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Tainted Scholar Tree

From DDO Compendium
Tree For: Warlock
Unlock
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Tainted Scholar Tree.png
Overview
Core enhancements


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Enhancement Tainted Spellcasting Icon.png
Tainted Spellcasting

Activation Cost: 10 Depravity
Cooldown: 1 Minute

  • You gain 1 Depravity each time you damage enemies with Eldritch last or spells (except with Positive Energy).
    • You can gain 1 Depravity every 6.5 seconds
    • Each additional trained Tainted Scholar Core enhancement reduces this cooldown by 1 second, to a minimum of 1.5 seconds
    • You can have up to 10 Depravity, which disappears on rest, death or entering public space.
  • Activate:
    • +25 Universal Spell Power
    • +2 bonus to all Spell DCs
    • Lasts 20 seconds
  • Passive:
    • Each point spent in Tainted Scholar provides +0.75 Universal Spell Power
    • Spell Feather Fall Icon.png The spell Feather Fall is added to the Warlock spellbook as a level 1 spell.
110
  • Warlock 1
Enhancement Tainted Lore Icon.png
Tainted Lore
  • +10% Spell Critical Damage
  • +1 Spell Penetration
    • This also applies to criticals with Eldritch Blast
  • +10 Maximum Depravity
  • 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:
    • Gain temporary hit points equal to 50% of your maximum hitpoints
    • Lasts 1 minute
    • -3% maximum hit points until you rest
    • stacks up to 330 times
  • Passive:
    • +10 Maximum Depravity
    • 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
    • This also applies to criticals with Eldritch Blast
  • +1 Spell Penetration
  • +10 Maximum Depravity
  • 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
  • Your Eldritch Blast Shapes attack 10% faster
  • +10 Maximum Depravity
  • -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
  • Your Eldritch Blast deals 1d6 damage
  • +30% Spell Critical Damage
  • +4 Charisma
  • +1 Spell Penetration
  • +10 Maximum Depravity
  • 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 of allies, You grant temporary hit points equal to:
Rank 1:
  • 33% of your Charisma
Rank 2:
  • 66% of your Charisma
Rank 3:
  • 100% of your Charisma
Lasts for 3 minutes
311
  • Warlock 1
Spell Command Icon.png
Command
Cooldown: 5 Seconds
Spell Command Icon.png Spell-Like Ability: Command
You may use Metamagic Feats 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 with Eldritch Blast
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
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Enhancement Utterdark Blast Icon.png
Utterdark Blast

Cooldown: 6 Seconds

  • Eldritch Essence Stance:
    • You Eldritch Blast base damage is no Evil instead of Force
Evil Damage from spells is usually boosted by alignment-based Spell Power, and normally deals full damage to enemies regardless of enemy alignment, through particular enemies may have special defenses.
125
  • Warlock 2
Enhancement Eldritch Blast Shape- Chain Icon.png
Eldritch Blast Shape: Chain

Cooldown: 6 Seconds

Eldritch Blast Shape:

  • Toggle on to turn your automatic attack into a ranged magical bolt dealing Eldritch Blast damage, which them jumps to two or more nearby enemies.
  • While active:
    • You have -1 Eldritch Blast Pact damage die
    • This spell scales with 95% Spell Power
125
  • Warlock 2
Enhancement Stunning Blast Icon.png
Stunning Blast
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.
  • Scales with 150% Spell Power
  • This is considered a level 4 Evocation SLA.
  • Metamagic: Empower, Maximize, Quicken, Heighten, Intensify
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 with Eldritch Blast
125
  • Strong Pact (Tier 1)
  • Warlock 2
Enhancement Wand and Scroll Mastery 2 Icon.png
Wand and Scroll Mastery
Increases the effectiveness of your wands, scrolls, and other items that cast spells.
Rank 1:
  • +25% healing and damage
  • +1 Save DC to offensive Wands
Rank 2:
  • +50% healing and damage
  • +2 Save DC to offensive Wands
Rank 3:
  • +75% healing and damage
  • +3 Save DC to offensive Wands
315
  • Warlock 2
Tier 3 enhancements
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Enhancement Faltering Blast Icon.png
Faltering Blast

