Divine Oracle

Some people call them mad, and certainly some divine oracles are driven insane by the visions they see. Some people doubt their words; indeed, some divine oracles are destined never to be believed. Wherever the deities are known to speak to mortals, some mortals hear their voices with a unique clarity and gain insight into the past, the present, and the future by virtue of their unusual status. Divine oracles are such mortals, blessed, or cursed, by visions from their deities.

Hit Die: d6.


  • Skill: Knowledge (religion) 8 ranks.
  • Feat: Skill Focus (Knowledge).
  • Spells: Able to cast at least 2 divination spells.

Class Skills: (Skill Points at Each Level: 2+Int modifier.)
Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Heal (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (Int), Profession (Wis ), and Spellcraft (Int)

Level BAB Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special Spells per Day
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Oracle domain, scry bonus +1 level of existing class
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Prescient sense, trap sense +1 +1 level of existing class
3rd +1 +1 +1 +3 Divination enhancement +1 level of existing class
4th +2 +1 +1 +4 Uncanny dodge (Dex bonus to AC) +1 level of existing class
5th +2 +1 +1 +4 Trap sense +2 +1 level of existing class
6th +3 +2 +2 +5 Improved uncanny dodge (can’t be flanked) +1 level of existing class
7th +3 +2 +2 +5 +1 level of existing class
8th +4 +2 +2 +6 Trap sense +3 +1 level of existing class
9th +4 +3 +3 +6 +1 level of existing class
10th +5 +3 +3 +7 Immune to surprise +1 level of existing class

Class Features:

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Divine oracles gain no weapon or armor proficiencies.

Spells per Day/Spells Known: A divine oracle continues advancing in spellcasting ability as well as gaining the abilities of her new class. Thus, when a new divine oracle level is gained, the character gains new spells per day (and spells known, if applicable) as if she had also gained
a level in whatever spellcasting class she belonged to before she added the prestige class. She does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained (improved chance of controlling or rebuking undead, wild shape ability, and so on). This essentially means that she adds the level of divine oracle to the level of whatever other spellcasting class the character has, then determines spells per day accordingly .

For example, if Cassandra, a 10th level cleric, gains a level as a divine oracle, she gains new spells as if she had risen to 11th level as a cleric, but uses the other divine oracle aspects of level progres-sion such as base attack bonus and save bonuses. If she next gains a level as a cleric, making her an 11th-level cleric/1st-level divine oracle, she gains spells as if she had risen to 12th level as a cleric. If a character had more than one spellcasting class before she became a divine oracle, the player must decide which class to assign each level of divine oracle
for the purpose of determining spells per day and spells known.

Oracle Domain: Upon adopting the divine oracle class, the character gains access to the Oracle domain. The character gains the granted power associated with the domain (+2 caster level for divination spells), and can choose the spells in that domain as her daily domain spells.

Scry Bonus (Su): A divine oracle adds a +1 sacred bonus to the save DC of all her divination (scrying) spells.

Prescient Sense (Ex): Beginning at 2nd level, if a divine oracle makes a successful Reflex saving throw against an attack that normally inflicts half damage on a successful save (such as a red dragon’s fiery breath or a fireball spell), she instead takes no damage, since her prescience allowed her to get out of the way faster. This form of evasion works no matter what armor the divine oracle wears, unlike the
evasion ability used by monks and rogues.

Trap Sense (Ex): At 2nd level, the divine oracle gains an intuitive sense that alerts her to danger from traps, giving her a +1 bonus on Reflex saves made to avoid traps and a +1 dodge bonus to AC against attacks by traps. This increases to +2 at level 5 and +3 at level 8.

Divination Enhancement (Ex): Beginning at 3rd level, a divine oracle may roll twice and take the better result when using divination spells such as augury or divination.

Uncanny Dodge (Ex): Starting at 4th level, a divine oracle gains the ability to react to danger before her senses would normally allow her to do so. The divine oracle retains her Dexterity modifier to AC (if any) regardless of being caught flat-footed or struck by an invisible attacker. (She still loses her Dexterity modifier to AC if immobilized.)

Improved Uncanny Dodge (Ex): At 6th level and higher, the divine oracle can no longer be flanked, since she can react to opponents on opposite sides of her as easily as she can react to a single attacker. This defense denies rogues the ability to use flank attacks to sneak attack the divine oracle. The exception to this defense is when an attacker has at least 4 more rogue levels than the target has divine oracle levels.

If a character already has levels of a class that could gain uncanny dodge, the levels from the classes that grant uncanny dodge stack to determine the minimum level a rogue must be to flank the character.

Immune to Surprise (Ex): At 10th level, the divine oracle’s sensitivity to danger is so great that she is never surprised. She can always take a standard action during a surprise round, unless she is physically restrained from doing so. If there is no surprise round then this ability
doesn’t help.

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