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    Default Vector Witch (3.5 Base Class Based off of Soul Eater Antagonist Medusa)

    The Vector Witch


    Info: The Vector Witch is a snake themed witch based off of Soul Eater Antagonist Medusa. I was aiming for a tier 3 class that really captured Medusa's character and power. I wasn't sure if I was clear with some of the abilities, especially vector plate and vector boost. Any feedback is appreciated

    Role: The main role an Vector Witch plays is that of a ranged damage dealer with battle field control. She has many abilities that involve close quarter combat though and can serve as a decent front line character as well, even if she is a bit frail with no armor.

    GAME RULE INFORMATION
    Vector Witchs have the following game statistics.
    Abilities: Charisma is the most important ability for Vector Witches. Not only do most of their class abilities have DCs that depend upon their Charisma modifier, but it also determines which level of spells he is able of using and their dc's. Constitituion helps to increase their HP and is useful just like for all classes.

    Note: For the purposes of spell schools all of the Vector Witch's SLA abilities are in the conjuration school.

    Alignment: Any Non Lawful
    Hit Die: d8
    Starting Age: As sorcerer.
    Starting Gold: As sorcerer

    Class Skills
    The Vector Witch's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Decipher Script (Int), Disguise (Cha), Gather Information (Cha), Listen (Wis), Hide (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (All Skills Taken Individually) (Int), Ride (Dex), Move Silently (Dex), Profession (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Spot (Wis), Use Magic Device (Cha)

    Skill Points at First Level: (6 + Int modifier) x 4
    Skill Points at Each Additional Level: 6 + Int modifier

    Vector Witch
    Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special 0th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
    1st
    +0
    +0
    +2
    +2
    Vector Arrows, Expert Alchemist 2 - - - - - -
    2nd
    +1
    +0
    +3
    +3
    Vector Plate, Bonus Feat 3 0 - - - - -
    3rd
    +2
    +1
    +3
    +3
    Light Serpent 3 1 - - - - -
    4th
    +3
    +1
    +4
    +4
    Vector Drill 3 2 0 - - - -
    5th
    +3
    +1
    +4
    +4
    Vector Storm 3 3 1 - - - -
    6th
    +4
    +2
    +5
    +5
    Snake Tail 3 3 2 - - - -
    7th
    +5
    +2
    +5
    +5
    Black Blood, Bonus Feat 3 3 2 0 - - -
    8th
    +6
    +2
    +6
    +6
    Soul Protect 3 3 3 1 - - -
    9th
    +6
    +3
    +6
    +6
    Mass Vector Plate 3 3 3 2 - -
    10th
    +7
    +3
    +7
    +7
    Vector Snakes, Analysis Disassemble 3 3 3 2 0 - -
    11th
    +8
    +3
    +7
    +7
    Black Blood Injection, Efficient Crafting 3 3 3 3 1 - -
    12th
    +9
    +4
    +8
    +8
    Vector Boost, Bonus Feat 3 3 3 3 2 - -
    13th
    +9
    +4
    +8
    +8
    Vector Storm (Compress) 3 3 3 3 2 0 -
    14th
    +10
    +4
    +9
    +9
    Vector Cone 4 3 3 3 3 1 -
    15th
    +11
    +5
    +9
    +9
    Madness Fusion 4 4 3 3 3 2 -
    16th
    +12
    +5
    +10
    +10
    Shedding Your Skin 4 4 4 3 3 2 0
    17th
    +12
    +5
    +10
    +10
    Enhanced Vector Arrows, Bonus Feat 4 4 4 4 3 2 1
    18th
    +13
    +6
    +11
    +11
    Improved Shedding Your Skin 4 4 4 4 4 3 2
    19th
    +14
    +6
    +11
    +11
    Vector Tempo 4 4 4 4 4 4 3
    20th
    +15
    +6
    +12
    +12
    Vector Tempest 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
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    Class Features

    All of the following are class features of the Vector Witch.

    Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: Vector Witch are proficient with all simple weapons, unarmed strike and with a single martial weapons and with light armor.

    Spells: A Vector Witch casts arcane spells which are drawn from the Vector Witch spell list. She can cast any spell she knows spontaneously without preparing it ahead of time. A Vector Witch gains bonus spells for having a high charisma score.

    The Vector Witch's selection of spells is extremely limited. A Vector Witch begins play knowing four 0-level spells of your choice. At most new Vector Witch levels, he gains one or more new spells, as indicated on the table below (Unlike spells per day, the number of spells a Vector Witch knows is not affected by his Charisma score.

    To cast a spell, a Vector Witch must have a Charisma score equal to at least 10 + the spell level. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a Vector Witch's spell is 10 + the spell level + the Vector Witch's Charisma modifier.

    Spells Known
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    level 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
    1st 4 - - - - - -
    2nd 5 2 - - - - -
    3rd 6 3 - - - - -
    4th 6 3 2 - - - -
    5th 6 4 3 - - - -
    6th 6 4 3 - - - -
    7th 6 4 4 2 - - -
    8th 6 4 4 3 - - -
    9th 6 4 4 3 - - -
    10th 6 4 4 4 2 - -
    11th 6 4 4 4 3 - -
    12th 6 4 4 4 3 - -
    13th 6 4 4 4 4 2 -
    14th 6 4 4 4 4 3 -
    15th 6 4 4 4 4 3 -
    16th 6 5 4 4 4 4 2
    17th 6 5 5 4 4 4 3
    18th 6 5 5 5 4 4 3
    19th 6 5 5 5 5 4 4
    20th 6 5 5 5 5 5 4


    Vector Arrows: (Sp) The most basic technique that all Vector Witchs know. As a standard action the Vector Witch sends out black arrows, called Vector Arrows, that weave towards any target within medium range. Each Arrow deals 1d6 piercing or slashing damage and a Vector Witch can summon a number of arrows equal to her caster level. The Vector Witch can either target one target or multiple targets with the arrows. A reflex save halves the damage and each target gets one reflex save to halve the damage from all the arrows targeting them. The save DC is 10 + 1/2 Class level + charisma modifier. This ability ignores spell resistance. Each arrow does not check against damage reduction individually, DR applies against all the arrows that affect a target as if it was one attack. This is treated as a spell of level equal to half the vector witches class level (Rounded up). For the purpose of feats such as empower spell like ability however it is treated as a second level spell.

