Guile Mage (3.5e Prestige Class)
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|“||The sweetest victory, then, does not end with one less enemy. It ends with one more ally.||”|
|—Daltan Howler, Human Guile Mage|
The seamless amalgamation of silver-tongued guile and arcane magic, the Guile Mage is, at its core, a Sorcerer who has learned to harness his impressive Charisma for more mundane yet no less effective applications. Fusing psychological manipulation, theatrical skill, and a tiny application of magic, the Guile Mage is the ultimate manipulator who can turn a bitter enemy into a stalwart ally using a handful of half-truths and an arcane nudge in the right direction. Indeed, the best of the Guile Mages are so subtle in their workings that few are even aware that they are casting spells at all.
Becoming a Guile Mage
|Skills:||Bluff 10 ranks, Diplomacy 5 ranks, Spellcraft 10 ranks.|
|Feats:||Skill Focus: Bluff, Spell Focus: Enchantment.|
|Spellcasting:||Able to cast 5th level arcane spells, including at least six spells from the Enchantment school.|
|Special:||The candidate cannot have Enchantment as a prohibited school.|
|1st||+0||+0||+0||+2||Advanced Learning||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|2nd||+1||+0||+0||+3||Still Charm, Arcane Cunning +1||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|3rd||+1||+1||+1||+3||Uncanny Glamour, Advanced Learning||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|4th||+2||+1||+1||+4||Silent Charm, Arcane Cunning +2||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|5th||+2||+1||+1||+4||Swift Diplomacy,||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|6th||+3||+2||+2||+5||Mind Games,||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|7th||+3||+2||+2||+5||Hidden Charm,||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|8th||+4||+2||+2||+6||Reverse Psychology,||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|9th||+4||+3||+3||+6||Sticks & Stones,||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
|10th||+5||+3||+3||+7||Guile Magic,||+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class|
Class Skills (6 + Int modifier per level)
All of the following are class features of the Guile Mage.
Spells per Day/Spells Known: At each level, the Guile Mage acquires new spells per day (and spells known, if applicable) as if he had gained a level in whatever spellcasting class granted him access to the 5th level spells with which he became a Guile Mage. He does not, however, gain any other benefits that would ordinarily be acquired by a member of that class, such as bonus metamagic or item creation feats.
Arcane Cunning (Su): At 2nd level and at every even level thereafter, the Guile Mage gains a cumulative +1 bonus on all of his Charisma-related ability and skill checks.