Theurge of Charisma (3.5e Optimized Character Build)

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Charisma based, instantaneous casters are my favorite, and this is my glorification of it.


Dungeon Masters Guide

Complete Arcane

Complete Divine

Race and Templates[edit]

Humans are always a good choice, but most any other race works with this. Races that add to Charisma are nice. Just stay away from races with penalty to charisma or that have level adjustment. (Catfolk may be an exception....)


Warmage, Favored Soul, Mystic Theurge.


Your feats will mainly depend on how you play the character, but dont overlook feats like Practiced Caster and Improved Initiative

Spells, Powers, Items[edit]

Naturally, get a nice cloak of charisma!

Ability Scores[edit]

Charisma is the most important because it is the primary casting ability for both classes. Wisdom helps with the DCs for favored soul DCs, and int helps with the damage done by warmage spells (warmage edge). Have a decent dexterity score, as the AC will be important. Hooray for elven chain!

Sample elite array: Str 8, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 15,


ECL Class/HD/LA Feats Special
1st Favored Soul 1 Improved Initiative
2nd Favored Soul 1/ Warmage 1 Armored mage (light), warmage edge
3rd Favored Soul 2/ Warmage 1 Practiced Spellcaster (Favored Soul)
4th Favored Soul 2/ Warmage 2
5th Favored Soul 3/ Warmage 2 Deity's weapon focus
6th Favored Soul 3/ Warmage 3 Practiced Spellcaster (Warmage) Advanced learning
7th Favored Soul 4/ Warmage 3
8th Favored Soul 4/ Warmage 4
9th Favored Soul 4/ Warmage 4/Mystic Theurge 1 Spell Penetration
10th Favored Soul 4/ Warmage 4/Mystic Theurge 2
11th Favored Soul 4/ Warmage 4/Mystic Theurge 3
12th Favored Soul 4/ Warmage 4/Mystic Theurge 4 Greater Spell Penetration
13th Favored Soul 4/ Warmage 4/Mystic Theurge 5
14th Favored Soul 4/ Warmage 4/Mystic Theurge 6
15th Favored Soul 4/ Warmage 4/Mystic Theurge 7 Spell Focus (Evocation)
16th Favored Soul 4/ Warmage 4/Mystic Theurge 8
17th Favored Soul 4/ Warmage 4/Mystic Theurge 9
18th Favored Soul 4/ Warmage 4/Mystic Theurge 10 Greater Spell Focus (Evocation)
19th Favored Soul 5/ Warmage 4/Mystic Theurge 10 Energy Resistance (1st type)
20th Favored Soul 5/ Warmage 5/Mystic Theurge 10


This is my realization of the armored caster. in this build, you can wear light armor without penalty (elven chain!!!) which gives you a decent AC (go give someone a shocking grasp, and survive the retaliation). You have a decent amount of spells, all which you can cast instantaneously. The focus of spellcasting onto one ability leaves some space to increase other abilities.

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