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    Default Wilder Redux [Base Class]

    Wilder
    Alignment: Any
    Hit Die: 1d6

    Class Skills
    The wilder’s class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Autohypnosis (Wis), Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Escape Artist (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Knowledge (psionics) (Int), Listen (Wis), Profession (Wis), Psicraft (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Spot (Wis), Swim (Str), and Tumble (Dex).
    Skill Points at 1st Level: (4 + Int modifier) × 4.
    Skill Points at Each Additional Level: 4 + Int modifier.

    {table=head]Level|BAB|Fort|Ref|Will|Special|Power Points/Day|Powers Known|Maximum Power Level Known
    1st|+0|+0|+0|+2|Surge (+0) 1/day|2|2|1st
    2nd|+1|+0|+0|+3|Surging euphoria +1|7|3|1st
    3rd|+2|+1|+1|+3|Surge (+1)|12|4|1st
    4th|+3|+1|+1|+4|Surge 2/day|19|5|2nd
    5th|+3|+1|+1|+4|Surging euphoria +2|28|6|2nd
    6th|+4|+2|+2|+5|Surge (+2)|39|7|3rd
    7th|+5|+2|+2|+5|Psychic defense mechanism|52|8|3rd
    8th|+6/+1|+2|+2|+6|Surge 3/day|65|9|4th
    9th|+6/+1|+3|+3|+6|Surge (+3)|81|10|4th
    10th|+7/+2|+3|+3|+7|Surging euphoria +3|99|10|5th
    11th|+8/+3|+3|+3|+7|Greater surge|119|10|5th
    12th|+9/+4|+4|+4|+8|Surge (+4) 4/day|142|12|6th
    13th|+9/+4|+4|+4|+8|Greater psychic defense mechanism|165|13|6th
    14th|+10/+5|+4|+4|+9|Psychic inertia|191|14|7th
    15th|+11/+6/+1|+5|+5|+9|Surge (+5)|219|14|7th
    16th|+12/+7/+2|+5|+5|+10|Surge 5/day|249|15|8th
    17th|+12/+7/+2|+5|+5|+10|Effortless surge|281|16|8th
    18th|+13/+8/+3|+6|+6|+11|Surge (+6)|315|17|9th
    19th|+14/+9/+4|+6|+6|+11|Supreme psychic defense mechanism|350|17|9th
    20th|+15/+10/+5|+6|+6|+12|Mighty surge, surge 6/day, surging euphoria +6|386|18|9th[/table]

    Class Features
    Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Wilders are proficient with all simple weapons, with light armor, and with shields (except tower shields).
    Power Points/Day: A wilder’s ability to manifest powers is limited by the power points she has available. Her base daily allotment of power points is given on Table: The Wilder. In addition, she receives bonus power points per day if she has a high Charisma score (see Table: Ability Modifiers and Bonus Power Points). Her race may also provide bonus power points per day, as may certain feats and items.
    Powers Known: A wilder begins play knowing two wilder power of your choice. At the levels indicated on the table, she unlocks the knowledge of new powers.
    Choose the powers known from the wilder power list. (Exception: The feats Expanded Knowledge and Epic Expanded Knowledge do allow a wilder to learn powers from the lists of other classes.) A wilder can manifest any power that has a power point cost equal to or lower than her manifester level.
    The total number of powers a wilder can manifest in a day is limited only by her daily power points.
    A wilder simply knows her powers; they are ingrained in her mind. She does not need to prepare them (in the way that some spellcasters prepare their spells), though she must get a good night’s sleep each day to regain all her spent power points.
    The Difficulty Class for saving throws against wilder powers is 10 + the power’s level + the wilder’s Charisma modifier.
    Maximum Power Level Known: A wilder begins play with the ability to learn 1st-level powers. As she attains higher levels, she may gain the ability to master more complex powers.
    To learn or manifest a power, a wilder must have a Charisma score of at least 10 + the power’s level.
    Surge (Su): A certain number of times per day, a wilder can enter a state of surging passion that enhances her psionic strength but leaves her drained when the heat of the moment has passed. She temporarily gains a +4 bonus to her Charisma score, which increases the save DCs of her powers and grants her temporary bonus power points, which go away at the end of the surge when her Charisma score drops back down to normal. A surge of passion lasts for a number of rounds equal to the character's unimproved Charisma modifier. A wilder may prematurely end her surge. At the end of her surge, a wilder loses the surge modifiers and becomes mentally fatigued (-2 to all mental scores, resulting in temporary loss of bonus power points and access to higher-level powers, as well as decrease in save DCs, for more information, see here) for the duration of the current encounter (unless she is a 17th-level wilder, at which point this limitation no longer applies; see below).

    A wilder can surge only once per encounter. At first level, she can use her surge ability only once per day. At 4th level and every four levels thereafter, she can use it one additional time per day (to a maximum of 6 times per day at 20th level). Surging takes no time itself, but a wilder can do it only during her action, not in response to someone else's action.

