Standing beyond good and evil, outside law and chaos, an envoy of balance serves as the countering force against any extremism that seeks to elevate one alignment above all others. While their motives seem almost inexplicable to onlookers, envoys of balance see themselves as guardians of the cosmic scales and arbiters of universal balance.
Hit Die: d6.
To qualify to for this prestige class, a character must fulfill the following criteria.
Skill Ranks at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier.
The following are class features of the envoy of balance prestige class.
An envoy of balance gains no additional weapon or armor proficiencies.
When an envoy of balance gains a level, she gains new spells per day as if she had also gained a level in a spellcasting class she belonged to before adding the prestige class. She does not, however, gain any other benefits a character of that class would have gained, except for additional spells per day, spells known (if a spontaneous spellcaster), and an increased effective level of spellcasting.
If a character has more than one spellcasting class, she must decide to which class she adds the new level for the purpose of determining spells per day.
At 2nd level and again at 4th, 6th, and 8th level, an envoy of balance gains one of the following endowments.
At 3rd level, an envoy of balance’s natural and manufactured weapons bypass alignment-based damage reduction. As a standard action, she can touch an ally to transfer this ability to him for 1 minute, during which time the envoy of balance can’t benefit from the ability. The envoy of balance can transfer this ability a number of times per day equal to 1/2 her class level.
At 5th level, an envoy of balance remains unaffected by effects from spells and magical abilities based on her alignment or faith. She doesn’t trigger glyphs, symbols, magical traps, or magical sensors set to activate based on a creature’s alignment or religion.
She counts as the most favorable alignment or faith for the purposes of any harmful effects these alignment– or faith-based spells or abilities may have, but doesn’t gain benefits these effects might grant those of a particular alignment or faith unless she is actually of that alignment or faith.
At 7th level, once per day as an immediate action, an envoy of balance can cause a spell targeting her to affect both herself and the spell’s caster at full effect, as if both creatures had spell turning cast on them and then rolled the appropriate result on that spell’s table.
At 10th level, once per day as a standard action, an envoy of balance can make a melee touch attack, delivering a killing touch against a living creature. If the attack hits and the target is not neutral, the target is subject to a power word kill spell. If the attack misses or the target is neutral, this ability is wasted. If the target dies, its bodily remains (but not its equipment) turn to dust, as disintegrate. If this ability kills the target, the envoy of balance becomes aware of that creature’s alignment and may then touch the remains of another dead creature with fewer Hit Dice than or Hit Dice equal to the slain creature’s and with an alignment opposite to the slain creature’s on the good-evil axis, the lawful-chaotic axis, or both. This revives the second dead creature as if via true resurrection.
The envoy of balance can delay using this reviving touch for up to 1 hour after successfully using the killing touch, but after that time the reviving power dissipates. The envoy doesn’t need to provide the material component for true resurrection; the caster level for both the power word kill and the true resurrection effects is equal to her character level.
Pathfinder Player Companion: Champions of Balance © 2014, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Matt Goodall, Ron Lundeen, Philip Minchin, Patrick Renie, Jason Ridler, and David Schwartz.