Daredevil (Apath)

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A planned revision of this will make it a grit class, on the model of the kingpin and quartermaster.

A daredevil is a rogue who relishes thrills and tricks, focusing on staying one inch ahead of the opposition and making sure the winner takes it all.

A daredevil rogue focuses less on sneak attacks and more on finding, creating, and exploiting every weakness in each opponent. Unlike a normal rogue, the daredevil plays like a spellcaster, hindering opponents rather than damaging them directly.

This archetype is quite cinematic, not all GMs will agree this fits in their game world.

Class Information

This is a rogue archetype.

Hit Dice: d8.

Class Skills

The daredevil's class skills are Acrobatics (Dex), Appraise (Int), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disable Device (Dex), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Heal (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (dungeoneering) (Int), Knowledge (local) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Perception (Wis), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Stealth (Dex), Swim (Str), and Use Magic Device (Cha).

Skill Ranks per Level: 8 + Int modifier.

Class Features

The following are all the class features of the daredevil.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency

Daredevils are proficient with all simple weapons, plus the hand crossbow, rapier, sap, shortbow, and short sword. They are proficient with light armor, but not with shields.

Daredevil Tricks

At level 1, 2, and every 2 class levels thereafter, the daredevil learns a daredevil trick. Daredevil tricks are combat moves that give the daredevil some advantage or ability, usually based on a skill. A daredevil must fulfill all the prerequisites of the new trick, if any. Unless noted, each daredevil trick can only be selected once.

Daredevils constantly develop their arsenal of tricks. Each time a daredevil advances in level, she can re-select all her daredevil tricks. All the new tricks still need to fulfil prerequisites, and the number of advanced tricks is still limited to the number of tricks gained at level 10 and higher.

Sneak Attack (Ex)

If a daredevil can catch an opponent when he is unable to defend himself effectively from her attack, she can strike a vital spot for extra damage.

The daredevil's attack deals extra damage anytime her target would be denied a Dexterity bonus to AC (whether the target actually has a Dexterity bonus or not), or when the daredevil flanks her target. This extra damage is 1d6 at 1st level, and increases by 1d6 every six daredevil levels thereafter. Should the daredevil score a critical hit with a sneak attack, this extra damage is not multiplied. Ranged attacks can count as sneak attacks only if the target is within 30 feet.

With a weapon that deals nonlethal damage (like a sap, whip, or an unarmed strike), a daredevil can make a sneak attack that deals nonlethal damage instead of lethal damage. She cannot use a weapon that deals lethal damage to deal nonlethal damage in a sneak attack, not even with the usual –4 penalty.

Evasion (Ex)

At 2nd level and higher, a daredevil can avoid even magical and unusual attacks with great agility. If she makes a successful Reflex saving throw against an attack that normally deals half damage on a successful save, she instead takes no damage. Evasion can be used only if the daredevil is wearing light armor or no armor. A helpless daredevil does not gain the benefit of evasion.

Daredevil Swift Action (Ex)

At third level, the daredevil learns to use more of her fast daredevil tricks each round. Once per round, a daredevil can use an additional daredevil trick that costs a swift action by spending a standard action. At 7th level she can instead expand a move action to do this. At 13th level, she can do this as a free action. A daredevil can only gain one additional swift action in this way.

Rogue Talents

As a daredevil gains experience, she learns a number of rogue talents that aid her and confound her foes. Starting at 3rd level, a daredevil gains one rogue talent. She gains an additional rogue talent for every 2 levels of daredevil attained after 3rd level. A daredevil cannot select an individual talent more than once.

Talents marked "*" add effects to a daredevil's sneak attack. Only one of these talents can be applied to an individual attack and the decision must be made before the attack roll is made.

A complete listing of rogue talents can be found here: Rogue Talents.

