Time Mage (3.5e Class)
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Wizards study the arcane runes of ancient times and forge elemental powers into explosions and other magical effects. However, it is said that the first arcane magic was more primal than the elements, beyond the concepts of manipulating the mind, the body, and the things which make up it. The old magic, horomancy, manipulated the river of time's flow, and the wide seas of creation through gravity and all those that would call the cosmos home. Such is the Time Mage, a wizard who gains his arcane powers from his studies of the movement of the stars and the essence of time's passing.
Making a Time Mage
Time Mages, like other wizards, prove effective battlefield controllers. They are best benefited by staying in the back ranks and providing powerful spells to throw the battle in their favor.
Abilities: Time Mages are Intelligence focused, much like wizards. It takes a strong mind to comprehend the vast power of the cosmos. Like any class they enjoy a good Constitution, and Dexterity can help them to avoid danger and act before any other. Charisma and Wisdom play second fiddle, though they help the Time Mage to remain skillful. Only Strength is of least value of all, as with a low BAB the Time Mage makes a poor combatant.
Races: Any race which produces wizards can produce time mages, but they are surprisingly common in shamanic cultures, due to their focus on the heavens and primal occurrences above.
Alignment: Any, though neutral time mages are by far the most common.
Starting Gold: 5d4×10 gp (125 gp).
|Saving Throws||Special||Spells per Day|
|2nd||+1||+0||+0||+3||Astronomer, Horological Power||4||2||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|8th||+4||+2||+2||+6||Horological Power, Improved Power||4||4||3||3||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|16th||+8||+5||+5||+10||Horological Power, Greater Power||4||4||4||4||4||4||3||3||2||—|
|20th||+10||+6||+6||+12||Cosmic Mastery,Horological Power||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4|
Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
All of the following are class features of the Time Mage.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Time Mages are proficient with the club, dagger, heavy crossbow, light crossbow, and quarterstaff, but not with any type of armor or shield. Armor of any type interferes with a time mage's movements, which can cause her spells with somatic components to fail.
Spells: A time mage casts arcane spells which are drawn from the time maged spell list. A time mage must choose and prepare her spells ahead of time as a wizard. To learn, prepare, or cast a spell, the time mage must have an Intelligence score equal to at least 10 + the spell level. The DC for a saving throw against a time mage's spell is 10 + the spell level + the time mage's Intelligence modifier.
Like other spellcasters, a time mage can cast only a certain number of spells of each spell level per day. Her base daily spell allotment is given on Table: The Time Mage. In addition, she receives bonus spells per day if she has a high Intelligence score.
Like a wizard, a time mage may know any number of spells. She must choose and prepare her spells ahead of time by getting a good night’s sleep and spending 1 hour studying her star charts. While studying, the time mage decides which spells to prepare. Time Mages choose their spells from the following list:
0—All sorcerer/wizard cantrips
1st—accelerated movementSpC, alter gravity, ancestral weapon, astral fugue, atmospheric visualizer, benign transpositionSpC, call minion, discern portal destination, dispel wardSpC, dry ray, dust to dust, ectoplasmic armorSpC, enlarge person, erase, expedition retreat, extinguish ball, familiar pocketSpC, feather fall, floating disk, greater mage handSpC, guided shotSpC, half shotSpC, hold portal, identify, inciteSpC, inhibitSpC, instant locksmithSpC, instant searchSpC, jump, lesser deflectPHII, light laser, light of luniaSpC, living printsSpC, lockstep, mage armor, moon lustSpC, nerveskitterSpC, object insight, omen of perilSpC, paige's bolt of entropy, perseverance, phantom palm, portal beaconSpC, position drift, predict stability, protection from chaos/evil/good/law, quantum lock, raging flameSpC, reduce person, repair light damageSpC, resist planar alignmentSpC, resurganceSpC, second windSpC, shield, slideSpC, slow burnSpC, spontaneous searchSpC, summon bot, summon monster I, surfing disc, swift expeditious retreatSpC, true strike, unseen servant.
