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Vivacious Rager (3.5e Prestige Class)

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Vivacious RagerEdit

I... I can't stop it! I have to keep fighting or...
—Kanadare, Human Vivacious Rager

During a rage, the body goes above and beyond its limit, granting incredible strength, vitality, and willpower. But there is a physical limit to how fast a body can heal, how much punishment one man can take. In the end they are limited, but not the vivacious ragers. So great is their rage they transcend the limits of the body and dip into the spring of life itself, the blazing positive energy plane. Within this primal cosmic furnace of life lies endless strength, and also the dangerous threat of destruction from the spiraling energy of life itself.

Becoming a Vivacious RagerEdit

Entry Requirements
Alignment: Any non-lawful.
Base Attack Bonus: +6.
Skills: Knowledge (The Planes) 4 ranks.
Feats: Endurance, Diehard, Toughness.
Special: Rage 2/day. Must be a living creature.

Table: The Vivacious Rager

Hit Die: d12

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +2 +0 +0 Barbarian Advancement, Disruption Smite, Vivacious Rage
2nd +2 +3 +0 +0 Healing Spirit 1, Vivacious Soul
3rd +3 +3 +1 +1 Negative Resistance 5, Positive Strike 1d6
4th +4 +4 +1 +1 Necrofear
5th +5 +4 +1 +1 Negative Resistance 10, Healing Spirit 3
6th +6 +5 +2 +2 Positive Strike 2d6
7th +7 +5 +2 +2 Negative Resistance 20, Overheal
8th +8 +6 +3 +3 Healing Spirit 5
9th +9 +6 +3 +3 Deathless Raging, Positive Strike 3d6
10th +10 +7 +3 +3 Vivacious Apothesis

Class Skills (Skill Points::4 + Int modifier per level.
Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Knowledge (the planes) (Int), Listen (Wis) Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), Spot (Wis), Survival (Wis), Tumble (Dex),

Table: The Epic Vivacious Rager
Level Special
11th Bonus Feat
12th Positive Strike 4d6
13th
14th Bonus Feat
15th Positive Strike 5d6
16th
17th Bonus Feat
18th Positive Strike 6d6
19th
20th Bonus Feat

Class FeaturesEdit

All of the following are class features of the Vivacious Rager.

Barbarian Advancement: Levels in Vivacious Rager count as levels in barbarian for the purpose of the number of rages per day you recieve, and the bonuses recieved during rage, gaining greater and mighty rage as appropriate. You do not gain any other benefits of the barbarian class such as trap sense, damage reduction, or tireless rage class features.

Disruption Smite (Su): Once per class level you may call on the energy of the positive elemental plane to augment your blows against the undead. A vivacious rager may attempt to smite an undead with one normal melee attack. He adds his Constitution bonus (if any) to her attack roll and his weapon is treated as a disruption weapon, forcing a DC 14 Will save vs destruction against the attack. If the vivacious rager accidentally smites a creature that is not undead, the smite has no effect, but the ability is still used up for that day. This ability counts as a smite attack for the purpose of feats and pre-requisites.

Vivacious Rage (Ex): Instead of going into a normal rage, a vivacious rager may choose to go into a vivacious rage. He gains fast healing equal to his class level x 3 in addition to normal rage benefits. However unlike normal fast healing, this fast healing may exceed the vivacious rager's maximum hit points. Healing in excess of his maximum hp is temporary hp. If the vivacious rager's hp goes beyond twice his normal hp, he dies by awesome as all the life energy is too much for his body to handle. A vivacious rage once started cannot be stopped and so vivacous ragers often find themselves needing to take time to harm their own bodies simply to keep from exploding horribly. When the rage ends, all temporary hp gained from vivacious rage vanish.

Healing Spirit (Su): At 2nd level a vivacious barbarian is connected to the positive elemental plane, granting him fast healing 1. This fast healing does not threaten the vivacious rager with death by overhealing. During a vivacious rage, this fast healing is overridden by the superior fast healing granted by vivacious rage, but his normal fast healing granted by healing spirit spreads out into a 10 foot aura around the vivacious rager. All allies in range benefit from fast healing 1, any undead enemies in the area instead take 1 point of damage every round. The aura lasts as long as the vivavious rager is in a vivacious rage.

At level 5, the fast healing granted by this ability increases to 3. At level 8, the fast healing increases to 5.

Vivacious Soul (Ex): At 2nd level a vivacious barbarian has a soul unquenchable even by death. If a vivacious rager dies, he does not lose any experience points when revived. In addition, it is impossible to animate the vivacious rager's body as an undead, as even the vivacious rager's lifeless corpse is supersaturated with positive energy.

