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Paragon of beauty John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) Title Echo and Narcissus Date 1903
John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) Title Echo and Narcissus Date 1903

Originally Posted by Shadowfoot of the Wizards Community forums.

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Sometimes, beauty is not simply in the eye of the beholder. It is a tangible power, a radiant energy that burns deeper than skin. Paragons of beauty couple their own natural beauty with magical power to become exquisite creatures of inescapable, entrancing power.


To qualify to become a paragon of beauty, a character must fulfill all the following criteria.

Race: Any fey or humanoid.
Skills: Bluff 6, Diplomacy 8, Perform 2.
Feats: Alluring, Attractive, Persuasive.
Spells: The character must have the Beauty Domain, dabble in Mirrors or Seduction, or be able to cast the following spells without preparation: Charm Person, Eagle’s splendor, Enthrall, and Light.

Game Rule Information Paragons of beauty have the following game statistics.
Hit Die: d6
Class Skills: The paragon of beauty’s class skills are Appraise (Intelligence), Bluff (Charisma), Concentration (Constitution), Craft (Intelligence), Diplomacy (Charisma), Gather Information (Charisma), Handle Animal (Charisma), Heal (Wisdom), Perform (Charisma), Profession (Wisdom), Sense Motive (Wisdom), Sleight of Hand (Dexterity), Spellcraft (Intelligence), and Spot (Wisdom).

Skill Points at Each Level: 4 + Intelligence modifier.

Paragon of beauty
LevelBase Attacks FortRefWillSpecial Spells per Day
1st+0+0+0+2Enchanting, Unearthly Grace, Vanity 
2nd+1+0+0+3Radiant, Spell-casting+1 level of existing class
3rd+1+1+1+3Porcelain 1/-+1 level of existing class
4th+2+1+1+4Mirror Mirror+1 level of existing class
5th+2+1+1+4Accessorise, Unbound Beauty 
6th+3+2+2+5Porcelain 2/-+1 level of existing class
7th+3+2+2+5Icon+1 level of existing class
8th+4+2+2+6Ageless Beauty+1 level of existing class
9th+4+3+3+6Nymph’s Eye, Porcelain 4/- 
10th+5+3+3+7Perfection+1 level of existing class

Class Features

John William Waterhouse (1849(1849)–1917(1917))  The Awakening of Adonis Year 1900
John William Waterhouse (1849(1849)–1917(1917)) The Awakening of Adonis Year 1900

All of the following are class features of the paragon of beauty prestige class.

Weapons and Armour Proficiency: Paragons of beauty gain no additional weapon or armour proficiencies.

Enchanting: Her beauty can bend your will. A number of times per day equal to her paragon of beauty level, she can effect Charm Person (DC 10 + paragon of beauty level + Charisma modifier) as the spell cast by a bard of her caster level. She cannot be Enchanting if disguised or obscured or in armour heavier than Light. This is a spell-like ability.

The paragon of beauty can enhance Enchanting with the Charm a Crowd, Cupid’s Brew, Descriptor Focus, Extra Enchanting, Greater Charming, Mind Focus, and Subschool Focus feats.

Unearthly Grace: The paragon of beauty is kissed by fate. She adds her Charisma bonus to her Armour Class and to all her saving throws at a rate of +1 per paragon of beauty level. If she already enjoys Divine Grace or some other bonus to AC or saving throws from Charisma, she receives a flat +1 bonus to the pre-existing benefit. When incapacitated, she does not enjoy Unearthly Grace.

Vanity: Her ego is not easily overcome. If the paragon of beauty successfully makes a Will save against an attack that normally causes a partial effect with a successful save, she suffers no effect at all. This is extraordinary.

Radiant [2nd level]: She twinkles like a star. The paragon of beauty may radiate Candlelight at will as a spell-like ability. She may initiate and end this effect as a free action on her turn.

Spellcasting [2nd/3rd/4th/6th/7th/8th/10th level]: She casts spells to charm, beautify, and influence. The paragon of beauty casts spells without preparation as a bard casts arcane spells, based on her Charisma score to determine Difficulty Class, maximum spell level, and bonus spells and using the spell list and spell progression below. Her spells are either arcane or divine, depending on the nature of the spells that met the Spells requirement of this prestige class; if both arcane and divine spells met that requirement, she must choose the type of magic that defines her paragon of beauty magic:

Spells Known/Per Day
Spell Notes: A list of each spells source is at the end of this post.

Porcelain [3rd/6th/9th level]: Her skin is as smooth and unblemished as fine porcelain, resilient to imperfection and marring. She receives the indicated damage reduction against piercing and slashing attacks.

Mirror Mirror [4th level]: The paragon of beauty finds power in her own reflection. Once per day, she may look into any surface in which she can clearly see her own reflection, such as a mirror or the face of a tranquil pool of water, and request information. Making her request requires that she gaze into her own reflection for 10 full minutes. She may request to either see a specific creature, as the scrying spell cast by a bard of her caster level, or ask a question about the future, as the divination spell cast by a cleric of her caster level. The source of this information is often a deity of love, beauty, or vanity, or some nameless entity. Mirror Mirror is a spell-like ability.

The paragon of beauty can enhance Mirror Mirror with the Extra Paragon of Beauty Ability feat.

Accessorize [5th level]: The paragon of beauty adorns herself with beautiful magic items. She selects one of the following feats, even if she does not otherwise qualify for the feat chosen: Extra Amulet, Extra Belt, Extra Bracers, Extra Cloak, or Extra Ring.

Unbound Beauty [5th level]: Her beauty transcends race. Three times per day, her Enchanting ability can manifest as charm monster, as the spell cast by a bard of her caster level.

The paragon of beauty can enhance Unbound Beauty with the Charm a Crowd, Descriptor Focus, Extra Enchanting, Extra Paragon of Beauty Ability, and Subschool Focus feats.

Icon [7th level]: She attracts admirers and lovers like bees to honey. The paragon of beauty gain the Leadership feat for free.

Ageless Beauty [8th level]: She remains forever beautiful. The paragon of beauty no longer takes penalties to her ability scores for aging and cannot be magically aged. Any such penalties that she has already taken, however, remain in place. Bonuses still accrue, and the paragon of beauty still dies of old age when her time is up. This is an extraordinary ability.

Nymph’s Gaze [9th level]: The paragon of beauty can tap the natural power of the nymph. Once per day, she can initiate Nymph’s Gaze as a spell-like ability, and its effect lasts for 1 round for every two levels of paragon of beauty. While in effect, all creatures who look directly at her must make a Will save (DC 10 + paragon of beauty level + Charisma modifier) or be blinded by her beauty for 1d6 rounds. In addition, once per round while Nymph’s Gaze is in effect she may target any creature within 30 feet; if that creature fails a Fortitude save (DC 10 + paragon of beauty level + Charisma modifier) or be stunned for 2d4 rounds.

The paragon of beauty can enhance Nymph’s Gaze with the Extra Paragon of Beauty Ability feat.

Perfection [10th level]: She is perfection, absolute perfection. The paragon of beauty becomes immune to all disease, poison, Charisma damage (but not Charisma drain), and Transmutation spells that specifically target her with the purpose of changing her form against her will (baleful polymorph, stone to flesh, etc.), as if she has magic resistance that cannot be overcome. In addition, at 10th level and every 10 levels thereafter, she receives a +2 inherent bonus to Charisma.

Epic Paragon of Beauty: The epic-level paragon of beauty continues her Hit Die, skill point, Enchanting, Perfection, and Unearthly Grace progressions. In addition, she receives bonus epic feats at 13th level and every three levels thereafter (13th, 16th, 19th, 22nd, etc).

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