Brood Warrior (3.5e Class)

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Brood Warrior[edit]

The Brood Warrior is a warrior. He beats and/or slashes thing into nonexistance. His main ability is Ascension: a power he uses to become a draconic beast and beat things up even better.

Making a Brood Warrior[edit]

The Brood Warrior is a strong fighter, and with his Ascension ability he can be a real boon to a party in a tight spot. How the Brood Warrior gets along with other party members is really dependent on the Brood Warrior himself: many different opinions are encompassed by the ways of the Brood Warrior.

Abilities: This class needs Wisdom and at least decent physical scores to survive.

Races: Any and all races are likely to be taken in by a master Brood Warrior and raised to become another of the Brood.

Alignment: Any

Starting Gold: As Fighter

Starting Age: Moderate

Table: The Brood Warrior

Hit Die: d10

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Base Mana Pool Maximum
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +2 +2 +2 Ascension(whelp) 5
2nd +2 +3 +3 +3 10
3rd +3 +3 +3 +3 Mettle 15
4th +4 +4 +4 +4 Ascension(Frost, Fire, Lightning) 20
5th +5 +4 +4 +4 Ascended Resistance 25
6th +6/+1 +5 +5 +5 30
7th +7/+2 +5 +5 +5 35
8th +8/+3 +6 +6 +6 Ascension(Mutant, Adult) 40
9th +9/+4 +6 +6 +6 Bonebreak 1/day 45
10th +10/+5 +7 +7 +7 Ascension(Radiance, Shadow 50
11th +11/+6/+1 +7 +7 +7 Improved Ascended Resistance 55
12th +12/+7/+2 +8 +8 +8 Ascension(Warrior, Behemoth) 60
13th +13/+8/+3 +8 +8 +8 Greater Mettle 65
14th +14/+9/+4 +9 +9 +9 Bonebreak 3/day 70
15th +15/+10/+5 +9 +9 +9 Ascension(Kaiser) 75
16th +16/+11/+6/+1 +10 +10 +10 Greater Ascended Resistance 80
17th +17/+12/+7/+2 +10 +10 +10 85
18th +18/+13/+8/+3 +11 +11 +11 Ascension(Failure) 90
19th +19/+14/+9/+4 +11 +11 +11 95
20th +20/+15/+10/+5 +12 +12 +12 Bonebreak 5/day 100

Class Skills 4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Skills : Bluff, Climb, Craft, Diplomacy, Disguise, Intimidate, Jump, Sense Motive, Spot, Use Magic Device

Class Features[edit]

The training of a Brood Warrior is intense, and it requires that the potential warriors know many skills. All of the following are class features of the Brood Warrior.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A Brood Warrior is proficient with all simple and martial weapons. A Brood Warrior is also proficient with light and medium armor, as well as light and heavy shields.

Mana Pool: A Brood Warrior's ability to Ascend is limited by the Mana he has available in his mana pool. His maximum allotment of Mana is given on Table: Brood Warrior. In addition, he receives bonus Mana per day if he has a high Wisdom score. This bonus is equal to his Brood Warrior level times the modifier for his Wisdom score. This Mana comes back after a full night's sleep.
Ascension (Su): This is the signature ability of the Brood Warrior. It allows the warrior to take on several different draconic forms. To ascend, a Brood Warrior selects one form gene he can apply to his ascensions and up to any two elemental or miscellaneous genes he can apply. He than pays the total mana cost of all selected genes, and becomes different draconic creature based on his Form choice. For all forms other than Warrior or Kaiser, the Brood Warrior loses all worn equipment*, but gains a natural armor bonus = 1/2 his armor bonus before Ascending.** At the end of each turn after his ascension, the Brood Warrior pays half of that ascension cost again. If at any time he cannot or refuses to pay the full cost, he reverts to his original form as an immediate action. He will also revert if the form he is in drops to 0 HP or lower, though this leaves the Brood Warrior stunned for the next round. Upon Ascending, the Form always has the Brood Warrior's maximum HP plus any new HP gained from the form's stat enhancements. After reverting, the Brood Warrior has the same HP total as he had before Ascending.
  • If a Brood Warrior is wearing a Wisdom enhancing item, that effect alone is never lost. Thus, his mana pool will not decrease if he Ascends.
    • For the Behemoth form, the Brood Warrior gains a nat. armor bonus = his armor bonus before ascending + 10

