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Radiant pyrearchs are combat leaders and tacticians who call upon their fiery ancestry to aid them. Radiant pyrearchs are generally energetic, proactive leaders who fight in the heat of battle rather than remaining at the rear and directing their allies. Most radiant pyrearchs are warlords, but there are also radiant pyrearchs who start as paladins.


  • Phoe-Kun or Fire subtype
  • Journeyman of either Diplomacy or Intimidate, and Apprentice of the other
  • Pyrrhic Victory feat
  • Tactical Leadership +2 or Smite 2/day
  • BAB +7

Class Progression

Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special Auras
1st +0 +0 +2 +1 Pyrearch Presence -
2nd +1 +0 +3 +1 Imbued Flame +1 level of existing aura-granting class
3rd +2 +1 +3 +2 - +1 level of existing aura-granting class
4th +3 +1 +4 +2 Heroism -
5th +3 +1 +4 +3 Body of Fire +1 level of existing aura-granting class
6th +4 +2 +5 +3 Broaden Aura +1 level of existing aura-granting class
7th +5 +2 +5 +3 Legendary Hero -
8th +6 +2 +6 +4 Lead by Example +1 level of existing aura-granting class
9th +6 +3 +6 +4 Phoenixflame Retribution +1 level of existing aura-granting class
10th +7 +3 +7 +5 Pyrearch Form +1 level of existing aura-granting class

Class Features

HD: d8

Proficiencies: A radiant pyrearch gains no weapon or armor proficiencies.

Skills: A radiant pyrearch is trained in the Noble skill set and any one of the following skill sets: Adventurer, Courtesan, Diplomat, Guard, Knight, Merchant, Proselytizer, Socialite, Thug, or Warrior.

Prowess: A radiant pyrearch gains 4 prowess per level.

Auras: At every level except 1st, 4th, and 7th, a radiant pyrearch gains new auras as if she had also gained a level in a aura-emanating class (such as a warlord or a paladin) she belonged to before adding the prestige class. She does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained, except for an increased effective level for her auras. If she had more than one aura-emanating class before becoming a radiant pyrearch, she must decide to which class she adds the new level for purposes of determining auras known and their effectiveness.

Pyrearch Presence (Su): A radiant pyrearch's Pyrrhic Victory aura is continually active and does not impede her ability to have other auras of command active. In addition, a radian pyrearch adds her Charisma modifier to damage dealt by her Pyrrhic Victory aura.

Imbued Flame (Su): Starting at second level, when you target an ally with your Alacrity, Motivation, or Mercurial Action abilities (or include them in the Legion's versions, where applicable), that ally deals extra fire damage equal to your hero value on weapon and spell damage rolls until the end of your next turn.

Heroism (Sp): Starting at fourth level, a radiant pyrearch increases her hero value by one. In addition, she gains the ability to cast heroism as a spell-like ability a number of times per day equal to her Charisma modifier. She substitutes her hero value for her caster level.

Body of Fire (Ex): Starting at fifth level, a radiant pyrearch gains the Fire subtype and all effects that go along with it. Should the radiant pyrearch already possess the Fire subtype when gaining this ability, they instead gain Resist (Cold) 20.

Broaden Aura (Su): Starting at sixth level, a radiant pyrearch may designate one aura effect she is currently generating as a broadened aura: double the radius of this aura. Switching which aura is broadened is a move action.

Legendary Hero (Ex): Starting at seventh level, a radiant pyrearch adds her Charisma modifier to her hero value.

Lead by Example (Su): Starting at eighth level, a radiant pyrearch's ability to lead magnifies: allies affected by one of her auras of leadership may substitute her hero value for theirs if it would be beneficial to do so.

Phoenixflame Retribution (Su): Starting at ninth level, a radiant pyrearch gains the ability to be reborn similar to a phoenix. Once per week, when killed, the radiant pyrearch can instead choose to explode, dealing 15d8 fire to all creatures in 60' radius (Reflex half, DC 10 + the radiant pyrearch's hero value + her Charisma modifier). The radiant pyrearch reforms in 1 minute in the location she exploded, cleansed of any status conditions or ongoing spell effects (even beneficial ones), but still with her equipment. She is also restored to half her maximum hit points.

Pyrearch Form (Su): At tenth level, a radiant pyrearch reaches her fiery apotheosis. As a move action, she may assume form of a phoenix. While in this form, she loses her physical ability scores. Instead, she uses the physical statistics and racial abilities of a phoenix. She gains the natural and preternatural abilities of a phoenix, but does not gain a phoenix's extraordinary, supernatural, or spell-like abilities. She retains all feats, racial features, and class features of her original form. Any non-weapon equipment she carries molds to fit her new form: weapons instead mold into her new form, and she may choose one such weapon to imbue her new natural attacks with its properties.

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