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    This is the first in a ongoing series of posts highlighting prestige classes, feats, and other options for characters who want to specialize in a particular spell theme. This week's post will focus on conjuration [teleportation] spells. Teleport Specialists are best known for their iconic spells Dimension Door and Teleport which allow them to move from one place to another in the blink of an eye. However teleportation is also a favorite of those who like to rearrange the battlefield. What ever the flavor Teleport Specialists are sneaky characters who thrive on doing the unexpected.

    Teleport Mage [Arcane Caster PrC]
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    Teleport Mage

    Requirements
    Skills: Knowledge Geography 4 ranks
    Spells: Arcane Caster level 5th
    Spells: Know two spells from the [Teleportation] subschool

    Class Skills
    The Teleport Champion's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Knowledge (all skills, taken individually) (Int), Profession (Wis), and Spellcraft (Int)
    Skills Points at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier

    Hit Dice: d4

    TELEPORT MAGE
    {table=head]Level|Base Attack Bonus|Fort Save|Ref Save|Will Save|Special|Spells

    1st|
    +0
    |
    +0
    |
    +0
    |
    +2
    |Teleport Knowledge| +1 level of arcane spellcasting

    2nd|
    +1
    |
    +0
    |
    +0
    |
    +3
    ||+1 level of arcane spellcasting

    3rd|
    +1
    |
    +1
    |
    +1
    |
    +3
    |Extended Range|+1 level of arcane spellcasting

    4th|
    +2
    |
    +1
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    ||+1 level of arcane spellcasting

    5th|
    +2
    |
    +1
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |Quick Teleport|+1 level of arcane spellcasting[/table]

    Class Features

    Weapon and Armor Proficiency: You gain no proficiency with any weapon or armor.

    Teleport Knowledge (Ex): You add the following spells to your spells known at the indicated level. If you are a caster who prepares spells (such as a wizard), you can prepare these spells like any other spell to which you have access. If you are a spontanious caster (such as sorcerer), these spells are available to you like any other spell you know. You cannot cast a spell of higher level than the maximum spell level you can cast. These spells become options for you when you gain access to the appropriate spell level.

    {table=head]Level|Spell Level|Spell

    1st|
    1
    |Benign Transposition (SC)
    1st|
    2
    |Baleful Transposition (SC)
    2nd|
    3
    |Dimension Step
    2nd|
    4
    |Dimension Door
    3rd|
    5
    |Teleport
    3rd|
    5
    |Dimension Jumper (CM)
    4th|
    5
    |Dimension Shuffle (PHB2)
    4th|
    7
    |Greater Teleport
    5th|
    9
    |Greater Dimension Jumper (CM)
    5th|
    9
    |Teleport Circle
    [/table]


    Spellcasting: Starting at 1st level you gain new spells per day (and spells known, if applicable) as if you gained a level in an arcane spellcasting class which you belonged to 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 arcane spellcasting class before become a teleport mage, you must decide which class to add each level for the purpose of determining spells per day and spells known.

    Extended Range: When you casts a spell or spell like ability from the [teleportation] subschool, the maximum distance covered by the spell increases by 50%.

    Quick Teleport: Five times per day, you can apply the effect of the Quicken Spell feat to any conjuration [teleportation] spell you cast without increasing the level of the spell or specially preparing it ahead of time.


    Teleport Champion [Duskblade PrC]
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    Requirements
    Base Attack Bonus: +5
    Skills: Knowledge Geography 4 ranks
    Special: Arcane Channeling class feature
    Spells: Know two spells from the [Teleportation] subschool

    Class Skills
    The Teleport Champion's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Balance (Dex) , Climb (Str), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Escape Artist (Dex), Jump (Str), Knowledge (all skills, taken individually) (Int), Ride (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), Swim (Str), and Tumble (Dex)
    Skills Points at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier

    Hit Dice: d8

    TELEPORT CHAMPION
    {table=head]Level|Base Attack Bonus|Fort Save|Ref Save|Will Save|Special|Spells

