Disciple of Wulfen (3.5e Prestige Class)
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Disciple of Wulfen
|“||"Wulfen has no need for a cleric. I am the arrow of his will."||”|
|—Faolin Drottin, Elf Disciple of Wulfen|
A Disciple of Wulfen is a Ranger who has fully embraced his inner predatory instincts and hunts his foes like a quarry. A Disciple of Wulfen will always uphold the ideals of Wulfen: enjoy the hunt, promote fertility, and protect the pack. They will plan and strike precisely.
Becoming a Disciple of Wulfen
Typically Rangers, due to being more in tune with nature, will be able to commune and embrace the path of Wulfen's disciples. Another disciple must induct them unless Wulfen himself does. They pursue the path because it is an important way of life for them
|Base Attack Bonus:||+1|
|Skills:||Use Rope (10), Craft (5), Knowledge Nature (8).|
|Special:||Must be inducted by Wulfen or another disciple.|
|4th||+4||+4||+4||+1||Improved Rapid Shot|
|8th||+8||+6||+6||+2||eye of Wulfen|
|9th||+9||+6||+6||+3||Rain of Healing Strikes|
Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level)
All of the following are class features of the Disciple of Wulfen
Rallying Howl (Ex): At first level, once per combat the Disciple of Wulfen can give a rallying howl encourage his party. This gives a +1 per disciple level to their BABs for one full combat round.
Improved Aim (Ex): At second level, the Disciple permanently gains +1/2 class levels to attack rolls.
Healing Strike (Ex): At third level, the Disciple may bless an arrow that heals the target it strikes for the damage it deals. 1 day/class level.
Improved Rapid Shot (Ex): At fourth level, the Disciple may choose to either let loose 3 consecutive arrows, or use one hit roll for both shots. Otherwise it's the same as rapid shot on Ranger.
Pack Mentality (Ex): The ideals of Wulfen are more in tune with the Disciple. At fifth level, the Disciple is able to once per day prevent a party member from taking damage completely by channeling the will of Wulfen to protect the pack, regardless of the damage that would be inflicted. If the Disciple rolls a d20 and crits, the damage is redirected.
Scatter Loose (Ex): At 6th level, the Disciple of Wulfen is able to let loose an arrow imbued with the power of Wulfen's will to hunt. The arrow will split into 5 in a cone extending out 30 feet and 35 across. Arrows connected will do the damage the bow in hand delivers per it's stats. This can be used once per day per class level
Nature Step (Ex): At 7th level, the Disciple can use Nature Step as a spell like ability (see dimension step) to walk from one part of natural ground to another immediately by transferring his very essence through the nature itself.
Rain of Healing Strikes (Ex): At 9th level, the attunement to Wulfen's will to protect the pack is so strong that once per day, the Disciple can loose an arrow into the air and it will split into a rain of arrows, coming straight down in a 10 foot diameter circle of healing strikes. They heal for Max damage the bow can deliver on a non critical.
Wulfen's law (Ex): At 10th level, the Disciple's knowledge of the will of Wulfen is complete. He can decide twice per day to channel the claw of Wulfen himself into his arrow. While this will not increase damage, it will guarantee a hit, minus critical failure, the critical range becomes 15 to 20, and the range becomes 1000 feet, as well as the crit multiplier becoming x10. The target is then immediately marked and can be tracked for 24 hours, and will give the Disciple an insatiable will to hunt them down.
Ex-Disciples of Wulfen
A character who severely violates the code of conduct of the class she had before taking levels in her Disciple of Wulfen class loses her supernatural abilities, and cannot continue to advance as a Disciple of Wulfen until she successfully atones. A character who betrays the pack loses these abilities as well, and must first regain a lawful good alignment before atoning.
Playing a Disciple of Wulfen
Disciple of Wulfen play like anthropomorphic wolves with bows.
Combat: The Disciple of Wulfen is usually your backline ranged damage dealer for a party, with options to be supportive to their party should the party lack a healer, or should the healer be otherwise incapacitated and/or need assistance.
Advancement: The Disciple of Wulfenlife could continue as a Ranger, Druid or other nature affinity classes.
Resources: As nobility, Disciple of Wulfen have connections towns and hamlets where they trade furs, firewood, and other materials for essentials. Usually they can get audiences with the leaders and other authority figures in these small towns.
Disciple of Wulfen in the World
The Disciple of Wulfen is a member of pack heirarchy. Thus, when not found on an adventure, she is typically out hunting, raiding an enemy pack, or in the service of her pack.
NPC Reactions: Those who offer value are always welcoming for a Disciple of Wulfen. Camaraderie and respect and perhaps admiration and awe are gained through taking down dangerous game and acrewing trophies.
Disciple of Wulfen Lore
Characters with ranks in Knowledge religion can research The Disciples of Wulfen to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
|11||The most hardy and resourceful members of clans and tribes are Disciple of Wulfen. They are renowned across the lands as shining beacons of strength and cunning.|
|16||Only one of noble blood and spirit can become a Disciple of Wulfen. To do so is to sacrifice the comforts of a sheltered life and become a military herald of both one's homeland and one's deity, either at home or abroad. No foe can stand before one without feeling some measure of fear.|
|21||Disciple of Wulfen call upon the honor of their own bloodlines to heal the afflicted.|
|26||It is said that the first Disciples of Wulfen arose from the earliest tribes before history was written. According to legend, they were heroes and legends that forged a prosperous time for their tribe with the strength of his bow, his trust in his friends, and the blessing of his god.|
Disciple of Wulfen in the Game