Mutagenic Brute (Barbarian/Alchemist)

A mutagenic brute combines the untamed fury of the barbarian with the alchemical and mutagenic concoctions of an alchemist. She uses her mutagenic transformations to enhance her inner fury and prowess in battle.

Primary Class: Barbarian.

Secondary Class: Alchemist.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Dice: d10.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: Mutagenic brutes may select three alchemist skills to add to his class skills in addition to the normal barbarian class skills, one of which must be Craft (alchemy). The mutagenic brute gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Mutagenic brutes are proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with light armor, medium armor, and with shields (except tower).

Mutagen (Su): At 2nd level, a mutagenic brute gains the alchemist’s mutagen ability in place of his 2nd level rage power. It takes 1 hour to brew a dose of mutagen, and once brewed, it remains potent until used. However, the mutagenic brute can only brew one dose at any given time; otherwise the previous dose becomes inert. Upon being imbibed, the mutagen causes the mutagenic brute to grow bulkier and more bestial, granting him a +2 natural armor bonus and a +4 alchemical bonus to the selected ability score for 10 minutes per mutagenic brute level. In addition, while the mutagen is in effect, the alchemist takes a –2 penalty to one of his mental ability scores. The effects of mutagen stack with those of the mutagenic brute’s rage ability.

Poison Resistance (Ex): At 3rd level, a mutagenic brute may select one increment of the alchemist’s poison resistance ability in place of one increment of trap sense. Each increment grants a +1 resistance bonus against all types of poisons. A mutagenic brute may select poison resistance up to six times.

Mutagenic Discovery: At 6th level, a mutagenic brute may select any alchemist discovery pertaining to mutagens in place of a rage power he qualifies for. A mutagenic brute counts his archetype level as his alchemist level for the purpose of qualifying for alchemist discoveries and calculating the effects of any discovery he’s chosen. The mutagenic brute may select mutagenic discovery up to four times.

Persistent Mutagen (Su): At 14th level, a mutagenic brute gains the alchemist’s persistent mutagen ability. This ability replaces indomitable will.

Discoveries: The following discoveries complement the mutagenic brute multiclass archetype: feral mutagen, grand mutagen, greater mutagen, infuse mutagen, and vestigial arm*. (*Ultimate Magic)

Table: Mutagenic Brute