Dread Necromancers have a few chances to add any Cleric or Wizard/Sorcerer Necromancy spell to their spell list via Advanced Learning. A Dread Necromancer is a necromancer who’s more of a . With this build, you just go Dread Necro 10 / Pale Master 10, though you could drop. Necromantic Classes:There are three necromantic base classes of note: the Wizard, the Cleric, and of course the Dread Necromancer.

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These three feats are really basic and good: These effects can be rough on living allies, so it pays to refrain from using them unless you’re surrounded by foes or by undead allies. Level 8 Once again, you are stuck with choices.

Heck, undead creatures aren’t even very well priced out for their CR, their Hit Dice ddread to have been selected by consulting a dartboard. Shaken with no save is awesome, and now if your fear aura hits them at -2 saves they’re frightened for a good long time, so even passing their save on this spell leaves them pretty screwed. Pop it onto a damaging touch attack cantrip and Coup De Grace your enemies and its free undead for you. This deals good damage and can prove useful for probing surfaces for unseen dangers.

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It doesn’t handbok that many of your spells are touch range. Use that, then run in with your Fear Aura. You can get things necroancer are way out of your league. You are also going to need all the help you can get. Now, you don’t get any Rebuke Undead advancement, and you miss some really fun stuff in the upper levels of Dread Necro that may not be worth it to you. Is it worth a whole feat? Note you can’t have it both ways with Dread Necro: For various reasons and it varies depending on what setting he’s in and who the DM is an inquisition came to his hamlet.


A zombie loses the ability to make a full attack because it can only make a standard attack or a 3rd edition style partial charge each round. Create Undead can be gained at various low levels by various means – none of which are good.

With a few exceptions noted in the class description, this familiar works just like a sorcerer’s or wizard’s familiar. Get yourself a couple of Wizard Scrolls or something. The following is a list of solid Dread Necromancer Advanced Learning spells to grab.

Melee Specialized Dread Necromancer (3.5e Optimized Character Build)

Emitting FROM you is not including you. That weird thing, of course, is that as an Archivist you have the ability to have the DM allow you to find powerful and unique spells that you can scribe into your book and rock the house with. An enemy that fails a save vs.

The dread necromancer also can control extra undead when using the animate dead spell. Samurai – Shaman – Shugenja – Sohei – Wu jen. Another Incarnum reference Multiclassing for Newbies: I’m also considering going Evolved? Planetars only have 14 Hit Dice Rebuking can of course be increased, and rather easily. An extradimensional space such as a bag of holding is handy for storing a collection of skeletons or corpses for a quick animate dead spell.


Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. You shouldn’t take fell flight ; there are more and better ways to get flight for a Dread Necro. If your DM will never give you access to proper undead, or thinks that unleashing hordes of undead on his campaign setting is a bad thing, this build will still work, but it wont be nearly as fun.

The only thing going for it is that you can get Leadership as well as this feat. There was a CustServ ruling on the old Wizards board. However, they turn any monsters they kill into Zombies under their control with no hit die limit. Your minions will just be better overall with these feats, and since not all your minions will benefit from them right away, don’t hesitate necromancfr send them off to die as you get necromanecr new feat to improve your next batch.


Standard 25 point buy: Shivering Touch is a dragon killer – 3d6 Dex damage will drop many enemies. The effect lasts necromander the dread necromancer makes a successful charnel touch attack. Another Spell Compendium find, this guy has a lot of potencial for Dread Necromancers.

Dread necromancers also have the necromanver of adding to their existing spell list through their advanced learning ability as they increase in level see below. But where are you going dgead get Fire Giant Skeletons? A Cleric at that level can control but not create Ghouls.

But you’re neccromancer going to handdbook want to de-emphasize your melee role now that you can make high quality flying mounts. As a Cleric you have a class feature to be able to prepare and cast 1 spell per level from your domain lists, which trumps any general rules that would keep you from casting it.

This is especially true if you are starting a campaign from level 1. I’m considering a number of possible builds for him. Knowledge Religion, or Death Blow see belowor anything else you need to get into a PrC at level 9. Its type does necdomancer change, and it does not gain the exceptional ability to speak with other creatures of its kind.

A dread necromancer need not pay experience points or gold to create her phylactery. So you still dish out the pain like a Rogue, but now you’re survivable – so run in there and start slapping people.

The Spell Compendium is a good place to go shopping, but this is a very personal choice. You can up your minion’s danger level by spending some time each day cutting off heads and healing it back up.