Cheliax, Empire of Devils
Your study of Hell’s laws improves your counterspells.
Prerequisites: Caster level 7th, lawful alignment, worshiper of Asmodeus.
Benefit: You are able to modify more of your spells to use as counterspells. The DC of the Spellcraft check you must succeed at to identify an opponent’s spell is equal to 20 + the spell level of the opponent’s spell (instead of 15 + the spell level), but you are able to cast as your counterspell any spell from the same school of the foe’s spell (instead of the same spell). The level of the spell used to counterspell must be of a level equal to or higher than your foe’s spell.
Your appreciation of pain grants you great stamina.
Prerequisites: Iron Will, worshiper of Zon-Kuthon.
Benefit: Whenever you would be reduced to 0 or fewer hit points because of an ongoing or repeating damage effect (such as bleed), you may make a last-ditch effort to shed the condition. If you succeed at a DC 25 Will save, you ignore the damage that would reduce you to 0 or fewer hit points that turn. The DC of each subsequent save made in this manner increases by 1. In addition, spells or abilities that have the pain descriptor deal only half damage to you (if any).