Talk:Stranger with the Burning Eyes (3.5e Prestige Class)

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While I love the concept, there is a problem with the class. Spontaneous casting and the ability to cast Magic Jar pretty much means it's a sorceror-only class. Sorcerors don't get Knowledge (Religion), and if you need 9 ranks in it, the requirements are almost cripplingly difficult to meet.

Sister material (Tome of Fiends) to the source material (Tome of Necromancy) introduces a new mechanic for spellcasting, the sphere, and the corresponding class, the conduit of the lower planes, does have Knowledge (Religion) as a class skill. I'm not sure if casting the ninth level options from the sphere mechanic qualifies as fifth level spells, but if it does then 10 levels of conduit with the Voracity sphere make it a logical entry point.
I would also note there are other ways of getting this as well, such as Able Learner, taking a single level in a class that has Knowledge: Religion (since once a skill is a class skill the ranks are then always capped at level + 3, even if they must be purchased at cross-class rates), the Apprenticeship (Devil) feat from the Tome of Fiends, and you could also be a favored soul with the Attune Sphere (Voracity) feat, so it's not so out of reach. -- Jota 06:38, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
It may also be a dig at one of the official WotC sourcebooks--Tome & Blood. I hear it, too, contained PrCs with skill requirements that stuck it to Sorcerors. So, I'll probably verify that when I get a moment. On the up side, feel free to sub K (Arcana) for that. --Genowhirl 11:53, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
All skills in Tome are learned at 1 point per 1 rank rate, although cross-class skills are capped normally at (level+3)/2. 12:56, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Looks like Dread Necromancer can meet all the requirements. --Genowhirl 13:17, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
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