Warrior of the Soul (3.5e Prestige Class)
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Warrior of the Soul
Some who dedicate this life to defending the cause of good also seek to dedicate their afterlife to defending the cause of good. These people are Warriors of the Soul. On their death, they plan to join the Celestial Host defending the heavens against the vile and the corrupt. Many become champions who answer the summons of planar ally spells.
- Alignment: Any Good
- Feats: Armor Proficiency (Light), Armor Proficiency (Medium), Armor Proficiency (Heavy), Martial Weapon Proficiency (all martial weapons), Shield Proficiency, one or more Exalted feats, and any other four feats.
- Basic Attack Bonus: +5 or better
- Special: Character has gone to a good temple and participated in a public ceremony where he dedicates his life and afterlife to the cause of good.
|1st||+1||+2||+0||+0||Aura of Good, Darkvision, Smite Evil|
|2nd||+2||+3||+0||+0||Energy Resistance (Acid, Electricity) 5|
|3rd||+3||+3||+1||+1||Energy Resistance (Cold) 5|
|5th||+5||+4||+1||+1||Half Celestial template|
All the following are class features of the Warrior of the Soul:
Aura of Good (Ex): The power of a Warrior of the Soul's aura of Good (see the detect evil spell) is equal to her character level. Add Good to the warrior's subtype. In addition, any celestial or fiend recognizes the Warrior of the Soul as such and will treat her accordingly.
Darkvision (Ex): The Warrior of the Soul gains Darkvision out to 60 feet.
Smite Evil (Su): Once per day the creature can make a normal melee attack to deal extra damage equal to its HD total (maximum of +20) against an Evil foe. If the character already has Smite Evil, he gains no additional benefits.
Resist Acid (Ex): The Warrior of the Soul gains Resistance (Acid) 5.
Resist Electricity (Ex): The Warrior of the Soul gains Resistance (Electricity) 5.
Resist Cold (Ex): The Warrior of the Soul gains Resistance (Cold) 5.
Damage Resistance (Ex): The Warrior of the Soul gains DR 5/magic.
Celestial (Ex): The Warrior of the Soul has secured himself a place in the afterlife as a mercenary. The Warrior of the Soul gains the Celestial template. The warrior gains extraplanar subtype. The Warrior of the Soul gains Spell Resistance character level + 5. Use the character level when determining hit die based effects. Do not count the level adjustment of the template.
When a Warrior of the Soul dies, a celestial comes down to retrieve the fallen warrior's soul. The higher the level of the fallen, the higher the type of celestial. The warrior of the soul is then changed to type Outsider. He is then given the choice to remain on the material plane, fighting for good until he reaches level 20, or to ascend and join the celestial hosts.
Paladins and Monks
A paladin who becomes a Warrior of the Soul uses his paladin level and Warrior of the Soul levels to determine lay of hands bonus
Monks who become warriors of the soul continue to advance in their unarmed damage. ...
Ex-Warrior of the Soul
Should a Warrior of the Soul ever stop being good, he ceases to advance in this class. Should a Warrior of the Soul become evil, he loses all class abilities until he regains a non-evil alignment and sacrifices 500 x Level experience points. The character does not lose levels because of this experience loss, but he does not gain levels until he reaches the appropriate experience level.