2nd—aetherion orb, analyze object, analyze portalSpC, arcane lock, augury, avoid planar effectsSpC, baleful transpositionSpC, battering ramSpC, blast of forceSpC, cloak poolSpC, concussive blast, continual flame, continual shade, countermoonSpC, dark waySpC, decompositionSpC, deflectPHII, delay diseaseSpC, dense weapon, dimension hopPHII, discolor poolSpC, dispelling touchSpC, divine insightSpC, earthfastSpC, ectoplasmic feedbackSpC, ethereal chamberSpC, float, force ladderSpC, force pulse, forcefield, gentle repose, ghost touch armorSpC, graviton implosion, greater slideSpC, heavy weapon, hurlSpC, insight of good fortunePHII, investigate portal, knock, lesser celerityPHII, lesser restoration, levitate, light of mercuriaSpC, light weapon, mark of summoning, moonbeamSpC, mountain stanceSpC, planar deportation, portal alarmSpC, portal party, protection from arrows, pyrotechnics, quick crafting, red line, reject earth, repair moderate damageSpC, remove paralysis, rope trick, safety bubble, scan, scintillating scalesSpC, servant hordeSpC, slapping handSpC, slow mirror, snake's swiftnessSpC, speak to alliesSpC, spider climb, stolen breathSpC, striking fistPHII, stretch weaponPHII, summon monster II, summon motorcycle, summon sweaty strongmen, sure strikePHII, swift flySpC, swift hasteSpC, vertigoPHII, warding handPHII, whirling bladeSpC, whispering wind.
3rd—aetherion burst, alhazarde lance, alhazarde's sword, alter fortunePHII, anticipate teleportationSpC, attune formSpC, blink, bubble shield, bury the dead, clairaudience/clairvoyance, coward's reprieve, crumbleSpC, curse of arrow attractionPHII, dehydrateSpC, dimension shift, dimension stepPHII, dispel magic, disrupting handPHII, entropic blast, explosive runes, false gravitySpC, firestar, fly, force fence, ghost touch weaponSpC, giant's wrathSpC, glowing orbSpC, greater floating diskSpC, greater mage armorSpC, haltPHII, halt undead, haste, interplanar messageSpC, invert motion, knight's moveSpC, light of venyaSpC, locate portal, magic circle against chaos/evil/good/law, mass mage armorSpC, mass resurganceSpC, mass snake's swiftnessSpC, moon bladeSpC, persistent summon monster, reboot, remove curse, remove disease, repair serious damageSpC, reveal doom, reverse arrowsSpC, revigorize, rust raySpC, safetySpC, scattering trapPHII, scramble time, sepia snake sigil, shadow cacheSpC, shadow phaseSpC, shrink item, sign of sealingSpC, slow, sonorous humSpC, summon kamikaze fiend, summon monster III, suppress breath weaponSpC, suppress enchantment, suspended silenceSpC, ray of exhaustion, tiny hut, unluckSpC, vertigo fieldSpC, weather eyeSpC, withering glare.
4th—astral hospiceSpC, baleful blinkPHII, celerityPHII, contract seal, curse of misfortune, density control, dimensional anchor, dimension door, dispelling screenSpC, divination, enervation, enlarge monster, escape pod, espoir, fire strideSpC, force chestSpC, force clawSpC, forcewardSpC, forcewaveSpC, galea's shark's swiftness, g'elsewhere chantSpC, ghostly chant, greater levitate, graviton lance, greater reject earth, land wombSpC, langourSpC, lesser planar exchangeSpC, lesser regenerate, leziad's lazy loafing, life lock, mass enlarge person, mass reduce person, miasma of entropySpC, microwave box, moon boltSpC, perinarchSpC, planar toleranceSpC, ray of deanimationSpC, ray deflectionSpC, reduce monster, repair critical damageSpC, resilient sphere, restrain, restoration, scramble portalSpC, scrying, secret chest, shadow wellSpC, slashing dispelPHII, starvationSpC, stifle, summon monster IV, suppress curse, temporary teleport, throw force, time jump, translocation trickSpC, wild teleport, wither limbSpC, wood rotSpC.
