These believers are less concerned with enforcing their beliefs onto the world via martial prowess, and instead try to strengthen their connection with their god. Some see themselves as mere conduits through which their god acts, while others see themselves as having a stronger and more personal bond with their deity. They walk a harsh road, but those that prevail truly deserve to be called paragons of their faith.
The paragon is an archetype of the cleric class.
Archetype Main Ability Scores:
The paragon primarily focuses on WIS for their spells, and secondarily on DEX and CHA.
A paragon’s base attack bonus decreases by one step (from 3/4th BAB to 1/2 BAB). Also decreases paragon’s hit dice from d8 to d6. In addition, the paragon’s Fortitude save progression becomes poor.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency
The paragon loses proficiency with all armor and shields, but gains proficiency with power rods and power staves.
This ability modifies the starting cleric’s weapon and armor proficiencies.
A paragon gains extra MP and may learn up to 9th level spells, as noted below. Like the cleric class, a paragon learns to cast spells depending on which deity grants him the ability.
If the paragon’s deific order casts from a spell or song list that does not have 7th to 9th-level spells, he gains the ability to spend one additional MP on his spells or songs for the purpose of metamagic or metasong feats as if he was a normal full-caster at 13th, 15th, and 17th level instead. At each of those levels, he also gains a metamagic or metasong feat that he qualifies for as a bonus feat.
Table: Full MP Progression
This ability modifies spellcasting and replaces armored mage, aura of war revelry, and true healer.