Master Arcane Artisan - Epic Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Some arcane spellcasters aspire only to perfect their own spellcasting powers. The master arcane artisan instead focuses her efforts outward, creating vessels of great power to wield against her enemies.
Most master arcane artisans are wizards, since few other classes have the ability to learn the wide range of item creation feats required for the class. However, bards and sorcerers who focus their attentions can qualify for this class as well. A variety of prestige classes also offer good preparation for this class, including the gnome artificer and the master alchemist.
Master arcane artisans tend to have many acquaintances -- everyone seems to like the wizard with all the toys -- but few true friends. Many arcane spellcasters, particularly sorcerers, disdain the artisan's reliance on trinkets, but it's hard to argue with the result.
Hit Die: d4
To qualify to become a Master Arcane Artisan, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Craft (any) 12 ranks, Knowledge (arcana) 24 ranks, Spellcraft (24 ranks)
- Feats: Efficient Item Creation, Skill Focus (Knowledge [arcana]), any four item creation feats.
- Spellcasting: Able to cast 6th-level arcane spells.
Epic Level Handbook
Older Prestige class adapted to 3.5
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