Uncanny Dodge (Ex)

Starting at 4th level, a daredevil can react to danger before her senses would normally allow her to do so. She cannot be caught flat-footed, nor does she lose her Dex bonus to AC if the attacker is invisible. She still loses her Dexterity bonus to AC if immobilized. A daredevil with this ability can still lose her Dexterity bonus to AC if an opponent successfully uses the feint action (see Combat) against her.

If a daredevil already has uncanny dodge from a different class, she automatically gains improved uncanny dodge (see below) instead.

Daredevil Improvisation (Ex)

At level 5, a daredevil gains new insight in how to improvise and the sheer gall to use even a half-learned ability to advantage. Once per day the daredevil may use a daredevil trick she does not know but whose prerequisites she fulfills, except that she cannot improvise advanced tricks. The daredevil can use the trick for one round, and the effect lingers as is normal for that trick. This has no effect on what tricks the daredevil can learn later in his career.

At level 15, a daredevil can improvise an advanced daredevil trick once per day. This is in addition to the one non-advanced improvised trick per day.

Improved Uncanny Dodge (Ex)

A daredevil of 8th level or higher can no longer be flanked.

This defense denies another daredevil the ability to sneak attack the character by flanking her, unless the attacker has at least four more daredevil levels than the target does. If the sneak attacker has levels in several classes that give Sneak Attack, class levels in all such classes stack for the purpose of defeating improved uncanny dodge.

If a character already has uncanny dodge (see above) from another class, the levels from the classes that grant uncanny dodge stack to determine the minimum daredevil level required to flank the character.

Advanced Tricks

At level 10, the daredevil's range of tricks expands and she learns the advanced tricks ability. This gives her access to tricks with advanced tricks as a prerequisite.

Advanced Talents

At 11th level, and every two levels thereafter, a daredevil can choose an advanced talent in place of a rogue talent.

A complete listing of advanced daredevil talents can be found here: Advanced Rogue Talents.

Daredevil Sacrifice

At level 14, a daredevil can use an additional daredevil trick that normally requires a swift or immediate action once per round, but this intense effort inflicts 2d6 points of subdual damage on the daredevil - damage which cannot be prevented in any way.

Master Daredevil (Ex)

At 20th level, the daredevil can make an additional swift or immediate action each round.

Table: Daredevil

Level Base
Attack
Bonus
Fort
Save
Ref
Save
Will
Save
Special
1st +0 +0 +2 +0 Daredevil trick, sneak attack 1d6
2nd +1 +0 +3 +0 Daredevil trick, evasion
3rd +2 +1 +3 +1 Daredevil swift action (standard), rogue talent
4th +3 +1 +4 +1 Daredevil trick, uncanny dodge
5th +3 +1 +4 +1 Daredevil improvisation, rogue talent
6th +4 +2 +5 +2 Daredevil trick, sneak attack 2d6
7th +5 +2 +5 +2 Daredevil swift action (move), rogue talent
8th +6/+1 +2 +6 +2 Daredevil trick, improved uncanny dodge
9th +6/+1 +3 +6 +3 Rogue talent
10th +7/+2 +3 +7 +3 Advanced tricks, daredevil trick
11th +8/+3 +3 +7 +3 Advanced talents, rogue talent
12th +9/+4 +4 +8 +4 Daredevil trick, sneak attack 3d6
13th +9/+4 +4 +8 +4 Daredevil swift action (free), rogue talent
14th +10/+5 +4 +9 +4 Daredevil sacrifice, daredevil trick
15th +11/+6/+1 +5 +9 +5 Daredevil improvisation (advanced), rogue talent
16th +12/+7/+2 +5 +10 +5 Daredevil trick
17th +12/+7/+2 +5 +10 +5 Rogue talent
18th +13/+8/+3 +6 +11 +6 Daredevil trick, sneak attack 4d6
19th +14/+9/+4 +6 +11 +6 Rogue talent
20th +15/+10/+5 +6 +12 +6 Daredevil trick, master daredevil

Daredevil Tricks

Amateur Bomber (Ex)

Benefit: You gain the alchemist's bomb class feature as an alchemist of your daredevil level. Each day you can create a number of bombs equal to half your daredevil level (minimum one bomb per day).

