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    Default SynchBlade (Pathfinder Base Class)... LOOK AT ALL MY WEAPONS!!! LOOK AT THEM!

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    Yes I did it. I have been busy working and it has taken a lot out of me lately... as has being homeless for about a month and a half. But now to celebrate my return to homebrewing I intend to actually finish this class


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    After having seen this Badass and the many "hype" trailers surrounding this game, I found myself obsessively trying to find a way to recreate this character as a dnd class. The idea was to use this class as a psionic prestige class which focused on enhanced use of the Call Weapon Psychic Warrior power. But over time, the idea grew and grew in scope and size and I simply decided to turn it into a "magical warrior" base class drawing inspiration from both the soulknife and Magus base classes. PEACHing on both mechanics and fluff would be appreciated. and without further adeu I present the SynchBlade.


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    I do not wish to fight with you. The fates, however, demand that I must. Tell me what fate do you wish to face?
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    SynchBlade

    SynchBlade
    Not all warrior's with magical potential decide to enter the Magus class. Most such warriors envy the ability of Soulknives to create a weapon out of pure distilled psionic energy. Such envious warriors train their magical power to "summon" weapons from their raw arcane energy. This process is known to these warriors as synchronization or "Synching" for short. During her training to learn how to synch weapons she also develops several arcana abilities similar if not nearly identical to the Magus, though she still does not cast any actual spells.
    By delving into the depths of both disciplines the synchblade also learns how to manipulate weapons she summons by shear thought alone as well as other skills to help shield her from harm and attack her foes called "Synch Skills". Ranging anywhere from allowing her to quickly synch a weapon and propel it at a foe, to learning how to teleport short distances, to forming a solid wall of weapons blocking most foes ability to damage her, a SynchBlade can be a difficult problem for enemies on the battlefield to deal with.
    Role: Though she is often limited to wearing light or no armor for many of her abilities to function, a SynchBlade is very much a front line warrior. Using her unique magical talents she can magically call into existence several weapons which surround her, acting as both a defense protecting from enemy attacks and as an offense tearing apart enemies foolish enough to remain too close to her.
    Alignment: Any
    Hit Die: d8

    Class Skills
    The SynchBlade's class skills are: Acrobatics (Dex), Climb (Str), Craft (Any) (Int), Escape Artist (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (Dungeoneering), Knowledge (Arcane) (Int), Perception (Wis), Profession (Any) (Wis), Ride (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis) Spellcraft (Int), Stealth (Dex), and Swim (Str)
    Skill Ranks per Level: 4 + Int modifier

    The SynchBlade
    {table=head]Level|Base Attack Bonus|Fort Save|Ref Save|Will Save|Special

    1st|
    +1
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    +0
    |
    +2
    |
    +2
    |Synch Weapon, Synch Skill, Synch Arcana, Arcane Pool, Bonus Feat

    2nd|
    +2
    |
    +0
    |
    +3
    |
    +3
    |Synch Skill

    3rd|
    +3
    |
    +1
    |
    +3
    |
    +3
    |Synch Arcana

    4th|
    +4
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |
    +4
    |Enhanced Synching (+1), Bonus Feat

    5th|
    +5
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |
    +4
    |Synch Skill

    6th|
    +6/1
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    |
    +5
    |Synch Arcana

    7th|
    +7/2
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    |
    +5
    |Bonus Feat

    8th|
    +8/3
    |
    +2
    |
    +6
    |
    +6
    |Synch Skill, Enhanced Synching (+2)

    9th|
    +9/4
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    +3
    |
    +6
    |
    +6
    |Synch Arcana

    10th|
    +10/5
    |
    +3
    |
    +7
    |
    +7
    | Bonus Feat


    11th|
    +11/6/1
    |
    +3
    |
    +7
    |
    +7
    | Synch Skill

    12th|
    +12/7/2
    |
    +3
    |
    +8
    |
    +8
    |Synch Arcana. Enhanced Synching (+3)

    13th|
    +13/8/3
    |
    +4
    |
    +8
    |
    +8
    |Bonus Feat

    14th|
    +14/9/4
    |
    +4
    |
    +9
    |
    +9
    |Synch Skill

    15th|
    +15/10/5
    |
    +4
    |
    +9
    |
    +9
    |Synch Arcana

    16th|
    +16/11/6/1
    |
    +5
    |
    +10
    |
    +10
    |Enhanced Synching (+4), Bonus Feat

    17th|
    +17/12/7/2
    |
    +5
    |
    +10
    |
    +10
    |Synch Skill

    18th|
    +18/13/8/3
    |
    +6
    |
    +11
    |
    +11
    | Synch Arcana

    19th|
    +19/14/9/4
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    +6
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    +11
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    +11
    |Bonus Feat

    20th|
    +20/15/10/5
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    +6
    |
    +12
    |
    +12
    |Synch Skill, Enhanced Synching (+5), Synchronization Mastery[/table]

    Class Features
    The following are class features of the SynchBlade.
    Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A SynchBlade is proficient with all simple and martial melee weapons. A SychBlade is also proficient with light armor.

    Synch Weapon (Su): A SynchBlade derives her name from her ability to summon weapons on the fly from thin air. When summoning a weapon, (a process which is best described as synchronizing the practitioner's soul with latent magical power then forming an image of the weapon the summoner wish to "summon" aka synching) a rune appears where the weapon is intended to be summoned and the weapon appears in a flash of light which quickly dissipates, (this light does not last long enough to act as a light source nor will it harm creatures with vulnerabilities to light,) and materializes in the SynchBlade's expectant hand. As a move action a SynchBlade may summon any type of weapon she is proficient with and is treated in all ways as an actual weapon of the type summoned. In addition any weapon summoned by a SynchBlade is always considered mastercraft (providing a +1 bonus to attack rolls) and is also treated as magic for the purpose of bypassing damage reduction. A SynchBlade may only have one weapon summoned at any given time unless she has the Dual-Synching or Multi-Synching Synch Skills, both of which are detailed below.

    A SynchBlade may attempt to summon or maintain her summoned weapon even if she is in the effects of an anti-magic field (or anti-psionics field if playing with magic/psionics transparency). However, in order to do so she must make a dc 20 Will save. If successful she is able to summon or retain her weapon for a number of rounds equal to her class level before she needs to check again. While in an area of suppressed magic (or pshionics) she still loses any enhancement bonuses her summoned weapon may possess as well as any Arcana affecting her weapon.

    A summoned weapon has hardness and hit points for a normal weapon of its type, however, if her weapon is sundered she may simply summon it again or summon a new type of weapon. If a weapon is sundered it is immediately dismissed. A Synchblade's summoned weapon remains for as long as she wills it and can even be picked up and used by others. While in the possession of another entity she may choose to dismiss the weapon. All summoned weapons are immediately dismissed if the SynchBlade who created them falls unconscious.

