Savage Marauder (Lupurn, Slayer Archetype)

Ferocious and grizzled, the savage marauder is first and foremost a killer. However, unlike other slayers, the savage marauder focuses on his ancient wolf ancestry, developing his more savage and feral nature to enhance his hunting and tracking abilities. Class Features The savage marauder has the following class features. Feral Aspect (Ex)

At 1st level, a savage marauder’s eyes become wild looking. His fur becomes grizzled, he gains darkvision out to 60 feet, and his bite damage increases by one damage die (1d4 to 1d6, 1d6 to 1d8, etc.). Slayer Talents

A savage marauder can select from the following new slayer talents. These are restricted to the Savage marauder lupurn racial archetype.

Bloodrage (Ex): When the savage marauder takes damage in combat, on its next turn it can fly into a rage as a free action. It gains +2 Constitution and +2 Strength, but takes a –2 penalty to its AC. The rage lasts as long as the battle or 1 minute, whichever is shorter. He cannot end this rage voluntarily.

Canine Passivism (Ex): All canines (including dire versions) do not willingly attack the savage marauder, though they can be forced to do so by magic. If the savage marauder attacks a canine, its protection against that creature ends.

Feral Grab (Ex): When a savage marauder makes a successful bite attack, he can grab a foe of up to one size category larger than himself (typically Large size). He gains a +8 racial bonus on grapple attempts rather than the normal +4 racial bonus afforded by the grab ability.

Ferocious Bite (Ex): The savage marauder’s bite attack damage is multiplied by 3 on a critical hit. The savage marauder must be at least 4th level to select this talent.

Savage Bite (Ex): Whenever a savage marauder deals a prone opponent at least 10 points of damage with his bite attack, he can savage the opponent as a swift action. The victim becomes disfigured unless it succeeds at a Fortitude save (DC = 10 + 1/2 the savage marauder’s level + the savage marauder’s Wisdom modifier). The effects of this disfigurement are identical to those of a bestow curse spell (caster level equal to the savage marauder’s level). The savage marauder must be at least 8th level to select this talent.