Dragon Devotee

Description


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Dragons hold a great fascination for some individuals, leading those folk into closer and closer association with the powerful race. Some individuals (primarily those related to sorcerers) feel the call more strongly, thanks to their dragon ancestry, occasionally even leading them to attempt to further awaken their blood and bring those traits to the fore. Learning more about dragons is the first step toward understanding them. A dragon devotee uses alchemical and magical means to enhance their dragon-like qualities.

Dragon devotees are most often fighters or rogues who desire the power and the glory of dragonkind. They need to have basic knowledge about dragons and understand their language. Comprehending the mindset of dragons lets you delve deeper into what it means to be a dragon and to help you become more like one of them.

NOTE: This class is universally treated as an undesirable and generally is likely to struggle within the setting of TDN, especially upon the acquisition of Natural Armor. What this inherently entails is a greater likelihood of permadeath. As such Dragon Devotee isn't recommended for new players or those that shy from hardship, confrontation, and conflict in storytelling.

Alignment Restriction:
None

Hit Die: d8

Proficiencies: No additional proficiency in any weapon or armor.

Skill Points: 5 + int modifier

Class Skills: All Knowledges, Barter, Bluff, Concentration, Craft Trap, Decipher Script, Diplomacy, Discipline, Heal, Intimidate, Listen, Perform, Sense Motive, Spellcraft, Taunt

Primary Saving Throws: Fortitude & Will

Base Attack Bonus: + 1 Levels

Requirements
  • Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 11 ranks
  • Languages: Draconic.
  • Spellcasting: Requires at least 3 levels in sorcerer with the draconic bloodline
Level Progression

LevelBABFortReflexWillFeatSpellcasting
1st+1+2+0+2
Ability increase (+2 Cha), natural armor​
2nd+2+3+0+3
Combat technique, draconic resistance​
+1 level of existing class
3rd+3+3+1+3Ability increase (+2 Con), Ignore Spell Failure
4th+4+4+1+4
Combat technique​
+1 level of existing class
5th+5+4+1+4
Ability increase (+2 Str)​


  • Ability Increase: When you enter this class, your Charisma score increases by 2 points. At 3rd level, your Constitution score improves by 2 points. At 5th level, your Strength score improves by 2 points.
  • Natural Armor: Using Alchemical mixtures a devotee creates an effect to that of miniscule dragon-like scales on their skin mimicking the scales of a dragon. When exposed to heat, the properties appear similar to small dragonscales. This change provides a +1 natural armor bonus.
  • Combat Technique: At 2nd level and again at 4th level, you become more deadly in combat. Each time you gain this class feature, you can choose a bonus fighter or spellcasting feat.
  • Draconic Resistance: At 2nd level, they gain the resist energy feat to match their draconic bloodline element.
  • Ignore Spell Failure: Normally, armor of any type interferes with an arcane spellcaster's gestures, which can cause his spells to fail if those spells have somatic components. Beginning at 3rd level, you gain a 20% reduction in spell failure from armor.
  • Spellcasting: At 2nd level and 4th level, you gain spells per day, spells known, and an increase in caster level as if you had also gained a level in sorcerer.