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    Pixie in the Playground
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    Hello,

    Iím making a quickling Druid character for the next campaign and had a few concerns/ questions.

    1. Is there a reliable source of info out there on them?

    2. I noticed the life expectancy is life 16 years, anyway to extend that?

    Thank you in advance :)

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    Griffon

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    Default Re: Quickling Druid

    You could postpone through the ritual of vitality by becoming a elf (Savage Species).
    Or if your DM allows it, become a Elder Druid.
    https://www.realmshelps.net/charbuil...derdruid.shtml

    Druid Sleep: At 7th level, the Elder Druid is taught how to enter Druid sleep, a form of magical hibernation that allows him to exceed his natural lifespan. A total of twenty-eight days out of the year must be spent in hibernation (assuming your year is around 365 days; adjust this duration to about 1/12 the length of the year in your campaign). Provided this ratio is maintained, the Elder Druid adds one year to his maximum lifespan for each day spent in hibernation. If the Elder Druid does not maintain the ratio, the days spent in Elder Druid sleep provide no benefit. Druid sleep can be used to prolong one's life beyond that point, but such excessive use brings on additional side effects (see the sidebar). Provided the Elder Druid continues hibernating on a regular basis, he will no longer suffer the penalties of aging, nor will he show physical signs of aging. Bonuses still accrue.

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    Default Re: Quickling Druid

    Easiest way to not die is to be already dead by acquiring an undead template of some kind.

    Gold standard is Necropolitan, it has LA+0 and allows you to retain almost all of your racial traits. 'course Undead Druid might raise a few eyebrows... and even though it's LA+0 it requires you to lose enough XP to go down a level. You can maybe get around that with a Thoughtbottle so you only lose 500 xp, but it's a bit cheesy.

    Basically your only other options without prestige classing are from Dragon Magazine #354. There's a feat called "Wedded to History" that implies you've already lived for a very long time, granting you a small bonus and the Endless trait which prevents you from dying of old age or gaining ability bonuses or penalties due to it. The same article also has a 9th level Sorcerer/Wizard spell that can grant immortality with a ring you wear, but not for the spellcaster themself.

    The other easy option requires you to not be a quickling because it's "play a race that is immortal by type like a Killoren or Elan."
    Last edited by Silvercrys; 2019-08-23 at 08:39 PM.

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    MindFlayer

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    Default Re: Quickling Druid

    Elder Druid 10 looks like a fantastic way for a Lich to have infinite spells per day.

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    Griffon

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenC21 View Post
    Elder Druid 10 looks like a fantastic way for a Lich to have infinite spells per day.
    Only a living creature with a Constitution score can use Immolate Body.

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    MindFlayer

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    Where does it say that?

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    Griffon

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    Default Re: Quickling Druid

    The ability requires one's own life force for to use it.
    As a undead, you do not have any life force anymore.

    Having a constitution score does mean that you are a living being with life force.
    Last edited by ThanatosZero; 2019-08-24 at 05:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThanatosZero View Post
    The ability requires one's own life force for to use it.
    As a undead, you do not have any life force anymore.

    Having a constitution score does mean that you are a living being with life force.
    But that's not what the ability says.

    It's a fine interpretation of RAI, but it's not what the text actually allows.

    It's not phrased as the extra spell being contingent upon the CON damage. There's no "if you take the CON damage, you gain..." language, nothing like "in order to use this ability, you must take CON damage equal to," nothing like that.

    It's not worded as a cost. It's worded as an effect. A by-product. You gain the benefit and suffer this secondary effect. Is it intended as a cost? Arguably, sure, which is why I said that your interpretation of RAI is reasonable. But there's absolutely no language in the ability that indicates that if you bypass the damage then you surrender the benefit.
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