    Expert Alchemist: (Ex) All Vector Witches are masters at alchemy. The Vector Witch gains a bonus on all Craft (Alchemy) checks equal to her class level.

    At 7th level the Vector Witch can craft Alchemical items much more rapidly. When she checks the item's price for weekly progress she can put it in gold pieces not silver pieces. When checking for daily progress she can put it in silver not copper pieces.

    At 12th level she requires half as many raw materials to create a particular alchemical item. This doesn't let her craft items quicker, it just reduces the cost of the raw materials.

    At 17th level the Vector Witch may craft Alchemical items ludicrously quickly. She can use Fabricate 1/Day as a spell like ability at her normal caster level with the restriction that she can only create alchemical items. Also when checking for daily progress she can put it in gold pieces not silver pieces.

    Vector Plate: (Sp) At second level the Vector Witch learns how to create a Vector Plate as a move action. She creates a large arrow facing one direction on one five foot square within close range. Anyone, regardless of size who enters this square or starts their turn on it is propelled in the direction of the arrow a number of feet equal up to 30ft + 5ft per point of the Vector Witch's charisma modifier. The Vector Witch sets the distance the plate's send the target when manifesting the plates. After the plate has been manifested the distance can't be changed. If a target on a plate is firmly rooted to the ground it does not get propelled to the destination. If a target is sent flying by a vector plate or a similar effect (Thrown by telekinesis for example) and hits another vector plate before reaching the full distance thrown it simply ignores the remaining distance and follows the path of the second vector plate if the target does not resist the second plate. A creature can only be affected by a particular vector plate once a round. A bull rush check that ignores the creature's size bonus to bull rush against a Dc of 11+the Vector Witch's Charisma Modifier resists a vector plate for one round. If a creature is thrown into a wall or other object it takes 1d8+the Vector Witch's charisma modifier damage. Unattended objects are not propelled by this ability. This ability is treated as a 2nd level spell for the purpose of feats and other effects.

    Light Serpent: (Ex) At third level all Vector witches get tattoos on their arms of snakes, these tattoos can be hidden as a move action but they must be showing for the Vector Witch to use any ability concerning them. Using Light Serpent as a standard action the Vector Witch can animate one of their tattoos to grow into a massive snake that collides with opponents in a 10 ft wide 50ft line. Any creature in the area needs to make a reflex save to completely avoid the rampaging snake. The DC is 10 + 1/4 the Vector Witch's class level + the Vector Witch's Charisma Modifier. If any creature fails their save they take 1d10 bludgeoning damage per caster level.

    Vector Drill: (Sp) A fourth level Vector Witch can as a standard action conjure a mass of vector arrows that swarm in front of her fists like a drill. She can make a single attack against an enemy within reach that has an attack bonus equal to her BAB + her dexterity modifier + her charisma modifier. If this attack hits it deals 1d4 per caster level and inflicts a terrible wound. This wound bleeds dealing 1d2 damage per four caster levels (Round up) for a number of rounds equal to her charisma modifier. This drill is treated as a natural weapon and lasts for one round allowing her to make attack of opportunity with it. Even if the Vector Witch's BAB lets her make multiple attacks with a full attack the Vector Witch can not full attack with Vector Drill. Multiple wounds stack with themselves. This ability is treated as a 3rd level spell.

    Vector Storm: (Sp) At fifth level the Vector Witch can summon a storm of vector arrows that course around her. Using this ability is an immediate action that blocks one melee or ranged attack and deals 1d6 slashing or piercing damage per two caster levels to any enemy within 10ft. Any enemy within 10 ft has to make a reflex save or be knocked back 20ft and be knocked prone. This ability can be used once every three rounds. This ability ignores spell resistance. This ability is treated as if a 4th level spell.

    Snake's Tail: (Sp) At 6th level the Vector Witch can grow a vector arrow out and balance on it to aid her ability weave and duck from enemies attacks. She can grow out the arrow as a move action and it lasts until canceled (which can be done as a free action). This ability gives the Vector Witch a dodge bonus equal to her charisma modifier + 1/4 class levels. In addition her move speed is reduced to 0 while using this ability. The Vector Witch can still use 5ft steps while using Snake's Tail.

    Black Blood: (Ex)At 7th level the Vector Witch learns the secrets to crafting black blood. With a DC 30 Alchemy Check she can craft Potions of Black Blood (See Below).

    Bonus Feat: At 2nd, 7th, 12th and 17th level the Vector Witch gains a bonus feat. This feat must be a Magic Item Creation feat or any of the new feats listed below and the Vector Witch must qualify for the feat.

    Soul Protect: (Su) At 8th Level the Vector Witch can mask her own magical power. As a standard action Vector Witch can make herself and her equipment immune to all scrying, information gather divinations, and similar effects. In addition while this effect lasts for all effects that try to find her location fail, including tremor sense, blind sight, mind sight, blind sense, touch sight and other extraordinary senses. This ability lasts until canceled and is canceled the instant the Vector Witch uses a spell, spell like ability or supernatural ability granted by the Vector Witch class.

