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Help me build a Kitsune Fire Domain Druid!


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And yes, before you ask, his name is Mozilla.

Anyway! After reading up that "Just for pun" topic a few months back, I was inspired to make this character concept! ...Just one problem. I know nothing about building a primary caster, especially on as complex as a Druid. So here are the guidelines... Make him competent, PFS-legal, and able to BURN UP HIS FOES IN A BLAZE OF GLORY. Oh, and built with a reasonably small amount of reference books. ...That's really it.

Now, I DO have a bit of a start, but these are still quite mutable, and I'm open to suggestions! Green Scourge archetype looks promising for that sweet enhanceable Flame Blade, and as for stats...

Str: 5 (Race -2)
Dex: 16 (Race +2)
Con: 12
Int: 12
Wis: 16
Cha: 16 (Race +2)

(And if you're wondering what's up with his Cha score, I love playing the face and plan to make use of the Kitsune's favored class bonus. Not necessarily essential, but still nice to have.)

So yeah! Have at it, I guess! Thanks in advance for your help!

EDIT: Whoops. Posted in the wrong forum. I guess this is what happens when you type stuff up early in the morning with large fingers on a mobile device. Flagging to move to the correct forum would be much appreciated. XD


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I was actually going to help with this one until I saw the edit. You should swift to Starfinder. It's awesome.


JetSetRadio wrote:
I was actually going to help with this one until I saw the edit. You should swift to Starfinder. It's awesome.

I actually play both concurrently! And while I do agree that Starfinder is indeed awesome, I still believe both have their merits!

Anyway, as much as I'd like to make him for Starfinder, kitsunes aren't an officially available race yet (I'm aware a 3rd-party product is out there that covers them and many others, but Society play is the only way I can play at the moment), so that rules that out for the time being.

I will say though, if you do have tips for making a fire-themed caster in Starfinder, I'd love to hear it!

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Moved to Pathfinder Advice.


Just a thought, but you could take one of the animal shaman archetypes as well as green scourge. Wolf shaman might be appropriate.


avr wrote:
Just a thought, but you could take one of the animal shaman archetypes as well as green scourge. Wolf shaman might be appropriate.

It's definitely an interesting idea, but unfortunately, it locks me out of Fire Domain, which is a core part of the concept. Thanks for the input though!


Dervish Dance is a given. A -3 to hit is far too brutal, even for touch attacks.

Most druid blasting spells, especially the fire ones, require saving throws. I highly recommend lowering your Charisma some to raise your Wisdom. Between skill ranks and that favored class bonus, you'd still be fairly competent at Diplomacy.

Whether you choose to do that or not, Flame Blade Dervish Combat is another good choice, since you'll be using that flame blade a lot. Being able to bypass fire resistance won't matter too much if you can change the energy type of your blade, but it is still very useful.


This is too funny. Why not make him an elemental blood sorcerer or a fire wizard?


IfritSlasher wrote:
avr wrote:
Just a thought, but you could take one of the animal shaman archetypes as well as green scourge. Wolf shaman might be appropriate.
It's definitely an interesting idea, but unfortunately, it locks me out of Fire Domain, which is a core part of the concept. Thanks for the input though!

Dragon Shaman can still get the fire domain.

Liberty's Edge

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Were you aware of the Feyspeaker archetype from Ultimate Intrigue? You'd get to use your Charisma as your casting stat, gain social skills, and still keep your Fire domain.


flame blade dervish combat is sadly not PFS legal


I appreciate all the suggestions, everyone! I've got a bunch to address, so lemme take it from the top!

Dervish Dance! I totally forgot about that! For some reason, I thought Flame Blade didn't run off of Strength by default, so I'll definitely be using it, thanks! And as for stats, good call, but I may end up with a different spread than you suggested though thanks to a different option given by another poster, which I'll get to later. Thanks anyway though! And as for Flame Blade Dervish Combat, it seems plaidwandering is right about it not being PFS legal, so that's an unfortunate pass. On the off chance I can play a home game though, I'd definitely go for it!

As for why I didn't make him a sorc or wizard... I actually WAS thinking about that, ESPECIALLY Sorc, since spontaneous casters are much easier to play and it runs off of Charisma. I ended up going Druid though because of the exclusive fire spells they get, and the ones they don't have are covered by Fire domain. If there's a sorc archetype that can get access to Druid spells though, I'd love to look into it!

Now Dragon Shaman! Interesting idea, and I like the options it gives, but thematically, I don't think it quite meshes. That said, and army of of salamanders at my beck and call is a HILARIOUS mental image, so I thank you for that. XD

So finally we get to shadowhntr7's suggestion! I was not aware, actually, but that I believe is the PERFECT fit for Mozilla! He's definitely more of a caster type anyway, so the hit to BAB isn't too painful. And the class skill gains of almost all the face skills is AWESOME! And the mischief feature is totally in character for a Kitsune! Thanks for that! Only caveat is that it doesn't stack with Green Scourge, but I can still get Flame Blade anyway, so no biggie!

Thanks again for the advice, everyone! I'll get started on building him posthaste!

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