The Degradation of Deepingdale
Wizard Prestige Class
The Incantators are the practitioners of metamagic in Faerûn, studying spells that affect other spells and having a fondness for magic that thwarts extraplanar beings.
Skills: Concentration 4 ranks , Knowledge (arcana) 8 ranks , Knowledge (the planes) 8 ranks , Spellcraft 4 ranks
Feats: Iron Will
Additional Feats: Any metamagic feat.
Spellcasting: Able to cast 3rd-level arcane spells.
2 + Int
Send Away (Ex): The Incantator gains a +2 bonus to all dispel checks and caster level checks to harm, banish, or overcome the spell resistance of outsiders. This includes dispel checks to dispel a summon monster spell.
Bonus Metamagic Feat: At 1st, 5th, and 10th level, the Incantator may select a bonus metamagic feat.
See Ethereal (Su): Once per day, an Incantator of 3rd level or greater can see into the Ethereal Plane for a number of rounds equal to her class level. She can see ethereal creatures up to 60 feet away, although they appear gray and insubstantial (as objects on the Material Plane appear to ethereal creatures). This does not give her any additional ability to attack ethereal creatures, but she can utilize spells and effects that affect ethereal creatures (such as force effects and abjurations) normally, so she could cast a magic missile at an ethereal creature.
Strike Ethereal (Su): Beginning at 4th level, the Incantator can alter her spells so they strike ethereal targets that she can see. Altering a spell in this way works similar to a sorcerer using a metamagic feat — spells with a casting time of one action become full-round spells, and spells with a longer casting time take an extra full-round action to cast. The altered spell takes effect on the Ethereal Plane instead of the Material Plane.
Hardy Spirit (Su): At 6th level, the Incantator becomes immune to death effects and energy drain attacks.
Instant Metamagic (Su): Once per day, the 7th-level Incantator can use a single metamagic effect of any metamagic feat she knows on a spell without preparing it beforehand (if a wizard) or increasing its casting time (if a sorcerer or bard). The wizard’s prepared spell works as if prepared with the metamagic feat except it uses the same spell slot. A sorcerer or bard’s spell is cast without the adjustment to the casting time but works as if cast with the metamagic feat. A 9th-level Incantator can use this power twice per day.
Improved Metamagic (Su): At 8th level, the Incantator has mastered metamagic to such an extent that whenever she uses a metamagic feat, the feat’s level increase upon a spell is reduced by one (this can’t reduce an increase to less than one level, or less than zero levels if the increase is already +0). For example, an Incantator wizard could pre-pare a quickened fireball as a 6th-level spell instead of a 7th-level spell.
Drain Item (Sp): An Incantator of 10th level can drain a charge from a charged magic item, using the magic to heal herself. If the item drained is a staff, the spell level is that of the lowest-level spell that uses a single charge. She gains 1d6 hit points per spell level of the charge drained. If the Incantator has reached her maximum hit points, any additional hit points acquired are temporary hit points (maximum +20) that disappear after 10 minutes. A creature gets to make a Will save (DC 10) to prevent one of its held or carried items from being drained.