Mangy Mathan (mangy_mathan) wrote in dnd3e,
Mangy Mathan
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Darkness is a state of mind, I can go where you would stumble...

First off, I wanted to thank you all for your assistance and suggestions for the kobold warlock I asked about earlier. Unfortunately, my DM has expressed interest in the recharge magic variant, which seriously dampens the appeal of the warlock, as now everyone can cast all day, everyday, and the lack of a recharge time just doesn't seem worth the hit they take in versatility.

So I have a second question. Knowing my group, I will be stuck playing the arcanist. I first wanted to play a Necromancer aiming for the True Necromancer prestige class from Libris Mortis, buuuut knowing my group no one would go for that. Then I considered a conjurer with an emphasis on summoned monsters. Then I remembered we already have 6 people playing and adding in a ridiculous amount of monsters is just going to slow things down, especially at higher levels.

Then I noticed Divination. Diviners are legendary (as in you hear about them and see feats and prestige classes for them but you've never actually seen one), and I wanted to try it out and see if they really do suck or are just severely underrated. The first character concept that came to mind, however, is that of a character with black hair, black robes, and a black blindfold. The stereotypical blind seer.

However, a blind character is SEVERELY hampered, so how might you balance a character with innate blindness with a standard character? An extra feat or two? Some other special ability? Is it too much effort to even try?

[EDIT]

I should have added what Blind actually does.

Blinded

The character cannot see. He takes a -2 penalty to Armor Class, loses his Dexterity bonus to AC (if any), moves at half speed, and takes a -4 penalty on Search checks and on most Strength- and Dexterity-based skill checks. All checks and activities that rely on vision (such as reading and Spot checks) automatically fail. All opponents are considered to have total concealment (50% miss chance) to the blinded character. Characters who remain blinded for a long time grow accustomed to these drawbacks and can overcome some of them.

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