    Arcane Pool (Su): Starting at first level a SynchBlade has learned how to enhance her melee prowess with her latent arcane power in the form of an pool of arcane energy appropriately called an Arcane Pool. A SynchBlade has a total reserve of Arcane Pool points equal to 1/2 her level in SynchBlade (min. 1) + her Int modifier. This pool of points is restored after 8 hours of rest (which need not be consecutive) and an hour of uninterrupted meditation.
    At first level a SynchBlade can only use her Arcane pool to bestow a +1 enhancement bonus to attack and damage rolls with any weapon she wields by spending one point from her Arcane Pool. This use of her arcane pool lasts for one minute. For every four levels beyond 1st, the weapon gains another +1 enhancement bonus, to a maximum of +5 at 17th level. These bonuses can be added to the weapon, stacking with existing weapon enhancement to a maximum of +5. Multiple uses of this ability do not stack with themselves.

    Also at fifth level a SynchBlade may opt to replace some of the enhancement bonus she imbues while enhancing her weapon with her Arcane Pool for a one to one point ratio. The list she may choose from is as follows: Bane, Defending, Flaming, Flaming Burst, Frost, Icy Burst, Keen, Shock, Shocking Burst, Speed, and Vorpal.

    If the weapon a SynchBlade intends to empower with a weapon which does not already have an enhancement bonus she must first give the weapon at least a +1 enhancement bonus before adding special abilities. A SynchBlade can only enhance one weapon at a time with this ability. If she enhances another weapon via use of her Arcane Pool all enhancements and special abilities disappear from the previous weapon. She is not refunded the points to her Arcane Pool and the enhancement bonuses do not carry over. She must spend the points from her Arcane Pool once again to enhance the new weapon.

    Bonus Feat: At each level indicated by the table above the SynchBlade selects a bonus feat to add to her repertoire. This feat must be a combat feat, and she must meet all prerequisites to obtain the feat.

    Synch Skill: At second level and every three levels thereafter a SynchBlade may select one of many Synch Skills which reflects the way she approaches combat using her SynchBlade class feature. The full list of Synch Skills can be found in the spoiler below. Unless otherwise noted each Synch Skill can only be selected once. Some Synch Skills may have prerequisites in order to select them.

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    Blade Cover: By using this Synch Skill a SynchBlade can telekinetically manipulate one weapon to float around her and impeed her enemies to the best of its ability. Use of this ability grants her a deflection bonus to Ac equal to her Int mod as well as granting soft cover. This ability is superseded by Shield of Blades but she may switch between the two as she see's fit. Soft cover is detailed in page 196 of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook.

    Blade Surf: By summoning a weapon and standing on it a SynchBlade may fly. While surfing on one of her summoned blades a Synchblade gains a fly speed equal to her twice her land speed. When she first gains this Synch Skill her maneuverability is clumsy. The SynchBlade also gains fly as a class skill. This Synch Skill may be selected up to four times, each time it is selected her maneuverability increases by one step (poor, average, good, perfect) and her fly speed increases by ten feet.

    A weapon used in this fashion is unavailable for use other than to fly. If a SynchBlade is knocked off her weapon while riding it in this manner she begins to fall immediately.

    A SynchBlade must be ninth level before selecting this Synch Skill.

    B0re: Whenever a SynchBlade uses her Propel Weapon arcana she may spend an extra two points from her arcane pool to increase the damage done to d10's. In while she uses this ability her Propel Weapon attack affects all targets in a 30 ft long line. Enemies may make a reflex save against Propel Weapon when used in this manner for half damage. The save dc is equal to the attack result the SynchBlade rolled. All damage dealt by Propel Weapon when affected by B0re is dealt as piercing damage regardless of the weapon used.

    Dual-Synching: A Synchblade may have up to 2 weapons summoned at any time. If she also possesses the Quick Synching Synch Skill she may also summon two weapons at once. A SynchBlade must be sixth level before she may select this skill.

    Embed Weapon: Whenever a SynchBlade makes a successful ranged attack with her summoned weapon she may choose to embed the weapon in the target. For this to work the attack must have not only hit but also dealt damage to the target. If the above conditions are met this triggers a fortitude save from the target (Save dc = the ranged attack result) and on a failed save the weapon is embedded in the target dealing 1d6 points of bleeding damage each turn. The weapon may be pulled out but doing so deals base weapon damage plus the str mod of the creature pulling out the weapon. A SynchBlade must be at least fifth level before she may select this Synch Skill.

    Hardened Blades: By selecting this Synch Skill the hardness and hit points of any weapons the SynchBlade summons are doubled.

    Multi-Synchring: A Synchblade with this skill may summon a number of weapons totaling no greater her int mod plus her levels in SynchBlade divided by four. If a SynchBlade possess the Quick Synching Synch Skill she may also summon any number of weapons up to her maximum with this Synch Skill as a free action. A SynchBlade must be at least ninth level and possess the Dual-Synching skill before she may select this skill.

    Quick Synching: With this blade skill a SynchBlade may summon a weapon as a free action.

    Shield of Blades (Su): A Synchblade with this Synch Skill is able to telekinetically manipulate many blades to surround and protect her. While she is using this Synch Skill the Synchblade is granted a deflection bonus to Ac equal to her Int mod plus one for each weapon she designates to defend her in this manner. The SynchBlade also receives increasing bonuses to cover based on the number of weapons protecting her in this manner. For 1-3 weapons manipulated she is only granted soft cover, for 4-6 weapons she is granted normal cover bonuses, and for 7 or more weapons she is granted improved cover. All forms of cover and the bonuses granted by them can be found in pages 195-196 of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook. A SynchBlade must have at least Dual-Synching and be 9th level before selecting this Synch Skill.

    Telekinetic Manipulations, Greater: As Telekinetic Manipulations, Lesser (detailed below) except she may telekinetically attack with a number of weapons up to her Int mod as a full attack action. A SynchBlade with this Synch Skill also qualifies for the Multi-Weapon fighting line of feats. A SynchBlade must be 9th level and possess the lesser version of this skill before she may select this Synch Skill.

    Telekintic Manipulations, Lesser: After having spent nearly countless hours of practice synchronizing her weapons a SynchBlade has finally learned how to attack with weapons she has summoned with but a thought. She may wield any weapon she has synchronized with her mind as if she wielded them in her hand. When attacking with a synchronized weapon in this way a SynchBlade uses her Int modifier rather than her Str or Dex modifier for attack and damage rolls. Weapons manipulated in this way hover in the same space as the SynchBlade manipulating them and can only attack targets within her normal reach. When she learns this Synch skill she must decide if she will attack with a weapon held in her hand or a weapon she is telekinetically manipulating, unless she has the two weapon fighting feat.

