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    Default (PF) Gatekeeper, Dimension Door specialist Prc

    Gatekeeper

    There are many door that will lead to your destruction. Rolin Dusalis, Master Gatekeeper

    In the world of magic there are many who tend to focus their magical pursuits in to certain field such as necromancy or conjuration. This specialization narrows his field of study to allow better understanding of the powers of each magical school, but there are a select few that will focus their art on one spell to master all the power that it has to offer. This is the domain of the Gatekeeper.

    Gatekeepers focus their studies on dimensional magic such as the spell dimension door. A gatekeeper learns to bend and manipulate the dimensional magic of the spell dimension door to travel great distances within a moment, damage enemies with small dimensional rifts, and at the height of his power open death gates to kill his enemies.

    Gatekeepers can be found anywhere that arcane casters seek to discover the powers of dimensional magic. Most gatekeepers are made up wizards and sorcerers due to the devotion they show to the study of magic.


    Role: Gatekeepers use their magic control the battlefield by attacking enemies all around the battlefield while transporting allies to tactical positions.

    Alignment: Gatekeepers can be of any alignment. Human gatekeepers tend to use their skills to attack enemies while elves and half elves tend toward aiding their allies with positioning.

    Hit Die: d6

    Requirements
    To qualify to become Gatekeeper, a character must fulfill all of the following criteria.
    Base Attack Bonus:+3.
    Skills: Skills: Knowledge Arcana 3 Ranks, Knowledge Planes 3 Ranks , Spellcraft 3 Ranks
    Feats: Dimensional Agility
    Spellcasting: Ability to cast Dimension Door.
    Special: Must have spent the entire previous level using all 4th level spell slots to exclusively cast Dimension Door.

    Class Skills
    The Gatekeeper's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Appraise (Int), Craft (Int), Fly (Dex), Knowledge (all) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Profession (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), and Use Magical Device (Cha).

    Skill Ranks per Level: (2 + Int modifier)


    Gatekeeper
    {table=head]Level|Base Attack Bonus|Fort Save|Ref Save|Will Save|Special|Spells per Day

    1st|
    +1
    |
    +0
    |
    +0
    |
    +1
    |Rift 2d6, Doorway (Standard)|

    2nd|
    +2
    |
    +1
    |
    +1
    |
    +1
    |Dimensional Assault, Dimensional Knowledge|+1 level of arcane spellcasting class

    3rd|
    +3
    |
    +1
    |
    +1
    |
    +2
    |Gateway, Rift 4d6|+1 level of arcane spellcasting class

    4th|
    +4
    |
    +1
    |
    +1
    |
    +2
    |Dimensional Knowledge|+1 level of arcane spellcasting class

    5th|
    +5
    |
    +2
    |
    +2
    |
    +3
    |Doorway (Move), Rift 3d6|

    6th|
    +6
    |
    +2
    |
    +2
    |
    +3
    |Dimensional Knowledge|+1 level of arcane spellcasting class

    7th|
    +7
    |
    +2
    |
    +2
    |
    +4
    |Gateway Manipulation, Rift 8d6|+1 level of arcane spellcasting class

    8th|
    +8
    |
    +3
    |
    +2
    |
    +4
    |Dimensional Knowledge|+1 level of arcane spellcasting class

    9th|
    +9
    |
    +3
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    |Doorway (Swift), Rift 10d6|

    10th|
    +10
    |
    +3
    |
    +3
    |
    +5
    |Death Gates, Dimensional Knowledge|+1 level of arcane spellcasting class[/table]

    Class Features
    All of the following are class features of the Gatekeeper.

    Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: Gatekeepers gain no proficiency with any weapon or armor.

    Spells per Day
    At the indicated levels, a gatekeeper gains new spells per day as if he had also gained a level in an arcane spellcasting class he belonged to before adding the prestige class. He does not, however, gain other benefits a character of that class would have gained, except for additional spells per day, spells known (if he is a spontaneous spellcaster), and an increased effective level of spellcasting. If a character had more than one arcane spellcasting class before becoming an arcane archer, he must decide to which class he adds the new level for purposes of determining spells per day.

    Rift (Su)
    The first discovery the gatekeeper uncovers is the ability to open up a small rift of dimensional energy that damages the area it opens in. The gatekeeper must make a standard action ranged touch attack with a range of close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels) . A rift may not be combined with any other special ability (such as martial maneuvers) unless specifically mentioned. Rifts inflicts 2d6 points of arcane energy damage at 1st level, and it increases by 2d6 points of damage every odd level (to a maximum of +10d6 at 10th level). Rifts scores a critical threat on a natural 20 and inflicts x2 damage on a confirmed critical. This is a supernatural ability and is not subject to spell resistance.

