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    Default (Binder PrC) Accursed Adept

    Note that Balance wise, this class probably needs some work. Also note some things may be awkwardly worded please post any problems you see.

    Accursed Adept

    Few are willing to follow the path of the Accursed Adept (sometimes known as the Twice-Damned). These foolish mortals abandon any chance of redemption in order to court with those from the 9 Hells.

    Requirements:
    BAB +8
    Feats Improved Binding
    Soul Binding ability to bind 6th level vestiges
    Special Must have made a Faustian Pact specifically to gain entrance to this class. This pact must have been granted by a pit fiend or stronger devil.

    HD: D8
    {table=head]
    Level
    |
    Base[br]Attack[br]Bonus
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    Fort Save
    |
    Ref Save
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    Will Save
    |
    Special
    1st
    |
    +0
    |
    +2
    |
    +0
    |
    +2
    |Damned Pacts, Bel: Lord of the First
    2nd
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    +1
    |
    +3
    |
    +0
    |
    +3
    |Dispater: Lord of the Second, Soul Binding +1
    3rd
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    +2
    |
    +3
    |
    +1
    |
    +3
    |Mammon: Lord of the Third, Soul Binding +2
    4th
    |
    +3
    |
    +4
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |Belial and Fierna: Lords of the Foruth, Soul Binding +3
    5th
    |
    +3
    |
    +4
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |Levistus: Lord of the Fifth, Soul Binding +4
    6th
    |
    +4
    |
    +5
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    |Glasya: Lord of the Sixth, Soul Binding +5
    7th
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    +5
    |
    +5
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    |Baalzebul: Lord of the Seventh, Soul Binding +6
    8th
    |
    +6
    |
    +6
    |
    +2
    |
    +6
    |Mephistopheles: Lord of the Eighth, Soul Binding +7
    9th
    |
    +6
    |
    +6
    |
    +3
    |
    +6
    |Asmodeous: Lord of the Ninth, Soul Binding +8[/table]

    Class Features:

    Weapon and Armor Proficiency
    Accursed Adepts gain no proficiency with any weapon or armor.

    Soul Binding Bonus
    At the second Accursed Adept level and every level thereafter, the Accursed Adept's soul binding ability improves as if the Accursed Adept had gained a level in the binder class. the Accursed Adept's Accursed Adept and binder levels stack for the purposes of determining the Accursed Adept's bonus on binding checks, the effectiveness of the Accursed Adept's vestige-granted abilities, the Accursed Adept's ability to bind higher-level vestiges, and the number of vestiges the Accursed Adept can bind. the Accursed Adept do not, however, gain any other benefit a binder would have gained.

    Damned Pacts
    An Accursed Adept gains the ability to borrow power from the Archdevils in a matter similar to making pacts. For all intents and purposes, this works the same as making pact. The Archdevils the Accursed Adept can make a pact with depend on the Accursed Adept's level in this class, as detailed above. In addition, some Archdevils count as multiple vestiges for the purposes of binding multiple vestiges.
    Geryon will never answer the Accursed Adept's call after the Accursed Adept take a level in this prestige class.
    the Accursed Adept are treated as having a corruption rating of 9 as soon as the Accursed Adept take this prestige class. (See FC2 p. 30)
    If an Accursed Adept try to fight an Archdevil with his own pact, or if he attempts to fight Asmodeous with any of his Damned Pacts, the Archdevil (in addition to being immune to his abilities) may attempt to cease control of the character as a free action every round. The Accursed adept must make a Binding check. If it results in a good binding there is no detrimental effect.

    Bel, Lord of the First
    Binding DC: 25
    Sign: the Accursed Adept's skin turns crimson, and the Accursed Adept's left arm is surrounded by a smoky red nimbus.
    Influence: Bel requires the Accursed Adept to become paranoid of the Accursed Adept's allies, causing the Accursed Adept to expect them to betray the Accursed Adept at any moment. This results in requiring to Accursed Adept to make Sense Motive checks against everyone he meets.
    Special Note: Bel counts as two vestiges for the purposes of binding multiple vestiges.

