Souleater (3.5e Class)

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An Invocation using Class with multiple selfhealing abilities.

Making a Souleater[edit]

Strong ranged firepower (ranged touch attacks) combined with selfhealing and buffing for killing enemies.

Abilities: Dexterity, Constitution, Charisma

Alignment: any non-good.

Starting Gold: Like Wizard.

Starting Age: As wizard

Table: The Souleater

Hit Die: d6

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Invocations Known Maximum Invocation grade
Fort Ref Will
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Eldritch blast 1d6 1 least
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Souleating 2 least
3rd +2 +1 +1 +3 Eldritch blast 2d6 2 least
4th +3 +1 +1 +4 Drain life 1/day 3 least
5th +3 +1 +1 +4 Eldritch blast 3d6 4 lesser
6th +4 +2 +2 +5 Souldrain 4 lesser
7th +5 +2 +2 +5 Eldritch blast 4d6 5 lesser
8th +6/+1 +2 +2 +6 Drain life 2/day 5 lesser
9th +6/+1 +3 +3 +6 Eldritch blast 5d6 6 lesser
10th +7/+2 +3 +3 +7 Improved Souleating 7 greater
11th +8/+3 +3 +3 +7 Eldritch blast 6d6 7 greater
12th +9/+4 +4 +4 +8 Drain life 3/day 8 greater
13th +9/+4 +4 +4 +8 8 greater
14th +10/+5 +4 +4 +9 Eldritch blast 7d6 9 greater
15th +11/+6/+1 +5 +5 +9 10 dark
16th +12/+7/+2 +5 +5 +10 Drain life 4/day 10 dark
17th +12/+7/+2 +5 +5 +10 Eldritch blast 8d6 11 dark
18th +13/+8/+3 +6 +6 +11 Greater Souleating 11 dark
19th +14/+9/+4 +6 +6 +11 12 dark
20th +15/+10/+5 +6 +6 +12 Eldritch blast 9d6 , Drain life 5/day 13 dark

Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
<-class skills (and key abilities)->.

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are class features of the Souleater.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Souleaters are proficient with all simple weapons. They are proficient with light armor but not with shields.

Invocations Known: A Souleater can learn the same invocations as a Warlock.

Eldritch Blast (Sp): This is the same class feature as the "Warlock's" (Complete Arcane) Eldritch Blast.

Souleating (Ex): Whenever a Souleater kills an opponent, he consumes a part of his opponents soul, healing him for one hitpoint per hit die of the killed creature. In addition to that he recives a +1 bonus on attacks and saves for an number of rounds equal to half of his Souleater-levels (round down). You can not have this bonus more than once at a time, but another kill will reset its duration.

Drain life (Sp): With 4th level a Souleater can once per day use his Eldritch Blast ability to directly transfer life from his target to himself. As a part of this ability the Souleater fires an Eldritch blast wich may not have any blastshape or essence invocations on it, but deals damage as normal to its target. The Souleater is healed for the amount of damage dealt to the target. Instead of a standard action for a normal Eldritch Blast this takes a fullround action. Every four level after that the Souleater gains an additional use per day for this ability.

Souldrain (Ex): At 6th level a Souleater gains the ability to drain a part of an opponents soul from it. Whenever a Souleater scores a critical hit with an Eldritch blast or a Drain life he gains temporary hitpoints equal to half of the damage the attack dealt. These hitpoints last for one hour.

Improved Souleating (Ex): At 10th level the Souleaters Souleating ability is improved, so that he now is healed for two points per hit die of his victims instead of one, and the bonus on attacks and saves is a +2.

Greater Souleating (Ex): At 18th level a Souleater masters the Souleating ability, now being healed for three points per hit die of his victims, and getting a bonus of +3 on attacks and saves.


Souleaters who become good, lose their Souleating, Souldrain and Drain life abilities.

Epic Souleaters[edit]

Table: The Epic Souleater
Hit Die: d6

Level Special
23rd Eldritch Blast 10d6
24th Drain Life 6/day
26th Eldritch Blast 11d6
28th Drain Life 7/day
29th Eldritch Blast 12d6

2 + Int modifier skill points per level.

Bonus Feats: The epic <-class name-> gains a bonus feat (selected from the list of epic <-class name-> bonus feats) every <-number of feats per level-> levels after 20th.

Epic <-class name-> Bonus Feat List: <-list of bonus epic feats->.

<-Sample race of your choice-> <-class name-> Starting Package[edit]

Weapons: <-Weapon selection for starting at 1st level with this class.->.

Skill Selection: Pick a number of skills equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Skill Ranks Ability Armor
<-Skill name-> <-4 for class skills and 2 for cross-class skills-> <-Abbrieviated key ability-> <-armor check penalty based on starting armor. If innapplicable put "—"->
<-Skill name-> <-4 for class skills and 2 for cross-class skills-> <-Abbrieviated key ability-> <-armor check penalty based on starting armor. If innapplicable put "—"->

<-copy and paste the rows as necessary.->

Feat: <-1st-level feat selection->.

Bonus Feats: <-1st-level feat bonus feats due to class or sample race. remove this section if this sample doesn't get any bonus feats at 1st level. ->.

Gear: <-Starting armor and other equipment outside of weapons.->.

Gold: <-Starting gold using this package.->.

Campaign Information[edit]

Playing a Souleater[edit]

Religion: <-description of how this class typically (but no exclusively) approaches religion including likely portfolios it would worship->.

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

Combat: <-Typical role in combat->.

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

Souleaters in the World[edit]

<-Some quote from a character of this class->
—<-NPC name->, <-race-> <-class->

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

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

Notables: <-notable NPCs of this class->.

Organizations: <-info on what, where, when, and how characters of this class congregate and assemble->.

NPC Reactions: <-How NPCs react to PCs of this class->.

Souleater Lore[edit]

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

Knowledge (arcana)
DC Result
5 A Souleater is a voodoolike version of a warlock.
10 Souleaters drain the souls of their victims before they die.
15 By consuming these souls a souleater greatly increases his powers.
20 Souleaters may heal them self by using a special variant of an Eldritch blast.

Souleaters 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: <-DM placement for NPCs of this class.->.

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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