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Harper Priest

(Magic of Faerûn variant, p. 29)

Some Harpers choose to pursue a closer relationship to the deities who inspired the creation of the Harpers.


Alignment: Any nonevil.

Skills: Diplomacy 4 ranks , Knowledge (arcana) 4 ranks , Knowledge (religion) 8 ranks , Spellcraft 8 ranks

Feats: Alertness , Iron Will

Spellcasting: Ability to cast 3rd-level divine spells.

Special: Sponsorship by a member of the Harpers, approval of the High Harpers. Also, the character's patron deity must be nonevil and not one devoted to wanton destruction.

Hit die


Skill points

4 + Int

Class Features

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Harper priests are proficient with all simple weapons. They are also proficient with all types of armor (light, medium, and heavy) and shields.

Spells per Day: A Harper priest's training focuses on magic. Thus, when a character gains a new level of Harper priest, she gains new spells per day as if she had also gained a level in whatever divine spellcasting class she belonged to before she added the prestige class. She does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained (improved chance of controlling or rebuking undead, metamagic or item creation feats, and so on).

If a character had more than one divine spellcasting class before she became a Harper priest, she must decide to which class she adds each level of Harper priest for purposes of determining spells per day when she adds the new level.

Blessings: At each level, a Harper priest may choose one blessing from the table Harper Priest Blessings. Her Harper priest level plus her Wisdom bonus determines which blessings she can select. (She may select a lesser blessing than the highest possible if she so chooses.) She can't choose the same blessing twice.

Harper Priest Blessings

Level + Wis Modifier Blessing Effect
1 Eldath's Pool May create water 1/day as a cleric equal to her highest divine spellcasting level
2 Silvanus's Staff Weapon Focus (quarterstaff) feat
3 Deneir's Eye +2 holy bonus on saves against glyphs, runes, and symbols
4 Milil's Voice +1 holy bonus on all Charisma-based skill checks
5 Mielikki's Step Add +10 ft. to speed in light or medium armor
6 Lliira's Heart +2 holy bonus on saves against compulsion and fear effects
7 Oghma's Insight Skill Focus (any Knowledge) feat
8 Selune's Radiance Low-light vision (or double range of existing low-light vision)
9 Mystra's Grace +2 insight bonus on saves against magical effects
10+ Tymora's Smile Once per day may add +2 luck bonus to single saving throw (can be added after save result is known)

Harper Knowledge: Like a bard, a Harper priest has a knack for picking up odd bits of knowledge. This ability works exactly like the bardic knowledge ability of the bard class. If a Harper priest has bard levels (or levels in another class with the same ability, such as loremaster or Harper scout), her Harper priest levels and bard levels (or levels in the appropriate other class) stack for the purpose of using bardic knowledge.


Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special Spells per Day
1st +0 +2 +0 +2 Blessing, Harper's knowledge +1 level of existing spellcasting class
2nd +1 +3 +0 +3 Blessing +1 level of existing spellcasting class
3rd +2 +3 +1 +3 Blessing +1 level of existing spellcasting class
4th +3 +4 +1 +4 Blessing +1 level of existing spellcasting class
5th +3 +4 +1 +4 Blessing +1 level of existing spellcasting class

Class skills

Skill name Key ability Trained only Armor check penalty
Animal Empathy Cha yes no
Concentration CON no no
Craft INT no no
Diplomacy CHA no no
Handle Animal CHA yes no
Heal WIS no no
Intuit Direction Wis yes no
Knowledge Int yes no
Listen WIS no no
Perform CHA no no
Profession WIS yes no
Scry Int yes no
Sense Motive WIS no no
Spellcraft INT yes no
Spot WIS no no
Swim STR no yes
Wilderness Lore Wis no no

Spells for Harper Priest

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