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Vivisectionist is an Alchemist archetype in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. A vivisectionist studies bodies to better understand their function. Unlike a chirurgeon, a vivisectionist’s goals are not related to healing, but rather to experimentation and knowledge that most people would consider evil.
- Base Class: Alchemist
- High saves: Fortitude and Reflex.
- Class skills: Trickery, Knowledge (Arcana), Knowledge (World), Perception, Use Magic Device.
- Proficient with all simple weapons and bombs. Also, proficient with light armor, but not shields.
- Alignment: Any.
- Hit Die: d8.
- Skill Ranks per Level: 3 + Int modifier.
|Level 1||Throw Anything, Alchemist Proficiencies, mutagen, Sneak Attack 1d6|
|Level 2||Medical Discovery|
|Level 3||Sneak Attack 2d6|
|Level 4||Medical Discovery|
|Level 5||Sneak Attack 3d6|
|Level 6||Medical Discovery|
|Level 7||Sneak Attack 4d6|
|Level 8||Medical Discovery|
|Level 9||Sneak Attack 5d6|
|Level 10||Medical Discovery, Advanced Talents|
|Level 11||Sneak Attack 6d6|
|Level 12||Medical Discovery|
|Level 13||Sneak Attack 7d6|
|Level 14||persistent mutagen, Medical Discovery|
|Level 15||Sneak Attack 8d6|
|Level 16||Medical Discovery|
|Level 17||Sneak Attack 9d6|
|Level 18||Medical Discovery, Medical Discovery|
|Level 19||Sneak Attack 10d6|
|Level 20||Grand Discovery|
Vivisectionists are proficient with all simple weapons and bombs. They are also proficient with light armor, but not with shields.
If a character 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 character'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 character flanks her 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 hit.
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 1st level, an alchemist discovers how to create a mutagen that he can imbibe in order to heighten his physical prowess at the cost of his personality.
It's a standard action to drink a mutagen. Upon being imbibed, the mutagen causes the alchemist to grow bulkier and more bestial, granting him a +2 natural armor bonus and a +4 alchemical bonus to the selected ability score for 10 minutes per alchemist level. In addition, while the mutagen is in effect, the alchemist takes a –2 penalty to one of his mental ability scores. If the mutagen enhances his Strength, it applies a penalty to his Intelligence. If it enhances his Dexterity, it applies a penalty to his Wisdom. If it enhances his Constitution, it applies a penalty to his Charisma.
At 2nd level, an Alchemist gains a +2 bonus on all saving throws against poison. This bonus increases to +4 at 5th level, and then again to +6 at 8th level. At 10th level, an alchemist becomes completely immune to poison.
At 14th level, the effects of a mutagen last for 1 hour per level.
At 20th level, the Vivisectionist makes a grand discovery. He immediately learns two normal discoveries, but also learns a grand discovery, representing a truly astounding alchemical breakthrough of significant import. For many Vivisectionists, the promise of one of these grand discoveries is the primary goal of their experiments and hard work.
At 2nd level, and then again every 2 levels thereafter (up to 18th level), a Vivisectionist makes an incredible medical discovery. The DC of any saving throw called for by a discovery is equal to 10 + 1/2 the Vivisectionist's level + the Vivisectionist's Intelligence modifier.
At 10th level, a character can choose one of the advanced rogue talents in place of a rogue talent.
At 10th level, an alchemist becomes completely immune to poison.
|All Alchemist Subclasses in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous|