Gunpowder Wrangler (Gunslinger/Cavalier)

Some knights weren't meant to wear shields, swing swords, and take part in jousting matches. Instead, these brave souls forsake armor and boring edged weapons to learn the not-so-subtle art of mounted firearms combat. A gunpowder wrangler learns to ride like the wind while keeping his mount's movements nimble, and of course his mount learns to ignore those extremely loud sounds that come from above it. The wrangler also is a master at quickly teaching his allies great tactics mid-battle, and is therefore a great leader. (Original Concept by Unknown)

Primary: Gunslinger.

Secondary: Cavalier.

Alignment: Any. 

Hit Dice: d10.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The gunpowder wrangler selects three cavalier skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal gunslinger class skills, one of which must be Handle Animal. The gunpowder wrangler gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The gunpowder wrangler is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, all firearms, with light armor, and with shields (except tower shields).

Mount (Ex): At 1st level, a gunpowder wrangler gains the cavalier’s mount ability, treating her effective druid level as equal to her gunpowder wrangler level –3 (minimum 1). In addition, a gunpowder wrangler gains Mounted Combat as a bonus feat without needing to meet the prerequisites. This ability replaces the bonus feats gained at 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th and 20th levels.

Stable Gallop: At 1st level, a gunpowder wrangler’s mount gains Stable Gallop* as a bonus feat. This replaces the Gunslinger’s Dodge deed gained at 1st level. (*Animal Archive)

Nimble Steed (Ex): Starting at 2nd level, as long as the gunpowder wrangler’s mount is not carrying a heavy load, it gains the benefits of her nimble class feature. This ability modifies the gunslinger’s nimble class feature.

Tactical Training (Ex): At 5th level, the gunpowder wrangler receives a teamwork feat as a bonus feat. She must meet the prerequisites for this feat. While the gunpowder wrangler is adjacent to or riding her mount, she grants all teamwork feats she possesses to her mount. Her mount does not need to meet the prerequisites of these feats. At 9th level, and every four levels thereafter, the gunpowder wrangler receives an additional teamwork feat as a bonus feat. This ability replaces gun training.

Deeds: This is exactly like the gunslinger’s ability of the same name, except that the gunpowder wrangler swaps seven deeds for the following deeds.