    Mass Vector Plate: Whenever an 9th level Vector Witch uses her Vector Plate ability it can create a number of different plates equal to 1/3 her caster level, rounded down. These plates don't have to be near each other and do not have to face the same direction. In addition, the plates affect any creature above the plates as well, any creature that is 30ft above the plate gets bull rushed as if he had entered the square the plate is on.

    Vector Snakes: (Ex) The snake tattoos Vector Witches have on their arms gain another purpose at 10th level. A vector witch can send a number of tiny vector snakes coursing through her body into a pinned, helpless or willing target. This is a one round action. The Vector Witch always knows where the snakes are as long as they are on the same plane and can command the snakes to explode as a free action. If a Vector Witch commands all the snakes to explode the target takes the same damage as Vector Arrows and the attack is treated as a coup de grace attempt. This attack ignores normal immunity to critical hits.

    Analysis Disassemble: (Sp) A 10th level Vector Witch can as a move action use her vector arrows to create an opening in a creature's or object's defense through removing a scale, weakening magical power or some other method. This reduces the creature' existing DR and hardness by the Vector Witch's charisma in addition to reducing spell resistance by 5. These reductions last for 1 minute per caster level. This ability ignores spell resistance and is treated as if a 5th level spell for feats and other effects.

    Black Blood Injection: (Ex) At 11th level the Vector Witch enhances her understanding of Alchemy and learns how to craft Black Blood Injections (See Below).

    Efficient Crafter: (Ex) At 11th level the Vector Witch is better at crafting items than most other crafters. She can treat the base market price of magic items as if they were 90% of what they are normally priced as. She can treat alchemical items as 75% of what they are normally priced as. This affects the cost, xp and time it takes to craft the items appropriately.

    Vector Boost: (Sp) As a move action a 12th level Vector Witch can enchant the damage of a few attacks from an ally within close range. The next time that target makes a melee attack that deals damage it deals an extra 1d4 damage for every 3 caster levels of the Vector Witch. This lasts for a number of attacks equal to the Vector Witch's charisma modifier/3. Only one person can be affected by this ability at a time. After using this ability a Vector Witch has to wait 5 rounds before using it again. This is treated as a 6th level spell for feats and effects.

    Vector Storm (Compress): (Su) As a standard action after using Vector Storm in the same round a 13th level Vector Witch can send those vector arrows created with Vector Storm at a nearby creature. The Vector Arrows surround and crush and pierce the target. The target takes (1d6+1) bludgeoning damage per caster level and the target is knocked prone and unable to move if they are large sized or smaller. A successful reflex save means the target is able to move, is not knocked prone, and takes 1/2 damage. If the target is unable to move it must succeed on a strength check (DC 11 + Vector Witch's Charisma Modifier) to be able to move again. This check can be made each round as a full round action. The enemy is unable to move due to the sheer amount of vector arrows incasing them in a sphere like manner, similar to a very tight resilient sphere or similar effect. This is a force effect so even incorporeal or gaseous creatures can't escape unless they either succeed on the strength check or can teleport out of the effect. They are trapped for a number of rounds equal to the Vector Witch's charisma modifier or until they succeed on the strength check or the Vector Witch release them as a free action.

    Vector Cone: Now whenever using Vector Arrows a 14th level Vector Witch can choose to target all enemies in a 60ft cone in front of her instead of focusing her damage on a single target. If she does so every target in this area is treated as if targeted with one half of the maximum number of arrows that are created by Vector Arrows.

    Madness Creation: (Sp) At 15th level a Vector Witch can enhance her tattoos and her power with madness. As a move action she can summon a Madness Snake from her tattoos. Huge writhing black serpents, their fangs are dripping with poison which kills living creatures rapidly by rotting away their flesh. These fearsome creatures are mindless but understand and obey the Vector Witch without question. She can have a maximum of 2 Madness Snakes out at one time. These Snakes last until killed and upon being killed fade into a puddle of black ink. This ability can only be used 3 times a day.
    Madness Snake
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    Madness Snake
    Large Magical Animal (Chaotic, Evil)
    18d10+144 (243)
    Speed 40ft. (8 squares);
    INITIATIVE + 4
    Armor Class 29 (+15 natural, + 5 Dex, - 1 Size); touch 14; flat-footed 19
    Base Attack +18;
    Attack: Bite + 28 (4d6 + 15)
    Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
    Special Attacks: Poison
    Special Qualities: Witch's Empowerment, Madness
    Saves Fort +19 Ref +16 Will +6
    Abilities Str 30, Dex 20, Con 26, Int -, Wis 6, Cha 10
    Skills N/A
    Feats N/A
    Witch's Empowerment (Su): The snake gains an enchantment bonus to it's natural armor, constitution and a profane bonus to hit and damage rolls equal to the summoner's charisma modifier.
    Madness: (Ex) Due to being completely and utterly insane the Madness Snake is immune to any mind effecting effect.
    Poison: (Ex) 2d6 Con, Initial 2d6 con Secondary. Fort Save dc 27 (The save is constitution based)


    Shedding your skin: (Su) Whenever a Vector Witch of 16th level dies she has a chance to continue living. As she dies she needs to make a fort save dc vs the amount of damage the attack that killed her dealt. If she passes she can transfer her essence into one of the snakes in her body. She has full control over that snake but can't use any Ex, Su, SLA or spells other than Soul Protect and the snake has the statistics of a regular snake familiar with all of her skills and feats and mental attribute scores but with a single hit point. Upon being released you must make a hide check to remain unnoticed as you burst free from your former body. While in this form she can possess either an adjacent nearly completely intact corpse slain within the past day or kept well preserved (Her original corpse is counted as too destroyed for this purpose) or an adjacent living creature who is pinned, helpless or willing. It takes a full minute to take over a corpse but only a single standard action to take over a living creature. If she possess a living creature she needs to make a charisma check versus a DC of 11 + the creature's charisma modifier. Success means she overpowers the target's soul, failure means the Vector Witch is destroyed completely. If the Vector Witch succeeds she gains the physical attribute scores of the other creature along with all their racial extraordinary spell qualities and attacks while losing her own physical attributes and racial extraordinary spell qualities and attacks. She does not gain any feats, skills, or information the other creature knew. The Vector Witch can only possess creatures of the same race as herself.

