Eldrich Knight (3.5e Class)

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Eldritch Knight[edit]

Eldrich Magic incarnate, an unstoppable force of evil solidified. The Eldrich Knight protects what it wants when it wants, and decimates any who would dare to oppose it..

Making an Eldritch Knight[edit]

Strong physical and spell like attacks with a strong defense as well. Hard to role play in any non evil oriented party. Self involved to the point of part detriment.

Abilities: Charisma above all else for damage output and defense, Dexterity to bolster defense as well.

Races: Any non outsider.

Alignment: Any.

Starting Gold: 4d4x10

Starting Age:As rogue.

Table: The Eldritch Knight

Hit Die: 2d4

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special/ invocation known
Fort Ref Will

1st +0 +2 +1 +2 Eldrich Blade; Eldrich Cloak, invocation least 2
2nd +1 +2 +1 +2 Keen Eldritch Blade 3
3rd +2 +3 +1 +3 Eldritch Blast 2d6 fiendish resisliance 1
 invocation least/ lesser     4
4th +3 +3 +2 +3 Enhanced Eldrich Blade 5
5th +4 +4 +2 +4 Eldritch Blast 3d6 damage reduction 5
invocation least, lesser and greater 6
6th +5 +4 +3 +4 Enhanced Eldritch Blade 7
7th +6/+1 +5 +3 +5 Eldritch Blast 4d6 invocation least ,lesser, greater, dark 8
8th +7/+2 +5 +4 +5 Enhanced Eldritch Blade 9
9th +8/+3 +6 +4 +6 Eldritch Blast 5d6 damage reduction 10, imbue item 10
10th +9/+4 +6 +5 +6 Enhanced Eldritch Cloak 11

Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Bluff (Cha), Concentrate (Con), Craft (Int), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge Arcana (Int), Profession (Int), Spellcraft (Int), Use Magic Device (Cha).

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are class features of the Eldritch Knight.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Proficient only with the Eldrich Blade, and Medium Armor.

Eldritch Blade (Ex): The Eldritch Knight's soul forged through planes of infernal flames, and solidified eldritch magic. The knight may summon this blade as a quick action begining at first level, and the base damage for this blade is equal to that of a great sword of the knights size(i.e. 2d6 for a medium character). The blade is considered magical when overcoming damage barriers.

Keen Eldritch Blade (Ex): The Eldritch Knight's blade becomes keen doubling it's critical range.

Eldritch Cloak (Ex): The Eldritch Knight is able to hold an cloak of Eldritch Magic at will around themselves granting their Cha modifier to their AC. This begins at first level.

Eldritch Blast (Sp): Eldritch Blast; An Eldritch Knight can focus their soul in the form of a magical spell like blast. This blast uses the Cha modifier as a ranged touch attack to both hit chance and damage. This ability becomes available at second level and damage increases ever even level thereafter.

Empower Eldritch Blade (Sp):

Enhanced Eldritch Cloak (Ex): Your Eldritch cloak starting at level ten now gains the ability to provide a DR of 10/Cold Iron.

Ex-Eldritch Knight[edit]

An ex- Eldritch Knight looses all access to his or her Eldritch Blade, and the demon they've stricken a deal with for power will come to collect their mortal soul.

Human Eldritch Knight Starting Package[edit]

Weapons: None.

Skill Selection: Pick a number of skills equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Skill Ranks Ability Armor
Intimidate 4 CHA "—"

Feat: Power Attack.

Bonus Feats: Cleave.

Gear:Leather Armor.

Gold: 2d4x10

Campaign Information[edit]

Playing an Eldritch Knight[edit]

Religion: Typically a follower of a specified demon, or evil deity to whom they have sold their soul for power.

Other Classes: Typically indifferent to other classes, but looked upon as evil and even pitied by some for the soulless shells they are.

Combat: Typically a beefy tank, and high damage output.

Advancement: Pairs well developing with any damage dealing class.

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<-class name-> Lore[edit]

Characters with ranks in Knowledge Nature, Knowledge Planes can research Eldritch Knights to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.

Knowledge Nature, Knowledge Planes
DC Result
5 Eldritch Knights our prominent in battle.
10 Eldritch Knights don't cast magic of their own.
15 Eldritch Knights have sold their soul.
20 The blade of an Eldritch Knight is actually their own soul empowered by evil.

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