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Kahel Stormbender wrote:
Which raises an interesting question. Would a paladin of Calistria still fall should they Lay On Hands a succubus? Or would Calistria be cheering them on?
Well seeing as Calistria's CN, she far more likely to have an antipaladin than a paladin. So, hurting more than healing. Then again I hear some succubi like that.
I'm gonna throw my 2cp in and suggest two types of prestige class. 5 level classes balanced and designed for taking at 6-10; and 10 level classes designed to take at 11-20.
You can combine the two, or take one or the other, or stay single class, and should still be roughly as powerful no matter which combo.
A few other big issues with reincarnation. You've got a low chance of even coming back as the same race (and possibly gender). Even if you do, there's no guarantee you'll have any of the same recognizable features. You have to have a way of actually guaranteeing the reincarnation is cast while you're dead. So you have to find a druid, witch, or shaman willing to do it for you (and I'd wager the first of those is pretty unlikely) and have someone around to make sure they don't just take the money and leave. And who's not likely to put a favored patsy in instead.
Definitely do NOT crossblood dragon and shadow bloodlines. Delayed spell progress from DD is one thing, not actually knowing any spells of your new level even with slots is just pathetic.
Your hair all falls out, though
Prestidigitation to never have to bathe again.
Title: The Scales Unbalanced
Domains: Air, Chaos, Desert, Earth
Subdomains: Metal, Protean, Wind
Portfolio: oxymorons, paradoxes, internal balance, going with the flow
Worshipers: Those who see their lives as a chaotic mess and wish to find a measure of calm 'in the eye of the storm' yet not escape it.
Symbol: a three-clawed draconic hand
Garb: Whatever one feels most comfortable in, be it loose slacks and shirt or a suit of platemail.
Favored Weapon: Heavy Pick (acceptable substitutes include light pick, punching dagger, kukri, spiked gauntlet, klar, and spiked shield )
Ethos: To perform one's best, one must find one's groove in the chaos around one's self. By finding this flow, one can handle anything that happens.
Herald: Flaywind, a massive shredstorm (3.5 MM III) animated by an elder lighting elemental with all the best abilities of both.
Captain Phoenix wrote:
I'm a little confused with Experimental Spellcaster. I think I can choose any spell casting class? But I don't understand how I use the slots. Is it limited by my caster level in my current class? Undead is a 2nd level Cleric effect word, so am I just getting a bunch of free 2nd level spell slots?
Simply put, taking experimental spellcaster the first time gives you one new "spell known" in the form of a wordspell to add to your spell list at the appropriate level. You get all the different target words, but mostly you'll just need selected, which makes Undeath a close range spell.
For a cleric or oracle, Selected Undeath is a 2nd level spell with no costly material component that takes a standard action to cast. So, basically superior to animate dead in every way aside from needing to dabble in wordcasting.
nate lange wrote:
chosen child is another trait that actually increases wealth by 900, not to 900. the really alarming thing about it though is that its a regional trait... rich parents is a social trait, so if you take the additional traits feat at 1st you could have both of them, start play with 1,800g, and then retrain the feat later... and, since you're looking for cheese, i'd suggest doing so as a bard or evangelist cleric: you could buy 3 battle trained tigers (with 300g left for yourself), use performance to buff all of them, and cast cure spells to keep them healthy.
grab them both with the extra traits feat, set aside some of the 1800 to retrain it, buy stuff, profit
you'd start with 900gp for taking rich parents, not 1000.
(borrowing from one of the things I did in Skyrim)
Whispered storied in darkened pubs tell of an individual who has found a way to activate the power of the circlet at will.
I'd recommend Inquisitor but you've said you don't like them for being too fiddley. Is it mainly the Judgement? If so, the Sanctified Slayer trades out judgements for the slayer's studied target, sneak attack, and some slayer talents.
I had a blast using a half-orc travel domain inquisitor to get into monsters' faces and (adamantine heavy) pick away at 'em. Mithril breastplate and good to go.
My inquisitor confirms this as well. Heck, even when he did finaly get an iterative it wasn't much of a loss when simply making a standard action attack.