    A SynchBlade may use a weapon she as designated as Blade Cover or as part of her Shield of Blades. If the weapon she uses is a Blade Cover she only gains 1/2 the deflection bonus to Ac and the weapon no longer provides soft cover. If the weapon she uses to attack is part of a Shield of Blades, it is no longer treated as defending her when determining the bonuses received for the deflection bonus to ac or cover.

    Synch Mastery: This Synch Skill is rather mundane when compared to other skills but it can often mean the difference between life and death. When a SynchBlade selects this Synch Skill she gains the Weapon Training class feature (as per the ability of the same name in the Fighter class) but keyed to weapons she has summoned. This Synch Skill may be selected up to five times and stacks with itself. A SynchBlade must be 6th level or higher before selecting this Synch Skill.

    Synch Maneuver: With this Synch Skill a Synchblade may use a weapon she is manipulating telekinetically to preform a combat maneuver. When preforming a maneuver in this fashion she uses her Int mod in place of her Str or Dex mod. If she possesses the Dual-Synching or Multi-Synching Synch Skills she may use extra weapons as part of this maneuver. Each additional weapon used as part of this maneuver adds a +1 bonus to her CMB check while preforming this maneuver. The SynchBlade must possess the Telekinetic Manipulations, Lesser Synch Skill in order to select this ability. She also suffers any penalties she would ordinarily suffer from Telekinetic Manipulations while she is using this Synch Skill.

    Wall of Blades: With this Synch Skill a SynchBlade can create a solid wall of weapons she as summoned. To use this Synch skill a Synchblade designates a corner within 30 ft of her. The wall occupies a 5 ft area for each weapon she designates to this skill. Each 5 ft section of wall must be adjacent to another section of the wall or the effect is broken, unless she wishes to only create a single 5 ft section. The wall need not be in a straight line so long as all 5 ft sections of wall connect to at least one other. A wall section created this way has hardness 25 and 10 hit points per Int mod of the SynchBlade who summoned it. The wall persists as long as there is at least one other section of weapons adjacent to the another, unless the SynchBlade only creates one 5 ft section, or until the SynchBlade dismisses it. Each section of wall is 5 ft high for each section of wall created with this Synch Skill. To learn this skill a SynchBlade must be at least twelfth level and possess the Multi-Synching Synch Skill.


    Synch Arcana (Su): Though she may never learn to cast any "legitimate" spells, a SynchBlade learns to use her arcane power in other ways. At third level and every three levels thereafter a SynchBlade learns a Synch Arcana ability further adding to her versitility. These Arcana abilities are in some instances the same Arcana a Magus has access to. In fact a SynchBlade may qualify for some Arcana by substituting her SynchBlade levels with those of Magus. For example if a chosen Arcana requires, Magus 9, then a SynchBlade can select it as long as she has nine levels of SynchBlade. Arcana which affect spells cast by the user cannot be selected because a SynchBlade has no spells to cast. Unique Arcana for the Synch Blade can be found in the spoiler below.

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    Blink: By spending 2 points from her Arcane Pool a SynchBlade can teleport herself to within one square (including the same square) of a weapon she has summoned but is not currently manipulating or wielding. The SynchBlade must be on the same plane of existence as the weapon she intends to teleport to as well as being no further than 150 ft plus 50 ft for every four levels of SynchBlade she possesses after sixth level (10th, 14th, 18th and so on...). A SynchBlade must be at least sixth level before she can select this Arcana.

    Blood Lust: By using arcane energy to bring the SynchBlade closer to her primal and instinctive nature she is able to instinctively deal much more grievous wounds to her foes. By spending 2 points of her Arcane Pool the SynchBlade gains a bonus to damage rolls equal to her Int mod. This bonus lasts for a number of rounds equal to 1/2 her SynchBlade level. The SynchBlade must be of at least 6th level before she may learn this Synch Arcana.

    Death Lotus: With this Arcana the SynchBlade nears the pinnacle of her powers. By dismissing all currently summoned weapons (if she has an weapons currently summoned) and spending ten points from her Arcane pool to summon twice her Int mod in weapons to surround and target a Single foe with each weapon. Each weapon deals normal weapon damage plus 1/2 her Int mod damage unless the weapon summoned is normally a two handed weapon which then deals her normal Int mod in damage. This Synch Arcana cannot be learned until the SynchBlade has learned the Multi-Synch Synch Skill, Multi-Propel, reached eighteenth level in SynchBlade, and must not have learned Weapon Storm.

    Defensive Insight: By spending a point from her Arcane Pool a SynchBlade's perceptions and reflexes on the defensive are just that much better than those of her enemies by coursing arcane energy through her entire body. While she is is affected by Defensive Insight the SynchBlade adds her Int mod as an insight bonus to her Armor class. This ability lasts for a number of round equal to 1/2 her SynchBlade level (rounded down).

    Elemental Blast: By charging her weapon with elemental energy and selecting a target the SynchBlade can cause a small burst of pure elemental energy to damage her enemy. The SynchBlade may choose whatever elemental damage she wishes to deal with this ability even if she later gains the ability to enhance her weapon with elements. The blast of elemental energy caused by this Arcana deals 2d6+Int mod. The damage from this ability increases by +1d6 for every four levels after third. This Arcana has a maximum range of 100 ft and requires a ranged attack roll to hit even though the explosion of elemental energy appears from out of nowhere. The SynchBlade must be at least third level to use this ability.

    Elemental Weapon: Whenever the SynchBlade adds an elemental effect to her weapon via her Arcane pool class feature, she may spend an extra point to enhance the effect. Doing so allows the SynchBlade to deal bonus elemental damage equal to twice her Int mod. This ability only lasts for one round per four SynchBlade class levels but can be renewed at the end of the duration by spending an additional Arcane Pool point. The SynchBlade must be of at least sixth level before selecting this Synch Arcana.

    Haste: By circulating arcane energy throughout her body a SynchBlade can speed up her nervous system to react faster than most. By spending one point from her Arcane pool the SynchBlade is effected as though she had cast haste on herself. This Arcana persists for a number of rounds equal to her Int mod. A SynchBlade must be at least ninth level before she may select this Synch Arcana.

