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vinihigino
2013-07-07, 10:06 AM
Focusing in the transmutation school, the class is originaly from here: http://gavetaincerta.blogspot.com.br/2012/10/prestige-class-shape-transmuter.html

I expect it to be a powerful but balanced class. Something equal in power with the other specialists such as wizard/master specialist (abjuration)/initiate of the sevenfold veil or wizard/master specialist (ilusion)/shadowcraft mage.



Prestige Class: Sculptor of the Flesh

Arcanists that have a genuine fascination for body transformation through magic, this is the most simple definition for the Sculptor of the Flesh. Experts in the transmutation school tend to be the main followers of this prestige class, since the path requires a dedicated and methodical study on the anatomy of several creatures and how the magic is able to simulate their skills and body. Although uncommon, is possible that sorcerers able to take the form of powerful creatures share this attraction and join this course of specialization. Regardless of origin, all Sculptors of the Flesh have in common a fascination with the art of body reconstruction, a procedure that often able to cause repulse even in other arcane masters.


http://archive.4plebs.org/foolfuuka/boards/tg/image/1373/14/1373143454077.jpg


BECOMING A SHAPE TRANSMUTER
The basic steps required to an arcanist that follow this path are the knowledge about the different kinds of creatures and their anatomies and a superior mastery on the transmutation school. This two combined will grant that the Sculptor of the Flesh improve his transfiguration abilities in a way no other mage can.


Entry Requirements
Feats: spell focus (transmutation)
Skills: Heal 4 ranks, Knowledge (arcane) 8 ranks
Spells: Able to cast alter self and two 3ļ level spells of the transmutation school.

The Sculptor of the Flesh Hit Die: d4
{table=head] Level | BBA| Fort | Ref | Will | Special | Spells
1st | 0 | +0 | +0 | +2 | - | +1 level of existing class |
2nd | +1 | +0 | +0 | +3 | Improved metamorphic magic I: change of the flesh | +1 level of existing class |
3rd | +1 | +1 | +1 | +3 |ability enhancer (feat)| +1 level of existing class |
4th | +2 | +1 | +1 | +4 | Improved metamorphic magic II: change of the senses | +1 level of existing class |
5th | +2 | +1 | +1 | +4 | - | +1 level of existing class |
6th | +3 | +2 | +2 | +5 | Improved metamorphic magic III: stable change | +1 level of existing class |
7th | +3 | +2 | +2 | +5 |Graft Flesh (feat)| +1 level of existing class |
8th | +4 | +2 | +2 | +6 | Improved metamorphic magic IV: perfect change | +1 level of existing class |
9th | +4 | +3 | +3 | +6 | - | +1 level of existing class |
10th | +5 | +3 | +3 | +7 | Improved metamorphic magic V - unique change | - |
[/table]
Class skills (2 + int modifier per level): Concentration, Craft, Decipher Script, Heal, Knoweldge (all skills, taken individually), Profession, Spellcraft


CLASS FEATURES

Assume Supernatural Ability: as the feat.

Improved metamorphic magic (Ex): The continuous and focused researches in his highlights spells start showing results. As the Sculptor of the Flesh gets more experienced, he learns how to make better use of the following spells: alter self, polymorph, polymorph any object and shapechange.

I - change of the flesh: As his skills in transmutation arts progresses, he learn how to increase the effectiveness of his body. When using alter self, he is able to improve his muscles and organs. When using the alter self spell, the Sculptor of the Flesh can redistribute his physical attributes in a limited way. At 2nd level no attribute can vary more than 2 points. This value increase by 2 at every even class level. Additionally, at 2nd level he gains 2 points to distribute as he likes when assuming another form with this spell. This value increase by 2 at every even class level.


II - change of the sense: when the Sculptor of the Flesh reach the 4th level, he learn how to rearrange his nerves like the creatures he change. He gains the senses of any shape he assumes. Senses include extraordinary special qualities such as blindsense, blindsight, darkvision, low-light vision, scent, and tremorsense.

III - stable change: When changing his form through alter self, polymorph or shapechange he applies the extend spell feat, without increase the spell level. When changing throught polymorph any object, he add 2 to the duration factor.

