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Secret Craft of Healers

aka Masters of Healing, and Healogogist

They are known as an Healologist in the great temples of the world. They started out (and can still be found) as the Masters of Healing. This is an expansion of the Secret Crafts inspired by Gazetteer 3.

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A group of crafters of secret known how to tap into the arts of healing. These are abilities granted by the grace of the patrons of healing.

Source Material: This secret craft was built using. Ultimate Prestige Classes Vol 1 (Chirurgeon, Healing Hand), Ultimate Prestige Classes Vol 2 (Aristeian)

List of Practitioners of the Healologist Secret Craft

  • Initiate
  • 1st Circle
  • 3rd Circle
  • 5th Circle

Healologist Craft Locations

Characters in these locations can activate a secret craft without expending points on a success or failure, but still suffer the full effects of a critical failure. In some instances, a critical success enhancement has become permanent.

Good Magic LocationsGlowtree (Alfheim(-9,13)),

Craft Magical Items – Healologist

Ranks of the Healologist Secret Craft

Healologist Initiate

To become an initiate, one must be part of a great temples of the Known World.

Secret CraftHealologist – Initiate

  • Craft Bonus = Proficiency + Wis + circle +2 (Animalistic, Elven, Giantkin)
  • Craft DC: The Base DC of a secret craft abilities is: Base Craft DC = 8 + Prof + Wis mod + circle achieved +2 (Animalistic, Elven, Giantkin).
  • Bonus Language – Elven or Jotun (Giant)
  • Associated Sphere – Usually a Giantkin Pantheon Immortal, Elven Pantheon Immortal, but any Immortal who is a Patron of healing is also valid.
  • Expanded Magic: Characters gain extra spells to their spell list from this secret craft. A prepared caster gains them as spells in their spellbook, a spontaneous caster can swap out the spells with their known spells during craft downtime.
  • Artefacts of Healing (any) You can make a craft check to use a artefact of healing without expending the items power by paying for it with your own life force instead. This avoids the chance of a penalty being activated. You can also steal power from an artefact to heal your soul burn. If you are attuned to the artefact, you can use its power to activate your secret craft features without a chance of a penalty being activated. Healing attuned magical items allow you to pinch their charges for the day using 1 charge to replace 1 soul burn, and for each level or rarity above common the magical item can replace an additional point.

Healologist Additional Crit Effects

  • Healologist Additional Craft Mishap: In addition to the base critical failure effect, you radiate a wave energy which causes the irreducible damage (from the standard mishap) as a punishment from your mentor, this hit point damage also affects everyone in your manifestation. You are unable to use anything with medicine until you have a long rest.
  • Healologist Additional Craft Boon: In addition to the base critical success effect you are able to put out a wave of life energy and feel invigorated by the effect (from the standard boon), this hit point healing also affects everyone in your manifestation. Your grasp of the medicine is beyond your normal understanding, until you have a long rest you have Advantage on any rolls using medicine.

Associated Classes: These classes can select this secret crafts as part of their level advancement.

  • Fighter: Hospitaler (br192), Knight-Surgeon (fk8),

Available Feats for an Healologist:

Spell ListSecret CraftHealologist (Heal)
(Cure and Healing based spells)

Cantrip Spare the Dying (ph278),

1st Level SpellsCure WoundsR (ph231), Detect Disease – R (bls43), Detect Poison and DiseaseR (ph232), Goodberry (ph247), Healing Word (ph251),

2nd Level SpellsAid (ph212), Detect Curse – R (bls43), Gentle ReposeR (ph246), Prayer of HealingRO (ph268), Regenerate Plant (bls98), RestorationR (ph256), Wound Reading – R (bls129)

3rd Level SpellsAura of Vitality (ph217), Delay Death (bls42), Health Transfer (bls69), Life Transference (xge160), Lifebread (bls81), Mass Healing World (see Healing Word), RevivifyR (ph273), Vampiric Touch (ph286),

4th Level SpellsAura of Life (ph217),

5th Level Spells – Donor (bls47), Greater Restoration (see Restoration), Raise Dead (PH)

