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Corpselight Assassin (3.5e Prestige Class)

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Summary: A five level prestige class that Rewards the Rogue with a Few Supernatural Abilities

Length: levels; minimum level: 6.

Corpselight AssassinEdit

The accomplishments of one's life are never appreciated until death.
—Asher Quickfoot, Halfling Corpselight Assassin

The Rogue is haunted by the spirits of those he slays. Some are aware of this fact, but many are not. Those who are aware of this usually become devotees of Death Gods, or simply do not care. Others become Corpselight Assassins, using their knowledge of these Disembodied spirits to further their own needs.

Becoming a Corpselight AssassinEdit

Almost every corpselight assassin started their careers as Rogues, but others are Ninjas or have levels in Spellthief. Dexterity and Constitution are the most important ability scores for corpselight assassins, as it controls their Supernatural Abilities and Armor Class.

Entry Requirements
Alignment: Any
Base Attack Bonus: +5
Skills: Hide 9 Ranks, Move Silently 9 Ranks, Knowledge (Religion) 4 ranks.
Special: Sneak Attack +3d6, Must have died and been resurrected.

Table: The Corpselight Assassin

Hit Die: d8

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +0 +2 +2 Sneak Attack +1d6, Secrets of the Dead.
2nd +2 +0 +3 +3 Spurn Malevolence
3rd +3 +1 +3 +3 Sneak Attack +2d6
4th +4 +1 +4 +4 Living Defense
5th +5 +1 +5 +5 Sneak Attack +3d6, Corpselight

Class Skills (Skill Points::6 + Int modifier per level.
Appraise (Int), Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disable Device (Int), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Forgery (Int), Gather Information (Cha), Hide (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Knowledge (Int), Listen (Wis) Move Silently (Dex), Open Lock (Dex), Perform (Cha), Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Spot (Wis), Swim (Str), Tumble (Dex), Use Magic Device (Cha), Use Rope (Dex).

Class FeaturesEdit

All of the following are class features of the Corpselight Assassin.

Secrets of the Dead (Su): When the Corpselight Assassin slays a creature using his Sneak Attack, he may as an immediate action, enter the subjects mind. This ability functions like the spell Speak with Dead, only that the entirety of their conversation lasts as long as the immediate action, regardless of how many questions are asked. The Corpselight Assassin's Caster Level is Equal to 1/2 his HD. This ability only functions if the Rogue is using a melee weapon.

Sneak Attack: At Levels 1, 3, and 5, the Corpselight Assassin gains additional Sneak Attack damage.

Spurn Malevolence (Ex): Starting At Second Level, the Corpselight Assassin may add his Constitution Modifier as a bonus to his saves against Energy Damage, Energy Drain, Level Damage/Drain, Death Effects, and the Malevolence ability of Undead and Outsiders.

Living Defense (Ex): Starting At Fourth Level, the Corpselight Assassin may add his Constitution Modifier as a bonus to his AC against Incorporeal Touch Attacks. In addition, he adds his Constitution Modifier as a bonus to his attack rolls against Incoporeal Creatures, and any weapon he wields is treated as having the Ghost Touch Property

Corpselight (Su): At 5th Level, the Corpselight Assassin may himself become a Corpselight. While in his Corpselight Form, the Assassin's Size becomes Tiny, he gains a Fly Speed of 60' (Perfect), and he is Immune to Mind Affecting Affects. In addition, while in his Corpselight form, he Gains the Ethereal Property. He may stay in his Corpselight form for 10+Constitution Modifier Rounds per day.

Campaign InformationEdit

Playing a Corpselight AssassinEdit

Combat: A Corpselight Assassin is Still a Rogue. Treat him as such.

Advancement: Most Corpselight Assassins take additional levels in Rogue, or multi-class to other light armored classes, such as Swashbucklers or Rangers.

Corpselight Assassins in the WorldEdit

You can tell me now, or I can kill you and get the information that way. Your choice.

NPC Reactions: Most NPC's will treat the Corpselight Assassin the way they would treat a normal Rogue or Assassin. With Distrust and Enmity.

Corpselight Assassin LoreEdit

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

Knowledge (Religion)
DC Result
11 Corpselight Assassins are assassins who have returned from the dead.
16 Corpselight Assassins can speak with the spirits of those they have killed.
21 Some Corpselight Assassins can transform into corpselights themselves.
26 Anyone who gets this high of a Knowledge Check can garner information about a Specific Corpselight Assassin.



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