Talk:Dragonologist (3.5e Prestige Class)
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Balance - 8/10
I did not spot any obvious flaws. The abilities seemed fun. The descriptions of powers seemed appropriate for a 10 level prestige class. As for most prestige classes, I have concerns about how such abilities work in a party, and not just for the character. I honestly expected the dragonologist to make the party better dragon hunters better than if he had stayed a full spellcaster. --Dmilewski 14:07, 8 December 2006 (MST)
Rather than saying "When a new Dragonologist level is gained" and "adds the level of dragonologist to the level of some other spellcasting class" the text should read "At 1st Dragonologist level and every other level after that" and "adds half their Dragonologist level, rounded up" —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kimmuriel (talk • contribs) 04:30, 27 March 2007 (MST). Please sign your posts!
- Fixed. Thanks for bringing this up :). --Green Dragon 22:59, 27 March 2007 (MDT)
Flaws abound in this prestige class.
First, which I believe to be the most important, there is no possible way that you could explain getting the Draconic Knowledge feat from the Draconomicon. The feat specifically lists as a prerequisite that you need to be a True-Dragon. Nothing short of that will let you get that feat. Next, I will point out the "Hide and Seek" ability. You give no rational reason why it takes a full day of research to locate dragons withing a mile/Dragonologist level, nor do you say why it costs 100 GP(pointless by the way). The rest really speaks for itself once you actually look at the class. For a normal prestige class, you are giving up some things yes, but usually for benefits that outweigh the sacrifices. For this class, there is nothing like that. You decided to just look at something and say, "Oh hey, this looks good, I'll use it." There is no basis for this to ever be considered a playable prestige class, whether in a group of friends or not. Nobody in their right mind would see how this would benefit them at all. This prestige class gives you nothing useful whatsoever. I'm sorry for ranting on so much, I just felt that my voice needed to be heard. Thanks for your time.