Dragonheart Mage
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“Claws and teeth are all very well if fighting is what you like, but my dragon blood has more practical uses.”
— Wedlen Mooncaller, Dragonheart Mage

Some arcane spellcasters are fascinated both by the dragon’s hardy physical nature as well as the dragon’s spellcasting ability. The dragonheart mage is perfect for the dedicated spellcaster who wishes to embrace the power of dragon blood while still advancing in magical expertise. This prestige class is available only to those who can demonstrate draconic heritage. Most dragonheart mages are wizard, who ascribe their magical ability to a dragon ancestor.

Hit Die:
d6

Entry Requirements:

  • Spellcasting: Ability to spontaneously cast arcane spells.
  • Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 8 ranks.
  • Feats: Draconic Heritage
  • Languages: Draconic.

Class Skills:
2 + Int per level
Bluff (Cha), Concentration (Con), Gather Information (Cha), Knowledge (Int), Listen (Wis), Speak Language, Search (Int), Spellcraft (Int), Spot (Wis).

Level BAB Fort Save Reflex Save Will Save Special Spells per Day/Spells Known
1st +0 +2 +0 +2 Draconic Breath (2d6) -
2nd +1 +3 +0 +3 Draconic Feat +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
3rd +1 +3 +1 +3 - +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
4th +2 +4 +1 +4 Draconic Feat +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
5th +2 +4 +1 +4 - +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
6th +3 +5 +2 +5 Draconic Breath (2d8) -
7th +3 +5 +2 +5 - +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
8th +4 +6 +2 +6 Draconic Feat +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
9th +4 +6 +3 +6 - +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
10th +5 +7 +3 +7 Draconic Breath (3d6) +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

Class Features:
As you advance in this class, you cultivate your draconicheritage by developing a breath weapon and gaining draconic feats, at the cost of a couple of levels’ worth of spellcasting ability.

Draconic Breath (Su): At 1st level, you gain the Draconic Breath feat. As a dragonheart mage, you realize some additional benefits from taking this feat. As stated in the feat description, you can use a standard action to change arcane spell energy into a breath weapon that deals 2d6 points of damage per level of the spell that you expend. As you gain levels in this prestige class, however, the amount of damage you can deal increases. At 6th level, your breath weapon deals 2d8 points of damage per level of the spell you give up. At 10th level, your breath weapon deals 3d6 points of damage per level of the spell you give up

Spellcasting: At each level except 1st and 6th, you gain new spells per day and an increase in caster level (and spells known, if applicable) as if you had also gained a level in a spellcasting class to which you belonged before adding the prestige class level. You do not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained. If you had more than one spellcasting class before becoming a dragonheart mage, you must decide to which class to add each level for thepurpose of determining spells per day, caster level, and spells known.

Draconic Feat: At 2nd, 4th, and 8th level, you gain a bonus draconic feat. Choose any draconic feat for which you meet the prerequisite.

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