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(Manual of the Planes variant, p. 26)

Gatecrashers see themselves as cosmic free agents, independent forces who can influence the natives of the planes and even the dynamic forces of magic itself.


Alignment: Any nonlawful

Skills: Knowledge (the planes) 4 ranks , Use Magic Device 8 ranks

Special: To qualify for the gatecrasher class, the character must have visited two planes of existence other than his native plane.

Hit die


Skill points

8 + Int

Class Features

Armor and Weapon Proficiency: Gatecrashers are proficient with all simple weapons and with light armor (but not shields).

Analyze Portal (Sp): A gatecrasher gains the ability to use analyze portal as a spell-like ability. He may do this once per gatecrasher level per day. This ability otherwise functions as the spell cast by a sorcerer of the gatecrasher's character level.

Bonus Language: A gatecrasher gains a free language commonly spoken on other planes. Such languages include Abyssal, Aquan, Auran, Celestial, Ignan, Infernal, and Terran. The DM may expand this list to fit the cosmology of the campaign. Additional bonus languages are gained at 4th, 7th, and 10th levels.

Comprehension: Upon reaching 2nd level, a gatecrasher understands the basic conflicts of forces and energies and can use this instinctive understanding to assist certain skills. The gatecrasher gains a +2 insight bonus on Decipher Script and Use Magic Device checks. The gatecrasher also gains a +2 insight bonus when searching for or disabling magic traps.

Open Portal (Su): At 3rd level, a gatecrasher's understanding of planar forces extends to the workings of magic portals, such that he may force them open without the correct device, spell, or key. The gatecrasher makes an Open Lock check using his Intelligence modifier instead of his Dexterity modifier. Portals typically have the following DCs:

Portal DC
Typical keyed portal 30
Portal sealed by seal portal spell 20 + caster's level
Portal created by deity 50

Opening a portal takes 1 round of work and a successful check. It is a full-round action. The portal remains open for 1d4+1 rounds afterward.

Summon Spell Dampening (Su): Gatecrashers often aggravate demons and devils by inhibiting their ability to summon reinforcements. Three times per day, a gatecrasher of 4th level or higher can create a dampening field that extends 100 feet in every direction. Summoning and calling spells and spell-like abilities are suppressed within this radius, though creatures summoned outside the dampening field can enter it normally. The dampening field lasts 10 rounds. Creatures summoned or called before the gatecrasher creates the dampening field are unaffected.

Silver Tongue (Ex): A gatecrasher of 5th level or higher can deal with a variety of creatures and characters, gaining a +2 insight bonus on Bluff, Diplomacy, Gather Information, Intimidate, and Sense Motive checks.

Planar Survival (Ex): At 6th level, a gatecrasher becomes attuned to the nature of the planes he visits and personally immune to their natural planar effects. Any effect that would be negated by the avoid planar effects spell is negated by the planar survival ability as well.

The gatecrasher is immune to the "normal" fires of the Elemental Plane of Fire, but fire-based attack forms and unusually fiery areas there still affect him. Because this extraordinary ability is the result of attuning himself to a particular plane, the gatecrasher remains vulnerable to the same sort of damage in other planes where that attack form is not part of the natural order. Fires on other planes, including the Material Plane, affect him normally.

Damage Reduction: A gatecrasher of 7th level or higher has damage reduction 5/+1. This means that the character ignores (instantly regenerates) the first 5 points of damage from any attack unless the damage is dealt by a weapon with a +1 or higher enhancement bonus, by a spell, or by a form of energy (fire, cold, and so on). This ability does not stack with other damage reduction abilities.

Scramble Portal (Sp): At 8th level, a gatecrasher gains the ability to scramble a portal (as the scramble portal spell cast by a sorcerer of the gatecrasher's level). This ability is usable three times a day.

Plane Shift (Sp): At 9th level, a gatecrasher may move from plane to plane once per day as a spell-like ability. This functions as the plane shift spell cast by a 15th-level sorcerer.

Planar Dampening (Sp): A 10th-level gatecrasher can emit a field that suppresses spells and spell-like abilities within a 30-foot radius that access other planes. Existing spells and spell-like abilities are unaffected; a gatecrasher can't end a foe's astral projection just by moving nearby. But spells cast after the gatecrasher emits the planar dampening field are affected: An opponent within 30 feet couldn't escape the gatecrasher with a dimension door spell or get reinforcements with a summon monster spell, for example.

The gatecrasher can activate planar dampening three times per day. It lasts for 10 rounds.

The gatecrasher's planar dampening ability affects the following spells and spell-like abilities: astral projection, banishment, blink, commune, contact other plane, dimension door, dismissal, ethereal jaunt, etherealness, gate, interplanar message, Leomund's secret chest, make manifest, mass manifest, maze, Mordenkainen's magnificent mansion, plane shift, reality maelstrom, rope trick, teleport, teleportation circle, teleport without error, and vanish.

Furthermore, summoning and calling spells can only reach creatures from the same plane, and spells from the shadow subschool only work on the Plane of Shadow. The banishment effects of blasphemy, dictum, holy word, and word of chaos are suppressed, although the spells otherwise function normally.


Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special
1st +0 +0 +2 +2 Analyze portal, bonus language
2nd +1 +0 +3 +3 Comprehension
3rd +2 +1 +3 +3 Open portal
4th +3 +1 +4 +4 Summon spell dampening, bonus language
5th +3 +1 +4 +4 Silver tongue
6th +4 +2 +5 +5 Planar survival
7th +5 +2 +5 +5 Bonus language, damage reduction 5/+1
8th +6 +2 +6 +6 Scramble portal
9th +6 +3 +6 +6 Plane shift
10th +7 +3 +7 +7 Bonus language, planar dampening

Class skills

Skill name Key ability Trained only Armor check penalty
Alchemy Int yes no
Appraise INT no no
Balance DEX no yes
Bluff CHA no no
Climb STR no yes
Craft INT no no
Decipher Script INT yes no
Diplomacy CHA no no
Disable Device INT yes no
Disguise CHA no no
Escape Artist DEX no yes
Forgery INT no no
Gather Information CHA no no
Hide DEX no yes
Innuendo Wis yes no
Intimidate CHA no no
Intuit Direction Wis yes no
Jump STR no yes
Knowledge Int yes no
Listen WIS no no
Move Silently DEX no yes
Open Lock DEX yes no
Perform CHA no no
Pick Pocket Dex yes yes
Profession WIS yes no
Read Lips Int yes no
Search INT no no
Sense Motive WIS no no
Speak Language None yes no
Spot WIS no no
Tumble DEX yes yes
Use Magic Device CHA yes no
Use Rope DEX no no

Spells for Gatecrasher

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