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List of epic classes/PrCs by feat progression
« on: March 09, 2019, 01:20:04 AM »
This is a list of all epic-extended base classes, epic-extended nonepic PrCs, and epic PrCs, sorting according to their bonus feat progression. This is a meaningful way to sort classes because so much of epic power is tied up in epic feats (though, of course, the list from which the feats are selected has a lot to do with the power thus granted).

Unless noted otherwise, all classes mentioned here that grant bonus feats every Nth level grant the first one at the Nth level into epic progression (20+N for base classes, 10+N for nonepic PrCs, N for epic PrCs).

The main section is for epic content that is - at least in theory - 3.5, though it may be an extension of something which is 3.0. There is a section at the end for unupdated 3.0 content.

EI = the Epic Insights column on WotC's site. EIC = the Epic Insights Compilation, which updated all 3.0 Epic Insights. If a source is not listed, the relevant class/PrC is in either the Epic Level Handbook itself or the 3.5 revision booklet.



Extended base classes:

1 feat/2 levels: Epic Fighter, Epic Samurai* (EIC), Epic Incarnate (MoI), Epic Totemist (MoI), Epic Eidolon (EI: Epic Ghostwalk)

1 feat/3 levels: Epic Bard, Epic Cleric, Epic Paladin, Epic Ranger, Epic Sorcerer, Epic Wizard, Epic Shugenja (EIC), Epic Sohei (EIC), Epic Psion (EPH), Epic Psychic Warrior* (EPH), Epic Soulknife (EPH), Epic Warmage (CArc), Epic Wu Jen (CArc), Epic Ardent (CPsi), Epic Erudite (CPsi), Epic Soulborn (MoI), Epic Eidoloncer (EI: Epic Ghostwalk), Epic Favored Soul (EI: Epic Miniatures Handbook), Epic Healer (EI: Epic Miniatures Handbook), Epic Marshal (EI: Epic Miniatures Handbook), Epic Warlock (EI: Epic Warlock Feats), Epic Binder (Dragon 363)

1 feat/4 levels: Epic Barbarian, Epic Druid, Epic Rogue, Epic Shaman (EIC), Epic Lurk** (CPsi)

1 feat/5 levels: Epic Monk

No bonus epic feats: Epic Wilder (EPH), Epic Divine Mind (CPsi)

*First epic feat at 21st
**First epic feat at 22nd

Note: The Samurai was substantially revised in 3.5 and the EIC epic progression doesn't fit very well.


Extended nonepic PrCs:

1 feat/2 levels: Epic Hospitaler (EIC), Epic Bladesinger (EIC), Epic Thief-Acrobat (EIC), Epic Tempest (EIC), Epic Gatecrasher (EIC), Epic Pyrokineticist (EIC), Epic Slayer* (EIC), Epic Mindknight (EIC), Epic Eye of Horus-Re (FR-PGtF), Epic Hammer of Moradin (FR-PGtF), Epic Hathran (FR-PGtF)

1 feat/3 levels: Epic Blackguard, Epic Duelist, Epic Loremaster, Epic Shadowdancer, Epic Master Samurai (EIC), Epic Ninja of the Crescent Moon (EIC), Epic Weapon Master (EIC), Epic Spymaster (EIC), Epic Temple Raider of Olidammara (EIC), Epic Animal Lord* (EIC), Epic Bloodhound (EIC), Epic Divine Agent (EIC), Epic Planar Champion (EIC), Epic Planeshifter (EIC), Epic Mage-Killer (EIC), Epic Dreadmaster (EIC), Epic Stormlord (EIC), Epic Berserk (EIC), Epic Metamind (EIC), Epic Crystalsinger (EIC), Epic Diamond Warrior* (EIC), Epic Meditant** (EIC), Epic Psychic Weapon Master** (EIC), Epic Dungeon Delver (CAdv), Epic Holy Liberator (CDiv), Epic Frenzied Berserker (CWar), Epic Incantatrix (FR-PGtF), Epic Justiciar of Tyr (FR-PGtF), Epic Morninglord of Lothander (FR-PGtF), Epic Runecaster (FR-PGtF), Epic Shaaryan Hunter (FR-PGtF), Epic Warrior Skald (EI: Epic Races of Faerun), Epic Iaijutsu Master (EI: Epic Swordfighters), Epic Shifter (EI: Epic Shapechangers), Epic Verdant Lord** (EI: Epic Shapechangers)

1 feat/4 levels: Epic Arcane Archer, Epic Arcane Trickster, Epic Assassin, Epic Dragon Disciple (3.5 update), Epic Eldritch Knight, Epic Horizon Walker, Epic Cavalier (EIC), Epic Devoted Defender (EIC), Epic Templar** (EIC), Epic Warpriest (EIC), Epic Acolyte of the Skin** (EIC), Epic Elemental Savant (EIC), Epic Spellsword** (EIC), Epic Deepwood Sniper (EIC), Epic Guild Wizard of Waterdeep*** (EIC), Epic Dweomerkeeper*** (EIC), Epic Diabolist (EIC), Epic Crystal Master (EIC), Epic Shadow Mind (EIC), Epic Mage of the Arcane Order (CArc), Epic Monk of the Long Death (FR-PGtF), Epic Shadow Adept (FR-PGtF), Epic Deathwarden Chanter (EI: Epic Ghostwalk), Epic Sword Dancer (EI: Epic Swordfighters)

