Gray Elf Paragon (3.5e Racial Paragon Class)
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Gray Elf Paragon
A gray elf who rises above the averages for spell casting.
Making a Gray Elf Paragon
Gray elf paragon are usually good with a more combat focused group because they can be there to back them up, or support their attacks with spells, they can even damage or weaken their enemies for the melee fighters to move in and finish the enemies off.
Abilities: Intelligence, because it allows the gray elf paragon to have more spells. Dexterity, because it gives the gray elf paragon a better armor class because it is generally low. And, Constitution, because it give the gray elf paragon more health in which it is usually low in.
Races: Must be Gray Elf to enter this class.
Starting Gold: 4d6×10 gp (140 gp).
|1st||+0||+0||+2||+2||Eclectic Learning||+1 to existing spellcasting level.|
|2nd||+1||+0||+3||+3||Eclectic Learning||+1 to existing spellcasting level.|
|3rd||+2||+1||+3||+3||Ability boost (Int), Eclectic Learning||+1 to existing spellcasting level.|
All of the following are class features of the gray elf paragon.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A gray elf paragon gains no weapon or armor proficiencies.
Spellcasting: At each class level, you gain new spells per day as if you had also gained a level in wizard if you did not have a level in another spellcasting class before taking this class. You do not, however, gain any other benefit of that class that you would have gained (bonus feats, familiar advancement, and so on). If you took another Intelligence-based arcane spellcasting class prior to this one, you would add these levels to that instead. If you took multiple Intelligence-based arcane spellcasting classes, you must choose one for this to apply to. This essentially means that you add your gray elf paragon class levels to your levels in the chosen class or wizard, and then determine spells per day and caster level accordingly.
Eclectic Learning: At each class level, you may add one spell of any school of magic from a spell list other than your list of spells known, in addition to any spells you would normally gain this level (if any). These spells are now treated as if being on your spell list. This ability is similar to the Warmage's variant ability, Eclectic Learning.
Playing a Gray Elf Paragon
Religion: Gray elf paragon usually find religion a waste of time, but if they do worship a diety they will usually worship Boccob.
Other Classes: Gray elf paragons, because of their supperior spell casting look down n wizards as somewhat less than equals, while they greatly look up to archmages. They have usually have no patience for bards because of their music, but they feel there is some sense in weaving magic through music. Sorceres are completely appaling to them because of their just seeming to know spells instead of having to prepare them and study for hours (they might even be jealous).
Combat: Gray elf paragon usually back up other characters such as fighters and barbarians to increase their attacks with damage. While also dealing damage and immobilizing more potent foes.
Advancement: Since gray elf paragon start out as wizards, they might want to multiclass as a warmage to increase their fighting power, and becoming an archmage can always increase their spellcasting power.
Gray Elf Paragon in the World
|“||Spellcasting is not a gift, it is something that must be worked at for your whole life. Then you can achive every thing!||”|
|—Zialo, gray elf archmage|
Gray elf paragon can be found studying in secluded libraries with archmages and wizards, or they might also be a teacher at a school for wizardry. Most any where there powerful spellcasting is useful.
Daily Life: Mostly, when not adveturing, a gray elf paragon will be studying magic, trying to unravel the secrets of magic.
Notables: Zialo, an archmage, also a gray elf paragon, is the rarely seen headmaster at a well known wizardry school.
Organizations: There are no real formal gatherings of gray elf paragon, but they sometimes meet in small groups to try to unravel some mystery in magic.
NPC Reactions: Usually NPCs, when they meet a gray elf paragon, they will assume that they are just wizards and will treat them like.
Gray Elf Paragon Lore
Characters with ranks in Knowledge (arcana, local) can research gray elf paragon to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
|5||Gray elf paragon are only gray elves.|
|10||Gray elf paragon are not wizards, nor archmages, but something in between.|
|15||Gray elf paragon can cast spells at a higher degree than normal wizards.|
|20||Gray elf paragon get more spells than a normal wizard.|
Gray Elf Paragon in the Game
Gray elf paragon work well as a rising wizard who may have some bit of long forgoten knowledge the PCs are seeking, or he may just be a wise old sage studying the arcane arts in a secluded temple.
Sample Encounter: There are not many fighting scenarios for a gray elf paragon, so, I will not include any.