Tainted Scholar Tree

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Tree For: Warlock
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Overview
Great secrets await those minds skilled enough to unearth them, and great secrets unlock great power. let others speak in fearful whispers of secrets humanity was not meant to know. No secret is barred from a tainted scholar's grasp, and if such forbidden knowledge comes at the cost of his soul, he's willing to pay that price
Core enhancements


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Enhancement Tainted Spellcasting Icon.png
Tainted Spellcasting

Activation Cost: 10 Depravity
Cooldown: 1 Minute

Activate:

  • +25 Universal Spell Power
  • +2 bonus to all Spell DCs
  • Lasts 20 seconds


Passive:

  • +0.75 Universal Spell Power per point in this tree
  • Spell Feather Fall Icon.png The spell Feather Fall is added to the Warlock spellbook as a level 1 spell.


Depravity:

  • When damaging enemies with Eldritch Blast or Spells
    • +1 Depravity
    • Positive Energy are excluded
    • 6.5 Seconds Cooldown
    • Max 10 Depravity
110
  • Warlock 1
Enhancement Tainted Lore Icon.png
Tainted Lore
  • +10% Spell Critical Damage
    • Also applies to Eldritch Blast
  • +1 Spell Penetration
  • +10 Maximum Depravity
  • -1 Second Depravity Cooldown
  • Spell Web Icon.png The spell Web is added to the Warlock spellbook as a level 2 spell.
115
  • Tainted Spellcasting
  • Warlock 3
Enhancement Stanch Icon.png
Stanch

Activation Cost: 7 Depravity
Cooldown: 12 Seconds

Activate:

  • +50% Maximum Hitpoints as Temporary Hit Points
    • Lasts 1 minute
  • -3% Maximum Hit Points
    • Lasts until you Rest
    • Stacks up to 33 times


Passive:

  • +10 Maximum Depravity
  • -1 Second Depravity Cooldown
  • Spell Crushing Despair Icon.png The spell Crushing Despair is added to the Warlock spellbook as a level 3 spell.
1110
  • Tainted Lore
  • Warlock 6
Enhancement Tainted Lore Icon.png
Tainted Lore
  • +20% Spell Critical Damage
    • Also Applies to Eldritch Blast
  • +1 Spell Penetration
  • +10 Maximum Depravity
  • -1 Second Depravity Cooldown
  • Spell Death Ward Icon.png The spell Death Ward is added to the Warlock spellbook as a level 4 spell.
1120
  • Stanch
  • Warlock 12
Enhancement Blood Component Icon.png
Blood Component
  • +10% Eldritch Blast Shapes Attack Speed
  • +10 Maximum Depravity
  • -1 Second Depravity Cooldown
  • -25 Maximum Hit Points
  • Spell Greater Heroism Icon.png The spell Greater Heroism is added to the Warlock spellbook as a level 5 spell.
1130
  • Tainted Lore
  • Warlock 18
Enhancement Heretical Lore Icon.png
Heretical Lore
  • +1d6 Eldritch Blast Damage
  • +30% Spell Critical Damage
  • +4 Charisma
  • +1 Spell Penetration
  • +10 Maximum Depravity
  • -1 Second Depravity Cooldown
  • Spell Energy Drain Icon.png The spell Energy Drain is added to the Warlock spellbook as a level 6 spell.
1140
  • Blood Component
  • Warlock 20
Tier 1 enhancements
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Enhancement Planar Power Icon.png
Planar Power
Rank 1:
  • +30 Spell Points
Rank 2:
  • +60 Spell Points
Rank 3:
  • +90 Spell Points
311
  • Warlock 1
Enhancement Feigned Health Icon.png
Feigned Health
When you cast spells on yourself or allies, gain temporary hit points equal to:
Rank 1:
  • 33% of your Charisma
Rank 2:
  • 66% of your Charisma
Rank 3:
  • 100% of your Charisma
Lasts 3 minutes
311
  • Warlock 1
Spell Command Icon.png
Command
Spell Command Icon.pngSpell-Like Ability:
Command
Metamagic: Embolden, Enlarge, Heighten, Quicken
Cooldown: 5 Seconds