    Launcher: Whenever a SynchBlade is wielding or telekinetically manipulating a two handed weapon, she may charge the weapon with kinetic energy from her Arcane pool and swing her weapon upward potentially launching a foe into the air. To use this Arcana the SynchBlade must first spend 2 points from her Arcane pool to charge her weapon with enough kinetic energy to launch her foe, afterwards she must make an attack roll with a -4 penalty to the attack roll. If the attack hits, she deals damage normally and the target must make a fortitude saving throw (Dc = the attack roll result) failure results in the enemy being launched 1d6 x 5 feet into the air. The SynchBlade may also choose to move the enemy in a straight line away from her 1/2 the distance she launched the enemy vertically. An enemy launched in this fashion does not begin falling until the end of the turn of the SynchBlade who launched them, lands prone and cannot tumble to avoid falling damage. This Arcana can only be used to launch enemies of up to one size category larger than the SynchBlade. Foes who are more than one size category larger than the SynchBlade can still be effected but are merely knocked prone. Enemies who succeed on their saving throws only suffer normal damage. A SynchBlade must be at least sixth level before she may select this Arcana.

    Multi-Imbue: Whenever a SynchBlade spends arcana points to enhance a synched weapon she may spend an extra 2 points of arcana to embue another weapon she has synched with power as well. The enhancement provided by this ability to the secondary weapon is one point lower than the synched weapon she primarily enhanced. This process can be repeated any number of times so long as she only imbues weapons she has synched in this way. A SynchBlade must be at least 6th level before she may select this ability.

    Multi-Propel: By spending 3 points from her Arcane pool a SynchBlade can propel multiple weapons at multiple enemies. As a full-attack action after spending the points from her Arcane pool the SynchBlade can propel up to her Int mod in weapons at any number of targets within a range of 30 ft. A target can be targeted multiple times with this effect. This ability otherwise functions like the Propel Weapon arcana except the damage from each weapon is 3d8+1/2 Int for each successful attack. To learn this Synch Arcana the SynchBlade must have learned Propel Weapon, at least Dual-Synching, and be 9th level.

    Offensive Insight: By using arcane energies from her Arcane pool to enhance her offensive perceptions a SynchBlade is able to find the smallest of openings in her opponents defenses and exploit them. By spending one point from her Arcane Pool the Synchblade gains an insight bonus to attack rolls equal to her Int modifier for a number of round equal to 1/2 her SynghBlade level (rounded down).

    Propel Weapon (Su): As a standard action a Synchblade can telekentically manipulate a weapon she has summoned and propell it at an opponent at high speeds. By spending one point from her Arcana pool a Synchblade may make an attack which is resolved as a ranged attack roll using the SynchBlade's Int modifier instead of her Dex modifier. The damage from this attack is derived from the magic power used to propel the weapon and as such this attack deals 1d8+Int damage rather than the weapon's normal damage. The damage dealt is piercing if the weapon would ordinarily deal piercing or slashing damage, or bludgeoning if the weapon is a bludgeoning weapon. Damage from this ability increases by 1d8 at fifth level and every five levels there after to a maximum of 5d8+Int at 20th level. A SynchBlade may use this arcana to a maximum range of 30 ft. After using Propel Weapon the SynchBlade may choose to dismiss her weapon or keep it summoned.

    Weapon-Storm: After countless battles and needing options for crowd control the SynchBlade has forged a new Arcana power. By spending 10 points from her Arcane pool and taking a full attack action and dismissing any summoned weapons (if she already has any weapons) the SynchBlade can rain translucent weapons down on her enemies from above in a large area round her. Using this ability causes translucent weapons of various types to rain down from the sky in a 40 ft radius around the SynchBlade and she makes a ranged attack roll using her Int mod instead of her Dex mod. Any enemy caught in the area of this attack who fails a reflex save (dc = ranged attack result) suffers 1d10+3 points of damage per Int mod divided by four. A successful reflex save means the enemy only takes 1/2 damage. To learn this Synch Arcana the SynchBlade must have learned Multi-Synching, Multi-Propel, be of at least 18th level and not have selected Death lotus.


    Enhanced Synching (Su): As a SynchBlade grows and evolves in her art, she learns how to better synchronize her weapons using her latent arcane power. Starting at fourth level whenever she synchronizes a weapon she adds a +1 enhancement bonus to attack and damage rolls with each weapon she synchronizes. This enhancement bonus is only in effect as long as the SynchBlade who synched the weapon wields it, otherwise it is treated as a permanent enhancement bonus. The enhancement bonus a SynchBlade receives from this effect increases by +1 at eighth level and every four levels there after, to a maximum of +5 at 20th level.

    Bonus' gained from Enhanced Synching and granted from the Arcane Pool class features stack but the total enhancement bonus to attack and damage rolls cannot exceed +5.

    Synchronization Mastery: At 20th level a SynchBlade reaches the pinnicle of her art and her power can no longer be questioned. The first benefit a SynchBlade recieves, she no longer needs to make a Will save to synch a weapon or maintain them in an area of null magic. Furthermore she adds twice her Intelligence modifier to her Arcane Pool. Lastly a SynchBlade may have up to 1/2 her class level + her Int mod in weapons synchronized at the same time.
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    reserved for stuff in case i need the space

    also please let me know what you think so far... I am working on the meat of the class as we speak but i need a break cause my eyes hurt
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    This could be very lovely.


    Look at my signature for a collection of preset tables. Copy the one with High Reflex, High Will, Full BAB, that seems to be what this has.

    Click temporarily Hide Sidebar to the left, then extend the text editor far to the right to get a full wide view of the otherwise jumbled mess.

    = Easy table, and ease of editing.


    Just a suggestion since you don't seem to have a table yet.


    I was wanting to make a weapon-summoner type class sometime soonish. Guess I was too slow, maybe?
    Though that youtube vid makes me want to make one anyway :3 Still, I've got several things I want to make right now... one thing at a time

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    Looking forward to more. My only comment given the limited amount up so far is that if they are going to get Spellcraft as a class skill they should probably also get Knowledge(Arcana). Also, I presume from the listed class skills this is Pathfinder rather than 3.5? It probably makes sense to say that explicitly somewhere. The differences are generally small (and converting between them is almost completely straightforward) but it might help readability slightly if you say so upfront.
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    Updated. All the main class abilities have been entered. Now all I need to do is drop the Synch Arcana and Synch Skills in. Which requires me to actually start writing them. But for now this should give a fairly good idea at what the class is capable of.

    Edit: Doh! ... I forgot to add the capstone. working on that now.

    Edit2: Added the capstone and edited a few spelling mistakes.
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    Its been an hour and still no new comments :C Well i may not be able to be around for several hours in about an hour so if i go "silent" for awhile that is why
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    Its been an hour and still no new comments :C Well i may not be able to be around for several hours in about an hour so if i go "silent" for awhile that is why
    ...some things on here can go for a few days without comment, and it's common to wait at least two before bumping a thread.

