Cantripologist (3.5e Class)

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Cantripologist[edit]

The Cantripologist is a feared wielder of the weakest magic in the universe.

Making a Cantripologist[edit]

Cantripologists have some handy abilities that they use a lot. In general, they are short ranged assistants.

Abilities: Cantripologists rely on Intelligence.

Races: The tricksy races have more practicioners of Cantripology.

Alignment: Any.

Starting Gold: 4d4×10 gp (100 gp).

Starting Age: Complex.

Table: The Cantripologist

Hit Die: d6

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Combined Cantrips
per Spell
Metamagic Levels
per Day
Metamagic Levels
per Spell
Fort Ref Will
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 1 3 1
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Bonus Metamagic Feat 2 5 1
3rd +2 +1 +1 +3 3 7 1
4th +3 +1 +1 +4 4 9 2
5th +3 +1 +1 +4 5 11 2
6th +4 +2 +2 +5 Bonus Metamagic Feat 6 13 2
7th +5 +2 +2 +5 7 15 3
8th +6/+1 +2 +2 +6 8 17 3
9th +6/+1 +3 +3 +6 9 19 3
10th +7/+2 +3 +3 +7 Bonus Metamagic Feat 10 21 4
11th +8/+3 +3 +3 +7 11 23 4
12th +9/+4 +4 +4 +8 12 25 4
13th +9/+4 +4 +4 +8 13 27 5
14th +10/+5 +4 +4 +9 Bonus Metamagic Feat 14 29 5
15th +11/+6/+1 +5 +5 +9 15 31 5
16th +12/+7/+2 +5 +5 +10 16 33 6
17th +12/+7/+2 +5 +5 +10 17 35 6
18th +13/+8/+3 +6 +6 +11 Bonus Metamagic Feat 18 37 6
19th +14/+9/+4 +6 +6 +11 19 39 7
20th +15/+10/+5 +6 +6 +12 20 41 7

Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Appraise (Int), Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disable Device (Int), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Forgery (Int), Gather Information (Cha), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Knowledge (Int), Listen (Wis), Open Lock (Dex), Perform (Cha), Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Spellcraft (Int), Use Magic Device (Cha), Use Rope (Dex).

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are class features of the Cantripologist.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Cantripologists are proficient with simple weapons, and light armor.

Spells: Cantripologists know three level 0 spells drawn from any list(s) at level 1, and learn an additional level 0 spell whenever they gain a Cantripologist level. Save DCs are equal to 10 + the effective spell level of the combined Cantrip Spell + their Intelligence modifier.

Cantripologists cast combined Cantrip Spells by combining up to one level 0 spell per Cantripologist level (allowing repeats) into a single effect, and then applying metamagic. The effective spell level of a combined Cantrip Spell is equal to half of the number of spells in it, rounded down. Casting a combined Cantrip Spell is a standard action, unless metamagic changes its casting time. The Cantripologist can cast any number of combined Cantrip Spells each day.

When the Cantripologist concentrates, he may choose to concentrate on a number of level 0 spell effects equal to his Cantripologist level simultaneously.

Spell effects are adjudicated separately for each spell, unless the spell shares targets. No target gets more than one Reflex save, one Fortitude save, one Will save, or takes more than one touch attack, and all effects of these spells on the target are cumulative.

For example, if Jim the level 12 Cantripologist decides to use a combined Cantrip Spell to cast three Rays of Frost on Bob, two Rays of Frost on Joe, four Guidances on Blake, and three Mage Hands on a nearby book, then the results would be as follows: Jim would have to hit Bob with a ranged touch attack in order to deal 3d3 points of cold damage to Bob, he'd have to hit Joe with a ranged touch attack to deal 2d3 points of cold damage to Joe, Blake would get a Will save to resist getting a +4 competence bonus to an attack roll, saving throw, or skill check he makes within the next minute, and would gain the ability to move the nearby book 45 feet as a move action for as long as he concentrated.

Metamagic Levels per Day: The Cantripologist can apply a total number of metamagic levels to spells he casts equal to 1 plus twice his Cantripologist level each day.

Metamagic Levels per Spell: The Cantripologist can't apply more than one-third his Cantripologist level in metamagic levels, rounded up, to any given combined Cantrip Spell.

Bonus Metamagic Feat: At 2nd level and every 4 levels after 2nd, the Cantripologist learns a new metamagic feat.





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AuthorFoxwarrior +
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Class AbilitySpontaneous Spellcasting +
Class Ability ProgressionFull +
Fortitude Save ProgressionPoor +
Identifier3.5e Class +
Length20 +
Minimum Level1 +
RatingUnrated +
Reflex Save ProgressionPoor +
SkillAppraise +, Balance +, Bluff +, Concentration +, Craft +, Decipher Script +, Diplomacy +, Disable Device +, Disguise +, Escape Artist +, Forgery +, Gather Information +, Handle Animal +, Heal +, Intimidate +, Jump +, Knowledge +, Listen +, Open Lock +, Perform +, Search +, Sense Motive +, Sleight of Hand +, Spellcraft +, Use Magic Device + and Use Rope +
Skill Points4 +
SummarySome guy who casts level 0 spells a lot. +
TitleCantripologist +
Will Save ProgressionGood +