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 Post subject: Re: Wicked NPCs
PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:02 am 
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Prince Gaius Vestromo

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Male elder vampire human aristocrat 1/eldritch scion magus 16
LE Medium Undead (augmented human)

Init +10; Senses darkvision, Perception +28
Languages Draconic, Dwarven, Infernal, Iraen, Old Talirean (dead language), Talirean
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AC 37, touch 22, flat-footed 30, combat 44
(+9 armor, +6 Dex, +4 deflection, +1 dodge, +1 insight, +6 natural)
hp 276 (17d8 + 104 + 60); fast healing 15
Fort +29, Ref +22, Will +27
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +4, DR 15/good and silver;
Immune undead traits, Resist acid 5, cold 20, electricity 20
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Speed 60 ft.
Melee Rapier +20/+15/+10 (1d6 + 11 /15-20/x2) or
Spell combat rapier +18/+13/+8 (1d6 + 11 /15-20/x2) or
Slam +19 (1d8+8 and 3 negative levels/x2)
Ranged ray of frost +17 touch (1d3 cold)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Base Atk +11; Combat +27
Atk Options power attack (-3, +6)
Special Actions blood drain (1d8 Con/round), dominate (DC 28), counterstrike, improved spell combat, spellstrike
Combat Gear potions of inflict critical wounds x5
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Eldritch Pool (20 points, +4 ring)
1 point - Weapon enhancement (+4; flaming, flaming burst, frost, icy burst, keen, shock, shocking burst, speed)
1 point – accurate strike (all melee weapon attacks that round target touch AC)
1 point - arcane cloak (+8 to Stealth and Bluff to make diversions for 1 minute)
1 point – enter eldritch focus for 2 rounds; gain one of (blur, prot from arrows, resist energy), one of (displacement, haste), one of (beast shape IV, form of the dragon I, transformation), make 6 more attacks of opportunity vs. casting


Magus Spells Known (Caster level 16th, concentration +24; +29 cast defensively)
6th (4/day) – disintegrate, forceful hand
5th (4/day) – cloudkill (DC 23), corrosive consumption, fire snake (DC 23), wall of force
4th (6/day) – black tentacles, charm monster* (DC 22), dimension door*, enervation*, greater invisibility, phantasmal killer (DC 22), wreath of blades
3rd (7/day) – arcane sight, dispel magic, lightning bolt* (DC 21), gloomblind bolts (DC 21), haste, vampiric touch
2nd (7/day) – bull's strength, darkness, frigid touch, glitterdust (DC 20), invisibility*, mirror image, web (DC 20)
1st (7/day)- expeditious retreat, long arm, magic missile*, obscuring mist, ray of enfeeblement (DC 19), shield, shocking grasp
0 (at will)- arcane mark, detect magic, mage hand, prestidigitation, ray of frost, read magic
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TACTICS
During Combat
Gaius prefers to let his minions and spells soften up an enemy before engaging in melee. He will protect himself with shield, mirror image, greater invisibility, and the like while his spawn engage in grapples, before moving to strike at the toughest living enemy in a mockery of a noble duel. He enjoys using dominate to turn his enemies against one another, and tries to take prisoners if possible, to feed on later, but if threatened, he holds nothing back, burning every last spell and resource to destroy the impudent mortals who dare threaten him.
Morale The prideful vampire is no coward, and would prefer true death to the humiliation of surrender. He is also not a fool, and will use dimension door to flee to one of his coffins if he is below 70 hit points and suspects his foes are able and willing to end his immortal existence. After all, he has eternity to plot vengeance.
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Abilities Str 26, Dex 23, Con -, Int 18, Wis 18, Cha 26
Feats Ability Focus (dominate), Combat Casting, Combat Reflexes*, Dodge*, Dimensional Agility, Disruptive, Extra Arcane Pool, Improved Critical (rapier), Improved Initiative*, Intensify Spell, Lightning Reflexes*, Power Attack, Quicken Spell, Spellbreaker*, Toughness*, Weapon Focus (rapier), Weapon Specialization (rapier)
Magus Arcana Accurate Strike, Arcane Cloak, Empowered Magic, Spellbreaker, Spell Blending (charm monster, enervation)
Vampire Salient Abilities Dark Blessing, Energy Drain
Skills Acrobatics +23, Bluff +34, Diplomacy +26, Fly +10, Intimidate +26, Knowledge (arcana) +15, Knowledge (local) +19, Knowledge (nobility) +19, Perception +28, Sense Motive +28, Spellcraft +19, Stealth +22
SQ change shape (dire bat or wolf, beast shape II), damned, gaseous form, the hunger, mastermind (44 HD, telepathy), shadowless, sleep of the dead, spider climb
Possessions Combat gear, +1 human-bane rapier, +5 mithral chain shirt, four +1 wounding mithral daggers, amulet of proof against detection and location, circlet of persuasion and disguise, gloves of elvenkind, ring of counterspells (dispel magic), signet ring of protection +4, ring of arcane mastery, vest of resistance +3, wayfinder with dusty rose prism ioun stone, winged boots, component pouch, outdated noble's outfit, key to mausoleum

Mage Killer: Gaius' counterstrike ability and Spellbreaker feat, in combination, mean that any enemy who casts a spell in his threatened area provokes an attack of opportunity, regardless of whether they cast defensively; if they succeed at casting defensively, the attack of opportunity is resolved after the spell, and cannot disrupt it. The DC to cast defensively in his threatened area increases by +6.

Weaknesses Prince Gaius is an old vampire and so is not as susceptible to some traditional vampire weaknesses. He is not repelled by garlic and immersion in running water does nothing. Only holy symbols of Mitra repel him. He laughs at the holy symbols of other gods (particularly evil gods like Asmodeus). Likewise, at one time or another, Prince Gaius has been invited into virtually every prominent home in the city of Ghastenhall. Stakes through the heart still immobilize Prince Gaius. Exposure to sunlight still hurts the prince and staggers him. However he is not automatically destroyed upon the second round of exposure. Instead Prince Gaius takes 3d10 points of fire damage every round after the first he is exposed to direct sunlight. His damage reduction and fast healing do nothing to reduce or heal this damage.


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 Post subject: Re: Wicked NPCs
PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:31 pm 
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It looks like his base attack bonus is 1 point too low. Cool looking guy though.


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