Smouldering Soul (3.5e Class)
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Armed with powerful control and abilities over fires, the Smouldering Soul smites his foes with burning vengeance.
Disclaimer: This is a fan work, based off of the character Kotori Itsuka from the series Date a Live. All ideas, motifs, and other similarities belong to their rightful owners.
Making a Smouldering Soul
The Smouldering Soul can attack foes from a range, or up close with powerful fires or devastating melee strikes. However, their wild attacks tends to leave allies and enemies alike bruised and battered.
Abilities: Strength is a must due to being a front line fighter, Charisma is needed to support their fire skills. Dexterity and Constitution are a must as well to support the staying power of the Smouldering Soul.
Races: While any race can be chosen, Camael tends to ensue chaos by selecting his warriors from peaceful races.
Alignment: Any non-lawful.
Starting Gold: 4d8×10 gp.
Starting Age: Simple.
|1st||+1||+2||+0||+0||Camael, Adornment of Flames 3/day, Flames of Endearment|
|2nd||+2||+3||+0||+0||Flames of Agony|
|3rd||+3||+3||+1||+1||Flames of Rebirth|
|4th||+4||+4||+1||+1||Adornment of Flames 4/day|
|5th||+5||+4||+1||+1||Flames of Penance|
|6th||+6/+1||+5||+2||+2||Stoking the Embers|
|7th||+7/+2||+5||+2||+2||Flames of Spite|
|8th||+8/+3||+6||+2||+2||Adornment of Flames 5/day|
|10th||+10/+5||+7||+3||+3||Inferno of Penance|
|11th||+11/+6/+1||+7||+3||+3||Rekindling the Flames|
|12th||+12/+7/+2||+8||+4||+4||Adornment of Flames 6/day|
|13th||+13/+8/+3||+8||+4||+4||Flames of Hell|
|15th||+15/+10/+5||+9||+5||+5||Wildfire of Penance|
|16th||+16/+11/+6/+1||+10||+5||+5||Adornment of Flames 7/day|
|18th||+18/+13/+8/+3||+11||+6||+6||Heat of Penance|
|19th||+19/+14/+9/+4||+11||+6||+6||Embers of Camael|
|20th||+20/+15/+10/+5||+12||+6||+6||Adornment of Flames 8/day, Meggido|
Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
All of the following are class features of the Smouldering Soul.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The Smouldering Soul is proficient in all simple and martial weapons. They are also proficient in Light and Medium armor, and no shields.
Camael: The Angel of Flames. Camael is the primary being by which the Smouldering Soul follows, and thankfully, Camael is usually very passive unless angered. Unlike Zafkiel, Camael takes the form of a weapon when summoned and is the primary weapon for the Smouldering Soul.
Adornment of Flames: Camael grants his chosen with powers of fire and destruction. As a free action on their turn, a Smouldering Soul may call upon Camael's powers and gain his blessing. Camael appears in the form of a singular weapon the Smouldering Soul is proficient with. The Smouldering Soul gains immunity to Fire damage due to the flames that wrap around their body. Ascetic changes are up to the player, if any. Also, while in Adornment of Flames, the weapon Camael has become deals an additional 1d6 Fire damage. This transformation lasts until the end of combat, or can be ended prematurely if the Smouldering Soul is knocked unconscious. A Smouldering Soul may activate Adornment of Flames as many times as they want in a row, but require at least a 10 minute rest between uses or become Fatigued during the next Adornment of Flames, and Exhausted during the following one. A Smouldering Soul cannot use Adornment of Flames while Exhausted.
Flames of Endearment: When in Adornment of Flames, the Smouldering Soul gains a +4 bonus to their AC.
Flames of Agony: While in Adornment of Flames, the Smouldering Soul may lower the AC bonus from Flames of Endearment by 1 when attacked by a non-reach melee weapon. If they do, they may make a basic attack roll, substituting their Strength with their Charisma. If the attack hits, Flames of Agony deals 2d6 + Cha Mod damage. If Adornment of Flames reaches 0 AC from this skill, Adornment of Flames forces an end.
Flames of Rebirth: While under Adornment of Flames, the Smouldering Soul gains Fast Healing equal to their total Hit Die.
Flames of Penance: While in Adornment of Flames, the Smouldering Soul may lower the AC bonus of Flames of Endearment down to 0, but do not have to lower the AC to 0. If they do, the makes an attack in the space in front of them (Floor AC is usually 5). When it hits, the Smouldering Soul creatures of burst of pure fire that ignores up to 15 points of Fire Resistance and deals 2d6 Fire damage per point of AC they lost. The reach is initially 10ft on all sides from the space chosen to be the target, and increased by another 5ft per AC bonus lost. A Reflex save of 10 + 1/2 the Smouldering Soul's level + The Smouldering Soul's Charisma Modifier to take half damage. This is a Standard action.
Stoking the Embers: The Smouldering Soul gains Damage Reduction against fire while not in Adornment of Flames equal to their level. While in Adornment of Flames, the AC bonus granted by Flames of Endearment by 1.
Flames of Spite: While in Adornment of Flames, Camael deals an additional 1d6 Fire damage.
Twisting Flames: When an ally or enemy is allowed to make a Reflex save from an ability of the Smouldering Soul that involves fire, The Smouldering Soul may expend 2 AC from the Flames of Endearment to negate the ability Evasion. If the target/s have Improved Evasion, they only gain the effects of Evasion.
