RingWraith (3.5e Class)
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Typically known as Nazgûl these men hae been either enslaved, cursed, or have been loyal servants of Sauron transformed into mystical creatures bent on finding The One Ring. Ringwraiths are typically best with DPS due to their Screech and Morgul-blades, but they can tank if their HP and Dex will support it.
Making a Ringwraith
Ringwraiths gain a -3 to Cha but gain a +3 to Str and Dex, and can use Str instead of Cha for intimidation. The Ringwraiths minus The Witch-king fear the sunlight, as they coud not generally operate in the light. Weak against fire and magic Elven water. Fear of sunlight removed, and weakness against fire and magic Elven water removed
Abilities: Str and Dex are mainly used for Intimidation and combat purposes, but you may or may not want to pick up on that -3 Cha.
Races: Human Males compose the majority of them but any Human-Like races like Dragonblood can be gifted with these abilities. However, you must be male in order to be a Ringwraith.
Alignment: Evil, although it dosen't really matter so long as you're not good, and still serve The Witch-king.
Starting Gold: You don't get a pay check, but you can start with 1-100g at levels 1-10, and 100-1000g as a level 11-20+.
Starting Age: As Fighter.
|Saving Throws||Special||Spells per Day|| Power
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|1st||1||2||0||0||Summon: Dark Horse Mount, Wraith Slash: +1d4 to your next slash, Extra Feat||5||3||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2nd||2||3||0||0||Wraith Thrust: +1d6 to piercing damage/ +1d2 to your next stab||6||4||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|13th||13||8||5||5||Summon: Fell Beast Mount||9||9||9||9||8||6||4||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|15th||15||9||6||6||Expell Animal: Cause fear into an animal forcing it to leave for the rest of the battle (including magical summons)||9||9||9||9||9||8||6||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|16th||16||10||6||6||Mass Fear: Converts all fear based attacks into a mass (4-10 enemies)||9||9||9||9||9||9||7||5||3||—||—||—||—|
|19th||19||12||8||8||3 Extra Feats||9||9||9||9||9||9||9||8||8||8||—||—||—|
|20th||20||12||8||8||Witch-king's blessing: +100 permanent HP, Titans Grip: Allow Dual-wielding of 2 Two Handed Weapons at the cost of -10 per sword damage||9||9||9||9||9||9||9||9||9||9||9||9||9|
Class Skills 2+Int mod ( x4 at the first level)Climb,Craft,Handle Animal,Intimidate,Jump,Knowledge The Planes,Ride,Slight of Hand,Search,Spot,Swim.
All of the following are class features of the Ringwraith.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: All Two-Handed Swords, Restricted to Nazgûl Robes only, Bows, Daggers, Poison darts.
Special: Sense Ring: Search 1/4th of the continent for The One Ring; 1/2 the continent at level 15+, Morgul-blade: Your Morgul-blade pierces the target and breaks off inside the wound. The wound closes up; and the blade works its way toward the heart, or any heart-like feature (1d12 rounds, 1d4 at level 16), Invisibility: As a Nazgûl, your body is invisible to all but the Witch-king. Only at Level 20 can you obtain the magical force which blocks almost all blades form attacking your face. However, you obtain said force any ways, but this can only stop up to enchanted blades. This does not affect your gear or weapons., Telepathic Communication: RESTRICTED Other Ringwraiths and The Witch-king only, Sense Blood: Smell blood around the map,
Spells: Ringwraith Spells/Abilities:
1st— Black Breath Mild: 1d8 rounds of unconsciousness/ bad dreams/ agitation when awoken, Nazgûl Screech: 2d10 sonic damage (1d4 chance stun and fear)
2nd— Ring Resurrection: Force-Equip a ring onto a Male Human/Human-like race and Transform them into a Ringwraith
3rd— Fear: Fears an enemy for 1d6 rounds
4th— Black Breath Severe: Deep Despair & Drowsiness/Immediate or gradual Knock out/Hallucination-like nightmares/deep unconsciousness/hypothermia/death after a few days. (only treatable by Athelas)
5th— Greater Nazgûl Screech: Like Nazgûl Screech but now 4d20 Sonic damage (1d2 chance stun and fear),
6th— Dark Ritual: Cast a shadow beam into a circle with 8 other Ringwraiths to sacrifice The Witch-king with The One Ring and resurrect Sauron
7th— Chain of Command: Equip The Witch-king's Helmet and Transform into The Witch-king
8th— Rift of The Nine: Creates a Portal to teleport anywhere (RESTRICTED to Ringwraiths only), Ignite: Sets all buildings ablaze in a 9 square line (1d12 damage for 2d12 turns)
9th— Watch Tower's Gaze: Sets a beacon at will to a designated location and summons Uruk-hai/Trolls to attack said area
Should you no longer serve the Witch-king by any matter what so ever( including being un-cursed by an angel), you either die by a Dark Implosion (10d20 to any one surrounding you), or get transformed into a human/human-like race with no class (lvl 1, can only be done by an angel). There is usually no way back in, other that Wish (epic level wish only), Darkest Reincarnation ( like true resurrection), or re-applying the curse of the Witch-king.
Human Ringwraith (level 5)Starting Package
Weapons: Morgul-blade (long sword 1d12 dam, enchanted), Black Bow (1d12 dam,120 ft, 1d4 chance on hit: silence for 1d8 rounds), 20 arrows.
Armor: Nazgûl Robes (+2 AC even at level 1, +2 AC per 4 levels).
Read up on Nazgûl from LotR.
Playing a Ringwraith
Religion: Sauron and all his evilness.
Other Classes: If with The Ring Destroyers: "A Nazgûl, kill it quick!". If with The Ring Guardians: (Orc/Uruk-hai): Finally, a decent blade!" (Fellow Ringwraith/Sauron/The Witch-king): Find The Ring, and protect it. Then deliver it to The Witch-king so he may revive Sauron.
Purpose: Delivering The Ring to The Witch-king so that he may revive Sauron. In this world, Sauron must be revived by sacrificing The Witch-king, and The Ring at Sauron's Throne. A new Witch-king must then be selected by equipping his helmet onto a Nazgûl.
Advancement: Equipping The Witch-king's Helmet at Level 20 and becoming The Witch-king as a multi-class. Otherwise there is no multi-classing allowed as a Ringwraith.
Ringwraiths in the World
|“||Nine for the mortal men, doomed to die. ~Sauron.||”|
Daily Life: Hunting for The One Ring.
Notables: The Witch-king Level 20 Ringwraith/ Level 20 Witch-king.
Organizations: The Nine.
NPC Reactions: Read Character Interactions.
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Ringwraiths in the Game
they are the hunters of The Witch-king, and are his loyal servants. These warriors seek out The One Ring across the and to return it to their master.
Sample Encounter: As you head down the road you see a hooded man fighting a Human Fighter. You quickly identify the Human as a warrior of Gondor, and the hooded man as a Ringwraith. Drawing your blade, you head in to help <insert decision here> further aiding their cause.