Blight Caster

From DDO Compendium

Class Information

Alignment: Neutral Good, Lawful Neutral, True Neutral, Chaotic Neutral
Hit Dice: d8
Creation: (4 + Intelligence Modifier) x 4
Leveling: 4 + Intelligence Modifier

Simple Weapons (Club, Dagger, Dart, Quarterstaff, Sickle, Unarmed)
Martial Weapons (Scimitar)
Light Armor (Non-metal)
Medium Armor (Non-metal)
Shields (Non-metal shields except tower shields)

Powerful spell casters and shapechangers, Blight Casters have a large variety of offensive magic in which they pierce, poison and burn their foes with acid and thorns. They retain limited healing abilities.

Blight Casters draw upon the cycle of death and and decay in the world to power their primal magic. They give up the druid's access to fire spells and reduce their ability to heal in exchange for access to acid and necrotic spells. Blight Casters can shapeshift like druids, but have their own unique forms of Thorn Kin, Hive Keeper and Plague WOlf.

Unlike wizards and sorcerers, druids have access to healing spells, but cannot heal as much as clerics and favored souls.

At taverns or rest shrines, druids can switch spells to better address the challenges of their current quest.

Blight Casters do not have an animal companion.

Past Lives
Icon Feat Description
Feat Past Life - Druid Icon.png Past Life: Blight Caster You were a Blight Caster in a past life. Each time you acquire this feat you gain:
  • +5 Acid Spell Power
  • +5 Poison Spell Power
See Also: Blight Caster Spells
  • A Blight Caster casts arcane and divine spells.
  • To learn and cast a spell, a Blight Caster must have a Wisdom score equal to at least 10 + spell level.
  • The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a Blight Caster spell is 10 + spell level + Druid's Wisdom modifier.
  • Some spells can only be cast if the Druid is in a Wild Shape.
  • Druids do not need to learn their spells, they are born with the ability to cast them and therefore only need to choose which ones they are going to use.
Arcane Spells and Armor

All druids take an oath that prohibits them from wearing metal armor, using metal shields or orbs, and using rune arms. Doing so suppresses your druidic abilities. Warforged druids are forbidden from taking armor feats other than Composite Plating.

If desired, they can wear armor anyway (though they’ll be clumsy in it), or they can gain training in the proper use of armor via enhancements.

If they choose to still wear restricted armor, they cannot:

  • Cast spells
  • Cast SLAs
  • Use wildshape

Armor restricts the complicated gestures that a druid must make while casting any spell that has a somatic component (most do). The armor and shield descriptions list the arcane spell failure chance for different armors and shields.

Blight CasterSpell Information
LevelBase Attack BonusFort SaveReflex SaveWill SaveAutograntedSpell Points1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th
1 +0/+0 +2 +0 +2 Disease Immunity, Druidic Oath, Magical Training 1302--------
2 +1/+1/+6 +3 +0 +3 Wild Shape (Plague Wolf), Biting Acid Imbue or Biting Poison Imbue 1553--------
3 +2/+2/+7 +3 +1 +3 18032-------
4 +3/+3/+8 +4 +1 +4 Choose Wild Shape (Hive Keeper) or Wild Shape (Thorn Kin), Thorn Imbue, Veil the Elements 20543-------
5 +3/+3/+8 +4 +1 +4 Venom Immunity 230432------
6 +4/+4/+9 +5 +2 +5 260443------
7 +5/+5/+10/+15 +5 +2 +5 2955543-----
8 +6/+6/+11/+16 +6 +2 +6 Choose Wild Shape (Hive Keeper) or Wild Shape (Thorn Kin) 3355554-----
9 +6/+6/+11/+16 +6 +3 +6 38055432----
10 +7/+7/+12/+17 +7 +3 +7 43055443----
11 +8/+8/+13/+18 +7 +3 +7 Wild Shape (Blighted Wolf), Biting Acid Imbue or Biting Poison Imbue 485555432---
12 +9/+9/+14/+19 +8 +4 +8 545555443---
13 +9/+9/+14/+19 +8 +4 +8 Choose Wild Shape (Hive Master) or Wild Shape (Thorn Knight) 6105555432--
14 +10/+10/+15/+20 +9 +4 +9 6805555443--
15 +11/+11/+16/+21 +9 +5 +9 Timeless Body 75555555432-
16 +12/+12/+17/+22 +10 +5 +10 83555555443-
17 +12/+12/+17/+22 +10 +5 +10 Choose Wild Shape (Hive Master) or Wild Shape (Thorn Knight) 920555555432
18 +13/+13/+18/+23 +11 +6 +11 1,010555555443
19 +14/+14/+19/+24 +11 +6 +11 1,105555555544
20 +15/+15/+20/+25 +12 +6 +12 1,205555555555

Class Feats[edit]

Level 1[edit]

  • Disease Immunity: You are immune to ability score damage from natural diseases. (This has no effect on magical or supernatural diseases.)
  • Druidic Oath: Blight Casters are prohibited from wearing metal armour, using metal shields, and using rune arms. Doing so suppresses your Druidic abilities. Warforged Blight Casters are forbidden from taking armour feats other than Composite Plating.
  • Magical Training: Magical training gives the user additional benefits for spell casting.
  • Wilderness Lore: Represents your knowledge of the wilderness. This feat is received once for every blight caster level.

Level 2[edit]

Level 4[edit]

Level 5[edit]

  • Venom Immunity: You are immune to ability score damage from natural poisons. (This has no effect on magical or supernatural poisons.)

Level 8[edit]

Level 11[edit]

Level 13[edit]

Level 15[edit]

  • Timeless Body: Your soul is balanced. No corrupt influences can possess your body after death - you are immune to the spawn effect of most undead.

Level 17[edit]