Brutal Pummeler (Brawler Archetype)

Brutal pummelers hit hard and move fast, tearing through opponents with rapid and brutal strikes before moving on to face a new challenger.

Proficiencies: Brutal pummelers are proficient with simple weapons, as well as light armor and bucklers. In addition, if this is this character’s first level in any class, they may select a martial tradition of their choice.

This modifies weapon and armor proficiencies.

Combat Training (Ex): A brutal pummeler is considered an adept practitioner, gaining spheres and talents as appropriate. Brutal pummelers use Wisdom as their practitioner modifier.

This ability replaces the unarmed strike class feature and the bonus feats gained at 2nd, 8th, 14th, and 20th level.

Close Combat: At 1st level, the brutal pummeler gains the Boxing and Open Hand combat spheres as bonus talents. If the brutal pummeler already possesses one of these base spheres, she may instead choose any one combat talent she qualifies for from either sphere.

This replaces the AC bonus class feature.

Brawler’s Pummel (Ex): From 2nd level on, whenever the brutal pummeler uses the attack action to attack with an unarmed strike, a weapon from the close fighter weapon group, or a weapon with the monk special feature, she may make one additional attack with an unarmed strike, a weapon from the close fighter weapon group, or a weapon with the monk special feature as a free action, but both attacks take a -2 penalty.

The brutal pummeler must decide whether or not to use this ability before making the first attack roll for her attack action. Attacks made using this ability apply the brutal pummeler’s full Strength bonus to the damage roll, regardless of whether the weapon is wielded with two hands or with an off-hand. This extra attack cannot be used with the extra attack granted by the Dual Wielding sphere or similar abilities such as the street fighter monk archetype’s flurry strike.

This replaces all instances of brawler’s flurry.

Pinpoint Targeting (Ex): At 5th level, a brutal pummeler gains Unarmed Training as a bonus talent; if they already have this talent, they may select another talent of their choice. This replaces the close weapon mastery class feature.


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