Dragonscribe (3.5e Prestige Class)

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<-fluff about this prestige class->

Becoming a Dragonscribe[edit]

<-why characters pursue this class, what other classes they typically have, and what abilities are important->

Entry Requirements
Skills: Diplomacy 7 Ranks, Knowledge (Arcana) 13 Ranks
Feats: Spell Penetration, Iron Will
Spellcasting: Must be able to cast 2nd-level or higher arcane spells from the Abjuration, Conjuration, and Divination Schools
Language: Draconic
Special: The character must have observed at least three different kinds of dragons personally.

Table: The Dragonscribe

Hit Die: d4

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Spellcasting
Fort Ref Will
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Dragonlore +1 level of existing class
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Overcome Resistance +1 level of existing class
3rd +1 +1 +1 +3 Dragon Tongue +1 level of existing class
4th +2 +1 +1 +4 Summon Dragon +1 level of existing class
5th +2 +1 +1 +4 Dragon Binding +1 level of existing class

Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level)
Alchemy, Concentration, Decipher Script, Gather Information, Knowledge (All), Scry, Sense Motive, Spellcraft, Use Magic Device.

Class Features[edit]

<-fluff about class features; class features should be listed in the order which they are gained. Abilities gained at the same level should be listed alphabetically->. All of the following are class features of the Dragonscribe.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Dragonscribe gains no new proficiency with weapons or armor.

Dragonlore:At 1st level, dragon scribes gain an ability similar to bardic knowledge ability that pertains only to dragons. Unlike the bard's bardic knowledge ability, dragonlore comes not from wandering but instead from scraps of long-lost knowledge, hidden tomes, and other obscure sources. To use the dragonslore ability, the dragonscribe makes a special dragonlore check with a bonus equal to his dragonscribe level + Intelligence bonus. Dragonscribe with bard levels may add their bard levels to this check as well; however, dragonscribe levels do not stack with bard's normal use of the bardic knowledge ability.

Dragonlore DCs Example DC Identifying a dragon's age and color from a rough description. DC 10 Identifying a dragon's size from signs of its passage. DC 15 Identifying a dragon's name, age. and origin after an encounter. DC 20 Identifying a Dragon's special abilities and spells know from its description. DC 25 Determining the location of a dragon's lair from the scraps of information. DC 20

Overcome Resistance(Ex): Extensive meditation and research on the customs, thoughts, and personalities of dragons affords the dragonscribes a deep insight into their ways. This insight allows a dragonscribe to more easily penetrate a dragon's innate spell resistance. Whenever the dragonscribe casts a spell that affects a creature with the dragon type, he gains a +2 bonus to caster level checks to overcome the dragon's spell resistance (if any), and for the dragon, the spell's saving throw DC is increased by +2. These bonuses stack with Spell Penetration and Spell Focus feats. When the dragonscribe casts a spell that affects more than one creature, these bonuses apply, but they apply only to creatures with the dragon type.

Dragon Tongue (Ex): Supported by their tremendous knowledge and magical power, dragonscribes are much more adept at convincing dragons to cooperate and interact peacefully with them. At the very least, should a dragonscribe be faced with a draconic foe too powerful for him to overcome, he is often able to exchange knowledge off other dragons in return for the dragon sparing his life. The ability grants a +5 competence bonus to Diplomacy checks when dealing with creatures with the dragon type.

Summon Dragon (Sp): Dragonscribes who are able to cast summon monster spells gain the ability to choose fiendish or celestial dragons in addition to the other monsters on the summon lists; Summon Monster III: Celestial Brass Dragon (wyrmling) (CG), Fiendish White Dragon (wyrmling) (CE) Summon Monster IV: Celestial Bronze Dragon (wyrmling) (LG), Fiendish Blue Dragon (wyrmling) (CE) Summon Monster V: Celestial Copper Dragon (very young) (CG), Fiendish Green Dragon (very yongue) (CE), Fiendish Wyvern (NE) Summon Monster VI: Celestial Brass Dragon (juvenile) (CG), Fiendish White Dragon (juvenile) (CE) Summon Monster VII: Celestial Brass Dragon (young adult) (CG), Fiendish Black Dragon (young adult) (CE) Summon Monster VIII: Celestial Bronze Dragon (adult) (CG), Fiendish Blue Dragon (adult) (CE) Summon Monster IX: Celestial Silver Dragon (adult) (CG), Fiendish Red Dragon (adult) (CE)

Dragon Binding (Sp): The apex of a dragonscribe's power rests in his ability to bind a dragon or other intelligent draconic creatures to his service. Manipulating powerful magical forces focused through words of power spoke in the primal draconic tongue, the dragonscribe can control the mind of a draconic creature. This ability functions exactly like the dominate monster spell cast by a sorcerer with a level equal to the dragonscribe's spellcaster level, except that it only affects creatures with the dtagon type. The DC to resist the effect is equal to 19 + the dragonscribe's charisma modifier. The dragonscribe can use this ability once per day.

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