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    Eldritch Knight(Redux)

    An eldritch knight preparing to set an enemy ablaze.

    HD: d8

    Requirements
    BAB: +4
    Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 6 ranks, Martial Lore 6 ranks
    Feats: Combat Casting, any metamagic feat
    Arcane Spellcasting: Ability to cast 2nd level spells.
    Maneuvers: Ability to use 2nd level maneuvers including at least one stance.

    Class Skills: Balance, Climb, Concentration, Craft, Decipher Script, Intimidate, Jump, Knowledge (arcana), Knowledge (nobility and royalty), Martial Lore, Ride, Sense Motive, Spellcraft, Swim
    Skill-Points per level: 4+Int modifier

    {table="head"]Level|BAB|Fort|Ref|Will|Special|Spellcasting
    1st|+1|+2|+0|+0|Bonus feat|--
    2nd|+2|+3|+0|+0|Twilight sword stance|+1 level of existing spellcasting class
    3rd|+3|+3|+1|+1|--|+1 level of existing spellcasting class
    4th|+4|+4|+1|+1|Armored mage|+1 level of existing spellcasting class
    5th|+5|+4|+1|+1|Arcane recovery|+1 level of existing spellcasting class
    6th|+6|+5|+2|+2|--|+1 level of existing spellcasting class
    7th|+7|+5|+2|+2|Eldritch toughness|+1 level of existing spellcasting class
    8th|+8|+6|+2|+2|Mettle|+1 level of existing spellcasting class
    9th|+9|+6|+3|+3|--|+1 level of existing spellcasting class
    10th|+10|+7|+3|+3|Martial Channeling|+1 level of existing spellcasting class
    [/table]

    {table="head"]Level|Man. Known|Man. Readied|Stances Known
    1st|1|0|0
    2nd|1|0|0
    3rd|0|1|1
    4th|0|0|0
    5th|1|0|0
    6th|1|1|0
    7th|0|0|0
    8th|0|0|1
    9th|1|1|0
    10th|1|0|0
    [/table]

    Maneuvers: At every level except 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th, and eldritch knight gains new maneuvers known from the Diamond Mind, Iron Heart or any one other discipline, chosen at first level. If this discipline's main skill is not a class skill for you, it becomes one. You must meet a maneuver's prerequisite to learn it. You add your full Eldritch Knight levels to your initiator level to determine your total initiator level and your highest-level maneuvers known.
    At 3rd, 6th and 9th levels, you gain additional maneuvers readied per day.

    Stances Known: At 3rd level and again at 8th level, you learn a new martial stance from the Diamond Mind or Iron Heart disciplines aswell as the same discipline chosen at first level for you manuevers. You must meet the stances prerequisites to learn it.

    Spellcasting: At each level except first, you gain new spells per day and an increase in caster level(and spells known, if applicable) as if you had also gained a level in an arcane spellcasting class to which you belonged before adding the prestige class level. You do not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. If you had more than one arcane spellcasting class before becoming an eldritch knight, you must decide to which class to add each level for the purpose of determining spells per day, caster level, and spells known.

    Bonus Feat: At 1st level you may pick either a fighter bonus feat or any metamagic, item creation or spell enhancement feat for which you meet the prerequisites. Once this feat is chosen it cannot be changed.

    Twilight Sword Stance (Su): At 2nd level you gain the mystic art of the twilight sword stance. You may lose the benefits of any stance you are currently in to gain the benefits of this one. While in this stance you may attune your arcane magic to your maneuvers. Once per encounter you may apply the benefits of any metamagic feat you know to any maneuver you have readied as if it were a spell. At 5th level you can do this twice per encounter and at 8th level you can use it three times per encounter.

    Armored Mage (Ex):
    At 4th level you know how to maneuver your arms when casting a spell as well as you would a sword in combat. Whatever spellcasting class you chose to advance the spellcasting of when taking this class, you may now cast spells of that class in light armor without any chance of arcane spell failure from armor.

    Arcane Recovery (Su): At 5th level, an Eldritch Knight knows how to expend their magic to enhance their fighting. As a free action you may expend a prepared spell or spell slot to attain a maneuver of the spells level or lower. This maneuver did not have to be readied previously, but becomes readied above and beyond the maneuvers you already have readied. This maneuver remains readied for as many rounds as half your initiator level.

