Battlemind (3.5e Class)

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Battleminds are the invincible warriors, turning aside an enemy’s attack using only a single thought. Battleminds are the tireless champions, standing fast in the thick of battle as your foes fall to the power of your mind. Battleminds are the wild berserkers, channeling your pain into a counterstrike that leaves the strongest enemy reeling. Battleminds are warriors of thought and action, whose physical and mental fortitude are the equal of any foe.

Making a Battlemind[edit]

Abilities: Strength and Intelligence are important abilities for a battlemind. Strength increases his melee attack and damage rolls. Many of his class features provide a bonus for high Intelligence and additional skill points are always valuable. Constitution is important for a battlemind as they often found in the thick of combat. Dexterity increases her defense in combat, as well as opening access to certain feats.

Starting gold: 6d4 X 10 gp (150 gp).

Starting Age: Moderate.

Table: The Battlemind

Hit Die: d8

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +2 +0 +2 Mindblade
2nd +2 +3 +0 +3 Battle Tactics
3rd +3 +3 +1 +3 Enhanced Mindblade
4th +4 +4 +1 +4 Battle Tactics
5th +5 +4 +1 +4 Master of Initiative
6th +6/+1 +5 +2 +5 Battle Tactics
7th +7/+2 +5 +2 +5 Quick Mindblade
8th +8/+3 +6 +2 +6 Battle Tactics
9th +9/+4 +6 +3 +6 Battle Master
10th +10/+5 +7 +3 +7 Battle Tactics
11th +11/+6/+1 +7 +3 +7 Versatile Tactician
12th +12/+7/+2 +8 +4 +8 Battle Tactics
13th +13/+8/+3 +8 +4 +8 Whirlwind of Battle
14th +14/+9/+4 +9 +4 +9 Battle Tactics
15th +15/+10/+5 +9 +5 +9 Superior Mindblade
16th +16/+11/+6/+1 +10 +5 +10 Battle Tactics
17th +17/+12/+7/+2 +10 +5 +10 Might is Right
18th +18/+13/+8/+3 +11 +6 +11 Battle Tactics
19th +19/+14/+9/+4 +11 +6 +11 Tactical Ambush
20th +20/+15/+10/+5 +12 +6 +12 Battle Tactics

Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Handle Animal (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Listen (Wis), Ride (Dex), Survival (Wis), Swim (Str).

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are class features of the Battlemind.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Battleminds are proficient with all simple weapons and martial weapons, with all types of armor (heavy, medium, light) and shields (excluding Tower Shields).

Mindblade (Su): As a move action, a battlemind can create a single weapon of solid mental energy to assault his foes with. Despite the name, this weapon does not have to be a bladed weapon, but can take the form (and all traits thereof) of any weapon with which the battlemind is proficient*. A mindblade has an enhancement bonus of 1/2 class level rounded up (+1 at 1st, +2 at 3rd, +3 at 5th, ect). The mindblade is considered a standard weapon for any attacks, feats, spells, class features, or other powers that depend upon the use of a weapon or deal specifically with weapons. The enhancement bonus on this class feature is not capped at +5 like traditional magic weapons.

The blade can be broken (it has hardness 10 and hitpoints 10); however, a battlemind can simply create another on her next action. The moment he relinquishes hold of his Mind Blade it dissipates, unless used as a part of a ranged attack, in which case the Mind Blade reappears in hand after hitting or missing. A battlemind may only have a single mindblade at any one time, creating a second mindblade causes the first to dissipate.

  • Ranged Weapon Note: A mindblade can be created as a ranged weapon. If the weapon created requires ammunition, the battlemind creates this ammunition from his mind, having an infinite supply of sling bullets, arrows, bolts, etc.

Battle Tactics (Ex): The battlemind gains a bonus feat at 2nd level and every two battlemind levels thereafter (4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, and 20th). These bonus feats must be drawn from feats noted as fighter bonus feats or battlemind bonus feats. A battlemind must still meet all prerequisites for a bonus feat, including ability score and base attack bonus minimums. For the purpose of battle tactics (but not any other feat) a battlemind is considered be fighter of level equal to his battlemind level.

A battlemind may retrain these bonus feats by meditating for 5 minutes. If a battlemind uses a battle tactics feat as a prerequisite for any class, or non-battle tactics feat he loses the ability to retrain that feat.

Enhanced Mindblade (Su): A battlemind can forgo some of his enhancement bonus when creating his mindblade for an equivalent value in weapon enchantment properties. A battlemind can never lower his enhancement bonus below +1 in this way, but can choose any enchantments which values does not exceed the enhancement bonus he decides to give up. These enchantments may not have any abilities that can only be a limited number of times per day.

The DC of any saving throw from any enchantments on a battlemind’s mindblade is 10 + 1/2 class level + INT and the caster level of any enchantment is equal to his class level.

Master of Intitiative (Ex): Your keen understanding of the ebb and flow of battle provides you with significant advantage in battle. A battlemind may add his Intelligence bonus as a bonus to his Initiative. Readying or delaying doesn’t change a battlemind’s initiative. Additionally a battlemind may ready a full attack action in addition to the options listed in the PHB.

Quick Manifestation (Su): At 7th level a battlemind may create a mindblade as a swift action.

Battle Master (Ex): A battlemind is relentless in combat, always pressing never giving his foe a moment to recover. Whenever an adjacent foe takes a five foot step, a battlemind may also take a five foot step. Additionally damage you deal is considered on-going damage for the purposes of concentration checks.

Versatile Tactican (Ex): At 11th level a battlemind gains the ability to change his battle tactics feats as a full round action.

Whirlwind of Battle (Ex): You have such an innate understanding of your place in combat that world seems to slow once conflict begins. A battlemind gains an additional Move Action each round which may only be spent on movement. Additionally all bonus attacks gained from BAB are made at only a penalty of 5 (20/15/15/15 for a level 20 battlemind).

Superior Mindblade (Su): At 15th level a battlemind gains the ability to create his mindblade with enchantments that may only be use a limited number of times per day.

Might is Right (Su): As a swift action a battlemind can create an Anti-Magic Field effect that last for one round. He may use this ability a number of times per day equal to his Intelligence. His mindblade still works in this zone despite being an Supernatural ability, however it is still supressed as normal in other Anti-Magic Fields . Tactical Ambush (Ex): Once per day you may create a mindblade and retrain your bonus feats as a free action. This action may be made at anytime including but not limited to: during an opponent’s turn, before you have acted in combat, or during a surprise round.

Epic Battle Mind[edit]

Table: The Epic Battle Mind

Hit Die: d8

Level Special
21st Bonus Feat
22nd Battle Tactics
23rd Bonus Feat
24th Battle Tactics
25th Bonus Feat
26th Battle Tactics
27th Bonus Feat
28th Battle Tactics
29th Bonus Feat
30th Battle Tactics

4 + Int modifier skill points per level.

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