Iron Kingdoms-specific Classes
and Prestige Classes
This is an incomplete list of the special classes and prestige classes
available in the Iron Kingdoms setting. Each class or prestige class that
I have information on is either linked to another document on this site or
on the IK web site, or I've noted which manual and page the PrC exists on.
Iron Kingdoms Classes
These are classes available in
the Iron Kingdoms in addition to the standard eleven classes presented in
the player's handbook.
Gun mages are wild cards, their
magic comes in fits-and-starts, and few truly understand the strange bond
they form with their pistols. Like sorcerers, gun mages seem to be born
with this talent, but it is one that requires intense training and practice.
Due to their strong desire to wield pistols and their hours of training
with them, their magic is more limited than that of the sorcerer or wizard.
However, they are far better combatants, though their emphasis on the
pistol has limited their knowledge of other weapons.
Click the image to view details about
the Gun Mage.
Iron Kingdoms Prestige Classes
All of us thirst for knowledge to some degree, yet for those whom we
call scholars, that thirst develops into a passion that shapes and encompasses
their lives. For most scholars, this means years of intense study, keeping
locked up in a bedroom, study, or library surrounded by tomes, charts,
and other curiosities. For the adventuring scholar, this just isn't enough.
They need to experience their passion for knowledge firsthand, and their
hunger for that knowledge often takes them to places undreamed of by most.
After all, somebody has to visit all those strange places they write about
in those many books.
The Adventuring Scholar is found in the Monsternomicon, pages 219-223.
Bone grinders are a mysterioius lot to say the least. They are magical
practitioners who shun traditional alchemy and seek to perfect their own
secret arts by curing and magically preparing body parts. They come from
distant lands and guard their knowledge carefully and zealously. They
are known (among those few who know of them) for their spell components
that can enhance spells as well as their handy magical charms, and bone
grinders are not afraid to turn their abilities towards making a profit.
The Bone Grinder is found in the Monsternomicon, pages 224-228.
No information at this time.
Trollkin Fell Callers use their
voices to create physical and magical effects.
The Infernalist summons for otherworldly
creatures and makes pacts with infernals to gain power.
An intelligence liaison specializes in gathering and manipulating information.
Most of these individuals work as “spies” for various intelligence organizations,
infiltrating social circles or organizations to steal secrets. They are
masters of disguise and adaptability, capable of blending in just about
anywhere. They are also capable of creating near-flawless identities for
long-term projects after investing the proper amount of research and prep
work. Intelligence liaisons are as quick of wit as they are on their feet,
and if they don’t know how to handle a situation, they’re savvy enough
to never let anyone realize it.
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Mercenary dwarves who have found
a socially acceptable use for their Rogue profession.
Most people run away from monsters. Call it fear, call it common sense,
call it what you will: running to safety is the first thing most people
think to do when threatened by a wild beast (or worse). Well, monster
hunters tend to have just the opposite reaction. They make their livelihood
in hunting down the beasts of the wild. They are expert trackers and able
warriors, and they tend to be far more at home out on the trail, sleeping
in the mud and in the cold, than in some cushy inn or study.
The Monster Hunter is found in the Monsternomicon, pages 229-233.
The Pistoleer is a master of the
The rifleman is an exceptionally trained specialist in the use of long
guns. These sharpshooters are to be found in just about any kingdom that
has cultivated firearms technology, and they generally compose a small
but elite segment of the local army. Almost all members of this class
have had formal military training with firearms already but seek to refine
their skills. These adaptable soldiers also learn skills of stealth in
order to make their first shot count. A hidden rifleman makes a particularly
Those riflemen who chafe at military service often turn to a life of
adventure, seeking fame and fortune. Given the costs of maintaining their
weapons, riflemen sometimes sell their services to the highest bidder,
serving as mercenaries or adventurers for hire.
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The Warcaster uses his magic to
enhance and control Steamjacks and other mechanica.