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What kind of mage specialization do you think best suits an occultist?

In Dragon Age Origins I like how magic involves a lot of cavorting with demons, bargaining for power and such. Which mage specialization do you think best suits that kind of archetype?

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  • Balrog99Balrog99 Member Posts: 5,391
    Conjurer would be the best fit. Necromancer would be a close 2nd. Too bad there isn't a Priest of Myrkul kit...

    ChroniclerZaghoulZaxares
  • ZaghoulZaghoul Member, Moderator Posts: 4,103
    Speaking of Mrykul, Deities of Faerun has a nice C/M kit that is similar to a necromantic specialist:
    Gray One of Myrkul
    Armor: Any.
    Weapon: Bludgeoning and scimitars.
    Major: All, Necromantic, Suffering, Vermin, Protection, Darkness.
    Minor: Healing, Combat, Creation, Divination.
    Requirements: Str 14, Int 14, Wis 14.
    Stronghold: -
    Alignment: NE.
    Race: Human.
    Multiclass: Cleric/Mage.
    Turn/Command Undead: Yes (see below).

    Features:

    - Commands Undead as a priest two levels higher.
    - Gains +1 Saving Throws vs. Paralyzation/Poison/Death.
    - May cast Animate Dead once per day as a special ability, starting at level 5.
    - May cast Dolorous Decay once per day as a special ability, starting at level 9.
    - May use the Summon Minor Death special ability once per day, starting at level 10.
    - May use the Hand of Myrkul special ability once per day, starting at level 15.

    SUMMON MINOR DEATH

    This spell summons a powerful skeleton that stays at the Gray One's service for 1 turn/level.

    HAND OF MYRKUL

    As the wizard spell Disintegrate, except that it has a touch range and a casting time of 1.

    Chronicler
  • BlackbɨrdBlackbɨrd Member Posts: 35
    Wild Mage.

    ''Accidentally'' summon demons through the use of *random* wild surges.

    Chronicler
  • ZaxaresZaxares Member Posts: 709
    I agree with Balrog99. If bargaining with fell powers beyond the ken of human knowledge is your Mage's thing, it's definitely got to be a Conjurer. Necromancer is also a good fit, but those are usually more of a "dabbling in foul magicks best left alone" theme.

    Chronicler
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