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Adept Scoundrel (Rogue/Bard)

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Primary: Rogue.
Secondary: Bard.
Alignment: Any.
Hit Dice: d8.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The adept scoundrel selects three bard skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal rogue class skills. The adept scoundrel gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 6 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The adept scoundrel is proficient with all simple weapons, plus the hand crossbow, rapier, sap, shortbow, short sword, and whip. An adept scoundrel is proficient with light armor, and with shields (except tower shields).

Bardic Performance: At 2nd level, an adept scoundrel gains the bardic performance ability, and the following performances. This ability replaces evasion.

Influence: At 2nd level, an adept scoundrel can use her performance to inspire courage in his allies (including himself), bolstering them against fear and improving their combat abilities. To be affected, an ally must be able to perceive the adept scoundrel’s performance. An affected ally receives a +1 morale bonus on saving throws against charm and fear effects and a +1 competence bonus on attack and weapon damage rolls. At 6th level, and every six adept scoundrel levels thereafter, this bonus increases by +1, to a maximum of +4 at 18th level.

Alternatively, an adept scoundrel can use her performance to demoralize enemies. Each enemy must make a Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 the scoundrel’s level + the adept scoundrel’s Charisma modifier) or become shaken for the duration of the performance, plus an additional number of rounds equal to 1/2 the adept scoundrel’s level once it has ended. Using this effect on the same creature only extends the duration and does not create a stronger fear condition. To be affected, an enemy must be within 30 feet and be able to perceive the adept scoundrel’s performance

Influence can use audible or visual components. The adept scoundrel must choose which component to use and what effect to create when starting her performance. This performance replaces the rogue talent gained at 2nd level.

Inspire Competence (Su): At 3rd level, an adept scoundrel gains the inspire competence bardic performance. This performance replaces trap sense.

Dirge of Doom (Su): At 8th level, an adept scoundrel gains the dirge of doom bardic performance. This performance replaces the rouge talent gained at 8th level.

Frightening Tune (Sp): At 14th level, an adept scoundrel gains the frightening tune bardic performance. This performance replaces the rouge talent gained at 14th level.

Brilliant Performance: At 20th level, an adept scoundrel can use her performance to grant a number of allies with 30 feet equal to her Charisma modifier extraordinary inspiration. As long as the performance is maintained, whenever an ally makes an attack roll, ability check, or skill check, he rolls two d20s and takes the better result. Brilliant performance is a mind-affecting effect that relies on audible and visual components. This performance replaces the rogue talent gained at 20th level.

Clever Opportunist (Ex): At 4th level, whenever an adept scoundrel is flanking an opponent, she can choose to gain a +2 flanking bonus on damage rolls against the opponent, or a +2 flanking bonus to her Armor Class against attacks made by the opponent, instead of the normal flanking bonus. Any ally participating in the flanking action also gains this bonus. This ability replaces uncanny dodge.

Rogue Talents: This ability is exactly like the rogue ability of the same name, except that the adept scoundrel gains a rogue talent at 4th, 6th, 10th, 12th, 16th, and 18th level.

Skullduggery (Ex): At 5th level, an adept scoundrel becomes a master of deception and underhandedness and can take 10 on any Bluff, Disguise, Diplomacy, Escape Artist, Intimidate, Sense Motive, and Sleight of Hand skill checks that she has ranks in. An adept scoundrel can choose not to take 10 and can instead roll normally. In addition, once per day, the adept scoundrel can take 20 on any one of these skill checks as a standard action. She can use this ability one additional time per day for every six levels he possesses beyond 5th, to a maximum of three times per day at 17th level. This ability replaces sneak attack +3d6, +6d6, and +9d6.

Improved Clever Opportunist (Ex): At 8th level, an adept scoundrel gains the flanking bonus granted by her clever opportunist ability when an opponent is threatened by an ally. An ally gains this bonus only when an adept scoundrel and the ally are flanking an opponent as normal. This ability replaces improved uncanny dodge.

Advanced Talents: This is exactly like the rogue ability of the same name, except that an adept scoundrel adds the following rogue abilities to the list of advanced talents she may select: Evasion, Uncanny Dodge, and Improved Uncanny Dodge. An adept scoundrel must select uncanny dodge before selecting improved uncanny dodge. In the case of the Improved Evasion talent, the adept scoundrel must have evasion to select it.

