Death King (3.5e Prestige Class)
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|“||I have returned.||”|
The will of the people is great, and their need for heroes is sometimes greater. Sometimes, it is so great as to keep a great warrior from dying. Living but dead, these heroes of the people are pulled back from the dead time and time again, feeling the pain of each death but unable to end the cycle. Some seek vengeance, while others seek redemption, but all have death in their eyes. Each has returned from death and been changed. Each has grown crueler and harder, and known the bliss of death. None have given up, though many have been destroyed. Underestimate them, and they will destroy you.
Becoming a Death King
|Base Attack Bonus:||+8.|
|Feats:||Power Attack, Combat Expertise, Leadership.|
|Special:||Must have proficiency with all martial weapons.|
|Special:||Must have been returned from the dead.|
|1st||+1||+2||+0||+2||Mantle of Death||+1 Spellcaster Level|
|2nd||+2||+3||+0||+3||+1 Natural Armor, Gaze of the Terrible||+1 Spellcaster Level|
|3rd||+3||+3||+1||+3||+2 Natural Armor, Fast Healing 1||+1 Spellcaster Level|
|4th||+4||+4||+1||+4||+3 Natural Armor, Regeneration 1||+1 Spellcaster Level|
|5th||+5||+4||+1||+4||+4 Natural Armor, Horrors from Beyond||+1 Spellcaster Level|
|6th||+6||+5||+2||+5||+5 Natural Armor, Eternal Hero||+1 Spellcaster Level|
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The Death King gains no proficiency with armor or weapons.
Spellcasting: Every level, the Death King casts spells (including gaining any new spell slots and spell knowledge) as if he had also gained a level in a spellcasting class he had previous to gaining that level. If the character does not have any levels in any spellcasting classes when he takes his first level of Death King, this class feature gives him levels in Sorcerer spellcasting.
Natural Armor: At every level past 1st, the Death King’s natural armor increases by 1.
Gaze of the Terrible (Su): As a swift action, a 2nd level Death King can target an opponent within short range who meets its gaze with a fear effect. This effect is handled as the spell, but targets only a single opponent.
|Allowed Alignments||Lawful Good +, Lawful Neutral +, Lawful Evil +, Neutral Good +, Neutral +, Neutral Evil +, Chaotic Good +, Chaotic Neutral + and Chaotic Evil +|
|Article Balance||Very High +|
|Base Attack Bonus Progression||Good +|
|Class Ability||Arcane Spellcasting +, Divine Spellcasting +, Prepared Spellcasting + and Spontaneous Spellcasting +|
|Class Ability Progression||Full +|
|Fortitude Save Progression||Good +|
|Identifier||3.5e Prestige Class +|
|Minimum Level||8 +|
|Reflex Save Progression||Poor +|
|Skill||Climb +, Concentration +, Craft +, Intimidate +, Jump +, Ride + and Swim +|
|Skill Points||2 +|
|Summary||The will of the people will at times keep a great hero from dying, having them return time and time again. +|
|Title||Death King +|
|Will Save Progression||Good +|