Sacred Fist - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Sacred fists are independent organizations found within many temples. Their ascetic members have turned their divine magic inward, bringing their bodies and wills into harmony.
Sacred fists have forsworn the use of weapons and heavy armor. They consider their bodies and minds gifts from their deity, and they believe that not developing those gifts to their fullest potential is a sin. Spellcasting does not dishonor them or their deity, provided the sacred fist casts spells with a range of touch. Sacred fists are strong in faith, will, and body. Clerics are excellent candidates for sacred fists orders. Paladins may also choose to join them, but are seldom comfortable surrendering the trappings of their calling. Fighters, rogues, bards, and even ex-monks may make good candidates, provided they have enough levels in a class that grants divine spells. Druids often find the class's combat skills useful, as do sorcerers and wizards who have some levels as a cleric or other source of divine spells.
NPC sacred fists are as varied as their faiths. In general, they travel the land individually, lending their skills to those who need protection or assistance. While a sacred fist from a temple of Pelor might humbly assist almost anyone who asked, one from Erythnul's faith might help only when it gains him something. Sacred fists from the temple of Kord tend to be genial brawlers, humble in victory and gracious in defeat. All sacred fists seek challenges that allow them to further develop their fighting skills.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Sacred Fist, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Knowledge (religion) 8 ranks
- Feats: Combat Casting, Combat Reflexes, Improved Unarmed Strike, Stunning Fist.
- Base Attack Bonus: +4.
- Spells: Ability to cast 1st-level divine spells.
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