Bomb Discovery (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Amateur Bomber

Benefit: You learn one alchemist discovery relating to bombs. You can only pick discoveries that apply to bombs, that you fulfill the prerequisites for, and which are available to an alchemist of level 10 or lower. This trick can be taken several times, each time gaining a new discovery.

Bowl And Hold (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Bowl And Twist.

Benefit: When you use Bowl and Twist, you need not release your victim as a part of the maneuver, but can continue to grapple instead. If you have actions remaining, you can continue using the victim this round, even performing another Bowl and Twist against the same or different opponents.

Bowl And Slip (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Bowl Over.

Benefit: When you perform a successful trip combat maneuver or escape a grapple, you can use Bowl Over against your opponent as an immediate action. This allows you to Bowl Over opponents too large for you to grapple.

Bowl And Twist (Ex)

You can use an enemy you grapple as a weapon.

Benefit: As a swift action you use a grappled opponent as a weapon against adjacent enemies. The grapple ends. Select one square adjacent to you per point of Strength bonus you have and perform a trip or bull rush maneuver against all creatures in any of these squares. These squares need not be adjacent to each other. This does not trigger any attacks of opportunity. The target ends up prone in a square of your choice adjacent to you, or as close to you as possible if all adjacent spaces are full. The original target and each target successfully bull-rushed or tripped takes 1d3 damage plus your Strength bonus. This can be lethal or non-lethal damage as you choose.

Bowl Over (Ex)

You use a grappled victim to bowl over other enemies.

Benefit: As a swift action you use a grappled opponent as a weapon against adjacent enemies. Make a trip or bull rush maneuver against all creatures in any of these squares. The original target and each target successfully bull-rushed or tripped takes 1d3 damage plus your Strength bonus. This can be lethal or non-lethal damage as you choose. The grappled creature ends up prone in the free space nearest to the endpoint of the line.

Bowl Over (Ex)

You use a grappled victim to bowl over other enemies.

Benefit: As a swift action you hurl a grappled opponent in a line with a range of 5 ft. times your Strength modifier. Make a trip or bull rush maneuver against all creatures in any of these squares. The original target and each target successfully bull-rushed or tripped takes 1d3 damage plus your Strength bonus. This can be lethal or non-lethal damage as you choose. The grappled creature ends up prone in the free space nearest to the endpoint of the line.

Dirty Attack (Ex)

Prerequisite: Dirty Fighting

Benefit: You can spend a swift action to force any creature hit by one of your attack to save as per Dirty Fighting (not just one you are sneak attacking).

Dirty Fighting (Ex)

Benefit: When you sneak attack a creature, you can activate this power as a swift action. The target must succeed on a Fortitude save (DC 10 + ½ your Bluff modifier) or suffer one of the following conditions (your choice): blinded, confused, dazed, deafened, or sickened. These conditions last until the creature succeeds at a save (it can re-try each round on your turn) or receives a Heal check (same DC as the save) or a specific cure for the condition it suffers. A particular creature can only be forced to save against this ability once per round.

Dirty Tactics (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Dirty Fighting

Benefit: You can take a standard action to force all enemies in your reach to make the save as per Dirty Fighting.

Disappearing Act (Ex)

Benefit: As a swift action you can use a smoke pellets to create a diversion to hide (see Stealth). You also gain concealment against affected creatures during your current turn.

Eagle Eye (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks

Benefit: You have a subtle awareness of space around you and how to use it to best advantage. This covers the area within a distance equal to your Perception bonus in feet. When counting squares, round down to nearest 5 ft., minimum 5 ft. You are aware of the location of any hidden or invisible creatures in range. You do not see them, but you are aware that they are there and know their location. You still suffer the normal miss chance against them.

Feat of Fear (Ex)

Prerequisite: Feat of Strength

Benefit: Any time you succeed on a Feat of Strength, any foe within 30 ft. must succeed on a Will saving throw (DC equal to that of the feat of Strength you just succeeded at) or become frightened for a number of rounds equal to your Charisma modifier. This is a mind-affecting fear effect.