    Doorway (Su)
    At reaching 1st level the gatekeeper's power over the dimension door spell has become ingrained into your very being. He can now use the spell dimension door a number of times a day equal to 5+ the primary spellcasting attribute per day without using any of his spell slots. In addition at 2nd and every level there after he gain 2 additional uses per day of this ability.

    When the gatekeeper reaches 5th level he can now activate this ability as a move action. Lastly at 9th level the gatekeeper can activate this ability as a swift action as if the spell was quickened, but does not expend a higher level spell slot.

    Dimensional Assault
    When the gatekeeper reaches 2nd level he gains the feat Dimensional Assault even if he doesn't meet the prerequisites.

    Dimensional Knowledge
    As a gatekeeper delves deeper into the depths of dimensional magic he starts to unlock specialized knowledge of dimensional magic. Starting at 2nd level and every even level thereafter a gatekeeper gains a dimensional knowledge from the list below. Each dimensional knowledge can only be taken once unless otherwise stated.

    Rift Mine- The gatekeeper learn to focus his rift energy to form a stable rift that can be place to go off whenever it contacts a creature. As a standard to gatekeeper can form a stable rift and place it within 30ft of himself. A rift formed in this way will stay where it is place for 1d6 round or until a creature comes in contact with it.

    Explosive Rift Mine- The gatekeeper has learned to modify his rift mines to explode when triggered by a gatekeeper. Whenever a gatekeeper places a rift mine he may choose to allow creatures to pass through the rift mine without triggering it. This allows the gatekeeper as an immediate action to trigger that mine causing it to explode in a 10ft bursts causing damage to all creatures in that area. The gatekeeper may have one mine per five caster levels set at one time. The gatekeeper must posses the rift mine dimensional knowledge.

    Dimension Touch- The gatekeeper uses his knowledge of dimensional magic to open up a small portal allowing his to make touch attacks at a distance. As a swift action the gatekeeper my open a small portal as part of a touch attack. The touch attack work as it normally would and a portal can be opened anywhere within 60ft.

    Powerful Rift- The gatekeeper pushes extra energy into his rifts causing them to become more devastating. The gatekeeper rift ability changes from a d6 damage to a d8. The gatekeeper must be 5th to learn this knowledge.

    Dimension Charge- The gatekeeper learn to use his dimension door ability as part of a powerful charge attack. The gatekeeper may use one of his Doorway uses as part of a charge attack to dimension door to an enemy. This grant the gatekeeper an attack bonus equal to his primary casting attribute modifier and a bonus to damage equal to his gatekeeper level.

    Dimension Theft- The gatekeeper learns to use his dimension doors to disarm his enemies by creating small doors around their weapons. The gatekeeper may use one of his Doorway uses as part of a disarm roll to dimension door to create a door around the enemy's weapon. The disarm attempt can be made at an enemy within 30ft, in addition the gatekeeper gain a competence bonus to this disarm attempt equal to his primary casting attribute modifier.

    Ranged Twisting- The gatekeeper learns to use his dimensional magic to distort the dimension around his body to avoid being struck be ranged attacks. When the gatekeeper becomes successfully targeted by a melee ranged attack he can expend one use of his Doorway ability grant a 20% miss chance for the rest of that enemies turn.

    Charging the Door- the gatekeeper learns to quickly open a dimension door in front of a charging enemy to redirect his charge to a different location. As an immediate action the gatekeeper can expand two uses of his Doorway ability to open a door five feet away from him in the path of a charging enemy. He then chooses an area with in 10ft of the gatekeeper for the charging enemy to emerge, the exit door always faces away from the gatekeeper. The gatekeeper must be 4th to that this knowledge.

    Dimensional Deflection- The gatekeeper learns to use his dimensional magic to twist the dimensions to deflect blows. As a standard action the gatekeeper can expend two uses of his Doorway ability to grant his self a deflection bonus to his Armor Class equal to his primary casting attribute modifier. This bonus lasts for one minute per gatekeeper level.

