View Full Version : [3.5] Reflecting a dark past on Spell and Feat Selection.

2008-12-21, 05:34 AM
Hello there..

In a campaign about to start the DM is set on using contacts and enemies we create as a backround element of our characters.

I am decided on Hellbred as a race. The backround is the emo-classic (tm) dude who returned from the dead for another chance at judgment day. He worked as an arcanist interrogator, torturer, of an underground police guild in a LE monarchy, that fell to the LG coup d' eta. He found his end on the tip of a crusader's sword. blah blah blah. Almost all of my contacts (apart from my family) are hiding remnants of the old regime. Now my guy is adventuring to find the truth behind the political veil and find redemption along the way. There should be times though that his past deeds emerge and he gets pretty creepy, cold and hateful.

He is gonna be a wizard for sure (need moar spells= no sorcerer for me:smallsigh: ) This is a LE (interrogator, torturer) guy gone LN (or even N). His past choices remain though. As such I was thinking about making my spell (& feat?) selections from Fiendish Codexes and BoVD to reflect that.

We are starting 11 level, all books are allowed, my stats in order are 11 16 16 16 16 18 (fixed). Enchantment and Necromancy cannot be banned due to fluff . Collegiate Wizard might be needed for more spells. Haven't thought anything about PrC so feel free to suggest any.

Get crazy! :smallbiggrin: (thanks in advance :sabine:)

2008-12-21, 10:13 AM
Focused Conjurer->Master Specialist->Malconvoker. Ban Evocation, Illusion, and Abjuration, provided you can find a cleric to back you up in the Abjuration area (i.e., not a solo campaign).

Otherwise, normal Conjurer->Master Specialist->Malconvoker, which lets you summon all the evil things you want, bend them to your will, and use them to collapse the evil system you're undermining. That Charisma score would come in handy, too.

You almost have to specialize, given that you're not playing an elf and therefore can't get Elven Generalist. Collegiate Wizard is nice, but note that if you're spending your 1st-level feat on that, you will find PrCs harder to get into.

Other than that, this (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19085) is always a premier resource for building wizards, and this (http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?t=956548) is also pretty helpful.