Dreadful Rager (3.5e Prestige Class)
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 Dreadful Rager
"Note: This class was developed for extremely powerful and difficult campaigns. As such, it increases in power exponentially rather than in the standard intervals common to many melee classes such as the SRD:Fighter. This class is designed to remain highly competitive at all levels of play but can quickly overshadow any classes not designed for exponential growth such as Wizard Optimization's. Use at your own discretion."
Dreadful Ragers follows a deity of war, they thurst for battles and are bored whenever not in any form of combat. They love fighting stronger and stronger opponents as to test their strength and skills and are not afraid to even turn on a teammate. Their deity of war favors this and gives them strength to perform their feats of war.
 Making a Dreadful Rager
Dreadful Ragers are avatars of destruction and thirst for war, they require strength and fitness to allow them to perform well on the battlefield.
Alignment: Chaotic Evil only
Special: Must give up a previously gained class. Starting Gold: 10gp.
Starting Age: Moderate
|1st||+1||+2||+0||+0||Unholy Retention, Grasping Power|
|2nd||+2||+3||+0||+0||Crater Maker, Wardriven|
|4th||+4||+4||+1||+1||War Lust, Unhindered|
|6th||+6/+1||+5||+2||+2||War Lust, Dreadful Resilience|
|7th||+7/+2||+5||+2||+2||Carnage 14-20/x6, War Sprint|
|8th||+8/+3||+6||+2||+2||War Lust, Mark of the War God|
|9th||+9/+4||+6||+3||+3||Prepared for War, Carnage 13-20/x8|
|11th||+11/+6/+1||+7||+3||+3||Wisdom of War, Carnage 12-20/x10|
|12th||+12/+7/+2||+8||+4||+4||War Lust, Blood Grounds|
|13th||+13/+8/+3||+8||+4||+4||Reaches of War, Carnage 11-20/x12|
|14th||+14/+9/+4||+9||+4||+4||War Lust, Gorg's Revenge|
|16th||+16/+11/+6/+1||+10||+5||+5||War Lust, Sadism|
|17th||+17/+12/+7/+2||+10||+5||+5||Feel the Pain, Carnage 10-20/x16|
|18th||+18/+13/+8/+3||+11||+6||+6||War Lust, Unbounded|
|19th||+19/+14/+9/+4||+11||+6||+6||Life Through War|
|20th||+20/+15/+10/+5||+12||+6||+6||War Lust, Dreadful Absorbtion|
Class Skills (Skill Points 1 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
 Class Features
All of the following are class features of the Dreadful Rager.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Dreadful Rager's are proficient in the use of Simple and Marital Weapons; as well as Light, Medium, and Heavy Armor. They are not proficient with Shield's of any kind.
Unholy Retention (Ex): At first level you must give up a previously gained class. You lose all levels of that class and must take those levels from your character level completely. When you do you replace that class spot with this class. Any diety worshiped be they greater or fallen and all health gained from that class is retained.
Crater Maker (Ex): You can fall any distance and take no damage from the fall or effects from falling as long as you pass a DC 10 of Jump. Also for every 1000ft of falling upon impact all creatures take 3d10 of sonic damage the area and crater size is 5ft radius/100ft of falling and 2ft deep/100ft of falling. All creatures must make a Fortitude save DC 10 + Dreadful Rager's Strength + 1 per 100ft of falling distance or be blown back 80 ft from current location.
No Escape (Ex): You let out a mighty roar drawing all attention to you, however when you do this all enemies within your shouting distance must make a Will save DC 10 + character level + Strength + 1/2 Wisdom modifier or be stuck in place for 1/10 of Strength modifier of the Dreadful Rager. Immunity to fear effects do not bypass this, any abilities, spells, class traits, or skills that would allow them to move such as teleport or Freedom of Movement do not give the enemies the ability to bypass this ability.
Unhindered (Ex): The Dreadful Rager can move as if under a permanent Freedom of Movement spell.
Carnage (Ex): The Dreadful Rager's thirst for war and destruction causes him to leave carnage everywhere he goes. His crit range and threat is increased everytime he gains this class feat. This overides any on the weapon and any crit range and threat given by any other feats, abilities, spells and traits.
War Sprint (Ex): Your base land speed is increased to 2x your current.
Mark of the War God (Ex): Through battles you gain a distinguishing mark. Everytime you encounter a large battle such as a siege or pillage if you succeed you may pick a mark. Absolution The Dreadful Rager is absolute in his quest of destruction. He gains +2 to his Constitution score each time he picks this mark.
Bold The Dreadful Rager is very bold about his abilities and has faith in his power. He gains +2 to his Charisma score each time he picks this mark.
Chaotic The Dreadful Rager is very unpredictable and hard to control. He gains +10 to DC saves against mind-altering and mind-controlling effects each time he picks this mark.