An enemy is commanded to fall to the ground and lie prone. A successful Will save negates this effect.
Metamagic Feats may be used when casting Spell-Like Abilities at no additional cost.
Rank 1:
  • Activation Cost: 3 Depravity
Rank 2:
  • Activation Cost: 2 Depravity
Rank 3:
  • Activation Cost: 1 Depravity
311
  • Warlock 1
Enhancement Strong Pact Icon.png
Strong Pact
  • +1d4 Pact Damage
121
  • Warlock 1
Enhancement Eldritch Focus Icon.png
Eldritch Focus
Rank 1:
  • +1 Spellcraft
  • +1 Concentration
Rank 2:
  • +2 Spellcraft
  • +2 Concentration
Rank 3:
  • +3 Spellcraft
  • +3 Concentration
311
  • Warlock 1
Tier 2 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAction
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Enhancement Utterdark Blast Icon.png
Utterdark Blast

Cooldown: 6 Seconds

Eldritch Essence Stance:

  • Eldritch Blast base damage is now Evil instead of Force
125
  • Warlock 2
Enhancement Eldritch Blast Shape- Chain Icon.png
Eldritch Blast Shape: Chain

Cooldown: 6 Seconds

Eldritch Blast Shape: Toggle:

  • Automatic attack becomes a lightning bolt:
    • Deals Eldritch Blast Damage
    • Jumps to two or more nearby enemies
  • While active:
    • -1 Eldritch Blast Pact damage die
    • Scales with 95% Spell Power
125
  • Warlock 2
Enhancement Stunning Blast Icon.png
Stunning Blast
Enhancement Stunning Blast Icon.pngSpell-Like Ability:
Stunning Blast
Metamagic: Embolden, Maximize, Quicken, Heighten, Intensify
Cooldown: 6 Seconds

Activate: Attack an enemy with an Eldritch Blast that stuns your target into helplessness for 12 seconds on a failed Fortitude saving throw. This damage scales with 150% spell power.
Metamagic Feats may be used when casting Spell-Like Abilities at no additional cost.
Rank 1:
  • Activation Cost: 6 Depravity
Rank 2:
  • Activation Cost: 4 Depravity
Rank 3:
  • Activation Cost: 2 Depravity
315
  • Warlock 2
Enhancement Strong Pact Icon.png
Strong Pact
  • +1d4 Pact Damage
125
  • Strong Pact (Tier 1)
  • Warlock 2
Enhancement Wand and Scroll Mastery 2 Icon.png
Wand and Scroll Mastery
When using a Scroll or Wand:
Rank 1:
  • +25% Healing
  • +25% Damage
  • +1 Save DC
Rank 2:
  • +50% Healing
  • +50% Damage
  • +3 Save DC
Rank 3:
  • +75% Healing
  • +75% Damage
  • +6 Save DC
315
  • Warlock 2
Tier 3 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAction
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Enhancement Faltering Blast Icon.png
Faltering Blast

Cooldown: 6 Seconds

Eldritch Essence Stance:

  • Eldritch Blast attack now slow enemy movement speed by 50%
  • 10% Chance to activate
  • Lasts 6 Seconds
  • Does not effect bosses
1210
  • Utterdark Blast
  • Warlock 3
Enhancement Efficient Heighten Icon.png
Efficient Heighten
Reduce Metamagic Heighten cost by:
Rank 1:
  • -1 Spell Point cost
Rank 2:
  • -2 Spell Point cost
2210
Enhancement Confusion Icon.png
Confusion
Enhancement Confusion Icon.pngSpell-Like Ability:
Confuse Monster
Metamagic: Embolden, Enlarge, Heighten, Quicken

