Excerpts 12/07/2006


Fiendish Codex II Excerpts
By Robin D. Laws and Robert J. Schwalb



The evil that finds you might not be the one that you expect. Learn more about devils and their insidious ways in Fiendish Codex II, where both Dungeon Masters and players alike can find something useful to either enhance the evil of their devilish villains or fight it. For a sample of what's in store for you in this tome, take a look at Dis, a list of new feats, the hellfire warlock prestige class, a list of new spells, and the assassin devil.

New Feats (Chapter 3: Game Rules)

Table 3-1: New Feats

General
Feats
Prerequisites Benefit
Brand of the Nine Hells Lawful evil, devil Gain benefit based on allegiance to a Lord of the Nine
Mark of Avernus Brand of the Nine Hells, allegiance to Bel Once/encounter, make melee or ranged attack, or use a spell-like ability as an immediate action
Mark of Cania Brand of the Nine Hells, allegiance to Mephistopheles When you fail at an attack, gain cumulative bonus on attacks, saves, checks until you succeed
Mark of Dis Brand of the Nine Hells, allegiance to Dispater Your starting square is not threatened, +4 to AC or on a save as immediate action 1/round
Mark of Maladomini Brand of the Nine Hells, allegiance to Baalzebul Issue pool of filth that forces Balance checks and causes creatures to become sickened
Mark of Malbolge Brand of the Nine Hells, allegiance to Glasya Gain fleshy tumors that can give you a variety of benefits
Mark of Minauros Brand of the Nine Hells, allegiance to Mammon Gain +2 bonus on charge attacks, and your starting square is not threatened
Mark of Nessus Brand of the Nine Hells, allegiance to Asmodeus An enemy must make a Will save before it can attack you, or it must target another foe
Mark of Phlegethos Brand of the Nine Hells, allegiance to Belial or Fierna When you take damage, you can gain bonuses on attacks, saves, or checks
Mark of Stygia Brand of the Nine Hells, allegiance to Levistus Do not need to make Balance checks on slippery surfaces, deal +1d6 cold damage, other benefits
Dilate Aura Aura ability Once/encounter, double range of your aura
Rapid Regeneration Regeneration ability Regeneration increases by 1
Supernatural Instincts Combat Reflexes Creature using a supernatural ability provokes attack of opportunity from you
Undo Resistance Sneak attack, sudden strike, or skirmish ability Deal sneak attack with cold iron weapon and reduce a creature's spell resistance
Vengeful Surge Iron Will When you save against a spell or a spell-like or supernatural ability, gain +2 on damage against creature that targeted you for 1 round
Devil-Touched Feats Prerequisites Benefit
Devil's Favor Pact with devil +2 bonus on attack, save, or check 1/day per devil-touched feat you have
Devil's Aura Cha 13, Intimidate 9 ranks, Devil's Favor Create aura of fear for 1 round
Devil's Flesh Con 15, Devil's Favor Gain bonus to natural armor, Intimidate based on number of devil-touched feats you have
Devil's Sight Wis 15, Devil's Favor Gain darkvision 60 ft. and blindsight 30 ft. for 5 rounds 1/day per devil-touched feat you have
Devil's Stamina Devil's Favor, base Fort save +3 Gain 2 hp per devil-touched feat you have, and 1/day fast healing equal to number of devil-touched feats you have for 5 rounds
Devil's Tongue Cha 15, Devil's Favor Daze one creature as standard action 1/day per devil-touched feat you have
Divine Feats Prerequisites Benefit
Divine Censure Ability to turn undead, good alignment Cause evil outsiders to become shaken
Divine Defiance Divine caster level 3rd, ability to turn or rebuke undead Counter enemy's spell as an immediate action
Divine Justice Ability to turn or rebuke undead Deal +2d6 damage with melee attacks against evil outsiders for 1 round
Persistant Refusal Ability to turn or rebuke undead Make another save against ongoing effect
Pious Defiance Ability to turn or rebuke undead Gain bonus on Will saves equal to 1/2 character level as an immediate action
Metamagic Feat Prerequisites Benefit
Disrupting Spell -- Your spell interferes with the spellcasting of an enemy

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