Melee Scout (3.5e Prestige Class)
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The Gun Mage is an expert in both the use of his firearm and the arcane. He uses magic to augment both himself and his weapon, making him a formidable foe.
Making a Gun Mage
The Gun Mage excels at dealing damage. His high-power pistol packs enough punch to deal with most foes, and should he find the lethality of his firearm in question, a bullet laced wth arcane energies is the answer. The typical Gun Mage is also quite intelligent, being versed in at least a moderate amount of Arcane Lore. He's quick and he's cunning - he's deadly and he's precise.
However, he does have his shortcomings. The Gun Mage is incredibly fragile. He's a glass cannon - although he can deal massive amounts of damage, he can hardly take any. His skill in melee combat is lacking and he's not as knowledgable as most magic-users.
A Gun Mage should never be looked at as the sole combatant of a group. His damage output does make him an excellent duelist - but he cannot hope to hold the front line by himself. He can whittle down foes before they meet with the stronger more melee-oriented members of the group and he can counter enemies that harass the group from a range.
Abilities: Dexterity comes first for a Gun Mage - it helps him aim and helps him dodge - it is the basis for both his offense and his defense. The second most important stat for a Gun Mage is his Intelligence; it improves his ability to enchant his own weapon and many other class features of his are based off it.
Alignment: Gun Mages usually originate from colleges where they study magic or have a military background. In some cases an older Gun Mage decided to take on an apprentice to pass down his knowledge. With such a variety of different backgrounds, no Gun Mage has quite the same outlook or alignment as another.
Spells: Ability to cast 2rd level arcane spells.
Skills: Spot 5 ranks, Use Magic Device 5 ranks, Concentration 4 ranks.
|1st||+0||+0||+2||+2||Magic Bullet +1d6|
|3rd||+2||+1||+3||+3||Magic Bullet +2d6|
|5th||+3||+2||+4||+4||Magic Bullet +3d6|
|7th||+5||+2||+5||+5||Magic Bullet +4d6|
|9th||+6/+1||+3||+6||+6||Magic Bullet +5d6|
Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
All of the following are class features of the Gun Mage.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The Gun Mage (unless otherwise prohibited by the DM).
Magic Bullet: A Gun mage can infuse his ammunition with powerful arcane energies that explode upon impacting their target. Using Magic Bullet is a full-round action for a Gun Mage, and it requires one of his hands to be free. As
It is a ranged attack so it does provoke an attack of oppurtunity
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Epic Gun Mage
|11st||Magic Bullet +6d6|
|13rd||Magic Bullet +7d6|
|15th||Magic Bullet +8d6|
|17th||Magic Bullet +9d6|
|19th||Magic Bullet +10d6|
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