5th—aetherion blast, analyze event, animal growth, blight, break enchantment, cometfallSpC, communeSpC, conjure anvil, contact other planeSpC, contingent energy resistanceSpC, cryostasis, denial, dimension shufflePHII, dire hungerSpC, dismissal, evince lineage, fabricate, graymantleSpC, greater blinkSpC, greater clairaudience/clairvoyance, greater dimension doorSpC, greater enlarge personSpC, greater reduce personSpC, incorporeal novaSpC, interposing hand, lesser planar binding, lucent lanceSpC, mage's private sanctum, make manifestSpC, mass flySpC, moon pathSpC, noclip, overland flight, passwall, permanency, plane shift, ploishing, redirect teleport, refusalSpC, revenanceSpC, revive construct, ruby ray of reversalSpC, sending, shadow formSpC, shadowfadeSpC, solar window, spontaneous toaster, subvert planar essenceSpC, suddenly train, summon monster V, swift etherealnessPHII, symbol of spell lossSpC, telekinesis, teleport, transmute mud to rock, transmute rock to mud, triadspellSpC, vacuum sphere, wall of dispel magicSpC, wall of force, waves of fatigue.
6th—brilliant bladeSpC, clockstopper, contingencySpC, control water, countdown, dangerous divination, delayed blast fireball, dimension pathway, forceful hand, gemjumpSpC, ghost trapSpC, graviton zero, greater anticipate teleportationSpC, greater dispel magic, greater sign of sealingSpC, hardening, hindsightSpC, interplanar telepathic bondSpC, legend lore, mage's lucubration, mass espoir, move earth, passage of the warp, planar binding, planar exchangeSpC, planar train, ray of entropySpC, rejectionSpC, repulsion, seal portalSpC, selective wall of force, shadow walk, spectral touchSpC, spectral vanish, summon monster VI, superior mage armor, teleport object, tunnel swallowSpC, warding shell.
7th—astral assistance, banishment, blood jorum, brilliant auraSpC, came back wrong, contagious fireball, contingency other, control weather, degenerate, dimensional lock, energy ebbSpC, ethereal jaunt, force mortality, forcecage, fortunate fateSpC, grasping hand, greater dispelling screenSpC, greater plane shiftSpC, greater restoration, greater scrying, greater teleport, improved telekinesis, instant summons, limited wish, mage's magnificent mansion, mass make manifestSpC, meteor swarm, minimal effort, negative mass, phase door, planar bubbleSpC, portal barrier, refuge, regenerate, rejuvenate, reraise, reticulating splines, remove limb, reverse gravity, sequester, spell turning, summon monster VII, trispell trigger, vision, waves of exhaustion, withering palmSpC.
8th—astral invader, binding, chain dispelPHII, clenched fist, clone, diode of force, excavateSpC, flensingSpC, forbidden call, foresight, ghostformSpC, golden chains of kronos, graviton crash, gravity collapsar, greater celerityPHII, greater planar binding, greater planar exchangeSpC, hellmouth, hyperbite, horrid wilting, maze, moment of prescience, planar perinarchSpC, planar rip, portal recall, rimus's gate, soul restoration, steal life, summon monster VIII, syl's greater fabricate, telekinetic sphere, temporal stasis, transmute rock to lavaSpC, trap the soul, turn back the pendulum, visions of the futurePHII, wall of greater dispel magicSpC.
9th—area teleport, astral projection, astral protector, black blade of disasterSpC, complete restoration, crushing hands, crushing sphere, cursed one, energy drain, eternity of torture, etherealness, freedom galaxy stop, gate, genesis, implosion, imprisonment, instant refugeSpC, life surge, mage's disjunction, memento mori, meteor, meteor span, meteoric mortar, moonfireSpC, orbital laser, pavilion of grandeurSpC, reality maelstromSpC, reaving dispelSpC, recreation, reject, replicate castingSpC, restore ancient soul, shadow landscapeSpC, singularity, soul bind, sphere of ultimate destructionSpC, summon elemental monolithSpC, summon golemPHII, summon monster IX, teleportation circle, that which hungers, time stop, unbindingSpC, wave of negation, wish.
Focus: Horological magic is a large field, and no time mage can completely master all the aspects. A time mage obtains a focus of his studies, and for his efforts he is awarded with additional abilities above and beyond a generalist. A time mage may select one of the focii below, gaining the listed benefits as his level rises. Any saving throws are Intelligence based.
