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2011-06-14, 10:01 PM
Hi All,

Just looking for some feedback for an old homebrew prestige class of mine. I wanted to make sure that it wasn't foolishly overpowered before making it a permanent fixture of my gaming world. All comments/suggestions are welcome.


The ebon cultist is an individual that seeks to better understand, and master, the secrets of shadow and darkness. Most individuals find the cultists obssessive, however. This is a disservice as those individuals that follow this path are simply focused on finding enlightenment on a subject that most find either unimportant or forboding. Most adherents make a pilgrimage to the Umbral Fane where they meditate within a natural cavern that is said to stradle the Plane of Shadows. Only those individuals which are on the path of becoming an ebon cultist are permitted entrance to the Fane. Many whisper that the Fane is guarded by the darkness itself and will only admit those that it deems as worthy of the secrets found within.

Skills: Knowledge (planes) 4 ranks, Hide 8 ranks, Move Silently 8 ranks.
Feats: Blind-Fight, Stealthy.
Special: Character must have visited the Umbral Fane.
HD: d6.

{table=head]Level|Base Attack Bonus|Fort Save|Ref Save|Will Save|Special

+2|Darksight, umbral insight

+2|Sneak attack +1d6

+3|Breath of night

+3|Sneak attack +2d6

+4|Mantle of darkness[/table]

Class Skills:
The Ebon Cultist's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Hide (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Knowledge (Planes) (Int), Listen (Wis), Move Silently (Dex), Profession (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Spot (Wis), and Tumble (Dex).

Skill Points at Each Level: 4 + Int modifier.


Darksight (Su): At 1st level, you can see perfectly in darkness of any kind, even that created by a deeper darkness spell.

Umbral Insight (Su): The character's intimate knowledge of darkness and the shadows grants the character a bonus on hide and move silently checks equal to his Intelligence modifier.

Sneak attack: As per the rogue ability.

Breath of Night (Sp): The character is able to conjure forth darkness with a mere thought. This allows the character to cast darkness, as the spell, a number of times per day equal to the character's Intelligence modifier. This ability is a spell-like effect.

Mantle of Darkness (Su): As a free action the character can cloak themselves in shadow. This grants the ebon cultist 20% concealment. The concealment this ability grants is sufficient enough to allow the character to make a hide check even while being observed. This funtions as the hide in plain sight ability.