Bender, Fire (1/4) (3.5e Class)

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1 out of four Classes I intend to make, as this site has plenty of "Bender" Classes, but in the series the different styles were too different to be looped into the same class.


Firebenders Use passion to fuel their Bending. They put their spirit into their attacks. Sometimes the powerful feeling is Rage, and sometimes it is the desire to accomplish some goal, but the Firebenders need a constant fire within them in order to be at their best. Due to this internal fire, all Firebenders share a strong and dominant personality.

Making a Firebender[edit]

Firebending as an artform is mainly an overwhelming offensive style. Fire is a powerful force to consume the enemy or damage them bodily, but it is not as useful for defense as Earth or as versatile as water.

Abilities: The Most important ability score for the Firebender is Charisma. Their personal fire fuels their bending.

Races: Any

Alignment: Any non neutral.

Table: The Firebender

Hit Die: d8

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Fire Damage Unarmed Damage
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +0 +2 +0 Bending Style 1st, Improved Unarmed Strike,Malicious Flame 1d8 1d4
2nd +2 +0 +3 +0 1d8 1d6
3rd +3 +1 +3 +1 Improved Initiative, Flame Shield 1d8 1d6
4th +4 +1 +4 +1 Evasion, Pride of Flame 2d6 1d8
5th +5 +2 +5 +2 Bending Style 2nd, Flying Kick 2d6 1d8
6th +6/+1 +2 +6 +2 2d6 1d8
7th +7/+2 +2 +7 +2 Uncanny Dodge 2d6 1d8
8th +8/+3 +3 +7 +3 Roundabout Kick 2d10 1d10
9th +9/+4 +4 +7 +4 Bending Style; 3rd 2d10 1d10
10th +10/+5 +4 +7 +4 Improved Evasion, Lightning Bending 2d10 1d10
11th +11/+6/+1 +4 +8 +4 Above and Beyond 2d10 1d10
12th +12/+7/+2 +4 +8 +5 Flameproof 3d8 2d6
13th +13/+8/+3 +5 +9 +5 Bending Style; 4th, Greater Flames 3d8 2d6
14th +14/+9/+4 +5 +9 +5 3d8 2d6
15th +15/+10/+5 +6 +9 +6 Greater Initiative 3d8 2d6
16th +16/+11/+6/+1 +7 +10 +6 3d10 2d8
17th +17/+12/+7/+2 +7 +11 +7 Flaming Hands 3d10 2d8
18th +18/+13/+8/+3 +7 +11 +7 3d10 2d8
19th +19/+14/+9/+4 +8 +12 +7 Bending Style 5th 3d10 2d8
20th +20/+15/+10/+5 +8 +12 +8 Destructive Flames 3d12 2d10

Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Bluff, Craft (int), Concentration (Con), Handle Animal (cha), Intimidate (cha), Jump (str), Knowledge (Bending), Move Silently (dex), Search (int), Spot (Wis), Tumble (dex).

Class Features[edit]

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The Firebender is proficient with all light and medium Armor, as well as all simple and martial weapons.

Fire Bending (Su): The Firebender is the only variety of Bender capable of creating their element out of thin air. All other benders must be in the presence of their element in order to bend it. The fire bending's basic fire damage have range 30ft. Your fire damage is added to your bending attacks.

Starting at 1st level and every 4th level onward, the bender may unlock techniques unique to their bending element. These techniques take up Chi to activate. Your Chi Pool is equal to 4+ your Bender Class level + your WIS mod. You restore 1 Chi every 2 rounds. All Bending Style techniques have a range of 10ft for every 2 Bender levels unless it says otherwise. You can make a Knowledge (Bending) check if an fire ability is used near you to redirect or diminish it. Check=10+Foe Bender's Key Ability Mod+half Foe Bender's Class Level.

All of the Firebender's Elemental Attacks entail a reflex save to the opponent for half damage. The Reflex save for any bender's attack is 10 + Bender Class Level + CHA Mod.
The Firebender's Key ability score is Charisma.