Gravity (Su): A time mage masters the force of gravity. At 1st level, this allows him the effect of mage hand at will, except the weight limit is 4 lbs. plus his caster level, up to 25 lbs. at level 20. At 5th level, he gains a gravitational field which makes tumbling out of threatened areas more difficult. Add your class level to the Tumble DC to pass through squares threatened by you. At 10th level, the area is treated as difficult terrain to opponents adjutant to you. At 15th level, you may remain unaffected by spells and effects which employ gravity (such as reverse gravity) and no longer take falling damage. At 20th level, 1/day you may create a small black hole at any spot in 60ft. Targets in the square are effected by implosion and anything within 30 ft. of the black hole must make a Fortitude save or be dragged into the square, forcing a save vs implosion as well. The black hole lasts for 1 round before vanishing.
Space (Su): A time mage masters the folding of space. At 1st level, this allows him to to teleport as a standard action up to 10 ft. per class level per day. He can use it all in one go, or over 5 ft. intervals as he likes. At 5th level, the caster level of any teleportation, summoning, or calling effects increase by 1. At 10th level, his focus-granted teleportation abilities become a move action to perform. At 15th level, his caster level is +4 higher for the purpose of his teleportation spells, summoning, and calling effects. At 20th level, he can use teleport at will.
Star (Su): A time mage masters the raw power of the stars. At 1st level, a time mage can release a ray of starfire at an enemy within 60 ft at will as a ranged touch attack, dealing 1d6 per two caster levels. At 5th level, he gains fire and cold resistance 5 and he does not need to breath. He takes no damage from extreme pressures such as space or the bottom of the ocean. At 10th level, he can convert any spell that deals elemental damage into nuclear fire damage, including his ray of starfire attack. Nuclear fire is not stopped by fire resistance or immunity. At 15th level, a time mage gains fire and cold resistance 20. At 20th level, he may choose to self-destruct as an immediate action, dealing 10 points of nuclear fire damage per caster level to everyone in a 60 ft radius, with a Fortitude save for half. He may exclude up to one target per point of Int modifier, pushing allies to the edge of the explosion harmlessly. Using this ability kills the time mage, and destroys the body.
Time (Su): A time mage masters the flow of cause and effect. At 1st level, a time mage gains a +10 enhancement bonus to his movement speed. At 5th level he gains an additional +10 bonus to his movement speed and he gains a +1 to attack, +1 dodge bonus to AC, and +1 dodge bonus to Reflex saves. At 10th level, he gains an additional +10 bonus to his movement speed and may take an extra attack on a full attack. This benefit does not stack with similar bonuses such as from haste, but the rest of the bonuses such as the bonus to AC and Reflex saves do stack. At 15th level, you gain Timeless Body and do not take penalties for aging, and you become immortal. At 20th level, you may expend a 6th level spell slot to stop time as per time stop for 1 round. For each level higher slot you sacrifice, the time stop effect lasts for an additional round (a 9th level spell would last 4 rounds).
Void (Su): A time mage comprehends the emptiness of space. At 1st level, a time mage can suppress magic as a touch attack, with a caster level check of 1d20+your caster level. It functions much like dispel magic but you can only target one spell effect, and the effect is only suppressed for 1d4 rounds. You may use this ability up to your Int/day (minimum 1). At 5th level, you no longer need to breath and take no pressure damage such as in space or the bottom of the ocean. Your effective caster level for any dispel attempts is +2 higher. At 10th level, your presence drains the energy out of magic, reducing the caster level for any enemy spells cast at you by -2. At 15th level, your suppressing touch can completely dispel magic rather than simply suppress it. It also can destroy force effects such as a wall of force. At 20th level, you can drain magic right out of a victim with your suppressing touch. On a successful dispel attempt the magic is removed from the enemy and you may choose to apply the spell to yourself as if it was originally cast on you.
