Red Wizard - Faerun Prestige Class
This is a Forgotten Realms Exclusive Class
The Red Wizards are the masters of Thay, the conquerors of that land's native Rashemi, and the would-be magical overlords of Faerûn. They focus on a school of magic more intently than any specialist, achieving incredible mastery of magic within a very narrow focus. Seen as cruel and evil tyrants by people across Toril, a few choose to leave their region, assume secret identities, and practice magic without having to worry about political alliances and possible slave uprisings.
Early in their careers, would-be Red Wizards specialize in a school of magic and acquire the Tattoo Focus feat that prepares them for entry into the full Red Wizard prestige class. All Red Wizards have some skill as a specialist wizard, and most follow that path exclusively, but a few dabble in other sorts of learning (such as combat or divine magic). While it is possible for a sorcerer or bard to become a Red Wizard, such misfits are ridiculed in their homeland and are incredibly rare.
Hit Die: d4
To qualify to become a Red Wizard, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Human from Thay
- Alignment: Any non-good.
- Skills: Spellcraft 8 ranks.
- Feats: Tattoo Focus and a total of three metamagic feats or item creation feats.
- Spellcasting: Ability to cast 3rd-level arcane spells.
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