Effigy Master - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Fascinated by the animating force of life itself, the effigy master is an expert in the imitation of true life. Through long study and experimentation, he learns to infuse his creations with a pseudolife far more resilient and vital than that which animates similar creations of other spellcasters. The effigy master brings to life sculptures made of clay, snow, wax, or mud, and uses this ability to create guardians, defenses, and even companions and cohorts. At the same time, the effigy master continues to study the secrets of magic, albeit at a slower pace.
Effigy masters are often wizards who seek the knowledge of imparting life to nonliving elements as a means to create loyal minions that don't require much maintenance. Sorcerers also sometimes become effigy masters, although they generally don't pursue the class for long.
Hit Die: d4
To qualify to become an Effigy Master, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Craft (leatherworking, metalworking, or woodworking) 10 ranks, Knowledge (arcana) 5 ranks, Spellcraft 5 ranks, Use Magic Device 2 ranks.
- Feats: Craft Wondrous Item,
- Special: Must have the simulacrum spell on a class spell list, whether or not the character is able to cast it.
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