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    Added some Synch Skills and Synch Arcana. I am by no means done but its a start. Had a busy day today. Thanks for your comments in advance.
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    :C 24 + hours and no responces... am i a bad homebrewer that no one wants to come back to review my material?

    Sorry if i seem whiny folks... its just my rather low self esteem getting to me sometimes.
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    Base classes always take more time to review (and so people are often less inclined to do so).

    Can a SyncBlade sync any melee weapon? There might be some potential for abuse with exotic weapons. It might make sense to say one can only sync weapons one is proficient with.

    Blade Cover: By using this Synch Skill a SynchBlade can telekenetically manipulate one weapon to float around her and impeed her enmies to the best of its ability. Use of this ability grants her a +1 shield bonus to Ac as well as soft cover. The cover granted by this ability does not stack with Shield of Blades but she retains the granted Shield bonus.
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    Typo- should be "impede".

    I'm not sure there are enough Synch Skill choices. At one every 2 levels one will if one goes to level 20 have all but one of them, and some of these are much more useful at low levels than others.

    Synch Arcana- if one multiclasses in both Magus and this class how will the arcane pools interact? One pool for both classes? Two separate pools? Etc. This should be specified.

    On a success the synchronized weapon is summoned and remains summoned for a number of rounds equal to her class level, after which point she must make the save again to keep the weapon summoned. Even with a successful Will save the summoned weapon loses all enhancement bonuses while she remains in the area of null magic.
    At higher levels, letting the weapon bonus stay wouldn't be unbalanced and would, IMO, be pretty neat. Maybe as part of the capstone have one still make the will save but have that save only determine if the enhancement bonus stays? Note that Soulknives get something similar, and it isn't at all unbalanced there.
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    So I watched your video link and was intrigued as to what you came up with, so I read your class over and thought about it. JoshuaZ has some good points as well, and I won't repeat them, just consider them 2nded. Some of my thoughts as followed:


    Overall construction of the class' chassis is solid, but that blank spot at level 10 honestly is killing me. You have something every other level, perhaps an ability sync existent magical weapons away to be summoned by the normal method of sync weapons?

    You need more arcana and sync skills, obviously, but I'm sure you know this. Just subbing from the magus list is nice, but some more unique stuff would be good. I'd like to see something that can be used to add additional special effects to the conjured weapons, like if I wanted to play a storm-themed Syncblade I'd like to be able to add shocking (burst) and thundering to my stuff and be able to generate walls of dark storm clouds between my conjured weapons. Just some ideas. Perhaps some template weapons that some Syncblades have made, or the ability to make signature weapons. I'd also take a page from Soulknives and their blade skills.

    Overall, I see nothing terribly world breaking here, and would stand up fine in a normal game. But please for my sake add something to 10th level, the dead level is killing me!

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    OMG!!!!...

    ERRANT X gave me a review... I think I am going to pass out now!

    *faints*

    ... ... ... ok now that i got that out of my system (kinda a fan of your stuff)

    any who. The dead level at 10 is also bothering me, sadly I don't know what to do with it at the moment. I am going to be developing more arcana and synch skills i just have been thrown for a loop and sleep deprived. As soon as I can catch up to that expect more abilities. I did look at the soulknife first before starting this class and yes the soulknife still loses their enhancement bonus's in anti psionics (/magic pending) but that bothered me so yah ill tack on the "will save for enhancement bonus's" thing to the capstone.

    I do promise more arcana as they are going to be the "replacement" for spells. synch skills are not done. i would say maybe about 55%?I know i have at least 2 for sure: one that does an AoE "bull rush" to clear the area around the synchblade to give her some room to breath, and one more to give the class multi weapon fighting using her "mind" as an extra "off hand" or two :P maybe even a basic skill that improves the number of synchs she can have active at once because i see that as being an issue (your either all offense or all defense, not a bad thing but i would like options to be kept open.) would the idea of riding a synched weapon like a hoverboard be lame? I probably need a synch skill to allow special attacks (bull rush, trip, disarm, overrun? (nah that would be silly) with telekenitic manipulation (should i just add that clause to it?)

    On your note about the abilities to the weapons i figured she could use her arcana to make pseudo unique weapons on the fly (the shocking and what not, maybe i didn't hit the full list... i blame sleep deprivation) or are you talking about conjuring up pseudo permanent abilities ala soulknife where they are there until you change them? also as far as arcana goes, as i said before i am going to add more because they are going to be replacing "spells". It is a fairly one sided trade off i know but all the other abilities give the synchblade a unique place on the battlefield (in my opinion.) so her lack of actual spells doesn't bother me personally. although i am going to make everyone wait to see what comes out of all that :P
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    The only problem I see with the class is the lack of options.

    By level 20, every possible "choose one from list" has been chosen. I'd recommend having, if possible, two times as many options as can be chosen by any one level 20 SynchBlade. This gives the class a lot of depth and playabilitiy.

    To do this, consider all the possible ways this can be played. Not just like the Final Fantasy Character that started the idea, but anyone who could take that, and run with it.

    What about a stealth Sycnhblade? Or a storm Synchblade, like ErrantX was talking about. Or, even, a two-handed summoner. Or maybe someone who's multi-classing with magus. And, to top it all of: is there a way you could let them have spells?

    Strictly speaking, this is at least a Tier below Magus, which is High3/Low2, because it doesn't have spells. No problem with that at all, I'd just see what you can do to give it some options.
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    added multi-imbue to the arcana. project isn't dead, i have just been VERY distracted lately... that and my laptop decided to abandon ship while installing windows seven :C. Trying to fix that. My desktop is not very conductive to doing "projects". too many distractions installed :P Will be back tomorrow with some new abilities
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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeTempest View Post
    added multi-imbue to the arcana. project isn't dead, i have just been VERY distracted lately... that and my laptop decided to abandon ship while installing windows seven :C. Trying to fix that. My desktop is not very conductive to doing "projects". too many distractions installed :P Will be back tomorrow with some new abilities
    I, for one, am looking forward to seeing some new abilities here. Sorry about the laptop!

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    WOW! This thread has been dead for way too long. Sorry for bringing up this thread necromancy but as it says in one of my spoilers I have had some issues.

    So yah. What have I done since I last touched this class? well for one I edited Synch weapon so it should be a little less confusing now. I also tried to stream line some of the mechanics I had been introducing. Added a few and edited most of the Synch Skills I already created. And while there are only 12 "unique" Synch Skills available currently 2 of those skills can be selected more than once for increasing bonuses. So in order to select ever Synch Skill and max the ones that can be "bought" multiple times you will need to gain Synch Skill 19 times in total (if my maths are right.) I am probably no where near done with Synch skills atm but this is what i was able to come up with for the last couple of hours because i didn't have to go to work today and i noticed the text document on my computer so i thought to myself "hey i should finish this".

