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In a world without gods, spiritualism on Athas has unlocked the secrets of the raw forces of which the very planet is comprised: earth, air, fire, and water. However, other forces exist which seek to supplant them and rise to ascendancy in their place. These forces have taken up battle against the elements of creation on the element’s own ground in the form of entropic perversions of the elements themselves: magma, rain, silt and sun.
Clerics are the masters of elemental forces; they possess unique supernatural abilities to direct and harness elemental energy, and cast elemental spells. All things are comprised of the four elements in some degree, thus clerics can use their elemental powers to heal or harm others. Due to their affinities with the elements, clerics possess a number of supernatural elemental abilities. Though dimly understood, there exists a connection between elemental forces and the nature of undeath. Clerics can turn away, control, or even destroy undead creatures. Athas is a dangerous world; this practicality dictates that clerics must be able to defend themselves capably. Clerics are trained to use simple weapons and, in some cases, martial weapons; they are also taught to wear and use armor, since wearing armor does not interfere with elemental spells as it does arcane spells.
Hit Die: d8
Starting Wealth: 6000c
The cleric’s class skills are Appraise (Int), Computer Use (Int), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (history) (Int), Knowledge (nobility) (Int), Knowledge (elements) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), and Spellcraft (Int).
Skill Ranks Per Level: 2 + Int modifier.
|Level||BAB||Fort Save||Ref Save||Will Save||Special||Spells Per Day|
|1st||+0||+2||+0||+2||Aura, channel energy 1d6, domains, orisons, spontaneous casting||3||1+1||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|3rd||+2||+3||+1||+3||Channel energy 2d6||4||2+1||1+1||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|5th||+3||+4||+1||+4||Channel energy 3d6||4||3+1||2+1||1+1||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|7th||+5||+5||+2||+5||Channel energy 4d6||4||4+1||3+1||2+1||1+1||—||—||—||—||—|
|9th||+6/+1||+6||+3||+6||Channel energy 5d6||4||4+1||4+1||3+1||2+1||1+1||—||—||—||—|
|11th||+8/+3||+7||+3||+7||Channel energy 6d6||4||4+1||4+1||4+1||3+1||2+1||1+1||—||—||—|
|13th||+9/+4||+8||+4||+8||Channel energy 7d6||4||4+1||4+1||4+1||4+1||3+1||2+1||1+1||—||—|
|15th||+11/+6/+1||+9||+5||+9||Channel energy 8d6||4||4+1||4+1||4+1||4+1||4+1||3+1||2+1||1+1||—|
|17th||+12/+7/+2||+10||+5||+10||Channel energy 9d6||4||4+1||4+1||4+1||4+1||4+1||4+1||3+1||2+1||1+1|
|19th||+14/+9+/4||+11||+6||+11||Channel energy 10d6||4||4+1||4+1||4+1||4+1||4+1||4+1||4+1||3+1||3+1|
The following are class features of the cleric.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency
Clerics are proficient with all simple weapons, Pistols, Rifles, light armor, medium armor, and shields (except tower shields).
A cleric of a chaotic, evil, good, or lawful alignment has a particularly powerful aura corresponding to that alignment for purposes of detecting alignment (see detect evil for details).
A cleric casts divine spells which are drawn from the cleric spell list. Her alignment, however, may restrict her from casting certain spells opposed to her moral or ethical beliefs; see Chaotic, Evil, Good, and Lawful Spells. A cleric must choose and prepare her spells in advance.
To prepare or cast a spell, a cleric must have a Wisdom score equal to at least 10 + the spell level. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a cleric’s spell is 10 + the spell level + the cleric’s Wisdom modifier.
Like other spellcasters, a cleric can cast only a certain number of spells of each spell level per day. Her base daily spell allotment is given on Table: Cleric. In addition, she receives bonus spells per day if she has a high Wisdom score (see Table: Ability Modifiers and Bonus Spells).
