Warrior Of Darkness

PRESTIGE CLASS: This class is not available at character creation and must be unlocked by meeting special requirements, listed below. This class has 10 levels.

The warrior of darkness, sometimes called the dark knight, is a practitioner of black magic. He studies the dark arts and learns the terrible secrets involved with evil rituals and spells. However, he does not cast spells himself. Instead, he uses his arcane knowledge to make himself a more formidable combatant.

Evil fighters, often those with a few levels of wizard or sorcerer, sometimes become warriors of darkness. Less frequently, warriors of darkness come from the ranks of single-classed wizards or sorcerers, or bards, rangers, and even clerics.

A warrior of darkness is not usually subtle, nor is he barbaric. Instead, he is a chilling compromise of physical might and intelligent sophistication.


Alignment: Any evil.
Skills: Craft Alchemy 3, Lore 3, Spellcraft 1.
BAB: +5
Feats: Iron will.

Class Features:

HD: d10
BAB: High
High Saves: Fort, Will
Weapon and Armor proficiency: All simple and martial weapons, all types of armor, and all types of shields.
Skill points: 4 + Int modifier
Class Skills: Bluff, Craft Weapon, Craft Armor, Craft Alchemy, Concentration, Hide, Lore, Move Silently, Parry, Spellcraft, and Tumble.

Class Abilities:

Level 1: Black magic oil (Dweller in Darkness)
Level 2: Darkling weapon
Level 3: Bonus Feat
Level 4: Black magic oil (Demonic Celerity)
Level 5: Scarred Flesh
Level 6: Bonus Feat
Level 7: Black magic oil (Rapid Step)
Level 8: Repellent Flesh
Level 9: Bonus Feat
Level 10: Bonus Feat

Black Magic Oil: A warrior of darkness can use his forbidden arcane arts to create a magic oil that he anoints himself with. Once the oil is applied, the warrior of darkness permanently gains a new supernatural ability listed below.

Level 1: Dweller in Darkness (Blind-Fight)
Level 4: Demonic Celerity (Toughness)
Level 7: Rapid Step (Dash)

Darkling Weapon: A warrior of darkness concocts a magic oil with which to coat his favorite weapon. When applied, the oil grants a new supernatural ability chosen from the list below for 4 rounds per level. This ability can be used ten times per day.

List of Choices:
Vampiric (+2)
Massive Criticals (2d10)

Scarred Flesh: Through ritual scarification, a 5th level warrior of darkness gains damage reduction 3/-. Note: Only Greater Resiliency and the Epic Damage Reduction feats stack with this DR.

Repellent Flesh: Through ritual, obscene tattooing, an 8th-level warrior of darkness gains spell resistance equal to 10 + character level.

Bonus Feat: At 3rd level, and again at 6th, 9th, and 10th level, the warrior of darkness gains a bonus feat. This feat must be drawn from the following feats and the anointed knight must meet all the prerequisites for it: Armor Specialization (Heavy), Armor Specialization (Medium), Battle Dancer, Cleave, Combat Expertise, Deadly Defense, Deflect Arrows, Dodge, Elemental Archer's Improved Elemental Shield, Elemental Archer's Improved Elemental Storm, Epic Ability increases, Epic Heavy Armor Optimization, Epic Toughness, Exotic Weapon Proficiency, Fiery Fist, Fiery Ki Defense, Great Cleave, Greater Two-Weapon Defense, Heavy Armor Optimization, Improved Critical, Improved Disarm, Improved Feint, Improved Heavy Armor Optimization, Improved Initiative, Improved Knockdown, Improved Two-Weapon Fighting, Improved Unarmed Strike, Indomitable Soul, Knockdown, Mobility, Oversized Two-Weapon Fighting, Penetrating Shot, Point Blank Shot, Power Attack, Rapid Shot, Spring Attack, Steadfast Determination, Stunning Fist, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus, Weapon Mastery (Ranged), Weapon Mastery (Unarmed), Weapon Specialization, Whirlwind Attack.

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