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    Default Spell Resistance (feat chain)

    Three guesses as to what these feats give you. There's debate about how useful SR is, so the numbers below could be bumped up or down, depending (or even consolidated into one feat). All the feats after the first are particularly helpful for monsters and monster PCs with some pre-existing amount of SR.

    Spell Resistance [General]
    Through special training, prior magical exposure, or sheer force of will, you have gained some measure of resistance to spells.

    Benefit
    You gain spell resistance equal to your character level +5.

    Special
    A fighter may select Spell Resistance as one of his fighter bonus feats.

    Improved Spell Resistance [General]

    Prerequisites
    Spell Resistance or innate spell resistance

    Benefit
    Your spell resistance increases to your character level +10.

    Special
    A fighter may select Improved Spell Resistance as one of his fighter bonus feats.
    Greater Spell Resistance
    Prerequisites

    Improved Spell Resistance, Spell Resistance or innate spell resistance

    Benefit
    Your spell resistance increases to your character level +15.

    Special
    A fighter may select Greater Spell Resistance as one of his fighter bonus feats.
    Adaptive Spell Resistance
    Prerequisites

    Spell Resistance or innate spell resistance

    Benefit
    Your spell resistance automatically lowers when you are the target of beneficial spells, with no action required on your part. You may choose not to lower it if you so wish.

    Special
    A fighter may select Adaptive Spell Resistance as one of his fighter bonus feats.
    EDIT: Since there's still healthy debate over the utility of spell resistance, here's some higher-powered feats.

    Spell Resistance [General]
    Through special training, prior magical exposure, or sheer force of will, you have gained some measure of resistance to spells.

    Benefit
    You gain spell resistance equal to your character level +5. At 6th level this improves to your character level +10. At 12th level this improves further to your character level +15.

    Special
    A fighter may select Spell Resistance as one of his fighter bonus feats.
    Alternatively (more powerful but less conventional scaling):

    Spell Resistance [General]
    Through special training, prior magical exposure, or sheer force of will, you have gained some measure of resistance to spells.

    Benefit
    You gain spell resistance equal to twice your character level.

    Special
    A fighter may select Spell Resistance as one of his fighter bonus feats.
    And finally:

    Adaptive Spell Resistance
    Prerequisites

    Spell Resistance or innate spell resistance

    Benefit
    Your spell resistance automatically lowers when you are the target of beneficial spells, with no action required on your part. You may choose not to lower it if you so wish.

    Additionally, your spell resistance applies against spells that do not allow spell resistance. You must be targeted by the spell (including ranged and melee touch attacks) or in the spell's area of effect (including cloudkill effects and the like) to be allowed a check, and do so with a -5 penalty to your effective spell resistance. This feat may or may not apply to other types of spells, at the DM's discretion.

    Special
    A fighter may select Adaptive Spell Resistance as one of his fighter bonus feats.
    Last edited by rferries; 2017-04-18 at 05:39 AM.