Activate: Target non-boss monster becomes Confused on a failed Will Saving Thrw. Confused monsters attack and are attacked by both monster characters and player characters.
Metamagic Feats may be used when casting Spell-Like Abilities at no additional cost.
Rank 1:
  • Activation Cost: 3 Depravity
  • Cooldown: 12 Seconds
Rank 2:
  • Activation Cost: 2 Depravity
  • Cooldown: 9 Seconds
Rank 3:
  • Activation Cost: 1 Depravity
  • Cooldown: 6 Seconds
3110
  • Warlock 3
Enhancement Strong Pact Icon.png
Strong Pact
  • +1d4 Pact Damage
1210
  • Strong Pact (Tier 2)
  • Warlock 3
Enhancement Charisma Icon.png
Ability Score

Multiple Selection

+1 Charisma or +1 Intelligence
1210
  • Warlock 3
Tier 4 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAction
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Enhancement Penetrating Blast Icon.png
Penetrating Blast

Cooldown: 6 Seconds

Eldritch Essence Stance: While this is active:

  • Eldritch Blast Damage is now Pierce instead of Force
  • +1d6 Eldritch Blast Damage
1220
  • Faltering Blast
  • Warlock 4
Enhancement Steal Life Force Icon.png
Enervating Shadow

Cooldown: 6 Seconds

Eldritch Essence Stance: While this is active:

  • Eldritch Attack becomes seeking
  • Inflicts a Negative Level
    • 10% of the time
  • Scales with 130% Spell Power
1220
  • Warlock 4
Enhancement Bewitching Blast Icon.png
Bewitching Blast
Your Eldritch Blast now can Confuse non-boss monsters.
Rank 1:
  • 3% Chance
Rank 2:
  • 6% Chance
Rank 3:
  • 9% Chance
Lasts 6 Seconds
3120
  • Confusion
  • Warlock 4
Enhancement Strong Pact Icon.png
Strong Pact
  • +1d4 Pact Damage
1220
  • Strong Pact (Tier 3)
  • Warlock 4
Enhancement Charisma Icon.png
Ability Score

Multiple Selection

+1 Charisma or +1 Intelligence
1220
  • Ability Score (Tier 3)
  • Warlock 4
Tier 5 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAction
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Enhancement Eldritch Power Icon.png
Eldritch Power
  • +1d6 Eldritch Blast damage
1230
  • Character Level 12
  • Warlock 5
Enhancement Eldritch Ball Icon.png
Eldritch Ball
Enhancement Eldritch Ball Icon.pngSpell-Like Ability:
Eldritch Ball
Metamagic: Empower, Enlarge, Heighten, Intensify, Maximize, Quicken
Cooldown: 6 Seconds

Project your terror at a distance, exploding in an area, dealing Eldritch Blast damage and effects to nearby enemies. The damage scales with 150% spell power.
Metamagic Feats may be used when casting Spell-Like Abilities at no additional cost.
Rank 1:
  • Activation Cost: 12 Depravity
Rank 2:
  • Activation Cost: 8 Depravity
Rank 3:
  • Activation Cost: 4 Depravity
3130
  • Character Level 12
  • Warlock 5
Enhancement Mass Confusion Icon.png
Mass Confusion
Enhancement Mass Confusion Icon.pngSpell-Like Ability:
Mass Confuse Monster
Metamagic: Embolden, Enlarge, Heighten, Quicken
Cooldown: 30 Seconds

Activate: Target a group of non-boss monsters to become Confused on a failed Will Saving Throw. Confused monsters attack and are attacked by both monster characters and player characters.
Metamagic Feats may be used when casting Spell-Like Abilities at no additional cost.
Rank 1:
  • Activation Cost: 12 Depravity
Rank 2:
  • Activation Cost: 8 Depravity
Rank 3:
  • Activation Cost: 4 Depravity
3130
  • Bewitching Blast
  • Character level 12
  • Warlock 5
Enhancement Spell Focus- Enchantment Icon.png
Spell Focus

Multiple Selection

+2 to Conjuration, Enchantment, Evocation, Illusion or Transmutation
1230
  • Character Level 12
  • Warlock 5
Enhancement Planar Focus Icon.png
Planar Focus
  • +1 to all Spell DCs
1230
  • Character Level 12
  • Warlock 5