Clerics meditate or pray for their spells. Each cleric must choose a time at which she must spend 1 hour each day in quiet contemplation or supplication to regain her daily allotment of spells. Time spent resting has no effect on whether a cleric can prepare spells. A cleric may prepare and cast any spell on the cleric spell list, provided that she can cast spells of that level, but she must choose which spells to prepare during her daily meditation.
Chaotic, Evil, Good, and Lawful Spells A cleric can’t cast spells of an alignment opposed to her own. Spells associated with particular alignments are indicated by the chaotic, evil, good, and lawful descriptors in their spell descriptions.
Orisons Clerics can prepare a number of orisons, or 0-level spells, each day, as noted on Table: Cleric under “Spells per day.” These spells are treated like any other spell, but they are not expended when cast and may be used again.
Channel Energy (Su)
Regardless of alignment, any cleric can release a wave of energy by channeling the power of her faith through her holy (or unholy) symbol. This energy can be used to cause or heal damage, depending on the type of energy channeled and the creatures targeted.
A good or neutral cleric channels positive energy and can choose to deal damage to undead creatures or to heal living creatures. An evil cleric or neutral cleric channels negative energy and can choose to deal damage to living creatures or to heal undead creatures. A neutral cleric must choose whether she channels positive or negative energy. Once this choice is made, it cannot be reversed. This decision also determines whether the cleric can cast spontaneous cure or inflict spells (see spontaneous casting).
Channeling energy causes a burst that affects all creatures of one type (either undead or living) in a 30-foot radius centered on the cleric. The amount of damage dealt or healed is equal to 1d6 points of damage plus 1d6 points of damage for every two cleric levels beyond 1st (2d6 at 3rd, 3d6 at 5th, and so on). Creatures that take damage from channeled energy receive a Will save to halve the damage. The DC of this save is equal to 10 + 1/2 the cleric’s level + the cleric’s Charisma modifier. Creatures healed by channel energy cannot exceed their maximum hit point total—all excess healing is lost. A cleric may channel energy a number of times per day equal to 3 + her Charisma modifier. This is a standard action that does not provoke an attack of opportunity. A cleric can choose whether or not to include herself in this effect.
A cleric must be able to present her holy symbol to use this ability.
A cleric chooses two domains from among those available on Athas. A cleric can select an alignment domain (Chaos, Evil, Good, or Law) only if her alignment matches that domain. Since there are no gods on Athas, their only choice for a 2nd domain is that of an elemental domain. Any elemental domains are allowed, including sub-elements, but only those of elemental types.
Each domain grants a number of domain powers, dependent upon the level of the cleric, as well as a number of bonus spells. A cleric gains one domain spell slot for each level of cleric spell she can cast, from 1st on up. Each day, a cleric can prepare one of the spells from her two domains in that slot. If a domain spell is not on the cleric spell list, a cleric can prepare it only in her domain spell slot. Domain spells cannot be used to cast spells spontaneously.
In addition, a cleric gains the listed powers from both of her domains, if she is of a high enough level. Unless otherwise noted, activating a domain power is a standard action.
A complete listing of cleric domains can be found here: Cleric Domains
A good cleric can channel stored spell energy into healing spells that she did not prepare ahead of time. The cleric can “lose” any prepared spell that is not an orison or domain spell in order to cast any cure spell of the same spell level or lower (a cure spell is any spell with “cure” in its name).
An evil cleric can’t convert prepared spells to cure spells but can convert them to inflict spells (an inflict spell is one with “inflict” in its name).
A neutral cleric can convert spells to either cure spells or inflict spells (player’s choice). Once the player makes this choice, it cannot be reversed. This choice also determines whether the cleric channels positive or negative energy (see channel energy).
A cleric’s bonus language options include Celestial, Abyssal, and Infernal (the languages of good, chaotic evil, and lawful evil outsiders, respectively). These choices are in addition to the bonus languages available to the character because of her race.