    More Synch Arcana to come if I don't have work tomorrow. Else my next day off will be devoted to this class. No more video games until i get this class done.

    As i am typing this I figure I should lower the HD to d8's, so that will be changed after I post this. If anyone wants to see what the class looked like before i made edits for comparison's sake i will have included it in a spoiler below. As usual comments and critiques as i am going about the process are always appreciated.

    Plans for Synch Arcana: I hope to eventually remove the dependancy on cherry picking from the magus arcana soon but for the moment some of them make sense so the cherry picking will remain until i feel as though i have enough "unique" arcana for the synchblade. A good number of them will interact with various Synch Skills and some of them do other things. and now my brain is turning off for the night. Bye!

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    Hit Die: d10

    Class Skills
    The SynchBlade's class skills are: Acrobatics (Dex), Climb (Str), Craft (Any) (Int), Escape Artist (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (Dungeoneering), Knowledge (Arcane) (Int), Perception (Wis), Profession (Any) (Wis), Ride (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis) Spellcraft (Int), Stealth (Dex), and Swim (Str)
    Skill Ranks per Level: 4 + Int modifier

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    {table=head]Level|Base Attack Bonus|Fort Save|Ref Save|Will Save|Special

    1st|
    +1
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    +0
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    +2
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    +2
    |Synch Weapon, Arcane Pool, Bonus Feat

    2nd|
    +2
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    +0
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    +3
    |
    +3
    |Synch Skill

    3rd|
    +3
    |
    +1
    |
    +3
    |
    +3
    |Synch Arcana

    4th|
    +4
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |
    +4
    |Enhanced Synching (+1)

    5th|
    +5
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |
    +4
    |Synch Skill, Quick Synching

    6th|
    +6/1
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    +2
    |
    +5
    |
    +5
    |Synch Arcana

    7th|
    +7/2
    |
    +2
    |
    +5
    |
    +5
    |Bonus Feat

    8th|
    +8/3
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    +2
    |
    +6
    |
    +6
    |Synch Skill, Enhanced Synching (+2)

    9th|
    +9/4
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    +3
    |
    +6
    |
    +6
    |Synch Arcana

    10th|
    +10/5
    |
    +3
    |
    +7
    |
    +7
    |


    11th|
    +11/6/1
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    +3
    |
    +7
    |
    +7
    | Synch Skill

    12th|
    +12/7/2
    |
    +3
    |
    +8
    |
    +8
    |Synch Arcana. Enhanced Synching (+3)

    13th|
    +13/8/3
    |
    +4
    |
    +8
    |
    +8
    |Bonus Feat

    14th|
    +14/9/4
    |
    +4
    |
    +9
    |
    +9
    |Synch Skill

    15th|
    +15/10/5
    |
    +4
    |
    +9
    |
    +9
    |Synch Arcana

    16th|
    +16/11/6/1
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    +5
    |
    +10
    |
    +10
    |Enhanced Synching (+4)

    17th|
    +17/12/7/2
    |
    +5
    |
    +10
    |
    +10
    |Synch Skill

    18th|
    +18/13/8/3
    |
    +6
    |
    +11
    |
    +11
    | Synch Arcana

    19th|
    +19/14/9/4
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    +6
    |
    +11
    |
    +11
    |Bonus Feat

    20th|
    +20/15/10/5
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    +6
    |
    +12
    |
    +12
    |Synch Skill, Enhanced Synching (+5), Synchronization Mastery[/table]

    Class Features
    The following are class features of the SynchBlade.
    Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A SynchBlade is proficient with all simple and martial weapons. A SychBlade is also proficient with light armor.

    Synch Weapon (Su): As a move action a SynchBlade may "summon" a weapon by using her innate magical talents to create physical weapons of distilled magical energy. Doing so creates a rune which materializes the weapon into her waiting hand. The synchronized weapon is treated for all intents and purposes as a "real" weapon. The weapon deals the same damage, has the same crit range and multiplier, the same weight, and same hardness and hitpoints as a weapon forged of basic materials for its type.
    The synchronized weapon is always considered masterwork quality (providing the SynchBlade with a +1 bonus to her attack rolls) and is considered a magic weapon for the purpose of damage reduction. When a SynchBlade summons her weapon all visual (non mechanic) aspects of the weapon are chosen by her, within the limits of the weapon summoned. A SynchBlade cannot use her Synch Weapon in an area of null magic unless she succeeds at a Will save (dc 20). On a success the synchronized weapon is summoned and remains summoned for a number of rounds equal to her class level, after which point she must make the save again to keep the weapon summoned. Even with a successful Will save the summoned weapon loses all enhancement bonuses while she remains in the area of null magic.
    A synchronized weapon remains until the SynchBlade who summoned it dismisses the weapon (which is a free action). A SynchBlade may only have a number of weapons synchronized equal to her Intelligence modifier or her class levels, whichever is lower. If anyone other than SynchBlade who summoned the weapon attempts to use her weapon her she may dismiss the weapon as a free action even if she would not normally be able to act, unless she is unconscious at which point all Synced weapons are dismissed immediately.
    A SynchBlade may use feats such as power attack and combat expertise just as if she was wielding a hand forged weapon. Because each weapon summoned by the SynchBlade is formed from her own distilled arcane energy, each SynchBlade is intimately connected with each weapon she synchronizes. This allows her to make use of feats such as weapon focus which can only be used with one type of weapon under ordinary circumstances with her Synch Weapon ability. A SynchBlade may synchronize only melee weapons with this ability, she need not, however, summon only bladed weapons.

    Arcane Pool (Su): Starting at first level a SynchBlade has learned how to enhance her melee prowess with her latent arcane power in the form of an pool of arcane energy appropriately called an Arcane Pool. A SynchBlade has a total reserve of Arcane Pool points equal to 1/2 her level in SynchBlade (min. 1) + her Int modifier. This pool of points is restored after 8 hours of rest (which need not be consecutive) and an hour of uninterrupted meditation.
    At first level a SynchBlade can only use her Arcane pool to bestow a +1 enhancement bonus to attack and damage rolls with any weapon she wields by spending one point from her Arcane Pool. This use of her arcane pool lasts for one minute. For every four levels beyond 1st, the weapon gains another +1 enhancement bonus, to a maximum of +5 at 17th level. These bonuses can be added to the weapon, stacking with existing weapon enhancement to a maximum of +5. Multiple uses of this ability do not stack with themselves.
    Also at fifth level a SynchBlade may opt to replace some of the enhancement bonus she imbues while enhancing her weapon with her Arcane Pool for a one to one point ratio. The list she may choose from is as follows: Bane, Flaming, Flaming Burst, Frost, Icy Burst, Keen, Shock, Shocking Burst, Speed, and Vorpal.
    If the weapon a SynchBlade intends to empower with a special ability does not already have an enhancement bonus she must first give the weapon at least a +1 enhancement bonus before adding special abilities. A SynchBlade can only enhance one weapon at a time with this ability. If she enhances another weapon via use of her Arcane Pool all enhancements and special abilities disappear from the previous weapon. She is not refunded the points to her Arcane Pool and the enhancement bonus es do not carry over. She must spend the points from her Arcane Pool once again to enhance the new weapon.

