Battle Scion

Skald Archetype

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Fortitude
High
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Will
High
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Reflex
Low
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Base Attack Bonus
Average
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HP per level
5/ Level
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HP
8
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Max level of Spells
6
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Caster ability
Charisma
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Caster type
Casting Spontaneously

Class Initial Features

Class Skills

Battle Scion is a class in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. Battle Scions can use both melee and ranged weapons. They cane specialize on a specific type of enemy providing with additional damage against it.

 

"Battle Scions are poets, historians, and keepers of lore who use their gifts for oration and song to inspire allies into a frenzied rage. They balance a violent spirit with the veneer of civilization, recording events such as heroic battles and the deeds of great leaders, enhancing these stories in the retelling to earn bloodier victories in combat. A Battle Scion’s poetry is nuanced and often has multiple overlapping meanings, and he applies similar talents to emulate magic from other spellcasters."

  

Battle Scion Information

Stats

  • Alignment Requirement: Any
  • Hit Die:+5
  • Skill Points per Level: 4
  • Level 1 Base Attack Bonus: +0

Skills

 

Battle Scion Features

  • Bardic knowledge
  • Inspired Rage
  • Bonus Feat
  • Skald Talent
  • A skald is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, light and medium armor, and shields (except tower shields). A skald can cast skald spells while wearing light or medium armor and even using a shield without incurring the normal arcane spell failure chance. This does not affect the arcane spell failure chance for arcane spells received from other classes. Like other arcane spellcasters, a skald wearing heavy armor incurs a chance of arcane spell failure if the spell in question has somatic components.
 

Battle Scion Progression

 

Level

Base Attack Bonus

Fort

Ref

Will

Special

Level 1 +0 +2 0 2 Bardic knowledge, Inspired Rage, Bonus Feat, Courtly Presence
Level 2 +1 +3 0 3 Skald Talent, Well-versed
Level 3 +2  +3 1 3 Battle Prowess
Level 4 +3  +4 1 4 Uncanny Dodge
Level 5 +3 +4 1 4 Spell Kenning
Level 6 +4  +5 2 5 Battle Prowess, Song of Strength
Level 7 +5  +5 2 5 Skald Talent, Lore Master
Level 8  +6/+1 +6 2 6 Improved uncanny dodge
Level 9  +6/+1 +6 3 6 Battle Prowess, Damage Reduction
Level 10  +7/+2 +7 3 7 Dirge of doom
Level 11  +8/+3 +7 3 7 Spell Kenning
Level 12  +9/+4 +8 4 8 Skald Talent, Battle Prowess
Level 13  +9/+4 +8 4 8  
Level 14  +10/+5 +9 4 9 Damage Reduction, Song of the Fallen
Level 15  +11/+6/+1 +9 5 9 Battle Prowess
Level 16  +12/+7/+2 +10 5 10  
Level 17  +12/+7/+2 +10 5 10 Skald Talent, Spell Kenning
Level 18  +13/+8/+3 +11 6 11 Battle Prowess
Level 19  +14/+9/+4 +11 6 11 Damage Reduction
Level 20  +15/+10/+5 +12 6 12 Master Skald, Once and Future Scion

 

Battle Scion Abilities

 

Skald Talent

As a Skald gains experience, he learns a number of talents that aid him and confound his foes. At 2nd level, a Skald gains a Rogue talent, as the rogue class feature of the same name. At 7th level and every 5 levels thereafter, the Skald gains an additional rogue talent. A Skald cannot select a rogue talent that modifies the Sneak Attack ability.

Inspired Rage

At 1st level, affected allies gain a +1 bonus to melee attacks and damage rolls and a +1 bonus on Will saving throws, but also take a -1 penalty to AC. While under the effects of Inspired Rage, allies other than the Skald cannot use any ability that requires patience or concentration. At 4th level and every 4 levels thereafter, the song's bonuses on Will saves increasy by 1; the penalty to AC doesn't change. At 8th and 16th levels, the song's bonuses to attack and damage increasy by 1. (Unlike the barbarian's rage ability, those affected are not fatigued after the song ends.)