    1st|
    +1
    |
    +0
    |
    +2
    |
    +2
    |Teleporting Knowledge|

    2nd|
    +2
    |
    +0
    |
    +3
    |
    +3
    |Tactical Teleport|+1 level of duskblade spellcasting

    3rd|
    +3
    |
    +1
    |
    +3
    |
    +3
    ||+1 level of duskblade spellcasting

    4th|
    +4
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |
    +4
    |Deadly Teleport|+1 level of duskblade spellcasting

    5th|
    +5
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |
    +4
    ||+1 level of duskblade spellcasting

    6th|
    +6
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    |
    +5
    |Tactical Teleport|+1 level of duskblade spellcasting

    7th|
    +7
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    |
    +5
    ||+1 level of duskblade spellcasting

    8th|
    +8
    |
    +2
    |
    +6
    |
    +6
    |Extended Range|+1 level of duskblade spellcasting

    9th|
    +9
    |
    +3
    |
    +6
    |
    +6
    ||+1 level of duskblade spellcasting

    10th|
    +10
    |
    +3
    |
    +7
    |
    +7
    |Tactical Teleport|+1 level of duskblade spellcasting [/table]

    Class Features

    Weapon and Armor Proficiency: You gain no proficiency with any weapon or armor.

    Teleport Knowledge (Ex): You add the following spells to their spells known at the indicated level. You cannot cast a spell of higher level thean the maximum spell level you can cast. These spells become options for you when you gain access to the appropriate spell level.

    {table=head]Level|Spell Level|Spell

    1st|
    1
    |Benign Transposition (SC)
    2nd|
    2
    |Knight's Move (SC)
    3rd|
    2
    |Dimension Step
    4th|
    3
    |Dimension Door
    5th|
    4
    |Teleport
    6th|
    4
    |Dimension Jumper (CM)
    7th|
    4
    |Dimension Shuffle (PHB2)
    8th|
    5
    |Greater Teleport
    9th|
    5
    |Greater Dimension Jumper (CM)
    10th|
    5
    |Teleport Circle
    [/table]

    Tactical Teleportation (Sp): At 2nd level you can cast Baleful Transposition as an at-will spell-like ability. The DC of this ability is 10 + class level + INT.

    At 6th level you can use this ability as a move action.

    At 10th level this ability becomes a swift action.

    Spellcasting: Starting at 2nd level you gain new spells per day, spells known, and an increase in caster level as if you gained a level in duskblade. You do not, however, gain any other benefit a duskblade would have gained.

    Deadly Teleport (Ex): When you uses a Teleportation Spell or Spell Like Ability to move adjacent to a foe, you gain class level + Int as bonus on your next damage roll against that foe. This bonus is lost if not used within one round.

    Extended Range (Ex): When you casts a spell or spell-like ability from the [teleportation] subschool, the maximum distance covered by the spell increases by 50%.


    Champion of Orien [Eberron, Mark of Passage PrC]
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    Requirements
    Skills: Knowledge Geography 4 ranks
    Feats: Least Dragonmark (teleportation leap), Lesser Dragonmark (dimension door)

    Class Skills
    The Champion of Orien's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Balance (Dex) , Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Jump (Str), Knowledge (Arcana) (Int), Knowledge (Geography), Knowledge (Local) (Int), Listen (Wis), Ride (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis), Spot (Wis), Survival (Wis), Swim (Str), and Tumble (Dex)
    Skills Points at Each Level: 4 + Int modifier

    Hit Dice: d8

    CHAMPION OF ORIEN
    {table=head]Level|Base Attack Bonus|Fort Save|Ref Save|Will Save|Special

    1st|
    +1
    |
    +2
    |
    +2
    |
    +0
    |Additional Action Points, Heir's Mark

    2nd|
    +2
    |
    +3
    |
    +3
    |
    +0
    |Tactical Teleport

    3rd|
    +3
    |
    +1
    |
    +3
    |
    +3
    |Bonus Feat

    4th|
    +4
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |
    +4
    |Deadly Teleport

