Prestige Classes


Malcanthet often refers to her thralls almost lovingly as her favored children. Here are mortal hedonists and seducers who have given their entire lives over to the fulfillment of pleasure and pain. Only when working to subvert the values and morals of the innocent do they turn from this consuming need, and it is said that each emotional and physical climax achieved by these thralls is felt in turn by their lascivious mistress deep in Shendilavri. Thralls of Malcanthet often lead her cults in the Material Plane, but just as often work in secret in the employ of dockside brothels or in the harems of powerful kings. Malcanthet allows only women to become her thralls, for only they can properly transmit the particular thrills and rewards the Queen of Succubus seeks to harvest from the Material Plane.

Bards find it the easiest to become one of Malcanthet's thralls, although clerics and sorcerers are far from uncommon. In cases where clerics or sorcerers don't multiclass, the skill requirements for this prestige class generally prevent them from becoming thralls for a few additional levels. Although the prestige class is primarily suited for spellcasters, rogues and fighters have been known to become thralls of Malcanthet as well. Monks who have turned away from law can make particularly devastating thralls of Malcanthet, since their high unarmored Armor Class and skill at grappling foes works quite well with several of the class' granted powers. Typically, a monk, fighter, or rogue takes a level of sorcerer before entering this prestige class just so they can gain the full advantages the class has to offer.

Hit Die: d6.


To qualify to become a thrall of Malcanthet, a character must fulfill all of the following criteria.

Gender: Female.

Alignment: Chaotic evil.

Skills: Bluff 9 ranks, Diplomacy 9 ranks, Perform (any two) 5 ranks.

Feats: Persuasive, Spell Focus (enchantment), Thrall to Demon (Malcanthet).

Special: Must willingly murder someone who loves you.

Special: Must have permanently lost at least one experience level from a succubus's energy drain attack. Once the thrall gains her first level in this prestige class, restoring this lost level via greater restoration does not adversely affect the character's qualification for this prestige class. As a result, most who seek entry to this prestige class wait until the last possible moment to meet this requirement, so they have enough time to restore the lost level while greater restoration can still help.

Class Skills

The thrall of Malcanthet's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Forgery (Int), Gather Information (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (nobility and royalty) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Knowledge (the planes) (Int), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Speak Language (none), Tumble (Dex), Use Magic Device (Cha), and Use Rope (Dex).

Skill Points at Each Level: 6 + Int modifier.

Table: The Thrall of Malcanthet

Level Base
Special Spellcasting
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Profane beauty, telepathic gaze
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Betrayal +1 level of existing class
3rd +1 +1 +1 +3 Sneak attack +1d6 +1 level of existing class
4th +2 +1 +1 +4 Charming voice +1 level of existing class
5th +2 +1 +1 +4 Draining kiss, sinner's beauty +2
6th +3 +2 +2 +5 Sneak attack +2d6 +1 level of existing class
7th +3 +2 +2 +5 Reflect enchantment +1 level of existing class
8th +4 +2 +2 +6 Dominating voice +1 level of existing class
9th +4 +3 +3 +6 Sneak attack +3d6
10th +5 +3 +3 +7 Sinner's beauty +4, succubus form +1 level of existing class
Class Features

All of the following are class features of the thrall of Malcanthet prestige class.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Thralls of Malcanthet gain Exotic Weapon Proficiency (whip) and Exotic Weapon Proficiency (scourge) as bonus feats.

Spellcasting: At every level save for 1st, 5th, and 9th, a thrall of Malcanthet gains new spells per day as if she had gained a level in a spellcasting class she belonged to before adding the prestige class. She does not gain any other benefits a character of that class would have gained, except for an increased effective level of spellcasting. If she had more than one spellcasting class before becoming a thrall of Malcanthet, she must decide to which class she adds the new level for purposes of determining spells per day.

Profane Beauty (Su): As long as a thrall of Malcanthet wears no armor and wields no shield, she gains a deflection bonus to her Armor Class equal to her Charisma bonus, to a maximum bonus equal to her class level.

