Black Healer (3.5e Prestige Class)

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A black healer is using forbidden spells to heal other people.

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Prepared Arcane Spellcasting, Spontaneous Arcane Spellcasting, Prepared Divine Spellcasting, Spontaneous Divine Spellcasting Full

Black Healer[edit]

The history of our Order is unimportant, we tried to help and we paid a dire price for it.
—Doctor Iloline, Human Black Healer

Not all practitioners of the dark art use it for harm; one group, named after their black robes, use it for healing. The black healers are a respite for the poor, the sick and the deprived. Black healers are trained in many arts in addition to their dark knowledge they delve in, including surgery, undertaking and various burial rites. It is not uncommon for a black healer to act as both the surgeon and mortician in a community. Unfortunately, not all black healers have good intentions; some of them use the one under their care as fodder for their experiments.

Becoming a Black Healer[edit]

Entry Requirements  
Skills: Heal 6 Ranks, Knowledge (Religion) 6 ranks. 
Feats: Dark Knowledge, Dedicated Surgeon
Spellcasting: Must be capable of casting dark healing and one necromancy spell. 
Special: Must be trained by a Black Healer mentor and given a mask at the end of a successful training.

Table: The Black Healer

Hit Die: d6

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Spellcasting
Fort Ref Will
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Black Healer's Mask, Dark Healing, Mortician +1 level of existing spellcasting class
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Dissection Knowledge, Healing Domain +1 level of existing spellcasting class
3rd +1 +1 +1 +3 Death Insight +1 level of existing spellcasting class
4th +2 +1 +1 +4 Greater Dark Healing +1 level of existing spellcasting class
5th +2 +1 +1 +4 Snuff Life +1 level of existing spellcasting class

Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level)
Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (Int), Listen (Wis), Profession (Wis), Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Speak Language (None), Spellcraft (Int), Spot (Wis).

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are class features of the Black Healer.

Spellcasting: At each level, you gain new spells per day and an increase in caster level (and spells known, if applicable) as if you had also gained a level in a spellcasting class to which you belonged before adding the prestige class level. You do not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. If you had more than one spellcasting class before becoming a black healer, you must decide to which class to add each level for the purpose of determining spells per day, caster level, and spells known.

Black Healer's Mask (Ex): Black healer have a stereotypical bird-like mask, originally conceived to protect them against miasma they quickly re-purposed it to protect them against the dark powers they play with. The mask is a magical breathing mask, when worn by a black healer increase the amount of madness needed for them to mindbreak by their class level.

Dark Healing: A black healer do not pa any insight cost from casting dark healing.

Mortician (Ex): A black healer is an expert at dealing with corpses, she gain a +8 bonus on any checks to determine if a creature is a live or not, the identity of the corpse, how it died, how long it died or similar questions.

Dissection Knowledge (Ex): At 2nd level black healer can capture a recently dead creature and dissect them, a process that takes 1 hour to complete. After the dissection, the black healer gains an increased ability to combat creatures of the same type. Select a type from the ranger's favored enemy list. He may ignore any fortification or immunity to critical hits, and gain a +2 bonus on attack and +2d6 damage against creatures of that type. This lasts until the black healer dissects another creature, re-assigning the bonus.

Healing Domain (Su): A 2nd level black healer receive the healing domain (as per acquire domain) even if she is not a divine spellcaster.

Death Insight (Su): A 3rd level black healer can make a DC 15 dark insight + wisdom check when interacting with the corpse of a creature. If successful the black healer replicate the effect of speak with dead, asking a single question plus an additional question for each 2 point the black healer beat the DC. The corpse answering the question is only audible and visible by the black healer itself, everyone else just see a still corpse.

Greater Dark Healing (Su): A 4th level black healer maximize any spells from the [healing] subschool with no increase in spell level or casting time when she does so on a creature under the effect of dark healing.

Snuff Life (Su): A 5th level black healer can take a life as easily as she can save one, she may replicate the effect of slay living as a 1 round action. While doing so her hand glow with dark power, making the power obvious and hard to use on an unsuspecting foe. A creature that successfully make it save against snuff life is immune for 24 hours.

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Article BalanceVery High +
AuthorLeziad +
Base Attack Bonus ProgressionPoor +
Class AbilityPrepared Arcane Spellcasting +, Spontaneous Arcane Spellcasting +, Prepared Divine Spellcasting + and Spontaneous Divine Spellcasting +
Class Ability ProgressionFull +
Fortitude Save ProgressionPoor +
Identifier3.5e Prestige Class +
Length5 +
Minimum Level4 +
RatingUndiscussed +
Reflex Save ProgressionPoor +
SkillCraft +, Decipher Script +, Heal +, Knowledge +, Listen +, Profession +, Search +, Sense Motive +, Speak Language +, Spellcraft + and Spot +
Skill Points4 +
SummaryA black healer is using forbidden spells to heal other people. +
TitleBlack Healer +
Will Save ProgressionGood +