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Blight Caster enhancements are available for the Blightcaster archetype (variant Druid). Introduced in Update 58.

Overview[edit]

This tree is based on a set of offensive spellcasting enhancements with a focus on Force/Physical, Poison, Negative, and Acid spells & SLAs

TBD

Blight Caster enhancements tree

Cores[edit]

Icon The Cycle of Decays.png
The Cycle of Decays: You gain 5 Force, Poison, Negative, and Acid Spell Power per core in this tree.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 0 Requires: Druid Level 1
Icon Spread the Blight.png
Spread the Blight: Your offensive spells now apply a 10 second debuff called Blight: reduces saves by 1 and incoming positive healing by 20%
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 5 Requires: The Cycle of Decays, Druid Level 3
Icon Death Eater.png
Death Eater: You gain 1 temporary hit point equal to your Wisdom score whenever you kill an enemy (Creatures 2 levels below you do not count). These hit points remain until damage removes them or the quest ends. This can stack 3 times and is refreshed on each kill.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 10 Requires: Spread the Blight, Druid Level 6
Icon Blight upon Blight.png
Blight upon Blight: You gain Know the End which acts as a permanent Deathblock. Blight effect is improved to reduces saves by 2 and incoming positive healing by 40% for 10 seconds. Death Eater max stack size increased to 4.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 20 Requires: Death Eater, Druid Level 12
Icon Vile Eruption.png
Vile Eruption: Earthquake now deals 2d6+1 acid damage every 3 seconds in addition to its regular damage. Death Eater max stack size increased to 5.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 30 Requires: Blight upon Blight, Druid Level 18
Icon Master of Decay.png
Master of Decay: You gain Creeping Doom as a spell-like ability. You gain +2 Wisdom and Constitution. Blight now reduces saves by 4 and positive healing by 60% for 10 seconds.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 40 Requires: Vile Eruption, Druid Level 20

Tier 1[edit]

Requires Blight Caster, Druid level 1

Icon Prickly.png
Prickly: You gain +[1/2/3] Physical resistance rating. Rank 3: +1 Damage to all weapon attacks.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 1 No requirements
Icon Kiss of the Blight.png
Kiss of the Blight: You gain [5/10/15]% Absorption against Poison and Acid Damage.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 1 No requirements
Icon Thorn or Bile I.png
Thorn or Bile I: Selector either Thorn Strike or Acid Spray as a spell like ability.
  • Icon Acid Spray.png Acid Spray: You gain Acid Spray as a spell like ability.
  • Icon Thorn Strike 32.png Thorn Strike: You gain Thorn Strike as a spell like ability.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 1 No requirements
Icon Sharp Edges.png
Sharp Edges I: Gain +1% Spell Critical Chance with Physical, Negative, Poison and Acid Spells.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 1 No requirements
Icon Lore of the Great Plagues.png
Lore of the Great Plagues: You gain a +[1/2/3] saving throw bonus against Poison and Disease. Rank 3: You gain 5 Poison and Negative Spell Power.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 1 No requirements

Tier 2[edit]

Requires Blight Caster Level 2, 5 APs spent on tree

Icon Defiled Growth.png
Defiled Growth: Your Entangle, Spike Growth and Grasping Thorns spells now cause 1d4 Negative energy damage per spell level every 2 seconds. Changes the artwork of these spells when you take this point.
  • Unlisted: This negative damage will not heal undead. If a target would be healed by the negative damage, they are instead immune to the negative damage effect. All other effects still apply.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 5 No requirements
Icon Enhancement Efficient Maximize.png
Efficient Metamagics I: Choose a metamagic to reduce the costs of.
  • Icon Enhancement Efficient Empower.png Efficient Empower: Using the Empower Spell Metamagic costs you [2/4/6] fewer Spell Points.
  • Icon Enhancement Efficient Maximize.png Efficient Maximize: Using the Maximize Spell Metamagic costs you [3/6/9] fewer Spell Points.
  • Icon Enhancement Efficient Quicken.png Efficient Quicken: Using the Quicken Spell Metamagic costs you [1/2/4] fewer Spell Points.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 3 Progression: 5 No requirements
Icon Thorn or Bile II.png
Thorn or Bile II: Selector either Splinter Bolt or Melf's Acid Arrow as a spell like ability.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 5 No requirements
Icon Sharp Edges.png
Sharp Edges II: Gain +1% Spell Critical Chance with Physical, Negative, Poison and Acid Spells.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 5 No requirements
Icon Every Rose has its Thorn.png
Every Rose has its Thorn: When using Thorn Kin/Knight shape or Blighted wolf form you gain 15 PRR & MRR for standing inside any entangle, spike growth or grasping thorn spell effect. Spike Growth deals 100% increased damage.
  • Note: This Increase does NOT apply to the added damage from Defiled Growth. Taking both points results in a total of 2d4 per caster level piercing damage and 1d4 per caster level negative.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 5 No requirements