Negative Resistance (Su): At 3rd level a vivacious rager's life force surges, protecting them from harm through excessive brute force. A vivacious rager gains resistance to negative energy 5. This rises to resistance 10 at 5th level and resistance 20 at 7th level. It is eventually overriden by Vivacious Apothesis.

Positive Strike (Su): At 3rd level a vivacious rager's life force surges, empowering their blows with positive energy. Attacks made against undead and creatures which take damage from positive energy (such as a tomb-tainted humanoid) deal an additional 1d6 points of positive damage. Attacks hit incorporeal creatures as normal without a miss chance as if you were hitting with a positive energy effect. You gain an additional 1d6 at 6th level and every three levels beyond (9th, 12th, etc). This energy has no effect on creatures not harmed by positive energy.

Necrofear (Ex): At 4th level you are a beacon of positive energy, and thus a fearful bane to all that is undead. Undead creatures which attempt to attack you in melee with a non-reach weapon must make a Will save DC 10 + 1/2 HD + your Constitution bonus or be unable to touch you for the rest of the round. They may still attempt to attack at range but cannot bear to get closer to you.

Overheal (Sp): At 7th level you figure out how to channel your healing energies into others through hard work and guts! There are two uses of Overheal. First, you may expend one rage attempt to duplicate the effects of a heal spell at a caster level equal to your character level, or you may expend four uses of rage to duplicate the effect of raise dead. The latter requires 1 minute of focus, but does not cost any material components. You are however limited to casting within 1 minute per character level, before the spirit is too far to summon back to the body through raw positive energy alone. If used in an offensive manner, heal is Constitution based for its saving throw.

Deathless Raging (Ex): At 9th level, nothing can stop a vivacious rager, not even things that should rightfully kill him. While in a vivacious rage, a vivacious rager does not die when he is reduced below -10 hp. In fact, no amount of negative hit points will kill the vivacious rager. This does not protect him from effects which destroy the body (such as taking a disintergrate while in the negatives or Flesh to Stone or from [Death] effects. If the vivacious rage ends and the vivacious rager is below -10 he dies as normal.

Vivacious Apothesis: At 10th level, the energy from the vivacious rager's soul overwhelms him and transforms him into a magical creature. He becomes an outsider, although he still counts as a member of his original race when beneficial to him, and gains immunity to negative energy, energy drain, ability drain, ability damage, and death effects. He is immune to the harmful effects of the positive elemental plane and the explosive overhealing of his vivacious rage. His body often glows with radiant light which shines the area like a torch, though it may be quenched as a free action on his turn.

The epic vivacious rager gains a bonus feat (selected from the list of epic vivacious rager feats) at 11th and every 3 levels after.

Epic Vivacious Rager Bonus Feat List: <-list of bonus epic feats->

Ex-Vivacious RagersEdit

A vivacious rager who becomes lawful loses the ability to vivacious rage and cannot gain more levels as a vivacious rager. He retains all the other benefits of the class.

Campaign InformationEdit

Playing a Vivacious RagerEdit

Combat: A vivacious rager is ultimately a barbarian, a warrior, a front-liner. Forgoing things like damage reduction, the vivacious rager tanks through sheer hit points. Armor class is often unimportant and the vivacious rager may even desire to be hit, taking blows in place of others. In a pinch a vivacious rager can even make a fine healbot, taking the roll of cleric when not in foaming rage.

Advancement: What is good for a barbarian is good for a vivacious rager, nothing has changed about his methods, only his durability.

Resources: Vivacious ragers are not a lot to gather. In fact, vivacious ragers often become rivals, friendly and not, showing off the degree of their immense power.

Vivacious Ragers in the WorldEdit

I am invincible!
—Bleeding Mashmellow, Often Injured Half-Orc Vivacious Rager

NPC Reactions:

Vivacious Rager LoreEdit

Characters with ranks in Knowledge The Planes can research vivacious ragers 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
10 A vivacious rager is linked to the positive elemental plane, he heals any wounds you inflict upon him when he gets angry.
15 A vivacious rager is as dangerous as any barbarian, but a true monster against the undead, each blow rendered a thousands times over against their unholy bodies.
20 High level vivacious ragers can even heal and revive the dead! Clerics must be envious.
30 Those that reach this level of success can research specific vivacious ragers, legends, their whereabouts, and motives.

Vivacious Ragers in the GameEdit

Adaptation: An entropic rager, fitted for undead barbarians may be possible. Of course, with no Con score to speak of undead make poor barbarians to begin with. Replace Constitution based saves with Charisma if you do this.

Sample Encounter: Bleed the Invincible, a supposedly immortal an unstoppable gladiator, is your next opponent. Is he really invincible like he says?

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