Malicious Flames: All of a Fire Bender's bending attacks have a chance to set his enemies on fire, dealing an extra 1d4 fire damage per round for 2 rounds if they fail a FOR save (DC 10 + half Bender Class Level + CHA Mod). Extinguish the fire takes a standard action.

Bending Style; 1st: Searing Flame: By expending 3 Chi, the Bender may whip the enemy with a whip of fire, dealing 1d8 fire damage + Bender's CHA mod. At level 6 you are able to use 2 more Chi to deal 3d8 + CHA mod instead of the previous amount. Starting at 6th level you can also make a Concentration check oposed to the target's strength to grapple them with Searing Flame. Each round it drains 1 Chi to keep the grapple in check and forcing another set of checks to keep it going. The grappled enemy takes 1d6+ Bender's CHA mod of fire damage each turn they are grappled.

Fireball: By expending 3 Chi, the Bender forces a searing sphere of fire at his opponent with a ranged touch attack with a range of 60 using Charisma instead of Dexterity. Deals 1d10 + CHA mod to target creature. Also deals 1d6 of fire damage to any creature within 5 feet of the target. At level 7 you have mastered the Fireball and are now able to expend 3 more Chi to deal 2d10 + CHA mod instead of the normal damage and deal 2d6 of fire damage to all creatures with 10ft of the target and also release up to 3 fireballs.

Flame Punch/Kick: By expending 2 Chi, the Bender does a roundhouse kick or punch and shoots out a line of flame 5 feet wide and up to thirty feet long dealing 2d6 fire damage. If hit, the person or thing catches fire, taking 1d6 +CHA mod fire damage per round. An affected creature can take a standard action to put out the flames.

Bending Style; 2nd: Flame of the Western Sun: By expending 5 Chi, the Bender's palms force a flame of pure passion. The Bender must perform a touch attack. If it succeeds, he deals a number of d8's in fire damage equal to his CHA mod (for example, a Fire Bender with a CHA mod of +5 will deal 5d8's. At 10th level fire burns deeper into your body letting able to pay 3 more chakra to turn the d8's into d10's for that turn.

Flaming Dragon: By expending 8 Chi, the Fire Bender channels the full passion of his fire into a flaming whip in the shape of a dragon, hitting in a 15ft burst. Deals 6d8 fire damage + CHA mod taking a full round action to use. At level 12 you can expend 4 more Chi to deal double damage and double the radius.

Bending Style; 3rd: Agni-Kai: By expending 10 Chi, the Fire Bender turns his fire into a chain of lighting, electrocuting his enemies. Deals 4d10 electricty damage + CHA mod and target becomes paralyzed for 1d6 rounds unless they pass a FOR save (10 + half Bender Class level + Bender's CHA mod).

Improved Malicious Fire: This Technique has no cost. Anything the Bender burns catches on fire. Specifically, if the Bender successfully deals fire damage to anything or anyone with one of his Bends, that thing or person catches on fire, taking 1d6 points of fire damage per round. An affected character may take a full-round action to put out all such flames.

Bending Style; 4th: Lavabending/Magmabending: By expending 6 Chi and focusing as a full-round action, you can pull magma from the earth to the surface and get 1d4+WIS mod uses out of it. Afterwards, with the hot molten rock being so close to the surface, you can expand 2 Chi to control the lava and use it against your opponents. This deals 8d8 fire damage to an enemy and a 20% damage to any equipment hit by the lava.

Redirect Lightning: A number of times per day equal to his CHA mod, when hit with an attack which deals electricity damage, the Bender may expend 2 Chi and elect to use Redirect Lightning and delay taking any damage. On his next turn before taking any other actions, he may spend a standard action to release the electricity damage at a target within Medium range. If he does, the target takes the amount of damage that the Bender of Fire would have taken(Reflex half). If he does not release the electricity damage, he takes twice that much damage.

