Hero of Courage (3.5e Prestige Class)

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Hero of Courage[edit]

This green-clad youth's pleasant, unassuming demeanor belies the force of fate behind him and his extensive arsenal.

Becoming a Hero of Courage[edit]

Abilities: Charisma and wisdom are very important.

Races: While a Hero of Courage may be born from any race, historical evidence indicates that the overwhelming majority of these Heroes have had pointed, elf-like ears.

Entry Requirements
Base Attack Bonus: +8.
Skills: Diplomacy 3 ranks, Survival 5 ranks.
Feats: Dodge, Alterness.
Special: must win in 5 battles without losing HP,or using spellcasting.

Table: The Hero of Courage

Hit Die: d10

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +0 +2 +2 Hero's Garb
2nd +2 +0 +3 +3 Quick Draw, Whirlwind Attack
3rd +3 +1 +3 +3 Hero's Armament, Hero's Arsenal
4th +4 +1 +4 +4
5th +5 +1 +4 +4 Hero's Armament
6th +6/+1 +2 +5 +5
7th +7/+2 +2 +5 +5 Hero's Armament
8th +8/+3 +2 +6 +6
9th +9/+4 +3 +6 +6 Hero's Armament
10th +10/+5 +3 +7 +7

Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Balance(Dex), Bluff(Cha), Climb(Str), Decipher Script(Int), Diplomacy(Cha), Disable Device(Int), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist(Dex), Gather Information(Cha), Handle Animal(Cha), Hide(Dex), Jump(Str), Listen(Wis), Move Silently(Dex), Perform: Music(Cha), Ride(Dex), Search(Int), Spot(Wis), Survival(Wis), Swim(Str), Tumble(Dex), Use Magic Device(Cha), Use Rope(Dex).

Class Features[edit]

<-fluff about class features->. All of the following are class features of the Hero of Courage.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The Hero of Courage is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, light armor, and shields (except tower shields).

Hero's Garb: The hero is clad in traditional garments somewhat resembling pajamas. These garments may be comfortably worn over light armor, and consist of a tunic, a belt, and a floppy conical cap. While wearing the Hero's Garb, the Hero of Courage gains a bonus to will saves against fear effects equal to his charisma modifier. The tunic may be used as an additional enchantment slot beyond the enchantment slot associated with any armor worn under it.


Quick Draw: The Hero gains the Quick Draw feat, as described in the Player's Handbook.

Whirlwind Attack: The Hero gains the Whirlwind Attack feat, as described in the Player's Handbook, regardless of prerequisites.

Hero's Armament (Ex): At the third level, and two levels thereafter, the Hero of Courage gains proficiency with new equipment, and expands his mastery of his existing arsenal. At the levels indicated, the Hero selects a weapon. The Hero of Courage gains Weapon Focus (and Exotic Weapon Proficiency, if applicable) feat with that weapon. When three further Hero's Armament Feats have been taken, the Hero gains Weapon Specialization feat with the selected weapon, and when six further Hero's Armament feats have been taken, he gains the Greater Weapon Focus feat with the selected weapon. The hero may select a specific magical weapon for this feat. In addition to the normal benefits granted, the Hero also gains a competence bonus equal to his charisma modifier to any Use Magic Device checks made for that item.

Hero's Arsenal (Su: At the third level, the Hero of Courage gains a special bag of holding attached to the belt of his Hero's Garb, which may only be used to store his Hero's Armaments(and any associated ammunition), and any spare Hero's Garb outfits. When spare changes of Hero's clothes are placed in the bag of holding, they are available one hour later, magically laundered and folded. This bag of holding cannot be separated from the belt of the Hero's Garb, and can only be accessed by the Hero.

Epic Heroes of Courage[edit]

Table: The Epic Heroes of Courage

Hit Die: d10

Level Special
11st Hero's Armament
12nd
13rd Hero's Armament
14th
15th Hero's Armament
16th
17th Hero's Armament
18th
19th Hero's Armament
20th

2 + Int modifier skill points per level.

Campaign Information[edit]

Playing a Hero of Courage[edit]

Religion: Many Heroes of Courage choose Kord, Heironeous, Olidammara to worship. some choose to worship Fharlanghn.

Other Classes: <-How this class typically interacts with other classes and how characters of this class interact with characters of other classes->.

Combat: A hero of courage poss

Advancement: <-Typical advancement options for characters with this class. Include desirable multiclass options->.

Heroes of Courage in the World[edit]

...
—Link, Hyrulian Hero of Courage

<-Where characters of this class fit in a d20 world.->

Daily Life: <-day in the life of a character of this class->.

Notables: Link, Hero of Time, wielder of the Triforce of Courage.

Organizations: Heros of Courage usually don't join organizations.

NPC Reactions: Some like them and some don't.


Heroes of Courage in the Game[edit]

<-How characters of this class fit in the game (PC and NPC) and what roles they play.->

Adaptation: <-Possible variant conceptions of this class.->.

Sample Encounter: you fight a chicken...you lose.

EL : <-Encounter scenario and character info on sample NPC including stat block. The CR of the NPC is typically the same as the EL for the encounter.->.



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