    Expanded Gateway- The gatekeeper learns to focus his power into his gateways to expand their size. As a standard action the gatekeeper can expand a spell slot to increase the size of his gateway from medium size to large size. The gateway remains large size for a number of rounds equal to the level of the spell sacrificed, after these rounds are over the gate returns to its normal size. This gateway still uses the gateways round per day as normal even while in its large state. These large gateways allow two medium sized creature to travel at once.

    Gateway (Su)
    As the gatekeeper grows in his knowledge of the dimensional arts. At 5th level the gatekeeper learns to open up a stable dimension door to a nearby location. Opening this gateway requires a full round action. When opening a gateway, the first door opens in an adjacent space to the gatekeeper and can be placed in any open space within a medium range (20ft+ 10ft/ caster level).

    The gatekeeper can always form a medium sized portal capable of transporting one medium creature from one door to the other. This gateways can remain open for a number of rounds equal to 5+ the primary spellcasting attribute. These rounds do not need to be consecutive. Once these rounds have been expended the gatekeeper can make a concentration check DC 10+ half the rounds the gate has been open.

    Gateway Manipulation (Su)
    At 7th level the gatekeeper begins to realizes that the basic law that govern the spell dimension door can be bent and changed to allow the gatekeeper to place this doors in places that they wouldn't normally be. Gateway manipulation allow the gatekeeper to place one side of a gateway on a horizontal surface allowing a creature enter the horizontal door by jumping through and come out the other still jumping. This also working in reverse by jump through a vertical door exiting jumping up through the other door.

    Note: Surfaces and ways to place doors is up to your DM.

    Death Gates (Su)
    When the gatekeeper reaches 10th level, he unlocks the most devastating form of dimensional magic. Death gates are intense rifts of rare arcane magic that rip doors in this dimension causing those that touch them to be begin to partially shift out of reality. As a full round action the gatekeeper can summon a death gates in any free space within 30ft.

    A death gate occupies a 5ft square and can be moved as as a move action, but only one gate can be moved at a time. Whenever a creature comes in contact with a death gate 10d6, the creature may make a Fortitude save (DC= 10+ character level+ primary casting attribute modifier) to halve the damage.

    In addition if a creature comes in contact with a death gate, he will be teleported 30ft in a random direction. The gatekeeper rolls a d4 and the creature is teleported in that direction. The creature must make a Reflex save (DC= 10+ character level+ primary casting attribute modifier) to not fall prone.

    This ability can be used 3 times per day and each use lasts for one minute. Once this ability has been activated that minute use is expended. He can dismiss the death gate as a free action, but he may not dismiss some of his death gates. He must dismiss all of them.
    Last edited by devlingreye; 2013-07-13 at 11:03 AM.
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    Default Re: (PF) Gatekeeper, Dimension Door specialist Prc

    The class abilities seem... Gishy. I see some inspiration taken from Swiftblade (amirite?), the whole flavor makes you think "Arcane Elocater".

    If this had full BAB it would be superb for a Magus.
    Also, it seems a little inconsistent.
    Some of the abilities scream "take me into melee", some other encourage Rift and touch-attack blasting from afar...

    I'd take away a casting level or two and give it either 3/4 or full BAB, since it's got this warlockish feel anyway. And, for Cthulhu's sake, it has a BAB requirement.

    As it is now, it's... strong. Really strong. Gives even more options for casters without making them lose anything much. They still get 9th level spells. They can forgo using damage spells at all, since they have their Eldritch Blast, except better. At least it seems so.


    This + Haste... Wildly outdamages your average Willy the Warblade.
    Even more so if you polymorph into something with multiple natural attacks, because the wording of Rift doesn't state attacks derivating from BAB.
    And thanks to losing only a level of spells (wizard7 seems to be a reasonable entry) you can still spam away quickened SoD spells in the same round you melt somebody's face with Rifts. Of course if you choose to - you may want to drop an another spell anyway. Even with this capping out at 5d6 at 9th it would be quite a blast (pardon my pun).
    Having high BAB would even further deepen the problem, less so with 5d6 Rifts.

    BUT!

    Primary casters can grab this for MOAR OPTIONZ without losing much - but the options are bleak - this has the spammability of a Warlock, true, but at the level you get 9d6 blasts, you could be a level from grabbing the nines and being THE supreme leader. This furthers you from them by a level (not much people would take the 10th level. The capstone is only damage, without meaningful options. And casters have options in their spells anyway. TIMESTOP).
    Gishes would LOVE this class, except Pathfinder (if not porting the 3.5 books) gives MUCH less possibilities to grab a high BAB for a gish that still wants to cast meaningful spells. And this has low BAB.