    5th|
    +5
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |
    +4
    |Bonus Feat

    6th|
    +6
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    |
    +5
    |Tactical Teleport

    7th|
    +7
    |
    +5
    |
    +5
    |
    +2
    |Bonus Feat

    8th|
    +8
    |
    +6
    |
    +6
    |
    +2
    |Extended Range

    9th|
    +9
    |
    +6
    |
    +6
    |
    +3
    |Bonus Feat

    10th|
    +10
    |
    +7
    |
    +7
    |
    +3
    |Tactical Teleport[/table]

    Class Features

    Weapon and Armor Proficiency: You gain no proficiency with any weapon or armor.

    Additional Action Points: Action points per level is increased by 2.

    Heir's Mark: Levels in champion of orien count as levels in the dragonmarked heir prestige class for determining the caster level for the spell like abilities of your dragonmark. You can have a maximum of 5 effective levels in the dragonmark heir class for the purpose of determining the caster level of your dragonmark.

    Tactical Teleportation (Sp): At 2nd level you can cast Baleful Transposition as an at-will spell-like ability. The DC of this ability is 10 + class level + Cha.

    At 6th level you can use this ability as a move action.

    At 10th level this ability becomes a swift action.

    Bonus Feat: You gain a bonus feat at 3rd level and every odd level there after. This feat may be chosen from the list of feats available to fighters or it may be any feat which has a dragonmark in it's prerequisites. You must still meet meet any prerequisites for these bonus feats.

    Deadly Teleport (Ex): When you use a Teleportation Spell or Spell-Like Ability to move adjacent to a foe, you gain class level + Cha as bonus on your next damage roll against that foe. This bonus is lost if not used within one round.

    Extended Range (Ex): When you casts a spell or spell like ability from the [teleportation] subschool, the maximum distance covered by the spell increases by 50%.


    Warlock Invocations
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    Infernal Switch
    Least; 2nd
    You can use baleful transposition as the spell.

    Fiendish Passage
    Greater; 5th
    You can use teleport as the spell. You gain additional benefits if you know both Infernal Switch and Flee the Scene invocations. Infernal Switch and Flee the Scene can be cast as move actions. While you may travel as far as 150 miles per caster level with this invocation.


    Teleport Domain
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    Teleport Domain

    Deity: Any deity with the travel domain
    Granted Power: You may teleport 5ft as a move action. For every two cleric levels above first you may teleport an additional 5ft. This amount can be split among many teleports, but each one, no matter how small, counts as a 5-foot increment.

    Domain Spells
    1. Benign Transposition (SC)
    2. Baleful Transposition (SC)
    3. Dimension Step (PHB2)
    4. Dimension Door
    5. Teleport
    6. Dimension Shuffle (PHB2)
    7. Greater Teleport
    8. Teleport Object
    9. Teleport Circle


    Other Resources
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    WotC Resourses

    Wayfinder Guide (Complete Arcane, PrC)
    Elocator (Expanded Psionics Handbook, PrC)
    Blade of Orien (Dragonmarked, PrC)
    Dimension Jaunt (Complete Mage, Feat)
    Abrupt Jaunt (Complete Mage, Alternative Class Feature)

    I'm sure there is more. Plan to update this list later.

    Homebrew

    If you know of a link that you think belongs here let me know. Links will be vetted for quality. Additionally I won't add links with out authors consent.
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    Default Re: Spell Specialists: Teleport [3.5 PrCs and more]

    Bump.

    Would love to see if what others think; good, bad, boring? Does this post format even interest anyone else?

    Personally I was really pleased with how Teleport Champion turned out, but thought Teleport Mage ended up being a bit bland.

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    Default Re: Spell Specialists: Teleport [3.5 PrCs and more]

    I actually quite like these, despite not being much of a fan of teleportation (I like airships ).

    I like the two prestige classes, but I have to say that I hate it when they miss a single level of spellcasting. I can live with it, but it's a personal irk of mine. I could see me using either of these if I were to consider focusing on Teleportation spells. I can't comment on anything to do with Eberron, though, since I know nothing of the setting.

