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Hit Die: d8.
To qualify to become a high proselytizer, a character must fulfill all the following criteria.
- Spells: Ability to cast 5th-level divine spells.
- Special: Must have a patron deity.
The high proselytizer’s class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), and Spellcraft (Int).
Skill Points at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier.
Table: The High Proselytizer
|Level||Special||Spells per Day|
|2nd||Heal 1/day||+1 level of divine spellcasting class|
|3rd||Proselytize (deific touch) 1/day|
|4th||Bonus feat||+1 level of divine spellcasting class|
|5th||Proselytize (deific word) 1/day|
|6th||Heal 2/day||+1 level of divine spellcasting class|
|7th||Proselytize (deific face) 1/day|
|8th||Bonus feat||+1 level of divine spellcasting class|
|9th||Proselytize (deific aura) 1/day|
|10th||Heal 3/day||+1 level of divine spellcasting class|
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: High proselytizers are proficient with all simple weapons, all armor, and all shields.
Spells per Day: At every other high proselytizer level, the character gains new spells per day as if he or she had also gained a level in a divine spellcasting class to which he or she belonged before adding the prestige class level. If already an epic spellcaster, the character gains only the benefit noted under the Spells entry for that epic class. He or she does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. If the character had more than one divine spellcasting class before becoming a high proselytizer, the player must decide to which class to add each high proselytizer level for the purpose of determining spells per day.
Proselytize (Sp): At 1st level, the high proselytizer gains the ability to preach the word of his or her deity to large crowds with great effect. He or she may speak in such a manner once per day, plus one additional time per day per ten class levels thereafter.
Proselytize has three effects. First, any time the high proselytizer is speaking in this manner, he or she is treated as though affected by a sanctuary spell. Second, his or her voice can be heard clearly by anyone within a radius of 100 feet plus 50 feet per class level, regardless of background noise, and his or her speech can be understood as though the audience were affected by a comprehend languages spell. Finally, everyone in the range of the high proselytizer’s voice immediately has a chance of becoming enraptured:
|Type of Listener||Effect|
|Followers of the same deity||Automatic if 10 or fewer HD, otherwise Will save (DC 20 + 1/2 high proselytizer’s class level + Wis modifier)|
|Others of the same alignment||Automatic if 5 or fewer HD, otherwise Will save (as above)|
|All others||Will save (as above)|
Enraptured audience members act as though affected by a symbol of persuasion, changing alignment as appropriate and otherwise functioning according to the charm person spell. The high proselytizer can inspire the crowd to take any of a number of actions, depending on his or her alignment. Any suicidal suggestion grants audience members a new saving throw to break the rapture (with the exception of low-level followers of the same deity, who never got a save in the first place). This rapture lasts for 10 minutes plus an additional 5 minutes per high proselytizer level.
At 3rd level, the high proselytizer’s proselytize ability includes deific touch once per day, plus one additional time per day per ten levels thereafter. During his or her speech, the high proselytizer can move among the enraptured, shaking hands, caressing brows, and otherwise making contact with audience members. Anyone so touched is healed of 1d4 points of damage and cured of any natural disease or poison. Up to six individuals per round can be so affected. An audience member can only benefit from deific touch once per proselytize session. The high proselytizer can use deific touch as long as his or her proselytize ability lasts.
At 5th level, the proselytize ability includes deific word once per day, plus one additional time per day per ten levels thereafter. The words spoken by the high proselytizer can, if he or she chooses, function as a triple-strength sound burst spell (3d8 points of sonic damage and a Will save to avoid being stunned for 3 rounds) to all who are not enraptured, as the spell cast by a 20th-level cleric. The deific word can occur at any point during his or her proselytize speech.
At 7th level, the proselytize ability includes deific face once per day, plus one additional time per day per ten levels thereafter. When the high proselytizer speaks, he or she can cause a blinding burst to shine from his or her face. Deific face functions against all in the audience who are not enraptured as the sunburst spell cast by a 20th-level cleric. The deific face can occur at any point during his or her speech.
At 9th level, the proselytize ability includes deific aura once per day, plus one additional time per day per ten levels thereafter. When the high proselytizer speaks, he or she can cause a rolling wave of deific power to spring from his or her body that functions as either a blasphemy, dictum, holy word, or word of chaos spell (as appropriate for his or her alignment), affecting only those in the audience who have resisted becoming enraptured. Deific aura otherwise functions as the relevant spell cast by a 20th-level cleric. The deific aura can occur at any point during his or her speech.
Bonus Feats: The high proselytizer gets a bonus feat at 4th level and an additional bonus feat every four levels thereafter. These bonus feats must be chosen from the following list: Armor Skin, Automatic Quicken Spell, Automatic Silent Spell, Automatic Still Spell, Bonus Domain, Enhance Spell, Epic Reputation, Epic Spell Focus, Epic Spell Penetration, Epic Spellcasting, Epic Will, Extended Life Span, Great Charisma, Great Wisdom, Ignore Material Components, Improved Alignment-Based Casting, Improved Combat Casting, Improved Heighten Spell, Improved Metamagic, Improved Spell Capacity, Intensify Spell, Legendary Commander, Multispell, Negative Energy Burst, Permanent Emanation, Planar Turning, Polyglot, Positive Energy Aura, Spectral Strike, Spell Stowaway, Spell Opportunity, Spontaneous Domain Access, Spontaneous Spell, Tenacious Magic, Undead Mastery, Zone of Animation.