Table: Adept Scoundrel
Class
Base
Fort
Ref
Will

Level
Attack Bonus
Save
Save
Save
Special
1st
+0
+0
+2
+0
Sneak attack +1d6, trapfinding
2nd
+1
+0
+3
+0
Bardic performance, influence +1
3rd
+2
+1
+3
+1
Sneak attack +2d6, inspire competence +2
4th
+3
+1
+4
+1
Clever opportunist, rogue talent
5th
+3
+1
+4
+1
Skullduggery 1/day
6th
+4
+2
+5
+2
Influence +2, rogue talent
7th
+5
+2
+5
+2
Sneak attack +3d6, inspire competence +3
8th
+6/+1
+2
+6
+2
Dirge of doom, improved clever opportunist
9th
+6/+1
+3
+6
+3
Sneak attack +4d6
10th
+7/+2
+3
+7
+3
Advanced talents, rogue talent
11th
+8/+3
+3
+7
+3
Inspire competence +4, skullduggery 2/day
12th
+9/+4
+4
+8
+4
Influence +3, rogue talent
13th
+9/+4
+4
+8
+4
Sneak attack +5d6
14th
+10/+5
+4
+9
+4
Frightening tune
15th
+11/+6/+1
+5
+9
+5
Sneak attack +6d6, inspire competence +5
16th
+12/+7/+2
+5
+10
+5
Rogue talent
17th
+12/+7/+2
+5
+10
+5
Skullduggery 3/day
18th
+13/+8/+3
+6
+11
+6
Influence +4, rogue talent
19th
+14/+9/+4
+6
+11
+6
Sneak attack +7d6, inspire competence +6
20th
+15/+10/+5
+6
+12
+6
Brilliant performance, master strike
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Primary Class: Paladin

Secondary Class: Cleric

Alignment: Lawful good

Hit Dice: d10

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The divine emissary may select three cleric skills to add to his class skills in addition to the normal paladin class skills. The divine emissary gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 2 + Int modifier.

Table: Divine Emissary

Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special Spells Per Day
0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
1st +1 +2 +0 +2 Aura of good, detect evil, domain, smite evil 1/day 0+1
2nd +2 +3 +0 +3 Divine grace, lay on hands 1+1
3rd +3 +3 +1 +3 Anathema, aura of courage, divine health 1+1
4th +4 +4 +1 +4 Channel positive energy, smite evil 2/day 1+1 0+1
5th +5 +4 +1 +4 Divine bond 1+1 1+1
6th +6/+1 +5 +2 +5 Anathema 2+1 1+1
7th +7/+2 +5 +2 +5 Smite evil 3/day 2+1 1+1 0+1
8th +8/+3 +6 +2 +6 Divine eminence 2+1 1+1 1+1
9th +9/+4 +6 +3 +6 Anathema 2+1 2+1 1+1
10th +10/+5 +7 +3 +7 Smite evil 4/day 3+1 2+1 1+1 0+1
11th +11/+6/+1 +7 +3 +7 Greater smite 3+1 2+1 1+1 1+1
12th +12/+7/+2 +8 +4 +8 Anathema 3+1 2+1 2+1 1+1
13th +13/+8/+3 +8 +4 +8 Smite evil 5/day 3+1 3+1 2+1 1+1 0+1
14th +14/+9/+4 +9 +4 +9 Protective aura 4+1 3+1 2+1 1+1 1+1
15th +15/+10/+5 +9 +5 +9 Anathema 4+1 3+1 2+1 2+1 1+1
16th +16/+11/+6/+1 +10 +5 +10 Smite evil 6/day 4+1 3+1 3+1 2+1 1+1 0+1
17th +17/+12/+7/+2 +10 +5 +10 Transfiguration 4+1 4+1 3+1 2+1 1+1 1+1
18th +18/+3/+8/+3 +11 +6 +11 Anathema 4+1 4+1 3+1 2+1 2+1 1+1
19th +19/+14/+9/+4 +11 +6 +11 Smite evil 7/day 4+1 4+1 3+1 3+1 2+1 2+1
20th +20/+15/+10/+5 +12 +6 +12 Hand of the Divine 4+1 4+1 4+1 3+1 3+1 3+1

Weapon and Armor Proficiency

The divine emissary is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with all types of armor (heavy, light, and medium), and with shields (except for tower shields).

Spellcasting

A divine emissary casts divine spells which are drawn from the paladin spell list and adds all domain spells from each of his deity’s domains to his spell list. He must choose and prepare his spells in advance, and in the same manner as a paladin. He also gains one domain spell slot per spell level per day that can only be used to cast his domain spell. A divine emissary can cast only a certain number of spells of each spell level per day according to his daily allotment, as shown on the Table: Divine Emissary. The divine emissary gains bonus spells for a high Charisma score. This ability otherwise functions as and replaces the paladin’s spellcasting ability.

Code of Conduct

A divine emissary must adhere to the guidelines presented in the paladin’s code of conduct.

Domain

A divine emissary chooses one domain from among those belonging to his deity. A divine emissary can select the Good or Law domain as his choice. The divine emissary only gains the domain spells, not the powers, and are each cast in his domain spell slot provided. He otherwise follows all other parameters pertaining to domains as described in the cleric class entry. This ability replaces channel positive energy 2d6, 4d6, 6d6, 8d6, and 10d6.

