Druid

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Druid

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Druid

Description: Druids are divine spellcasters who receive their spells from gods aligned with nature. They strive to live in harmony with the natural world, and hate anything that is not part of the natural cycle, especially aberrations and undead creatures. As they gain experience, they learn to take the shapes of animals and eventually of more powerful creatures. The strict oaths taken by every druid prohibit using weapons and armor outside their traditions.

Druids are essentially priests of nature. In the older editions of the D&D Player's Handbook (PHB), druids had a very hierarchical structure to their organization. This is possible on Avlis too, but it is not the only norm. Structure depends on alignment. Therefore druidic orders with neutral or lawful alignments will have more order than chaotic druidic orders. Not all gods on Avlis can produce druids. These are the gods who do have druids: Dru'El, O'Ma, Pelar, Dre'Ana, Titania, Ingoren, Dagath, Skern, Balgar, Berryn, Cha'reth, Yeraiah and Verossa.

Druidic orders are often not related organizationally to the church of the same god. However, sometimes they work together, like in the case of the Church of O'Ma and O'Ma's druidic order. Sometimes there is tension between the church and its druidic order because they do things a little differently ritualistically and they have concerns in different areas.

Alignment Restrictions: None

Hit Die: d8

Proficiencies: Armor (Light, Medium), Shields, Weapons (Druid)

Skill Points: (Int mod * 4 at 1st level) 4 + Int mod

Skills: Animal empathy, Concentration, Craft Armor, Craft Trap, Craft Weapon, Heal, Lore, Parry, Persuade, Spellcraft

Selectable Class Feats: Ambidexterity, Brew Potion, Craft Wand, Deflect Arrows, Quicken Spell, Skill Focus, Scribe Scroll, Spell Focus, Two-Weapon Fighting

Primary Saving Throw(s): Fortitude, Will

Spellcasting: Divine (Wisdom based, armor-related chance of spell failure is ignored). Must have a Wisdom score of 10 + the spell's level to cast a spell.


Special Abilities & Feats

Spells

Druids gain their spells from the god(s) they follow, much the same way a Cleric or Paladin does. It does not come from nebulous force of nature, or the earth itself. It is the power of their god, channeled though them. It isn't the druid who picks the target of lightning when he or she calls it down, but rather his or her god that directs it.


Cantrips 1st Level 2nd Level 3rd Level 4th Level
 
5th Level 6th Level 7th Level 8th Level 9th Level


Spells per Day

Class Level 0th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
1st 3 1 * * * * * * * *
2nd 4 2 * * * * * * * *
3rd 4 2 1 * * * * * * *
4th 5 3 2 * * * * * * *
5th 5 3 2 1 * * * * * *
6th 5 3 3 2 * * * * * *
7th 6 4 3 2 1 * * * * *
8th 6 4 3 3 2 * * * * *
9th 6 4 4 3 2 1 * * * *
10th 6 4 4 3 3 2 * * * *
11th 6 5 4 4 3 2 1 * * *
12th 6 5 4 4 3 3 2 * * *
13th 6 5 5 4 4 3 2 1 * *
14th 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 * *
15th 6 5 5 5 4 4 3 2 1 *
16th 6 5 5 5 4 4 3 2 2 *
17th 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 2 1
18th 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 2
19th 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 3
20th 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4

Epic Druid

Epic Druid

Skill Points: 4 + Int Mod

Bonus Feats: 24, 28, 32, 36, 40

Epic Druid Bonus Feats: Automatic Quicken Spell, Automatic Silent Spell, Automatic Still Spell, Dragon Shape, Epic Energy Resistance, Epic Spell Focus, Epic Spell Penetration, Great Wisdom, Greater Spell Focus, Improved Combat Casting

Epic Selectable Class Feats: Blinding Speed, Epic Skill Focus (Animal empathy), Epic spell: dragon knight, Greater Ruin, Hellball, Mummy Dust,

Notes

  • The Druid and Shifter Shapeshifting feats cannot be dispelled.
  • Druids cannot take the Weapon Proficiency (Martial) feat unless multiclassed.
  • The summon creature spells are some of the more powerful and useful spells. For convenience, the summoned creatures, per level, are: dire badger, dire boar, dire wolf, dire spider, dire bear, dire tiger, huge elemental (random type), greater elemental (random type), elder elemental (random type), 4 greater elementals (one at a time. druid-only spell).
  • When casting divine spells on Avlis, you must have a valid Avlis deity in your deity field to cast spells above 3rd level.
  • Avlis uses a custom Companion Training System.

Favored Druid

A chosen few druids may be marked as favored by their deity. In terms of game mechanics, this means an increase in the potency of the druid's spells and abilities. Favored status bestows bonuses in the form of +4 caster levels, +4 to spell DCs and +50% to applicable spell caps.

Note: This is a DM reward for exceptional role playing, not something you can gain from completing a quest in game.

See Also

Avlis Private Discussion: Druids & Rangers, a private class discussion forum.

Companion Training School

External Links

Avlis Private Discussion: Druids & Rangers

Wikipedia:Druid (Dungeons & Dragons)

NWNWiki:Druid