The Gnomish Inventor quasiclass combines the cunning of the Rogue with magical knowladge of the Wizard.
Gnomish Inventor Requirements
- To qualify for Gnomish Inventor the character must be of Gnome Race, have 16 levels of Rogue and 10 levels of Wizard and have the following feats before level 31.
- Spell Focus: Enchantment
- Spell Focus: Transmutation
- Skill Focus: Concentration
- Skill Focus: Craft Armor
- Skill Focus: Craft Weapon
- Weapon Focus: Heavy Crossbow
- Upon qualifying the Gnomish Inventor receive several spell-like abilitities to enhance his items according to how many Rogue and Wizard levels he has.
Gnomish Inventor Abilities
Inventors can attach three different kinds of damage adders to their bolts, using chat commands to toggle between them. Each adds 1d8 points of the physical damage type specified for every 6 GI levels (rogue+wizard+LL).
!gi bolt 1 - bludgeoning
!gi bolt 2 - slashing
!gi bolt 3 - piercing
The Inventor can also use the !gi bolt command to toggle between the types instead of specifying a type. All three bolt types are available to all Inventors.
-Inventors can attach a variety of different canisters to their bolts. Canisters, unlike bolts, are one-hit - they must be reapplied each time they are fired. They can only be applied once per round. Canisters require the inventor to be using one of the above bolt types in order to function - they cannot attach to normal untinkered bolts. The types of canisters available depend on the Inventor's levels (not counting legendary levels). Canisters completely ignore spell resistance.
|Acidotic Eruptor||!gi canister 1||(no requirement)||Inflicts an armor class penalty equal to (GI level/12). This penalty does not stack with bardsong.|
|Viscid Trammel||!gi canister 2||Rogue 20||Inflicts a Slow effect on the target (decreased movement, -1 to AB).|
|Quikrete Propagator||!gi canister 3||Wizard 22||Petrify the target unless it makes a Fortitude saving throw at a DC equal to the Inventor's Dexterity modifier plus (GI Level/3).|
|Fetcher||!gi canister 4||Rogue 24||attach to the target and haul it back to the Inventor if it fails a Reflex saving throw at a DC equal to the Inventor's Dex mod plus (GI Level/2). They can only 'fetch' Small targets and smaller, unless the Inventor has 26 rogue levels (not counting LL), in which case they can 'fetch' targets of size Medium and smaller.|
Inventors can select a variety of armor bonuses, which appear as temporary item properties on the armor. These can be toggled between by means of the following commands. Once a type of armor contraption is selected, the Inventor activates it by casting the Mage Armor Spell. The types of armor modifiers available depend on the Inventor's levels (not including Legendary Levels).
|Ceramic-Plated Vest||!gi armor 1||(no requirement)||5/- damage resistance per 6 GI levels (including LL) to acid damage.|
|Insulated Vest||!gi armor 2||(no requirement)||5/- damage resistance per 6 GI levels (including LL) to electrical damage.|
|Coiled Vest||!gi armor 3||(no requirement)||5/- damage resistance per 6 GI levels (including LL) to cold damage.|
|Flame-Retardant Vest||!gi armor 4||(no requirement)||5/- damage resistance per 6 GI levels (including LL) to fire damage.|
|Inventor's Vest||!gi armor 5||(no requirement)||5/- physical damage resistance per 10 GI levels.|
|Stealth Weave Plating||!gi armor 6||Rogue 18||+5 bonus to the Hide skill per 12 GI levels, and the bonus feat Hide in Plain Sight.|
|Mechanized Suit||!gi armor 7||Rogue 20 and Wizard 20||+1 to Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution per 5 GI levels, and feat-level Immunity to Knockdown.|
|Force Field Generator||not toggable||Wizard 24||Grants Epic Mage armor feat with different effects (see bellow).|
Force Field Generator
There is an 8th kind of armor modification, the Force Field Generator, available to Inventors with 24 wizard levels (not including Legendary Levels). It cannot be toggled to by command; instead, Inventors with enough levels receive the Epic Mage Armor feat, which will activate this field. They get 1 use per rest for every 20 GI levels. The field strips any other Inventor armor modifications when activated, and is itself stripped if the Inventor activates a different Inventor armor modification. -The Force Field provides Soak equal to 30 plus 1 per Legendary Level (capping at Soak of 50 at level 60), and can absorb 2000 hit points damage, plus another hundred per Legendary Level, capping at a total absorption of 4000 at level 60. -While the field is active, the inventor also gets 1% elemental damage immunity per Legendary Level, and 1% exotic damage immunity per every 2 Legendary levels, to a maximum of 20% elemental and 10% exotic immunity at level 60.