    Bel grants the Accursed Adept the following abilities:
    Fear Aura: As a swift action, the Accursed Adept may raise or lower a fear aura. If at the end of the Accursed Adept's turn the Accursed Adept's fear aura is activated, anything within 20ft of the Accursed Adept must make a DC (10+Accursed Adept levels+Cha Modifier) Will save, or become Frightened for 5 rounds.
    A creature who saves against the Fear Aura cannot be affected by this aura for 24 hours.
    Summon Minion: The Accursed Adept can summon a Osyluth (Bone Devil) as a full round action. This minion lasts for 1d4 rounds. Once this ability has been used, it may not be used again for 5 rounds.
    Sword Aflame: This ability can only be used if Bel's sign is not suppressed. The character may summon a Greatsword for use in battle. the power of the Greatsword is based on the table below.
    {table=head]Effective Binder Level|Greatsword Summoned
    10th or lower|+1 Greatsword
    11-14th|+2 Flaming Greatsword
    15th-18th|+3 Flaming Greatsword
    19-20th|+3 Flaming Burst Greatsword[/table]
    Warlord's Instinct: Bel grants the Accursed Adept some of his combat prowess. The Accursed Adept is treated as if he had the Power Attack and Awesome blow feat, even if he does not normally qualify.


    Dispater, Lord of the Second
    Binding DC: 28
    Sign: the Accursed Adept's eyes turn to a rusty red color.
    Influence: Dispater requires the character to think cautiously about every action. Dispater Requires Accursed Adepts to Silently Study any new Creature or Character they meet for 2 Full Rounds, regardless of their intent, be it hostile, helpful, or neutral. Groups of obviously aligned Characters of Creatures (Such as an army of Hobgoblins, a Strike force of Drow, a team of Paladins, Clerics, and others from the Church of Pelor, or a Camp of Refugees) must only be studied for 1 Full Round per member. Swarms or Mobs count as only 1 Creature.

    Dispater grants the Accursed Adept the following abilities:
    Corroding Shield: A metal weapon that deals damage to the Accursed Adept corrodes and falls to pieces instantly immediately unless its bearer succeeds on a DC (10+Accursed Adept levels+Cha Modifier) Reflex Save.
    Charm Monster: The Accursed Adept may use the Charm Monster Spell. Once this ability has been used, it may not be used again for 5 rounds.
    Devil's Resistance Dispater grants the Accursed Adept the devil's Resistances. The Accursed Adept gains immunity to fire, as well as Acid Resistance 10 and Cold Resistance 10.
    Rust: The Accursed Adept may make a touch attack. If it succeeds the touched metal (or 10-foot cube in the case of a large object) corrodes and falls to pieces instantly. This ability does not effect magic armor or weapons. Once this ability has been used, it may not be used again for 5 rounds.


    Mammon, Lord of the Third
    Binding DC: 32
    Sign: the Accursed Adept's tongue becomes forked.
    Influence: People innately consider the Accursed Adept untrustworthy. The Accursed Adept must use the Bluff skill whenever talking to any creature, regardless of any connection to them.

    Mammon grants the Accursed Adept the following abilities:
    Dilate Aura: the Accursed Adept may double the range of any aura the Accursed Adept possess. Once this ability has been used, it may not be used again for 5 rounds.
    Poison: the Accursed Adept's weapon becomes Poisoned with an Injury poison. This Poison requires a Fortitude save to save against, DC (10+Accursed Adept levels+Cha Modifier). This Poison deals 1d2 Con Drain/1d4 Con Damage.
    Poison Immunity: The Accursed Adept becomes immune to Poison.
    Touch of Greed: the Accursed Adept may make a touch attack. Any creature struck must make a DC (10+Accursed Adept levels+Cha Modifier) will save. If the opponent fails the save, they must attack a random creature and attempt to steal its valuables as soon as possible. This effect lasts 1d4 rounds. Once this ability has been used, it may not be used again for 5 rounds.


    Belial and Fierna, Lords of the Fourth
    Binding DC: 35
    Sign: the Accursed Adept grow a small pair of horns on the Accursed Adept's forehead.
    Influence: the Accursed Adept crave the feeling of hot blood being splashed onto the Accursed Adept's skin. The Accursed Adept must bathe their entire Dominant Arm in the blood of any enemies they fall as Full Round action, and must join their allies in combat, regardless of the risk.
    Special Note: The Lords of the Fourth count as two vestiges for binding purposes.

