» 13th Age Character Builds: Bloodcaller Demonologist

13th Age Character Builds: Bloodcaller Demonologist

Demonologist

The demonologist is the class for players who like things a little risky—who like playing close to the edge. Sure, you get to raise demons and bind them to your will, but if you falter you’ll unleash something very nasty into the world (and potentially against the party).

Demonologists get three talents, and how those talents are spent determine the path or paths that your demonologist is on, and the benefits that those grant.

Bloodcaller Demonologist

Download Bloodcaller Demonologist character sheets here.

Let’s face it, you picked this class to revel in slaughter, and that’s what this build does best. By focusing your talents in a single path, you become a slaughter path fanatic. You’ll a wade into battle, taking half damage from most melee attacks against you, and dealing out half damage with your own missed melee attacks!

This build isn’t subtle, and neither are the demons that you call forth. Most of your magic is focused on making your melee attacks magically destructive, drawing blood from your enemies—so expect to be right in the middle of the action.

As slaughter fanatic you’ll get: resist melee damage 14+. You also get bonus spells: summon slaughter demon (recharge 11+)

Additionally, as a slaughter path fanatic your base AC in light armor is 13 and your base AC in heavy armor is 14 and you have no penalty for using any armor or using a shield. You can use heavy weapons without penalty, deal your level in miss damage, and when you are not staggered you use your casting attribute (intelligence for this character) for attacks and damage instead of strength.

Talents

Blood and Slaughter

A bonus daily summoning of your slaughter demon.

Demonic Reinforcements

Call on demons to possess your enemies.

Ravager

Provided you are not staggered, when you miss with a melee attack you deal half damage.

Race

Tieflings with their curse of chaos power and unique ties to this class work well with the slaughter path.

Attributes

Instead of Charisma tieflings use Intelligence for demonologist class features and powers. A high Strength and Constitution are vital for this build: Str 14 (+2) Con 16 (+3) Dex 10 (0) Int 19 (+4) Wis 9 (-1) Cha 8 (-1).

1st level

Attributes: Str 14 (+2) Con 16 (+3) Dex 10 (0) Int 19 (+4) Wis 9 (-1) Cha 8 (-1).

Racial Power: Curse of Chaos

Talents: blood and slaughter, demonic reinforcements, ravager

Path bonus spells (recharge 11+, plus extra daily use): summon slaughter demon

Demons on the roster: claw demon

Path of Slaughter spells: blade polished in blood, hate, reckless slaughter

Resistances: resist melee damage 14+

Feats: reckless slaughter

2nd level

Slaughter spells (blade polished in blood, hate, reckless slaughter, the rending), new feat (resist melee damage). Demon on the roster: claw demon.

3rd level

Slaughter spells (blade polished in blood, hate, reckless slaughter, follow the blood), new feat (demonic reinforcements). Demon on the roster: hungry maw.

4th level

+1 to three attributes (Strength, Constitution, Intelligence), slaughter spells (blade polished in blood, hate, reckless slaughter, follow the blood, deceptive wound), new feat (blade polished in blood). Demon on the roster: hungry maw.

5th level

Slaughter spells (blade polished in blood, hate, reckless slaughter, follow the blood, deceptive wound), new feat (resist melee damage). Demon on the roster: frenzy demon.

6th level

Slaughter spells (blade polished in blood, hate, reckless slaughter, follow the blood, deceptive wound), new feat (demonic reinforcements). Demon on the roster: frenzy demon.

7th level

+1 to three attributes (Strength, Constitution, Intelligence), slaughter spells (blade polished in blood, hate, reckless slaughter, follow the blood, deceptive wound, mass slaughter), new feat (blade polished in blood). Demon on the roster: laughing demon.

8th level

Slaughter spells (blade polished in blood, hate, reckless slaughter, follow the blood, deceptive wound, mass slaughter) new feat (resist melee damage). Demon on the roster: laughing demon.

9th level

Slaughter spells (blade polished in blood, hate, reckless slaughter, follow the blood, deceptive wound, mass slaughter), new feat (demonic reinforcements). Demon on the roster: marilith.

10th level

+1 to three attributes (Wisdom, Charisma, Intelligence), slaughter spells (blade polished in blood, hate, reckless slaughter, follow the blood, deceptive wound, mass slaughter, blood for blood), new feat (blade polished in blood). Demon on the roster: marilith.

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