Sphere Minion, Extended (3.5e Prestige Class)
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Among some humanoids and monstrous humanoids, insane individuals worship the terrible gods of the beholders. To these people, beholders are perfect and have reached the pinnacle of evolution. The look at at their own bodies, with only two feeble eyes and flawed, crude limbs and are filled with disgust. By Venerating the Great Mother of the beholders, they hope to receive her blessing. The sphere minion is typically one of the many slaves that belong to a beholder community. Through constant brainwashing and exposure to beholders, they lose any sense of their former identity, making obedience to their masters their only goal worth pursuing. They are the masters and elite among the slaves, preaching the message of the Great Mother and the superiority of beholder-kind. Beholders treat sphere minions slightly better than other slaves, but still look at them with disgust and disdain. The other slaves view them with awe and envy, for the sphere minion has been touched by the Great Mother.
Becoming a Sphere Minion
Variant: Another variation is to remove the alignment and patron requirement of this prestige classes in order to make them destroyers of the monsters they emulate. These crusaders give up a great deal of their being to become more like their enemy.
・A group of wizards capture beholders in order to harness their intrinsic powers, turning unwitting pawns into Sphere Slayers.・
|Race:||Any Humanoid or Monstrous humanoid.|
|Skills:||Knowledge (Arcana) Rank 8, Spot Rank 4|
|Feats:||Alertness, Weapon Focus (Rays)|
|Patron:||The Great Mother.|
|1st||+0||+0||+0||+2||Eye Stalk I 1/day, Bonus Feat|
|2nd||+1||+0||+0||+3||All-Around Vision, Natural Armor|
|3rd||+2||+0||+0||+3||Eye Stalk II 1/day, Eye Stalk I 2/day|
|4th||+3||+1||+1||+4||Levitate, Improved Eyestalk 1|
|5th||+3||+1||+1||+4||Beholder Apotheosis, Eye Stalk III 1/day, Eye Stalk II 2/day, Eye Stalk I 3/day|
|7th||+5||+2||+2||+5||Eye-stalk 4 1/day, ect....|
|8th||+5||+3||+3||+5||Anti-magic cone 15' 2/day|
|9th||+6||+3||+3||+6||Eye-stalk 5 1/day, ect....|
|10th||+7||+3||+3||+7||Beholder Apotheosis 2, Anti-magic cone 15' at will|
Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level)
All of the following are class features of the Sphere Minion.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Sphere minions gain no new proficiency with any weapons armor or shields.
Eye Stalks (Su): As he grows in experience, a sphere minion grows eye stalks. Unlike a beholder, the sphere minion can aim his eye stalks in any direction without problem. Using an eye stalk is a standard action. The sphere minion can use each eye stalk a number of times per day as described in the Sphere Minion Advancement table plus a number of uses equal to his Cha mod. Each ray resembles a spell as though cast by a sorcerer of a level equal to 5+ the sphere minion class level but follows the rules for a ray. Each has a range of 50 ft and a saving throw DC equal to 10 + sphere minion class level + Charisma modifier.
Eye Stalk I (Su): At 1st level, the sphere minion can chose one of the following abilities for the eye stalk. Charm Person: The target mus succeed at a Will save or be affect as though by the spell. Inflict Light Wounds: This works just like the spell causing 1d8+5 points of damage (Will half). Sleep: This works like the spell, except that it affects one creature with a number of HD up to the character level of the sphere minion. The target must succeed a Will save to resist
Eye Stalk II (Su):At 3rd level, the sphere minion can chose one of the following abilities for his second eye stalk. Fear: This works like the spell, except that it targets one creature. The target must succeed a Will save or be affected as though by the spell. Charm Monster: The target must succeed a Will save or be affected as by the spell. Slow: This works like the spell, except that it affects one creature. The target must make a Will save to resist.
Eye Stalk III (Su): At 5th level, the sphere minion can chose one of the following abilities for his third eye stalk. Flesh to Stone: The target must succeed a Fortitude save or be affected as by the spell. Finger of Death: The target must succeed a Fortitude save or be slain as though by the spell. The target suffering 2d6+6 points of damage if his saving throw succeeds. Disintegrate: The target must succeed a Fortitude save or be affected as by the spell. Telekinesis: The sphere minion can move objects or creatures, as per the spell. Creatures can resist with a successful Will save.
Eye Stalk IV (Su): Pick any spell, level 8 or lower.
Eye Stalk V (Su): Pick any spell, level 9 or lower.
All Around Vision (Ex): At 2nd level, the sphere minion grows accustomed to its eye stalk. This grants the sphere minion a +2 circumstance bonus to spot and search checks. In addition the sphere minion cannot be flanked.
Improved Eyestalk (Su): Choose one of the level 1 eye-stalks you have not yet chosen. You gain it as normal except you may use it at will, once every 1d4 rounds.
Natural Armor (Ex): As your skin hardens and your form shifts you gain natural armor and become unable to wear traditional armor ever again. You have Natural armor equal to your level in this class. At level 6 you may never wear traditional armor again(You also lose the armor body slot).
Levitate (Su): A sphere minion gains the ability to levitate-better to serve its beholder masters. The sphere minion can levitate at will, as per the spell cast by a sorcerer of the sphere minion's class level.
Beholder Apothesis: At 5th level. the sphere minion has lost all touch with his original heritage, becoming more like a beholder. Both of his normal eyes merge together into one huge single eye in the middle of his forehead, and his limbs shrink and become gangly while his skin changes to a leathery texture and becomes yellowish. His creature type changes to monstrous humanoid. All special abilities, spells, or effects treat him as a monstrous humanoid.
Eyeball Companion: At 6th level, you aquire a familiar of sorts. A beholderkin Eyeball(Monsters of Faerun) comes to you in the dark of night and pledges itself to you. It will do anything you tell it to, within reason. As you level it recieves benefits as a familiar, if you have any levels which grant a familiar those levels stack for determining the Eyeball's bonuses. You gain a second eyeball companion at 10th level.
Anti-Magic Eye(Su): Can maintain for cha mod in rounds. Full round action to maintain. In the area covered by the cone, magical and supernatural effects are suppressed. After using this ability you must wait 1d20 rounds before you are able to use it again.
Beholder Apotheosis 2: From this point on it is impossible to lose any abilities granted by this class, and you are treated in all respects as a beholder. Your type changes to Aberration. Pick two of your eyestalks, you may use them at will, once every 1d4+1 rounds. Your base land speed also drops to 5.
A sphere minion who ceases to worship the Great Mother or willingly opposes a beholder loses all class features of this prestige class. Any eye stalks that the former sphere minion gas cease working and then fall off. He also loses the ability to levitate. The only class feature that is not lost is the beholder apotheosis. The creature is permanently warped and twisted into monstrous humanoid, retaining the single, merged eye as a sign of his former allegiance to the beholder goddess.