    This class has everything and nothing. It needs to have a clear focus.
    At least that's what I think.
    Last edited by Xerlith; 2013-07-03 at 08:10 AM.
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    Default Re: (PF) Gatekeeper, Dimension Door specialist Prc

    First thank you for the review.

    I have updated some aspects of the class. I have have changed the BaB to full and lowered the spellcasting progression.

    In addition i tweaked the rift ability away from the warlock feel and more into a solid useful attack. The are also two new dimensional knowledges, the rift mine and the explosive rift mine.

    Lastly, the death gate has been changed to allow for more usefulness.

    I am going for mobile war mage that allows for battlefield control.
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    Default Re: (PF) Gatekeeper, Dimension Door specialist Prc

    The prerequisite skill ranks are rather silly as a you can have 3 ranks of those skills at first level, but you can't cast dimension door until you are at least 7th level.

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    Acquiring Skills

    Each level, your character gains a number of skill ranks dependent upon your class plus your Intelligence modifier. Investing a rank in a skill represents a measure of training in that skill. You can never have more ranks in a skill than your total number of Hit Dice.
    So you would would need to be at least 3rd level. I think i might change it to 4 ranks a piece for each skill requirment.
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    Default Re: (PF) Gatekeeper, Dimension Door specialist Prc

    Just curious, why no Knowledge (Planes)?

    I see some duplication in the first two Dimensional Knowledge abilities:

    Rift Mine- The gatekeeper learn to focus his rift energy to form a stable rift that can be place to go off whenever it contacts a creature. As a standard to gatekeeper can form a stable rift and place it within 30ft of himself. A rift formed in this way will stay where it is place for 1d6 rounds or until a creature comes in contact with it.

    Explosive Rift Mine- The gatekeeper has learned to modify his rift mines to explode when they come in contact with a creature. Whenever a creature comes in contact with a rift mine it explodes in a 10ft burst causing damage to all creatures in that area. The gatekeeper must posses the Rift Mine Dimensional Knowledge.

    Just a thought, these seem very similar. Both do damage as a Rift. Perhaps one could be detonated only by contact with a creature, and the other could be detonated by contact with any object. This brings up the possibility of "planting" a mine and then setting it off by shooting an arrow/bolt/dagger/whatever at it at the most advantageous time.

    Not sure which should be which, just an idea.
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    Default Re: (PF) Gatekeeper, Dimension Door specialist Prc

    That sounds good, like a remote rift mine. That would grant more options for battlefield control.

    I had an idea to give them dimentional knowledge at each level and expand the list, but I don't know if that would over power the class.
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    Default Re: (PF) Gatekeeper, Dimension Door specialist Prc

    Since you have to be level 7 to cast dimension door, it doesn't matter that you have skill requirements that are level 3. You still can't take this class until 7th level since that is one of the prerequisites.

    And this is an even stranger (and not in a good way) requirement: "Must have spent the entire previous level using all 4th level spell slots to exclusively cast dimension door."

    No PC will ever do that.

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    Default Re: (PF) Gatekeeper, Dimension Door specialist Prc

    Perhaps it would be better to require the selection of Dimension Door for no less than half the spells memorized at any one time for the previous level.

    Although, I can also see players doing it the original way and then spending a year in a Monastery or something to get around the requirement.

    Maybe something like "requiring the selection of Dimension Door for no less than half the spells memorized at any one time for the previous level while actively adventuring at the same time..."

    Just thinking out loud.
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    Default Re: (PF) Gatekeeper, Dimension Door specialist Prc

    Quote Originally Posted by devlingreye View Post
    I had an idea to give them dimentional knowledge at each level and expand the list, but I don't know if that would over power the class.
    That..... might...I dunno.

    Making a few ranks in Knowledge (Planes) a requirement just seems a natural fit for the class.
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    Default Re: (PF) Gatekeeper, Dimension Door specialist Prc

    The requirement of using all spell slots for Dimension Door is to show the dedication to specialize your study in dimension magic. The skills requirement lets the gatekeeper start his studies with knowledge before have the actually spell.

    As far as the Knowledge Planes it fits, and has been added.

    There will also be some new Dimensional Knowledges added soon

    Also edited the Explosive Rift Mine Dimensional Knowledge to more use ability.
    Last edited by devlingreye; 2013-07-13 at 11:04 AM.
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