Lightning Savant (3.5e Prestige Class)
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|“||"I am Lightning, the rain transformed..."||”|
|—Raiden, Human Lightning Savant|
The Lightning Savant, is a spellcaster that has used electrical spells and abilities to the extent that his body starts to become more like lightning itself.
Becoming a Lightning Savant
Most of the people whom become Lightning Savant's never intended for their use of electricity to go this far. Mainly they acquire this class as they become more and more like the electricity running through their veins.
|Base Attack Bonus:||[+3]|
|Skills:||Spellcraft 8, Knowledge Arcana 4|
|Feats:||Energy substitution (Electricity)|
|Spellcasting:||Able to cast Shocking grasp and lightning bolt spontaneously.|
|Alignment:||Any non Lawful|
|1st||+0||+0||+2||+1||Electrical Resistance 5, Lightning Strike 1d6|
|2nd||+1||+0||+3||+2||Lesser Static Charge|
|4th||+3||+1||+ 4||+3||Electrical Resistance 10, Lightning Strike 2d6|
|5th||+4||+2||+4||+4||Lightning Bolt, Static Charge|
|7th||+6||+3||+5||+5||Electrical Resistance 15, Lightning Strike 3d6|
|8th||+7||+3||+6||+5||Rainstorm, Improved Static Charge|
|10th||+9||+4||+7||+6||Lightning Leap, Lightning Strike 4d6|
Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level)
Electrical Resistance (Ex): With their own electricity running through their veins the Lightning Savant is more resistant to other electrical attacks.
Lightning Strike (Su): The Lightning Savant's electrical charge allows him to wrap his arms and fists in electricity adding electrical damage to his weapons and unarmed attacks. If unarmed he can treat it like a touch attack on his opponent, and he gains a +3 to attack and damage enemies carrying a lot of metal. This ability can also be used to damage opponents whilst grappling.
Static Charge (Su): With all the electricity running through the Lightning Savant's body he begins to move at a quicker pace than a normal person of his race, speed increased by 10 at level 2, 20 at level 5, and 30 at level 8.
Lightning Bolt (Sp): At the peak of his power the Lightning Savant can channel his Lightning Strike into bolts of lightning much like the lightning bolt spell as many as 1+ 1/2 Lightning Savant class level per day
Rainstorm (Su): Upon reaching this level the Lightning Savant is constantly effects the weather around him, constantly causing it to rain. This ability can be suppressed as long as he concentrates on doing so. The rainstorm also gives any electrical attack a +3 to damage and to hit
Lightning Leap (Sp): Treated like the Spell from the Complete Mage. The Lightning Savant can use this ability 1+ 1/2 his Lightning Savant class level a day.
Playing a Lightning Savant
Combat: Although most are loners, when they work with other people a Lightning Savant normally stands on the frontline dodging in and out of the actual fray utilizing his attacks to take out distracted foes as quickly as possible. Advancement: Quite a few Lightning Savant's started as Sorcerers or have at least a few level of Sorcerer. A few Monk/Sorcerer's become Lightning Savants as well adding the electrical damage to their all ready good hand to hand skills and the extra speed of the Monk.
Resources: Lightning Savants are self taught and most could really care less about others of their kind unless they mean them harm. They tend to be a little more understanding of each other though, since they all have a love for electricity.
Lightning Savant's in the World
Lightning Savant Lore
Characters with ranks in <-the appropriate skills-> can research lightning savants to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
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