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Prestige Path: Cryomancer


This was created by combining the 3.5e Frost Mage and the 4e Blizzard Mage.

“Winter freezes flesh and scours the earth with icy winds that shriek through hedgerows and mountain passes alike. I can't think of anything more poetic.”
- Azshalla, First Cryomancer of the North Wind

In the frozen wastes, and in the frost-blasted fields of winter, you feel at home. You find the cold, harsh conditions hospitable, even comforting. You can pull winter storms from across the world, or even from the Elemental Chaos, and use them to ruin your enemies. When you attack, your body is covered with ice crystals, and your skin pales. Your spells fill the air around you with blowing snow or hail, and powerful winds whip up.

The frostfell is your best friend and your most ferocious servitor. With its aid, you move creatures about inside killing blasts and knock them down with freezing vortexes of driving snow and ice.

Is it any wonder that your heart has grown cold, too? Is is up to you whether your nature grows more and more aloof like the bleak season you embody, or whether your heart yet shelters a warm hearth for those you name friend.

Cold, slush, snow, ice. A frostfell environment includes one of these elements, a combination of two or more, or all four… which might lead you to believe that the term “frostfell” refers only to those polar regions far from the centers of civilization, where frozen fields of ever-winter dominate the landscape.

But you would be wrong.

The term “frostfell” refers to any area—no matter how small (a single chamber within a dungeon) or how large (an entire plane)—dominated by a combination of ice, snow, and extreme cold, much like “the underdark” references an endless variety of regions found deep underground. The conditions, hazards, and effects of these frigid zones vary in type and severity, depending upon the specific cause and location of the given frostfell, and therefore, the possibilities are limitless.

Prestige Paths are a way to add another layer of flavor onto a character without 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 progression.

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

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August 9th, 2019
Another great prestige path. What i really liked about this one is that it can give abit more uniqueness to an Evocation Wizard (among other classes aswell of course) But for me personally i think that's who i'd hand it out to. I really feel like the [...]
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