Feat of Destruction (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Feat of Strength

Benefit: Any time you make a Feat of Strength, successful or not, you can create spectacular side effects. Falling rocks or flying splinters fill an 30 ft. radius blast and do crushing and piercing damage equal to twice the result of your Strength check. A Reflex save (DC 10 + ½ your daredevil level + your Strength modifier) reduces this damage by half. You and allies adjacent to you do not take this damage.

In some cases, with the GM's permission, a successful strength check can do damage at range, such as toppling a statue to fall and cause damage in a line.

Feat of Rending (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Feat of Strength

Benefit: Any time you are not satisfied with the result of a Feat of Strength, you an add your class level one more time as a bonus at a cost of an additional 3d6 points of lethal damage that cannot be prevented or resisted.

Feat of Strength (Ex)

Benefit: You can focus your strength and power into spectacular feats of strength. When you make a raw Strength roll, such as to break an object, you add your level to your Strength bonus, but take 1d6 subdual damage that cannot be prevented or resisted. You cannot use this on what is just an unskilled check in a Strength-based skill. If you are immune to subdual damage, you take lethal damage instead.

Foe Cover (Ex)

Benefit: You are good at taking advantage of enemies adjacent to you, using them to hide behind. When adjacent to two or more enemies , you gain a bonus to AC and Reflex saves equal to the number of enemies adjacent to you.

Foe Distraction (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Foe Cover

Benefit: When you use Foe Cover, the save bonus applies to all saving throws.

Foe Shield (Ex)

Benefit: As an immediate action when you are attacked and have an opponent adjacent to you, you can force the attacker to make a Reflex save (DC 10 + ½ your Bluff skill bonus) or attack one of the enemies adjacent to you, your choice of who. You cannot make a creature attack itself this way.

Hang On! (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks

Benefit: You can shout encouragingly at an ally within 30 ft. that is affected by a continuing effect that allowed a saving throw. This is a free action. That ally is allowed a new saving throw against the effect. If the target is within your reach it gets a morale bonus on the roll equal to your Charisma modifier. You can only grant one additional saving throw per round against a particular effect this way, but can help multiple creatures against multiple effects.

You can grant a saving throw against an instantaneous effect, but this must be done as an immediate action in direct response to the failed saving throw.

Keystone Cops (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Lucky Stumble

Benefit: When you use Lucky Stumble allies of your target adjacent to it must also save or fall prone. If the target suffers any additional effects besides falling prone, those effect do not apply to the extra targets.

Lucky Misstep (Ex)

Prerequisite: Lucky Stumble

Benefit:: When you use Lucky Stumble, a target who falls might hurt itself. The target must make a Fortitude save (DC 10 + ½ your Bluff skill bonus) or take 1d4 Strength or Dexterity damage (your choice). A target that was attacking, running or charging suffers both.

Lucky Stumble (Ex)

Fools believe you are lucky, that nobody could do these things with pure skill. Only you know the truth of the matter.

Benefit: As an immediate action you can force an enemy within 10 ft. to make a Reflex saving throw (DC 10 + ½ your Bluff skill bonus) or stumble and fall prone.

Playing Possum (Ex)

Benefit: As an immediate action you can drop prone and play possum in response to being attacked. Make a single Bluff check (DC 10 + each opponent's Sense Motive modifier). Targets you succeed against are convinced you are out of the fight, you count as if you successfully used Stealth against them. Targets you fail against see through the trick. You count as having concealment against affected creatures as long as you remain prone and don't move about. If you succeed against your attacker, you take no damage from the triggering attack. If you try to use this against the same creature again within 24 hours, you suffer a -10 penalty.

Power Backlash (Ex)

Prerequisite: Power Sabotage

Benefit: When a power fails due to your Power Sabotage, the power fails spectacularly, damaging the creature that was using the power. Any resistance or immunity the creature has is nullified against this attack.