    Starting at 3rd level, a wilder gains +1 to her manifester level when she is in a surge. This bonus increases by 1 at every third level thereafter (to a maximum of +6 at 18th level).
    Surging Euphoria (Ex): Starting at 2nd level, a wilder entering a surge gains a +1 morale bonus on attack rolls, damage rolls, and saving throws for the duration of the surge. This bonus increases by 1 at 5th level, and every fifth level thereafter (to a maximum of +5 at 20th level).
    Psychic Defense Mechanism (Su): Starting at 7th level, a wilder's passion has grown so powerful that it provides a measure of physical protection, granting her a deflection bonus to AC equal to her Charisma bonus (and yes, this does mean that her deflection bonus increases when she surges).
    Greater Surge (Su): Starting at 11th level, a wilder's bonus to Charisma during a surge increases to +6.
    Greater Psychic Defense Mechanism (Su): Starting at 13th level, a wilder's passion has grown even more powerful, so that it provides protection against psionic and magical effects, granting her power resistance equal to 10 + her class level + her Charisma modifier (and yes, this does mean that her PR increases when she surges).
    Psychic Inertia (Ex): Starting at 14th level, a wilder's passion has become so forceful that she is difficult to control through magic and psionics. If a wilder is affected by an enchantment or telepathy effect that has penetrated her PR and she fails her saving throw, she can attempt a second saving throw against the same DC 1 round later. She gets only this one extra chance to succeed on her saving throw.
    Effortless Surge (Ex): Starting at 17th level, a wilder no longer becomes mentally fatigued at the end of her surge.
    Supreme Psychic Defense Mechanism (Su): Starting at 19th level, a wilder's passion has grown so powerful that it can now reflect psionic and magical effects back at the manifester or caster. Any spell or power which is negated by a wilder's PR is sent back at the caster or manifester, using the wilder's ML and Charisma modifier in place of the original caster/manifester's CL/ML and key ability modifier when determining the effects of the reflected spell/power.
    Mighty Surge (Su): At 20th level, a wilder's bonus to Charisma during a surge increases to +8.
    Last edited by Lord Iames Osari; 2007-05-15 at 01:30 AM.

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    Default Re: Wilder Redux [Base Class]

    Iames, will you marry me?

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    Default Re: Wilder Redux [Base Class]

    No, sorry. I don't swing that way.

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    I thought you were a girl!


    Seriously though, good work. I always did think the Wilder's selection of powers was too small. And the "surge" just fits better than the old ability did.

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    Default Re: Wilder Redux [Base Class]

    Gender:
    Nope.. It says so right under his location.

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    Default Re: Wilder Redux [Base Class]

    Rather awesome, though it feels like a one-trick pony.

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    Default Re: Wilder Redux [Base Class]

    How do you mean?

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    Default Re: Wilder Redux [Base Class]

    Well, all of it's class features are either improvements on the Surge ability or are relatively dependent on it.

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    Default Re: Wilder Redux [Base Class]

    Well it is Wilder. If you wanted variation, you'd be a Psion.

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    Default Re: Wilder Redux [Base Class]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fax_Celestis View Post
    Well, all of it's class features are either improvements on the Surge ability or are relatively dependent on it.
    Well, granted. But I think it's much more versatile than the old wilder, simply by virtue of having more powers known.

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    Nope.. It says so right under his location.
    I was joking. *sigh*

    I'm just not very good at it. If I were a court jester, I'd be clapped in chains.

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    I like it, but it gets 2/3 the psions powers, as well as some very nice PR, really high PP, extra HD, and a rage equivalent.

    Oh yeah, BTW, are the extra points from surge as temporary HP, or as CON boost HP?

    If the first, you get free PP. The other, the only use is when you're out of PP. Then you effectively get free PP. At 20th level, that's 240 (4*10*6) potential extra PP/day. (Whoops, didn't account for extra ML :()

    EDIT: Maybe so. The fewer powers, as always, sting, but having 25% more PP, and a nice rage-like ability, and practical immunity to powers, makes for a nasty class.

    Check out the PR. Any psion has NO chance of bypassing that without power penetration, as soon as the wilder enters surge/gets CHA over 31.

    This is also the only class I've ever seen that could get 44 charisma, even if only temporarily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arbitrarity View Post
    I like it, but it gets 2/3 the psions powers, as well as some very nice PR, really high PP, extra HD, and a rage equivalent.

    Oh yeah, BTW, are the extra points from surge as temporary HP, or as CON boost HP?

    If the first, you get free PP. The other, the only use is when you're out of PP. Then you effectively get free PP. At 20th level, that's 240 (4*10*6) potential extra PP/day.
    The extra PP received are from the wilder's Cha mod and ML going up. So, as Con boost HP, and at 20th, they actually get an extra 312 pp/day, assuming they use all 6 surges.

    So, you're basically saying it has too much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arbitrarity View Post
    This is also the only class I've ever seen that could get 44 charisma, even if only temporarily.
    Never played Epic, have you?

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    Default Re: Wilder Redux [Base Class]

    I've reduced the powers known and PP/day to more reasonable levels.

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    Default Re: Wilder Redux [Base Class]

    I've gotten some feedback over IM that says that the Psychic Defense Mechanism abilities don't quite fit, and are a bit overpowered.

    I'm willing to change them, but I need something to replace them. Suggestions?

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    Veni, vidi, offensi.

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