Talk:Lurker in the Swarm (3.5e Prestige Class)

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Power - 5/5

Wording - 3/5

Formatting - 5/5

Flavor - 4/5

Rating nullified due to lack of reasons given. → Rith (talk) 17:40, 16 July 2009 (MDT)


Power - 4/5: All told, really well balanced. Two issues however. At second level, the Lurker is immune to damage if he is surrounded by a swarm. If this is all damage, then this is severely OP, especially for a class that is so rooted in its ability to have a swarm at all times, doubly so due to its position as a caster class (who tend to be squishy). Maybe make this limited to attacks with weapons and touch spells? It seems odd that things like poison or area of effect spells ("Lets see how well your insects hide you from a fireball!") would be countered. Another issue is that the class must specifically have summon swarm and vampire touch as arcane spells. If anything, this class resembles that of an evil druid more than a wizard. Just remove the arcane requirement and (edit: also, though I understand vampiric touch, something like animate dead or something similar would probably work better as a spell requirement) it should be fine.--Alphacron 19:15, 6 February 2011 (MST)

Wording - 3.5/5: Most of the abilites are well worded except for one thing: Are swarms summoned permanent? If not, how does this class aquire the swarms needed to produce blood honey and nectar? Do they find these obsidian behives as a class feature? For such an integral feature, the means of obtaining these swarms is very unclear. --Alphacron 19:15, 6 February 2011 (MST)

Formatting - 4/5: More interwiki links to these various templates and creatures these bees are supposed to be treated as would be nice (if available). --Alphacron 19:15, 6 February 2011 (MST)

Flavor - 5/5: As previously stated, this seems much more of an evil druid class than a wizard, and a fine one at that. The idea of a person manipulating swarms of insects, undead or no, is a surprisingly original one. --Alphacron 19:15, 6 February 2011 (MST)

The second level ability you're talking about refers to swarm damage. Damage you take for being in the same space as a swarm. The only questions I have are dose it extend to things like negitive energy from bone spiders, or work if he fails to controle a swarm?

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