Spirit Breaker (3.5e Alternate Class Feature)
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Cleric Variant:Spirit Breaker
Since the beginning of time mortals have looked up to and worshiped great deities and kings. Calling them higher then all who dwell on the material plane. However when religion goes too far, there are many who take their devotion too far or simply revere an evil god. When this happens there are those who must stand against the gods and those who wield their powers in their name, they are the Spirit Breakers.
Making a Spirit Breaker
The Spirit Breaker is a Divinist’s worst nightmare, be they evil or good all Spirit Breakers train rigorously to become the perfect slayer of gods and their followers.
Class Skills: The spirit breaker’s class skill list are Balance (Dex), Climb (Str), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Decipher Script (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disguise (Cha), Jump (Str), Heal (Wis), Escape Artist (Dex), Knowledge: Religion (Int), Knowledge: Arcana (Int), Listen (Wis), Perform: any (Cha) Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), Spot (Wis), Survival (Wis), Swim (Str), Tumble (Dex), Use Magic Device (Cha), Use Rope (Dex). The spirit braker gains skill points per level equal to 6 + Int modifier (and has this number ×4 at 1st level).
The spirit breaker has all the standard cleric class features, except as noted below.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Spirit Breakers are proficient with simple weapons and with light armor.
Domains (Su): Spirit Breaker don't get Cleric Domains
Turn or Rebuke Undead (Su): Spirit Breakers can't turn or rebuke undead.
Spells: Spirit Breakers are spontaneous spellcasters.
To prepare or cast a spell, a spirit breakermust have a Wisdom score equal to at least 10 + the spell level. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a spirit breaker’s spell is 10 + the spell level + the spirit breaker’s Charisma modifier. In addition, he receives bonus spells per day if he has a high Wisdom score.
Breaking (Su): Spirit Breakers attacks heart incorporeal creatures exactly like mortals.
Playing a Spirit Breaker
Religion: Many Spirit Breakers choose to follow no god simply out of the same spite that drove them to their craft, however some in fact embrace a religion. Those who do often learn the ways of the Spirit Breaker in order to fight for their gods by striking at their enemies.
Other Classes: Spirit Breakers get along well with chaotic heroes, often Bards, Sorcerers, and Barbarians find themselves friends with one. Wizards, Fighters, and Rangers are often contempt with the thought of a Spirit Breaker in their midst. However it is likely that a Paladin, Cleric, or Druid would cause conflict with the a Spirit Breaker due to the art that he/she has learned. Of course this is not always the case.
Combat: Spirit Breakers are those who have learned faith in their own Spirit, taking their own will and turning it into a weapon against those who call upon the gods' magic. While the Spirit Breaker is lacking HP he/she has strong defenses and high Damage strikes that make them valuable in a melee. Their special Spells also have a variety of uses, depending on which the player chooses for each level. Like Fighters the Spirit Breaker can be built for many things... However their main purpose remains, to strike at the Divine, and their abilities reflect this.
Spirit Breaker Lore
Characters with ranks in <-the appropriate skills-> can research <-pluralized class name-> to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
|5||Never heard of a Spirit Breaker.|
|10||Many Spirit Breakers are called Heretics, and are known to antagonize gods. Invoking their wrath.|
|15||Not all Spirit Breakers seek to destroy and hunt the Gods themselves, some hunt in the name of their own god against the god's enemies.|
|20||Spirit Breakers come from a academy founded on a dark peak, known as the Hall of the Forsaken.|