Stygian Slayer is a class in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. Skilled at tracking down targets, Stygian Slayers are consummate hunters, living for the chase and the deadly stroke that brings it to a close. Stygian Slayers spend most of their time honing their weapon skills, studying the habits and anatomy of foes, and practicing combat maneuvers.
"A stygian slayer crawls out of the darkest shadows to strike fear into the hearts of civilized folk. He’s a merciless killer who can control a sliver of magic, allowing him to arrive unseen, commit murder, and depart without detection."
Stygian Slayer Information
- Base Class: Slayer
- High saves: Fortitude, Reflex
- Class skills: Stealth, Mobility, Perception, Athletics, Knowledge (World), Lore (Nature), Persuasion.
- A Stygian Slayer is proficient with all simple and Martial Weapons, as well as with Light Armor, but not with Medium Armor, Heavy Armor, or any kind of Shields (Including tower shields).
Stygian Slayer Progression
|6||Slayer Talents, Sneak Attack|
|7||Studied Target (Swift)|
|10||Studied Target, Advanced Talents, Shadowy Mist Form|
|12||Slayer Talents, Sneak Attack|
|14||Slayer Talents, Quarry|
|15||Studied Target, Sneak Attack|
|18||Slayer Talents, Sneak Attack|
|20||Studied Target, Slayer Talents, Master Slayer|
Stygian Slayer Abilities
As a Slayer gains experience, he learns a number of talents that aid him and confound his foes. Starting at 2nd level and every 2 levels thereafter, a Slayer gains one slayer talent.
After 2nd level, the Slayer can select a ranger combat style (such as archery or two-weapon combat) and gains a combat Feat from the first feat list of that style. He can choose Feats from his selected combat style, even if he does not have the normal prerequisites. After 6th level, he may select this talent again and add the 6th-level Ranger combat Feats from his chosen style to the list. After 10th level, he may select this talent again and add the 10th level Ranger combat Feats from his chosen style to the list.
A character can study an opponent he can see as a bonus move action. The character then gains a +1 bonus on weapon attack and damage rolls against it. The save DCs of character class abilities against that opponent increase by 1.
If a character deals sneak attack damage to a target, he studies that target, allowing him to apply his studied target bonuses against that target (including to the normal weapon damage roll).
At 5th, 10th, 15th amd 20th levels, the bonuses on weapon attack rolls, damage rolls and to character save DCs against a studed target increase by 1.
At 7th level, a character can study an opponent as a move or Swift Action.
At 13th level, a Slayer can once per day increase his movement speed by 30 ft, and his movement doesn't provoke attacks of opportunity. At 17th level, he can do this twice per day.
If a character can catch an opponent when he is unable to defend himself effectively from his attack, he can strike a vital spot for extra damage.
The character's attack deals extra damage anytime his target would be denied a Dexterity Bonus to AC (whether the target actually has a Dexterity bonus or not), or when the character flanks his target. This extra damage is 1d6 and increases by 1d6 at later levels. This additional damage is precision damage and is not multiplied on a Critical Strike.
The character must be able to see the target well enough to pick out a vital spot and must be able to reach such a spot.
At 4th level, a Stygian Slayer can cast Invisibility once per day, using his Slayer level as his Caster Level. The Slayer uses his Intelligence modifier for Concentration Checks when using this ability. The Slayer can use this an additional time per day at 8th level and every 4 levels thereafter.
At 10th level, a Stygian Slayer can transform into an inky black cloud of mist. This functions as incorporeal form, in which slayer can not attack. The Slayer can use this ability for a number of minutes per day equal to his level. These minutes need not be consecutive, but must be used in 1-minute increments.
After 10th level, a character can choose one of the Advanced Rogue Talents in a place of a Rogue Talent.
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