    Bonus Feat: At each level indicated by the table above the SynchBlade may select a bonus feat to add to her repertoire. This feat must be a combat feat.

    Synch Skill: At second level and every three levels thereafter a SynchBlade may select one of many Synch Skills which reflects the way she approaches combat using her SynchBlade class feature. The full list of Synch Skills can be found in the spoiler below. Unless otherwise noted each Synch Skill can only be selected once. Some Synch Skills may have prerequisites in order to select them.

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    Blade Cover: By using this Synch Skill a SynchBlade can telekenetically manipulate one weapon to float around her and impeed her enmies to the best of its ability. Use of this ability grants her a +1 shield bonus to Ac as well as soft cover. The cover granted by this ability does not stack with Shield of Blades but she retains the granted Shield bonus.

    Propel Weapon (Su): As a standard action a Synchblade can telekentically manipulate a weapon she has summoned and propell it at an opponent at high speeds then dismiss the summoned weapon. This attack is resolved as a ranged attack roll using the SynchBlade's Int modifier instead of her Dex modifier. The damage from this attack is derived from the force of the weapon propelled and as such this attack deals 1d6+Int damage. The damage dealt is piercing if the weapon would ordinarily deal piercing or slashing damage, or bludgeoning if the weapon is a bludgeoning weapon. Damage from this ability increases by 1d6 at fifth level and every five levels there after to 5d6+Int at 20th level. The range of this Synch Skill is 30ft.

    Multi Synchronization: When a SynchBlade synchronizes a weapon she may spend a full round action to synch any number of weapons up to her maximum. If she summons morre weapns than which she can normally wield (unless she posesses Telekentic Manipulations below) the excess weapons are synched embedded into the ground in a ring around the SynchBladed who summoned them. Pulling a weapon out of the ground is a move action. Weapons embedded in the ground are loosely enought they do not require any significant effort to pull out outside of the move action.

    Shield of Blades (Su): At tenth level a SynchBlade learns how to synchronize a great number of weapons and maintain them all at the same time. Using this ability summons a ring of weapons around the SynchBlade granting her protection and giving her greater offensive ability in close range. Using this ability only counts as two active uses of Synch Weapon regardless of the apparent number of weapons synchronized. While using this ability a SynchBlade synchronizes a number of weapons equal to her Intelligence modifier. While these weapons remain synchronized the SynchBlade enjoys a Deflection bonus to AC equal to her Intelligence modifier. Furthermore any enemies adjacent to the SynchBlade at the start of her turn take 1d8+1 points of piercing, slashing, or bludgeoning damage (SynchBlade's choice) from the weapons as they rotate around her at rapid speeds. The rotating blades also grant the SynchBlade partial cover (+2 cover bonus to AC and a +1 cover bonus to Reflex saves). Activating this ability is a full-round action and remains activate until she chooses to dismiss this ability just as a Synch Weapon. A SynchBlade is not impeeded by her own Shield of Blades in anyway. The Synch Skill Blade Cover must be obained before this Synch Skill can be slected.

    Telekentic Manipulations: After having spent nearly countless hours of practice synchronizing her weapons a SynchBlade has finally learned how to manipulate weapons she has summoned with but a thought. She may wield any weapon she has synchronized with her mind as if she wielded them in her hand. When attacking with a synchronized weapon in this way a SynchBlade uses her Int modifier rather than her Str or Dex modifier for attack and damage rolls. Weapons manipulated in this way hover in the same space as the SynchBlade manipulating them and can only attack targets within her normal reach. A SynchBlade may have any number of weapons she has synchronized hover in this fashion, but she cannot exceed her normal number of attacks in a round. When using this ability she must choose to attack with weapons she has hovering around her or to use weapons she wields normally. Weapons which hover around the SynchBlade but which are not used to attack grant a cumulative +1 shield bonus to Ac. This ability superceed's Blade Cover, but stacks with Shield of blades.

    Wall of Blades: By using this ability the SynchBlade synchronizes a large number of weapons into a solid wall in front of her. The wall she creates is five feet long and ten feet tall. The wall blocks line of effect as well as line of sight both ways. The wall can be placed up to 30 feet away but when the SynchBlade it must be within her line of sight, after the wall is placed she need not remain within line of sight but she must remain within 30 feet of the wall or the weapons will be dismissed. Enemies who end their movement adjacent to the Wall of Blades must make a Reflex saving throw (Dc = 10+1/2 Synchblade level + her Int mod) or take 1d8+3 points of damage per point of Int mod the Synchblade who placed the wall possesses. Use of this ablity counts as four Synched Weapons. The wall gains five feet of length for every five levels of SynchBlade she possess. using this Synch Skill is a full-round action. A SynchBlade may spend 1/2 her maximum Arcane Pool to reduce the time required to use this Synch Skill to an immediate action. This Synch Skill requires the Blade Cover Synch Skill before it can be selected.

    Weapon Barrage: As a full attack action a SynchBlade may propel all weapons she has synchronized that are not part of a Shield of Blades or a Wall of Blades. Each weapon the Synchblade propells in this manner deals 3d6 + her Int mod damage appropriate to the type of weapon she uses to attack. A SynchBlade may target the same foe more than once with this ability or she may propel her weapons at multiple targets. A target must be within 10 ft of the SynchBlade in order to be affected. A SynchBlade must have the Propel Weapon Synch Skill and be at least 12th level before selecting this skill.


    Synch Arcana (Su): Though she may never learn to cast any "legitimate" spells, a SynchBlade learns to use her arcane power in other ways. At third level and every three levels thereafter a SynchBlade learns a Synch Arcana ability further adding to her versitility. These Arcana abilities are in some instances the same Arcana a Magus has access to. In fact a SynchBlade may qualify for some Arcana by substituting her SynchBlade levels with those of /Magus. For example if a chosen Arcana requires, Magus 9, then a SynchBlade can select it as long as she has nine levels of SynchBlade. Arcana which affect spells cast by the user cannot be selected because a SynchBlade has no spells to cast. Unique Arcana for the Synch Blade can be found in the spoiler below.

