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Bard of Death Metal

Postby Nightwolf » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:55 am

I don't know why I just thought of this. I think it could be hilarious, if done right. Now, to figure out the mechanics of giving a bard necro powers...
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Re: Bard of Death Metal

Postby Kemian » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:38 am

I am not sure about Necromancy power but you could give him creepy powers to frighten via the Nightmare Spinner PrC. You would have to take 7 Levels of Bard first but it could be done.
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Re: Bard of Death Metal

Postby Jiriki » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:29 pm

(Has visions of a bard singing Du Hast, or Chaos AD.)

The mighty Sepultura
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Re: Bard of Death Metal

Postby Azmon » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:44 pm

Grab Arcane Disciple+Any Necromancer Deity?

Lyric Thaumaturge+Nightmare Spinner, like mentioned, and Black Lore of Moil(C. Arc.) would work well.
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Re: Bard of Death Metal

Postby Nightwolf » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:15 am

Thematically fitting:

Complete Scoundrel, p. 80 wrote:Sound of Silence [Bardic]

You can channel the power of your bardic music to deafen your foes.

Prerequisite: Perform 9 ranks, Bardic music,
Benefit: As a standard action, you can expend two daily uses of your bardic music ability to deafen a single target for 3 rounds. A successful Will save (using your Perform check result as the DC) negates the effect. The target must be within 30 feet of you and be able to hear you.
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Re: Bard of Death Metal

Postby Nightwolf » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:25 am

For a Thriller-type bard:
Bard 7 / Malconvoker 3 / Sublime Chord 2 / Malconvoker X / etc.

Bonus (if applicable): Melodic Casting
1: Spell Focus (conj), required for PrC
3: Augment Summoning, required for PrC
6: Chant of Fortitude

9, 12, 15, 18 (Suggestions):
Minor Shapeshift, Song of Silence, Imperious Command, Subsonics, or Disguise Spell in no particular order

If using metamagic:
Rapid Metamagic

Malconvoker focuses on summons. Even though a level of casting is lost during Malconvoker 1, Sublime Chord makes up for it (9th level arcane spells at lv 19).

  • Summon meatshields
  • Buff with music: Inspire Courage bard ability, Inspirational Boost spell, Badge of Valor item (MIC 208)
  • Buff with spells (any number of mass-effect)
  • Chant of Fortitude to add 10 HP per critter
  • Debuff using Imperious Command and Never Outnumbered skill trick
  • Deafen enemy casters with Song of Silence

Basic Character Concept:
Scream lots. The worse your singing, the better (e.g. deafen/scare opponents, send summons into an infernal fury via Malconvoker ability, etc.). If they're not busy eliminating your haters, make your minions be your backup dancers.

By the way, this is all up for grabs!
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