    The Lords of the Fourth grants the Accursed Adept the following abilities:
    Fear Aura: As a swift action, the Accursed Adept may raise or lower a fear aura. If at the end of the Accursed Adept's turn the Accursed Adept's fear aura is activated, anything within 20ft of the Accursed Adept must make a DC (10+Accursed Adept levels+Cha Modifier) Will save, or become Frightened for 5 rounds.
    A creature who saves against the Fear Aura cannot be affected by this aura for 24 hours.
    Damage Reduction: the Accursed Adept gain an amount of DR X/good and silver where X is equal to the Accursed Adept's Effective Binder Level.
    Vile Weapons: Half of the Accursed Adept's damage becomes Vile damage, which can only be healed in a consecrated or Hallow area.
    Summon Greater Minion: The Accursed Adept can summon 1d4 Osyluth (Bone Devil) as a full round action. This minion lasts for 1d4 rounds. Once this ability has been used, it may not be used again for 5 rounds.
    Devil's Flight: the Accursed Adept gain a 30 ft fly (perfect) movement speed.


    Levistus, Lord of the Fifth
    Binding DC: 38
    Sign: the Accursed Adept's clothes grow small Icicles
    Influence: the Accursed Adept must offer to duel a single enemy at a time in honorable combat.

    Levistus grants the Accursed Adept the following abilities:
    Amnesia Touch: The Accursed adept can use this ability as a touch attack, that acts like the Modify Memory spell. CL 5+levels in this class. DC (10+Accursed Adept levels+Cha Modifier). Once this ability has been used, it may not be used again for 5 rounds.
    Elaborate Parry: When fighting defensively, the Accursed Adept gain a +8 dodge bonus to armor class.
    Precise Strike: When Wielding a one-handed or light piercing weapon, and fighting a creature subject to critical hits, the Accursed Adept deal an extra 2d6 points of damage. This only works if one hand is free and the other is wielding the weapon.
    Spell Parry: As the Spell turning spell, Caster level of 5+levels in this class. Once this ability has been used it may not be used for five rounds. This effect lasts one round.


    Glasya, Lord of the Sixth
    Binding DC: 40
    Sign: the Accursed Adept grow a Forked Tail.
    Influence: Glasya requires the Accursed Adept to avoid slaying the Accursed Adept's foes outright, requiring the Accursed Adept to trick the Accursed Adept's foes into their demise.

    Glasya grants the Accursed Adept the Following Abilities:
    Confusion Aura: As a swift action, the Accursed Adept may raise or lower a confusion aura. If at the end of the Accursed Adept's turn the Accursed Adept's confusion aura is activated, anything within 20ft of the Accursed Adept must make a DC (10+Accursed Adept levels+Cha Modifier) Will save, or become Confused for 5 rounds.
    A creature who saves against the Fear Aura cannot be affected by this aura for 24 hours.
    Diseased Touch: As part of this ability, make a touch attack. The target must make a DC (10+Accursed Adept levels+Con Modifier) Fortitude Save, or be infected with a disease. This disease incubates in 1 day, and deals 1d6 con and 1d6 charisma damage. Once this ability has been used, it may not be used again for 5 rounds.
    Beguiling Touch: As part of this ability, make a touch attack. If successful, the opponent must make a DC (10+Accursed Adept levels+Cha Modifier) Will Save, or take 1d6 Wisdom Damage. Each point of wisdom drained grants the Accursed Adept 5 temporary hitpoints that last one hour. Once this ability has been used, it may not be used again for 5 rounds.
    Dominate Person: As the Spell, DC (10+Accursed Adept levels+Cha Modifier). Once this ability has been used, it may not be used again for 5 rounds.


    Baalzebul, Lord of the Seventh
    Binding DC: 43
    Sign: A swarm of flies is constantly flying around the Accursed Adept.
    Influence: Baalzebul requires the Accursed Adept to constantly crave more power in any way available to the Accursed Adept. When facing a large group, the Accursed Adept must attempt to sway them, by making a Diplomacy check against any new NPC they meet with an attitude better than Hostile.
    Special Note: Baalzebul counts as two vestiges for binding purposes.