Notes: If you have both Power Backlash and Power Disaster, you affect both targets in the area and the creature using the power, but if the target is also in the are, it is still only affected once.

Power Disaster (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Power Sabotage

Benefit: When a power fails due to your Power Sabotage, the power misfires. You can re-target the power, keeping its normal effect, range, and target/area limitations but redirecting it as you like within range. If the power only affect enemies, you get to decide who is a friend and who is an enemy.

Power Puncture (Ex)

Prerequisite: Power Sabotage

Benefit: You can use Power Sabotage along with a regular attack, not just a sneak attack.

Power Sabotage (Ex)

Benefit: You can cause an opponent's power to fail. When you damage a creature within 30 ft. with a sneak attack, you can activate this power as a swift action. The next time the creature casts a spell or uses a spell-like or supernatural ability, it must make a Fortitude save (DC 10 + ½ your Heal skill bonus) or the spell or power fails. Power sabotage lasts until triggered or for 1 minute, whichever is less. The target is unaware that its power has been sabotaged. Any effect which heals attribute damage negates power sabotage.

Reconnoiter (Ex)

Benefit: You have intuition and insight about your opponents and battlefield. As a full-round action, you can study a prospective battlefield and make an opposed Perception check against the highest CR opponent in the area. If the most dangerous thing in the area is a trap, use the Perception DC of the trap as the difficulty. If you fail the roll, or the area lacks any danger, you learn nothing. You can only try this once per site per day and cannot take 10 on 20 on this check.

If you succeed you learn the challenge rating, creature type, species name, class (if any), and the information from the ecology section of the monster description of the enemy with the highest individual challenge rating. If the GM has no monster description to give, he makes up a similar terse description of about two sentences outlining the most common tactics and motivations of the creature. Knowing the species name allows you and allies to make the appropriate knowledge rolls to see if you have more detailed information on the creature. If the highest challenge level enemy is a trick or trap, you learn it's name only. You do not know where in the area the danger lies.

Reconnoiter Tactics (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Reconnoiter

Benefit: When you successfully use Reconnoiter, you also learn the challenge rating, creature type, species name, class (if any), and approximate location of each creature in the area.

Reconnoiter Traps (Ex)

Prerequisite: Reconnoiter

Benefit: When you successfully use Reconnoiter, you also learn the name and location of each trap in the area, as well as any special or hidden features of the terrain that could affect a fight. You locate any secret doors that your opponents know about and might use in the upcoming combat.

Roll With Blow (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks

Benefit: When you are hit by a melee attack or combat maneuver, you can take an immediate action to make an Acrobatics check against the CMD the attacker. On a success you can take a 5 ft. step and the attack misses. This has no effect on your movement later in the round.

Salvage Biological Grenade (Ex)

Benefit: As Salvage Grenade except you can extract disease, negative energy, positive energy, and sonic effects

Salvage Grenade (Ex)

Benefit: You can salvage parts from recently killed monsters, allowing you to create a grenade-like weapon based on their power.

The first step is to successfully extract the parts. The creature must be no more than a few minutes dead. The extraction is a full-round action and requires a Heal check, the difficulty is 10 + the CR of the creature. If you succeed, you manage to create one grenade-like weapon, plus another one for every 5 points by which you passed the skill check. Only one extraction attempt is allowed per creature, if the creatures has several eligible powers you can select which one each grenade-like weapon you extract mimics. An extracted power goes inert after 12 hours, but you can use gentle repose to preserve a grenade for the duration or a dose of embalming fluid (cost 50 gp) to preserve a grenade for one week.

When used, the grenade-like weapon has full effect against a target it scores a direct hit on, and a splash effect on adjacent squares that allow a Reflex save to ignore the effect. This is in addition to any saving throw the monster power allows. The save DCs of all saving throws against this effect is 10 + 1/2 Heal skill bonus.

