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Statting Nanoha
« Topic Start: November 06, 2011, 09:26:59 AM »
Pictures from here and here.


General stuff
The flavour differences between Midchildian and Belkan magic are pretty close to those between arcane and divine magic (Ancient Belka was a theocracy, and their spells focus more on melee combat and self-buffs compared to Midchildia's area effects). Likewise, a combo of Divine Metamagic and nightsticks emulates the Belkan cartridge system very well. Intelligent and Armed Devices can be represented by Item Familiars with the Improved Sapience ability, while Unison Devices are (optionally dragonborn) JermlaineMM2 with the Otherworldly feat, the ritual of alignment (evil) from Savage Species and 6 levels of Fiend of PosessionFF. The near-ubiquitous flight and telepathy can be handled by magic items if the character does not have access to the fly spell.

I recommend using these adjustments to some psionic powers if you want to be able to blast all the way through a building in one shot.

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Re: Statting Nanoha
« Reply #1: November 06, 2011, 09:27:12 AM »
Nanoha Takamachi, Ace of Aces
Abilities 1 - Abilities 2
NG Human Psion (kineticist) 17/swordsage 4
Feats: Elder Giant Magic, Favoured Energy (fire)HC, Improved Toughness, Maximise Power, Metapower (Maximised energy bolt)CP, Nonlethal Substitution, Overchannel, Practiced Manifester (psion)CP, Psicrystal Affinity, Psicrystal Containment, Psionic Meditation, Transcend LimitsHC, Twin Power, Widened Power
Equipment: Psionatrix of psychometabolism, Wings of flight
Powers: Damp powerCP, Energy bolt, Energy missile, Energy retort, Entangling ectoplasm, Force screen, Mental barrier, Share pain, Solicit psicrystal, Telekinetic thrust, Vigor

Raging Heart
Psicrystal 21
Feats: Psionic Meditation, Skill Focus (Search, Spot, Use Psionic Device), Wild Talent
Equipment: Crystal mask of detection, Ring of arming, dorje of psionic mystic surgePH2, +1 deep crystal quarterstaff/psicrystal staffHC (w/ wand chamber, setting stone of invigoration, 2x setting stone of power echo, companion stone of far sight), Psychoactive skin of ectoplasmic armour (transferred to master)

Barrier Jacket: Psychoactive skin + Share pain on psicrystal
Divine Shooter/Axel Shooter: Energy missile
Protection: Mental barrier
Divine Buster: Energy bolt
Divine Buster Extension: Widened energy bolt
Flyer Fin/Axel Fin: Wings of flight
Flash Move: Shadow hand manouvers
Cartridge Load: Dorje of psionic mystic surge
Restrict Lock: Entangling ectoplasm
Barrier Burst: Energy retort
Barrel Shot: Telekinetic thrust (used on a creature)
Stardust Fall: Telekinetic thrust (used on objects)
Blaster Mode Starlight Breaker: Activate setting stone of invigoration and dorje of psionic mystic surge, use Transcend Limits to overchannel by four levels (final ML 27). Expend psionic focuses of self and psicrystal to apply Twin Power and Maximise Power to energy bolt (fire). 19 base, Maximise +2, Twin +6 = 304 damage in a 120ft line. Take 15d8 points of backlash damage (shared evenly with psicrystal). Can be further enhanced by charging for up to 3 rounds with Elder Giant Magic, increasing ML by 1 for each round.
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Re: Statting Nanoha
« Reply #2: November 06, 2011, 09:30:09 AM »
Fate Testarossa Harlaoun
Abilities 1 - Abilities 2
LG Duskling Battle sorcerer 9/StormcasterSW 1/Cleric (Celerity, Travel Devotion) 1/Swiftblade 9
Feats: Bonus Essentia, Energy Substitution (electricity), Exotic Weapon Proficiency (two-bladed sword), Item Familiar, Open Chakra (feet), Shape Soulmeld (impulse boots), Storm Magic, Two-Weapon Fighting
Flaws: Shaky
Spells: haste, lightning bolt, sound lance, thunderlanceSpC
Equipment: Bardiche, +1 greater soulbound twilight mithral chain shirt, gloves of the balanced hand, ring of evasion

Item Familiar: Bardiche (+1 throwing returning psychokinetic shocking burst/+1 psychokinetic shocking burst two-bladed sword w/ wand chambers containing wands of lightning bolt and mystic surge)
Special abilities: Improved Sapience

Plasma Lancer: electric scorching ray (Blue Dragon Lineage fits better flavourfully)
Load Cartridge: wand of mystic surge
Scythe form: wield throwing returning end of Bardiche in both hands.
Zanber form/Jet Zanber: thunderlance
Plasma Zanber Smasher: lightning bolt
"Overdrive. Shin Sonic Form.": Shift essentia from chain shirt into racial speed ability, then cast haste.
Riot Blade/Riot Zanber: greater magic weapon


Fate originally had the Improved Familiar and Spell-linked Familiar feats, but retrained them some time between A's and StrikerS - hence Arf reverted to a weaker form and stopped aiding her in battle.

