Book of the Damned, Diabolist missing Weapons and Armor entry.


Pathfinder First Edition General Discussion


Normally classes at least put "Gains no weapon or armor proficiency" Diabolist doesn't even have the entry. Since the other two classes get proficiency with their patron's favored weapon I can only imagine the same was meant for Diabolist ?


Prestige Classes often do not add a Weapon and Armour Proficiency entry if they grant no changes, so the [PrC] Diabolist lacking one is not necessarily a mistake. Looking at A-C alone I found the following without the entry:

* Aldori Swordlord
* Argent Dramaturge
* Ashavic Dancer
* Aspis Agent
* Balanced Scale of Abadar
* Bellflower Tiller
* Brewkeeper
* Crimson Templar
* Cyphermage

Note that the original Volume 2 specifically stated that it did not grant the Diabolist any Armour/Weapon Proficiencies, so the entry may not have been included in the updated/collated version due to irrelevancy.

The Diabolist appears to lean more towards the stereotypically non-Melee, d6 HD Arcane Spellcaster than the others, using other Creatures to perform in Combat and gaining Spellcasting/(Sp)/research bonuses. Of the other two PrC, the Demoniac seems to be more Melee with d8 HD and augmentations to their body, whilst the Souldrinker is more close-Combat Spellcasting/Immunities. In addition, the Diabolist gains the Hellish Soul (Ex) Feature, enabling them to be restored to life normally, which the others do not get an equivalent of - possibly in exchange for the loss of Armour/Weapon Proficiency?

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