Tier 3[edit]

Requires Blight Caster Level 3, 10 APs spent on tree

Icon Out Break.png
Out Break: Your Contagion and Insidious Spores spells now also apply to enemies near your target.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 10 No requirements
Icon Enhancement Efficient Maximize.png
Efficient Metamagics II: Choose a metamagic to reduce the costs of.
  • Icon Enhancement Efficient Empower.png Efficient Empower: Using the Empower Spell Metamagic costs you [2/4/6] fewer Spell Points.
  • Icon Enhancement Efficient Maximize.png Efficient Maximize: Using the Maximize Spell Metamagic costs you [3/6/9] fewer Spell Points.
  • Icon Enhancement Efficient Quicken.png Efficient Quicken: Using the Quicken Spell Metamagic costs you [1/2/4] fewer Spell Points.
Note: Cannot be the same Metamagic chosen in Tier 2.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 3 Progression: 5 No requirements
Icon Enveloping Swarm.png
Enveloping Swarm: Spell Like Ability: A swarm of voracious insects envelops your target dealing 2d6 Acid damage + 1d6 for every 3 Druid levels every 2 seconds for 16 seconds. Cooldown: [16/12/8] seconds. Cost: [8/6/4] SP.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 10 No requirements
Icon Sharp Edges.png
Sharp Edges III: Gain +1% Spell Critical Chance with Physical, Negative, Poison and Acid Spells.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 1 Progression: 10 No requirements
Icon ConWis.png
Ability I: Choose between Constitution or Wisdom.
  • +1 Constitution
  • +1 Wisdom
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 10 No requirements

Tier 4[edit]

Requires Blight Caster Level 4, 20 APs spent on tree

Icon Poison of the hydra.png
Poison of the Hydra: The Poison spell is now greatly enhanced when cast. Still doing its original effect, it now also applies to up to five targets, strips poison damage immunity for 30 seconds and immediately does 2 to 5 Poison damage per caster level on application and for every 4 seconds up to 12 seconds. Fortitude save for half damage. Creatures immune to constitution damage will still ignore that aspect of the spell, but will take poison damage.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 20 No requirements
Icon Unkindness of ravens.png
Unkindness of ravens: A swarm of ravens blasts through you and a narrow path ahead. Enemies in the way take 1d3 piercing damage per druid level and must save vs confusing and blind separately DC: 20+ druid level + Conjuration DC. If you have a raven summon active from the falconry tree when you used this ability you gain the More Unkindness to Come effect for 10 seconds; All your spells and attacks apply 1d6 piercing damage to blind targets for every druid level. This damage can only apply once every two seconds.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 20 No requirements
Icon Thorn Bloom 32.png
Thorn or Bile III: Select a spell-like ability.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 20 No requirements
Icon Sharp Edges.png
Sharp Edges IV: Gain +1% Spell Critical Chance with Physical, Negative, Poison and Acid Spells.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 20 No requirements
Icon ConWis.png
Ability II: Choose between Constitution or Wisdom.
  • +1 Constitution
  • +1 Wisdom
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 20 Requires: Ability I

Tier 5[edit]

Requires Blight Caster Level 5, Character Level 12, 30 APs spent in tree

Icon Coated Thorns.png
Coated Thorns: Choose an option.
  • Icon Coated Thorns.png Poisoned Thorns: Your Splinter Bolt and Thorn Spells now also cause an additional 2 points of Poison damage for every spell level. This scales with spell power.
  • Icon Coated Thorns.png Vile Thorns: Your Splinter Bolt and Thorn Spells now also cause an additional 1 point of Acid damage for every spell level. This scales with spell power.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 30 No requirements
Icon Everything Decays.png
Everything Decays: Gain [5/10/15] Acid and Poison spell Power. Rank 3: Your Acid spells remove Acid immunity on hostile targets for 30 seconds.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 30 No requirements
Icon Grasping Thorns.png
Grasping Thorns: Spell Like Ability: Powerful thorny vines rip out of the ground seizing all enemies in the area. Enemies save vs Reflex or become entangled, with a re-occurring Strength save to break free. Targets also take 1d6 in piercing damage every 2 seconds. All enemy movement through the area is slowed by 30%, no save. Area of effect fire spells will destroy these vines and free any entangled creatures. Incorporeal creatures and oozes are naturally immune. Fire elementals and other fire creatures are immune because they burn through the plants.
AP Cost: 1 Ranks: 3 Progression: 30 No requirements
Icon Doomsayer.png
Doomsayer: Gain +1 Bonus to Conjuration, Evocation and Necromancy DCs.
AP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 30 No requirements