    Enhanced Vector Arrows: (Su) Whenever a Vector Witch of 17th level uses Vector Arrows she deals an additional 1 point of damage per arrow and if the target has evasion it is negated and if he has improved evasion it is reduced to evasion.

    Improved Shedding your Skin: (Ex) At 18th level a Vector Witch doesn't need to die to switch bodies with another creature. As a full round action she can attempt to possess another creature's body. The process is the same as Shedding your Skin except that if you fail the check you don't die and simply go back to your body. You can't ever attempt to possess that target again. If you do possess another body your body simply becomes lifeless (But you can repossess it if you need to).

    Vector Tempo: (Ex) All abilities of a 19th level Vector Witch have their cool downs reduced by one round (minimum 0 round cool down).

    Vector Tempest: (Su) As a free action a 20th level Vector Witch becomes a storm of whirling death. This ability can be used once per day and lasts for 10 rounds. During these rounds the Vector Witch changes the following abilities as follows. Also all standard action abilities now take a move action to activate.
    Vector Arrows: This ability deals an additional 1 damage per dice and it's dc is increased by 3.
    Vector Plate: The Vector Witch can summon 15 vector plates at once each within close range. In addition if a target succeeds on the save against a vector plate they are still propelled they are just propelled half the distance.
    Vector Storm: This ability can be used once every round and affects all targets within 20ft and knocks them back 40 feet.
    Vector Boost: Each attack modified by this ability deals an additional 5d4 damage and this ability affects an additional 3 attacks.
    Vector Drill: This ability can make two attacks with the drill each with the same attack bonus. You can still only make attacks of opportunity with one drill.


    Spell List
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    0th Level Spells
    All Sorcerer/Wizard Cantrips + Undetectable Alignment

    1st Level Spells
    Animal Messenger
    Bane
    Bestow Wound
    Cause Fear
    Charm Person
    Chill Touch
    Darkness
    Doom
    Ebon Eye (SpC)
    Extract Drug (BoVD)
    Hypnotism
    Mage's Craft (EBCS)
    Magic Aura
    Magic Weapon
    Obscure Object
    Ray of Enfeeblement
    Sleep
    Silent Image
    Snake Hand (As Spider Hand but produces a small monstrous viper instead. BOVD)
    Tongue of Baalzebul (BoVD)
    Unseen Servant
    Wall of Smoke (SpC)

    2nd Level Spells
    Addiction (BoVD)
    Alter Self
    Bestow Curse
    Blindness/Deafness
    Create Magic Tatoo (SpC)
    Cloud of Bewilderment (SpC)
    Darkbolt (BoVD)
    Death Knell
    Deeper Darkness
    Enthrall
    False Life
    Gentle Repose
    Ghoul Touch
    Hood of the Cobra (CM)
    Hypnotic Pattern
    Phantasmal Assailants (SpC)
    Pyrotechnics
    Ray of Weakness (SpC)
    Scare
    Shadow Binding (SpC)
    Spectral Hand
    Stolen Breath (SpC)
    Suggestion
    Unseen Crafter (Races of Eberron)

    3rd Level Spells
    Blade of Pain and Fear (SpC)
    Circle of Nausea (BoVD)
    Contagion
    Cruel Disappointment (SpC)
    Crushing Despair
    Death Ward
    Deep Slumber
    Magic Weapon, Greater
    Major Image
    Modify Memory
    Obscure Object
    Ray of Exhaustion
    Sadism (BoVD)
    Slow
    Stinking Cloud
    Tongue Serpent (BoVD)
    Vampiric Touch
    Wither Limb (SpC)

    4th Level Spells
    Alliance Undone (ExEv)
    Black Tentacles
    Black Light
    Burning Blood (SpC)
    Charm Monster
    Crushing Grip (PH II)
    Dimensional Anchor
    Enervation
    Fear
    Friend to Foe (PHB II)
    Giant Vermin
    Liquid Pain (BoVD)
    Minor Creation
    Rainbow Pattern
    Shadow Well (SpC)
    Phantasmal Killer
    Phantom Battle (PHB II)
    Ruin Delver's Fortune (SpC)
    Venom Bolt (Serpent Kingdom)

    5th Level Spells
    Assassin's Darkness (Complete Scoundrel)
    Cloudkill
    Corrupt Summons (BoVD)
    Dimensional Door
    Dominate Person
    Fabricate
    Major Creation
    Nightmare
    Night's Caress (SpC)
    Polymorph
    Slay Living
    Spirit Wall
    Soul Shackles (BoVD)
    Symbol of Pain
    Telekinesis
    Touch of Venca (CM)
    Vitriolic Sphere (SpC)
    Wrack (SpC)

    6th Level Spells
    Avasculate (SpC)
    Banishment
    Bestow Curse Greater (SpC)
    Contagion Mass (SpC)
    Contingency
    Evil Glare (SpC)
    Fleshshiver (SpC)
    Geas
    Mage's Sword
    Morality Undone (LoM)
    Permanent Image
    Resistance Superior (SpC)
    Song of Discord
    Symbol of Fear
    True Seeing
    Wall of Force
    Wave of Pain (BoVD)
    Waves of Exhaustion


    New Alchemical Substances
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    Note: Only Vector Witches can craft these items. Both of these potions only work for creatures that actually have blood. Constructs and undead are not affected. Vampires and other undead or constructs that feed on blood are affected though.