Telepathic Gaze (Ex): A thrall of Malcanthet can communicate via telepathy with any creature within 100 feet that meets her gaze. While communicating with a creature in this manner, she can read his surface thoughts as if she had cast detect thoughts and concentrated on the target for 3 rounds. The target can attempt to resist this gaze by making a Will save (DC 10 + the thrall's class level + her Charisma modifier). If she can read the target's surface thoughts, she gains a +5 circumstance bonus on Bluff, Diplomacy, or Intimidate checks made against that opponent.

Betrayal (Su): At 2nd level, a thrall of Malcanthet's attacks are particularly devastating to those who believe her to be an ally. If she ever deals damage to an ally with a weapon or spell, the ally must make a Will saving throw (DC 10 + the thrall's class level + her Charisma modifier) or be stunned for 1d4 rounds.

Sneak Attack (Ex): Beginning at 3rd level, a thrall of Malcanthet deals an extra 1d6 points of damage whenever a foe is denied his Dexterity bonus or is flanked by the thrall. This increases to 2d6 points at 6th level, and 3d6 points at 9th level. If the thrall gets a sneak attack bonus from another source, the bonuses on damage stack.

Charming Voice (Su): At 4th level, the thrall's voice becomes beguiling. She gains a +4 competence bonus on Bluff, Diplomacy, and Intimidate checks, and the save DC for any language-dependant spell she casts gains a +1 profane bonus. Once per day, she may attempt to charm a creature of her same type as a spell-like ability, provided that creature can hear and understand her voice. This otherwise duplicates the effects of charm monster (caster level equals the thrall's class level).

Sinner's Beauty (Su): When a thrall of Malcanthet reaches 5th level, her appearance takes on an otherworldly and arousing beauty. Her Charisma increases by 2 points. At 10th level, her beauty increases even more, increasing her Charisma score by another 2 points.

Draining Kiss (Su): When she becomes 5th level, a thrall of Malcanthet can drain energy from a creature she lures into some act of passion or by simply planting a kiss on the victim. If the target is not willing, she must successfully grapple him first. The kiss bestows a negative level. The victim must succeed on a Fortitude save (DC 10 + the thrall's class level + her Charisma modifier) to remove this negative level. This ability may be used up to three times a day.

Reflect Enchantment (Ex): At 7th level, a thrall of Malcanthet can reflexively reflect enchantment spells that target her and fail to affect her. Up to three times per day as an immediate action, a thrall of Malcanthet who makes her saving throw to resist any spell of the school of enchantment may immediately reflect that spell back at its source, as if she had cast the spell on the target. This defense works only against enchantment spells negated by successful saving throws.

Dominating Voice (Su): At 8th level, the thrall's charming voice becomes more potent. She gains a +8 competence bonus on Bluff, Diplomacy, and Intimidate checks, and the save DC for any language-dependant spell she casts gains a +2 profane bonus. Once per day, she may attempt to dominate a creature of her type as a spell-like ability, provided that creature can hear and understand her voice. This otherwise duplicates the effects of dominate monster (caster level equals the thrall's class level).

Succubus Form (Su): At 10th level, a thrall of Malcanthet gains the supernatural ability to transform into a succubus-like creature once per day. This transformation requires a full-round action and lasts for 1 hour. During this time, the thrall gains the following benefits.

  • +2 Str, +2 Dex, +2 Con, +6 Int, +4 Wis, and +16 Cha.

  • +9 natural armor bonus to her Armor Class.

  • Wings that grant a fly speed of 50 feet (average).

  • Damage reduction 10/cold iron or good.

  • Darkvision 60 ft.

  • Immunity to electricity and poison.

  • Resistance to acid 10, cold 10, and fire 10.

  • Spell resistance 18.

  • She can use her draining kiss ability at will as long as she remains in this form; uses do not count against her regular limit of 3/day.