Occultist

THE PATH OF THE OCCULTIST

Tier 1

Requires:

–          0 Build

 

–          You must possess the Lorekeeper skill and the Willpower skill

 

–          You must seek out a Source to become a Occultist. The nature of the Source determines the type of Occultist you are. When a Source is reached, would-be Occultists must sacrifice a Pure Component (Death, Demonic or Shadow) and then undergo a Crucible of some kind to prove themselves. Failure is more likely than success, although those who survive may try again.

  • A Vault-Lord
  • The Tome of Ordeals
  • An Umbral Parasite

 

 

Benefits:

 

A) You may now learn Basic Sorcerer Skills (except for Mastery Skills) and Basic Spells of the appropriate Greater Discipline (see below).

 

B) You learn a Graft spell of your Source’s choosing.

 

C) You are trained in one of the options below based on your Source.

–          Vault-Lord: You gain access to the Basic Spells of the Diablerie Discipline. Also, you gain a Pact-Stave and can use it much like a Diabolist can (See Diabolist sub-class).

 

–          Tome of Ordeals: You gain access to the Basic Spells of the Necromancy Discipline. Also, You may say “Spectral Masque” and then deliver a “Fear 10” effect via Spell-packet or Weapon strike, saying the effect in mid-throw or mid-swing. Once this function of Spectral Masque is used, it may not be used again until after you has taken a Short Rest. Alternatively, you can respond with “Spectral Masque” when you are hit by a Pain or Mortal effect in order to negate the effect; this also expends the use of “Spectral Masque” above until a Short Rest has been completed.

 

 

–          Umbral Parasite: You gain access to the Basic Spells of the Shadowbinding Discipline. Also, while using the Word of Veiling spell, a you may forgo any Channeling that a Sorcerer spell requires, although the invocation of the spell’s verbal component will break your invisibility.

 

Tier 2

Requires:

–          10 Build

–          You must endure at least one month of training (including at least 10 minutes, during an Event) from a Trainer (NPC or PC) who has achieved the level 10 Class Feature for Diabolist, Necromancer or Shadowsoul

 

 

Benefits:

A) You gain the Price of Power feature as per the Sorcerer class feature.

 

B) You may choose to learn one of the following skills below for no build cost.

  • Disciple of Madness
  • Disciple of Bloodcraft
  • Disciple of Fleshcraft
  • Disciple of Destruction
  • Disciple of Subjugation
  • Disciple of Pestilence

 

 

 

Tier 3

Requires:

–          20 Build

–          You must endure at least one month of training (including at least 10 minutes, during an Event) from a Trainer (NPC or PC) who has achieved the level 10 Class Feature for Diabolist, Necromancer or Shadowsoul.

 

Benefits:

 

A) You can now learn Complex Sorcerer skills (non-Mastery only) and Complex Spells of the appropriate Greater Discipline.

 

B) You gain the 2nd level Class feature of the Sorcerer sub-class appropriate to your Source. However, you can only use it Once per Month

 

C) You may choose to learn another of the following skills below for no build cost.

  • Disciple of Madness
  • Disciple of Bloodcraft
  • Disciple of Fleshcraft
  • Disciple of Destruction
  • Disciple of Subjugation
  • Disciple of Pestilence

 

 

 

Tier 4

Requires:

–          30 Build

–          You must endure at least one month of training (including at least 10 minutes, during an Event) from a Trainer (PC or NPC only) who has achieved the level 10 Class Feature for Diabolist, Necromancer or Shadowsoul

 

Benefits:

A) You gain the 4th or 8th level Sub-class Feature of the Sub-class appropriate to your Source.

 

B) You may choose to learn another of the following skills below for no build cost.

  • Disciple of Madness
  • Disciple of Bloodcraft
  • Disciple of Fleshcraft
  • Disciple of Destruction
  • Disciple of Subjugation
  • Disciple of Pestilence

 

 

C) You gain the 6th level Class feature of the Sorcerer sub-class appropriate to your Source. However, you can only use it Once per Month.

 

 

 

 

 

Tier 5 (Master Occultist)

Requires:

–          40 Build

–          You must endure at least one month of training (including at least 10 minutes, during an Event) from a Trainer (NPC only) who has achieved the level 10 Class Feature for Diabolist, Necromancer or Shadowsoul.

 

Benefits:

A) You can now learn Erudite Sorcerer skills and any Erudite Spells of the appropriate Greater Discipline.

 

B) Choose of the Disciple skills (e.g. Disciple of Madness, Disciple of Destruction) that you possess. You gain the next rank of that skill and therefore, access to its highest secrets.

 

C) You gain a 10th level Class Feature of a Sorcerer sub-class relevant to your Source.

 

D) Furthermore, you are considered to be a fully fledged member of a Sorcerer Sub-class for the purposes of Teaching others and qualifying for other Paths. You may now learn the Mastery skills of the Sorcerer Class and gain all the benefits of the Art of Sorcery class feature.