Description: (PRESTIGE CLASS) A blackguard epitomizes evil. They are nothing short of a mortal fiend, a black knight with the foulest sort of reputation. Many refer to blackguards as anti-paladins due to their completely evil nature. A blackguard is an evil villain of the first order, equivalent in power to the righteous paladin, but devoted to the powers of darkness.
Hit die: d10
brew potion, craft wand, curse song, deflect arrows, extra music, extra turning, lingering song, quicken spell, scribe scroll, spell focus, weapon specialization
These general feats cannot be selected when taking a level of blackguard.
Base attack bonus: +1/level
To qualify as a blackguard, a character must fulfill all of the following criteria:
Alignment: any evil
|2nd||+2||+3||+0||+0||bull's strength, dark blessing, smite good||10-20||-|
|3rd||+3||+3||+1||+1||create undead, turn undead||15-30||-||ghast|
|6th||+6||+5||+2||+2||inflict serious wounds||30-60||1d6|
|8th||+8||+6||+2||+2||inflict critical wounds||40-80||2d6|
Tip: becoming a blackguard
- Any melee class, or any class that focuses on charisma, can make a successful blackguard.
- The rogue, bard, monk and ranger classes have the prerequisite skill (hide) as a class skill.
- Above all is required the will to serve the forces of darkness.
The epic blackguard is a twisted reflection of the epic paladin, the commander of legions of undead, the unholy lieutenant of evil gods, and a foul source of fear and mortal danger.
Hit die: d10
Skill points: 2 + int modifier
Bonus feats: The epic blackguard gains a bonus feat every three levels. In other words, at levels 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, and 28.
Epic bonus feats: armor skin, devastating critical, epic fiendish servant, epic prowess, epic reputation, epic toughness, epic weapon focus, great smiting, improved combat casting, improved sneak attack, overwhelming critical, perfect health, planar turning
Unavailable epic feats:
automatic quicken spell, automatic silent spell, automatic still spell, bane of enemies,
construct shape, dragon shape, epic spell penetration,
epic spell: dragon knight, epic spell: epic mage armor, epic spell: epic warding, epic spell: greater ruin, epic spell: hellball, epic spell: mummy dust,
epic weapon specialization,
improved ki strike 4, improved ki strike 5,
improved spell resistance, improved stunning fist,
lasting inspiration, mighty rage, outsider shape,
terrifying rage, thundering rage, undead shape
These general epic feats cannot be selected when taking a level of blackguard.
Epic blackguard level progression
Sneak attack: increases by +1d6 every three levels after 10th.
Summon fiend: does not improve without the epic fiendish servant feat, despite in-game documentation to the contrary.