IV - Perfect change: When using polymorph, the Sculptor of the Flesh can make his body exactly like the creature he is changing to. He gains the extraordinary special qualities of any form she assumes with this spell, but looses all of his extraordinary abilities granted form class levels or prestige class levels, keeping the racial extraordinary abilities only

V - unique change: At 10th level, the sculptor of the flesh gains the ability to create completely imaginary forms when he casts alter self, polymorph, polymorph any object, or shapechange on himself. To create an imaginary form, he chooses one of his favored shapes as a base form. He can then choose a single aspect of a second monster whose form he could assume using the spell he is casting and add it to the first creature. His available options include the following
Replace the base formís natural armor bonus with that of the second form.



Add the second formís movement modes.
Add one of the second formís natural attack types (with the appropriate reach), if the base form doesnít have that attack type already.
Add an extraordinary special attack of the second form.
Add an extraordinary special quality of the second form.
Replace one of the base formís physical ability scores, if both the base form and the second form are the same size category.


Graft flesh: as the feat.


So... what do you guys think?:smallconfused:

Amnoriath
2013-07-07, 11:11 AM
Focusing in the transmutation school, the class is originaly from here: http://gavetaincerta.blogspot.com.br/2012/10/prestige-class-shape-transmuter.html

I expect it to be a powerful but balanced class. Something equal in power with the other specialists such as wizard/master specialist (abjuration)/initiate of the sevenfold veil or wizard/master specialist (ilusion)/shadowcraft mage.



Prestige Class: Sculptor of the Flesh

Arcanists that have a genuine fascination for body transformation through magic, this is the most simple definition for the Sculptor of the Flesh. Experts in the transmutation school tend to be the main followers of this prestige class, since the path requires a dedicated and methodical study on the anatomy of several creatures and how the magic is able to simulate their skills and body. Although uncommon, is possible that sorcerers able to take the form of powerful creatures share this attraction and join this course of specialization. Regardless of origin, all Sculptors of the Flesh have in common a fascination with the art of body reconstruction, a procedure that often able to cause repulse even in other arcane masters.


http://archive.4plebs.org/foolfuuka/boards/tg/image/1373/14/1373143454077.jpg


BECOMING A SHAPE TRANSMUTER
The basic steps required to an arcanist that follow this path are the knowledge about the different kinds of creatures and their anatomies and a superior mastery on the transmutation school. This two combined will grant that the Sculptor of the Flesh improve his transfiguration abilities in a way no other mage can.


Entry Requirements
Feats: spell focus (transmutation)
Skills: Heal 4 ranks, Knowledge (arcane) 8 ranks
Spells: Able to cast alter self and two 3ļ level spells of the transmutation school.

The Sculptor of the Flesh Hit Die: d4
{table=head] Level | BBA| Fort | Ref | Will | Special | Spells
1st | 0 | +0 | +0 | +2 | Assume supernatural ability (feat) | +1 level of existing class |
2nd | +1 | +0 | +0 | +3 | Improved metamorphic magic I: change of the flesh | +1 level of existing class |
3rd | +1 | +1 | +1 | +3 | - | +1 level of existing class |
4th | +2 | +1 | +1 | +4 | Improved metamorphic magic II: change of the senses | +1 level of existing class |
5th | +2 | +1 | +1 | +4 | Graft Flesh (feat) | +1 level of existing class |
6th | +3 | +2 | +2 | +5 | Improved metamorphic magic III: stable change | +1 level of existing class |
7th | +3 | +2 | +2 | +5 | - | +1 level of existing class |
8th | +4 | +2 | +2 | +6 | Improved metamorphic magic IV: perfect change | +1 level of existing class |
9th | +4 | +3 | +3 | +6 | - | +1 level of existing class |
10th | +5 | +3 | +3 | +7 | Improved metamorphic magic IV - unique change | - |
[/table]
Class skills (2 + int modifier per level): Concentration, Craft, Decipher Script, Heal, Knoweldge (all skills, taken individually), Profession, Spellcraft


CLASS FEATURES

Assume Supernatural Ability: as the feat.

Improved metamorphic magic (Ex): The continuous and focused researches in his highlights spells start showing results. As the Sculptor of the Flesh gets more experienced, he learns how to make better use of the following spells: alter self, polymorph, polymorph any object and shapechange.