Inferno of Penance: While in Adornment of Flames, the Smouldering Soul may lower the AC bonus of Flames of Endearment down to 0, but do not have to lower the AC to 0.. If they do, they make an attack in the form of a 25ft cone in front of them, targeting the Touch AC of all enemies and allies in range. This attack deals 4d6 Fire Damage and ignores 15 points of Fire Resistance. The damage increased by 1d6 per point of AC lost, and the range increased by 5ft as well. A Reflex save of 10 + 1/2 the Smouldering Soul's level + The Smouldering Soul's Charisma Modifier to take half damage.This is a Standard Action.
Rekindling the Flames: The Smouldering Soul gains Fast Healing equal to 1/2 their total Hit Die while not under Adornment of Flames. Also, the AC bonus granted by Flames of Endearment increases by another 1.
Flames of Hell: The damage done by Flames of Agony increase by 1d6. Also, the Smouldering Soul may drop their Flames of Endearment AC by an additional 1 to make the attack either a 10ft cone, or a 15ft line.
Camael's Grace: For their dedication to him, Camael blesses his followers. The Smouldering Soul may add half their Charisma Modifier into their into the Flames of Endearment. Also, the Smouldering Soul deals 1d6 Fire damage on their weapons while not in Adornment of Flames.
Wildfire of Penance: While in Adornment of Flames, the Smouldering Soul may lower the AC bonus of Flames of Endearment down to 0, but do not have to lower the AC to 0.. If they do, they make an attack in the form of a single target hit. If it connects, the Smouldering Soul deals 6d6 Fire Damage, ignoring 15 points of Fire Resistance. For every point of AC they lost, they deal an additional 2d6 Fire damage.
Raging Flames: When an ally or enemy is allowed to make a Reflex save from an ability of the Smouldering Soul that involves fire, The Smouldering Soul may expend 3 AC from the Flames of Endearment to negate the ability Evasion and Improved Evasion.
Heat of Penance: The Smouldering Soul ignores all forms of Fire Resistance of Immunity to Fire of enemies while he uses fire-based weapons or abilities.
Embers of Camael: The Smouldering Soul's AC bonus from Flames of Endearment increases by another 1, and the Smouldering Soul may use their Full Charisma Modifier to the AC as well.
Meggido: The Armageddon. The Smouldering Soul may only use this once a day, and only while in Adornment of Flames. This is a Full Round Action. The Smouldering Soul may drop the AC bonus of Flames of Endearment to 0, but do not have to lower the AC to 0. In doing so, the Smouldering Soul may cast the spell Fireball as a 20th level Caster. This attack is effected by the Maximize and Empowered Metamagic feats, and the damage of Meggido increases by 4d6 per AC lost. However, after the attack, the Smouldering Soul falls unconscious for a number of rounds equal to the amount of AC lost. If woken up early by some means, they are considered Staggered for the remaining duration and cannot use Adornment of Flames.
If a Smouldering Soul ever becomes Lawful, he loses all class features except Base Attack Bonus, Saves, and Proficiencies until he is no longer Lawful. They also lose their class features if the are to defy Camael or go against his ways.
Epic Smouldering Soul
|24th||Adornment of Flames 9/day|
|28th||Adornment of Flames 10/day|
2 + Int modifier skill points per level.
Human Smouldering Soul Starting Package
Weapons: Dagger (1d4, 19-20, x2), Longsword (1d8, 19-20, x2), Heavy Crossbow (1d10, 19-20, x2).
Skill Selection: Pick a number of skills equal to 4 + Int modifier.
Bonus Feats: Toughness.
Gear: Scale Mail, 20 bolts, bedroll, water skin, flint&tinder, backpack, trail rationx5.
Gold: 4d8×10 gp.
Playing a Smouldering Soul
Religion: All Smouldering Souls are chosen warriors by the angel Camael, so worship, if not then a reverence of the deity is needed.
Other Classes: Due to their wild combat style, and flaming effects, many classes avoid combat in melee with a Smouldering Soul. However, ranged fighters tend to find the Smouldering Soul a bit more friendly.
Combat: Up close and personal with the enemies, unleashing powerful attacks in as many groups as possible.
Advancement: Smouldering Souls tend to multiclass in Fighters or Barbarians for either more feats or higher damage output.
Smouldering Souls in the World
|“||The flames of heaven and hell fall in comparison to the flames that I conjure, by the power of Camael!||”|
|—Iensieg, Human Smouldering Soul|
Daily Life: With a usually daily reverence of Camael, the Smouldering Soul tends to go about their day as normally as they can.
Organizations: There are very few groups willing to work with a Smouldering Soul.
NPC Reactions: NPCs tend to avoid Smouldering Souls, mainly due to the nature of their combat, causing unneeded death and damage.
Smouldering Soul Lore
Characters with ranks in Knowledge (Religion or Knowledge (Planes) can research Smouldering Souls to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
|5||Smouldering Souls are chosen warriors by the angel Camael.|
|10||Powerful area-of-effect attacks are the Smouldering Soul's forte.|
|15||As a Smouldering Soul grows in their power, their flames do get more controllable.|
|20||-Information on a specific Smouldering Soul-.|