Ability Score: Cha 13
Skills: Bluff 6 Ranks, Intimidate or Diplomacy 3 Ranks
Hit Die: d6
Class Skills: Bluff, Craft, Diplomacy, Gather Information, Intimidate, Listen, Perform, Profession, Sense Motive, Sleight of Hand, Spot. 6 + Int Modifier Skill Points.
Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special 1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Mockery, Taunting Smirk 2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 Vicious Insult 3rd +2 +1 +1 +3 Searing Retort
Wpn/Arm Prof: The Heckler gains no new weapon or armor proficiencies.
Mockery (Ex): A Heckler is capable of using cutting words and insults as a way to injure the fighting spirit and focus of their foes. As a standard action, the Heckler may target a single creature within 30ft that can both hear and understand them to make a special Bluff check. The target must succeed on a Will save against the Heckler's Bluff check or become Slighted for a number of rounds equal to the Heckler's ranks in Bluff - 3. While Slighted, the target takes a morale penalty to Will saves equal to the Heckler's Class level. Additional uses of this ability reset the duration.
This is a language-dependent, mind-affecting ability.
If the Heckler possesses Improved Feint, they may instead use Mockery as a move action.
Taunting Smirk (Ex): While a creature is Slighted, they take a morale penalty on attack rolls and saving throw DCs of attacks and abilities targeting the Heckler equal to their Cha bonus. The Heckler adds their Cha bonus on opposed skill checks made against creatures that are slighted.
Additionally, instead of resetting the duration of Mockery, the Heckler may deny the target their Dex mod to AC as if they had made a successful feint attempt.
Vicious Insult (Ex): Starting at 2nd level, when a slighted creature attacks the Heckler, they must make two attack rolls and take the worst of the two.
By sacrificing an attack of opportunity for the round, the Heckler may cause a slighted creature to take a penalty on attack rolls made against the Heckler equal to the Heckler's Cha bonus for 1 round.
Additionally, the Heckler may use Mockery as a move action instead of a standard action. If the Heckler possesses Improved Feint, they may instead use Mockery as a swift action.
Searing Retort (Ex): Any time a creature attacks a 3rd level Heckler and misses, the Heckler may sacrifice an attack of opportunity for the round to use Mockery as an immediate action. If the target is slighted, the Heckler may instead make them demoralized for as long as they are slighted.
Additionally, creatures normally immune to mind-affecting effects are not immune to Mockery or Vicious Insult, but instead gain a +4 bonus to their Will Save against the effect. Mockery loses its language dependence.