    Eldritch Toughness (Su): At 7th level an eldritch knight can fortify it's body with it's very own magic. Whenever an eldritch knight casts an arcane spell they gain temporary hit points equal to twice the spells level. These hit points don't stack with those gained from the casting of other spells and last until the end of the encounter.

    Mettle (Ex): At 8th level and above, an eldritch knight can resist magical and unusual attacks with great willpower or fortitude. If they make a successful Will or Fortitude save against an attack that normally would have a lesser effect on a successful save (such as any spell with a saving throw entry of Will half or Fortitude partial), he instead completely negates the effect. An unconscious or sleeping eldritch knight does not gain the benefit of mettle.

    Martial Channeling (Su):
    At 10th level you can create the perfect fusion of both martial and arcane power. Whenever you use a martial strike, boost or both against an enemy you may channel any touch spell you have prepared or know(if you are a spontaneous caster) through it as a swift action. If the strike does not hit, the eldritch knight may try again the next round, the spell remains charged in the weapon for as many rounds as the spell level.
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    Casting + martial maneuvers + armored mage + sword magic as the peak ability! Good job, this PrC is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tengu View Post
    Casting + martial maneuvers + armored mage + sword magic as the peak ability! Good job, this PrC is awesome.
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    hey, i too would like to give you a clap on the shoulder for this prc. good job. it fits perfect for one of the campaigns i am running...

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    This is really good. This will fit my setting as well. Consider this yoinked. Balance-wise, it looks good too. I really want to use this now.
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    And it remains balanced! Amazing! Although to be fair, it seems like it should get a maneuver at every level, and spellcasting at every level except 3,6, and 9. A little less spellcasting for a few more maneuvers seems a fair trade, especially because Diamond Mind and Iron Heart are two of the most directly powerful styles.
    Quote Originally Posted by Krimm_Blackleaf View Post
    Maneuvers: At every level except 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th, and eldritch knight gains new maneuvers known from the Diamond Mind, Iron Heart or any one other discipline, chosen at first level. If this discipline's main skill is not a class skill for you, it becomes one. You must meet a maneuver's prerequisite to learn it. You add your full Eldritch Knight levels to your initiator level to determine your total initiator level and your highest-level maneuvers known.
    At 3rd, 6th and 9th levels, you gain additional maneuvers readied per day.
    But are we to take it from this that the Eldritch Knight gets to choose one school, and gets all his new maneuvers from that school only? And if this is the case, why specify Diamond Mind and Iron Heart and leave the others out? Or, which seems a more fun way to do it, the Eldritch Knight has access to Diamond Mind, Iron Heart, and any one other school, chosen at first level. The key skill becomes a class skill, etc. Also, an interesting idea would be making an ability at first level to replace the bonus feat that is related to the third school chosen.
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    That looks like it was a typo. Oh, and i just noticed that divine casters get into this as well. I always assumed that their was a passage in the DMG eldritch knight saying arcane magic. huh. Just goes to show, always look carefully at stuff like that.
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    What I meant with the maneuvers is that you get Iron Heart, Diamond Mind and one other discipline at first level that can't be switched up at any other level. i.e. You can pick say, Desert Wind so you'll have access to Iron Heart, Diamond Mind and Desert Wind and gains Tumble as a class skill.

    And I did mention arcane spellcasting.

    Arcane Spellcasting: Ability to cast 2nd level spells.
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    This beats out the normal Eldritch Knight by an order of magnitude.

    Man I wanna play one. Good show.


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    I'm a huge fan of the ToB and thus I am a huge fan of this class.. I have but one problem and that is that Armored Mage comes so late. IMHO I think that the bonus feat at first level should be replaced with Armored Mage (light) and the Armored Mage at fourth level should become Medium, allowing for spellcasters who first take this class to be able to actually utilize all the benefits of taking on this prestige.

    I would also allow the Armored Mage abilities to stack with each other (such as when its granted by warmage)

    But, that is simply my opinion. In all honesty i wouldn't have even thought of it had I not ever played a warmage

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    This is, quite frankly, awesome.

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    Chiming in here, I do enjoy this redux of the Eldritch Knight (as it sorely needs it). My only negative comment is "Why do I have to be a martial disciple to take this class?" I love this class, it's great and I'd definitely use it (consider it bookmarked as well). Do you replace fighters and the like with martial disciples in your game, Krimm?