Astronomer (Ex): At 2nd level, a time mage becomes an expert in all matters concerning the stars. He gains half his level as a bonus to his Profession Astrology checks, and may use his ranks to perform new tricks. These abilities require at least 1 minute of study under a night sky to receive its benefits.
|10||Identify common celestial bodies and lore surrounding them.|
|15||Determine which direction is north when able to see the night sky.|
|20||Determine your fortune through the stars, gain guidance as a free action, usable 1/day.|
|30||Divine information from the heavens, duplicating the effects of augury 1/day.|
|40||Manipulate fate in your favor, granting yourself a +1 luck bonus to saves for 24 hours.|
|60||Divine information from the heavens, duplicating the effects of divination 1/day.|
|80||Manipulate fate in your favor, granting yourself a +2 luck bonus to saves for 24 hours.|
|120||Divine information from the heavens, duplicating the effects of commune 1/day.|
Horological Power: At 2nd level and every two levels beyond, a time mage gains a horological power, using the power of the stars to perform various tasks. He may select an ability from the list below. Unless otherwise stated, powers may only be taken once. At 8th level, he may select from this list and the improved horological power list. At 16th level, he may select from the greater, improved, and normal power list. Saving throws are Intelligence based.
Bullet Time (Su): Your control over time has made your reflexes better. You gain a +1 insight bonus on Reflex saves. At 5th level and every 5 levels beyond (10th, 15th, etc) you gain an additional +1 bonus.
Call to Hand (Su): You can draw items to your hand by reducing the space between you and your desired object. Any object you could normally pick up and move within 10 ft. per class level can be drawn to you as a move action, so long as it is not currently in use by another. If someone is wielding, wearing, or otherwise holding the item in question they get a Will save to resist. You must have an empty hand (or hands for unusually heavy items) to catch the called item. It does not need line of sight, but you do need to know where the item is and you need line of effect, a barrier too small for the item to pass through will stop it's progress.
Deadweight (Su): With a touch you imbue an item with extra weight, encumbering your opponents. With a touch attack you strike at an item of your opponent, such as armor or weapon, and double it's weight. If this pushes the target over it's light load it takes the appropriate penalties, otherwise it receives a -1 circumstance penalty on attack rolls, AC, and Str or Dex based skill checks. You may target different items on subsequent rounds, but applying the effect twice to the same item does not stack. The additional weight lasts for 1 round per class level, and opponents may make a Will save to negate. You may use this ability 3+Int/day (minimum 1).
Lightweight (Su): Your control over gravity lets you escape its grasp. You gain a +4 bonus on Jump checks and your armor check penalty is decreased by 2. Your effective weight is cut in half, and you may use feather fall (self only) at will as an immediate action.
Rapid Step (Su): Time flows faster around you, enabling you to zoom across the battlefield. You gain a +10 bonus to your land speed.
Sky Eye (Su): Your body is attuned to the position of the stars, even when you cannot see them. You are never lost, and always know your direction and depth. When under an open sky, you can meditate for 10 minutes and gain a sky view of the surroundings out to 10 miles per caster level. The sky view does not let you see small details, but will pick up large objects visible from space such as medium to large sized cities, major geological landmarks, and bodies of water. Unusual cloud cover may restrict viewing.
Stardust (Su): You cause a dozen tiny micrometeorites to rain down on your opponents. 3+Int/day you can cause a 5 ft. radius, 30 ft. tall cylinder in Close range to be pelted with burning bullets, dealing 3 points of fire damage per caster level, Reflex save for half. This power cannot function underground or inside a building.
Improved Horological Power: At 8th level, your horological power allows you to select from the following choices.
Adjust Duration (Su): When casting a spell you can augment it's duration to the next category (rounds to minutes to 10 minutes to hours to 24 hours to days, and so forth) by sacrificing another spell slot of equal or greater value than the spell to be augmented. You may do this as a free action as part of casting the spell. You may also attempt to increase (or decrease) the duration of spells already in effect, but you must succeed on an opposed caster level check as if you were attempting to dispel the spell, and then sacrifice an appropriate spell slot as a standard action. You may only adjust a spell one category longer or shorter, and you may not affect spells that only last 1 round or are instantaneous.
Defy Gravity (Su): You defy gravity, floating through the air at a whim. You gain a fly speed (average) equal to your land speed, though you always have the ability to hover a few inches off the ground with no more effort than walking.
