Blighted Bard (Apath)

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Sometimes the cost of being talented is higher than usual. Mythology is full of artists who are handicapped, all the way from Homer. The blighted bard operates under a curse or disability, and as a result is often forced to live as a beggar or vagrant.

Class Information

This is a bard and skald archetype operating under an oracle's curse.

Publisher: Trailseeker & Legendary Games.

Hit Die: d8.

Class Features

This archetype has all normal class features, except as noted.

Weapon Proficiency

A blighted bard is proficient with all simple weapons and the ankusMTT, boarding gaffPIS, grappling hookPCP, greatclub, kukri, ogre hookISWG, plansonMTT, and sap. A blighted skald has her normal weapon proficiencies.

Bard's Blight

A blighted bard suffers under an oracle's curse. See also Apath oracle's curses. All references to the oracle class, spell list, or levels instead apply to the blighted bard equivalent. This replaces all the abilities of the jack of all trades class feature for the bard and the improved uncanny dodge and song of the fallen abilities of the skald.

Summary of Changed Class Abilities

These abilities of the original class are lost or modified in this archetype:


  • Weapon Proficiency
  • Jack of All Trades


  • Improved Uncanny Dodge
  • Song of the Fallen

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