Brahmin, Variant (3.5e Class)
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Brahmin are seekers of knowledge and wisdom. They are spiritually attuned to the forces of the universe and the Overgods, honing their body and mind in their search for enlightenment. Brahmin are nonviolent and will never strike first.
 Making a Brahmin
Brhmin are essentially a cross between a Monk and a Favoured Soul. They have much of the Monk's unarmed combat ability, as well as being able to cast divine spells in the same way a Favoured Soul would.
Abilities: Intelligence and Wisdom are most important for a Brahmin.
Races: Almost all Brahmin are Human, though Elf and Half-Elf Brahmin are not uncommon.
Alignment: Brahmin are always True Neutral.
Starting Gold: Brahmin start the game with no gold.
Starting Age: Moderate
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|1st||+0||+0||+2||+2||Improved Unarmed Strike, Extrasensory Touch||1d6||+0||+0 ft|
|5th||+3||+1||+4||+4||Magical Hue||1d8||+1||+10 ft|
|6th||+4||+2||+5||+5||Path of Knowledge||1d8||+1||+10 ft|
|10th||+7/+2||+3||+7||+7||Extra Arms||1d10||+2||+10 ft|
|12th||+9/+4||+4||+8||+8||Path of Knowledge||2d6||+2||+20 ft|
|15th||+11/+6/+1||+5||+9||+9||Third Eye||2d6||+3||+20 ft|
|18th||+13/+8/+3||+6||+11||+11||Path of Knowledge||2d8||+3||+30 ft|
|20th||+15/+10/+5||+6||+12||+12||Extra Arms||2d10||+4||+30 ft|
Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
 Class Features
All of the following are class features of the Brahmin.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Brahmin gain no Weapon or Armor Proficiencies.
Improved Unarmed Strike: A Brahmins unarmed melle attacks are considered lethal damage. This bonus feat works in exactly the same way as it does for Monks. Brahmin can attack with any part of their body just as monks can, however they may only use their arms for attacks made with Extrasensory Touch.
Extrasensory Touch: It is extremely rare for a Brahmin to resort to physical violence. Her unarmed attacks are not punches and kicks, but rather she uses her hands to magically activate various pressure points on an opponents body. Thus, she may add her intelligence bonus to attack and damage rolls instead of her strength bonus. Extrasensory Touch has no effect on undead, constructs or oozes, and the Brahmin must use her strength bonus as normal for attacks against these creatures.
Magical Hue: At 5th level, the flow of universal power within the Brahmins body allows her to change her skin colour at will- this includes, and encourages, non-natural skin colours. If the Brahmin is in the right colour, then this ability can give her a +2 bonus on either Hide, Disguise, or charisma-based checks. The required colours for each are variable depending on the situation and are up to the DM. Brahmin decide what colour they want to be at the start of each day, and must wait untill resting before they can change it.
Path of Knowledge: At 6th, 12, and 18th level, a Brahmin may pick from the following list of domains to add to her known spells: Air, Destruction, Earth, Fire, Healing, Knowledge, Magic, Protection, Sun, and Water. All spells in the selected domain are automatically added to the list of spells the Brahmin knows, but she can only cast one domain spell of each level per day. Any special domain abilities that mention Cleric levels are translated to Brahmin levels.
Extra Arms: At 10th and 20th level, the Brahmin gains an extra pair of arms. A 20th-level Brahmin would have 6 arms. Each time she gains an extra pair she gains a +2 bonus to grapple and may pick from either Climb, Sleight of Hand or Swim to add to her list of class skills.
Third Eye: At 15th level, The Brahmin gains a third eye on her forehead. The third eye is almost always closed, and can only be opened once a day for a number of minutes equal to the users Brahmin level. When the eye is open, the Brahmin can see all things as though she had cast True Seeing on herself. She may also use the eye to cast either Greater Arcane Sight or Telekinesis once per day as a spell-like ability.
Levitation: At 17th level, the Brahmin is able to attain a state of mind that allows her to levitate instead of walking. This is not the same as flying- the Brahmin always hovers in a meditating position above the ground, her head being at the same level as if she were standing normally. Levitation allows her to ignore all floor-based traps and spells. She also creates no noise while moving, giving her a +4 bonus to Move Silently when levitating. The Brahmins levitation speed is the same as her base speed. A Brahmin cannot use the Run action while levitating, and levitation is cancelled out by antimagic fields.
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Brahmin are forbidden to willingly use weapons of any kind, and may never attack an opponent that has not first attacked or threatened the Brahmin or an ally. The acceptable level of threatening before an attack is allowed is up to the DM. Any Brahmin that violates this code loses the ability to cast spells, the ability to levitate, and Extrasensory Touch. A Brahmin must spend an entire month in quiet consolidation and meditation to regain these abilities.
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