Delayed Danger (Su): Cause and effect may apply, but they don't need to follow each other right away. If you are affected by a harmful effect, be it hit point damage, a status effect, or similar you may delay it's effects for 1 round as an immediate action. You are treated as not being under the dangerous effect, which comes into play 1 round later even if you have become resistant, immune, or otherwise invalid for the effect to take place on you. You may delay danger 1/day, and an additional time at 16th and every 8 levels beyond.
Flash Step (Su): Your control over time and space allows you to reach fantastically massive speeds. You may travel up to x10 your normal movement speed in a massive burst 1/hour. You must travel in a straight line, and do not provoke attacks of opportunity, providing a effective way to escape a dangerous situation. Enabling Flash Step is a swift action.
Reverse Movement (Su): You can rewind time against the will of others to mess with their battle tactics. As a touch attack, you force the enemy to move back to his position as of 1 round ago with a Will save to negate. This costs no movement of the enemy, they simply reappear at their last position. If they did not move last round, or their former position is invalid or not a supporting surface anymore, then the effect fails automatically. You can force an enemy back into a hazardous cloud or flame this way, or keep them from obtaining a full attack by setting back their progress. Enemies remember their actions, only movement is reversed. You may perform reverse movement 3+Int/day.
Steal Time (Su): You can drain the time right out of the bodies of others. As a touch attack you can cause the target to make a Will save or become slowed for 5 rounds. If successful, you yourself become hasted for 5 rounds. You may use this touch attack once every 5 rounds.
Time Displacement (Sp): You gain the psionic power time hop as a spell-like/psi-like ability 2/day. The ability is automatically augmented up to your caster level. You may take this ability multiple times, each time gaining an additional 2 uses.
Greater Horological Power: At 16th level, your horological power allows you to select from the following choices.
Deja Vu (Su): Your powers can cause events to repeat themselves repeat themselves repeat themselves. As a standard action you can cause the last event to occur in initiative, such as the fighter's sword strike or the cleric's casting of a spell, to occur again. It aims at all previous targets as before, even if they have moved out of range, and uses the same result and mechanics of the previous attack (so a critical hit last time would result in a critical hit this time for the same amount of damage). The ability is quite powerful, and you can only do it 1/day. You may take this ability multiple times, each time gaining an additional 1 use per day.
Demi (Su): You use gravity's pull to damage opponents internally. 2/day you may cast Demi on any point in space in Long range. Creatures in a 20 ft. radius must make a Fortitude save or lose half of their current hit points, and be pushed into the center of the effect as close as possible, save negates the movement and and halves the damage. You may take this ability multiple times, each time gaining 2 additional uses of Demi.
Eternal Spell (Su): You can make magic last eternally. You may perform a ritual while casting any one spell, adding 8 hours to its casting time and spending 3000 xp. For your efforts, any spell you cast which has a duration continues to function forever from that point on, even only becoming suppressed instead of dispelled by normal dispel attempts (mage's disjunction can still destroy it). You may only have one permanent spell at a time from this effect, any additional uses removes the effect of the first.
Gamma Burst (Su): You draw down a powerful beam of starlight which vaporizes anything in a tower of light. 1/day, you may deal 2d6 damage per caster level (maximum 60d6) with a Fortitude save for half in a cylinder 1200 feet tall and with a 60 ft. radius. The effect is very similar to a mass form of disintegrate and will destroy force effects and reduce targets to ash on death. It can be used to carve out a 60 ft. square block of material as well. Extremely powerful, it does originate from the skies, so it cannot be used if deeper than 60 ft. underground as the beam will not penetrate.
Stasis Shell (Su): Time is a measurement of change, and so you render yourself immune to all change but movement of your own will. In effect, you may render yourself invincible for 1 round, 1/day, as a swift action. Any effect, positive or negative, which would change your current condition fails.
Time Dopple (Su): You pass through time as easily as walking. 1/day, you can duplicate yourself allowing to have two of your being on the field at the same time. Your duplicate lasts for 1d4 rounds before vanishing, and may use any of your abilities. Consumables such as potions, wands, and spell slots are consumed for both original and copy. Hit points and status effects are also shared. When the effect ends, both you and your duplicate vanish from existence to the same number of rounds as your duplicate existed, as you "pay back" time for your break in reality. In addition, you may cause yourself to go into a temporal trance, encasing yourself in the effect of temporal stasis, except you may wake from it over the course of 1 minute. You are aware of the passing of time and your surroundings, but unable to move while in stasis.