Bonus Feat (Skald)

At first level, a Skald gets a bonus feat from list.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency (Skald)

Skald is proficient with all Simple and Martial Weapons, light and medium armor, and Shields (Except tower shields). A Skald can cast Skald Spells while wearing light and medium armor and even using a Shield without incurring the normal arcane spell failure chance. This does not affect the arcane spell failure chance for arcane spells received from other classes. Like other arcane spellcasters, a Skald wearing heavy armor incrus a chance of arcane spell failure if the spell in question has somatic components.

 

Battle Prowess

Whenever a Battle Scion would gain a rage power from the skald’s rage power ability (at 3rd level and every 3 skald levels thereafter), he can instead choose to gain a combat feat or teamwork feat for which he meets the prerequisites.

The Battle Scion can grant this feat to allies under the effect of Inspired Rage, as long as those allies also meet the prerequisites, but he must expend 3 rounds of raging song for each round in which he grants a teamwork feat.

Uncanny Dodge

The character can react to danger before his senses would normally allow him to do so. He cannot be caught Flat-Footed, nor does he lose his Dexterity bonus to AC if the attacker is invisible. He still loses his Dexterity bonus to AC if immobilized. A character with this ability can still lose his Dexterity bonus to AC if an opponent successfully uses the feint action against him.

If a character already has unccany dodge from a different class, he automatically gains improved uncanny dodge instead.

Damage Reduction (Skald)

At 9th level, a skald gains damage reduction. Subtract 1 from the damage the skald takes each time he is dealt damage from a weapon or a natural attack. At 14th and 19th levels, this damage reduction increases by 1. Damage Reduction can reduce damage to 0, but not below 0. Additionally, the skald grants this DR to all allies affected by his inspired rage.

Well-versed

At 2nd level, the Skald becomes resistant to sonic effects. The Skald gains a +4 bonus on saving throws made against bardic performance, as well as all sonic or language-dependent effects

 

Improved Uncanny Dodge

The character can no longer be Flanked.

This defense denies another rogue the ability to sneak attack the character by flanking him, unless the attacker has at least four more Rogue levels than the target does.

Song of Strength

At 6th level, a Skald can use raging song to inspire his allies to superhuman feats of Strength. While the Skald uses this performance, allies within 50 feet who can hear the Skald may add 1/2 the Skald's level to all Strength-based Skill Checks.

Lore Master

At 7th level, the Skald becomes a master of many different types of lore, and can choose to take 10 on any Knowledge skill check that he has ranks in.

Dirge of Doom (Skald)

At 10th level, a Skald can create a sense of growing dread in his Enemies, causing them to become shaken. This only affects Enemies that are within 50 feet and able to hear the Skald's performance. The effect persists for as long as the enemy is within 50 feet and the Skald continues his performance. This cannot cause a creature to become frightened or panicked, even if the targets are already shaken from another effect. This is a sonic mind-affecting fear effect, and relies on audible components.

 

Raging Song (Swift Action)

At 13th level, a Skald can start a raging song as a Swift Action instead of a Standard Action.

Song of the Fallen

At 14th level, a Skald can temporarily revive dead allies to continue fighting, with the same limitations as raise dead. The Skald brings all allies within 50 feet back to life. The revived allies are alive but staggered. Each round, the Skald may expend another 1 round of raging song to keep them alive for another round. The allies automatically die if the Skald ends this performance or is interrupted.

Master Skald

At 20th level, Skald's inspired rage no longer gives allies a penalty to AC, nor limits what skills or abilities they can use. Additionally, they act as if under a haste effect

Raging Song (Move Action)

At 7th level, a Skald can start a Raging Song as a Move Action instead of a Standard Action.

 

Courtly Presence

At 1st level, a Battle Scion's bearing radiates command and presence, allowing him to tower over his opponents in social situations. The Battle Scion gets a bonus equal to 1/2 his character level to Persuasion Checks made to indimidate. However, his bardic knowledge ability applies to only Knowledge (World)

Scribe Scrolls

Allows you to craft scrolls during camping.

Bardic Knowledge (Battle Scion)

A Skald gets a bonus equal to 1/2 his class level (minimum +1) on Knowledge (World) skill checks.

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      At the moment as far as i can say Courtly presence doesnt work. I tried with Lvl 1 Battle scion and my Demoralize check was +5 ( persuasion skill is at +4) i Also tried as a Lvl 1 Battle scion Lvl 3 Sword saint and it stayed +5 ( persuasion was still at 4). This should work off of Character level not class level.

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