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Flame Alchemist

Flame Alchemy is the art of transmuting air and enemies into fire. The more elite masters of this art are capable of doing it several times per round.

Making a Flame Alchemist

The main advantage of the Flame Alchemist is that they do large quantities of damage to large numbers of targets. They suffer from a lack of other abilities, though.

Abilities: Flame Alchemists need positive Intelligence and Charisma modifiers in order to modify their flames to affect a greater area, and Flame Alchemists with high Dexterity can snipe effectively. They use either Intelligence, Charisma, or Dexterity as their ability for save DC's.

Races: Races with penalties to Intelligence, Charisma, or Dexterity are unlikely to excel at Flame Alchemy.

Alignment: Any. People who burn other people to death with fire come in every alignment. They are very unlikely to be the sort of person who is nice to their enemies, however.

Starting Gold: 4d4×10 gp (100 gp).

Starting Age: Moderate.

Table: The Flame Alchemist

Hit Die: d8

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special Modifications by Action Type
Fort Ref Will 1 Minute 1-Round Full-Round Standard Move Swift Immediate
1st +0 +2 +0 +2 Basic Attack 210
2nd +1 +3 +0 +3 210
3rd +2 +3 +1 +3 210
4th +3 +4 +1 +4 3210
5th +3 +4 +1 +4 3210
6th +4 +5 +2 +5 3210
7th +5 +5 +2 +5 43210
8th +6/+1 +6 +2 +6 43210
9th +6/+1 +6 +3 +6 43210
10th +7/+2 +7 +3 +7 543210
11th +8/+3 +7 +3 +7 543210
12th +9/+4 +8 +4 +8 543210
13th +9/+4 +8 +4 +8 6543210
14th +10/+5 +9 +4 +9 6543210
15th +11/+6/+1 +9 +5 +9 6543210
16th +12/+7/+2 +10 +5 +10 7654321
17th +12/+7/+2 +10 +5 +10 7654321
18th +13/+8/+3 +11 +6 +11 7654321
19th +14/+9/+4 +11 +6 +11 8765432
20th +15/+10/+5 +12 +6 +12 8765432

Class Skills (Skill Points::2 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Appraise (Int), Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Concentration (Con), Craft (Alchemy) (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disable Device (Int), Forgery (Int), Gather Information (Cha), Handle Animal (Cha), Hide (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Knowledge (Arcana) (Int), Knowledge (History) (Int), Knowledge (Nobility and Royalty) (Int), Listen (Wis), Move Silently (Dex), Perform (Cha), Ride (Dex), Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Spellcraft (Int), Spot (Wis), Survival (Wis), Tumble (Dex), Use Rope (Dex).

Class Features

All of the following are class features of the Flame Alchemist.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Flame Alchemists are proficient with light armor and simple and martial weapons, although they suffer from Arcane Spell Failure.

Alchemist Level: A character's Alchemist level is equal to the total number of class levels in all classes that provide an Alchemist level.

Basic Attack (Sp): One target within 50' + 5'/Alchemist level takes 1d6 points of fire damage per Alchemist level, with half damage on a successful Reflex save (DC 10 + half Character level + Charisma, Dexterity, or Intelligence modifier). This Basic Attack suffers from Arcane Spell Failure, and may take any type of action to use that is not currently marked by a "-" on the Modifications by Action Type section of the Flame Alchemist table. In order to use Basic Attack as an action smaller than a full-round action, he must have alchemical symbols on his appendages, whether they be tattoos, dyes, or inscribed clothing. Such items cost at least 5 gold pieces. Basic Attack does not function on underwater targets unless the Electrolysis modification is used.

Modifications: The Flame Alchemist may apply a number of modifications to his Basic Attack as specified on the table. No character may be affected by the same Basic Attack more than once at the same time. The modifications are as follows:

  • Explosion: Everything within 5' × Intelligence modifier of the primary target is affected.
  • Burst: Everything within 5' × Charisma modifier of yourself (including the Flame Alchemist) is affected.
  • Cone: Everything within a 10' × Charisma modifier cone emanating from the Flame Alchemist is affected.
  • Line: Everything directly between the Flame Alchemist and the primary target is affected.
  • Shaped: The Flame Alchemist may specify 5' cubes that are unaffected by the Basic Attack.
  • Expand: Increase the widths, lengths, and radii of the Explosion, Burst, and Cone areas by 5' × Charisma modifier.
  • Extend: Increase the maximum distance from the Flame Alchemist to the primary target by 5' × Dexterity modifier × Alchemist level.
  • Superheated: The Basic Attack deals 1 additional point of untyped damage per Alchemist level. This damage is still halved on a successful save.
  • Heat Wave: The ground and air that was affected by the Basic Attack smolders and burns for a number of rounds equal to the Flame Alchemist's Intelligence modifier. Anything that ends its turn in the affected region takes a number of d6's of Fire damage equal to the Flame Alchemist's Charisma modifier or Alchemist level, whichever is lower.
  • Electrolysis: This modification is a requirement in order to affect underwater targets.

Epic Flame Alchemist

Table: The Epic Flame Alchemist

Hit Die: d8

Level Modifications by Action Type
1 Minute 1-Round Full-Round Standard Move Swift Immediate 1st Free Action/Turn 2nd Free Action/Turn
21st 7654321--
22nd 87654320-
23rd 87654320-
24th 87654320-
25th 98765431-
26th 98765431-
27th 98765431-
28th 1098765420
29th 1098765420
30th 1098765420

2 + Int modifier skill points per level.

Modifications by Action Type: The number of modifications that may be applied to a Basic Attack continues to increase by 1 every 3 class levels. In addition, at level 22 and every 6th level after 22, the Flame Alchemist gets an additional Free Action each round during which he can use a Basic Attack.

Elf Flame Alchemist Starting Package

Weapons: longbow.

Skill Selection: Pick a number of skills equal to 2 + Int modifier.

Skill Ranks Ability Armor
Check
Penalty
Hide 4 DEX
Move Silently 4 DEX
Sleight of Hand 4 DEX
Listen 4 WIS

Feat: Improved Initiative.

Gear: 10 pints of oil, a hooded lantern, a backpack, a bedroll, a traveler's outfit, and 20 arrows.

Gold: 13.





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