Talk:Mail'd Mage (3.5e Prestige Class)

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Pronounced meyl*ed meyj (Male Ed Mage), this prestige class is an adaptation of Hhernandez's 'Battlemage,' as I am not knowledgeable (or arrogant) enough to simply revise his entry to balance it (despite its low review rating). Thank you.

* Class abilities Mail Bonding Ritual and Mail Enhancements are humorous, but exist because I couldn't think of a better alternative. Please suggest alternatives.

* Please evaluate whether or not I've appropriately recognized/cited copyrights & credit in the article proper.

* Please weigh-in on the older version versus newer version debate below.

PROGRESSION DEBATE[edit]

Though not shown here, there has been some debate over the progression of the class in terms of whether or not it is underpowered or overpowered. PLEASE leave a comment on which progression seems the more balanced and appropriate for a prestige class if you have the ability to critically discern which is superior.

OLDER VERSION

Table: The Mail'd Mage

Hit Die: d8

Level Base
Attack
Bonus
Saving Throws Arcane Failure
Reduction
Special Spells per Day/Spells Known
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +2 +0 +0 5% Armored Vigilance, Mail Bonding Ritual +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
2nd +1 +3 +0 +0 10% Mail Enhancement 1/–
3rd +2 +3 +1 +1 15% +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
4th +2 +4 +1 +1 20% Arcane Recovery 1/day
5th +3 +4 +1 +1 25% Mail Enhancement 2/– +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
6th +3 +5 +2 +2 30% Endurance, Bonus Feat
7th +4 +5 +2 +2 35% Campaigner +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
8th +4 +6 +2 +2 40% Mail Enhancement 3/–
9th +5 +6 +3 +3 45% +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
10th +5 +7 +3 +3 50% Arcane Recovery 2/day, Bonus Feat


NEWER VERSION

Table: The Mail'd Mage

Hit Die: d8

Level Base
Attack
Bonus
Saving Throws Arcane Failure
Reduction
Special Spells per Day/Spells Known
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +2 +0 +0 5% Armored Vigilance+, Mail Bonding Ritual +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
2nd +1 +3 +0 +0 10% Mail Enhancement 1/–
3rd +2 +3 +1 +1 15% Endurance+ +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
4th +2 +4 +1 +1 20% Arcane Recovery 1/day +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
5th +3 +4 +1 +1 25% Mail Enhancement 2/–
6th +3 +5 +2 +2 30% Bonus Feat +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
7th +4 +5 +2 +2 35% Campaigner+ +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
8th +4 +6 +2 +2 40% Mail Enhancement 3/–
9th +5 +6 +3 +3 45% Bonus Feat +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
10th +5 +7 +3 +3 50% Arcane Recovery 2/day +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

+: If the mail'd mage already possesses this feat, he or she may instead gain a substitute Armor or Shield feat.

IDEAS[edit]

* I'm thinking about changing the first bonus feat to the 'Armor Focus' Feat and changing the second bonus feat to the 'Tower Shield Proficiency' feat.

* If common consensus is that this build is too powerful, I may have the mail'd mage sacrifice spell slots to perform the Mail Bonding Ritual depending on the heaviness of the armor (light = level 2 spell slot, medium = level 4 spell slot, heavy = level 6 spell slot). That might be overkill though, I'm not sure. Any comments? Cthulhu Kid 00:33, 19 January 2011 (MST)

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