View Full Version : How to get Turn Undead?

2007-07-17, 06:18 PM
Can you please list any prestige classes or options, that you know of, which grant the Turn Undead ability. I'm trying to avoid paladin because of four level dip and cleric because of my character's penalty to wisdom.

It would be nice if the PrC doesn't require spellcasting and if its not more than two levels dip.

Also, I'd like you to name the source your option(s) come from.


Inyssius Tor
2007-07-17, 06:21 PM
The best post ever (http://boards1.wizards.com/showthread.php?t=662842) brings you THIS:

Turn/rebuke Undead

grants turn/rebuke undead - anything that grants turning generally stacks
Cleric 1
Paladin 4
Blackguard 3, ecl, command or rebuke only
Spirit Shaman 2 (CD), technically not turn undead, in practice is stronger
Ur-priest 2, ecl 7, rebuke only
Dread Necromancer 1, base class, Heroes of Horror, rebuke only
Death Delver 1, ecl 6, Heroes of Horror, rebuke only
Master of Radiance 1, ecl 6, Libris Mortin, turn only - unclear whether you gain turning or if it only stacks
Sacred Exorcist 1, ecl 8, Complete Divine, turn only
Tenebrous, vestige, ecl 7, Tome of Magic, unlimited use but see text
Eye of Horus-Re 1, ecl 7, Player's Guide to Faerun
Knight of the Raven 3, ecl 7, Expedition to Castle Ravenloft
Apostle of Peace 1, ecl 8, Book of Exalted Deeds
Soldier of Light 1, ecl 6, Deities and Demigods
Deadgrim, ecl 6, Magic of Eberron - unclear whethero you gain turning or if it only stacks

levels stack for turn/rebuke undead (ie: requires turn/rebuke to qualify for the PrC)
Radiant Servant of Pelor, ecl 7, Complete Divine
Warpriest, ecl 6, Complete Divine
Eldritch Disciple, ecl 6, Complete Mage
Paragnostic Apostle, ecl 3?, Complete Champion
Ordained Champion, ecl 4, Complete Champion
Master of Shrouds, ecl 4, Libris Mortis- rebuke only
Sacred Purifier, Libris Mortis - turn only
True Necromancer, Libris Mortis - rebuke only
Purifier of the Hallowed Doctrine, ecl 6, Heroes of Horror - turn only
Death Delver, ecl 6, Heroes of Horror, rebuke only
Bone Knight, ecl 5, Eberron Five Nations, rebuke only
Deadgrim, ecl 6, Magic of Eberron


Special Mention
Cleric 1, Azurin racial substitution, Magic of Incarnum - gain Channel Incarnum instead, but counts as turning for feats
Spirit Shaman 2, Complete Divine - chastise spirits, see text
Exalted Turning, feat, Book of Exalted Deeds, turned creatures take 3d6 damage

2007-07-17, 06:23 PM
Option if you take a level of the UA/D20 SRD Spellcaster variant you can take Turn Undead as your bonus feat.

Same source PRC Paladin you can get Turn Undead in a single level without any spell casting loss but it has prereqs.

Sacred Exorcist PRC from Complete Divine for a single level.

2007-07-17, 06:24 PM
Factotum nets you some turn undead abilities, but that's 5 levels instead of 4. I think it's called "Opportunistic Peity". There are no atheists in dungeons

Inyssius Tor
2007-07-17, 06:33 PM
From that list, it looks like the Soldier of Light (Deities and Demigods) would be your best option. The requirements: You need BAB +5, you need four ranks of Knowledge (Religion), and you need to be a follower of Elishar (any other god'll do, though). You get Turn Undead and Detect Undead (at will) at first level, and Smite Undead and Divine Grace (Charisma to saves) at second.

2007-07-17, 06:53 PM
Same source PRC Paladin you can get Turn Undead in a single level without any spell casting loss but it has prereqs.

You're referring to Prestige Paladin, right? If so one of the requirements is Turn Undead ability. Thanks anyway.

Inyssius Tor: I think that Soldier of Light will do. Thanks.
(I'll have to get my hands on that book though but that can be arranged)