Metallic Knight (3.5e Prestige Class)
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|“||She is not my steed, she is my companion.||”|
Metallic Knights are those who pledge thier service to the metallic dragons. In times of war the Metallic knights would lead as commanders with thier dragon companions instilling fear into thier enemies and honor and glory into thier allies. the Metallic knights are bonded to thier dragon from the day they are given or meet thier companion. the dragon preformes a rituial after they meet to form a bond between the two.
Becoming a Metallic Knight
|Class:||Must be at least level 9 (with the dragon cohort feat) or Any dragon related class (at DM's discretion).|
|Skills:||Diplomacy 5 ranks, Ride 5 ranks, Knowledge(Arcana) 6 ranks.|
|Feats:||any two dragon related feats (at DM's discretion).|
|Special:||Must have made friendly contact with a dragon.|
|1st||+1||+2||+0||+2||Dragonic Immunities, Draconic Mutation, Dragon Presence, Dragon Empathy|
|3rd||+3||+3||+0||+3||Dragon Breath, Dragon Fighting|
|6th||+6||+5||+1||+5||Dragon Senses, Immunity to Fear|
|8th||+8||+6||+2||+6||Bahamut's Will/Tiamat's Will|
|9th||+9||+6||+2||+6||Dragon Empathy Improved|
Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level)
Appraise (Int), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Handle Animal (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Knowledge (all skills individually) (Int), Listen (Wis), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Spot (Wis), Swim (Str).
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The Metallic Knight gains no proficiency with armor or weapons.
Dragonic Immunities: At level 1 the Metallic Knight gains immunity to the same element as his dragon companion.
Draconic Mutation: The bond between the Metallic Knight and his dragon causes a mutation in the dragon's physiology. A Metallic Knight's dragon is one size category larger than a typical dragon of that age.
Dragon Empathy (Su): The Metallic Knight can speak telepathically to any Dragonkind creature within 30 ft. The Dragonkind will understand whatever the Dragonbond Knight says to it.
Dragon Presence: A Metallic Knight can sense any dragon within 30 feet of them even if the dragon is using the change shape and is appering as a non dragon creature.
Accelerated Growth: Being tied to a Dragon grants the Metallic knight prolonged life, at level 10 the Metallic knight gains the ability to live as long as her dragon companion.
Dragon Breath (Ex): A Metallic Knight gains the ability to use a breath attack equal to that of thier dragon companion. It can be used a a number of times of day equal to the Knights CHA modifier.
Dragonriding: A Metallic Knight may add his class level as a bonus to any Ride checks made in conjunction with riding a dragon. Also, any dragon ridden by a Metallic Knight enjoys maneuverability of one grade better than normal (but no better than average maneuverability).
Flyby Attack (Ex): Any dragon mount ridden by a Metallic Knight is treated as having the Flyby Attack feat, even if it doesn't already have it. If it does, it gains another feat that it could take at that level.
Dragon Fighting (Ex): A 3rd level Metallic Knight knows the tricks of fighting with and against Dragons. Any attack he makes against a Dragon inflicts an extra 2d6 of damage.
Dragon Senses (Ex): A 6th level Metallic Knight has Blindsight out to 30', as well as Darkvision out to 60' and Low-light Vision.
Immunity to Fear (Ex): By training with such ferocious creatures, Metallic Knights have developed a superior sense of bravery, and are immune to all types of Fear.
Dragonic Wings (Ex): At 7th level the Metallic Knight can summon a pair of dragon wings at will, the same type as his dragon companions, the knight gains a fly speed of 60ft at good maneuverability.
Bahamut's Will/Tiamat's Will (Su): At 8th level, a Metallic Knight gains a bonus equal to his Charisma bonus (if any) on all saving throws, but only if they worship either Bahamut or Tiamat. This means freelance Metallic Knights do not get this class ability. This ability does not stack with Divine Grace.
Dragon Empathy Improved (Su): The Metallic Knight can speak telepathically to any Dragonkind creature within 90 ft. The Dragonkind will understand whatever the Dragonbond Knight says to it. The Metallic Knight has a +5 to all checks involving Dragonkind.
Synchronicity (Ex): At 10th level, a Metallic Knight has become one with his mount, and is no longer made to take Ride checks outside of combat. In combat, the Metallic Knight gets an additional +10 competency bonus to Ride checks on his dragon, and may take a standard action to grant his dragon an extra move action that turn.