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    Arcane Recovery (Su): At 5th level, an Eldritch Knight knows how to expend their magic to enhance their fighting. As a free action you may expend a prepared spell or spell slot to recover a maneuver of the spells level or lower.
    This is the only ability that I have any real objection to, the rest is great.

    Losing one spell for one maneuver is a terrible trade. A Warblade can get all his maneuvers back with a swift action, a Crusader doesn't have to do anything and with Adaptive Style, a Swordsage can change all his maneuvers (thus readying them) with a full-round action. Pitching a spell to get one maneuver back just isn't worth it, as spells are limited and far more valuable than maneuvers.

    As an alternative, I'd suggest giving the ability to expend a spell slot to perform a maneuver that the EK has not readied. That way you're sacrificing spell power for versatility, which is a much better gain. You'd probably have to change the name, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErrantX View Post
    Chiming in here, I do enjoy this redux of the Eldritch Knight (as it sorely needs it). My only negative comment is "Why do I have to be a martial disciple to take this class?" I love this class, it's great and I'd definitely use it (consider it bookmarked as well). Do you replace fighters and the like with martial disciples in your game, Krimm?

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    This is the only ability that I have any real objection to, the rest is great.

    Losing one spell for one maneuver is a terrible trade. A Warblade can get all his maneuvers back with a swift action, a Crusader doesn't have to do anything and with Adaptive Style, a Swordsage can change all his maneuvers (thus readying them) with a full-round action. Pitching a spell to get one maneuver back just isn't worth it, as spells are limited and far more valuable than maneuvers.

    As an alternative, I'd suggest giving the ability to expend a spell slot to perform a maneuver that the EK has not readied. That way you're sacrificing spell power for versatility, which is a much better gain. You'd probably have to change the name, though.
    Interesting idea. Perhaps something along the lines of 'Expend a spell(or slot) in order to use a maneuver you know of the spells level or lower, even maneuvers that are not readied'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krimm_Blackleaf View Post
    Interesting idea. Perhaps something along the lines of 'Expend a spell(or slot) in order to use a maneuver you know of the spells level or lower, even maneuvers that are not readied'?
    That's what I figured. Say you expend a spell to ready the maneuver in your mind, though it doesn't count against your maneuvers readied. To keep from breaking it, say it lasts for a number of rounds equal to 1/2 your EK level, or until you expend it.
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    I kept the name but added on, what do you think?
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    I kept the name but added on, what do you think?
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    Krimm, would mind if used this prestige class of your's in combination with Jearom Darkwind's Blade Scholar and my Geneticist? Thank you for the eldritch knight remake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Malagigi View Post
    Krimm, would mind if used this prestige class of your's in combination with Jearom Darkwind's Blade Scholar and my Geneticist? Thank you the eldritch knight remake.
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    I hope this isn't thread necromancy, but I love this class. Tops JPM both fluffwise and with the different (not better mechanics).

    However, I do believe you should kill the dead levels (i know they get more maneuvers, but still).

    What about bonus fighter feats in those levels? I always thought that getting only one bonus feat at 1st level was stupid.

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    Oh my god, you combined the incredible pathfinder eldritch knight picture with awesome and flavorful mechanics. You sir, get the entire cookie jar.

    The only bit that is lightly annoying to me is Eldritch Toughness. I think that casting a spell should give you a 1 round benefit, maybe to DR or to-hit and damage.

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    Yeah, that thing bugged me too. I guess change it for something like the sword & spell feat from one of the supplements (I don't remember now, I'll repost it), but actually make it worth the trouble.
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    This is awesome, I agree. I'm planning on taking it once one of my characters levels up some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cataphract View Post
    I hope this isn't thread necromancy, but I love this class. Tops JPM both fluffwise and with the different (not better mechanics).
    It is indeed, sadly. When you look over a thread, take a look at the last posted date. In this case it was November 23, 2007. At two and a half years old, it is most definitely past the 3 month/3rd page requirement for necromancy.

    That said, it is an excellent class, but possibly a bit to good.

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    Thread Necromancy rules tend to be laxer on the homebrew forums; I'd say that as long as we're helping improve the class, and Krimm's still around to talk about it, it's probably fine.

    Anyway, why would you say it's too good?

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