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Corrupt Spell [Metamagic]

You can transform one of your spells into a thing of evil due to a deal you make with an evil power.

Prerequisites: Any evil alignment.

Benefit: This feat adds the evil descriptor to one damaging spell you can cast. You must choose the spell at the time you select the feat. If the spell deals damage, half of the damage is unholy damage. For example, a corrupted fireball cast by a 6th-level wizard deals 6d6 points of damage: 3d6 points of fire damage and 3d6 points of unholy damage. Thus, creatures immune to fire still potentially take 3d6 points of damage.

Special: A character can take this feat multiple times, choosing a different spell each time. This feat originally appeared in Book of Vile Darkness and has been revised for D&D v.3.5.

Doomspeak [Bardic]

You can demoralize an enemy with horrible condemnations and portents of impending doom.

Prerequisites: Bardic music class feature, Intimidate 8 ranks, Perform 8 ranks.

Benefit: You can spend one of your bardic music uses to utter a string of crass and appalling epithets and curses at one enemy within 120 feet. The intended target must be able to hear and comprehend your damning remarks. A target that fails a Will save (DC 10 + your character level + your Cha modifier) is cursed with a -10 penalty on attack rolls, saves, ability checks, and skill checks for 1 round. This is a supernatural, necromantic effect.

Reaping Spell [Metamagic]

The dark energy of your spell devours the soul of any creature killed by it.

Prerequisites: Any evil alignment.

Benefit: A raise dead, reincarnate, or resurrection spell cannot return to life a creature killed by a reaping spell, and a true resurrection spell has only a 50% chance of succeeding. A reaping spell that fails to kill the target has no additional effect. A reaping spell uses up a spell slot three levels higher than the spell's actual level.

Hellbound Knight [Vile]

A devoted disciple of the Nine Hells, you have sworn to strike down creatures that oppose law and threaten tyranny.

Prerequisites: Disciple of Darkness, base attack bonus +4.

Benefit: Any weapon you wield is treated as lawful- and evil-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction. In addition, against chaotic outsiders, you gain a +1 profane bonus on attack rolls.

Special: This feat can be taken only once. A character who takes this feat cannot also take the Demonsworn Knight or Tormented Knight feat. A fighter can select this feat as one of his fighter bonus feats. In addition, as soon as you take this feat, your eyes turn red.

Initiate of Loviatar [Initiate]

With great pain comes great power. This and other secrets you have learned from the church of Loviatar.

Prerequisites: Cleric level 5th, patron deity Loviatar.

Benefit: The first time you take damage in any combat, you gain a +1 morale bonus on attack rolls and a +1 morale bonus on saving throws against fear effects for 1 minute per cleric level. In addition, you add the following spells to your cleric spell list.

2nd Nybor's Gentle Reminder: Target is dazed for 1 round, thereafter -2 on attacks, saves, and checks, and distracted.

3rd Mystic Lash: Energy whip deals 1d6 electricity damage/three levels (max 4d6) and stuns for 1 round.

5th Fleshshiver: Target is stunned for 1 round, tales 1d6/ level damage, and is nauseated for 1d4+2 rounds.

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