Swordwraith (3.5e Template)

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Sword Wraith[edit]

I remain… because I have been tricked or mislead or I have proven myself to be worthy of life.
Dreaded Knight Wraith by Virtual Creature, on Flickr

Mercenaries devoted strongly enough to a life of war that they carry on in death their endless campaign of destruction. Sword Wraiths appear somewhat insubstantial and have faintly glowing eyes, but they are not truly incorporeal and their eyes do not produce enough light to modify vision penalties.


A character slain in battle may return as a Sword Wraith if his services were hired under false pretenses or if his exploits were particularly impressive before his life finally ended (at the discretion of the DM).

Character Modifications[edit]

  • Type: The character's type changes to Undead and the character's former type becomes a subtype with the "augmented" modifier. The character also gains the Dark Minded and Unliving subtypes.
  • Hit Dice: The character's Hit Dice, BAB, Saves, and skills are all unaffected.
  • Skills: The character gains a +2 bonus to his Hide and Move Silently checks.
  • Alignment: The character's alignment is Changed to Lawful Evil.
  • Special Qualities: The character gains Turn Resistance +2.
  • Level Adjustment: +0

Swordwraith Paragon[edit]

When your swordwraith character gains a level, you may gain a level of Swordwraith instead of a class.

Hit Die: d12 BAB/Saves: BAB: Good (as Fighter); Bad Fort, Bad Reflex, Good Will.

Class Skills: The Swordwraith Paragon's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Handle Animal (Cha), Hide (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Listen (Wis), Move Silently (Dex), Ride (Dex), Spot (Wis), and Swim (Str).

Skills/Level: 2 + Intelligence Bonus

Level Abilities
1st Strength Damage, Alertness
2nd Damage Reduction 5/Magic, Iron Will
3rd Damage Reduction 10/Magic, Stealthy

Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: The Swordwraith Paragon gains no new armor or weapon proficiencies.

Strength Damage (Su): Whenever a Swordwraith Paragon strikes an opponent with a melee weapon, he also inflicts 1 point of Strength damage.

Alertness: A Swordwraith Paragon gains Alertness as a bonus feat at 1st level.

Damage Reduction (Su): At 2nd level, a Swordwraith Paragon gains DR of 5/Magic. At 3rd level, this improves to 10/Magic.

Iron Will: A Swordwraith Paragon gains Iron Will as a bonus feat at 2nd level.

Stealthy: A Swordwraith Paragon gains Stealthy as a bonus feat at 3rd level.

The swordwraith and swordwraith paragon class have been taken from K's Tome of necromancy.

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