Warp Step (Su): You walk through the space between spaces as easily as walking down a road. You may teleport as a move action to any square within your movement range. Employing this allows you to avoid attacks of opportunity or move through barriers which would otherwise obstruct you. You may teleport through a warp step up to 3+Int/day.
Cosmic Mastery (Ex): At 20th level, if you die reborn as starchild outsider all Dr. Manhattany, DR 10/magic, immune to time-spells if you don't want, allowing you to work in other people's time stops and immunity to time related spells such as slow or time hop.
Epic Time Mage
2 + Int modifier skill points per level.
Horologic Power: You continue to gain holological powers chosen from the normal, improved, or greater lists at 22nd and every two levels beyond.
Human Time Mage Starting Package
Skill Selection: Pick a number of skills equal to 3 + Int modifier.
|Knowledge The Planes||4||Int||—|
Feat: Improved Initiative.
Bonus Feats: Dodge.
Gold: 123 gp.
Playing a Time Mage
Religion: Time Mages are a bit more pious than most wizards, if only because their focus on the heavens often brings them interlacing with the lore of creation itself and ancient gods. Gods of primal focuses and overdieties far removed from reality are common focuses for the time mage's belief.
Other Classes: Other classes find time mages to simply be wizards with their heads in the clouds. Of course, none complain when he causes them to move faster than their opponents can react or addles the opponent with chronological mishaps of their own.
Combat: The time mage excels in buffing, debuffing, and battlefield control, but as he gains level several blast spells open up as well. The preparation of the time mage each day may lead to a different focus.
Advancement: Wizard prestige classes work well with the time mage, especially the Fatespinner from Complete Arcane, whose focus on the stars meshes well.
Time Mages in the World
|—Olan, Human Time Mage|
Daily Life: The time mage is a scholar and a teacher, he is a man of knowledge who seeks to unravel the mysteries of the world. He is often cut off from common folk and normal life, but his achievements help progress civilization.
Notables: Olan Orlandu was a powerful time mage who learned dark secrets from the call of the heavens above. Whatever he learned caused him to flee, a shadowy organization out for his blood.
Organizations: Time Mages, being learned sorts, often collect with each other every so often to share data and stories, but ultimately each time mage is a loner working on his own projects.
NPC Reactions: To the commoner, a time mage is a wizard who seems closest to being a diviner, the fortune of the stars open to them. The commoner's view of the job is likely romaticized, forgetting the complex math for ideas of telling the future by the tail of a comet.
Time Mage Lore
Characters with ranks in Knowledge The Planes can research time mages to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
|10||Time Mages are arcane casters with a focus on time adjustment, teleportation, and cosmic occurrences.|
|15||Time Mages gain several minor powers granted by the stars, ranging from divinations from merely watching the night sky to calling the stars from the sky and throwing them upon their opponents.|
|20||Powerful time mages even cease aging, can cross the void of space, and even time travel!|
|30||Those that reach this level of success can research specific time mages, their beliefs and lore, their whereabouts, and recent activities.|
Time Mages in the Game
Sample Encounter: Olan the Time Mage has discovered something terribly important, a terrible secret of space which could change everything! But assassins are on his tail, can the PCs save him and get him to reveal his terrible secret to the world before the knowledge and ability to do anything about it is lost forever?
EL 16: 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||Prepared Spellcasting + and Arcane Spellcasting +|
|Fortitude Save Progression||Poor +|
|Identifier||3.5e Class +|
|Minimum Level||0 +|
|Rated By||Brainduster +|
|Rating||Rating Pending +|
|Reflex Save Progression||Poor +|
|Skill||Concentration +, Craft +, Decipher Script +, Knowledge +, Profession +, Search +, Spellcraft + and Spot +|
|Skill Points||2 +|
|Summary||Masters of time and space, the Time Mage can cause opponents to freeze or the stars to fall upon them. +|
|Title||Time Mage +|
|Will Save Progression||Good +|