Shadow priest (3.5e Class)
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- 1 shadow priest
- 1.1 Making a shadow priest
- 1.2 Campaign Information
The shadow priests deal mind damage, sap the wills of their enemies in combat, and can even steal the very essence of the target. These mages are a sect of forbidden art and not everyone falls within their restrictions.
Making a shadow priest
Primarily a ranged attacker, this class excels at mind attacks, sacrificing defenses for their most powerful mind attacks. They work best with someone in front of them to soak up incoming damage.
Abilities: intellegence is a must for this class because it's what determines what DC others make for your spells, and it's also a good idea to have a strong constitution score, to absorb some of the damage. Also a high wisdom is important for the off chance you fumble. All skills you acquire should be evenly distributed.
Races: mind flayers and war forged are quick masters of this class, due to the formers intelligence and alignment and the latter's constitution, however any class with high intelligence can be a shadow priest.
Alignment: Chaotic neutral (no exceptions).
Starting Gold:6d6×10 gp (210 gp).
Starting Age: As a wizard of the same race.
|1st||+ 0||+0||+0||+2||mind flay (1d6), power word pain, shadow orb 5%|
|2nd||+1||+0||+0||+3||mind lock,mind lash|
|3rd||+1||+1||+1||+3||mind flay (2d6), shadow word misery II|
|4th||+2||+1||+1||+4||shadow orb 10%, shadow form|
|5th||+2||+1||+1||+4||mind flay (3d6),sap strength, vampiric blessing|
|6th||+ 3||+2||+2||+5||mind blast|
|7th||+3||+2||+2||+5||mind flay (4d6),shadow word misery III ,shadow word pain|
|8th||+4||+3||+3||+6||drain health,drain magic|
|9th||+ 4||+3||+3||+6||mind flay (5d6),|
|10th||+5||+4||+4||+7||bonus feat, psykick scream|
|11th||+5||+ 4||+4||+7||mind flay (6d6), steal courage|
|13th||+ 6/+1||+5||+5||+8||mind flay 7d6|
|15th||+7/+2||+6||+6||+9||body minuplation,mind flay(8d6)|
|17th||+8/+3||+7||+7||+10||mind flay (9d6),mind leach|
|18th||+ 9/+4||+8||+8||+11||mind bomb|
|19th||+9/+4||+8||+8||+11||mind fay (10d6)|
Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level) Bluff(CHA), Concentration(CON), Craft(INT), use magic device(cha), Profession(wis), Knowledge(arcana), knowledge(planes), Knowlage(religion), Climb(STR).
All of the following are class features of the shadow priest.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: shadow priests are proficient with simple weapons and light armor
mind flay: The shadow priest's bread and butter, this feature is your most important spell, dealing 1d6 damage. It also gains 1d6 damage every odd level, and this spell can be used as a spell blast or a channeled burst to deal extra damage. For example, a lvl 1-6 character can deal an extra 1d4 damage per round until it's the priests next turn, and this also goes up 1d4 damage per lvl (1-6 1d4, 7-12 2d4,13-20 4d4). However, to have this happen you must make a concentration check; the DC varies 1-6 DC15, 7-12 DC 20, 13-20 DC 25.
shadow word misery: The shadow priest, as a half action, can place a curse on the target and cause 1d3 damage over 4 rounds. As you learn variations the damage increases, rank 1 1d3, rank 2 1d6, rank 3 1d8.
shadow orb: Your DM must role a d%, which has a 5 % chance of spawning a shadow orb. The shadow orb is a shadow elemental; it is tiny and in a ball form, it lasts for 2d4 rounds and can attack with shadow bolt and hit for 1d4 damage. As you have more of a chance to spawn a shadow orb you may also summon 2 of them.
mind lock: When this curse is placed on a spell caster it can block them from casting a spell for the next round. The target gets a Will save (DC 10 + half your class lvl + int mod)
mind lash: Once a day the shadow priest hits the target with such hate he literally hits the brain with a lash of a mental whip and dose 1d12 damage.
shadow form: The shadow priest calls upon the powers of darkness to cover himself in a shadowy veil, thus granting him access to shadow form exclusive abilities, and also grants a +6 to AC.
vampiric blessing: You can place a mark on the target; for each damage you or your party deals your blessing heals everyone for 5% of the damage.
shadow word pain: shadow word pain is an ability that hammers the foe cutting there tendons and slamming on a pressure point deals 1d8 damage ( only useable in shadow from)
drain strength: once per week you can sap your foes strength , cutting it in half.