1 feat/5 levels: Epic Dwarven Defender, Epic Red Wizard, Epic Dragon Disciple (EIC), Epic Constructor (EIC), Epic Sangehirn (EIC), Epic Arboreal Guardian (EI: Epic Ghostwalk)

1 feat/6 levels: Epic Mystic Theurge

No bonus epic feats: Epic Illithid Savant (EIC)

*First epic feat at 11th
**First epic feat at 12th
***First epic feat at 13th

Notes A: Thief-Acrobat and Tempest were revised to only have five levels in 3.5, rendering them ineligible for epic progression. Spymaster was revised to only have seven levels in 3.5, rendering it ineligible for epic progression. Bladesinger, Animal Lord, Metamind and Pyrokineticist were substantially revised in 3.5 and the EIC epic progressions don't fit very well. Cavalier, Hospitaler, Warpriest, Acolyte of the Skin, Elemental Savant, Spellsword, Temple Raider of Olidammara, Bloodhound, Dweomerkeeper and Stormlord were somewhat revised in 3.5 and the EIC epic progressions don't fit perfectly. The Dragon Disciple was somewhat revised in 3.5 and given an epic progression in the update booklet; the EIC acknowledges this, but provides an alternate progression intended for the original version of the PrC.

Notes B: Epic Illithid Savant has no bonus feats per se, but continues to eat victims' feats. Epic Justiciar of Tyr has a text-table disagreement; the table shows it starting at 13th but the text starts it at 12th. Epic Iaijutsu Master has a text-table disagreement; the table shows it starting at 13th but the text starts it at 14th.


Epic PrCs:

1 feat/3 levels: Guardian Paramount*, Master Arcane Artisan (EIC), Worldwalker** (EI: Epic Races of Faerun)

1 feat/4 levels: High Proselytizer, Warlord of Utterdark (EIC), Spellfire Hierophant (FR-PGtF)****, Athasian Dragon** (Dragon 339)

1 feat/5 levels: Agent Retriever, Cosmic Descryer, Legendary Dreadnought, Perfect Wight

1 feat/10 levels: Divine Emissary***

No bonus feats: Epic Infiltrator, Union Sentinel, Celestial Paragon (EIC), Void Incarnate (EIC), Netherese Arcanist (FR-PGtF)

*First bonus feat at 1st
**First bonus feat at 2nd
***First bonus feat at 6th
****Only twice (4th and 8th) by RAW

Notes: Athasian Dragon is a ten-level PrC. Netherese Arcanist is a five-level PrC.


Unupdated 3.0 Epic material:

1 feat/3 levels: Perfected One (Dragon 297)

1 feat/4 levels: Soulreaver (Dragon 297), Stalwart Warden (Dragon 297), Unholy Ravager (Dragon 297), World Guardian (Dragon 297), Ordinator (Dragon 308)

1 feat/5 levels: Elven High Mage (RoF), Arcane Lord* (Dragon 297), Bow Master (Dragon 297)

1 feat/10 levels: Shadar Sentinel** (Dragon 297)

No bonus epic feats: Empowered (Dragon 308)

*First bonus feat at 1st
**First bonus feat at 5th

Notes: Elven High Mage is apparently a ten-level PrC. Ordinator isn't particularly clear about whether the bonus feats it grants can be epic or not.
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Re: [WIP] List of epic classes/PrCs by feat progression
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 04:27:04 PM »
Here's the last extended Epic topic thread :
http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=16432.0

Post #17 has that updated list.  But there's plenty of info.
Some of the posters aren't around anymore, or are very rare.
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Re: [WIP] List of epic classes/PrCs by feat progression
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 07:17:44 PM »
Here's the last extended Epic topic thread :
http://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=16432.0

Post #17 has that updated list.  But there's plenty of info.
Some of the posters aren't around anymore, or are very rare.

I already have everything from there. However, it does not include Dragon (even after it was reabsorbed by WotC). Hence my note about Dragon being something I am likely to have missed.

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Re: [WIP] List of epic classes/PrCs by feat progression
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 05:36:36 AM »
Okay, I've skimmed all Dragons that could have Epic content (297 through 363) and found basically just the Epic Binder. I've also added the Incarnum classes.

So, to recap, these are the sources of Epic classes I've found and included:

Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (obsolete and superseded by Epic Level Handbook)
Epic Level Handbook (updated to 3.5 in 3.5 update booklet)
Races of Faerun
Various Epic Insights (superseded by Epic Insights Compilation)
Dragon Magazine #297
Dragon Magazine #308

---3rd -> 3.5 edition change---

3.5 update booklet
Epic Insights Compilation
Expanded Psionics Handbook
Complete Adventurer
Complete Arcane
Complete Divine
Complete Psionic
Complete Warrior
Magic of Incarnum
Forgotten Realms: Player's Guide to Faerun
Epic Insights: Epic Ghostwalk (July 4; I'm not 100% sure but I think this is 3.5 territory)
Epic Insights: Epic Races of Faerun
Epic Insights: Epic Swordfighters
Epic Insights: Epic Shapechangers
Epic Insights: Epic Miniatures Handbook
Epic Insights: Epic Warlock Feats
Dragon Magazine #339
Dragon Magazine #363

If anybody has any corrections or additions to this list, please come forward. I'll be asking for this to be moved in a couple of days.