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Re: Statting Nanoha
« Reply #3: November 06, 2011, 09:30:45 AM »
Yuuno Scrya
Hengeyokai (weasel) sorcerer 15/Argent savant 3
Feats: Arcane Thesis (wall of force), Spell focus (abjuration), Quicken Spell
Traits: Spellgifted (abjuration)

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Re: Statting Nanoha
« Reply #4: November 06, 2011, 09:31:49 AM »
Hayate Yagami, Mistress of the Night Sky
Abilities
NG Human Archivist 20
Feats: Cold Spell Specialisation, Elder Giant Magic, Energy Substitution (cold), Enlarge Spell, Frozen Magic, Iron WillB, Leadership, Piercing Cold, Primitive Caster, Reserves of Strength, Snowcasting, Southern Magician, Versatile Spellcaster
Flaws: Meager Fortitude, Shaky
Skills: Use Magic Device
Equipment: Ankh of ascension, Horizon goggles, Ioun Stone (orange prism), Otyugh hole, Schwertkreuz (Runestaff of frost/Rod of elemental might (water)CM), Ring of arming, Wings of flying

Diabolic Emission: Wings of flurry or Circle of death
Atem des Eises: Otiluke's freezing sphere
Hraesvelgr: Energy substituted (cold) meteor swarm (has up to 2,280ft range)
Misteltein: Flesh to stone
Ragnarok:

Hayate takes longer to cast her spells than other casters, and needs both a chanted aria and to have the Book of the Night Sky at hand - this is represented by Snowcasting (which requires a move action to gather snow) and Elder Giant Magic, and Primitive Caster to add verbal and material focus components. This also represents her immense power. :p (her CL can get as high as 29).

For spells which appear on the wu jen's Water list she can use her Rod of Elemental Might to increase the CL by an additional +2 if she succeeds on a DC 26 Use Magic Device check. Her Ankh of Ascension can boost it by +4 3/day. Reserves of Strength can increase it by +3 in exchange for stunning, while also removing damage caps. So her maximum CL is 38.

Her lack of low-level magic is represented by Versatile Spellcaster (combine two spell slots into one a level higher) - the spontaneous casting requirement is handled by her runestaff.

As a "mage knight", Hayate has the Southern Magician feat to represent her combination of Belkan and Midchildian magic. This also qualifies her for the Attain Familiar and Improved Familiar feats, if you want Zafira for some reason. (Zafira: *sobs silently*)


Reinforce Zwei (cohort)
Jermlaine (ritual of alignment) Cleric (Knowledge, Winter) 12/Fiend of Possession 6
NG Tiny Outsider (evil)
Feats: Cold Focus, Educated, Greater Cold Focus, Knowledge Devotion, Otherworldly
Spells: Enlarge person(?) - needs something that works on Outsiders

While Hayate has the Frostburn feats which make cold spells stronger, Rein has the ones which make them harder to avoid. Hayate is "a total clutz" without Rein. She is also not as useful possessing characters who do not specialise in cold magic, though they should still find the +5 attack/damage from Knowledge Devotion welcome.

If Rein having the ability to speak to rats weirds you out, apply the dragonborn template. This also lets her pick up a fly speed.

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Re: Statting Nanoha
« Reply #5: November 06, 2011, 09:33:30 AM »
Signum
Abilities
LG Human Cleric (Celerity, War) 15/Ordained champion 5
Feats: Divine Metamagic, Combat Expertise, Divine Might, Divine Shield, Empower Spell, Holy WarriorCC, Leadership
Equipment: Greatreach bracers, Levantine, +5 light shield w/ weapon sheath

Item Familiar: Levantine (+5 swordbow w/ greater arcane might augment crystal + wand chamber containing wand of stretch weapon)

Shiden Issen: Flame strike channeled through melee attack
Karyuu Issen: Flame strike
Schlangenform: Activate greatreach bracers and/or wand of stretch weapon
Hiryuu Issen: Activate greatreach bracers and divine might, followed by flame strike channeled through melee attack
Bogenform: Switch swordbow to longbow form
Panzergeist: Ordained champion's Divine Bulwark ability


Agito (cohort)
Jermlaine (ritual of alignment) Psion (kineticist) 4/Pyrokineticist 8/Fiend of Possession 6
LG Tiny Outsider (evil)
Feats: Item Familiar, Otherworldly, Practiced Manifester (psion), Privileged Energy (fire)CP, Psionic Weapon
Powers: Expansion

As with Rein, consider applying the dragonborn (wings) template.