    Black Blood Potion: Costs 200 GP
    Craft (Alchemy) DC: 30
    Effect: Whenever someone drinks this nonmagical potion they go berserk. The subject must make a will save equal to 10 + their HD or act as if affected by the Frenzied Beserker's Frenzy ability (They don't gain any stat bonus or extra attack from the frenzy). Regardless if they succeed or not they gain damage reduction X/- where X is equal to 5 + the Vector Witch's Charisma Modifier. This effect lasts for 10 rounds.

    Black Blood Injection: Costs 400 GP
    Craft (Alchemy) DC: 50
    Effect: A more powerful form of the Black Blood Potion this one also is easier to use. As a move action someone with this item can infect themselves with the black blood. They must make a will save with a dc equal to 15 + their HD or by affected by the Frenzied Berserker's frenzy ability (They don't gain any stat bonus or extra attack from the frenzy). Regardless of the save the subject gains a + 4 alchemical bonus to strength and constitution and gains damage reduction X/- where X is equal to 10 + the Vector Witch's Charisma Modifier. This effect lasts 10 rounds.


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    Twisted Snake Style
    You become quite efficient at avoiding individuals while balancing on your snake's tail.
    Prerequisite: Snake Tail Class Feature, Dodge
    Benefit: When you are using your Snake Tail class feature the bonus you get from your dodge feat is increased by your charisma modifier. In addition you may take a 10ft step instead of a 5ft step while using your Snake Tail class feature.

    Projectile Plates
    You can create smaller vector plates which can launch items towards foes
    Prerequisite: Vector Plate Class Feature
    Benefit: As a move action you can create smaller versions of your vector plate class feature in mid air and use them to attack enemies with thrown weapons or alchemical projectiles. These plates can launch items that combined weigh less than 20 pounds. You can only attack an opponent with a two items as a standard action due to limitations of aiming. This number increases by 2 for every 5 caster levels (So items 4 at CL 5, 6 at CL 10, and so forth). The range for these thrown items are two times the normal distance for vector plates and these vector plates end at the end of the round. When using this feat you may add one half of your charisma modifier to your attack roll. Not all items need to be launched at the same individual as these vector plates can turn and rotate midair.
    Other: Using this feat is a Supernatural Ability

    Telekinetic Plates
    Your Vector Plates can now launch unattended objects.
    Prerequisite: Vector Plate Class Feature, Projectile Plates, Caster Level 9
    Benefit: Your Vector Plates can now move unattended objects weighing less than 25 pounds per caster level. They get thrown the same distance as creatures in the same direction but they can not be directed to attack creatures with an attack roll. You can however attack individual squares with this ability benefitting alchemical items and other splash weapons. This feat also effectively renders any square affected by a vector plate as total cover against projectiles due to the plates moving the projectile mid flight. However, if the plate is pointing directly at an individual and there is a straight line between where the projectile was fired and the target individual the projectile is bolstered by the Vector Plate and gains the Vector Witch's charisma modifier on the damage roll.
    Special: Vector Arrows are counted as projectiles for the purposes of this feat but they only gain the bonus to damage rolls once

    Distance Plates
    Your Vector Plates send individuals further.
    Prerequisite: Vector Plate Class Feature
    Benefit: Your Vector Plates have their range doubled.

    Immediate Vector Plate
    You can create a vector plate at a moment's notice.
    Prerequisite: Mass Vector Plate Class Feature
    Benefit: As an immediate action you can create a single Vector Plate in any location where you normally would be able to. Upon using this feat you become unable to create any Vector Plates or variants on it granted from feats for 3 rounds.

    Twisting Arrows
    Your Vector Arrows can now twist around corners.
    Prerequisite: Vector Arrows Class Feature
    Benefit: Your Vector Arrows can now bend and twist around corners and cover, utterly negating cover including total cover. This in effect allows you to fire them at targets behind walls or around corners as long as they are within range and you can either pinpoint their square or actively see/sense them. If you can only pinpoint theirs square but they still have total concealment they still have total concealment against your attack and thus your arrows have a 50% chance to miss (Even though normally there is no attack roll). In order to negate cover the target must be possible to be hit with a projectile and can't for example be surrounded by a wall on all sides or inside a resilient sphere.

    Vector Barrage
    You can now fire an increased number of Vector Arrows
    Prerequisite: Vector Arrows Class Feature, Caster Level 6
    Benefit: Vector arrows now launches two arrows per caster level. However, due to limitations of aiming you can still only target a single individual with a number of vector arrows equal to your caster level with a single attack

    Greater Vector Barrage
    You can now fire an even greater number of Vector Arrows
    Prerequisite: Vector Barrage, Caster Level 14
    Benefit: Vector arrows now launches three arrows per caster level. However, due to limitations of aiming you can still only target a single individual with a number of vector arrows equal to your caster level with a single attack. However, if you only target one creature with your vector arrows each arrow deals 1 extra point of damage.

    Enhanced Vector Cone
    You can now fire an absurd number of Vector Arrows
    Prerequisite: Vector Cone
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    Looks cool. Good tier 3
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    the vector arrows are very good low level, seeing as its 3d8+3 damage vs a +3 reflex save, with a dc of, say, 14-15. Though now that i write it out it looks better. Meh.

