Character That Draws Power From Their Hated Enemy?


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Liberty's Edge

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I'm trying to find an archetype or prestige class that is based around the PC drawing power from a specific enemy. Kind of like a demon hunter in warcraft lore uses their demon blood powers to hunt demons effectively.

I've come across flesheater barbarian and sin eater inquisitor as being kind of close, but neither is what I'm looking for. I'm also hoping to find something that is a little better than a favored enemy type bonus of a flat +x to hit/damage as that's a little boring. Also hoping for something more martial than magical, but I imagine some sorcerer bloodlines would be semi-appropiate.

Thanks to anyone that has some ideas!


There's a fiend keeper medium, any of several kinds of ranger (maybe the infiltrator archetype?), a psychodermist occultist... I'm not a warcraft fan though and I don't really know exactly what you're looking for.


Devil binders could probably play it up that way. The eidolon is turned into a caster type, and you can get the smite chaos ability.


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Maybe a variant of the fiend flayer magus that can use blood from fiends, as well as or instead of their own, for Infernal Mortification.

There's also the souldrinker prestige class for something more general.

Liberty's Edge

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avr wrote:
There's a fiend keeper medium, any of several kinds of ranger (maybe the infiltrator archetype?), a psychodermist occultist... I'm not a warcraft fan though and I don't really know exactly what you're looking for.

The main lore thing I'm going for here is something like, "power from X in order to fight X", with maybe the trope of "sometimes the lines get blurred between the PC and the X it hunts".

Not sure why I didn't think of fiend keeper medium, but a champion fiend keeper is really close to what I'm going for. I could even flavor the fiend as whatever the PC really hates, like its the fiendish spirit of a demon, daemon, or flumph.

Occultist is the one class I've always just entirely ignored as existing, but from what little I understand, it could definitely work by taking parts of the creatures the PC hates to then use as a type of power source.

Infiltrator Ranger also has some really cool thematic abilities that are near perfect, except that they are pretty minor abilities for the most part.

As for the devil binder, I'm looking for the main PC to have power and not their pet class feature. Although having a demon eidolon to fight other demons does sound pretty great.

Liberty's Edge

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Souldrinker is really cool and also really close by saying that you made the vow in order to destroy an even more evil foe than the horseman, etc. I wish there was a martial version of it instead though as most of its powers are either about your pre-existing spellcasting for SLAs.


Getting the legendary influence and especially the improved legendary influence feats, and making the champion options of those feats something appropriate like hurtful might help with the fiend keeper.


The malconvoker prestige class from 3.5 was a good only prestige class focused on summoning evil outsiders to fight evil with.


I seem to recall Witches have abilities to cook and eat people.

Isn't there some kind of trophy hunter Slayer or Hunter?

Hungry Ghost Monk.

Broken Wing Gambit and Panther and Snake styles all grant extra attacks off of your opponents' attacks.

Deadly Juggernaut and Death Knell grant abilities off of killing opponents, so do Cleaving Finish Feats.

Liberty's Edge

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Thanks for all the advice guys!

I think fiend keeper medium really has the most thematic abilities that I'm thinking of. Maybe taking dedicated adversary or something similar or dipping bloodrager might really create the ideal theme I'm thinking of.

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