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Prestige Path: Techsmith


This was created by combining the 3.5e Techsmith and the 4e Master of the Forge.

“Technology is not good or evil in and of itself. It's all about how people choose to use it.”
– David Wong

The forge rune is a rare divine rune that few priests learn to master. Only by toiling at a forge for years in training can one hope to learn its secrets. You are one such priest. During your apprenticeship, you learned not only the mysteries of divine magic but also the subtle powers of the forge. Guided by the gods and your teachers, you crafted weapons and armor and learned to care for the spiritual and material needs of those who fight for the gods.

A techsmith draws power from the forge rune, imbuing allies' weapons and armor with divine power. At your behest, blades slice through stone with easy, and armor deflects even a dragon's claws.

Dwarf techsmiths are the most common followers of this path. The dwarven heritage of metalwork makes the forge rune a common topic of study among them.

Prestige Paths are a way to add another layer of flavor onto a character wtihout using class levels. They are somewhere between a class and a background. Class levels are finite in 5e, so this allows for a light version of a class without breaking normal class progression.

Check out my Prestige Path Primer for more information and a sample Prestige Path.

UPDATE: I forgot to include the calculation to determin the Save DC for the Prayers. This will be included in the next update. 
For now, here it is:

Saving Throws
Some prayers require your target to make a saving throw to resist its effects. The saving throw DC is calculated as follows:
Prayer Save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Strength, Intelligence, or Charisma modifier (your choice)

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