Talk:Combat Pacifist (3.5e Prestige Class)

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A friendly, but harsh string of suggestions[edit]

Rating[edit]

Power - <<<1>>>/5 I give this class a <<<One>>> out of 5 because <<<the class was way too overpowerered. The class has it's restrictions, but an extra level??? That's More hit die added, more feats, more BAB, saves, abilities, etc. In addition to the class benefits of this class. It needs some revising, rather than just adding lazy "extra level" perhaps giving it specific abilities such as charm and stunning abilities- anything to prevent violence or to pacify the target without harming them. You could split the class into separate sub-fields, where each different "class types" gain abilities accordingly. A wizard may have an aura based on their specialization- sleep aura for enchantment, strength draining aura for necromancy (doesn't hurt them), or a sanctuary like ability for abjuration. You could even have the auras improve and broaden out as they gain in levels. A Paladin may gain an ability that forces his target "into the light", as a helmet of opposite alignment sort of thing.>>> --173.245.55.86 00:23, 27 July 2011 (MDT)

+1 level of existing class is only the abilities of the previous class. You're not familiar with DND standards; reference: Uncanny Trickster in the Complete Scoundrel. X3

Wording - <<<2>>>/5 I give this class a <<<Three>>> out of 5 because <<<The description is fine (although it could use more detail), but many aspects are... strange. For example- any two skills? Auto hypnosis?? Why not require ranks in diplomacy and concentration? Also, It may be better to require a feat such as Vow of Nonviolence and give an ability at first level that lets them convert all damage to nonlethal (undead and constructs are fair game!) and perhaps let them take the vow of peace later on as a bonus feat. Also, the name is a little contradictory. Combat Pacifist? A pacifist seeks to avoid harm by any means possible (hence the ranks in diplomacy suggestion. I am dissapointed with how the class was built. It is more of a vow-type class than a straight pacifistic class. The class itself does not have abilities to match the overall feel of the class. Saving throws, BAB, and HD are all fine. You may want to add a bonus to caster level for each level, for casters that become pacifists. Of course, that would only apply if they already had spellcasting capabilities.>>> --173.245.55.86 00:23, 27 July 2011 (MDT)

Flavor - <<<3>>>/5 I give this class a <<<Three>>> out of 5 because <<<The class had a good start, but it was nothing new or interesting. It needs flavor, something to make it it's own class. How the class currently works is you shoot up in levels while taking various vows. The class doesn't fit the description, and for the power it gives the cost is way too little. A pacifistic person is not as much of a drawback as you may think it is.>>> --173.245.55.86 00:23, 27 July 2011 (MDT)

A Good Idea[edit]

I like where this was going. It seems to be an attempt at a different kind of Apostle of Peace (BoED).

There are storied heroes, or at least supporting characters, who follow something like this. The soldier who stops killing after experiencing torture but continues to fight for what is right without killing, and so on. reddir (talk) 15:10, 5 February 2014 (MST)

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