psykick scream: the priest causes up to 10 enemies to run away in fear for 2 rounds the targets can return to attack after that.
steal courage: the target is feared and loses its senses temporally letting its guard down for will saves can only be used once a day and target gets a will save dc 15
drain magic: once per week you can steal your opponents spell points or power points, you can take 5 thus limiting what they can use per day
drain hp: 3 times a day you can steal 10 of your opponents hp and spread it among your party healing them for 1d6 per player. the target get's a Will save (dc 10+half your class lvl+int mod)
fear: you can look into your opponents soul and instill in them there greatest fear destroying there courage if target is fear less you take 3d6 damage the target get's a Will save (dc 10+half your class lvl+int mod)
drain will: once a day you can look through a attackers soul and destroy there will to fight the target get's a Will save (dc 10+half your class lvl+int mod)
body manipulation: once a day you can take control of a target and have it as your thrall the target gets a will save (dc 10+half your class+int mod)
shadow slip: 4x a day while in shadow form you can phase shift into the shadow plane and back to the plane you originated advoiding a killing blow.( only useable in shadow form)
mind bomb: once a day you place a bomb inside the targets mind and the target gets a will save dc 10 if the target fails a trigger is placed in its mind if the target attacks the brain of the target is ripped out and placed in the hand of the caster.(only useable in shadow form)
feed: you can feed on your targets life force and steal years of there life to enhance yours this ability can only be used 3 times in the course of a year but you literally get the targets vial organs and add them to enhance your own if your twisted enough
if the shadow priest takes any side like good and evil or becomes lawful in any way the shadow priest loses its powers and starts to go back to darkness until the point were the shadow priest dies and gets enveloped by darkness
Epic shadow priest
|22nd||mind flay final (12d6)|
|23rd||shadow word death|
<-number of skill points-> + Int modifier skill points per level.
mind flay final: this is it what your years of training have lead up to you are a master of mind flay. the ability deals 12d6 damage and now deals an extra 1d8 per round dc 30 concentration check
shadow word death:' when a target has 100 hp or less you can kill it with one word pretty epic target gets a will save DC 30
mind sear:' you go into the target's mind buying it with shadow flames this deals 1d6 per round for 4d4 rounds
mind spike:' you create a spike in the targets mind thus hitting him for 4d10 damage the target gets a will save DC 35
mass dispel:' the shadow priest can once a day cast this spell this causes all magic heading into the circle to fissile out it lasts 1d4 rounds
darkness incarnate:' at this point the shadow priest has a veil over his face perementally covering his face and his eyes glow your favorite color, also wings made of shadow grow out of your back and ever were you step you leave shadowy foot prints, this lasts for 3 minuets
mind vision:' the shadow priest looks through the mind of the target and sees through his eyes and can do things to him for 2 minuets
devouring plague :' this curse is placed on the target on a spiffic body part dm's discretion and this curse eats away at the flesh and muscle and once the part is finished the curse is lifted leaving bones the target must make a will save DC 20 or go into shock
medulla attack :' this is the final attack of the shadow priest, and can only be used once a week the priest takes his shadow form and turns it into a living shadow this shadow goes into the target and severs the medulla this ability leaves the priest at 1 hp and priest faints.
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Weapons: shadow priests are proficient with all simple weapons, and proficient with light armor
Skill Selection: Pick a number of skills equal to 4 + Int modifier.
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Playing a Shadow priest
Religion: Shadow priests tend to worship any dark god.
Other Classes: this character is quiet and strong his allies know him as a person not to be underestimated.he also scares the party a little they know that he is chaotic but are unshure who's side he is really on.
Combat: ranged attacker.
Shadow priests in the World
|“||the dark powers i serve grant me incrediable power||”|
|—qul,thum, mindflayer Shadow priest|
Daily Life:Killing bandits protecting the innocent raidding a village not worth the priests time.they tend to study the mind and its extra ordaniry gifts. such as psionics and magic
Notables: derik shadowsong.
Organizations: the temple of the shadow.
NPC Reactions: villagers dont know they exists, nobles fear the stories and mind flayers ally with these creatures to study them or turn them into one of them.dragons are courious of them
<-class name-> Lore
Characters with ranks in <-the appropriate skills-> can research <-pluralized class name-> to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
|5||users of mind effects slowly kill and drag out fights.|
|10||<-not so common knowledge->.|
|15||there abilities come from the shadows.|
|20||some say that they dont draw their powers from the shadow but actually an elder brain.|
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