You can extract exceptional, spell-like, and supernatural powers based on acid, cold, electricity, fire, or poison.

Jon, a daredevil with a Heal skill bonus of +6, attempts to extract a poison grenade from a giant spider (CR 1). The Heal check has a DC of 11, and Jon's Heal check comes up 18. Since this exceeds the DC by 5 he extracts two poison grenades from the cadaver. Later, Jon throws one of the poison grenades at a hobgoblin and scores a splash hit; the hobgoblin is allowed a saving throw (DC 13) to avoid the splash but fails and is injected with spider venom, but with Jon's save DC of 13 instead of the poison's normal save DC of 14.

Salvage Mystical Grenade (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks

Benefit: As Salvage Grenade except you can extract death, fear, force, mind-affecting, and shadow effects.

Sand in the Eye (Ex)

Benefit: You throw sand in the eyes (or other sensory organs) of all creatures that threaten you as a standard action. Each creature that has you in reach must make a Reflex save (DC 10 + ½ your Bluff skill bonus) or be blinded until the end of your current turn. Even exceptional and magical senses can be blinded this way. If you begin your turn prone, you can use this ability as a swift action.

Scare Tactics (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks

Benefit: You can make a Intimidate check as a standard action to demoralize all enemies within 30 ft. Unlike normal demoralize, this can stack if used on creatures that are already fearful.

Scary Ambush (Ex)

Benefit: You can make a Intimidate check as a swift action to demoralize all enemies within 30 ft. that are denied their Dexterity bonus to armor class or flanked by you or an ally. Doing this breaks stealth, but only at the end of the round—you can still attack on your turn with the benefit of any Stealth you have. Unlike normal demoralize, this can stack if used on creatures that are already fearful.

Scary Wound (Ex)

Benefit: You can take an immediate action to make a Intimidate check to demoralize any creature you damage with an attack. Unlike normal demoralize, this can stack if used on creatures that are already fearful.

Shackle Combat (Ex)

Benefit: You can attempt to shackle a creature you are flanking or who is denied its Dexterity bonus to armor class against you. Make a melee touch attack, if the attack hits you have entangled the target. You gain +2 CMB and CMD against anyone you shackled yourself to.

You must have a set of manacles suitable for the target and hold them in one hand. These can be any kind of manacles—including masterwork and magical ones. This ability shackles one of the targets limbs, entangling him as described here. This different from being tied up per the grapple rules.

The manacles attach the target to something, and the effect varies depending on what it is attached to.

Shackling to a creature, such as yourself, creates a tug-of-war between the two creatures. Because the target is involuntarily shackled and is in an uncomfortable position, the daredevil has an advantage, but that can be negated by size.

  • Both creatures have their speed halved.
  • The creature with the larger size category (the daredevil wins a tie) can move freely, while the other creature is pulled along into any empty space adjacent to the puller. The daredevil decides in which square a pulled creature ends up. If there is no empty space, the move is impossible.

Shackling to an object requires that there be something suitably strong to shackle to. A nail driven into a wall has the same break DC as the wall, but setting it up takes a minute. Alchemical glue with accelerant is a quicker solution.

If the manacles have a lock or are false manacles, you can unlock the manacles as a standard action. A shackled creature inflicts only half damage with physical attacks on the manacles due to poor leverage.

Shackle Combat, Greater (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Shackle Combat

Benefit: You count as one size category larger for a manacle tug-of-war (see below), and the CMB and CMD bonus against someone you are shackled to increases to +8.

Shackle Combat, Improved (Ex)

Prerequisite: Shackle Combat

Benefit: You can manacle any target with a normal CMB check that does not trigger an attack of opportunity. The CMB and CMD bonus against someone you are shackled to increases to +4.

Shoot to Blind (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks

Benefit: You can try to shoot to blind as a swift action when you hit with an attack. Make an CMB check against the CMD of your opponent. On a success, the attack inflicts normal damage and causes a facial wound that blinds the target until it receives a Heal check (DC equal to your CMD) or has its blindness cured by magic.

