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Demonsouled (3.5e Class)

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{{#set:Summary=A warlock of the Incarnum variety, the Demonsouled reshapes soulmelds to get some of the versatility that the normal Warlock sorely lacks. |Length=20 |Minimum Level=1 |Base Attack Bonus Progression=Moderate |Fortitude Save Progression=Poor |Reflex Save Progression=Poor |Will Save Progression=Good |Class Ability=Other |Class Ability Progression=Full }} {{#set:Allowed Alignments=Lawful Evil}} {{#set:Allowed Alignments=Neutral Evil}} {{#set:Allowed Alignments=Chaotic Good}} {{#set:Allowed Alignments=Chaotic Neutral}} {{#set:Allowed Alignments=Chaotic Evil}}


DemonsouledEdit

Demonsouled are people who shape the soul energy of demons into powerful tools. Incarnum has a bit of backlash on personality, though, so those who wield it often become more like the demons they wield.

Making a DemonsouledEdit

Demonsouled have much the same role as Warlocks, that of the glass cannon.

Abilities: Demonsouled need a pretty good Constitution score in order to be able to have a goodly number of soulmelds shaped simultaneously. Any saving throws the Demonsouled forces are Charisma-based. Dexterity is helpful for ranged touch attacks and armor class. Intelligence is far more helpful for skills for the Demonsouled than it is for characters like the Rogue or Bard.

Races: Races that are not entirely opposed to demons are obviously more likely to become Demonsouled. Since Red Foxes don't have souls, they are unlikely to comprehend the concept of incarnum, but would also be less afraid of its side effects.

Alignment: Any Chaotic or any Evil. The souls of Demons have a manipulative effect on the personality of their wielders.

Starting Gold: 3d4×10 gp (75 gp).

Starting Age: Moderate.

Table: The Demonsouled

Hit Die: d6

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Meldshaping
Fort Ref Will Soulmelds Essentia Chakra Binds
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 211
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 321
3rd +1 +1 +1 +3 Advanced Learning 331
4th +2 +1 +1 +4 441
5th +2 +1 +1 +4 452
6th +3 +2 +2 +5 462
7th +3 +2 +2 +5 572
8th +4 +2 +2 +6 582
9th +4 +3 +3 +6 Advanced Learning 593
10th +5 +3 +3 +7 6103
11th +5 +3 +3 +7 6113
12th +6/+1 +4 +4 +8 6123
13th +6/+1 +4 +4 +8 7134
14th +7/+2 +4 +4 +9 7144
15th +7/+2 +5 +5 +9 Advanced Learning 7154
16th +8/+3 +5 +5 +10 8164
17th +8/+3 +5 +5 +10 8175
18th +9/+4 +6 +6 +11 8185
19th +9/+4 +6 +6 +11 9195
20th +10/+5 +6 +6 +12 9205

Class Skills (Skill Points::2 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Appraise (Int), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Concentration (Con), Diplomacy (Cha), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Gather Information (Cha), Handle Animal (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Knowledge (Arcana) (Int), Knowledge (The Planes) (Int), Listen (Wis), Perform (Oratory) (Cha), Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Speak Language (None), Spellcraft (Int), Spot (Wis), Use Magic Device (Cha), Use Rope (Dex).

Class FeaturesEdit

All of the following are class features of the Demonsouled.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The Demonsouled is proficient in light armor and simple weapons, as well as the Whip.

Meldshaping: A Demonsouled's primary ability is shaping soulmelds. The Demonsouled can shape any soulmeld from the Demonsouled soulmeld list. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a soulmeld is equal to 10 + number of points of essentia invested in the soulmeld + your Charisma modifier. Your meldshaper level is equal to your Demonsouled level.

The Demonsouled can only shape a limited number of soulmelds per day, as listed under the "soulmelds" column. If your Constitution score - 10 is lower than that number, you are limited to your Constitution score - 10 soulmelds instead.

At 1st level, you also gain access to a pool of essentia, as listed under the "essentia" column. As a swift action, you can reallocate your essentia among your soulmelds, feats, etcetera.

A Demonsouled does not rest and prepare soulmelds in advance, but does require 1 hour of meditation to shape his soulmelds for the day.

Chakra Binds: At 1st level, you can bind soulmelds to your chakras, granting additional abilities. The "Chakra Binds" column determines the number of soulmelds you can have bound to chakras at any one time. At 1st level, you gain the ability to bind soulmelds to a special "Blast" chakra. At 4th level, you can bind soulmelds to your Crown, Feet, and Hands chakras. At 8th level, you can bind soulmelds to your Arms, Shoulders, and Brow chakras. At 12th level, you can bind soulmelds to your Waist and Throat Chakras. At 16th level, you can bind soulmelds to your Heart chakra. At 20th level, you can bind soulmelds to your Soul chakra.

Advanced Learning: At 3rd level, and every 6 levels after 3rd level, you can learn a new soulmeld from any class's soulmeld list. You can shape that soulmeld as though it was a Demonsouled Soulmeld.

Ex-DemonsouledEdit

The powers of the Demonsouled enforce the alignment restrictions. A character who stops being chaotic or evil can continue to use the abilities granted by this class. However, using these abilities immediately makes you chaotic or evil.


Campaign InformationEdit

Playing a DemonsouledEdit

Religion: Demonsouled tend to either worship demons or worship gods who like to control demons.

Other Classes: Demonsouled like to stand back a bit and let loose huge gouts of fire. Classes who like to stand in the way tend to not appreciate this, especially if they're not immune.

Combat: Demonsouled wield damage like a pro.

Advancement: Demonsouled could benefit from having levels in a class with staying or sneaking power.

Demonsouled in the WorldEdit

Other Gnolls are content to merely worship Yeenoghu. I do one better: I aim to use Yeenoghu like a blunt instrument.
—Krughok Snakkyl, Gnoll Demonsouled

Demonsouled tend to be a bit power hungry and destructive. Unless they join a circus or something, they are unlikely to make peaceful societies very happy with their presence.

Daily Life: Krughok Snakkyl, on a normal day, is likely to be wandering the infinite layers of the abyss, killing demons left and right.

Notables: Krughok Snakkyl, who aspires to eventually become a Demon God. Ilirae Aeriga, the overly internally conflicted elf who tries to use the torturous fires of pain to bring good into the world.

Organizations: Demonsouled don't usually assemble; they disassemble.

NPC Reactions: Megalomaniacal villains are usually glad to have the power of demons on their side. Peaceful fishing villages seldom do.

Demonsouled LoreEdit

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

Knowledge (The Planes)
DC Result
5 Demonsouled have something to do with the souls of demons.
10 Demonsouled wield the power of Incarnum.
15 Demonsouled can bind demons to a specialized Chakra only they can attain.
20 Demonsouled are influenced by the very demons they wield.



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