The tempter is a sly master of persuasion, an expert in the art of manipulating others to her own ends. All tempters have spellcasting talent, but they forgo the versatility of the wizard or even the sorcerer in order to gain nigh-unlimited control over others.
To qualify to become a tempter, a character must fulfill all of the following criteria.
Bluff 8 ranks, Diplomacy 8 ranks, Gather Information 8 ranks.
Ability to cast charm person
and at least two enchantment spells of 2nd level or higher.
The tempter's class skills (and the ability for each skill) are Appraise (Int), Bluff (Cha), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Gather Information (Cha), Hide (Dex), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (nobility and royalty) (Int), Listen (Wis), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Spellcraft (Int) and Use Magic Device (Cha).
Skill Points at Each Level:
6 + Int modifier.
|Level||Base Attack Bonus||Fort Save||Ref Save||Will Save||Special|
|1st||+0||+0||+0||+2||Least spell-like ability|
|2nd||+1||+0||+0||+3||Least spell-like ability, wild empathy|
|4th||+3||+1||+1||+4||Lesser spell-like ability|
|5th||+3||+1||+1||+4||Heightened feinting, lesser spell-like ability|
|7th||+5||+2||+2||+5||Greater spell-like ability|
|8th||+6||+2||+2||+6||Greater spell-like ability|
|10th||+7||+3||+3||+7||Greatest spell-like ability|
All of the following are class features of the tempter.
Weapon and Armour Proficiency:
Tempters gain no proficiency with any weapon or armour.
Spell-like abilities (Sp):
At 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th and 10th level, a tempter gains a new spell-like ability, much like the warlock's invocations. These spell-like abilities can be used at will, with no limit on uses per day; each has a Will save DC equal to 10 + effective spell level + tempter's Charisma modifier. At 4th, 7th and 10th level, the tempter may choose a new spell-like ability of a higher power level than she previously had access to; or, if she so chooses, she may gain an additional spell-like ability of a power level that was already available. Once chosen, spell-like abilities cannot be changed.
The following spells are available to the tempter as spell-like abilities:
Wild Empathy (Ex):
|Power Level||Spell-Like Abilities||Effective Spell Level|
|Least||Attraction (as the psionic power)||1|
| ||Charm Person||1|
| ||Hold Person||3|
| ||Modify Memory||4|
| ||Hold Monster||5|
| ||Symbol of Persuasion||6|
At 2nd level and higher, the tempter can attempt to improve the demeanour of an animal just as a ranger or druid can (d20 + level + Cha modifier).
At 3rd level and higher, the tempter adds her Charisma modifier to all saving throws.
Heightened Feinting (Ex):
At 5th level and higher, when a tempter uses the Bluff skill to feint in combat, she gains a +2 competency bonus on her Bluff check and a +2 circumstance bonus on her next attack roll if the feint is successful.
Hidden Thought (Su):
At 6th level and higher, the tempter is immune to the effects of spells such as detect thoughts
and discern lies
, as well as to any magical means of determining her alignment.
Charismatic Boost (Su):
At 9th level and higher, the tempter may add her Charisma modifier to any one of her ability scores (including Charisma) three times a day for one round per level. Only one charismatic boost may be applied at a time.