Ascetic Savage (Barbarian/Monk)

(Original Concept by Desidero)

Primary: Barbarian.

Secondary: Monk.

Alignment: An ascetic savage’s alignment must be neutral along either the law/chaos or good/evil axis, or both.

Hit Dice: d10.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The ascetic savage selects three monk skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal barbarian class skills. The ascetic savage gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The ascetic savage is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, plus the kama, nunchaku, sai, shuriken, siangham, and temple sword*. The ascetic savage is not proficient with any type of armor or shields.

AC Bonus (Su): At 1st level, when an ascetic savage is unarmored and unencumbered, she adds her Wisdom bonus (if any) to her AC and her CMD. In addition, she gains a +1 bonus to AC and CMD at 4th level. This bonus increases by 1 for every four an ascetic savage levels thereafter, up to a maximum of +5 at 20th level. These bonuses to AC apply even against touch attacks or when the ascetic savage is flat-footed. An ascetic savage loses these bonuses when she is immobilized or helpless, is wearing any armor, is carrying a shield, or is carrying a medium or heavy load. This ability replaces light armor and medium armor proficiency.

Unarmed Strike (Ex): At 2nd level, an ascetic savage gains the monk’s unarmed strike abili