Skills: Craft (Armorsmithing) 4 Ranks
Feats: Toughness, Improved Toughness
Proficiencies: Must be proficient with at least one type of armor.
Hit Die: d10
Class Skills: Balance, Climb, Craft, Intimidate, Jump, Profession, Ride, Swim. 2 + Int Modifier Skill Points.
Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special 1st +0 +2 +0 +0 Armor Dampening, Tough 2nd +1 +3 +0 +0 Ablative Armor 3rd +2 +3 +1 +1 Hardened Armor
Wpn/Arm Prof: The Dauntless gains proficiency with Light, Medium, and Heavy Armor as well as with Shields (except tower shields).
Armor Dampening (Ex): Starting at 1st level, the Dauntless converts an amount of lethal damage they take from an attack to nonlethal damage equal to their armor and shield bonus combined. The Dauntless reduces the Armor Check Penalty and increases the Maximum Dexterity Modifier of armor they are currently wearing by their class level.
Additionally, the Dauntless gains a bonus on Craft (Armorsmithing) checks made to repair armor and shields equal to 1 + three times their class level (max +10 at 3rd level).
Tough (Ex): At each level, the Dauntless gains Toughness as a bonus feat. The Dauntless gains additional hit points equal to their class level and +1 to Fortitude saves for each instance of Toughness they possess. Every two instances of Toughness increases the Dauntless's Natural Armor by 1.
Ablative Armor (Ex): A Dauntless of at least 2nd level may, when successfully hit by an attack, transfer the damage from themselves to their armor or shield. Hardness does not apply against damage inflicted to the armor or shield in this way.
Additionally, the Dauntless may, over the course of an hour, reinforce a suit of armor or shield, granting it temporary hit points equal to half its current hit point total. While the armor possesses temporary hit points from this ability, it's hardness is increased by 2.
Hardened Armor (Ex): At 3rd level, any suit of armor the Dauntless wears provides them Damage Reduction equal to half the armor bonus of the armor. Damage reduction gained in this way is overcome by adamantine unless the armor has a hardness of 20 or greater. This damage reduction stacks with similar damage reduction the Dauntless may possess.
Additionally, the Dauntless may, over the course of a week, strengthen a suit of armor or shield, permanently increasing its maximum hit point total by 5 and hardness by 1. Any suit of armor or shield may only benefit from this once per class level the Dauntless possesses.