Decimation Mage PrC

Decimation mages, sometimes called war wizards, prefer to leave no stone unscathed, and are highly sought after for support upon the battlefield.  They specialize in covering large areas with their spells, and delight in laying waste to large numbers of enemy forces arrayed against them.

This class replaces the War Wizard as presented in Magic of Faerûn, and the War Mage as presented the Dragonlance - Age of Mortals Campaign Setting Companion.

To qualify to become an decimation mage, a character must fulfill all the following criteria.
Skills: Concentration 5 ranks, Knowledge (arcana) 5 ranks, Spellcraft 11 ranks
Feats: Widen Spell, Sculpt Spell, Skill Focus (Concentration)
Spells: Ability to cast 4th-level arcane spells.

Level Base
Special Spellcasting
1st +0 +2 +0 +2 Spare Allies +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
2nd +1 +3 +0 +3 Wrath +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
3rd +1 +3 +1 +3 Spellsweeping +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
4th +2 +4 +1 +4 - +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
5th +2 +4 +1 +4 Spellshaping +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
6th +3 +5 +2 +5 Broadcast +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class
Hit Die: d4
Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level): Bluff, Concentration, Craft, Diplomacy, Intimidate, Knowledge (arcane), Listen, Profession, Ride, Search, Sense Motive, Spellcraft, Spot and Survival.

All the following are class features of the decimation mage prestige class.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Decimation mages gain no proficiency with any weapon, armor or shield.
Spellcasting: With each level you gain as an decimation mage, 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 an arcane spellcasting class to which you belonged before adding the prestige class level. You do not, however, gain any other class feature a character of that class would have gained. If you had more than one spellcasting class before becoming an decimation mage, you must decide to which class to add each level for the purpose of determining spells per day, caster level, and spells known.
Spare Allies (Ex): Whenever a decimation mage casts a spell that affects an area, he may designate a number of targets equal to his 4 + his class level to exclude from its effects. These targets remain unaffected by the initial instantaneous effects of the spell. Spells with an ongoing duration however, affect those targets normally as if they had entered the area just after the spell's onset.
Wrath (Ex): Starting at 2nd level, each arcane spell cast by a decimation mage gains a bonus on caster level checks to overcome spell resistance, and deals an extra amount of damage per die of damage, both equal to half his class level (rounded down).
Spellsweeping (Ex): At 3rd level, a decimation mage may reduce by one level, the cost of applying the Widen Spell feat to his spells, to a minimum cost of +0.
Spellshaping (Ex): Starting at 5th level, a decimation mage may shape the areas of the spells he casts to such a degree, that he can exclude any number of 5-ft-cubes from its area of effect.  When using the Sculpt Spell feat, a decimation mage has the option of changing the spell's area into thirty two 5-ft-cubes.
Broadcast (Ex): At 6th level, whenever a decimation mage casts a spell affected by the Widen Spell feat, the numeric measurements of that spell's area are increased by 200% instead of by 100%.

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