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    Default [PF] Prestige Bard (WIP)

    Here is a quick adaptation of the prestige bard to the Pathfinder rule-set. I will also be doing a conversion of the PF Bard archetypes to prestige form.

    The Prestige Bard


    Hit Die: d8

    Requirements
    To qualify to become a prestige bard, a character must fulfill all of the following criteria.

    Alignment
    Any.

    Base Attack Bonus
    +3.

    Skills
    Knowledge (any one) 1 rank, Perform (any one) 5 ranks.

    Special
    Ability to cast 1st level arcane spells.

    Class Skills
    The bardís class skills are Acrobatics (Dex), Appraise (Int), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (all) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Perception (Wis), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Spellcraft (Int), Stealth (Dex), and Use Magic Device (Cha).

    Skill Ranks per Level: 6 + Int modifier.

    Table: Prestige Bard
    {table=head]Level|Base Attack Bonus|Fort Save|Ref Save|Will Save|Special|Spells per Day

    1st|
    +0
    |
    +0
    |
    +2
    |
    +2
    |Bardic knowledge, bardic performance, countersong, distraction, fascinate, inspire courage +1|-

    2nd|
    +1
    |
    +0
    |
    +3
    |
    +3
    |Versatile Performance, Well-Versed|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    3rd|
    +2
    |
    +1
    |
    +3
    |
    +3
    |Inspire Competence +2|-

    4th|
    +3
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |
    +4
    |Lore Master 1/day|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    5th|
    +3
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |
    +4
    |Inspire Courage +2, Versatile Performance|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    6th|
    +4
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    |
    +5
    |Inspire Competence +3, Suggestion|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    7th|
    +5
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    |
    +5
    |Inspire Greatness|-

    8th|
    +6
    |
    +2
    |
    +6
    |
    +6
    |Dirge of Doom, Versatile Performance|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    9th|
    +6
    |
    +3
    |
    +6
    |
    +6
    |Inspire Competence +4, Inspire courage +3, lore master 2/day|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    10th|
    +7
    |
    +3
    |
    +7
    |
    +7
    |Jack-of-all-Trades, Soothing Performance|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    11th|
    +8
    |
    +3
    |
    +7
    |
    +7
    |Inspire Heroics, Versatile Performance|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    12th|
    +9
    |
    +4
    |
    +8
    |
    +8
    |Frightening Tune, Inspire Competence +5|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    13th|
    +9
    |
    +4
    |
    +8
    |
    +8
    |Inspire courage +4, Mass Suggestion|-

    14th|
    +10
    |
    +4
    |
    +9
    |
    +9
    |Lore master 3/day, Versatile Performance|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    15th|
    +11
    |
    +5
    |
    +9
    |
    +9
    |Deadly Performance, Inspire Competence +6|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class[/table]

    Class Features

    All the following are class features of the prestige bard class.

    Weapon and Armor Proficiency: As the standard bard. A prestige bard can cast any arcane spells in light armor without the normal arcane spell failure chance.

    Spells per Day
    At the indicated levels, a prestige bard gains new spells per day as if he had also gained a level in an arcane spellcasting class he belonged to before adding the prestige class. He does not, however, gain other benefits a character of that class would have gained, except for additional spells per day, spells known (if he is a spontaneous spellcaster), and an increased effective level of spellcasting. If a character had more than one arcane spellcasting class before becoming a prestige bard, he must decide to which class he adds the new level for purposes of determining spells per day.

    Bardic Knowledge (Ex)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Bardic Performance
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Countersong (Su)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Distraction (Su)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Fascinate (Su)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Inspire Courage (Su)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Versatile Performance (Ex)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Well-Versed (Ex)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Inspire Competence (Su)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Lore Master (Ex)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Suggestion (Sp)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Dirge of Doom (Su)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Inspire Greatness (Su)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Jack of all Trades (Ex)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Soothing Performance (Su)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Frightening Tune (Sp)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Inspire Heroics (Su)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Mass Suggestion (Sp)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.

    Deadly Performance (Su)
    As the standard bard ability of the same name.


