Death Scythe (3.5e Prestige Class)
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"People and Gods alike possess weaknesses. In order to bury those failings, they seek strength and power. Fear and desire are two sides of the same coin." -- Lord Death
Alignment: Any non-evil.
|1st||+1||+2||+0||+2||Form Manipulation, Witch Soul Bonus, Sprouting|
Class Skills (8 + Int modifier per level)
By consuming the final witch's soul a Death Scythe is granted numerous powerful abilities. This is achieved by the advanced wavelength control gained from the witch's soul that has been obtained, which can give rise to magical abilities, manifesting further special abilities.
Form Manipulation:Among these abilities, form manipulation is noted as not only a standard trait but also one of the most basic. This allows a Death Scythe to change the shape of their Weapon form. However, it can give rise to powerful and useful techniques such as creating wings by concentrating, changing a blade from sharp, to blunt, to serrated, however most of the possibilities are aesthetic.
Witch Soul Bonus: Death Scythes sub-creature type now included Good Outsider and also gain special abilities depending on the Witch's Soul they eat. These special abilities can vary greatly and should be discussed with the DM upon consumption of the Witch's Soul.
Sprouting: The witch's soul seems to increase the basic performance of the weapons normal ability thus making it stronger. An example is the Weapon's ability to perform partial transformations. Normal Weapons have to replace an existing body part to perform a partial transformation. Death Scythes can "sprout" weapon parts or even their entire weapon form from their body, without any replacing.
Bonus Feat: Death Scythes gain feats.
Kishin Hunter: Death Scythe gains the weapon ability Bane: Kishin. The Death scythe only has this ability in weapon form or when using a weapon form. They also become immune to all madness abilities of a Kishin that might affect the, but they are still affected by the Frightful Presence.
Epic Death Scythe
Class Skills (5 + Int modifier per level) Climb, Concentration, Disguise, Hide, Intimidate, Jump, Knowledge (pick 3), Move Silently, Search, Spot, Survival, Swim, Use Rope.
Death Scythe Lore
Characters with ranks in Knowledge (Arcana) can research Demon Weapons to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
|10||Death Scythe's power comes from their soul, and their relationship with their partners.|
|15||The Grim Reaper can wield a Death Scythe himself, however if he tries wielding a normal Demon Weapon, there's a high chance to kill or even drive them into madness when they try to resonate souls.|
|20||While they are called Death Scythes they can take the form of any kind of weapon, the name just comes from the fact that the Grim Reaper's favored weapon is a scythe.|
|25||Reapers Follow the Grim Reaper, the master of death.|
|35||The Grim Reaper's favored weapon is a Death Scythe, while he can create his own, he prefers to use this variety as, they are much stronger than anything he can create.|