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Disciple of the Undying Cold (3.5e Prestige Class)

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Summary: A necromancer who embraces the power of bitter cold, eventually becoming undead himself.

Length: 10 levels; minimum level: 7.


Disciple of the Undying ColdEdit

There's nothing like leading a legion of the undead in a blizzard.
—Tazul, Human Disciple of the Undying Cold

A Disciple of the Undying Cold is a master of cold and Necromancy

Becoming a Disciple of the Undying Cold Edit

Disciple of the Undying Cold are spellcaster, those who become one are cold fanatic or some necromancer from cold regions. Other may desire the power of cold to spread blight and eternal winter on lands.

Entry Requirements
Alignment: Any Evil.
Skills: Knowledge (Arcana).
Feats: Energy Substitution (Cold), Craft Wondrous Item, Spell Focus (Necromancy)
Spellcasting: Be able to cast a 4th level Cold Spell.
Domains: (Cleric Only) Cold Domain.
Special: (5th level or higher only) Must begin the creation of a Crystal Phylactery.

Table: The Disciple of the Undying Cold

Hit Die: d4

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Spellcasting
Fort Ref Will
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Frost Manifestation +1 level of existing spellcasting
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Cold Necromancy +1 level of existing spellcasting
3rd +1 +1 +1 +3 Cold Undeath (DR 5/bludgeoning and magic) +1 level of existing spellcasting
4th +2 +1 +1 +4 Immunity to Cold +1 level of existing spellcasting
5th +2 +1 +1 +4 Cold Potential +1 level of existing spellcasting
6th +3 +2 +2 +5 Cold Undeath (Natural Armor +2) +1 level of existing spellcasting
7th +3 +2 +2 +5 Cold Undeath (25% Fortification, resist Mind affecting effect) +1 level of existing spellcasting
8th +4 +2 +2 +6 Absorb Cold +1 level of existing spellcasting
9th +4 +3 +3 +6 Cold Undeath (DR 10/bludgeoning and magic) +1 level of existing spellcasting
10th +5 +3 +3 +7 Frostlich Apotheosis +1 level of existing spellcasting

Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level
Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Knowledge (all skills, taken individually) (Int), Profession (Wis), Spellcraft (Int).

Class FeaturesEdit

All of the following are class features of the Disciple of the Undying Cold.

Spellcasting: At each level , you gain new spells per day and an increase in caster level (and spells known, if applicable) as if you had also gained a level in a spellcasting class to which you belonged before adding the prestige class level. You do not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. If you had more than one divine or arcane spellcasting class before becoming a Disciple of Undying cold, you must decide to which class to add each level for the purpose of determining spells per day, caster level, and spells known.

Frost Manifestation (Su): The Disciple of the Undying Cold's caster level for spell with the Cold Descriptor increase by +4.

Cold Necromancy (Su): Now every undead raised by a Disciple of the Undying Frost gain the Cold subtype.

Cold Undeath (Ex): At 3rd level the body of the Disciple of the Undying Frost begin to turn into ice and bones. She gain a Damage Reduction of 3/bludgeoning and magic.

At 6th level the Disciple of the Undying Frost increase (gain if she had none) her natural armor by +2.

At 7th level the Disciple of the Undying Cold now have 25% chance of ignoring critical hit, sneak attack or similar effect. They also gain +4 to their saves vs mind affecting effect.

At 9th level the Damage Reduction increase to 10.

Immunity to Cold (Ex): At 4th level the Disciple of the Undying Cold become immune to cold, however he take 50% more damage from fire-based effect.

Cold Potential (Su): The Disciple of the Undying Cold may add her hit dice as extra damage to all cold-based spell. The Disciple of the Undying cold may choose to make all spells who dealt any energy type (even typeless damage) other than cold now deal cold damage. However they are not affected by the Extra Damages granted by this ability.

Adsorb Cold (Ex): At 8th level the Disciple of the Undying cold now heal herself with cold energy. Cold energy now restore hit point instead of damaging the Disciple of the Undying Cold.

Frostlich Apotheosis: At 10th level the Disciple of the undying Cold finally reach her greatest objective. She is now a frostlich. She take on the Frostlich without taking any LA. All benefit granted by the prestige class does not stack with those granted by the template (cold undeath, immunity to cold, absorb cold).

Playing a Disciple of the Undying ColdEdit

Combat: Disciple of the Undying Cold have a role similar to wizard or sorcerer. Many Disciples of the Undying Cold choose to use their mastery of cold to blast their way in legions of enemies. They are very powerful in battle against foes such as fire giants.

Advancement: Due to the nature of their ability, the Disciple of the Undying Cold is better remaining a Disciple of the Undying Cold as long as she is not a Frostlich (otherwise she be a lich when she will be epic.)

Resources: Disciples of the Undying Cold have many cult, most are in cold region and worship evil frost deity.

Disciple of the Undying Cold in the WorldEdit

My power is as fierce as the winter itself!
—Tazul, Human Disciple of the Undying Cold

NPC Reactions: If any Good NPC know about them they are likely to react negatively. In fact they are not only necromancer, cold kill all lives and leave land barrens. Few NPCs would be friendly with a Disciple of the Undying Cold.

Disciple of the Undying Cold LoreEdit

Characters with ranks in Knowledge (Religion) can research Disciple of the Undying Cold 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 They are necromancers dedicating themselves to cold.
16 Disciple of the Undying Cold are incredibly powerful at manipulating cold.
21 Strong Disciple of the Undying Cold may even attain a strange form of lichdom, they become a frostlich, a lich made of ice and bones..
26 Information on particular disciple or Class Features.

Disciple of the Undying Cold in the GameEdit

Adaptation: Disciple of the Undying Cold are easy to adapt, they hold the same place as necromancer. They are likely to be found in cult worshipping death and cold deities.

Sample Encounter: COMING SOON

EL whatever: COMING SOON



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