THE BLUE MAGE

As the intense battle rages on, the party all seeks cover behind the many support pillars in the citadel. "You cannot hide from me forever!" cackles the evil mage as he lobs yet another blast of the eerily unfamiliar spell. "What can we do?!" the cleric hollers, "That spell is cutting through all of our defenses!" Suddenly, the strange spellcaster, all clad in robes of purest Azure, stands with an odd smirk on his face. "What WE need is a spell like his!" He steps quietly from behind his pillar, brandishing a confident grimace. "Fool!" the evil mage shouts as the blue hero is struck squarely in the chest with yet another mystery blast and knocked bleeding to the floor.

"You MORON!" the fighter bellows. "What we need is a spell like his, not a dead mage!" The blue one only laughs through his bloodied lips. "What?" the rogue says, "Can you cast a spell that can save us?" With a silent smile, and a clenched fist, the Blue robed mage mutters, "I can now..." GAME RULE INFORMATION Blue Mages have the following game statistics. Alignment: Any. Hit Die: d6. Class Skills The Blue Mage's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Bluff (Cha), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (dungeoneering) (Int), Knowledge (nature) (Int), Knowledge (the Planes) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Listen (Wis), Profession (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), Spot (Wis), Use Magic Device (Cha). Skill Points at 1st Level: (4 + Int modifier) × 4. Skill Points at Each Additional Level: 4 + Int modifier.
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Table 1-1: The Blue Mage Base Fort Level Attack Bonus Save 1st +0 +0 2nd +1 +0 3rd +1 +1 4th +2 +1 5th +2 +1 6th +3 +2 Creature Magic (+2) 7th +3 +2 8th +4 +2 9th +4 +3 10th +5 +3 there, Done that (+5) 11th +5 +3 12th +6/+1 +4 Creature Magic (+4) 13th +6/+1 +4 14th +7/+2 +4 15th +7/+2 +5 Creature Magic (+5) 16th +8/+3 +5 17th +8/+3 +5 18th +9/+4 +6 Creature Magic (+6) 19th +9/+4 +6 20th +10/+5 +6 Done that (+10)

Ref Save +0 +0 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +4 +4 +4 +5 +5 +5 +6 +6 +6

Will Save +2 +3 +3 +4 +4 +5 +5 +6 +6 +7 +7 +8 +8 +9 +9 +10 +10 +11 +11 +12

Special Blue Magic, Indigo Infusion Been there, Done that (+1) Creature Magic (+1) Been there, Done that (+2) Azure Awareness Been there, Done that (+3), -Been there, Done that (+4) Creature Magic (+3) Turquoise Efficiency, Been -Been there, Done that (+6), -Been there, Done that (+7) Improved Azure Awareness, Been there, Done that (+8) -Been there, Done that (+9), -Cerulean Reflection, Been there,

Class features All of the following are class features of the Blue Mage. Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Blue Mages are proficient with all simple weapons. They are not proficient with any type of armor or shield. Armor of any type interferes with a sorcerer’s gestures, which can cause his spells with somatic components to fail. Use Magical Device: A Blue Mage's spell list is considered to be the spells he/she knows. Spells: The Blue Mage casts spontaneously, as a Sorceror. His/her Charisma controls the level of the spells he/she is able to cast, spells' saving throw DCs, and bonus spells per day. Spells Known: See Blue Magic.
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TABLE 1-2: BLUE MAGE SPELLS/DAY ———————————Spells per Day——————————— Level 0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 1st 3 1 — — — — — — — — 2nd 4 2 — — — — — — — — 3rd 4 2 1 — — — — — — — 4th 4 3 2 — — — — — — — 5th 4 3 2 1 — — — — — — 6th 4 3 3 2 — — — — — — 7th 4 4 3 2 1 — — — — — 8th 4 4 3 3 2 — — — — — 9th 4 4 4 3 2 1 — — — — 10th 4 4 4 3 2 2 — — — — 11th 4 4 4 4 3 2 1 — — — 12th 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 — — — 13th 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 1 — — 14th 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 — — 15th 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 1 — 16th 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 — 17th 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 1 18th 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 19th 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 20th 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Blue Magic (Ex): The only way a Blue Mage may learn new spells is to experience them. A spell that is saved for and the result is (Neg.), is not counted as experencing the spell. Once affected, the Blue Mage may make a Spellcraft check (DC 15+3 times the spell's level) to learn it. Spell Resistance totally blocks the spell from reaching the Blue Mage. This is tantamount to not being affected, even more to a point than saving versus a (Neg.) spell. Under no circumstances may a Blue Mage learn a spell that has been stopped by Spell Resistance. Spells cast through Blue Magic require a somatic and/or verbal component as the original version of the spell, but never require a divine focus or material component