    Baalzebul grants the Accursed Adept the Following Abilities:
    Aura of Stench: Aura of Stench is always active. At the end of the Accursed Adept's turn anything within 20ft of the Accursed Adept must make a DC (10+Accursed Adept levels+Con Modifier) Fort save, or become Sickened for 5 rounds.
    A creature who saves against the Fear Aura cannot be affected by this aura for 24 hours.
    Cloud of Flies: This ability can only be used if Baalzebul's sign is not hidden. the Accursed Adept gain concealment from the flies (20% Miss chance). This is a constant effect.
    Disgorge Insects: as a standard action the Accursed Adept may unleash a swarm of insects from the Accursed Adept's mouth. This functions as a 60-ft cone that deals 1d6 damage per EBL. A DC (10+Accursed Adept levels+Cha Modifier) Reflex save can be made for half damage. Once this ability has been used, it may not be used again for 5 rounds.
    Regeneration: Good weapons and spells and effects with the good descriptor, deal normal damage to the Accursed Adept. This ability does not allow the Accursed Adept to reattach limbs, though the lost portion regrows in 1d6 rounds. This ability is the equivalent to Regeneration 2.


    Mephistopheles, Lord of the Eighth
    Binding DC: 45
    Sign: The image of dark flames appear in the pupil of the Accursed Adept's eyes.
    Influence: Mephistopheles gives the Accursed Adept a vicious almost uncontrollable temper. Any time the Accursed Adept is threatened, put down, or attacked, they must immediately attack the source of the aggression with any weapon at hand. If a weapon cannot be gained within a Free-Round action, (If the Accursed Adept is not carrying a weapon in their hand or doesn't have Quick Draw) then they attack with unarmed attacks. The Accursed Adept continues to attack for 3 rounds if armed or 5 if not, (Unarmed Strikes with the Improved Unarmed Strikes abilities, Natural Weapons, Flaming Fists, ect. cause the Accursed Adept to count as armed for the purpose of this Influence.), until they are grappled away, or until the target submits their wrong.

    Mephisopheles grants the Accursed Adept the following abilities:
    Evoke Hellfire the Accursed Adept may create a burst of hellfire as an immediate action. Any creature within 5 feet must succeed on a DC (10+Accursed Adept levels+Cha Modifier) Reflex save for half or take 2d6 points of Damage.
    Flames of Hell This ability cannot be used if Mephistopheles' Sign is hidden. The Accursed Adept's may swash his body in dark flames. Any creature that strikes, touches or grapples the Accursed Adept take 2d6 points of damage. A creature takes damage from this ability only once a turn. This effect lasts 1d4 rounds, and Once this ability has been used, it may not be used again for 5 rounds.
    Hellfire Storm As a standard action, the Accursed Adept may cast the Hellfire Storm Spell (FC2 p. 101). Once this ability has been used, it may not be used again for 5 rounds.
    Immunities This ability cannot be used if Mephistopheles' Sign is hidden. the Accursed Adept gain immunity to cold and fire.


    Asmodeous, Lord of the Ninth
    Binding DC: 55
    Sign: Asmodeous leaves no sign.
    Influence: Asmodeous makes the Accursed Adept into a natural leader, and guides the Accursed Adept towards his own ends. Must attempt to make any NPC they deem as "Worthy" a member of their own personal army through Diplomacy, Intimidate, or Bluff, and will take every chance to speak to large groups of people and sway them to their cause.
    Special Note: Asmodeous does not allow the Accursed Adept to bind any other vestige or Archdevil.

    Asmodeous grants the Accursed Adept the following abilities:
    Aura of Submission: At the end of each of the Accursed Adept's turns, any creature within 20 feet of him must succed on a DC (10+Accursed Adept levels+Cha Modifier) Will save or submit to all of the Accursed Adepts commands for 1 day, doing whatever he asks as if every request of his was a suggestion spell against which the target cannot resist. This is a mind-affecting ability.
    Faustian Pact: Asmodeous grants the Accursed Adept an extra feat for the duration of his binding.
    Hounds of Hell: As a standard action the Accursed Adept may summon 1d6+2 Nessian Warhounds. Once this ability has been used, it may not be used again for 5 rounds.
    Lord of the Nine: Asmodeous allows the Accursed Adept to choose any three individual abilities of the previous Archdevils or Geryon, that do not rely on the pact's sign.
    Tounges: As the spell, always active.
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    Default Re: (Binder PrC) Accursed Adept

    Generally, Influences are things that a Binder must specifically Do or Not Do in addition to changing the personality, for instance, Bel would force Sense Motive checks on every new person that the Binder meets.

    Awesome flavor, and it works well with the class.
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    Default Re: (Binder PrC) Accursed Adept

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLogman View Post
    Generally, Influences are things that a Binder must specifically Do or Not Do in addition to changing the personality, for instance, Bel would force Sense Motive checks on every new person that the Binder meets.