Bending Style; 5th: Lightning Generation: By expending 14 Chi you can focus your mind to to master lightning, you deal 2d8 per Bender Level + Charisma modifier of lightning damage to an enemy. If there is an enemy within 20ft of them the lightning jumps to them and deals a d8 less. The lightning keeps jumping until there is no enemy within range or there is no more d8's of damage.

Fires of Passion: By expending 10 Chi, the Bender may draw the deepest fire of love and passion from himself, imploding one enemy, killing any creature with 12 HD or less or at 1/4 total HP unless they pass a FOR check (DC 10 + haf the Bender's Class level + her CHA mod). At level 15, you may add +1 DC to the save for each 2 extra Chi consumed, to a maximum of +5.

Improved Unarmed Strike: At First level, the Firebender gains Improved Unarmed Strike as a bonus feat. In addition, the Firebender's unarmed strikes deal more damage than a normal person's. The Firebender's fists begin at first level dealing 1d4 points of damage, and increase as is shown on the Firebender table.

Improved Initiative: At 3rd level, the Bender gains this feat. If he already knows this feat, he may choose one from the general feats he has the requirements for instead.

Flame shield: At 3rd level, a Fire Bender may envelope himself in a sphere of flames, dealing 2d6 of fire damage to any creature who makes an attack on you. Lasts 1d4 rounds and you use it as a swift action.

Evasion: At 4th level, if a Fire Bender makes a successful REF save, he takes no damage damage instead of half

Pride of Flame: At 4th level, a Fire Bender may make an unarmed strike, adding his fire damage to it. Usable once per encounter at 4th level, three times per encounter at 8th, and five times per encounter at 11th level.

Flying Kick: At 5th level, a Bender starts this maneuver off by performing a Jump check. She attacks a target no further away from her than two times her reach. If her attack hits, she adds half the result of her Jump check to the damage of the attack

Uncanny Dodge: At 7th level, a Bender can react to danger before his senses would normally allow her to do so. He retains his Dexterity bonus to AC (if any) even if his is caught flat-footed or struck by an invisible attacker. However, his still loses his Dexterity bonus to AC if immobilized

Roundabout Kick: At 8th level, if a Bender strikes a successful critical hit with an unarmed attack, he can immediately make an additional unarmed attack against the same opponent, as if he hadn’t used his attack for the critical hit. He uses the same attack bonus that he used for the critical hit. For example, Shi deyang can make three unarmed attacks in a round, at base attack bonuses of +9, +6, and +3. If he gets a critical hit on his second attack, he can make an additional attack using his +6 base attack bonus. he then makes his third attack (at +3) as normal

Improved Evasion: At 10th level, the Fire Bender gains Improved Evasion as a bonus feat. Similar to Evasion, but if the Bender fails a REF save, he still only takes 1/2 damage

Lightning Bending: By level 10 the bender is able to push beyond using just fire by turning the flames into lightning. This does the same amount of damage that her fire damage does but has double the reach. The reflex save is increased by 5 if the target is wet by water or has metal on their person.

Above and Beyond: At 11th level, the Fire Bender gains the ability to infuse his life force into his attacks. Each time the Fire Bender makes an unarmed strike, he may pump fire through his veins. He may deduct a number of his hit points (max of 10) and deal 2 damage for each hit point deducted.

Flame Proof: At 11th level, the Fire gains receives 10 less damage from all fire attacks.

Greater Flames: At 13th level, the Fire Bender has become a true master of fire, adding his CHA mod x2 to all his bending instead of the original score.

Greater Initiative: At 15th level, the Fire Bender gains a +10 to initiative instead of a +4.

Flaming Hands: At 17th level, if a Fire Bender is near a source of fire, he gains a +5 to all damage from his fire bending. Also, he may use a flaming creature as a source for his bending, killing it instantly unless it passes a FOR save (10 + 1/2 Bender's level + the Bender's CHA mod)

Destructive Flames: At 20th level, the Fire Bender has mastered his bending. Enemies no longer gain a REF save against his bending fire.

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