worth less than 1 gp. (Material focus components, such as for the Fire Seed or Analyze Dweomer spells, or costly material components as for Identify, are still required.) The Blue Mage may also learn spell-like abilities, provided that the spell like ability mirrors a spell. For instance, if a creature can naturally cast Fireball 3/day, the Blue Mage would be able to learn this 3rd level spell. Spell-like abilities are cast by the Blue Mage with components and casting times equal to the sorceror/wizard (or a class specified by the DM) spell duplicated. If a creature ability does not duplicate a spell effect (such as Mind Blast for an Illithid), the Blue Mage cannot learn it. A Blue Mage can know a number of spell levels equal to five times his/her class level, plus his/her Intelligence modifier ([Lv x 5] + Int. Mod). For purposes of calculating spells known, a 0-level spell counts as half of a spell level. As long as he/she is conscious, a Blue Mage may voluntarily forget a spell at as a move action that does not provoke an attack of opportunity. If learning a spell causes the Blue Mage's spell levels known to exceed his capacity, he/she must make a Will save each round or lose 1 point of Wisdom for each spell level known above capacity, beginning with the round in which the spell is learned. The DC for the save is equal to 10 plus the number of spell levels above capacity. Wisdom lost in this way persists until the Blue Mage's spell levels known fall below his limit, at which point it may be recovered naturally or magically. The DC for the Will save increases by +1 for every consecutive round. A Blue Mage may only learn a number of spell levels in a day equal to his/her level plus his/her Int modifier. For instance, a 10th level Blue Mage with an Int of 16, in one day, may learn a total of 13 spell levels. 0 level spells count as 1/2 for purposes pertaining to this limit. At first level, a Blue Mage may select 2 0-level spells and 1 1st level spell, from any spell list. Creature Magic (Ex): A Blue Mage possesses the ability to sense inherent magical ability in creatures. By observing a creature carefully, a Blue Mage can identify magical or supernatural qualities present in a creature. The Blue Mage must be able to observe the creature for a full round. At the end may receive the listed Creature Magic bonus to any Knowledge check made for identifying creatures' special abilities and/or vulnerabilities, per the PHB listing of this skill (PHB 78). This bonus does not apply to any other use of a Knowledge check, and unlike most Knowledge checks, the Blue Mage may retry the check (after spending another full round observing the creature). The Creature Magic bonus, which is a competence bonus, is equal to +1 at level 3, +2 at level 6, and increases by by +1 every three levels thereafter (+3 at 9th level, +4 at 12th, etc.). If a Blue Mage successfully identifies a creature's spell-like ability through the use of Creature Magic, he/she receives a +2 insight bonus to his/her Spellcraft rolls to learn that ability. This bonus lasts for 1 minute per level. Indigo Infusion (Su): A 1st level Blue Mage has the ability to change any garment/equipment he/she is wearing/wielding to the match his color affinity. This takes 1 minute of undisturbed concentration to complete. This change is not permanent; when the item in question leaves the Blue Mage's person or when the

Blue Mage who infused it chooses to dismiss the infusion, it returns to its normal colour in 1d4 rounds. As an example of how this looks, a Flametongue sword might be wreathed in blue fire. This has no other effect than altering the item's appearance. The title "Blue Mage" (and the named abilities of this class) only refers to the most common spellcaster of this type; casters with other color affinities exist and, though uncommon, are not rare. (Color affinity is selected by the player when Indigo Infusion is acquired, and my not be changed thereafter. Nontraditional color selections are under the purview of the DM.) Been there, Done that (Ex): A Blue Mage of 2nd level gains a +1 competence bonus to a saving throw against any spell he currently knows through the Blue Magic ability. This bonus increases by +1 for every two additional Blue Mage levels (+2 at 4th level, +3 at 6th, etc.). Azure Awareness (Ex): Upon reaching 5th level, the Blue Mage has become more sensitive to the feel of magic. The Blue Mage may now learn a spell even when its effect is negated by a successful save. However, learning a negated spell is more difficult, and the Spellcraft DC is 15+4 times Spell Level. Turquoise Efficiency (Ex): The Blue Mage has learned the art of thrift. Whenever a Blue Mage learns a spell, he or she can conserve the energy involved in its casting and gains a temporary spell slot for the sole use of the spell just learned. This spell slot is fleeting, and only remains for a number of rounds equal to the Blue Mage's level divided by 5. Improved Azure Awareness (Ex): The Blue Mage is now a conduit between magical and physical existence. By interacting with a spell's effect for 1 round per spell level, the Blue Mage may attempt to learn "passive" spells. Spells without targets, such as Walls, Summoned Monsters, and Creation spells may be learned through this method. The Spellcraft DC for learning a spell in this way is 15 plus four times spell level (as a negated spell via Azure Awareness). Cerulean Reflection (Su): Whenever the Blue Mage successfully counterspells a spell, it is reflected full upon the caster. If the counterspell is on a spell that normally could not affect its caster, the spell is simply countered normally. (Unlike the ArchMage ability, this does not take up a permanent slot.) Starting Age: as Sorceror Starting Gold: as Sorceror Epic Blue Mage
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TABLE 1-3: THE EPIC BLUE MAGE Blue Mage Level Special 21st Creature Magic +7 22nd Been there, Done that +11 23rd -24th Been there, Done that +12, Creature Magic +8

25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th +10

Bonus feat Been there, Done that +13 Creature Magic +9 Been there, Done that +14 -Been there, Done that +15, bonus feat, Creature Magic

The Epic Blue Mage retains the same HD and skill progression and continues to advance in the Been There Done That and Creature Magic abilities. The Epic Blue Mage also gains a bonus feat at 25th level, and every 5 levels after that, chosen from the Sorcerer list, (minus the Familiar-based ones), and the new Epic Feats listed below. Under no circumstances can a Blue Mage learn Epic spells through Blue Magic. The Blue Mage must take the Epic feat "Epic Blue Spellcasting" and/or learn Epic spells normally.

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