level in any class ...
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What diseases should my cancer mage try to catch?

My cleric would eventually like to enter the prestige class cancer mage (Book of Vile Darkness 52-4). Once he's a cancer mage, what are the best diseases for him to catch both to increase his personal ...
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Does a dual-casting prestige class exist in D&D 3.0?

Are there any prestige classes the same as or similar to Mystic Theurge before the 3.5 update? I would consider a class fundamentally the same if it fully advanced both arcane and divine casting, and ...
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Does the mammoth rider's gigantic steed ability affect the space occupied by his animal companion, and other unmentioned modifiers?

The mammoth rider prestige class is the only class in the game that allows to have a Huge animal companion. The ability is described as follows : Gigantic Steed (Ex) A mammoth rider's steed ...
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Can a spontaneous caster use Arcane Fist along with metamagic?

If a character with the Enlightened Fist prestige class (from Complete Arcane, p.34) comes from a class that casts spontaneously (such as a sorcerer), then is it possible for her to use the Arcane ...
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Master of flies questions

I'm looking to get into master of flies (Savage Species p.80) and I have a few questions about it. The swarm has the same number of hit points as the original creature and can be damaged by fire ...
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Can a Sublime Chord activate spell-trigger items of 1st-3rd level Sorc/Wiz spells without UMD?

A character can use a spell-trigger item (such as a wand) if the spell it casts appears on his or her spell list. From the SRD: Anyone with a spell on his or her spell list knows how to use a ...
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What's the earliest a creature can take master of flies?

I'm trying to have my PC enter as soon as possible the prestige class master of flies (Savage Species 80–3). The prestige class has as the following entry requirements: 5 ranks in the skill Escape ...
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Does going sublime chord make use magic device redundant?

As the title said, i was wondering if going sublime chord make putting points in use magic device redundant?
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Does the Rainbow Servant give new spells per day starting at level 2, or at level 1?

I want to make a Beguiler and take a dip into Rainbow Servant. However, in the Rainbow Servant class it says this: When a new rainbow servant level is gained, the character gains new spells per ...
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Does Scorn Earth effectively grant a fly speed?

I'm interested in playing an Elocater. The first class ability, Scorn Earth, allows me to glide 1 foot from the "ground", but near the end adds: However, at distances higher than 1 foot above any ...
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Spellcasting progression of Wizard-only Ultimate Magus

There are ways for a straight Wizard character (for example, via Spontaneous Divination ACF or Uncanny Forethought feat) to get some spontaneous spellcasting capability and enter an Ultimate Magus PrC ...
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Is there a way to ignore racial and regional prerequisites for feats and/or classes?

Is there a way to ignore racial prerequisites for feats and/or classes? A few examples: Shiba protector (Oriental Adventures p. 222) needs you to be Human (Phoenix). Darkwood Stalker (Complete ...
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Does minor shape shift qualify for warshaper?

Does minor change shape, as in the changeling ability or the shaper psion ACF, qualify a character for the warshaper prestige class?
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How to get into Walker in the Wastes as a level 3 Wizard

I am building a Wizard character that focuses on using Greater Drought from the Walker in the Wastes prestige class. The campaign is starting at level 12, so I need to figure out a way to build a ...
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Getting into Vermin Lord as soon as possible

How can I get into Vermin Lord as soon as possible? We are doing 45 pointbuy system, Three feats every third level, 2× the wealth per level. (132,000gp), starting at level 12 and cheese is ...
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What are the origins of Vermin Lord? [closed]

What exactly is the origin of vermin lord? Vermin Lord are spellcasters who focus on the use of vermin, slightly turning into one of them by developing insectoid wings and chitinous plates. I have ...
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How does a ranger take shades as his favored enemy?

The Player's Handbook on favored enemy says, "If the ranger chooses humanoids or outsiders as a favored enemy, he must also choose an associated subtype, as indicated on the table" (47). The PH then ...