Enlightened Fist - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Not all monks pursue metaphysical perfection to the exclusion of all other study. Some monks combine a rigorous discipline of academic study with martial arts and development of the body. For these monks, that study includes the practice of magic and the implementation of certain arcane tricks into their unarmed combat styles. These enlightened fists master the use of touch spells, creating new forms of combat where their fists strike with blinding speed, phenomenal power, and magical energy.
Most enlightened fists are monk/sorcerers or monk/wizards. Some focus heavily on one class or the other, while others seek to maintain balance between their arcane and physical training.
Enlightened fists are most common in metropolitan settings, where magical training is available and becomes an integral component of the monastic life. Enlightened fist NPCs often live in communities with ordinary monks, practicing magic primarily as a means of self perfection.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become an Enlightened Fist, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Concentration 8 ranks, Knowledge (arcana) 5 ranks, Spellcraft 5 ranks
- Feats: Combat Casting, Improved Unarmed Strike, Stunning Fist.
- Spells or Spell-like Abilities: Arcane caster level 3rd.
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