Tainted Sorcerer - Evil/Dead Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Tainted sorcerers find an easy path to tremendous magical power. Young wizards frustrated at the slow pace of their studies, old scholars chafing at the limitations of traditional magic, peasant folk-magic practitioners, even those who wage endless battle against unspeakable evil and thus succumb to taint - for all these spellcasters, taint offers a way to overcome obstacles that the sanctioned magic of the world cannot provide. At the mere cost of the character's soul.
Tainted sorcerers come from a variety of backgrounds. Many are sorcerers or wizards-some inexperienced, some quite advanced - who stumble across or seek out the forbidden secrets of taint in arcane libraries. Others are adepts who learn tainted magic from an older practitioner. Some are clerics or druids of evil cults who learn from their elders, in the same way that their cult has passed on knowledge for centuries.
Hit Die: d8
To qualify to become a Tainted Sorcerer, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Alignment: Any non-good
- Skills: Concentration 8 ranks, Knowledge (arcana) 4 ranks.
- Base Will Save: +4
- Spells: Ability to cast 1st-level spells.
- Taint: Character's taint score must be 4 or higher.
Special: Must have learned the basics of taint magic from a tainted sorcerer of at least 4th level, or must have summoned a demon or devil to gain instruction.
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