    The vector launcher things seem interesting. Do they launch items as well, or only people?
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    I agree with the above -- a +612 to Will is quite literally unbeatable. If your goal was to make it so that, at 20th level, she auto-succeeds at Will saves, it might be better to just put that as a class feature rather than just have the Will save progression jump up hundreds of points like that.

    . If a Vector Witch commands a snake to explode the target must make a fort save (DC equal to 20 + 1/4 the vector witch's caster level + the vector witch's charisma modifier).
    This is probably going to sound stupid, but what does this ability do? I mean, I know it makes the snakes explode, but is it a death effect, does it just deal damage, does it turn the target into steaming pile of butter-drenched zucchinis or...? Can she make all the snakes explode at once or just detonate one of them?

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    I agree with the above -- a +612 to Will is quite literally unbeatable. If your goal was to make it so that, at 20th level, she auto-succeeds at Will saves, it might be better to just put that as a class feature rather than just have the Will save progression jump up hundreds of points like that.



    This is probably going to sound stupid, but what does this ability do? I mean, I know it makes the snakes explode, but is it a death effect, does it just deal damage, does it turn the target into steaming pile of butter-drenched zucchinis or...? Can she make all the snakes explode at once or just detonate one of them?



    Is there a specific number of snakes?
    Ya I forgot to change the will save I originally had the will save as a poor progression but when I changed it I must not of hit the delete key to delete the 6, I just added the 12 >.> It is supposed to be + 12 at level 20.

    I COMPLETELY forgot to write in what vector snakes actually does. Its a death affect.

    In regards to how many snakes she sends in to the body, its fluff really and there is an indeterminate amount. I will add that you need to explode all of the ones in the targets body though.
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    I love this class.

    Because Soul Eater is awesome.

    You may want to mention what kind of action is required to use Vector Plate.
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    I like it! I'm not familiar with the show that this class is based on, but I think it would make a pretty challenging enemy (as well as a good choice for an evil campaign). The serpent theme lends itself well to body horror -- the death effect reminds me of an upgraded version of the monk's quivering touch, except it's actually useful!

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    I love this class.

    Because Soul Eater is awesome.

    You may want to mention what kind of action is required to use Vector Plate.
    I actually did. It is a move action.

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    I actually did. It is a move action.

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    Oh, sorry. Must have missed it. I was sleepy.
    It's cool

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    I think the checks are way too high. By level 20 your skill check isn't liable to be higher than 30 (and that's pushing it). At a DC of 40 your alchemical items wont even be craft-able until at least level 15, if not 18.
    As to a couple of other thoughts:
    I think save or nothings are a bad idea for any abilities outside of spells, unless they are necromantic, insta-death effects, or augments to other abilities. It is also a pretty high amount of damage for a half-caster melee-capable class. I would say to maybe half vector arrow damage or allow a save to half damage (but not both)?
    I have the same issue with light serpent and vector drill.
    I think vector storm is fine, considering it gives foes forewarning if they do their research or have seen it used before.

    This is an awesome class though, and Medusa has always been one of my favorite anime villains.
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    I think the checks are way too high. By level 20 your skill check isn't liable to be higher than 30 (and that's pushing it). At a DC of 40 your alchemical items wont even be craft-able until at least level 15, if not 18.
    As to a couple of other thoughts:
    I think save or nothings are a bad idea for any abilities outside of spells, unless they are necromantic, insta-death effects, or augments to other abilities. It is also a pretty high amount of damage for a half-caster melee-capable class. I would say to maybe half vector arrow damage or allow a save to half damage (but not both)?
    I have the same issue with light serpent and vector drill.
    I think vector storm is fine, considering it gives foes forewarning if they do their research or have seen it used before.

    This is an awesome class though, and Medusa has always been one of my favorite anime villains.
    Don't forget that the Vector Witch has a bonus equal to her class level on Craft (Alchemy Checks) I think I am going to reduce both by 10 though.

    On the save negates instead of save for half. I just wanted it to be slightly different. It hurts more on targets that have a poor reflex save but for those who have high reflex save it hurts less. Light Serpent is supposed to be reflex negates too because it supposed to have an incredibly low save dc but deal massive damage. Vector Drill doesn't have a save so a bit confused by that.

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    I like the class overall. I love Soul Eater, so anything homebrewed to emulate it is awesome.

    One thing: Vector Arrows. First, it would probably be (Sp) not (Su), but the big thing is that it doesn't say how many times per day you can use them. I'd assume it's just an at will ability, but when you compare it to Warlock or even DFA, you're blowing it out of the water with damage. 1d6/2 levels, max 9d6, against one target or a short spread compared to 1d8+1/level out to medium range spread out among targets/level... I'd say scale it back quite a bit if it's at will. 1d4+1 makes perfect sense, mimicking Magic Missile at will with a much higher cap.

    Right now, a level 20 Vector Witch deals 20d8+40 (average 130) at will, spread to up to 20 targets. A level 20 DFA using Fivefold Breath deals 45d6 damage (average 157.5 damage IF all five breaths hit the target), and that deals 40 damage to themselves if evil, 80 if neutral, and can't use it if good. AND they can't use ANY breath effect the next round.
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    I always thought spell-like abilities were supposed to mimic a specific spell in most cases? Vector arrow isn't really a spell, is it?

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    Most SLA's are specific spells, but some aren't. Eldritch Blast, for instance, has no equivalent spell but is an at will (Sp). It's not really a spell, but it's an ability that is spell-like. It has a 'casting' time, somatic components, a target, etc.,
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    I like the class overall. I love Soul Eater, so anything homebrewed to emulate it is awesome.

