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Ecclesitheurge has me rather confused.Ecclesitheurge’s Vow: At 1st level, an ecclesitheurge makes a vow to his deity to be protected solely by his faith, not by armor or shields. An ecclesitheurge who wears prohibited armor or uses a prohibited shield is unable to use his blessing of the faithful ability, use cleric domain powers, or cast cleric spells.
The last two are clear, but there is no blessing of the faithful ability...?
Clerics are my favorite class, so this was the first thing I read in the ACG. I am disappointed to see such an error.
At 3rd level, an ecclesitheurge forms a powerful bond with a holy symbol of his deity, akin to a wizard’s bonded object...
For example, an ecclesitheurge with a bonded holy symbol necklace must be at least 3rd level to add magic abilities to the item...
It says you must choose a holy symbol, it isn't worded to allow a choice like the wizard's bonded object. Since a holy symbol is slotless, the cost penalties for enhancing it seem to make this ability not nearly worthwhile when compared to the wizard's bonded object. Also, necklaces aren't a legal choice for a wizard's bonded object.
Balance: This archetype seems to be the worst cleric archetype to date. The altered weapon and armor proficiency seems balanced with domain mastery & bonded holy symbol, but nowhere near worth the penalty imposed by the ecclesitheurge’s vow. Maybe the missing blessing of the faithful ability would make this archetype more balanced?