Deadly The Dreadful Rager is exceedingly deadly on the battlefield. He gains +5 to attack and damage rolls each time he picks this mark.
"Daring The Dreadful Rager is not frightened by the outcome of his actions, sometimes he enjoys them. He gains a +10 to all skills using Strength and Dexterity as their ability modifiers each time he picks this mark.
Juggernaught The Dreadful Rager is near impossible to stop in he gets started. He gains +2 to natural armor each time he picks this mark.
Precise The Dreadful Rager is very precise with his strikes. He gains +2 to Dexterity each time he gains this mark.
Pridefull The Dreadful Rager takes pride in his power. He gains +5 to Initiative rolls each time he picks this mark.
Unstoppable The Dreadful Rager's power is nearly unstoppable. The Dreadful Rager gains +10 to Strength and +5 to Constitution each time he gains this mark. The Dreadful Rager may only choose this mark after a raid and only if he himself killed 100 or more enemies.
Prepared for War (Ex): The Dreadful Rager is constantly prepared for battle and acts as if under a constant Haste spell.
Wisdom of War (Ex): The Dreadful Rager has been enough battles to know how to strike his enemies. All damage dealt by a melee weapon the Dreadful Rager wields is considered to strike the targets weakness, for example instead of his weapon dealing slashing damage against and undead it deals bludgeoning and instead of cold to a creature with cold immunity it would deal fire damage. This allows the Dreadful Rager to bypass damage reductions.
Blood Grounds (Ex): The Dreadful Rager destroys battle grounds to the point of flooding the field with blood. A Dreadful Rager may use a teleport like ability to move around faster while in and out of battle. In battle as long as he can see the area he can teleport there. While out of battle he must have been there to teleport there.
Reaches of War (Ex): Your influence on the battlefield is so strong that it increase the reach of your equipped weapons. As a free action, your melee attacks are treated as having their reach increased by 70ft + 5ft per Dreadful Rager level for the duration of the current round. This extended reach is treated as force and includes all damage that is currently dealt without using this skill. This can be used a number of times per day equal to your Strength Modifier.
Sadism (Ex): You enjoy other's pain so much it heals you. During any round in which you succesfully dealt damage with a melee attack, as a swift action you are able to heal for 50% of your maximum hit points. This requires 1d4 rounds of cooldown.
Feel The Pain (Ex): Your critical attacks cause other enemies to feel the pain. All enemies with-in 50ft of target are dealt half of the damage dealt by the critical hit.
Life Through War (Ex): You live for war and therefore are given life for war. Three times a day you may day and return to full health again with all negative effects removed.
Dreadful Absolution (Ex): Your absolution to win wars and conquer is unmatched. You may summon a barrier for 10 rounds the barrier absorbs 100% of all damage. While Dreadful Absolution is active any attack roll you make is treated as a natural 20, however your critical multiplier and threat range are halved as long as Dreadful Absolution remains active. You can use this ability once per combat. At the end of the Dreadful Absolution you become axhausted for the duration of the current encounter
 Epic Dreadful Rager=
|21st||Wings of War|
|22nd||Epic War Lust|
|23rd||Epic Mark of the War God|
|24th||Epic War Lust|
|25th||War Armor 20/-|
|26th||Epic Crater Maker|
|27th||Epic War Sprint|
|28th||Epic War lust|
|29th||War Armor 30/-|
|30th||Wings of Blood, Epic Carnage 9-20/x18|
2 + Int modifier skill points per level.
Wings of War (Ex): The God of War bestows upon you the Wings of War as to speed you to the battlefield and into the skies. You can summon large black angel wings and gain a flight speed of 200 feet (perfect). These wings can be summoned and dismissed at-will.
War Armor (Ex): You have been in several wars and battles that your skin has grown as hard as armor. You gain +20 Damage Reduction against all forms of damage. This bonus increases by +10 every four levels thereafter.
Epic Crater Maker (Ex): Like Crater Maker but increases the damage die to 3d12.
Epic War Sprint (Ex): You baseland speed is now 3x the original.
Epic War Lust (Ex): The bonus you gain from War Lust is now +8 instead of +4.
Wings of Blood (Ex): At will you may summon at will four gargantuan crimson wings giving you a flying speed of 350 (perfect).
 Human Dreadful Rager Starting Package
Armor: Scale Mail
Skill Selection: Pick a number of skills equal to 2 + Int modifier.
Feat: Weapon Focus
Bonus Feats: Power Attack.
Gear: Standard Adventurer's Kit.
 Dreadful Rager Lore
Characters with ranks in Knowledge (local) can research the Dreadful Rager's to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
|5||They are very deadly fighters.|
|10||They can nearly unstoppable on the battlefield.|
|15||They can often ascend into demi wargods.|
|20||Eventually they themselves becomes a god of war.|