    One thing: Vector Arrows. First, it would probably be (Sp) not (Su), but the big thing is that it doesn't say how many times per day you can use them. I'd assume it's just an at will ability, but when you compare it to Warlock or even DFA, you're blowing it out of the water with damage. 1d6/2 levels, max 9d6, against one target or a short spread compared to 1d8+1/level out to medium range spread out among targets/level... I'd say scale it back quite a bit if it's at will. 1d4+1 makes perfect sense, mimicking Magic Missile at will with a much higher cap.

    Right now, a level 20 Vector Witch deals 20d8+40 (average 130) at will, spread to up to 20 targets. A level 20 DFA using Fivefold Breath deals 45d6 damage (average 157.5 damage IF all five breaths hit the target), and that deals 40 damage to themselves if evil, 80 if neutral, and can't use it if good. AND they can't use ANY breath effect the next round.
    I had two choices in making Vector Arrow, make it Spell Like or Supernatural
    Supernatural: No SR, No Attack of Opportunities
    Spell Like: Sr and Attack of opportunities.

    The ability should take into account Spell Resistance since it is literally just conjuring sharp things that stab people and I figured not provoking is a fine thing since this is a semi melee class in the first place.

    On its damage, your looking at the wrong thing. While yes I fully admit it blows normal warlock's damage out of the water. It DOESN'T blow away, glaivelocks, barbarians, war blades, or blaster psionics. Warlock's damage is pitifully low and I don't use it as comparison for many things. Also another thing is until high levels (Where save or dies and spell casting reigns) it is entirely negated by a reflex save. That is why I increased it's damage from 1d6 +1/level to 1d8+1/level. I got 1d6 + 1 per level from the standard psionic power energy ray which does exactly that.
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    If I'm not mistaken, you can just add a blurb in the description of a spell-like ability declaring that it ignores spell resistance. As for not provoking AoO, you can always cast defensively, which if you're using Vector Arrows at close range you probably are anyway. If you want to leave it as a (Su), that's your deal, but I'm just saying as you've described it it really seems like (Sp).

    On a related note, should Vector Plate ignore SR? Magically thrusting someone in a certain direction?
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    If I'm not mistaken, you can just add a blurb in the description of a spell-like ability declaring that it ignores spell resistance. As for not provoking AoO, you can always cast defensively, which if you're using Vector Arrows at close range you probably are anyway. If you want to leave it as a (Su), that's your deal, but I'm just saying as you've described it it really seems like (Sp).

    On a related note, should Vector Plate ignore SR? Magically thrusting someone in a certain direction?
    Hm, thats a good point. It is a magical effect.

    I think I will do that, just change them all into SP abilities that ignore SR. I forgot that you could cast spell like abilities defensively. I will still have Vector Plate check SR though.
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    Why would Vector Arrows ignore SR? They're made of strange shadow-stuff, they're not real matter. They should definitely check SR.

    Vector Plate. There should be some way to resist it - I'd be inclined to use the Bull Rush rules. Also, it needs a duration. Does that arrow just stay there forevermore? As written currently, it does. Also, the Vector Witch probably ought to be able to dismiss it again, and maybe ignore its effects herself.
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    Vector Plate. There should be some way to resist it - I'd be inclined to use the Bull Rush rules. Also, it needs a duration. Does that arrow just stay there forevermore? As written currently, it does. Also, the Vector Witch probably ought to be able to dismiss it again, and maybe ignore its effects herself.
    This. Especially the bull rush part; I like that.
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    Why would Vector Arrows ignore SR? They're made of strange shadow-stuff, they're not real matter. They should definitely check SR.

    Vector Plate. There should be some way to resist it - I'd be inclined to use the Bull Rush rules. Also, it needs a duration. Does that arrow just stay there forevermore? As written currently, it does. Also, the Vector Witch probably ought to be able to dismiss it again, and maybe ignore its effects herself.
    It should ignore SR because it summons the arrows which then deal physical damage. I might have to change the damage of the arrows to slashing or piercing so that DR affects it though.

    And your right on Vector Plate. Not sure what I want to do on that though, if I do bull rush check the Vector Witch would need a decent bonus on that to be able to affect larger creatures at all.
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    It should ignore SR because it summons the arrows which then deal physical damage. I might have to change the damage of the arrows to slashing or piercing so that DR affects it though.

    And your right on Vector Plate. Not sure what I want to do on that though, if I do bull rush check the Vector Witch would need a decent bonus on that to be able to affect larger creatures at all.
    Unless it's an instantaneous conjuration effect - you're creating real objects which are subsequently non-magical and stay around permanently - it should still check SR. It doesn't matter that it's doing physical damage, they are purely magical constructs which dissipate after they hit. They are formed out of magic shadow stuff, not real matter, SR should apply. This is not a balance thing, this is a fluff thing. You are not magically creating non-magical matter and stabbing them with it, you are stabbing them with magic.
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    Unless it's an instantaneous conjuration effect - you're creating real objects which are subsequently non-magical and stay around permanently - it should still check SR. It doesn't matter that it's doing physical damage, they are purely magical constructs which dissipate after they hit. They are formed out of magic shadow stuff, not real matter, SR should apply. This is not a balance thing, this is a fluff thing. You are not magically creating non-magical matter and stabbing them with it, you are stabbing them with magic.
    Thats not true, I can think of several spells and powers that don't persist after being created and are SR (No). Also why couldn't they just be a conjuration effect (which tend to not allow SR) that has a duration of about 2 seconds (In game mechanics just during the Vector Witch's turn). I still see no reason why being formed from magic should make them check SR. Ammunition created from major creation doesn't and it also vanishes upon hitting and has a limited duration as well.
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    Thats not true, I can think of several spells and powers that don't persist after being created and are SR (No). Also why couldn't they just be a conjuration effect (which tend to not allow SR) that has a duration of about 2 seconds (In game mechanics just during the Vector Witch's turn). I still see no reason why being formed from magic should make them check SR. Ammunition created from major creation doesn't and it also vanishes upon hitting and has a limited duration as well.
    I'll grant you that ammo created with Major Creation blurs the area a bit, but the fact remains that the arrows aren't real matter. They're pure shadowstuff. If I were to school it as an effect, my first impulse would be Illusion [shadow]. My second would probably be Evocation [force].

