Escalation Mage

Many know the tale of the shadow of Aureon, god of law and knowledge, coming into a life of its own as an evil deity. According to legend, the unholy divestiture was the price Aureon paid to master the arcane arts. Millenia later, mortals who walk the path of the escalation mage still benefit from Aureon’s sacrifice. By giving themselves over to the Shadow and focusing on the dark side of magic, these arcane spellcasters learn how to “bargain” with their god to make their spells more effective-for a price.

It is an ongoing dialogue. Such devotees must entreat the Shadow for aid before casting every spell they wish to enhance, and success is not guaranteed. As a general rule, the more control the caster has over magic, the greater the likelihood of maintaining that control. Yet even tried and true incantations can take unexpected tolls on occassion, as a boosted spell becomes too much to handle. This process of arcane enhancement through silent prayer is known as “escalation”, and while the rewards can be potentially great, few arcanists are quite so faithful as to risk life and limb merely for the possibility of greater efficacy. Those who take these risks are known as escalation mages, and if they survive their early years, they can grow into the most powerful mages to walk the face of Eberron.

Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Ref Will Special 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1st + 0 + 0 + 0 + 2 Cantrips, Hex, Patron Spells, Familiar 3 1
2nd + 1 + 0 + 0 + 3 Hex 4 2
3rd + 1 + 1 + 1 + 3 4 2 1
4th + 2 + 1 + 1 + 4 Hex 4 3 2
5th + 2 + 1 + 1 + 4 4 3 2 1
6th + 3 + 2 + 2 + 5 Hex 4 3 3 2
7th + 3 + 2 + 2 + 5 4 4 3 2 1
8th + 4 + 2 + 2 + 6 Hex 4 4 3 3 2
9th + 4 + 3 + 3 + 6 4 4 4 3 2 1
10th + 5 + 3 + 3 + 7 Hex, Major Hex 4 4 4 3 3 2
11th + 5 + 3 + 3 + 7 4 4 4 4 3 2 1
12th + 6/+ 1 + 4 + 4 + 8 Hex 4 4 4 4 3 3 2
13th + 6/+ 1 + 4 + 4 + 8 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 1
14th + 7/+ 2 + 4 + 4 + 9 Hex 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2
15th + 7/+ 2 + 5 + 5 + 9 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 1
16th + 8/+ 3 + 5 + 5 + 10 Hex 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2
17th + 8/+ 3 + 5 + 5 + 10 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 1
18th + 9/+ 4 + 6 + 6 + 11 Hex, Grand Hex 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2
19th + 9/+ 4 + 6 + 6 + 11 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3
20th + 10/+ 5 + 6 + 6 + 12 Hex 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Escalation Mage

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