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Soul Eater

(Book of Vile Darkness variant, p. 66)

The soul eater is a monstrous being that feeds on the very essence of life force.


Base Attack Bonus: +5

Alignment: Any evil

Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 2 ranks

Feats: Alertness , Weapon Focus (claw or other natural weapon)

Type: Any living nonhumanoid (monstrous humanoid is acceptable)

Hit die


Skill points

4 + Int

Class Features

All of the following are class features of the soul eater prestige class.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Soul eaters are proficient with no weapons, armor, or shields.

Energy Drain (Su): A soul eater gains the ability to drain energy, bestowing negative levels upon its victims. Beginning at 1st level, the touch of a soul eater bestows one negative level on its target. At 7th level the Soul eater bestows two negative levels with a touch.

Soul Strength (Su): When a 2nd-level soul eater uses its energy drain ability, it gains a +4 enhancment bonus to Strength for 24 hours.

Soul Blast (Su): When a 3rd-level soul eater uses its energy drain ability, it may project a 100-foot ray of force that deals 1d6 points of damage per soul eater level against one target. The target is allowed a Reflex saving throw to avoid the damage (DC 10 + soul eater's class level + soul eater's Cha bonus). this supernatural ability can be used once per day when the soul eater has drained levels.

Soul Enhancement (Su): When a 4th-level soul eater uses its energy drain ability, it gains a +2 enhancement bonus on all saving throws, ability checks, and skill checks for 24 hours. This bonus stacks with any enhancement bonuses gained to ability scores that apply to saves or checks.

Soul Endurance (Su): When a 5th-level soul eater uses its energy drain ability, it gains +4 enhancement bonus to Constitution for 24 hours.

Soul Radiance (Su): If a 6th-level soul eater completely drains a creature of energy, it may adopt the creatures soul radiance, taking the victims's form, appearance, and abilities (as the shapechange spell) for 24 hours.

Soul Agility: When an 8th-level soul eater uses its energy drain ability, it gains a +4 enhancement bonus to Dexterity for 24 hours.

Soul Slave (Su): If a 9th-level soul eater completely drains a creature of energy, the victim becomes a wright under the command of the soul eater.

Soul Power (Su): After a 10th-level soul eater had drained energy, all spell-like and supernatural abilities gain a +2 profane bonus to their saving throw DC for 24 hours. Further, and and all spell-like or supernatural abilities the soul eater possesses may be used twice as often as normal during that 24-hour period. For example, if an aboleth soul eater drains energy, it may use its enslave power six times per day rather than three times per day.


Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special
1st +1 +2 +2 +2 Energy drain 1
2nd +2 +3 +3 +3 Soul strength
3rd +3 +3 +3 +3 Soul blast
4th +4 +4 +4 +4 Soul enhancement
5th +5 +4 +4 +4 Soul endurance
6th +6 +5 +5 +5 Soul radiance
7th +7 +5 +5 +5 Energy drain 2
8th +8 +6 +6 +6 Soul agility
9th +9 +6 +6 +6 Soul slave
10th +10 +7 + +7 Soul power

Class skills

Skill name Key ability Trained only Armor check penalty
Climb STR no yes
Concentration CON no no
Hide DEX no yes
Intimidate CHA no no
Jump STR no yes
Listen WIS no no
Move Silently DEX no yes
Profession WIS yes no
Search INT no no
Spellcraft INT yes no
Spot WIS no no
Swim STR no yes
Use Rope DEX no no

Spells for Soul Eater