Cooldown: 6 Seconds

  • Eldritch Essence Stance:
    • Your Eldritch Blast attacks have 10% chance to slow enemy movement speed by 50% for 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
  • Heighten Spell Feat
  • Warlock 3
Enhancement Confusion Icon.png
Confusion
Activate: Targeted non-boss monster becomes Confused on a failed Will Saving Throw
  • Confused monsters attack and are attacked by both monster characters and player characters
  • This is considered an Enchantment SLA.
  • Metamagic: Quicken, Heighten, Enlarge, Embolded
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 with Eldritch Blast
1210
  • Strong Pact (Tier 2)
  • Warlock 3
Increase Ability (Charisma-Intelligence) Icon.png
Increase Ability

Select from one of the following:

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

Cooldown: 6 Seconds

  • Eldritch Essence Stance:
    • Your Eldritch Blast base damage is now Pierce instead of Force
    • You gain 1d6 base Eldritch Blast damage
1220
  • Faltering Blast
  • Warlock 4
Enhancement Steal Life Force Icon.png
Enervating Shadow

Cooldown: 6 Seconds

  • Eldritch Essence Stance:
    • Your basic attack seeks out enemies
    • Inflicts a negative level 10% of the time
    • Your Eldritch Blast damage scales with 130% Spell Power
1220
  • Warlock 4
Enhancement Bewitching Blast Icon.png
Bewitching Blast
Rank 1:
  • Your Eldritch Blast has a 3% chance to Confuse non-boss monsters for 6 seconds
Rank 2:
  • Your Eldritch Blast has a 6% chance to Confuse non-boss monsters for 6 seconds
Rank 3:
  • Your Eldritch Blast has a 9% chance to Confuse non-boss monsters for 6 seconds
3120
  • Confusion
  • Warlock 4
Enhancement Strong Pact Icon.png
Strong Pact
  • +1d4 Pact damage with Eldritch Blast
1220
  • Strong Pact (Tier 3)
  • Warlock 4
Increase Ability (Charisma-Intelligence) Icon.png
Increase Ability

Select from one of the following:

  • Enhancement Charisma Icon.png Charisma: +1 Charisma
  • Enhancement Intelligence Icon.png Intelligence: +1 Intelligence
1220
  • Increased Ability (Tier 3)
  • Warlock 4
Tier 5 enhancements
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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
Cooldown: 6 Seconds
Activate: Project your terror at a distance, exploding in an area, dealing Eldritch Blast damage and effects to nearby enemies
Rank 1:
  • Activation Cost: 12 Depravity
Rank 2:
  • Activation Cost: 8 Depravity
Rank 3:
  • Activation Cost: 4 Depravity
Scales with 150% Spell Power
3130
  • Character Level 12
  • Warlock 5
Enhancement Mass Confusion Icon.png
Mass Confusion
Cooldown: 30 Seconds
Activate: A group of non-boss monsters each become Confused on a failed Will Saving Throw
  • Confused monsters attack and are attacked by both monster characters and player characters
  • This is considered an Enchantment SLA.
  • Metamagic: Quicken, Heighten, Enlarge, Embolden
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

Choose a spell focus:

  • Enhancement Spell Focus- Conjuration Icon.png Conjuration: +2 bonus to your Conjuration Spell DCs
  • Enhancement Spell Focus- Enchantment Icon.png Enchantment: +2 bonus to your Enchantment Spell DCs
  • Enhancement Spell Focus- Evocation Icon.png Evocation: +2 bonus to your Evocation Spell DCs
  • Enhancement Spell Focus- Illusion Icon.png Illusion: +2 bonus to your Illusion Spell DCs
  • Enhancement Spell Focus- Transmutation Icon.png Transmutation: +2 bonus to your Transmutation Spell DCs
1330
  • Character Level 12
  • Warlock 5
Enhancement Planar Focus Icon.png
Planar Focus
  • +1 to all Spell DCs
1230
  • Character Level 12
  • Warlock 5