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Jaina Proudmoore (New)
Archmage
Region Various
Alignment Any
Used by Arcane spellcasters

Source: FRCS (pg.41)
d20 SRD ([1])

Archmage is a prestige class in Lemurias whose members are arcane magic users that have become experts at manipulating and altering their spells.  This is done in often in strange ways. Most archmages are pure wizards or sorcerers, rarely multiclassing, so they may become masters in their study of magic.[1]

More generally, the term "archmage" may also refer to any extremely powerful spellcaster or leader of a College of Magisters.  Such as Selena of Phaeselis or Arieles of Athenas

AbilitiesEdit

As archmages become more experienced they progress in their spellcasting ability as if done so through their primary arcane spellcasting class. For each level, the archmage also gains a high arcana ability. Each ability requires the archmage to give up a single spell slot from a certain level of spells he/she can cast.[1]

Hit Die
d4.

RequirementsEdit

To qualify to become an archmage, a character must fulfill all the following criteria.

SkillsEdit

Knowledge (arcana) 15 ranks, Spellcraft 15 ranks.

FeatsEdit

Skill Focus (Spellcraft), Spell Focus in two schools of magic.

SpellsEdit

Ability to cast 7th-level arcane spells, knowledge of 5th-level or higher spells from at least five schools.

Class SkillsEdit

The archmage’s class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Concentration (Con), Craft (alchemy) (Int), Knowledge (all skills taken individually) (Int), Profession (Wis), Search (Int), andSpellcraft (Int).

Skill Points at Each LevelEdit

2 + Int modifier.

Table: The Archmage
Level Base

Attack Bonus

Fort

Save

Ref

Save

Will

Save

Special Spells per Day
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 High arcana +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 High arcana +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
3rd +1 +1 +1 +3 High arcana +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
4th +2 +1 +1 +4 High arcana +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
5th +2 +1 +1 +4 High arcana +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

Class FeaturesEdit

All the following are Class Features of the archmage prestige class.

Weapon and Armor ProficiencyEdit

Archmages gain no proficiency with any weapon or armor.

Spells per Day/Spells KnownEdit

When a new archmage level is gained, the character gains new spells per day (and spells known, if applicable) as if he had also gained a level in whatever arcane spellcasting class in which he could cast 7th-level spells before he added the prestige class level. He does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. If a character had more than one arcane spellcasting class in which he could cast 7th-level spells before he became an archmage, he must decide to which class he adds each level of archmage for the purpose of determining spells per day.


High arcanaEdit

Arcane Fire
This ability allows the archmage to channel arcane magic into a bolt of raw magical energy.[1]
Arcane Reach
With this ability, archmages are able to use touch-ranged spells on anyone up to 30 feet (9m) away.[1]
Mastery of Counterspelling
Archmages can counterspell as if using spell turning.[2]
Mastery of Elements
With this ability archmages can change the element type within a given spell. For example a fireball cast in this manner could deal cold damage.[2]
Mastery of Shaping
Archmages are able to change the area of effect of applicable spells with this ability.[2]
Spell Power (1-3)
This ability allows spells cast by archmages to become progressively more potent.[2]
Spell-Like Ability
With this, archmages are allowed to turn a memorized spell into a spell-like ability.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 41. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 42. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
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