Faerûnian Prestige Class : Eye of Horus-Re

Following the Time of Troubles, the chief deity of the Mulhorandi pantheon began to take a greater interest in combating the agents of Set beyond the political realm of Mulhorand. Horus-Re. began to inspire paladins to serve this cause, and numerous clerics have also joined the crusade. Perfect channels for the holy radiance of their. deity, these clerics are known as the eyes of Horus-Re. They are champions of good, sworn enemies of Set, and bane to undead.

All eyes of Horus-Re are clerics of that deity, though some have paladin levels as well. Cleric/fighters are also fairly common, and some cleric/wizards use their limited arcane spells to supplement their divine magic in Horus-Re's service.

In stark contrast to most of the clergy of Horus-Re, the eyes choose to ignore strictly political matters in Mulhorand. Rather than reporting to the pharaoh of that land, they maintain their own hierarchical structure. NPC eyes of Horus-Re can be found wherever the minions of Set or undead creatures walk the land, and some are showing increasing interest in the activities of the yuan-ti in Hlondeth.


To qualify to become an Eye of Horus-Re, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:

Class Skills

The eye of Horus-Re's class skills are Concentration, Diplomacy, Heal, Knowledge (all skills taken individually), Profession, Spellcraft, and Spot.

Skill Points at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier.

Class Features

All of the following. are class features of the eye of Horus-Re prestige class.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Eyes of Horus-Re gain no proficiency with any weapon, armor, or shield. Armor check penalties for armor heavier than leather apply to the skills Balance, Climb, Escape Artist, Hide, Jump, Move Silently, Sleight of Hand, and Tumble, and double the normal armor check penalty applies to Swim checks.

Spells per Day/Spells Known: Beginning at 2nd level, when a new eye of Horus-Re level is gained, the character gains new spells per day (and spells known, if applicable) as if he had also gained a level in cleric. He does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained (improved chance of turning or rebuking undead, and so on), except an increased effective level of spellcasting. This essentially means that he adds the level of eye of Horus-Re to the level of cleric, and then determines spells per day, spells known and caster level accordingly.

Greater Turning (Su): In addition to his normal turning ability, an eye of Horus-Re can use greater turning (the granted power of the Sun domain) a number of times per day equal to three plus his Charisma modifier.

Radiance (Su): When an eye of Horus-Re casts any spell with the light descriptor, the resulting light is brighter than normal. The radius of illumination is doubled, and the spell is treated as if it were one level higher than it actually is for all purposes, including determining whether it can counter or dispel a darkness spell. Thus, a daylight spell cast by an eye of Horus-Re sheds light in a 120-foot radius and is treated as a 4th-level spell. It can counter or dispel any darkness spell of 4th level or lower.

Turn Undead (Ex): The character adds his eye of Horus-Re levels to his cleric levels for all purposes related to turning undead.

Everlight (Ex): At 2nd level, an eye of Horus-Re gains darkvision out to 60 feet and low-light vision, allowing him to see in most conditions.

Touch of the Sun (Su): When the eye of Horus-Re reaches 3rd level, his attacks with any weapon or an unarmed strike are treated as good-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Domain: At 5th level, an eye of Horus-Re gains access to one additional domain of his choice from among those offered by Horus-Re. He gains the granted power of the domain and can choose from its spell list as well as those of his other domains when selecting his domain spells for the day. He can still cast only one domain spell at each level (1st through 9th) per day, but now he has three choices instead of two at each spell level.

Piercing Sight (Su): At 6th level, an eye of Horus-Re gains greater visual acuity. He ignores the miss chance created by darkness spells or effects and gains Blind-Fight as a bonus feat. In addition, he gains a +5 sacred bonus on Spot checks.

Positive Energy Burst (Su): In lieu of two daily uses of his turning ability, an eye of Horus-Re who is at least 8th level can create a positive energy burst that affects all undead creatures within 100 feet of him. This effect deals 1d6 points of damage, per eye of Horus-Re level to every undead within range. Each affected undead may attempt a Reflex save (DC 20 + the eye of Horus-Re's Cha modifier) to halve the damage.

True Seeing (Su): A 10th-level eye of Horus-Re sees all things as they truly are, as though he were continually under the effect of a true seeing spell.

Eye of Horus-ReHit Die: d8
CLBABFortRefWillSpecialSpells per Day/Spells Known
1st+0+0+0+2Greater turning, radiance, turn undead -
2nd+1+0+0+3Everlight+1 level of cleric class
3rd+2+1+1+3Touch of the sun+1 level of cleric class
4th+3+1+1+4-+1 level of cleric class
5th+3+1+1+4Domain+1 level of cleric class
6th+4+2+2+5Piercing sight+1 level of cleric class
7th+5+2+2+5-+1 level of cleric class
8th+6+2+2+6Positive energy burst+1 level of cleric class
9th+6+3+3+6-+1 level of cleric class
10th+7+3+3+7True seeing+1 level of cleric class

Epic Eye of Horus-Re

The epic eye of Horus-Re is the embodiment of light and his deity's devotion to battling evil.

An epic eye of Horus-Re should concentrate on his ability to wreak havoc on undead and other evil creatures by focusing on epic feats such as Positive Energy Aura, Chosen Weapon Specialization, and Planar Turning. He is always happy to improve his spellcasting as well, with feats such as Divine Spell Penetration, Improved Alignment-Based Casting, Bonus Domain, Spontaneous Domain Access, and feats that improve his use of metamagic. A good selection of defensive feats, such as Epic Devotion and Armor Skin, is also useful.

The epic eye of Horus-Re should increase his Wisdom as much as possible, though he also needs Charisma for turning undead.

Skill Points at Each Additional Level: 2 + Int modifier.

Spells: The epic eye of Horus-Re's caster level increases by 1 for every level higher than 10th. His spells per day and spells known do not increase after 10th level, unless the sum of the class levels contributing to his caster level equals 20 or less.

Positive Energy Burst: The DC for this ability increases by 1 for every two levels higher than 10th.

Bonus Feats: The epic eye of Horus-Re gains a bonus feat, selected from the list below, for every two levels higher than 10th. He must meet any prerequisites for a feat in order to select it.

Epic Eye of Horus-Re Bonus Feat List: Armor Skin, Automatic Quicken Spell, Automatic Silent Spell, Automatic Still Spell, Bonus Domain, Chosen Weapon Specialization, Divine Spell Penetration, Enhance Spell, Epic Counterspell, Epic Devotion, Epic Spell Focus, Epic Spell Penetration, Epic Spellcasting, Ignore Material Components, Improved Alignment-Based Casting, Improved Combat Casting, Improved Heighten Spell, Improved Metamagic, Improved Spell Capacity, Intensify Spell, Multispell, Permanent Emanation, Planar Turning, Positive Energy Aura, Spectral Strike, Spell Stowaway, Spell Opportunity, Spontaneous Domain Access, Spontaneous Spell, Tenacious Magic.

Eye of Horus-ReHit Die: d8
12thBonus feat
14thBonus feat
16thBonus feat
18thBonus feat
20thBonus feat

Source: Player's Guide to Faerûn

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