Saint (3.5e Prestige Class)

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To become the greatest living embodiment of good I was reborn, by sacrificing myself
—Ceri, Saint of the Sacred Realm

Story of Contradans

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The one who would give his life to save another is a qualifier for this class. The devotion to life is the saint's main priority. He is an embodiment of good, the greatest of healers and the loyalest of friends.

Becoming a Saint[edit]

One may wish to become a saint for the purpose of healing others; however, if the saint ever uses any powers weapons, spells or objects of any kind that oppose his/her deity, he/she will lose the power of being a Saint.

Entry Requirements
Alignment: Any Good
Abilities: wis 15+, str 13+
Special: The ability to cast divine spells from the second level
Base Bonus Attack: +5

Table: The Saint

Hit Die: d8

Level 5 Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Spellcasting
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +0 +0 +2 Holy Hands +1 existing divine spellcaster level
2nd +2 +0 +0 +3 Distance Rights +1 existing divine spellcaster level
3rd +3 +1 +1 +3 Teleport, Expose Demon +1 existing divine spellcaster level
4th +4 +1 +1 +4 Barrier, Incorruptible +1 existing divine spellcaster level
5th +5 +1 +1 +4 Heavenly Shield +1 existing divine spellcaster level
6th +6/+1 +2 +2 +5 Eleison, Undead Begone +1 existing divine spellcaster level
7th +7/+2 +2 +2 +5 Holy Proclamation +1 existing divine spellcaster level
8th +8/+3 +2 +2 +6 Exorcise +1 existing divine spellcaster level
9th +9/+4 +3 +3 +6 Halo +1 existing divine spellcaster level
10th +10/+5 +3 +3 +7 Eternus +1 existing divine spellcaster level

Class Skills (6 + Int modifier per level)
Appraise (Int), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (nobility) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis), and Spellcraft (Int).

Class Features[edit]

Some of the skills require favor, favor can be generated by the saint when praying (while praying he is immobile, and can have little to no sound present). The Saint's favor limit is 20.

  • The saint gains favor at a rate of 1pt per 5 minutes of prayer. Or when in a church of a good deity 1pt per minute.
  • The points are not taken away when a day ends nor are they granted.

The saint is an identifiable priest. One walking down the street could know that. He is well respected by any God fearing or believing people. Soldiers obey him as readily as their commanders. His opinion is said to sway many King's decisions and is a demanded member of the court. Kings like to have Gods on their side. Since he is pure, and doing untrustworthy or unacceptable things is not in his nature, a Saint CANNOT:

  • Lie
  • Cheat
  • Steal
  • Commit forgery
  • Use Poison
  • Use tainted or cursed artifacts

He can do none of these things unless he must do one of such things to save a life of another.

He can provide however:

  • Sanctuary (A place of refuge where police jurisdiction is negligible)

Spellcasting: At each level, you gain new spells per day and an increase in caster level (and spells known, if applicable) as if you had also gained a level in a spellcasting class to which you belonged before adding the prestige class level. You do not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. If you had more than one divine spellcasting class before becoming a Saint, you must decide to which class to add each level for the purpose of determining spells per day, caster level, and spells known.

Holy Hands (Ex): Holy Hands allows the saint to heal for +2 per die rolled when touch healing somebody.

Distanced Rites (Ex): The Saint has gained enough favor to use any beneficial touch spell at a distance 10 ft +5ft/St. Level.

Teleport (Sp): Allows the Saint to teleport up to 1 mile, this ability can be used as a standard action.

  • Costs 3 favor

Expose Demon (Ex): A Saint of this level has the ability to recognize when a person is possessed or under the influence of a spell by making a spot check. He cannot dispel the demon but he can find where it came from. This DC is equal to the demon's HD.

Barrier (Sp): Now the Saint has the ability to conjure a barrier that has HP equal to double the amount of Favor he wishes to use upon conjuring it.

Incorruptable (Ex): The Saint has acquired enough divine providence to be immune to mind control and demonic/spell induced possessions.

Heavenly Shield (Sp): Heavenly shield is a touch move that when used on another protects that person from being attacked by more than one enemy per round.

  • Costs 7 Favor

Eleison (Ex): When using any heal spell, the saint adds his total HD to the amount healed. (For example, Evella, a Cleric 5/Saint 3, has a total HD of 8. When she uses a heal spell, 8 more health is restored.)

Undead Begone (Ex): The Saint can take no damage from undead.

Holy Proclamation (Ex):

  • Increases Favor limit to 40
  • +4 bonus to the Charisma score

Exorcise (Sp): The saint can banish any ghosts, spirits or spells that possess a being. The saint can expel evil beings who inhabit bodies not originally their own. This process takes 10 minutes per HD of the creature being exorcised and the evil being must make a will save equal to 10 + Saint Level or be destroyed outright.

  • Costs 10 Favor

Halo (Ex): He has almost completed his path to enlightenment and now a Halo is evident above this character's head. Pure now, the Saint is immune to many things:

  • Necromatic Spells
  • Sneak attacks
  • Penalties to his ability scores
  • Poison effects
  • Can no longer be affected by Taint

Further more, the Saint can:

  • Gains a bonus feat.
  • Speak in any language.
  • In battle, every ally around him (10ft radius) gains Regeneration 1.

Eternus (Ex): Fully enlightened, the Saint now has no favor limit, he has become the being he prays to. This representation of purity can Perform miracles such as:

  • Walking on water
  • Surviving a death sentence
  • Make more food out of very little
  • He will not age or die of age

If he dies, he may:

  • Be reborn by a priest for free.
  • His body will never rot and cannot be resurrected as an undead.
  • His body cannot be damaged or stolen.
  • He may be reborn if left in a good church for a week.

Campaign Information[edit]

Playing a Saint[edit]

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Combat: Little combat ever used, but is a very capable support.

Advancement: Any good, or healing classes are welcome to the Saints

Resources: A number of Churches respect the saints above all. All Good deity worshipers show much respect for saints.

Saint Lore[edit]

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

Knowledge (Nobility OR Religion)
DC Result
11 They worship no deity rather, all that is good
16 They have extraordinary powers in healing and even teleportation
21 They are weak to corrupt artifacts, if a saint were to use one, his sainthood would be lost.
26 They are the Perfect counter for Tainted Sorcerers and Lords of Power

Saints in the Game[edit]

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Sample Encounter: <-DM placement for NPC of this class->

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