Your CMB gains a circumstance bonus on the attack roll equal to ½ you class level if the original attack was a sneak attack.

Shoot to Penetrate (Ex)

Benefit: You can try to shoot to penetrate as a swift action when you hit with an attack. Make an CMB check against the CMD of your opponent. On a success, your attack ignores any damage reduction or energy resistance the target may have and inflicts lethal damage on a regenerating creature.

Your CMB gains a circumstance bonus on the attack roll equal to ½ you class level if the original attack was a sneak attack.

Shoot to Pin (Ex)

Benefit: You can try to shoot to pin as a swift action when you hit with a piercing attack. Make an CMB check against the CMD of your opponent. On a success, the target is entangled and immobilized. He needs a CMB or Escape Artist check with a DC equal to your CMD to break free (a standard action). An ally of the victim can take an action to make a CMB roll to try and free him. The weapon is stuck in the target while the effect lasts; if you used a melee weapon, you have to stay adjacent to the target or drop the weapon.

Your CMB and CMD gains a circumstance bonus on the attack roll equal to ½ you class level if your original attack was a sneak attack. This bonus applies only to this maneuver and against attempts to break the effect.

Sidestep (Ex)

Benefit: When you are the target of a charge attack, you can take an immediate action to make an Acrobatics check against the CMD of a charging opponent to outmaneuver them. On a success the charge attack automatically misses and the charging creature continues to move in a straight line past your space up to the limit of its speed or until it runs into an enemy, triggering attacks of opportunity normally for this movement. A Trip attack against the target of a sidestep does not trigger an attack of opportunity and gains a +4 bonus on CMB, but ends the target's movement.

Spatial Awareness (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks

Benefit: You have a subtle awareness of space around you and how to use it to best advantage. This covers the area within a distance equal to your Perception bonus in feet. When counting squares, round down to nearest 5 ft., minimum 5 ft. You ignore the effects of cover (except total cover), concealment, and difficult terrain in the area of awareness.

Spatial Confusion (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Spacial Awareness

Benefit: You have a subtle awareness of space around you and know how to use it to best advantage. This covers the area within a distance equal to your Perception bonus in feet. When counting squares, round down to nearest 5 ft., minimum 5 ft. You can confuse any creature trying to teleport into or out of your area of awareness as an immediate action. Such creatures must make a Will save (DC 10 + ½ your Bluff skill bonus) or you can shunt their point of arrival up to 10 ft and they become flat-footed for one round. If this makes them end up in difficult terrain, they also fall prone. If you shunt someone into a space already occupied by a solid body the teleportee is shifted to the nearest open space, take 1d6 damage per 5 ft. they were moved this way, and fall prone.

Spread Fast (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Spread Tricks

Benefit: When using Spread Tricks or Spread Oil, you can cover up to six squares as a swift action or move action. Once per round you can cover one square as a free action.

Spread Oil (Ex)

Prerequisite: Spread Tricks

Benefit: You can use a flask of lamp oil to create hazardous ground in the same way you use marbles and caltrops with Spread Tricks. This oiled ground requires a DC 10 Acrobatics check to avoid falling, and creatures standing in the area become flat-footed unless they have uncanny dodge. If they move at more than half rate, they take a -5 penalty on the Acrobatics check, as normal. If you use an oil of grease this way, the Acrobatics DC is (10 + ½ your Disable Device skill bonus). If you use alchemist's fire this way, creatures in the area take 1d3 fire damage per round for 1 round/level, twice that if they are prone. You can use a mix of alchemist fire and oil of grease to gain both effects.

Spread Tricks (Ex)

Benefit: You are a master at using caltrops, marbles and smoke pellets to create danger zones. You can spread such devices in one 5 ft. square as a swift action or in up to six spaces of your choice adjacent to you at some point this turn as a move action, using only one set of caltrops or marbles or a single smoke pellet. Caltrops you spread use your base attack bonus to attack instead of their normal +0 attack bonus. The Reflex save to avoid marbles you spread is (10 + ½ your Disable Device skill bonus). You can also use this ability to spread alchemical substances that normally cover a single 5 ft. square. Their effect is not amplified, but you only use up one set of of ingredients to cover a larger area.