I - change of the flesh: As his skills in transmutation arts progresses, he learn how to increase the effectiveness of his body. When using alter self, he is able to improve his muscles and organs. When using the alter self spell, the Sculptor of the Flesh can redistribute his physical attributes in a limited way. At 2nd level no attribute can vary more than 2 points. This value increase by 2 at every even class level. Additionally, at 2nd level he gains 2 points to distribute as he likes when assuming another form with this spell. This value increase by 2 at every even class level.


II - change of the sense: when the Sculptor of the Flesh reach the 4th level, he learn how to rearrange his nerves like the creatures he change. He gains the senses of any shape he assumes. Senses include extraordinary special qualities such as blindsense, blindsight, darkvision, low-light vision, scent, and tremorsense.

III - stable change: When changing his form through alter self, polymorph or shapechange he applies the extend spell feat, without increase the spell level. When changing throught polymorph any object, he add 2 to the duration factor.

IV - Perfect change: When using polymorph, the Sculptor of the Flesh can make his body exactly like the creature he is changing to. He gains the extraordinary special qualities of any form she assumes with this spell, but looses all of his extraordinary abilities granted form class levels or prestige class levels, keeping the racial extraordinary abilities only

V - unique change: At 10th level, the sculptor of the flesh gains the ability to create completely imaginary forms when he casts alter self, polymorph, polymorph any object, or shapechange on himself. To create an imaginary form, he chooses one of his favored shapes as a base form. He can then choose a single aspect of a second monster whose form he could assume using the spell he is casting and add it to the first creature. His available options include the following
Replace the base formís natural armor bonus with that of the second form.



Add the second formís movement modes.
Add one of the second formís natural attack types (with the appropriate reach), if the base form doesnít have that attack type already.
Add an extraordinary special attack of the second form.
Add an extraordinary special quality of the second form.
Replace one of the base formís physical ability scores, if both the base form and the second form are the same size category.


Graft flesh: as the feat.


So... what you guys think?:smallconfused:

I would say make them lose a school as this is a choice for more direct battle. Also that first feat plus a snake familiar and polymorph ability is the foundation of Pun-Pun(which is a build that can permanently do what the capstone does).

vinihigino
2013-07-07, 03:27 PM
banning a school makes a lot of sense, although that limit the PrC for wizards. I'll think about it. Thanks:smallwink:

As for pun-pun, I see more as a problem with the talent than with the class. Theres not much I can do in the design. It's a trick for the DM to handle.

Thanks for the comment, I will make changes soon.

Amnoriath
2013-07-07, 04:44 PM
banning a school makes a lot of sense, although that limit the PrC for wizards. I'll think about it. Thanks:smallwink:

As for pun-pun, I see more as a problem with the talent than with the class. Theres not much I can do in the design. It's a trick for the DM to handle.

Thanks for the comment, I will make changes soon.

I know the feat and Serpent Kingdoms are the problems. I just thought it should be mentioned. The fact is though this class more of a fixed Master Transmogrifist, which is fine but a couple other PrC's already do some similar things. In general a person who would choose this would want ways to be a little more suitable for direct combat. So I would first start with an up in hit die. Also while graft flesh is thematic it may very well not get good use because of the polymorph spells.
As for banning a school I wouldn't worry about a wizard, remember they can choose whether they want to be a specialist or not. Also as many have said a wizard is still incredibly capable with just the transmutation and conjuration schools.

vinihigino
2013-07-10, 10:00 PM
Check this out if you're looking for transmutation specialist prcs: Aberrant mage (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15594473#post15594473)

Network
2013-07-11, 11:23 AM
Small typo on the table : Unique change is noted as Improved metamorphic magic IV, by it is clearly Improved metamorphic magic V.

On an unrelated note, I don't think giving a bonus feat at the first level of a PrC with full spellcasting progression is a good idea. It promotes one-level dips. I think it is more appropriate at 3rd level.

vinihigino
2013-07-11, 11:37 AM
Small typo on the table : Unique change is noted as Improved metamorphic magic IV, by it is clearly Improved metamorphic magic V.

On an unrelated note, I don't think giving a bonus feat at the first level of a PrC with full spellcasting progression is a good idea. It promotes one-level dips. I think it is more appropriate at 3rd level.

Thanks, man, corrected the typo.

I will just remove this assume supernatural ability. It's 3.0 and easily a game breaker. The class is strong enough without him.

Rearranged the feats distribution.