Anointed Knight - Exalted Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The anointed knight is a holy soldier who has taken great pains to learn the intricacies of alchemy in order to become a more capable combatant. Armed with an ancestral weapon, she searches for obscure lore, consults with alchemists and sages, and communes with the powers of good. Her unquenchable thirst for knowledge is matched only by her extraordinary combat prowess.
An anointed knight crafts and draws power from magically created oils. By anointing herself with these oils, she unlocks new supernatural powers within her being. She also coats her ancestral weapon with special oils that bestow additional qualities upon the weapon.
Anointed knights are typically paladins or fighters with one or more wizard or cleric levels. Occasionally, an anointed knight emerges from the ranks of single-class wizards, sorcerers, clerics, or bards.
Regardless of their backgrounds, anointed knights. often form bonds of friendship with knowledgeable arcane spellcasters who might benefit from their combat puissance. Anointed knights also ally themselves with angels, eladrins, and other forces of good. They believe In crusades against evil and enjoy taking the fight to evildoers wherever they may reside, They oppose the warriors of darkness, and the one trait they share with their evil counterparts is a lack of subtlety. An anointed knight would much rather go head-to-head with her enemies than work behind the scenes or try to organize any form of passive resistance.
Hit Die: d10
To qualify to become an Anointed Knight, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Any good
- Skills: Craft (alchemy) 5 ranks, Knowledge (arcana) 3 ranks, Spellcraft 3 ranks
- Feats: Ancestral Relic
- Base Attack Bonus: +5
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