    Anything that gives short-range teleportation, such as your Domain, is a good thing in my eyes since it is always useful.

    I have a player who likes Warlocks and I'd let him use those Invocations.

    Good job in my eyes.
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    I too avoid loosing caster levels. However check out what I gave the duskblade in return. He ends up knowing 9 extra spells (almost 50% more) and gains a very nice at-will spell like ability. Additionally most of those bonus spells are granted at lower spell levels than a wizard/sorcerer (two are even 9th level spells).

    P.S. How do you love airships and no nothing about Eberron? It's one of the best parts of the setting. If nothing else you need to check out the Explorer's Handbook, it has gobs of airship info (around 1/5 of the book is related to airships).

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    And now I need to put money aside for Eberron... Thanks for that Though since I've created my own airship rules it may not matter too much.

    I do realise that the loss of a spell level is usually to balance out the class, I just don't like it. Just me and my OCD being silly~
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    Quite cool stuff. Incidentally, I did this a while back. Beware though, it's old enough that posting there would be necromancy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frog Dragon View Post
    Quite cool stuff. Incidentally, I did this a while back. Beware though, it's old enough that posting there would be necromancy.
    I like that, I really do.

    On a side-note: I don't like the name "Dimension Door" so in my setting I renamed it "Lesser Teleport". My pickyness is showing~
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    Isn't this basically the Wayfayer Guide PrC without the loss of caster level?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frog Dragon View Post
    Quite cool stuff. Incidentally, I did this a while back. Beware though, it's old enough that posting there would be necromancy.
    Nice, this was the kind of thing I was hoping to add links to in my additional resources section. Are you aware that there is a spell called Dimension Jumper in Complete Mage that is very similar to Chain Jaunt?


    Quote Originally Posted by Birstel View Post
    Isn't this basically the Wayfayer Guide PrC without the loss of caster level?
    Extended Range is a class feature of both Wayfarer's Guide and Teleport Mage, but the rest of the class features are unique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperflood View Post
    Nice, this was the kind of thing I was hoping to add links to in my additional resources section. Are you aware that there is a spell called Dimension Jumper in Complete Mage that is very similar to Chain Jaunt?
    There is? *Checks*
    Cool. It's kinda underpowered tho in it's general purpose. However, it escapes squiddlymcgrapple in ways my spell doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frog Dragon View Post
    There is? *Checks*
    Cool. It's kinda underpowered tho in it's general purpose. However, it escapes squiddlymcgrapple in ways my spell doesn't.
    The fact that it's has a swift action cast time and only a verbal component makes it a very solid spell in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperflood View Post
    The fact that it's has a swift action cast time and only a verbal component makes it a very solid spell in my book.
    Didn't note that. Pretty good then.
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    Hey, I got your request for a PEACH, but... honestly, these look pretty good. They're a bit on the simple side, but that's honestly a good thing, and they work well. The only real comment I have is on the Champion of Orien's Heir's Mark feature - the 5 level limitation makes this worthless to anyone who's actually taken levels in Dragonmark Heir. Even if you haven't, half-way through the class you have the full benefit. I dunno. If you really want to keep the 5 level limit, maybe you should make only half the level in Champion of Orien count for Dragonmark Heir?

    Other than that, the way Fiendish Passage changes Infernal Switch or Flee the Scene is really weird.

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    Thanks for the comments DW.

    Heir's Mark is a straight copy from the Dragonmarked book. All the PrC in the book have the same limitation. I guess WotC wanted a max caster level of 15. I don't mind removing the limitation, it doesn't seem like it would be that game breaking, but I was just trying to keep the wording standard.

    Yeah I know the Fiendish Passage option is pretty weird, but I wanted to try something new and see what people thought. I think Fiendish Passage needs more than just Teleport at-will (I think I saw someone else combine Teleport and Plane Shift into one invocation) and thought improving other invocations might be interesting.

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