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Re: Statting Nanoha
« Reply #6: November 06, 2011, 09:37:27 AM »
Vita
Abilities
CG Dream dwarf (major titan bloodline) Cleric (Wrath [Strength Devotion], Destruction Devotion) 1/Barbarian 1/Crusader 15
Feats: Awesome SmiteCC, Divine Might, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (orc shotput), Extra Smiting, Point Blank Shot, Power Attack, Rapid Shot
Spells: rhino's rush
Equipment: Graf Eisen, 5x +1 orc shotput of returning

Item Familiar: Graf Eisen (+5 brutal surge warhammer of sizing)

Schwalbe Fliegen: Rapid Shot full attack with Orc shotput
Gigantform: Use sizing enchantment to grow Graf Eisen to Gargantuan size.

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Re: Statting Nanoha
« Reply #7: November 06, 2011, 09:38:07 AM »
Subaru Nakajima
Abilities
Warforged Barbarian 1/Cleric 1/Psychic warrior 1/Duskblade 13/Sonicrager (variant frostrager) 2

Domains: Strength (devotion), Travel (devotion)
Feats: Divine Might, Improved Unarmed Strike, Item Familiar, Mad Foam Rager, Power Attack, Sonic Berserker, Superior Unarmed Strike, Unarmoured Body, Up the Walls
Flaws: Shaky, Vulnerable
Equipment: +4 chain shirt, +4 suppression manifester adamantine battlefist, Mach Calibur, Ring of arming, Ring of force shield, Belka-type cartridges (nightsticks, stored in compartment in battlefist)
Powers: burst

Item familiar: Mach Calibur (Boots of skating and continuous ML1 wall of ectoplasm)
Greater power: Gear Excellion (haste 3/day), Increased Sapience, Lesser power (detect magic at will)

Wingroad: Shape wall of ectoplasm into a platform beneath the character's feet. This can be combine with Up the Walls to gain height quickly.

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Re: Statting Nanoha
« Reply #8: November 06, 2011, 09:41:54 AM »
Teana Lanstar
Abilities
LG Human Soulknife 9/Rogue 1/Soulbow 4/Beguiler 6
Feats: Improved Feint, Martial Stance (assassin's stance), Martial Study (shadow garotte), Practiced Spellcaster (beguiler), Psionic Shot, Shadow Trickster, Spell Focus (illusion)
Equipment: Mind blade gauntlets

Crossfire Shoot: Bladewind


Alternate build:
LG Human Rogue 1/Wizard 5/Gun Mage 8/Swordsage 4
Feats: Craft Magic Arms and Armor, Improved Feint, Point Blank Shot, Practiced Spellcaster (wizard), Shadow Trickster, Spell Focus (illusion), Two-Weapon Fighting
Spells: channeled pyroburst, disintegrate, greater mirror image, hold monster, invisibility, magic missile, mirror image, mislead, project image, scorching ray, silent image, shatter, swift fly
Manouvers: Dancing MongooseTC, Feigned OpeningSS, Flesh RipperTC, Shadow NooseSH
Stances: Assassin's StanceSH
Equipment: +5 force precise quick-loading magic gun (pistol), +1 force precise quick-loading hand crossbow, Gloves of the balanced hand, Horizon goggles, Metamagic rod (empower), Ring of arming

Anchor Shot: swift fly
Barret-F: magic missile
Cross Fire Shoot: (Empowered) scorching ray
Fake Silhouette: silent image, mirror image or greater mirror image
Optic Hide: invisibility
Variable Shoot/Variable Barret: force property on magic gun
Phantom Blazer: channeled pyroburst
Restrict Lock: hold monster
Shooting Silhouette: project image
Starlight Breaker: Empowered disintegrate
Stun Barret: Shadow Noose

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Re: Statting Nanoha
« Reply #9: November 06, 2011, 09:43:11 AM »
Caro Ru Lushe
Abilities

Strongheart halfling Cleric (Summoner, Divine Magician) 17/Bard 3
Feats: Bloodline of FirePGtF, Dragon Cohort, Initiate of MililCoV, Practiced Spellcaster (cleric), Quicken Spell, Skill Focus (Handle Animal), Song of the HeartECS, Words of CreationBoED
Flaws: Non-combatant
Spells: Buffs and some battlefield control, only one or two low-level offensive spells. Also, gate.

Friedrich
Young gold dragon (wyrm of war archetype) Warlock 1

Fried can use his Alternate Form ability to take the form of a huitzil (a Tiny, dragonlike animal from Dragon Magic). Warlock lets him spit little fireballs even in this form.

Twin Boost: Quicken Spell
"Dragon Mount Summon... VOLTAAAAAAIRE!!!": Cast gate to summon a three-headed great wyrm gold dragon with 48HD (the combination of the Summoner domain and the Bloodline of Fire feat give your Conjuration [Calling, Fire] spells a caster level of 24)

Thanks to Initiate of Milil, Caro has the bardic music options of a 20th-level bard. She can increase their power with Song of the Heart and Words of Creation.