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May 24, 2012, 03:14:14 PM
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If you're considering adding more options for the warlock, though, any chance of the Chasubles of Fell Power from Complete Arcane and the Metaspell-like ability feats?  They're not epic exclusive, but they'd add some oomph when you need it most.  Details below for convenience.

Metaspell like abilities are implied as eligible for Eldritch Blast on page 81 of Complete Arcane under Maximize Spell-like ability.

Empower Eldritch Blast (SRD)- +50% to blast damage, 3/day.  (minimum Warlock caster level 6th to take)
Heighten Eldritch Blast (CA 80)- +2 to effective spell level (thus increasing save DC by +2) 3/day (minimum Warlock caster level 6th to take)
Maximize Eldritch Blast (CA 81)- Maximized blast damage, 3/day.  (minimum Warlock caster level 6th to take)
Quicken Eldritch Blast (SRD)- Blast as a swift action, 3/day.  (minimum Warlock caster level 10th to take)

There's also Ability Focus (SRD): Eldritch Blast listed as an option on page 7 (complete arcane) for +2 to its save DC.


Chasubles of Fell Power (complete arcane, p. 148) [Amulet item slot]:
Lesser - +1d6 damage to chaotic damaging spells and eldritch blasts (8000 gold)
Greater - +2d6 damage to chaotic damaging spells and eldritch blasts (18000 gold)
Requires Craft Wondrous Items feat and caster level 9th to craft; Must be able to cast Chaos Hammer or use Eldritch Blast: 4000 gold + 320 xp for lesser, 9000 gold + 720 xp for greater.

The chaotic damaging component is wholly ignorable.  There are no official Epic versions, but the progression could reasonably be extrapolated as ([7000 + 1000n]n for +nd6 damage).  Epic items typically cost a further 10x of the standard progression.

Minor Epic Chasuble of Fell Power - +3d6 damage to chaotic damaging spells and eldritch blasts (300000 gold)
Major Epic Chasuble of Fell Power - +4d6 damage to chaotic damaging spells and eldritch blasts (440000 gold)
Requires Craft Epic Wondrous Items feat and caster level 23rd to craft; Must be able to cast Chaos Hammer or use Eldritch Blast: 150000 gold + 12000 xp for lesser, 220000 gold + 17600 xp for greater.
Coding Chasubles of Fell Power should be quite easy - even for chaotic spells (the extra damage would not be affected by metamagic though). Adding it to PRC Craft system is a bit more complicated. I think we could also make meta-eldritch blast (or something similar to sudden metamagic feats).
We will see...


May 25, 2012, 12:19:42 AM
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In feat.2da inv_eldrtchdoom is referencing a TGA file.  The impact script for Eldritch Doom (spell.2da #18142) is inv_eldtch_shape.

Ha, yeah, that's the icon. -_-
Was getting flustered at that point.

The Blast DC is calculated in inv_eldritch_shape.nss on line 62

Code: [Select]
int nDC = 10 + nBlastLvl + GetAbilityModifier(ABILITY_CHARISMA);
Hope that helps you out. :D

Hmm...  Due to the section heading, I thought the references to blast shape level in there were solely for the calculation of the DC of the essence effect.  I suppose since both are keyed off of the greater of the essence and blast shape level, and the outcome should always be equal in the absence of some obscure effect, it would be silly to make a separate section.

Ok, thanks!