List of XR Subraces Possibly in Need of Rework Feb 9, 2014 23:23:54 GMT
Post by Twilight Semner on Feb 9, 2014 23:23:54 GMT
Realized the problem with this feat spread, in that it isn't at all specific for Bane Knight and would work with any Divine fighter (the only unnecessary feat being Still Spell). So I was wondering if it was possible to do something along the lines of what's been done with Rhek instead. Taking into account Vichya's suggestions as well, a new possible formulation for Fallen could be this (things that are modified from the original formulation highlighted in green):
"Fallen" (secret eXtremely Rare; adds wings)
- FC: Sorcerer / BC: Blackguard
- STR +6, INT +2, WIS +2, CHA +4, Hide +5
- Free Feats: Power Attack, Cleave, Still Spell, Extend Spell, Great Strength I, Great Strength II
- Other: Special: Upon taking its first spell focus feat, the character receives GSF/ESF in that same school, Survival: Levitation
As far as rationale goes for these changes, here's why I chose what I did:
INT +2/WIS +2/CHA +4: Per Vichya's suggestion, thought it might be helpful to have a more rounded spread, giving the same total number of bonuses to a wider variety of ability scores since Bane Knight is a class that, unlike many, has no dump stat. It must invest to some degree in all 6 ability scores. Dropped CHA by 1 in order to keep the sum total of bonuses at +14.
Power Attack: Thought it would be more balanced to go just with Power Attack, rather than granting Great Cleave as well. The rationale here is that it still frees up a feat in the OC/DC line, but doesn't quite so heavily favor CC Blackguard over CC Sorcerer.
Extend Spell: Very useful Bane Knight feat, since Tenser's Transformation, Elemental Shield, and a host of other feats benefit greatly from being extended. Also, this feat offers the added bonus of being helpful for both CC Blackguard and CC Sorcerer variants of the quasi.
Great Strength II: I've already explained why I think this feat is necessary. It's a caster subrace. All other caster subraces have +8 (and another +2 from feats). This one ought to have at least +8 including feats.
New Special: I was trying to think of something that would not only be useful for both Bane Knight variants, but which would also do a better job of restricting the subrace to the Bane Knight quasi-class. This special would allow Bane Knights to have some build diversity, taking one or two focuses for CC Blackguard, or as many as three focuses for CC Sorcerer. Furthermore it would allow the player to choose which school they want to focus in, rather than restricting them to Evocation.
Thoughts? Is this closer to something workable? I believe this current formulation offers less than other XR subraces if you aren't going Bane Knight, and slightly more if you are, which was my goal. Not sure if this is spot on yet, but I think it's getting closer. Let me know.