  • 6th Level – Heal (PH), Healing Draught (bls68), Invigorating Touch (bls77), Nature’s Support (bls89)
  • 7th Level
  • 8th Level – Tranquil Grove (bls118)
  • 9th Level – Phoenix Cloak (bls93), Water of Life (pcc424)

R – Ritual Spells.
Sourcebooks: bls, pcc, ph, xge

Healologist 1st Circle (Apprentice)

Secret CraftsHealologist – 1st Circle

Secret Crafts – Manifestations (Replaces other active secret craft manifestation when activated) Each Manifestation uses a light colour based on the Sphere it is being drawn from Energy (red), Entropy (black), Matter (green), Thought (white), Time (Blue). Each manifestation lasts until the end of your next long rest, and you can spend 1 soul burn to keep it active until the next long rest without rolling or you dismiss it.

Healologist Apprentice (Manifestation SB 1 DC 16): When you activate this manifestation, you have a soothing halo and project a pleasing attitude out 10ft. When you make dice roll for amount hit points healed, a roll of 1 is treated as a 2. Beasts, Celestials, Fiends, Monstrosities and Undead will not attack you in this aura unless you or one of your allies attack them first. Unlike other manifestations, this one can be active while your have others active, and both manifestations radius stack.

Healologist Apprentice Enhancements and Powers (Requires Healologist Apprentice to be active)

  • Healing Specialisation (Enhancement SB 1 DC 16) Activate as part of a short rest. You can prepare one spell from the craft list as a known spell. You can reactivate this power to replace the known spell. Non-spellcasters can use this to gain a cantrip if listed.
  • Healer’s Aura (Enhancement SB 1 DC 16) Activated during a short rest. When making a Medicine roll, you have advantage as do those also your aura.
  • Healers Friend (Power SB 1 DC 16) Activated as a bonus action. You can cast Calm Emotions, Charm Person and Comprehend Languages on a single target.
  • Healer’s Touch (Power SB 1 DC 16) Activated as an Action. You cast Cure Wounds, and can increase the level of the spell by spending addition SB equal to the level you wish to cast it at. You do not need to be a spellcaster to use this feature.
  • Lay on Hands (Enhancement SB 1 DC 16): Activated during a sort rest, you gain the paladin’s lay on hands class feature equal to your level.

Downtime Activities: can require 1 or more soul burn points to activate and maintain. You do not require you to have the manifestation active to use. Use of downtime abilities cannot be offset by magical items or artefacts.

  • Laboratory (SB 1+) Must create a laboratory to use their abilities in at the cost of 5,000 gp per circle they have obtained.
  • Healing and Sanctuary (SB 1) Spending a week you mark your gear and clothing with a universal healer’s brand, recognised by all cultures and treated as a sanctuary spell effect for anyone wishing to attack you. This effect stays in place until you break it like a sanctuary spell. Any Healing checks made or assisted by you (or your Familiar, Companion or Mount if invested) have the HP rolled with advantage (i.e. hp healed is rolled twice and you take the highest roll)
  • Craft Specialisation (SB 1+) You gain a known or prepared spell from the list of spells in this craft for each level you can cast. If you know more than one craft you can only have this available for one. Repeat activations changes the these slots to the activating craft. Costs 1 point per level of the spell. This loss is permanent while you have access to these spells. Unlike regular spells, Cantrips cost 1 point per character level.
  • Healer Familiar (SB 1+) You spend a week to training a familiar to heal. This gives the familiar the proficiency with and ability to assist on a medicine check as well as once per short rest provide 1d10 healing as a bonus action. This will cost you 1 soul burn per character level (or 1 point if you have the familiar class feature or follow the Elven or Giantkin pantheons). You cannot recover the soul burn while you retain the familiar.
  • Healer Companion (SB 1+) You spend a week to training a companion to heal. This gives the companion the proficiency with and ability to assist on a medicine check as well as once per short rest provide 1d10 healing as a bonus action. This will cost you 1 soul burn per character level (or 1 point if you have the companion class feature or follow the Elven or Giantkin pantheons). You cannot recover the soul burn while you retain the companion.
  • Healer Mount (SB 1+) You spend a week to training a mount to heal. This gives the mount the proficiency with and ability to assist on a medicine check as well as once per short rest provide 1d10 healing as a bonus action. This will cost you 1 soul burn per character level (or 1 point if you have the mount class feature or follow the Elven or Giantkin pantheons). You cannot recover the soul burn while you retain the mount.
  • Healer Scroll (SB 1+) You can spend a week scribing any spell from this secret crafts list onto a scroll, with the craft DC equal to 10 + spell level. Success causes SB equal to the spell level, which remains until the scroll is used. Unlike other scrolls, this scroll requires no check to activate and always succeeds at being cast. The soul burn spent on the scroll returns once the scroll is used.
Healologist 2nd Circle (Journeyman)
Healologist 3rd Circle (Adept)
Healologist 4th Circle (Master)
Healologist 5th Circle (Grand Master)