    The Divine Prestige Bard


    Not all bards are arcanists; some derive their special powers from a divine tradition. In many primitive cultures, the divine bard takes the place of the cleric or the adept as the guide of the people's religious beliefs.


    Requirements
    To qualify to become a divine prestige bard, a character must fulfill all of the following criteria.

    Alignment
    Any.

    Base Attack Bonus
    +3.

    Skills
    Knowledge (any one) 1 rank, Perform (any one) 5 ranks.

    Special
    Ability to cast 1st level divine spells.

    Class Features
    The divine prestige bard has all the standard prestige bard class features, except as noted below.

    Spells per Day
    At the indicated levels, a divine prestige bard gains new spells per day as if he had also gained a level in any divine spellcasting class, rather than an arcane class. Otherwise, this works as the normal prestige bard class feature.


    The Sublime Prestige Bard


    Requirements
    To qualify to become a sublime prestige bard, a character must fulfill all of the following criteria.

    Alignment
    Any.

    Base Attack Bonus
    +3.

    Skills
    Knowledge (any one) 1 rank, Perform (any one) 5 ranks.

    Martial Maneuvers
    Any two devoted spirit, white raven, or shadow hand maneuvers.

    Table: Sublime Prestige Bard
    {table=head]Level|Base Attack Bonus|Fort Save|Ref Save|Will Save|Special|Maneuvers Known|Maneuvers Readied|Stances Known

    1st|
    +0
    |
    +0
    |
    +2
    |
    +2
    |Bardic knowledge, bardic performance, countersong, distraction, fascinate, inspire courage +1|1|0|0

    2nd|
    +1
    |
    +0
    |
    +3
    |
    +3
    |Versatile Performance, Well-Versed|0|0|0

    3rd|
    +2
    |
    +1
    |
    +3
    |
    +3
    |Inspire Competence +2|1|1|0

    4th|
    +3
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |
    +4
    |Lore Master 1/day|0|0|1

    5th|
    +3
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |
    +4
    |Inspire Courage +2, Versatile Performance|1|0|0

    6th|
    +4
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    |
    +5
    |Inspire Competence +3, Suggestion|0|1|0

    7th|
    +5
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    |
    +5
    |Inspire Greatness|1|0|0

    8th|
    +6
    |
    +2
    |
    +6
    |
    +6
    |Dirge of Doom, Versatile Performance|0|0|1

    9th|
    +6
    |
    +3
    |
    +6
    |
    +6
    |Inspire Competence +4, Inspire courage +3, lore master 2/day|1|1|0

    10th|
    +7
    |
    +3
    |
    +7
    |
    +7
    |Jack-of-all-Trades, Soothing Performance|0|0|0

    11th|
    +8
    |
    +3
    |
    +7
    |
    +7
    |Inspire Heroics, Versatile Performance|1|0|0

    12th|
    +9
    |
    +4
    |
    +8
    |
    +8
    |Frightening Tune, Inspire Competence +5|0|1|1

    13th|
    +9
    |
    +4
    |
    +8
    |
    +8
    |Inspire courage +4, Mass Suggestion|1|0|0

    14th|
    +10
    |
    +4
    |
    +9
    |
    +9
    |Lore master 3/day, Versatile Performance|0|0|0

    15th|
    +11
    |
    +5
    |
    +9
    |
    +9
    |Deadly Performance, Inspire Competence +6|1|0|0
    [/table]

    Class Features
    The sublime prestige bard has all the standard prestige bard class features, except as noted below.

    Maneuvers
    At each odd-numbered level, you gain a new maneuver known from the Devoted Spirit, Diamond Mind, Iron heart, or White Raven discipline. You must meet a maneuver's prerequisite to learn it. You add your full sublime prestige bard levels to your initiator level to determine your total initiator level and your highest-level maneuvers known.
    At 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th level, you gain an additional maneuver readied per day.

    This ability replaces spells per day.

    Stances Known
    At 4th, 8th, and 12th level, you learn a new martial stance from the Devoted Spirit, Diamond Mind, Iron Heart or White Raven disciplines. You must meet a stance's prerequisite to learn it.
    Last edited by Curious; 2011-11-27 at 02:43 AM.
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