    Awesome flavor, and it works well with the class.
    Good point, If you can think of anything more for the influences, just let me know.

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    Default Re: (Binder PrC) Accursed Adept

    I love that Asmodeus leaves no sign.

    Also, for a lot of the abilities, you say that the effects last X round, and can't be used for 5 rounds. Is that 5 rounds from when you use the ability, or 5 rounds from when it ends?
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    I adore the idea. Absolutely adore it. And it seems to have been executed rather fairly. Just wanted to say Kudos.

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    Default Re: (Binder PrC) Accursed Adept

    Pick and choose as you wish, some of these are better than others.

    Dispater: Requires Binders to Silently Study any new Creature or Character they meet for 2 Full Rounds, regardless of their intent, be it hostile, helpful, or neutral. Groups of obviously aligned Characters of Creatures (Such as an army of Hobgoblins, a Stike force of Drow, a team of Paladins, Clerics, and others from the Church of Pelor, or a Camp of Refugees) must only be studied for 1 Full Round per member. Swarms or Mobs count as only 1 Creature.

    Mammon: Binder must use the Bluff skill whenever talking to any creature, regardless of any connection to them.

    Belial and Fiern: Binder must bathe their entire Dominant Arm in the blood of any enemies they fall as Full Round action, and must join their allies in combat, regardless of the risk.

    Baalzebul: Requires that when facing a large group, the Binder must attempt to sway them, and the Binder must make a Diplomacy check against any new NPC they meet with an attitude better than Hostile

    Mephistopheles: Any time the Binder is threatened, put down, or attacked, they must immediately attack the source of the aggression with any weapon at hand. If a weapon cannot be gained within a Free-Round action, (If the Binder is not carrying a weapon in their hand or doesn't have Quick Draw) then they attack with unarmed attacks. The Binder continues to attack for 3 rounds if armed or 5 if not, (Unarmed Strikes with the Improved Unarmed Strikes abilities, Natural Weapons, Flaming Fists, ect. cause the Binder to count as armed for the purpose of this Influence.), until they are grappled away, or until the target submits their wrong.

    Asmodeous: Must attempt to make any NPC they deem as "Worthy" a member of their own personal army through Diplomacy, Intimidate, or Bluff, and will take every chance to speak to large groups of people and sway them to their cause.
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    Default Re: (Binder PrC) Accursed Adept

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLogman View Post
    Pick and choose as you wish, some of these are better than others.

    Dispater: Requires Binders to Silently Study any new Creature or Character they meet for 2 Full Rounds, regardless of their intent, be it hostile, helpful, or neutral. Groups of obviously aligned Characters of Creatures (Such as an army of Hobgoblins, a Stike force of Drow, a team of Paladins, Clerics, and others from the Church of Pelor, or a Camp of Refugees) must only be studied for 1 Full Round per member. Swarms or Mobs count as only 1 Creature.

    Mammon: Binder must use the Bluff skill whenever talking to any creature, regardless of any connection to them.

    Belial and Fiern: Binder must bathe their entire Dominant Arm in the blood of any enemies they fall as Full Round action, and must join their allies in combat, regardless of the risk.

    Baalzebul: Requires that when facing a large group, the Binder must attempt to sway them, and the Binder must make a Diplomacy check against any new NPC they meet with an attitude better than Hostile

    Mephistopheles: Any time the Binder is threatened, put down, or attacked, they must immediately attack the source of the aggression with any weapon at hand. If a weapon cannot be gained within a Free-Round action, (If the Binder is not carrying a weapon in their hand or doesn't have Quick Draw) then they attack with unarmed attacks. The Binder continues to attack for 3 rounds if armed or 5 if not, (Unarmed Strikes with the Improved Unarmed Strikes abilities, Natural Weapons, Flaming Fists, ect. cause the Binder to count as armed for the purpose of this Influence.), until they are grappled away, or until the target submits their wrong.

    Asmodeous: Must attempt to make any NPC they deem as "Worthy" a member of their own personal army through Diplomacy, Intimidate, or Bluff, and will take every chance to speak to large groups of people and sway them to their cause.
    These look great, I'll add them in soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by rtg0922 View Post
    I love that Asmodeus leaves no sign.

    Also, for a lot of the abilities, you say that the effects last X round, and can't be used for 5 rounds. Is that 5 rounds from when you use the ability, or 5 rounds from when it ends?
    From when you use it, though your DM may rule otherwise.
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