Some savage bands are given to an appreciation of the natural order in all its forms, and some more particularly the darker side of chaos and decay. Their champions, known as dread savages, embrace the deeper mysteries of undeath and find solace in the meaning of their carnage.
Whenever the dread savage is affected by a cure spell, a cleric’s channel positive energy, or any similar positive energy effect during deathly state she takes 1 additional point of damage per dread savage level.
A dread savage may be affected normally by cure spells and positive energy effects by making a successful concentration check as a full-round action. The DC for this check is equal to 20 + the spell’s level for a cure spell or 20 + ½ the creature’s level (or HD) for the cleric’s channel positive energy ability. If the check is successful, she is healed normally. savage’s rampage ability, except that whenever the dread savage makes a successful hit with her wight strike (see below), the target must make a Will saving throw ( DC 10 + ½ the dread savage’s level + the dread savage’s Charisma modifier) or become shaken for 1 round per level of the dread savage.
At 11th level, when a target fails its Will saving throw against the dread savage’s wight strike, it becomes frightened for 1 round per two levels of the dread savage instead of shaken.
At 20th level, when a target fails its Will saving throw against the dread savage’s wight strike, it becomes panicked for 1 round per three levels of the dread savage instead of frightened.
New Rage Powers
savage’s feral pool, with the following changes:
As long as the savage is in her deathly state, by spending 1 point from her dread pool as a swift action, a savage can do one of the following:
- gain darkvision for 1 minute/level or until deathly state is expended.
- give herself a +2 natural armor bonus to AC for 1 round.
- gain the scent ability for 1 minute/level or until deathly state is expended.
- gain a +1 morale bonus to critical confirmation rolls for a number of rounds equal to her Constitution bonus.
The Savage ©2014 Forest Guardian Press. Authors: Morgan Boehringer, Jim Wettstein, Keil Hubert and Christos Gurd.