Armored Mage Template (3.5e Alternate Class Feature)
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Armored Mage Template
Because there are several various classes I used the battle sorcerer as the basis for this build
Class: Any arcane spellcaster
Level: 1st level
Replaces: Reduce the number spells per day that the arcane spellcaster can cast by one. This penalty only applies to the class which has the alternate class feature applied.
Benefit: Changes the following:
Hitdice: increase by two dice steps. d4 -> d8; d6-> d10; d8 -> d12
BAB: increase by one step, poor to average, average to good.
Armored Mage: The somatic components required for an armored mage spells are simple, so members of with this feature can cast dread necromancer spells while wearing light armor without incurring the normal arcane spell failure chance. She still incurs the normal arcane spell failure chance for arcane spells derived from other classes. In addition, if an armored mage wears medium or heavy armor, or uses a shield, she incurs the same chance of arcane spell failure as any other arcane caster if the spell in question has a somatic component (and most do). If the spellcaster has this class feature already, it applies to medium armor.