Fist of Corruption (3.5e Prestige Class)

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Fist of Corruption[edit]

The pain I undertook to gain this power is worth it, as I may share my pain with those that deserve it seven-fold.
—Argos Terroth, Orc Fist of Corruption, -The Book of War, Vol. 1

The Fist of Corruption is a person who has sacrificed some of their soul and emotion to the depths of hell, for great power. They are the strength and the unforgiving of the underworld, melded into one.

Becoming a Fist of Corruption[edit]

Players will generally want to become Fists of Corruption to become amazing one-on-one fighters. Although a Fist of Corruption is not the most resilient of classes, it more than makes up for it in raw damage, and the consistency of it. They become very potent at either taking on individual foes or small groups of weak opponents. Generally, Monks will become Fists of Corruption, though it is not uncommon for a Fighter or Barbarian to do so either. As a Fist of Corruption, Strength is of utmost importance, as it is used to dish out damage with unarmed strikes, a Fist of Corruption's main source of damage. Charisma and Constitution are secondary abilities, the former affecting the bonus damage from a Fist of Corruption's later "Hand" abilities and his frightful presence and the latter is important, as the Fist of Corruption will the center of battle.

Entry Requirements
Alignment: Any Non-Good.
Base Attack Bonus: +10.
Race: Any.
Skills: Knowledge (religion) 4 Ranks, Intimidate 4 Ranks.
Feats: Improved Unarmed Strike.
Spellcasting: Any.
Table: The Fist of Corruption

Hit Die: d12

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special
Fort Ref Will
1st +2 +3 +1 +0 Hand of Darkness, Dread Cloak
2nd +3 +5 +2 +1 Cry of Destruction, Whirlwind Attack
3rd +4 +5 +3 +1 Breaths from the Underworld
4th +5 +5 +4 +1 Frightful Presence
5th +6 +6 +4 +2 Vampiric Fist, Improved Dread Cloak
6th +7 +7 +4 +2 Hand of Twilight
7th +8 +7 +5 +3 Specter's Cry
8th +9 +8 +5 +3 Greater Dread Cloak
9th +10 +8 +5 +4 Oblivion's Fist
10th +11 +8 +6 +4 Death Pact
Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level)

Intimidate, Knowledge (Religion), Concentration, Swim, Climb and Hide are all Class Skills.

Class Features[edit]

To learn or manifest a power, you must have an score of at least 10 + the power’s level.

Dread Cloak (Su): The Fist of Corruption is surrounded by a veil of protecting darkness. He gains damage resistance/5 against any non-evil creatures.

Hand of Darkness (Su): As the Fist of Corruption begins to descend into madness through sacrificing himself to the underworld, his fists go through certain changes, and like his body, are veiled in darkness. Treat all unarmed attacks as Evil-Aligned for the purpose of Damage Reduction. They also deal an additional 1d8 of Negative energy.

Cry of Destruction (Sp): A number of times per day equal to half of your character's Fist of Corruption level, a Fist of Corruption may let out a terrifyingly hellish cry, as a free action. Those within 20 feet of the Fist of Corruption must make a DC 10+Fist of Corruption Levels+1/2 of his Charisma Modifier or be dealt 2d6+Charisma Modifier and are shaken for a number of rounds equal to the Character's Fist of Corruption Levels. Those that succeed the save are dealt half damage and are not shaken.

Whirlwind Attack (Ex): The Fist of Corruption gains Whirlwind Attack as a feat, regardless of whether or not he meets the requirements for it. If he already has it, he instead gains Improved Whirlwind Attack.

'Breaths from the Underworld (Su):'a A number of times per day equal to 1/3 of you Fist of Corruption levels, rounded accordingly, as a Standard Action, a Fist of Corruption may unleash the soul of the underworld in a cataclysmic breath attack that deals evil-aligned force damage equal to 1d8 times your Fist of Corruption Levels. The breath attack takes the form of either a 20 foot Cone of Energy or a 40 foot line of Energy. Enemies affected may make a DC 17 Reflex Save to halve the Damage.


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Bonus Feats: .

The epic gains a bonus feat (selected from the list of epic feats) every levels after .

Epic Bonus Feat List:

Ex-Fists of Corruption[edit]

Campaign Information[edit]

Playing a Fist of Corruption[edit]




Fists of Corruption in the World[edit]

NPC Reactions:

Fist of Corruption Lore[edit]

Characters with ranks in can research to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.

DC Result
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Fists of Corruption in the Game[edit]


Sample Encounter:

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