Inventors are able to deploy emitters - small, antenna-like devices which can be configured to acheive different effects. The available effects depend on the Inventor's levels (not including Legendary Levels). The various types can be toggled between with "!gi emitter" or the following commands.
|Paramagic Resonator||!gi emitter 1||(no requirement)||drops Spell Resistance on enemies near it by 1 point per 6 GI Levels (including LL).|
|Kineto-Inertial Stabilizer||!!gi emitter 2||(no requirement)||makes allies near it slower - but it also provides them with feat-level Knockdown Immunity.|
|Gravimetric Reconfigurator||!gi emitter 3||Wizard 12||grants a levitation-like effect to all creatures in the area.|
Inventors are able to apply a number of effects to the handgear, just as they do their armor, by casting the Cat's Grace spell. Unlike with armor, however, they do not need to toggle between choices - all the properties available to them based on their levels (not including Legendary Levels) will be applied when they cast the spell. The available properties are
|Improved Critical: Heavy Crossbow||Rogue 20|
|+5 bonus to Pick Locks per 12 GI levels||Rogue 20|
|Power Critical: Heavy Crossbow||Rogue 22|
|Superior Critical: Heavy Crossbow||Rogue 24|
|Greater Weapon Focus: Heavy Crossbow||Wizard 20|
|Epic Weapon Focus: Heavy Crossbow||Wizard 22|
|Legendary Weapon Focus: Heavy Crossbow||Wizard 24|
|Overwhelming Critical and Devastating Critical Heavy Crossbow||Wizard 20 and Rogue 20|
Inventors receive a Handbomb Assembly Kit when they attain their Quasiclass. The Kit is heavy, weighing just over 50 pounds, but it contains all the critical tools of the Inventor's trade.
- When the Inventor rests, their Kit will automatically fill with all the handbombs the Inventor is able to use. The selection of bombs can be managed with the !gi bomb command.
- Handbomb Spell Penetration is equal to GI level (rogue+wizard+LL), plus 6 points per Spell Penetration feat.
- Handbomb Difficulty Check is equal to 22 plus Dex Modifier. Inventors of Control Class Wizard get an additional +1 DC per 10 Legendary Levels (max of +2 at level 60).
- The number and type of handbombs available depends on the Inventor's levels (not including Legendary Levels). The different types are as follow:
|Cussers||none||1/4||Saving throw penalty equal to bard song of GI level - 5|
|Easers||none||1/4||Armor class and saving throw bonus equal to bard song of GI level - 5|
|Blowers||Wizard 14||1/4||as per Gust of Wind spell|
|Stickers||Wizard 16||1/5||As per Stonehold spell|
|Melters||Wizard 18||1/7||As Acid Fog spell|
|Rumblers||Wizard 18||1/7||As Earthquake spell with additional Reflex save vs. Knockdown|
|Shockers||Wizard 20||1/7||As Scintillating Sphere spell with double damage|
|Suckers||Wizard 20||1/7||A vacuum effect draws in foes and crushes them together (deal damage based on how many foes)|
|Clappers||Wizard 22||1/10||As Great Thunderclap spell|
|Crunchers||Wizard 22||1/10||As per Implosion spell|
|Warpers||Wizard 24||1/15||Small AoE Time Stop-like effect|
|Greasers||Rogue 18||1/7||As per Grease spell|
|Teasers||Rogue 18||1/7||Area Tasha's Hideous Laughter spell|
|Netters||Rogue 20||1/7||As Web spell|
|Crackers||Rogue 20||1/7||As Soundburst spell with additional Will save vs. Stun|
|Smokers||Rogue 22||1/10||Fog AoE conceals those within 40% melee 85% ranged|
|Fumers||Rogue 24||1/15||Fumes in massive area kill vermin with +5 DC|
Inventors can select a variety of fittings to incorporate into their helms, which appear as temporary item properties on the helm. These can be toggled between by means of the following commands. Once a type of helm fitting is selected, the Inventor activates it by casting the Clairaudience/Clairvoyance spell. The types of helm modifiers available depend on the Inventor's levels (not including Legendary Levels).
|Etherscanning Goggles||!gi helm 1||(no requirement)||True Sight.|
|Amplified Earpiece||!gi helm 2||(no requirement)||+5 bonus to Listen per 12 GI levels (rogue+wizard+LL), along with 25% sonic damage vulnerability.|
|Telescoping Goggles||!gi helm 3||Rogue 18||+5 bonus to Spot per 12 GI levels.|
|Shielded Goggles||!gi helm 4||Rogue 18||Immunity to Blindness, and a -10 penalty to Spot.|
|Anomaly-Scanning Goggles||!gi helm 5||Rogue 18||+5 bonuses to Search and Disable Traps per 12 GI levels.|
|Shielded Earpiece||!gi helm 6||Rogue 20||Immunity to Deafness, and a -10 penalty to Listen.|
|X-Ray Goggles||!gi helm 7||Wizard 20||Unlimited Amplify spell on the helm that casts Know Vulnerabilities.|
|Rebreather||!gi helm 8||Wizard 22||Water breathing ability.|
|Electronscanning Goggles||!gi helm 9||Wizard 24||Unlimited Darkvision spell on the helm that allows the wearer to see the walls of Limbo.|
|Stethescopic Earpiece||!gi helm 10||Rogue 30||Epic Skill Focus: Listen feat.|
Inventors with 24 wizard levels receive the Hellball feat for free, which is used to call up the Hyper-attenuated-recoil Pyrometallurgical Explosive Ejecter - H.a.r.P.E.E. for short.
- They get one use of the spell per rest for every 20 GI levels (rogue+wizard+LL).
- The H.a.r.P.E.E. is too complicated to assemble during combat - it must be deployed beforehand.
- The H.a.r.P.E.E. is immobile once deployed, but can turn to face its targets. Its legs are used purely for recoil absorption.
- The H.a.r.P.E.E. will blast targets with fiery explosives, unless fire-healing creatures are present, in which case it switches to shrapnel shells which inflict piercing damage. It fires one shot per round, which explodes in a huge radius, dealing 1d10 points of the appropriate damage type for every 2 GI levels.
Types of Gnomish Inventor
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- Wizard CC: