Demonologist - Evil/Dead Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
A demonologist ts a mortal who has devoted his life to the study of demons. He is practiced in dealing with them, fighting them, and using them for his own gain. He even gains some demon abilities due to his studies and devotion to the fiends of the Abyss. Demonologists are always evil, although they might not think of themselves as such. No character can get so close to the mind of utter corruption and come away unchanged.
Most demonologists were once wizards or sorcerers, although bards who delve into evil lore also frequently meet the requirements of the class.
Demonologists see themselves as researchers and keepers of lore that most people cannot handle. Thus, they often sequester themselves away in libraries of dark knowledge. They attempt to deal with demons on an equal footing - an extremely dangerous undertaking - and rarely interact with mortals. When demonologists see the need, they emerge from their studies and use their dark powers to take or do what they want; then they return to their books and summoning circles. PCs might come into conflict with demonologist who is after some rare bit of lore or a magic item that they possess. Or the characters might need the help of a demonologist if they are planning to fight demon and need aid or information.
Hit Die: d4
To qualify to become a Demonologist, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Chaotic evil
- Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 4 ranks, Knowledge (the planes) 8 ranks.
- Feats: Evil Brand, Sacrificial Mastery, Malign Spell Focus,
- Special: Must be able to cast at least six arcane spells of the Conjuration school, one of which must be at least 3rd level.
Book of Vile Darkness
Older Prestige class adapted to 3.5
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