Table: Genes

Form Genes Cost Element Genes Cost Miscellaneous Cost
Whelp 2 Fire 8 Failure 10
Adult 16 Frost 8
Mutant 16 Lightning 8
Warrior 24 Radiance 20
Behemoth 24 Shadow 20
Kaiser 40
Mettle (Ex): Whenever a Brood Warrior is the subject of a spell or ability with a will or fort partial save, his draconic toughness can allow him to ignore that effect. He instead treats that spell or ability as a will or fort negates.
Evasion (Ex): Whenever a Brood Warrior is the subject of a spell or ability with a reflex partial save, his draconic reflexes can allow him to ignore that effect. He instead treats that spell or ability as a Reflex negates.
Ascended Resistance (Su): The Brood Warrior gains resistance 5 to all elemental damage when ascended. At level 11, this ability improves; the Brood Warrior instead gains resistance 15 to all elemental damage.
Bonebreak (Ex): This ability must be declared before the attack roll to be used (so a miss ruins the attempt). The bonebreak attack deals automatic critical damage on a successful hit, and if the attack roll indicates and confirms critical damage, it does damage as if the critical modifier were one step up (2x would be 3x, 3x 4x, etc)

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Skill Selection: Pick a number of skills equal to 4 + Int modifier.

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Playing a Brood Warrior[edit]

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Brood Warriors in the World[edit]

{{The life of a Brood is generally that of isolation and wariness. Those who survived Myria's genocide are raised knowing that they survived through luck and cowardice, and the number of Brood warriors are so few that most are content to continue surviving through luck and cowardice. Life is a constant struggle to keep one's true nature hidden, for fear that once trusted friends will turn away once the dragon within bears its fangs.}}

The Brood pose too great a danger to the world. Our power...our very existence threatens it. We cause war and chaos wherever we go...
—Teepo, Brood, Brood Warrior

Notables: Ryu is a Brood Warrior who was come to surprising prominence over the years. He is one of the few Brood to venture from isolation and virtually the only one to join with those of other races and willingly display his Ascension in battle. Teepo is a Brood who has betrayed his kind. Once a dear childhood friend of Ryu, he was swayed over the years by Myria's words of how inherently dangerous and destructive his kind are. He now follows her unquestioningly and seeks nothing less than the complete suppression of what is left of his race.

Organizations: Most of the Brood were eradicated by the followers of the goddes Myria thousands of years ago. Those few Brood who managed to survive either congregate in isolated, self-sufficient communities far from civilization or wander alone among other races. There are no public Brood organizations.

NPC Reactions: Since virtually no Brood survived Myria's genocide, the belief of most NPCs who have heard of the Brood will be that they are either extinct or completely mythical. Attempting to convince them as such without actually Ascending will be exceedingly difficult, requiring a successful Charisma check at a base penalty of -3, a Bluff check with +10 to the DC, or other similar methods. The exception to this rule are Guardians. A Guardian can immediately identify a Brood with a successful Will save when in the presence of one, which is made automatically whenever the Brood and the Guardian are within twenty feet of one another. Guardians, as Myria's servants, always treat known Brood with distrust at best and open hostility at worst. Any Guardian who would considers themselves a true servant of Myria will never allow a Brood to live. Whether they are killed immediately or later is often a trivial matter, however.

Brood Warrior Lore[edit]

Characters with ranks in Knowledge (History), Knowledge (Arcana), or Knowledge (Religion) can research Brood Warriors to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.

<-the appropriate skills->
DC Result
5 The Brood were a race of humans with the power to turn themselves into fearsome dragons. If they ever existed at all, they were all wiped out by the followers of the goddess Myria thousands of years ago.
10 Brood were said to access their power through powerful crystallizations of mana known as "genes". Each gene provides a different attribute when used in the Brood Warrior's transformation - different combinations can create vastly different dragons. Genes are exceedingly rare. If a living Brood were ever encountered, it would doubtless to nearly anything to acquire one.
15 It is said by some of the more well-traveled sort that a handful of Brood survive. They speak of far flung settlements of Brood survivors, far from civilization. Who knows what arcane secrets might be found if these towns could be infiltrated successfully?.
20 Rumors abound recently of one particular Brood Warrior who has not only emerged from isolation, but joined with one of Myria's most trusted Guardians and is journeying on a pilgrimage to confront her face to face about the murder of his people.

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