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Bloodrager Class Details | Bloodlines | Bloodline Mutations | Archetypes

Enlightened Bloodrager

Source Adventurer's Guide pg. 120, Arcane Anthology pg. 16
Troubled by overwhelming rage and mystic forces beyond their comprehension, bloodragers have been traveling to the Magaambya for generations, seeking the peace and enlightenment promised by students of Old-Mage Jatembe. Many perish or succumb to their bloodlust long before arriving at the school, but those who survive that journey and dedicate themselves to Jatembe’s teachings eventually learn to control their anger and suppress the worst influences of their bloodlines.

Once a bloodrager takes the teachings of the Magaambya into her heart and mind, she unlocks a unique method of casting her violent, rage-fueled spells. As a result, an enlightened bloodrager’s magic looks, feels, and functions quite differently from the magic of other bloodragers. In many cases, when an enlightened bloodrager encounters a more traditional bloodrager, the meeting is laced with tension and suspicion. The enlightened bloodrager is, of course, well aware of the other bloodrager’s tendency toward violence, and the other bloodrager is often unnerved by the calm and reasoned mannerisms of his enlightened counterpart. Many bloodragers even take offense at this demeanor, interpreting the enlightened bloodrager as a pawn of intellectuals or as having dishonored her ancestry or traditions by abandoning emotion and wrath. As one can well expect, such confrontations rarely result in lasting friendships!

Enlightened Spellcasting: An enlightened bloodrager’s unusually sophisticated outlook on the relationship between magic and emotional outbursts allows her to cast an expanded array of spells. She gains the ability to know and cast 0-level spells, which are cast like any other spells, but don’t consume spell slots and can be used again. At 4th level, she gains a number of 0-level spells known equal to those of a bard whose level is 3 lower than her bloodrager level. She selects these 0-level spells from the druid’s list of 0-level spells.

At 4th level, the enlightened bloodrager gains one 1st-level druid spell as a bonus spell known. At 7th level, she gains one 2nd-level druid spell as a bonus spell known. At 10th level, she gains one 3rd-level druid spell as a bonus spell known. At 13th level, she gains one 4th-level druid spell as a bonus spell known.

The bloodrager treats any druid spells she takes with this ability as bloodrager spells for the purposes of other abilities, and adds them to her bloodrager class spell list. At 8th level and every 3 spell levels thereafter, she can swap out these spells using the normal rules for swapping out at a spell. If she chooses to swap out one of her bonus druid spells, she must replace it with a druid spell of the same level. Any swapped-out spells are removed from her bloodrager class spell list.

This ability alters the bloodrager’s spellcasting, and replaces the bloodline power the bloodrager normally gains at 1st level and all bonus spells gained as part of a bloodline.

Enlightened Bloodrage (Su): At 4th level, while bloodraging, an enlightened bloodrager can still use Intelligence-, Dexterity-, and Charisma-based skills and can use abilities that require patience or concentration.

This ability alters bloodrage and replaces the bloodline power gained at 4th level.

Bloodline Feat: At 6th level, an enlightened bloodrager adds Expanded ArcanaAPG, Nameless One, and all feats that list Nameless One as a prerequisite to the list of feats she can select as a bloodline feat. See pages 124–125 for details on this series of feats.

This ability replaces the damage reduction the bloodrager gains at 7th, 13th, and 19th levels; the bloodrager gains DR 1/— at 10th level, and this increases to DR 2/— at 16th level.

Bloodline Powers: At 8th level, an enlightened bloodrager gains the bloodline power normally granted at 1st level. At 12th level she gains the bloodline power normally granted at 4th level, at 16th level she gains the bloodline power normally granted at 8th level, and at 20th level she gains the bloodline power normally gained at 12th level. She still uses her full bloodrager level when making level-based calculations in regard to these abilities.

This alters the bloodrager’s bloodline powers.