Focused Sniper (Barbarian/Gunslinger)
In the world there exists a certain sect of marksmen specialists–ones who possess a lethal accuracy whether they are standing 2 feet from their enemy or 300 feet. With the ability to draw upon a powerful state of mind called focus, the focused sniper counts among their ranks both archers and gunslingers alike. Through the use of talents and deeds, focused snipers can drop their targets from a hidden vantage point in the dead of night, or from the back of a moving cart in the blight daylight. (Original Concept by Christos Gurd)
Primary Class: Barbarian.
Secondary Class: Gunslinger.
Hit Dice: d10.
Bonus Skills and Ranks: The focused sniper may select three gunslinger skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal barbarian class skills. The focused sniper gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The focused sniper is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, all firearms, and with light and medium armor.
Focus (Ex): At 1st level, a focused sniper can enter a state of complete focus, sacrificing her defensive capabilities for accuracy. A focused sniper can enter focus for a number of rounds per day equal to her focused sniper level + her Wisdom modifier. Temporary increases to Wisdom, such as those gained from spells like owl’s wisdom, do not increase the total number of rounds that a focused sniper can focus per day. A focused sniper can enter focus as a free action. The total number of rounds of focus per day is renewed after resting for 8 hours, although these hours do not need to be consecutive. While in focus, a focused sniper gains a +2 insight to her attack and damage rolls with ranged weapons (this counts as precision damage), as well as a +2 morale bonus on Will saves. In addition, she takes a –2 penalty to Armor Class. A focused sniper can end her focus as a free action.
By spending 1 grit point, a focused sniper can do one of the following.
Double the range increment of her ranged weapon for 1 round, or
Enter focus when at half hit points or less without making the required concentration check, or
Give herself a +4 competence bonus on Stealth checks for 1 round.
As the focused sniper takes damage, it becomes more difficult to enter and maintain her focus. When the focused sniper takes damage greater than half her total hit points, she must make a successful concentration check to enter focus. The DC for this concentration check is equal to 10 + 1 for every 5 points of damage taken. The focused sniper can only make this check once per combat. If the focused sniper is healed and her