Spirit Boxer (Brawler/Shaman)

Some brawlers channel ancient forces through their fists to defeat their enemies. By focusing the power of wandering spirits, these spirit boxers can enhance their combat prowess and use hexes to empower their allies or hinder their foes. (Original Concept by Christos Gurd)

Primary Class: Brawler.

Secondary Class: Shaman.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Dice: d10.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The spirit boxer may select three shaman skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal brawler class skills. The spirit boxer gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The spirit boxer is proficient with all simple weapons, plus the handaxe, short sword, and weapons from the close fighter weapon group. She is also proficient with light armor, but not with shields.

Spirit Bond (Su): At 1st level, a spirit boxer forms a mystical bond with the spirits of the world. The spirit boxer gains the shaman’s spirit ability and must choose a spirit from those listed in the shaman’s spirit ability. She receives the spirit abilities granted by her chosen spirit at 1st level, the abilities granted by the greater spirit version at 8th level, and the abilities granted by her true spirit version at 16th level. This ability replaces martial flexibility.

Spirit Self (Ex): At 1st level, a spirit boxer forms a close bond with a spirit animal tied to her chosen spirit. This functions as the shaman’s spirit animal ability except that the spirit boxer is bonded to her chosen spirit animal. Henceforth, the spirit boxer is treated as an animal spirit for the purpose of gaining benefits granted to a spirit animal. She also serves as her own conduit to her patron, allowing her to prepare her spells and use her spirit magic. This replaces brawler’s cunning.

Spirit Style Feats: This is exactly like the brawler’s bonus combat feat ability, except that the spirit boxer adds Accused Hex, Dispelling Fist, and Malicious Eye to the list of feats he can choose. Alternatively, a spirit boxer can choose a hex from those listed in the shaman’s hex ability, from her chosen spirit, or from the new hexes list below in place of a bonus combat feat.

In addition, starting at 2nd level, a spirit boxer may select a style feat granted by his chosen spirit. She can choose feats from her selected spirit style, even if she does not have the normal prerequisites. The benefits of these style feats apply only when she wears light or no armor. She loses all benefits of her spirit style feats when wearing medium or heavy armor, or using a shield. Once a spirit boxer selects a spirit style feat, it cannot be changed.

A spirit boxer can choose from the following style feats according to her chosen spirit.

Battle Spirit Style