Disciple of Dispater
(Book of Vile Darkness variant, p. 60)
A disciple of Dispater is a warlike general of evil.
Base Attack Bonus: +6
Alignment: Any evil
Special: Dispater's sect initiates new disciples in a terrible ritual that involves the sacrifice of an intelligent being atop an alter made of iron. The ritual must take place in the presence of an erinyes, who reports back to Dispater afterward.
4 + Int
All the following are class features of the disciple of Dispater prestige class.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Disciples of Dispater are proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with all types of armor, and with shields.
Device Lore (Ex): A disciple of Dispater can find traps made mostly of metal just as a rogue can. Furthermore, he gains a +2 competency bonus on Disable Device checks against devices made mostly of metal.
Iron Hews (Su): Once per day per point of Constitution bonus, a 2nd-level disciple of Dispater may add a +3 divine bonus on damage from attacks made that round.
Rusting Grasp (Sp): Once per day, a 3rd-level disciple of Dispater can produce an effect identical to that of the rusting grasp spell cast by a 15th-level caster.
Iron Power (Ex): When using an iron or steel weapon, a 4th-level disciple of Dispater gains a +1 insight bonus on attack and damage rolls. Furthermore, his threat range is doubled as if he were using a keen weapon. At 8th level, the insight bonus improves to +2, and the threat range triples. This ability does not stack with the keen weapon quality, but it does stack with the Improved Critical feat.
Summon Erinyes (Sp): A 5th-level disciple of Dispater can summon 1 erinyes once per day. This functions as a summon monster spell cast by a 15th-level caster. A 9th-level disciple of Dispater can summon 1d4 erinyes once per day.
Greater Iron Hews (Su): Once per day per point of Constitution bonus, a 6th-level disciple of Dispater may add a +6 divine bonus on damage from attacks made that round. While this bonus does not stack with the iron hews ability, the abilities are separate: A disciple of Dispater with a Constitution bonus of +3 can use each ability three times per day.
Ironskin (Sp): Once per day, a 7th-level disciple of Dispater can produce an effect identical to that of the stoneskin spell cast by a 15th-level caster upon himself only.
Iron Body(Sp): Once per day, a 10th-level disciple of Dispater can produce an effect identical to that of an iron body spell cast by an 18th-level caster.
|4th||+3||+4||+4||+4||Iron power +1|
|6th||+4||+5||+5||+5||Greater iron hews|
|8th||+6/+1||+6||+6||+2||Iron power +2|
|Skill name||Key ability||Trained only||Armor check penalty|