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Blood Drenched Musician (3.5e Prestige Class)
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Blood Drenched Musician
|“||The sounds of the screams on the battlefield are so poetic. Don't you agree.||”|
A Bard that is skilled in melee as well as in the performing arts.
Becoming a Blood Drenched Musician
Bards typically choose to go down this road to further explore their art. Most common is a Bard/Fighter combination before becoming a Blood Drenched Musician.
|Alignment:||Any Non Lawful .|
|Base Attack Bonus:||+3.|
|Race:||Any Medium or Large Race.|
|Skills:||Perform 5 ranks/Craft Instrument 5 ranks.|
|Saving Throws|| Special
|1st||+1||+1||+0||+0||Blood Music, Battle Bass+1,||class="left"|
|3rd||+3||+3||+0||+0||Symphony of Destruction+1|
|10th||+10||+11||+4||+3||War Gods Symphony|
Class Skills (<-4-> + Int modifier per level)
Battle Bass:With a mighty swing on your Blood Instrument(you must strike an enemy) you grant all friendly characters within 30ft of the Blood Drenched Musician +1 attack and +1 Damage. At 4th level the effect increases to +2 attack and +2 damage. At 8th level the effect will become +3 attack and +3 damage. This affect will last 1 minute + half of your Blood Drenched Musician level.
Blood Music:This is your special version of a bards bardic music. When you swing your Blood instrument and make contact with a creature you may choose to play one of your blood songs. The effect of Blood Songs can be stacked with those of Bardic Music.
Heroic Aura:You cast such a figure of hope, the pinnacle of Heroism those within 15ft of you feel safe and fear nothing with you around. The receive +2 damage, may not be affected by fear or other mind altering affects and a +4 competence bonus to all intimidate checks.
Symphony of Destruction:The waves of your Blood music is so keen and precise you can shake a construct to its very core. You may make free attacks against all constructs with in 30ft of the Blood Drenched Musician with having to move to them. You get a +1 to attack and damage.
Poetic Stance:Just being able to see you in combat is like seeing art come to life. While you have this active(you may activate it as a free action)you may only take a move action or an attack action not both. All friendly that may see the Blood Drenched Musician(the DM must allow them a spot check)gain +4 to attack and damage for as long as the Blood Drench Musician is in Poetic Stance
Inspire Others:Being on the battlefield with you inspires others to pick up the passe. Granting them double their movement speed.
Chaotic Stance:You strike fear into the hearts of many, your allies can act on such fear. As long as the Blood Drenched Musician has Chaotic Stance active every attack made by an ally will require the attacked creature to make a Will save, if the creature fails the will save they will be terrified for one round plus half ECL of the attacking player. If the creature should resist and make their Will save the attacking player must make a will save or be terrified for one round.
Fearful Rage:"Cower before me as I am demon incarnate!" You scream as you charge double your speed in a straight line making attacks at everything in your way. If you hit a target they are terrified for three rounds.
War Gods Symphony:Your efforts have granted you the blessings of the Gods of War and will allow you to bestow that power to those around you. When played all friendly characters within 50ft of the Blood Drenched Musician gain 1 additional and +5 to attack and damage, the effect lasts for 1 attack only. <-Blood Drenched Musician.
Ex-Blood Drenched Musicians
If your Blood Instrument is broken, stolen or just lost you may not gain another level in Blood Drenched Musician until you make a new one. The craft DC is 10 + your total ECL.
Playing a Blood Drenched Musician
Combat: A Blood Drenched Musician can ether go in strong and bash a few heads in or stand back and pump up their allies to almost Godly levels and with the ability to tack on the effects of Bardic Music with Blood Music your allies will reach levels they did not think possible.
Advancement: Once you achieve Blood Drenched Musician any other heavy Melee class would be of use.
Blood Drenched Musician in the World
|“||Ah Harmonious is it not? The sound of the screams echoing is so beautiful.||”|
Where characters of this class fit in a d20 world
NPC Reactions: Most do not like them due to their choices in life. However strong characters see them and see a valiant warrior. Wizards and other spell casters see just an uncivilized brute.