Secret Craft References

  • Activation Costs: 1 SB point per circle for Manifestation, Enhancement, Power and Downtime Activity unless otherwise specified.
  • Secret Craft Attempt = d20 + Prof + Abi mod + circle achieved.
  • Craft Check: The craft check is a d20 plus your proficiency and the associated attribute modifier. This craft check must use the language associated with the craft as part of the check. You add your circle level to the roll with Initiates being +0. For every 5 points you exceed the target number you reduce the Soul Burn cost by 1. For every point you fail the roll by, you can choose to succeed by adding those point to the soul burn cost as long as it was not a critical failure.
    • Base Critical Failure: A roll of a 1 on the craft check is a curse from your patron, and you suffer a mishap. The standard thing that happens is that you increase your soul burn by the Crit Effect Modifier, then it reduces your hit point maximum by the Crit Effect Modifier, and lastly it causes hit point damage equal to the Crit Effect Modifier. Check each of the crafts for what additional effect happen during a mishap.
    • Base Critical Success: A roll of a 20 on this check is a blessing from your patron, and you are granted a boon. The standard thing is that you reduce your Soul Burn by the Crit Effect Modifier, then it can restore damage to your maximum hit points by the Crit Effect Modifier, and lastly it refreshes you repairing hit points equal to the Crit Effect Modifier . Check each of the crafts for what happens during a boon.
    • Crit Effect Modifier: This is 1 + circle ability level + character level.
      • So a 8th level character using a 2nd circle ability would have a crit effect modifier of 11.
      • A 4th level character with a 1st circle ability would have a modifier of 6.
      • A 12th level character with s 3rd circle ability would have a modifier of 16.
      • A 16th level character with a 4th circle ability would have a modifier of 21.
      • A 20th level character with a 5th circle ability would have a modifier of 25.
  • Craft DC: The Base DC of a secret craft abilities is: Base Craft DC = 8 + Prof + Ability mod + circle achieved.
  • Manifestation – Lasts until the end of a long rest, you expend it, or you dismiss it as a free action. You can extend a craft manifestation for 1 soul burn after a long rest to last until your next long rest without the need for a craft check. Manifestations gives you access to Manifestation Aspects, Enhancements and Powers.
  • Manifestation Aspect – Selected as the version of the manifestation used when you activate the Manifestation.
  • Enhancement – Lasts as long as the manifestation is active.
  • Power – Has a limited duration, but needs the manifestation active to use.
  • SB – Soul Burn. Each point of Soul Burn is a reduction to your maximum hit points. If your Soul Burn ever reduces your hit point total to zero your character is destroyed based in the craft and sponsor. Soul Burn can be recovered via downtime or other methods all with GM approval.
Content Updates
  • 2022-04-18 – Added in the locations section.
  • 2022-03-13 – Updated the Initiate level abilities and wording. Update of the 1st Circle abilities and powers to bring them more in line with the changes made to the initiate level and through trial in play over the last year
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