<color=Red>(PRESTIGE CLASS: This class is not available at character creation and must be unlocked by meeting special requirements, listed below.)</color>

Sworn to the defense of a temple site, the templar is a holy champion blessed by her deity with combat prowess and great endurance. She bears her favored weapon, a bastard sword, into battle and fights her deity's enemies without question or hesitation. In addition to defending the temple itself, a templar may be charged with additional duties, including a campaign to attack foes on their own home ground.

This prestige class has 24 levels available to it.


<b>Alignment:</b> Lawful Good.
<b>Class:</b> Paladin.
<b>Feats:</b> Remove Disease 1/day.
<b>Skills:</b> Lore 4.

<color=Gold>Class Features:</color>

- <b>Hit Die:</b> d10
- <b>Base Attack Bonus:</b> High.
- <b>High Saves:</b> Fort, Will.
- <b>Weapon Proficiencies:</b> None.
- <b>Armor Proficiencies:</b> None.
- <b>Skill Points:</b> 2 + Int modifier.
- <b>Class Skills:</b> Concentration, Craft Weapon, Craft Armor, Diplomacy, Heal, Intimidate, Lore, Parry, Spellcraft, and Tumble.

<color=Gold>Class Abilities:</color>

Level 1: Spellcasting Progression, Fervor, Weapon Focus (Bastard Sword), Exotic Weapon Proficiency, Lay on Hands
Level 2:
Level 3: Weapon Specialization (Bastard Sword), DR 1/-
Level 4: Bonus Feat
Level 5:
Level 6:
Level 7: DR 2/-
Level 8: Greater Weapon Focus (Bastard Sword)
Level 9:
Level 10:
Level 11: DR 3/-
Level 12: Bonus Feat
Level 13: Bonus Feat, Greater Weapon Specialization (Bastard Sword)
Level 14:
Level 15: DR 4/-
Level 16: Bonus Feat x2
Level 17:
Level 18:
Level 19: DR 5/-, Bonus Feat
Level 20: Epic Weapon Focus (Bastard Sword)
Level 21:
Level 22: Bonus Feat
Level 23: DR 6/-, Epic Weapon Specialization (Bastard Sword)
Level 24: Bonus Feat

- <b>Lay on Hands:</b> Upon entering this class, you gain the ability to heal wounds by touch, much like a paladin's lay on hands ability. Paladin levels stack with class levels as long as you have a Charisma score higher than 11.

- <b>Spellcasting:</b> At each level, a templar gains new spells per day (and spells known, if applicable) as if she had also gained a Paladin level. Unlike normal paladin levels, these are full spellcasting levels (not cut in half) so that a 20 Paladin/10 Templar has a caster level of 20 (20 divided by 2 plus 10 from Templar).

- <b>Fervor:</b> Templars gains a +1 bonus to both Fortitude and Willpower saves at levels 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.

- <b>Weapon Specialization:</b> A templar gains the Weapon Specialization feat with the bastard sword at level 3. This improves to Greater Weapon Specialization at 13th and Epic Weapon Specialization at 23rd. The templar gains Greater Weapon Focus at 8th and Epic Weapon Focus at 20th with the bastard sword.

- <b>Damage Reduction:</b> Starting at 3rd level, templars have the ability to shrug off some amount of injury from each blow or attack. The templar gains DR 1/— . At 7th level, this damage reduction rises to 2/— and increases by one point for every 4 additional levels taken (3 at 11th, 4 at 15th, 5 at 19th, and 6 at 23rd).

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