View Full Version : Pathfinder [Archetype] Condemned One (Antipaladin) [Chosen one, but for antipaladins]

2015-06-18, 12:57 AM
-While most antipaladins were trained by another or once stood as a champion of good only to have fallen, there are those that are damned to begin with, chosen by vile masters to combat the forces of good. These condemned ones may lack experience, and at times an initial desire of evil, but in time and with the aid of their emissaries they become more than capable of laying low any champion of good that stands in their way.

--Boonless: A condemned one does not gain the fiendish boon class feature.
--Vile Emissary(Ex): At 1st level, a condemned one gains an emissary familiar, treating his antipaladin level as his wizard level for the purpose of this ability.
--Religious Mentor (Ex): The familiar's sworn duty is to help train the condemned one. The familiar is treated as having an umber of ranks in Knowledge (religion) equal to the condemned one's antipaladin level. The condemned one doesn't gain Knowledge (religion) as a class skill.
--Delayed Resiliance (Su): A condemened one begins his career without fully understanding his potential. The condemned one uses the barbarian, rogue, sorcerer column to calculate his typical starting age. He receives the smite good ability at 2nd level and the unholy resilience ability at 4th level. This does not affect the rate at which he gains additional uses per day of smite good, so he still gains his second use at 4th level, his third at 7th level, and so on. This ability alters unholy resilience and smite good.
--Paws of Corruption (Su): At 2nd level, a condemned one's familiar is able to borrow some of his energy to inflict horrific wounds upon others. The familiar can use the condemned one's touch of corruption, including all of his cruelties, but each such use consumes two uses of the antipaladin's touch of corruption ability. Starting at 4th level, the familiar can also channel negative energy, but each use consumes four uses of the antipaladin's touch of corruption ability. This ability alters touch of corruption and channel negative energy.
--True Form (Ex): At 7th level, a condemned one's familiar reveals its true form, transforming into an outsider improved familiar that matches the condemned one's patron's alignment (typically a cacodaemon, a cythnigot, or a quasit, but potentially any chaotic neutral, chaotic evil, neutral evil, or even lawful evil outsider familiar depending on the patron). The familiar gains the change shape universal monster ability if it doesn't already have it, which it can use at will to transform into its original form or back to its true form.
--Emissary's Smite (Su): At 11th level, a condemned one's familiar also benefits from the antipaladin's smite good ability whenever the condemned one uses smite good.

Whats to say? I decided to take Chosen One, and flip it to an Antipaladin Archetype. This could be for someone who had a rough life growing up and with their bitter outlook on the world evil felt them to be a good suitable candidate, or perhaps someone who essentially has a gun pointed to their head by their emissary and patron and is forced to commit vile deeds, having no choice but to accept their destiny.