Anathema (Su)

Starting at 3rd level, and every three levels thereafter, a divine emissary can select one anathema. Each anathema adds an effect to the divine emissary’s smite evil attack. A divine emissary cannot select an individual anathema more than once. Only one of these anathemas can be applied to an individual smite and the decision must be made before the attack roll is made. If an anathema allows a saving throw, the DC is equal to 10 + 1/2 the divine emissary's level + the divine emissary’s Charisma modifier. Any anathema effects used against a creature of nonevil alignment is wasted. Anathema effects are not cumulative, and once chosen, they cannot be changed. This ability replaces mercy.

Arcing Smite: When making an arcing smite, the divine emissary must selects a 9th level or lower anathema. Then, on a successful smite, the primary target suffers both the anathema’s effect and smite damage. The smite effect then arcs to a secondary target of the divine emissary’s choice that is within a 10-foot radius of the primary target. The secondary target then suffers the full effects of the anathema, but only half the smite damage. The divine emissary can affect one primary and one secondary target at 9th level, and one additional secondary target for every four levels thereafter, to a maximum of 4 secondary targets at 18th level. The divine emissary can choose to affect less than the maximum number of secondary targets. The divine emissary must be at least 9th level to select this anathema.

Banishing Smite: When making a banishing smite against an evil outsider, the target must make a successful Will save or be subject to banishment with a caster level equal to the divine emissary’s level. The divine emissary’s weapon and holy symbol automatically count as objects that the subject hates. The divine emissary must be at least 18th level to select this anathema.

Blasting Smite: When making a blasting smite, the divine emissary unleashes a 10-foot radius blast of positive energy. All evil creatures caught within the blast must make a successful Fortitude save for half the divine emissary’s smite damage. All undead and evil outsiders caught within the blast take twice the amount of normal smite damage, but can make Fortitude save for half damage. This effect remains for the duration of the smite. The divine emissary must be at least 15th level to select this anathema.

Blinding Smite: When making a blinding smite, a cascade of holy light erupts forth and the target must make a successful Fortitude save or be blinded for 1d4 rounds. Any evil creatures within 10 feet of the target are dazed for 1 round (no save). The divine emissary must be at least 6th level to select this anathema.

Debilitating Smite: When making a debilitating smite, the divine emissary foregoes the normal extra damage from his smite. Evil targets struck by his melee weapons must make a successful Fortitude save or take a penalty to Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution (divine emissary’s choice) equal to the divine emissary's Charisma bonus for 1d4 rounds. These penalties do not stack. The divine emissary must be at least 12th level to select this anathema.

Dispelling Smite: When making a dispelling smite, the target is subject to a targeted dispel magic with a caster level for the purposes of the dispel check equal to the divine emissary’s level + the divine emissary’s Charisma modifier. The divine emissary must be at least 6th level to select this anathema.

Disrupting Smite: When making a disrupting smite against evil undead, the target must make a successful Will save or be destroyed. Spell resistance does not apply against the destruction effect. The divine emissary must be at least 18th level to select this anathema.

Divine Smite: When making a divine smite against an evil divine spellcaster, the divine emissary gains the benefits of the divine power spell with a caster level equal to the divine emissary’s level. The divine emissary must be at least 12th level to select this anathema.

Focused Smite: When making a focused smite, the divine emissary gains a +2 bonus to his smite attack roll for the duration of his smite.

Frightening Smite: When making a frightening smite, the target must make a successful Will save or becomes shaken for 1d4 rounds.

Greater Dispelling Smite: This is exactly like dispelling smite, but the target is subject to greater dispel magic. The divine emissary must be at least 15th level to select this anathema.

Hampering Smite: When making a hampering smite, the target must make a successful Fortitude save or have his speed reduced by 10 feet, and is unable to make 5–foot steps for 1d4 rounds.

Impeding Smite: This is exactly like hampering smite, but reduces the target’s speed by half or 15 feet, whichever is greater. The target is unable to make 5–foot steps for 1d4 rounds. The divine emissary must be at least 9th level to select this anathema.

Overbearing Smite: When making an overbearing smite, the divine emissary gains a free bullrush attempt against the target. This does not provoke an attack of opportunity. If the bullrush is successful, the divine emissary can make a free 5–foot step immediately after, as long as it he is not within difficult terrain.

Paralyzing Smite: When making a paralyzing smite, the divine emissary’s target must make a successful Fortitude save or be paralyzed 1d4 rounds. The divine emissary must be at least 12th level to select this anathema.

