Captin Kuro wrote:
Lets not forget when he also accidentally freezes Valeros in Ultimate Equipment. Honestly I feel that Alchemists are just so easy to make fun of because they have the greatest combination of risky factors: they intake chemicals and play with bombs and knives. Simply walking next to one would probably set most people on edge, especially when they hear the inevitable sound of "oops!"
Alchemists: The Kender of Pathfinder!
I like my Death Domain (or Undead Subdomain) based Clerics. Being the mortal representative of a dark Goddess (I prefer Urgathoa) and leading an army of the Undead (which you can start creating at a ridiculously low level) is such an evocative image to my mind. And blasting, via Channelling, your enemies while shouting "UNLIMITED POWER" is just fun!
Yes, in the Star Wars films, I rooted for Palpatine!
Like I said before neither the Animate Dead Spell or the Undeath Word of Power say anything about variants. The only place it tells you HOW to make variants is in the Bestiary!
Whether they can or cannot is never explicitly stated (or if it is then I missed it) and seems to down to DM fiat (as is the case with several of the WoP), general consensus seems to say that you can, but if you're looking for an official answer then there isn't one!
Certain magic items can grant bonus Feats, but only so long as the item itself is worn/carried/used etc. So here is another idea: Make it so that Wish grants the Feat as a Permanent Spell Effect (bearing in mind that Permanent effects can be dispelled!) 25K is not exactly peanuts even for a high level PC. So any DM's who are asked for Wish-Feats I'd say let the players have it with this rule, and remember to grin evilly as you do so!
Make it a Cleric of Urgathoa, and channel smite with a Shaken effect (courtesy of the Urgathoa only feat: Shatter Resolve) delivered on the end of a Scythe!
Take the Leadership feat, give your cohort Butterfly's Sting, Two Weapon Fighting, and Improved Critical (or buy him Keen) Kukri's. Now, whenever he confirms a critical hit he can turn it into a normal hit but make your next attack a critical, if it hits. That will be a x4 (with your channelled energy, plus shaken) damage.
In PFS, after an encounter.
Cleric of Urgathoa: Ok I summon a Cacodaemon to suck out the leaders soul!
DM: What about all the other people in the room?
Cleric: What people?
DM: There were a whole bunch of people cowering in the corners.
Cleric: Erm...You do know that I was channeling negative energy through that entire fight, and they would have been hit by it right?
DM: (Pauses. Checks his notes. Rolls a couple of dice) Ok, so you also have quite a few dead peasants in the room.....
Yes to all, except Heighten. All it does with Heighten is use the original spell level.
The black raven wrote:
An Ugathoa worshipper may not be as inappropriate as you may think. Apparently the Pallid Princess is (oddly) quite keen on monogamy and indeed marriage, though she generally prefers one or both people involved to be undead.......
Another thing about Templates is that they stack! A bunch of Bloody Burning Skeletons equals suicide troops that come back to (un)life an hour later.
Another thing about Undead Lords is they have the Undead Subdomain, and therefore the Death's Kiss ability. So you can use your Inflict spells to heal your living party members after all.
Is it wrong that I've actually done this?
I had an Undead Lord at 3rd level till they made that archetype illegal. He's now a channel focused true neutral Cleric of Urgathoa, with Selective Channel, Shatter Resolve (awesome Urgathoa only feat) and Command Undead. Still detects as Evil, but the Paladins don't seem to mind, despite him sucking the Soul out of one of our enemies!
For Yuna I'd go with Cleric (or maybe Oracle) instead of Summoner, as she was the party's "White Mage" or healer. The Summoning aspects could be easily handled by Summon Monster and Planar Ally Spells.
How about a necromancer with the Undead Master feat. You'll already have the pre-requisites: Spell Focus Necromancy (PFS swaps out Scribe Scroll for this) and Command Undead (Necromancers get this for free!) You can effectively Dominate 5 hit dice worth of Undead at first level, turning an enemy into an asset if you wish, or, if you feel morally obliged to destroy them, just Command them to stay still while your companions saw their heads off (or even Command them to jump of a high cliff!)
I've been openly playing an Undead Lord of urgathoa (Holy Symbol in plain view at all times) in a RotRL Campaign. He's gotten a few funny looks (especially from Paladins, because he DOES detect as Evil) but the local Clergy tolerate him. He even managed to talk down a much higher level NPC Cleric from destroying a couple of Undead he had just commanded by placing himself between them saying "No! This is MY flock! They are my responsibility now!"
I am so pinching this idea for a Gravewalker Witch with Leadership!