Meta-magic Mystic Theurge (3.5e Prestige Class)
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Meta-magic Mystic Theurge
|“||The true nature of the weave reveals itself to its faithful seekers||”|
|—lei wu long, Half Elf, Meta-magic Mystic Theurge, A Kormir bards anecdotes|
The Meta-magic Mystic Theuge are seekers of knowledge for whom divine and magical power flow from the same source.
Often chosen of their deities, Meta-magic Mystic Theuges are guided by the scriptures of their deities and the study of the mysteries of magic.
The calling to Meta-magic Mystic Theurge occurs at a late stage in an individual’s life. Most Meta-magic Mystic Theurge spend years honing their arcane skills and practicing their religion prior to being called to the path. Meta-magic Mystic Theurge are limited to deities which govern the realms of magic. Those individuals with sufficient dedication and focus required to become Meta-magic Mystic Theurge’s are often considered chosen of the deities order. Renowned for their knowledge of all things magical Meta-magic Mystic Theurge are sought after as advisors and professors for the arcane arts.
Becoming a Meta-magic Mystic Theurge
This class is typically chosen by Mage/Cleric multiclass characters including Mystic Theurges. Intelligence, Wisdom and Charisma are the Meta-magic Mystic Theurge most important attributes.
To qualify to become a Meta-magic Mystic Theuge, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
|Base Attack Bonus:||None.|
|Skills:||Spellcraft 10 ranks, Knowledge (arcana) 6 ranks, Knowledge (religion) 6 ranks.|
|Feats:||Turn or Rebuke Undead and at least one Meta-magic feat.|
|Spellcasting:||Able to cast 3nd-level divine spells and 3nd-level arcane spells.|
|Patron:||Magically inclined deity e.g. Mystra or Eye of Vecna.|
|Saving Throws||Special||Spellcasting or Manifesting||Spells per Day|
|1st||+0||+0||+0||+2||Turn or Rebuke Undead, Divine Meta-magic||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2nd||+1||+0||+0||+3||Bonus Meta-magic Feat||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|3rd||+1||+1||+1||+3||Improved Metamagic||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|4th||+2||+1||+1||+4||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|5th||+2||+1||+1||+4||Extra Turning||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|6th||+3||+2||+2||+5||Improved Metamagic||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|7th||+3||+2||+2||+5||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|8th||+4||+2||+2||+6||Bonus Meta-magic Feat||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|9th||+4||+3||+3||+6||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|10th||+5||+3||+3||+6||Extra Turning||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level)
|11th||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|12th||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class, Bonus Meta-magic Feat|
|13th||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|14th||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|15th||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class, Extra Turning|
|16th||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class, Bonus Meta-magic Feat|
|17th||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|18th||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|19th||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class/+1 level of existing divine spellcasting class|
|20th||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class, Bonus Meta-magic Feat, Extra Turning|
All of the following are class features of the Meta-magic Mystic Theuge.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Meta-magic Mystic Theuge’s gain no proficiency with any weapon or armor.
Spellcasting: When an odd-numbered Meta-magic Mystic Theurge level is gained, the character gains new spells per day as if he had also gained a level in any one arcane spellcasting class he belonged to before he added the prestige class and any one divine spellcasting class he belonged to previously. When an even-numbered Meta-magic mystic theurge level is gained, the character gains new spells per day as if he had also gained a level in any one arcane spellcasting class he belonged to before he added the prestige class. He does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. This essentially means that he adds the level of Meta-magic Mystic Theurge to the level of whatever other arcane spellcasting class and if applicable divine spellcasting class the character has, then determines spells per day and caster level accordingly. If a character had more than one arcane spellcasting class or more than one divine spellcasting class before he became a Meta-magic Mystic Theurge, he must decide to which class he adds each level of Meta-magic Mystic Theurge for the purpose of determining spells per day.
Turn or Rebuke Undead (Su): Levels in Meta-magic Mystic Theuge stack with any other class levels that provide Turning or Rebuking.
Divine Meta-magic: Meta-magic Mystic Theuges can use Turn or Rebuke Undead attempts per day to reduce Meta-magic spell level adjustments. One Turn or Rebuke attempt per day can be used to reduce the Meta-magic spell slot increase by 1.