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    In the description of Vector Plate, it says that the plate propels the victim a number of feet equal to 5 times the Vector Witch's CHA modifier, then it says that the Vector Witch can set the distance when she creates the plate. In that case it should say that the plate propels the victim a number of feet UP TO 5 times the Vector Witch's CHA modifier.

    Also, what happens if someone being propelled by a Vector Plate encounters another plate before flying the full distance? Do they simply fly past it or do they get redirected by it? I'm just wondering if you can use the Vector Plates to pinball enemies around the battlefield.

    What happens if someone being propelled by a Vector Plate gets launched into a wall or into someone else?

    Do Vector Plates work on any size creature?

    Vector Storm (Compress): (Su) As a standard action after using Vector Storm in the same round a 13th level Vector Witch can send those vector arrows created with Vector Storm at a nearby creature. The Vector Arrows surround and crush and pierce the target. The target takes (1d6+1) damager per caster level and the target is knocked prone and unable to move. A successful reflex save means the target is able to move, is not knocked prone, and takes 1/2 damage.
    Emphasis mine. How long is the target pinned in place?

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    Default Re: Vector Witch (3.5 Base Class Based off of Soul Eater Antagonist Medusa)

    Quote Originally Posted by Knight13 View Post
    In the description of Vector Plate, it says that the plate propels the victim a number of feet equal to 5 times the Vector Witch's CHA modifier, then it says that the Vector Witch can set the distance when she creates the plate. In that case it should say that the plate propels the victim a number of feet UP TO 5 times the Vector Witch's CHA modifier.

    Also, what happens if someone being propelled by a Vector Plate encounters another plate before flying the full distance? Do they simply fly past it or do they get redirected by it? I'm just wondering if you can use the Vector Plates to pinball enemies around the battlefield.

    What happens if someone being propelled by a Vector Plate gets launched into a wall or into someone else?

    Do Vector Plates work on any size creature?


    Emphasis mine. How long is the target pinned in place?

    Also, you didn't include Medusa's Vector Blade ability, just wondering if that's intentional.
    Oh thanks for those clarifications on Vector Plate. It works on all sizes and you ignore the remaining distance and just follows the second plate.

    For slamming creatures into a wall, isn't there already rules for that? I was looking around and seem to remember it but can't find it. If anything I might just make it like 1/2 of the damage of a dungeon crasher fighter but I don't really know that class feature well enough to say.

    Fixed Vector Storm Compress.

    I didn't put Vector Blade because for one it's anime only and not really creative and also I couldn't find a way to separate it from Vector Drill.
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    After a while I updated this class to give it more out of combat options

    Increased the Skills to 6+int/level and edited skill list slightly (Removed Disguise as in the show Medusa is horrible at disguising herself. Added gather information and decipher script)

    I reduced the damage of most of the offensive abilities such as Vector Arrows etc.

    Added Bonus Feats for magic item creation

    Reduced the bonus to craft alchemy but also add a class feature increasing the speed that a vector witch can craft alchemical items

    Added damage for throwing people into walls with vector plate

    Added some out of combat spells from BoVD mostly

    Added a new feature that I missed that reduces damage reduction and spell resistance, Analysis Disassemble.


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    Default Re: Vector Witch (3.5 Base Class Based off of Soul Eater Antagonist Medusa)

    Do they get bonus spells from charisma? If so, I'd specify that.

    Although the original inspiration for the class is on the evil side, most of the abilities aren't that evil per se. I'd suggest changing the alignment requirement either by removing it altogether or making it any non-good.

    Overall, it looks like it is on the weaker side for T3 if not T4, primarily because of them only getting fifth level spells and having a fairly weak, fixed spell list. Maybe give them some sort of Advanced Learning class feature so they can customize the list a little bit?
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    Do they get bonus spells from charisma? If so, I'd specify that.

    Although the original inspiration for the class is on the evil side, most of the abilities aren't that evil per se. I'd suggest changing the alignment requirement either by removing it altogether or making it any non-good.

    Overall, it looks like it is on the weaker side for T3 if not T4, primarily because of them only getting fifth level spells and having a fairly weak, fixed spell list. Maybe give them some sort of Advanced Learning class feature so they can customize the list a little bit?
    Good point on the alignment. Their class abilities aren't any worse than Dread Necromancers. Also thank you for pointing out the bonus spells clause.

    I really don't think it's power level is that bad. Its not supposed to be an incredible powerhouse up there with tier 1's and 2's and it actually has some surprising combat utility and action economy in my test runs of it. (A lot of them as NPC's is pretty brutal in closed spaces )

    I do like the idea of an advanced learning type ability. What would you suggest that they could chose from? Necromancy has a lot of the classic witch spells but I added most of them already >.>. Just selecting from the sorcerer/wizard list seems a bit off for me. Does anyone have any ideas?
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    Default Re: Vector Witch (3.5 Base Class Based off of Soul Eater Antagonist Medusa)

    I really like this class but I have a few concerns:

    Vector Drill, Vector Storm and Snake's Tail should be Supernatural not Spell-like abilities as you didn't list the necessary spells. There should probably be a Reflex save for half damage for vector drill and it should be a standard ranged touch attack.

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