Mystic Demiurge (3.5e Prestige Class)
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|“||It's hard to imagine but all things, men, rocks, the sea and sky... are composed of the same base particles. Magic is no different, we may not know it but there is a single common source of it all, and I intend to find it.||”|
|—Platonus Thaum, Human Mystic Demiurge, Theæumetus: The Nature of Magic|
The mystic theurge takes the power of both arcane and divine magic and focuses on both of them, to the sacrifice of all else. However, only with age and experience does one manage how to truely master both and realize they are one in the same. The mystic demiurge has broken down the basics of both types of magic and found their fundemental abilities, and with this knowledge they can reshape either path to their liking.
Becoming a Mystic Demiurge
Mystic Demiurges are a logical advancement to mystic theurges, and any dual-casting class which takes both arcane and divine magics under their steed.
|Skills:||Knowledge Arcana 9, Knowledge Religion 9, Spellcraft 5.|
|Spellcasting:||Able to cast 2nd-level divine spells and 2nd-level arcane spells.|
|1st||+0||+0||+0||+2||Combined Features||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|2nd||+1||+0||+0||+3||Combined Spell Slots||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|3rd||+1||+1||+1||+3||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|4th||+2||+1||+1||+4||Combined Spell Power||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|5th||+2||+1||+1||+4||Combined Caster Level||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|6th||+3||+2||+2||+5||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|7th||+3||+2||+2||+5||Dual Mastery||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level.
All of the following are class features of the Mystic Demiurge.
Spellcasting: When a new mystic demiurge level is gained, the character gains new spells per day as if he had also gained a level in any one arcane spellcasting class he belonged to before he added the prestige class and any one divine spellcasting class he belonged to previously. He does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. This essentially means that he adds the level of mystic demiurge to the level of whatever other arcane spellcasting class and divine spellcasting class the character has, then determines spells per day and caster level accordingly. If a character had more than one arcane spellcasting class or more than one divine spellcasting class before he became a mystic demiurge, he must decide to which class he adds each level of mystic demiurge for the purpose of determining spells per day.
Combined Features: A mystic theurge is capable of advancing more than merely spells per day. At 1st level a mystic demiurge can use the caster level of his arcane and divine classes to determine class level based effects which scale with level from his two spellcasting classes, up to their HD. For example, the wizard's familiar or a cleric's turning level can be advanced. It does not grant any other abilities not yet gained... a druid does not gain wildshape if he does not possess it first, nor any new animal shapes (though wildshape attempts per day increase), nor does a wizard gain bonus feats.
Combined Spell Slots: At 2nd level a mystic demiurge breaks down the barriers between arcane and divine spells, allowing him to combine the spell slots for use of either class for the purpose of preparing or spontaneously casting spells. A mystic demiurge can prepare arcane spells in divine spell slots or vice versa. They remain their original type (arcane or divine). Domain spell slots cannot have non-domain spells in them, this ability only applies to normal spell slots.
Combined Spell Power: At 4th level, the mystic demiurge has learned to channel his power through the same ability score. If a mystic demiurge uses two different ability scores for each of his classes (such as wisdom and charisma for cleric and sorcerer casting) they may use whichever score is highest to determine spell DCs and bonus spells per day for both classes.
Combined Caster Level: At 5th level a mystic demiurge no longer worries about needing to focus on advancing both spellcasting types to maintain his power. He may use the caster level of whichever spellcasting class is highest for both forms of spellcasting.
Dual Mastery: At 7th level a mystic demiurge has dove into both types of magic and found the one base source of them all. From this point on any spell he casts counts as either arcane or divine, whichever is most beneficial. This means, among other things, that they can avoid arcane spell failure in normally arcane spells, or power items and feats which consume arcane spells in normally divine spells, regardless of the original source the spell was drawn from.
Playing a Mystic Demiurge
Combat: The msytic demiurge is a pure caster, and focuses on little else. They have a slew of spell slots to use, and thus can endure a very long time.
Advancement: Any dual casting classes are good for the mystic demiurge, but those who obtain combined caster levels may be able to take a single spellcasting advancing class and not lose any power, once they have maxed out on additional spell slots gained by their classes.
Resources: Mystic demiurges can be found with either groups of their base casting classes, often wizard and cleric. Unless prejudice exists within the base groups, they usually are welcome with either.
Mystic Demiurges in the World
|“||Arcane... Divine... Same...||”|
|—Duos, Elven Mystic Demiurge|
NPC Reactions: Mystic Demiurges are spellcasters of greatest talent, able to spread themselves to many corners of the supernatural and control them all. They are seen as wise and talented individuals, the go to people when dealing with magic.
Mystic Demiurge Lore
Characters with ranks in Knowledge Arcane or Knowledge Religion can research mystic demiurges to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
|10||Mystic Demiurges possess both arcane and divine might above and beyond that of the mystic theurge.|
|15||The mystic demiurge is able to pull on the spell slots of both classes, resulting in a massive pool of spells per day.|
|20||High level mystic demiurges do not even have a distinction between arcane and divine, and can cast as if a spell is either.|
|30||Those who reach this level of success can research information on particular mystic demiurges, their whereabouts, lore, and behaviors.|
Mystic Demiurges in the Game
Sample Encounter: A mystic demiurge has sunk himself into necromancy, and with the power of arcane and divine magic at his beck and call his growing undead army is a terrible force to be reckoned with.
EL 20: NPC Pending
|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||Poor +|
|Class Ability||Arcane Spellcasting + and Divine Spellcasting +|
|Class Ability Progression||Other +|
|Fortitude Save Progression||Poor +|
|Identifier||3.5e Prestige Class +|
|Minimum Level||6 +|
|Reflex Save Progression||Poor +|
|Skill||Concentration +, Craft +, Decipher Script +, Knowledge +, Profession + and Spellcraft +|
|Skill Points||2 +|
|Summary||The advanced mystic theurge, which unlocks new powers and blurs the line of arcane and divine. +|
|Title||Mystic Demiurge +|
|Will Save Progression||Good +|