Talk:Direfrost Knight (3.5e Prestige Class)

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Rating[edit]

I confess, I was young and naive when I gave this rating, and now that I am more in-touch with an enlightened state of 3.5e, I will have to reduce my rating a bit, probably for the worse. -- Jota 01:43, 18 July 2009 (MDT)

Power - 5/5 I give this class a 5 out of 5 because it offers an array of powers, none of which are particularly weak (fluff) nor overpowering, while at the same time adding different capabilities to the character. --Jota 00:37, 8 January 2009 (MST)

Power - 3.5/5 - I am adjusting my rating to 3.5 out of 5 because the class lacks a true damage source (Ice Strike is okay, but the BAB isn't full; Ice Beam is skimpy) and the fact that all energy damage from spells gets converted to ice with no way of piercing cold resistance is kind of a buzzkill. I would either up the damage from these two abilities or maybe even throw in +1 spellcaster level every other level or so. -- Jota 01:43, 18 July 2009 (MDT)

Wording - 4/5 I give this class a 4 out of 5 because it is a little skimpy in places and I feel like its just covering the spread, but it is still good. --Jota 00:37, 8 January 2009 (MST)

Formatting - 5/5 I give this class a 5 out of 5 because it covers every aspect of the class creation template, hotlinks in all the appropriate places, and generally makes good use of italics, bolding, and grammar. --Jota 00:37, 8 January 2009 (MST)

Formatting - 4.5/5 - Now a 4.5 given that portions of the preload, such as the NPC are missing. -- Jota 01:43, 18 July 2009 (MDT)

Flavor - 5/5 I give this class a 5 out of 5 because there are a lot of fire-based classes and pyrokinetics-based psionics but there aren't many cold-based classes, especially one that incorporates its background as well as this one. --Jota 00:37, 8 January 2009 (MST)

Flavor - 4.5/5 - Now a 4.5 given that my broader experiences have shown me that fluff can be more than what is here, not to say that what is here is bad, merely that it is minimal. -- Jota 01:43, 18 July 2009 (MDT)

Featured Article Nomination[edit]

No mark.svg.png — This article did not become a featured article. --Green Dragon 10:31, 8 March 2009 (MDT)
Please feel free to re-nominate it once it meets the FA criteria and when all the major issues brought up in this nomination have been dealt with.

I haven't exactly been around too long but I have noticed the change, or lack thereof, in the featured article. I like this class (as evidenced by my ratings of it) and even if it comes to be that this nomination is shot down, I hope it will draw attention to what I think is a novel idea. Anyway, like I said, this seems to be a balanced class that offers an inventive DM or player a different direction. I think ultimately the flavor is what got me. There's nothing eye-popping about any of its abilities but it could make for a very unique villain or character. Jota 01:03, 9 January 2009 (MST)

Support — The class may not be wholly unique but is presented in a proper light and the formatting appears to be well laid out. The only thing I notice is that at the very bottom in the "...in the game" section it says "EL Whatever". I'd change that.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   07:56, 9 January 2009 (MST)

Oppose — This is not ready to become a featured article yet. The image needs to be part of the infobox, the class features need to be links to the class features, a lot more links to the SRD and Publication List need to be added. The epic area needs to be moved below the main table (new format). On a different note no example NPC is present, and I feel a lot of the fluff areas could be expanded upon. Also, I do not see why this class does not continue to gain spells. Yes, it would be overpowering if done on a grain assault, but what if one made the character only able to cast spells with the cold descriptor present? It would be hard to add it in with the flavor, but maybe it could be done within the context of the "cold" energy inside oneself is restricting the casting of non-cold related spells. Or who knows. And because this class is also partly combat-focused (BAB and all) maybe only gain spells every other level. --Green Dragon 10:31, 8 March 2009 (MDT)

Lead-In Class[edit]

Is there any particular class this is optimized to be a prestige class for?

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