Penetrating Smite: When making a penetrating smite, the divine emissary reduces his target’s spell resistance by 2. At 12th level, and every three levels thereafter, he can reduce his target’s spell resistance by an additional 2 points, to a maximum of 8 at 18th level. This effect remains for a number of rounds equal to 3 + the divine emissary’s Charisma modifier. The divine emissary must be at least 9th level to select this anathema.

Reproving Smite: When making a reproving smite, the target must make a successful Will save or receive a –2 penalty to its attack rolls, damage rolls, saves, and checks for a number of rounds equal to 3 + the divine emissary’s Charisma modifier. The divine emissary must be at least 6th level to select this anathema.

Resisting Smite: When making a resisting smite, the divine emissary gains energy resistance 5 to a single energy type of his choice (acid, cold, fire, electricity, or sonic) for the duration of the smite, but only against attacks made by the target of the smite. At 12th level, the divine emissary gains energy resistance 5 to two energy types of his choice. At 15th level, the divine emissary gains energy resistance 5 to three energy types of his choice. At 18th level, this energy resistance increases to 10. The divine emissary must be at least 9th level to select this anathema.

Seeking Smite: When making a seeking smite, the divine emissary ignores any concealment used by his target that is less than total concealment for the duration of his smite. The divine emissary must be at least 6th level to select this anathema.

Slaying Smite: When making a slaying smite, the target must make a successful Fortitude save or be subject to slay living. The divine emissary must be at least 15th level to select this anathema.

Stunning Smite: When making a stunning smite, the target must make a successful Fortitude or be stunned for 1d4 rounds. The divine emissary must be at least 12th level to select this anathema.

Unerring Smite: This is exactly like seeking smite, but the divine emissary also ignores total concealment. The divine emissary must be at least 9th level to select this anathema.

Unstoppable Smite: This is exactly like focused smite, but the divine emissary instead gains a +4 bonus on all attack rolls against the target of his smite evil. The divine emissary must be at least 9th level to select this anathema.

Wracking Smite: When making a wracking smite, the target must make a successful Fortitude save or be nauseated for 1d4 rounds from the mental anguish of his sins.

Wrathful Smite: When making a wrathful smite, any target normally immune or unaffected by critical hits are affected as normal for the duration of the smite. All critical threats against evil creatures are automatically confirmed, and the divine emissary’s smite damage is doubled on a confirmed critical hit. The divine emissary must be at least 18th level to select this anathema.

Channel Positive Energy (Su)

This is exactly like the paladin ability of the same name, except that the divine emissary uses 1/2 his divine emissary level as his effective cleric level when channeling positive energy.

Divine Eminence (Ex)

At 8th level, a divine emissary emanates an aura that makes his very presence unsettling to foes. This ability is exactly like the frightful presence special ability (see Frightful Presence on page 300 of the Bestiary). This ability replaces aura of resolve.

Greater Smite (Su)

At 11th level, a divine emissary can spend two uses of his lay on hands ability to make a greater smite. This is exactly like smite evil, but if the target is evil, the divine emissary adds a +2 bonus (plus his Charisma bonus if any) to his attack rolls, and his bonus to damage increases to 2 points of damage per level the divine emissary possesses. If the target of smite evil is an outsider with the evil subtype, an evil-aligned dragon, or an undead creature, the bonus to damage on the first successful attack increases to 3 points of damage per level the divine emissary possesses. As usual, greater smite automatically bypasses any DR the creature might possess. This ability replaces aura of justice.

Protective Aura (Su)

At 14th level, a divine emissary emanates an aura that protects against attacks made or effects created by evil creatures. He provides a +2 deflection bonus to AC and a +2 resistance bonus on saving throws to anyone within 10 feet of him. At 16th level these bonuses and aura radius increase to +3 and 15 feet, and at 20th level they increase to +4 and 20 feet respectively. This ability otherwise functions as a magic circle against evil effect and a lesser globe of invulnerability with a caster level equal to the divine emissary’s level. This ability replaces aura of faith.

Transfiguration (Su)

At 17th level, a divine emissary begins to transform into a creature of the celestial planes. He gains DR 5/evil, and resistance to acid 5, cold 5, and electricity 5. This ability replaces aura of righteousness.

Hand of the Divine (Su)

At 20th level, a divine emissary becomes the right hand of his deity. His DR increases to 10/evil and his resistance to acid, cold, and electricity increase to 10. He also gains the native and outsider types, and the truespeech ability (see the Angel subtype entry on page 310 of the Pathfinder Bestiary).

In addition, the divine emissary may spend four uses of his lay on hands to channel positive energy as a cleric of his level, unleashing it in a 30-foot burst. This burst deals 10d6 holy damage to all evil creatures caught within the burst. For each evil creature so harmed, the divine emissary may spend one additional use of lay on hands to affect that creature with one anathema of his choice. Only those anathemas gained at 9th level or lower may be applied to this ability. This ability replaces holy champion.