Meta-magic Feat: Meta-magic Mystic Theuges gain an additional Meta-magic feat in level 2 and level 8.
Improved Metamagic: The spell slot modifier of all the character’s metamagic feats is reduced by one level, to a minimum of +1. This feat has no effect on metamagic feats whose spell slot modifier is +1 or less. A character can gain this feat multiple times. The effects stack, though a character can’t reduce any metamagic feat’s spell slot modifier to less than +1.
Extra Turning: Meta-magic Mystic Theuge’s gain the extra turning feat at lv 5 and lv 10. Each time the Meta-magic Mystic Theuges gains this feat, he can use his ability to turn or rebuke creatures four more times per day than normal.
The epic Meta-magic Mystic Theuge gains a bonus feat (selected from the list of epic Meta-magic Mystic Theuge feats) levels 12, 16, 20 and every 4 levels therafter.
Epic Meta-magic Mystic Theuges Bonus Feat List: Augmented Alchemy, Automatic Quicken Spell, Automatic Silent Spell, Automatic Still Spell, Combat Casting, Craft Epic Magic Arms and Armor, Craft Epic Rod, Craft Epic Staff, Craft Epic Wondrous Item, Efficient Item Creation, Enhance Spell, Epic Spell Focus, Epic Spell Penetration, Epic Spellcasting, Familiar Spell, Forge Epic Ring, Ignore Material Components, Improved Combat Casting, Improved Heighten Spell, Improved Metamagic, Improved Spell Capacity, Intensify Spell, Multispell, Permanent Emanation, Scribe Epic Scroll, Spell Focus, Spell Knowledge, Spell Mastery, Spell Penetration Spell Stowaway, Spell Opportunity, Spontaneous Spell, Tenacious Magic. In addition to the feats on this list, the Meta-magic Mystic Theuge may select any item creation feat or metamagic feat not listed here.
Ex-Meta-magic Mystic Theuges
A Meta-magic Mystic Theuge who grossly violates the code of conduct required by his god loses all divine spells and class features. He cannot thereafter gain levels as a divine spellcaster of that god until he atones (see the atonement spell description).
Playing a Meta-magic Mystic Theuge
Combat: The Meta-magic Mystic Theuge keeps to the rear of the battle supporting allies with their divine spells while casting devastating Meta-magic enhanced spells against their foes.
Advancement: Any magic focused prestige class.
Resources: Meta-magic Mystic Theuge has access to libraries and temples of their deities order. Meta-magic Mystic Theuge will often collaborate with other magic practitioners to increase their knowledge of the arcane.
Meta-magic Mystic Theuges in the World
|“||Research without fieldwork is equivalent to learning to swim in a puddle||”|
Meta-magic Mystic Theuge’s devotion to Magic and understanding the weave borderlines on the obsessive. Acolytes have been known to come close to starvation, forgetting to take in sustenance during prolonged periods of research.
A Meta-magic Mystic Theuge will often rationalize any and all dangers in pursuit of their greater goal, to increase their understanding of their deity by increasing their knowledge of magical forces.
NPC Reactions: Reactions to Meta-magic Mystic Theuge depend largely on their deity and range from respect to fear.
Meta-magic Mystic Theuges in the Game
Meta-magic Mystic Theuges encounters can happen within city walls, in the depths of dungeons or in distant planes. Meta-magic Mystic Theuges are frequently accompanied by other members of their faith including clerics and paladins.
High level Meta-magic Mystic Theuges often act as advisors to local leaders.
Adaptation: The Meta-magic Mystic Theuges fits well in most campaigns. Campaigns where magic as scarce or rare may be unbalanced by the presence of the Meta-magic Mystic Theuge.
Sample Encounter: Random encounter while travling beween planes or flying inbeween major cities. Level 11 Meta-magic Mystic Theuge (3 Wizard, 3 Cleric, 2 Mystic Theuge, 3 Meta-magic Mystic Theuge) Encounter will typically include 1d2 Level 7 Clerics and on rare occasions a level 8 Paladin or Death Knight.