Hi guys, I try tackle quite big pile of questions here. But first to address; Kunoichi, if your base creature does not have undead subtype and being outsider already (not sure is there 'undead outsiders' in hell/abyss), you cannot get undead subtype through template. Your 'immortality' as demilich is based on other methods (otherwise you can get too cheapily big pile of immunities). I think most issue is that true outsiders cannot be undead as their body and soul are one and the undead is rotting corpse with animated spirit in it.
But one way go around the situation is that you have base undead which had been cast fiendish undead spell (or which ever is the spell which transports outsider's spirit inside undead corpse). So that way you could be undead outsider but it's to already exchisting undead which needs to be made from a base creature (meaning you do not gain undead base creature traits, just the undead traits plus being outsider). Also even if demilich is usually floating skull but you can be anything you like to be; you can have a humanoid form and still got vorpal immunity.
As note the above also applies to any subtypes gained through templates, your treated as the subtype when it comes gaining feats but you gain none subtype traits if they are not already part of your base race. Also I want remind everyone that you get Baatezu or tana'ri subtypes for free
when monster is complete legally.
Also note that Speed enchants do not stack with each other nor they do not stack with haste (3.0 edition allowed it to happen but it was removed in 3.5 dnd if there is some missleading information somewhere).
Uhm... Why? ^^;
Because I say so
. But overall is meant to choose between a good template or more HD basically.
Yes, you do. But if my character doesn't count as a true dragon anymore, it's a moot point. Better off going with my far more insane idea.
If your base creature is a dragon, then you are
a dragon. But you need stick in some template which gives it native outsider or outsider subtype to qualify. Or PrC which gives it outsider subtype. But as note templates which would not normally apply to dragons they do now in this game.
Zaer - since Creatures of Legend are all over the place, would you let us customize the three domains we're allowed to draw spells from instead of being stuck with Protection, Strength, and War?
Yes, you can choose from whole domain list instead three. But as house rule of mine regarding reflective hide or similar abilities; your spell turning you need to roll for each battle. During each battle you reflect that many spells until it 'wears out'. It is renewed for next battle and so roll again to see how many spells you deflect back automatically. Just to avoid you have perfect immunity vs magic.
No! Bad Glyphstone! Bad! Less Cheese! *newspaper smack*
*picks newspaper maul and crunches Glyphstone under it*
I got GM once who allowed that combo and did not know it until he tried kill my 21 level char who had evasion and high reflex save with a god slayer (CR 34 mob).
Should I get Ulitharid Illithid (Lords of Madness) and make it 3-4? Dragon might end up being tricky to work around with how I initially wanted to go...
Step 1: Ulitharid Illithid (CR 12 base)
Step 2: Pseudonatural Creature Template (CR +2) Gotta drop this, realized it drops intelligence to 3. Maybe replace with half-Farspawn to increase total CR to 27 at the end.
Step 3: Shadow Template (CR +1)
Step 4: This depends. If allowed, Unholy Scion (which is usually restricted to humanoids) or Half-Fiend if not. +3 CR either way
Step 5: 8 levels of Warblade (effectively a +8 CR). Up to CR26 at this point.
Gives me a nice little nightmarish creature. Unfortunately, no way for immortality at this point. Maybe sucking out the brain of Boccob ^_^'
Unholy Scion would be allowed to illithids. As said template restrictions are off.
Character concepts at this point:
Base of Skullcrusher Ogre, add in Unholy Scion, levels of some melee class (likely Warblade)
Base of Tarterian Dragon, add in Dracolich, a couple levels in a class (do Dragon PrC's count?)
Possibly some other character ideas, depending on how much time it will take to make them work.
Dragon prC's do count to class levels.
One of my templates (Vampire Lord) gives me leadership as a bonus feat as well as wildshape as a level 12 druid. Since I can't actually use either one despite them both being very versatile abilities that probably play into the CR adjustment I'm willing to trade them for...
- 1 cr to the template (sure to take the bite out of the +6 cr for my vampireness), or
Summon monster IX 1/day (versatility and servants, exactly what the template originally offered), or
2 extra feats (not my Favorite, but very simple)
PS: Can I take corpsecrafting feats and have them apply to my spawn rather than raised undead?
Sorry, you cannot use corpsecrafting feats expect to undead which you create with animated dead, create undead or greater create undead etc. Also indeed Wild Shape and Leadership feats you can replace with 2 feats. Or change wild shape to something else, like, grant some your abilities to your spawn? Like spell-alike ability or give your spawns ability to wild shape. Or you could choose instead leadership to get Skeletal Guard (7th level wiz/sorc spell from spell compendium). Gives some lovely minions on fly if got bodies around you.
33 isn't to bad.
You could always play a Half-Farspawn Colossal Monstrous Crab Were-Battletitan and hit 84 HD (all of which are now outsider HD) at CR 22. CR is funny like that.
OMG! How you got so many HD! But indeed, as you can see in this game you can go pretty nuts