Sudden Lunge (Ex)

Benefit: As an immediate action, make an Acrobatics check against the CMD of an opponent to out-maneuver them. On a success you increase your reach by 5 ft. with respect to that specific opponent. This effect lasts until the end of your next turn. You reach is not changed in respect to any other opponent.

Surgical Bleed (Ex)

Benefit: You can use your knowledge of anatomy to penalize enemies. When you damage a creature with a sneak attack, you can activate this power as a swift action. Inflict bleed damage each round equal to your Heal skill modifier. Any effect that restores hit points or a Heal check (DC 15) stops bleed damage. Bleed damage ignores all damage reduction.

Surgical Disembowel (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks

Benefit: You can use your knowledge of anatomy to penalize enemies. When you damage a creature with a sneak attack, you can activate this power as a swift action. The target cannot recover hit points by any means, such as regeneration, fast healing, or cure spells.

The creature can attempt a Fortitude save (DC 10 + ½ your Heal skill bonus) as a full-round action to remove the effect, or a Heal check with the same difficulty can remove the effect — also a full-round action, and the creature must be willing and is dazed one round by the attempt. Any effect that cures Constitution drain will also negate the effects of surgical disembowel.

Surgical Strike (Ex)

Benefit: You can attempt to use Surgical Bleed, Surgical Disembowel, or Surgical Weakening with any attack, not just a sneak attack. You need to make a Heal check (DC is the target's Armor Class) to succeed. You have to know the trick you wish to use.

Surgical Weakening (Ex)

Prerequisite: Surgical Bleed

Benefit: You can use your knowledge of anatomy and bodily weakness to penalize enemies. When you hit a creature with a sneak attack, you can activate this power as a swift action. You reduce damage reduction or one type of energy resistance by 10 + your Heal skill modifier. This cannot reduce the resistance to less than zero. Alternatively, you can inflict a -2 circumstance penalty to one saving throw of your choice (Fortitude, Reflex, or Will).

Surprise Push (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Surprise Rush

Benefit: You and allies within sight or hearing can add your Charisma modifier to initiative rolls.

Surprise Rush (Ex)

Benefit: You can encourage your side to seize the initiative in a combat. On your turn in a surprise round, and as long as no enemy has yet acted, you and any allies within 30 ft. who are not surprised can take a move action. This is in addition to other actions.

Surprise Warning (Ex)

Benefit: In a surprise round when you are not surprised, allies within 30 ft. are not surprised either.

Trap Amateur (Ex)

Benefit: You can use the ranger trap ability, and you know how to set all the exceptional traps, but not supernatural ones. There is no limit on the traps you can set daily, but you must supply components for each. You can spend the equivalent of a number of uses of the ranger's traps ability on each trap equal to your Intelligence bonus (minimum 1).

You can also deploy traps over a wider area than a ranger can by sacrificing concealment. Such traps are obvious but can cover up to 10 continuous 5 ft. squares.

Finally, you can trigger a trap you have set as an immediate action at a range of 30 ft.

Trap Expert (Ex)

Prerequisite: Trap Amateur

Benefit: Your traps cause double hit-point damage and no longer suffer a saving throw penalty for being extraordinary.

Trap Master (Su)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks, Trap Expert

Benefit: Your traps deal quadruple hit point damage and you know how to set all supernatural traps and can set a number of supernatural traps each day equal to your class level.

Warding Strike (Ex)

Prerequisite: Advanced Tricks

Benefit: You can counterattack someone who is attacking you as an immediate action. If your attack succeeds, the target takes normal damage and the attack he was just about to make fails. You must wield or Quickdraw a melee weapon to do this.

Summary of Changed Class Features

  • Sneak Attack

See Also

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