Storm Blade (Swashbuckler/Sorcerer)

The storm blade possesses a magical affinity towards lightning, and uses that to bridge disparate mystical powers within herself and to strike foes down with her sword. (Original Concept by Lindley Court)

Primary Class: Swashbuckler.

Secondary Class: Sorcerer.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Dice: d10.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The storm blade selects three sorcerer skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal swashbuckler class skills. The storm blade gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The storm blade is proficient with all simple weapons, and with light armor, but not with shields.

Sparking Panache (Su): This is exactly like swashbuckler’s panache ability, except that the storm blade possesses an affinity to storms and electricity. Whenever the storm blade deals electricity damage equal to her storm blade level + her Charisma modifier (minimum 1) against a single opponent, she regains 1 panache point. This damage can be from her weapon, deeds, or spell-like abilities. This is in addition to any other methods of regaining panache.

Stormborn Deeds: A storm blade’s blood is infused with magical energies that grant her deeds similar to the powers of the stormborn bloodline. The storm blade swaps seven swashbuckler deeds with the following stormborn deeds.

Thunderstaff (Sp): At 1st level, a storm blade can spend 1 point of panache to touch a weapon as a standard action, granting it the shock property for a number of rounds equal to 1/2 her storm blade level (minimum 1). At 9th level, a storm blade can confer the shocking burst property instead. This deed replaces the derring-do deed.

Stormchild (Ex): At 3rd level, a storm blade can spend 1 panache point to gain resist electricity 5 and resist sonic 5, and treat wind effects as being one step less severe for a number of rounds equal to 1/2 her storm blade level (minimum 1). At 9th level, the storm blade treats wind effects as being two steps less severe and gains blindsense 60 feet against concealment from natural or magical fog, mist, or weather effects while this deed is in effect. This deed replaces the menacing swordplay deed.

Livewire (Su)