Merciless Crusader (Paladin/Inquisitor)
A paladin is the quintessential champion against all that is evil. However, some choose to focus their wrath upon demons, devils, daemons, and other evil outsiders. The merciless crusader is constantly on the lookout for malicious fiendish insurgence into the world, and when found, faces it with swift and unwavering defiance. Their divine judgment and other god-granted powers enable merciless crusaders to recognize the signs of outsider manipulation and possession and stand toe-to-toe with these evil fiendish entities. (Original Concept by Gadgeteer Smashwidgit)
Primary Class: Paladin.
Secondary Class: Inquisitor.
Alignment: Any good.
Hit Dice: d10.
Bonus Skills and Ranks: The merciless crusader may select three cleric skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal paladin class skills. The merciless crusader gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The merciless crusader is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with all types of armor (heavy, light, and medium), and with shields (except tower shields).
Righteous Judgment (Su): At 1st level, a merciless crusader gains the inquisitor’s judgment ability, but it only functions against evil creatures. If the merciless crusader targets a creature that is not evil, the judgment is wasted with no effect. This ability replaces smite evil.
Monster Lore (Ex): At 2nd level, a merciless crusader gains the inquisitor’s monster lore ability, except that she adds her Charisma modifier to her Knowledge checks instead of her Wisdom modifier. This ability and track replace lay on hands.
Track (Ex): At 2nd level, a merciless crusader gains the inquisitor’s track ability.
Alignment Channel (Su): At 4th level, a merciless crusader gains the ability to channel energy as a cleric and can channel energy a number of times per day equal to 3 + her Charisma modifier. However, whenever a merciless crusader uses channel energy, she can only affect outsiders that possess the good or evil subtype. Instead of the normal channel energy effect, the merciless crusader’s channel energy heals good outsiders or harms evil outsiders. A merciless crusader’s channel energy has no effect on other creatures, including undead or other living creatures that are not outsiders of the indicated subtype. The amount of damage healed or dealt and the DC to halve the damage is otherwise unchanged. This ability is similar to the Alignment Channel feat with the evil subtype selected. The merciless crusader may choose the Alignment Channel feat multiple times one of her regular feats as normal, but it applies to a new alignment subtype. A merciless crusader cannot choose good as one of the alignment subtypes. In addition, the merciless crusader can select the new