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Battlemage

Arcane studies mix with the discipline of Steel.  These mages have learned the balance between the two disciplines.  A true warrior scholar, these mages enter into battle on the front lines of a conflict.  Quick to anger and even quicker to action, the battle mage can be a devastating addition to anyone's army.

Requirements
        Base Attack Bonus:    +3
        Concentration:  5 ranks
        Must be able to cast arcane spells.

Hit Die:  d6

Class Skills:   The following are the class skills available to the Battle Mage prestige class:  Concentration, Craft, (All) Knowledge, Profession, Ride, Sense Motive, Spellcraft, and Wilderness Lore.Survival.

                           Skill Points at Each Level:    2 + Int modifier

Weapon and Armor Proficiency:    The Battle Mage is proficient with all simple weapons and with all armor and shields.
LevelBase
Attack
Bonus
FortRefWillSpecialSpells
1
+0
+2
+0
+2
Bonus Feat, Arcane Focus 10%+1 Caster Level
2
+1
+3
+0
+3
+1 Caster Level
3
+2
+3
+1
+3
Concentration Bonus +2+1 Caster Level
4
+3
+4
+1
+4
Arcane Focus 20%+1 Caster Level
5
+3
+4
+1
+4
Bonus Feat+1 Caster Level
6
+4
+5
+2
+5
Concentration Bonus +4+1 Caster Level
7
+5
+5
+2
+5
Arcane Focus 30%+1 Caster Level
8
+6
+6
+2
+6
+1 Caster Level
9
+6
+6
+3
+6
Concentration Bonus +6+1 Caster Level
10
+7
+7
+3
+7
Arcane Focus 40%+1 Caster Level

Bonus Feat:    The character may choose a bonus.  This feat is gained in addition to any other feats the character may gain due to level advancement.

Arcane Focus:    The Battle Mage has become accustomed to wearing armor and being encumbered during battle.  The Battle Mage may reduce the Arcane Spell failure chance by 10%.  This reduction goes up to 20% at 4th level, 30% at 7th level, and 40% at 10th level.  (i.e.  A 4th level Battle Mage is wearing a Chain Shirt and is using a small wooden shield in battle.  The chance for his arcane spells to go wrong is 5%.)

Concentration Bonus:    A Battle Mage has hardened his consciousness to outside stimulus.  Consequently, he has a greater chance to ignore distractions during combat.  This modifier is a miscellaneous bonus added to his Concentration score.

Spells:    Due to a Battle Mages continued use of Arcane Spells and abilities, he gains spells as if he had gone up a level in his spell casting class each time he advances as a Battle Mage.  Battle Mages do tend to favor instantaneous spells or spells that effect large groups.
 

Note:  This version of the Battle Mage focuses more on Spell Casting than battle.  For a Battle Mage who focuses on combat, use a fighters Base Attack Bonus, and allow for the +1 caster level to spells only on levels 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10.