Pathfinder - Custom Character Classes
This folder contains a complete listing of all the third party, custom, and converted character classes that are available in my campaigns.
Any classes that appear on the following list are of my own design, and so are my own property. All other classes are other converted from rulebooks of editions of Dungeons and Dragons (the property of TSR or Wizards of the Coast), or converted from other custom materials.
The following character classes are prestige classes, and so only range from 1st-level to 10th-level.
Dual-Class CharactersDual-classing is a process that a player can apply during character creation. A dual-classed character represents the ideal of a particular combination of classes - the ideal warrior/mage, the ideal priest/thief, et cetera. For the most part, a dual-classed character is rolled up and leveled like any other character - but with a few key differences.Dual-Class Characters More Like This
ArtistIn the deepest pit of the cosmos, sealed away indefinitely, is a creature of pure wickedness. This dark creature struggles violently against its metaphysical shackles, occasionally piercing a miniscule hole in another plane. Through such cosmic breaches, the creature is able to cast its thoughts out to touch the minds of mortals. It promises power, success, and influence, demanding only that those who answer its call spread the truth of the power it offers, and teach its name to others - either in admiration or in fear - for that is the key to its release.Artist More Like This
Artist, Specialization RulesJust as a wizard might, an artist may choose to specialize in a particular school of magic: Abjuration, Conjuration, Divination, Enchantment, Evocation, Illusion, Necromancy, or Transmutation. Unlike a wizard, however, the artist does not have to choose to choose a school at first level or at all. Anytime a character gains a level of artist, he may choose to become a specialist. Vice-versa, anytime a specialized artist gains a new class level, hey may choose to broaden his studies and become a generalist. A specialist artist that becomes a generalist does not lose the unique ability and penalty described below, though he loses all other benefits and weaknesses associated with his previous specialty.Artist, Specialization Rules More Like This
BeguilerThe Beguiler is not a base class unto itself. It is an archetype that can be selected only by wizards who choose Illusion as their arcane school. For more information on archetypes, see the Advanced Player's Guide.Beguiler More Like This
KnightThe Knight is not a base class unto itself. It is an archetype that can be selected by fighters. For more information on archetypes, see the Advanced Player's Guide.Knight More Like This
Fallen ArtistFollowers of the Darkest Way. Black mages. The Fellheart. Though many in name, fallen artists are singular in nature - those who have Fallen before the dark, corruptive might of the Beast. Fallen artists are the physical embodiment of the most base and ignoble of goals that all artist's share. They have become the avatar for power lust, seeking to increase their strength for no reason other than that corrupt, destroy or violate the world around them.Fallen Artist More Like This
Hallowed OneParagons of justice. Champions of virtue. Celestials are the manifestation of all that is good and right in the world. Many in number are those who have aspired to live up to the lofty example set by these begins of light. Many, also, have failed miserably. As a hallowed one, you have taken purity and made it your reason to live. Each day you struggle with the dark currents of your own mortal heart. But you are rewarded by the powers-that-be for your vigilance, given a taste of divine perfection.Hallowed One More Like This
MadmanA raving lunatic beyond hope of redemption, the madman has chosen to embrace his separation from sanity. Though plagued by instability, this disassociation from reality allows him to push both mind and body far beyond the normal limits of mortal men.Madman More Like This
NinjaThe ninja is a master of stealth and guile. Their culture arises in lands where the common man is prevented from owning or training in arms. The autocracy of such nations often forms a "ruling class" of knights - the "champions and defenders" of the realm. This may be the case, but as long as those knights are men, they will always be vulnerable to corruption. Whenever these knights begin to abuse the fact that those below them cannot defend themselves, the ninja appears to secretly train men, women and child to defend themselves and their homes.Ninja More Like This
Vile InitiateMany names have come to the vile initiate. Bastard Paladins, dark champions, soulless fiends. It would indeed seem that the vile initiate is a man happy to barter away his soul and condemn himself to the damnations of Hell. But in doing so, he earns the favor of his dark lord and is rewarded for his abhorrent acts with the burning powers of Hell's fire.Vile Initiate More Like This