War Wizard of Cormyr

(Magic of Faerun variant, p. 40)


Skills: Spellcraft 10 ranks

Feats: Enlarge Spell , Widen Spell , Martial Weapon Proficiency (any)

Alignment: Any nonevil, nonchaotic.
Spellcasting: Ability to cast 4th-level arcane spells.

Hit die


Skill points

2 + Int

Class Features

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: War wizards gain no proficiency with any weapon or armor.

Spells per Day: A war wizard's training focuses on magic. Thus, when a character gains a new level of war wizard, she gains new spells per day as if she had also gained a level in whatever spellcasting class she belonged to before she added the prestige class. She does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained (increased familiar powers, metamagic or item creation feats, and so on).

If a character had more than one spellcasting class before she became a war wizard, she must decide to which class she adds each level of war wizard for purposes of determining spells per day when she adds the new level.

Weapon Focus: The war wizard gains a free Weapon Focus feat for a martial weapon of her choice. She must be proficient with that weapon in order to apply this feat to it.

Metamagic Feat: War wizards focus their studies of spellcasting efficiency. In order to achieve that end, they develop expertise in a variety of metamagic techniques. At 2nd level and again at 4th level, the war wizard gains a bonus metamagic feat of her choice to add to her repertoire of knowledge.

Widen Spell: Part of the war wizard's training involves study of the essence of magic. In her training, she learns to adapt to the rapidly changing conditions of the battlefield. Although she may prepare some of her spells with metamagic feats, sometimes she needs to modify a spell on the spur of the moment. Beginning at 3rd level, a war wizard may cast a spell as if it were under the effects of the Widen Spell feat. She does not need to prepare this in advance, and it does not increase the casting time or use a higher spell slot. The war wizard can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 1 + her Charisma bonus (if any).

Enhanced Spell Area: Particularly important to war wizards is the ability to use fewer spells to defeat their enemies, so they perfect their understanding of spell dimensions to cast spells affected by the Widen Spell metamagic feat with even greater area. Any time a war wizard of 5th level casts a spell modified by the Widen Spell feat, the area increases by 100% rather than 50%. Thus, instead of a widened fireball spell having a 30-ft.-radius spread, it has a 40-ft.-radius spread.


Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special Spells Per Day
1st +0 +2 +0 +2 Weapon Focus +1 level of existing class
2nd +1 +3 +0 +3 Metamagic Feat +1 level of existing class
3rd +1 +3 +1 +3 Widen Spell +1 level of existing class
4th +2 +4 +1 +4 Metamagic Feat +1 level of existing class
5th +2 +4 +1 +4 Enhanced Spell Area +1 level of existing class

Class skills

Skill name Key ability Trained only Armor check penalty
Concentration CON no no
Craft INT no no
Knowledge Int yes no
Profession WIS yes no
Scry Int yes no
Spellcraft INT yes no

Spells for War Wizard of Cormyr