Wandering Phenom

CR: +2

Class: Cavalier or fighter. Additional classes may be considered at the GM’s discretion.

HD: 14 or higher.

Alignment: Any nonevil.

Defenses/Qualities: A wandering phenom gains DR 3/— if HD are 17 or less) or 6/ (if HD are 18 or more), +4 on his rolls to confirm critical hits, and a +4 bonus on all Diplomacy, Handle Animal, Ride, and Survival skill checks. If the wandering phenom already has untyped DR from a previous class feature, it increases by 3.

Special Abilities: A wandering phenom gains the following special abilities:

Battle Surge (Ex)

A wandering phenom can draw upon his battle training to increase his prowess in combat. As a swift action, he can add 1/2 his Hit Dice or level (minimum 1) to all attack and damage rolls, and to all CMB and CMD checks until the beginning of his next turn. He can use this ability a number of times per day equal to his Strength or Dexterity modifier (whichever is higher). 

Combat Versatility

A wandering phenom can use his martial training to increase his prowess in battle. A wandering phenom gains a combat feat slot for every four Hit Dice or levels he possesses. Each day, a wandering phenom can prepare one feat that he has not learned or qualifies for in each slot. A wandering phenom may chose any feat from those listed as Combat Feats. The wandering phenom must meet the level or base attack bonus prerequisites of these feats, but ignores all other prerequisites. Once the a combat feat is prepared, the wandering phenom is treated as meeting all the feat’s prerequisites for the purpose of learning additional feats. 

A wandering phenom must choose and prepare his feats ahead of time by getting 8 hours of sleep and spending 1 hour in physical training. While training, the wandering phenom decides which feats to prepare. A prepared combat feat can be activated as a free action and its effect lasts until combat ends. Once a feat has been activated, it cannot be used again until the wandering phenom rests to regain his combat versatility feat slots per day. More than one prepared combat feat can be activated during combat.

Deadly Strike (Ex)