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    High Roller: By spending one point from her Arcane Pool a SynchBlade can imbue the weapon she wields with a powerful blast of concussive arcane energy. While exicuting High Roller the Synchblade attacks her target by swinging her weapon in a vicious upward arc. If the attack hits it deals an additional 1d4 points of damage and the target must make a Fortitude save or be launched 1d4 x 5 feet into the air, then immediatly falls taking standard falling damage landing prone on the ground.. The target must be "standing" in order to use this Arcana. The SynchBlade must be at least 9th level before she may select this Arcana.

    Blink Step: By spending 4 points from her Arcane Pool a SynchBlade can teleport herself 10ft as a free action. The distance a SynchBlade can teleport herself with this ability increases by 10ft for every 2 levels of SynchBlade she possess.

    Multi-Imbue: Whenever a SynchBlade spends arcana points to enhance a synched weapon she may spend an extra 2 points of arcana to embue another weapon she has synched with power as well. The enhancement provided by this ability to the secondary weapon is one point lower than the synched weapon she primarily enhanced. This process can be repeated any number of times so long as she only imbues weapons she has synched in this way. A SynchBlade must be at least 6th level before she may select this ability.


    Enhanced Synching (Su): As a SynchBlade grows and evolves in her art, she learns how to better synchronize her weapons using her latent arcane power. Starting at fourth level whenever she synchronizes a weapon she adds a +1 enhancement bonus to attack and damage rolls with each weapon she synchronizes. This enhancement bonus is only in effect as long as the SynchBlade who synched the weapon wields it, otherwise it is treated as a permanent enhancement bonus.
    The enhancement bonus a SynchBlade receives from this effect increases by +1 at eighth level and every four levels there after, to a maximum of +5 at 20th level.

    Quick Synching: At fifth level a SynchBlade need only spend a swift action to synchronize her weapons.

    Synchronization Mastery: At 20th level a SynchBlade reaches the pinnicle of her art and her power can no longer be questioned. The first benefit a SynchBlade recieves, she no longer needs to make a Will save to synch a weapon or maintain them in an area of null magic. Furthermore she adds twice her Intelligence modifier to her Arcane Pool. Lastly a SynchBlade may have up to 1/2 her class level + her Int mod in weapons synchronized at the same time.
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    I remember seeing this class when it first came out, but I didn't have the time to read it extensivley and comment on it back then. Now I see it again and with the last trailer of Final Fantasy Versus XIII XV released last week, I feel that I just had to comment on it now.

    I really love the way this class progresses, as in you start out of pullling a weapon from thin air and slowly master it to have it float. Later you learn to have multiple weapons floating around and use special maneuvers around with this.

    First of all, I'm no expert on Pathfinder (as in, I havent played PF specifically), and I don't really know much about the differences mechanically compared to 3.5, so if certain things sound a bit too 3.5ish, sorry about that.

    Synch Weapon is a solid ability, and the ability to summon any wapon which withc you are proficient make it even cooler, both mechanically and fluff wise. it's a good idea to say that feats like Weapon Focus can be taken with the Synch Weapon, rather than being limited to synch specific kinds of weapons in order to benefit from these feats

    I do feel that the Arcane Pool is a bit wobbly. At the first few levels, if you have 18 Int, you have 5 points, and the only thing you can use it for, is to enhance your weapon to deal 1 more damage (the +1 to attack does not stack with the weapon being masterwork already iirc). At level 4 it becomes +2 and at level 5 you can finally use it to change the enhancements to something else. You can take the Blink Step at 3rd level, but you have to be preetty desperate to use over half your Arcane Pool for just a 20 ft teleport, even as a free action. So unless this is expanded (but judging from your post, it will be), I would replace the Arcana Pool in its entirety for a more 'traditional' X + Y/Z uses per day.

    Another thing, is the Enhanced Synching supposed to stack with the enhancement bonus obtained from the Arcane pool, because normally enhancement bonuses don't stack. Of course you can put all the +X enhancement obtained from Arcane Pool into enchantments. If this was intended this way, disregard this comment.

    Edit: Dyslexia strikes again! . I just read that (for now) you can use Magus Arcana as well, as long as they don't involve spellcasting.

    Another thing I forgot to mention, but likely could be derived from the first part, for Blink Step, I think 4 is too high of a cost. Even at high levels this is still be over 1/4th your total Arcane Pool unless you have an extremely high Intelligence.
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    Ok folks. I am back for another night of content additions to this class. I have added a Synch Skill which interacts with a Synch Arcana to kind of show how i plan on having the two interact for the time being. I will be checking the thread periodically in a different tab to check to see if there are any new comments or not but i don't expect any. Today is focused on expanding the Synch Arcana and trying to pull away from having to rely on Magus Arcana as a crutch.
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    Taking a break for a little while. Up to ten mostly unique arcana and included another synch skill... I need more caffeine to keep going... be back with more later tonight.
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    I deem this class mostly done. Apart from random skill and arcana inspiration as well as numbers balancing. There should now be enough unique abilities for the character to not run out by 20th level. I will almost probably be adding more things to this as it goes but for now I am happy to say that it is ready to be "balanced" and any abilities that i add can be balanced based off of what already exists.
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    Page two... and just over seven hours left till 48 hours with my last post :C
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    Hi.

    First of all great class. Not sure about balance, I am not experienced in that, but it certainly obeys the rule of cool

    What changes do you think are necessary to make it 3.5 balanced?

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    A few thoughts:

    Hardened blades -Perhaps this should be a class feature instead? Not sure if anyone ever going to take it as a sync skill, considering that the syncblade can just create a new blade instead, plus the relatively uncommon use of sunder makes it a waste of a sync skill in most campaigns

    Quick syncing - The opposite of Hardened blades, I can't see any character that would not take this. Such things are better worked in as class features IMO. As it is now this is a 'must have' and pretty much ties up one of your sync skills. YMMW though.

    Telekinetic Manipulations, Lesser - The phrase "When she learns this Synch skill she must decide if she will attack with a weapon held in her hand or a weapon she is telekinetically manipulating, unless she has the two weapon fighting feat." Makes this skill really strange, what you are saying is that a Syncblade gives up the ability to attack using normal weapons when learning it, unless she knows how to wield two weapons with her hands. I can't see the reason for this, neither from a balance or fluff standpoint.

    EDIT: Bah, thread necro. Sorry for that, didn't notice how old the second to last post was...
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