Dread Crusader
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Dread Crusaders fight for causes from beyond the veil of death. Whether they serve a god of death or a cause championed by their ancestors, the dread crusader fights her battles aided by the power of the grave.

Ghastly Powers (Su)

At 1st level, the dread crusader gains the Death sphere with the Necromantic Limit drawback (ghost strike), and gains Cryptic Strike as the bonus talent for that drawback. If she already possesses the Death sphere, she gains the Cryptic Strike talent and does not gain the Necromantic Limit drawback.

The dread crusader uses her class level as her caster level when using the Cryptic Strike talent. This stacks normally with caster levels gained from other sources.

This replaces the magic talent gained at 1st level, as well as resist magic.

Mystic Combat (Su)

The dread crusader gains exclusive access to the following mystic combats:

Legion’s Fall (requires wailing cleave)

When the dread crusader uses the full-attack action, she may give up her regular attacks and instead make one melee attack at her highest base attack bonus against each opponent within reach. She must make a separate attack roll against each opponent. Each opponent struck suffers the effects of her Cryptic Strike. She must pay each associated spell point cost for each successful attack, and may choose a different ghost strike for each target.

Loathsome Smite

The dread crusader adds half her level to the damage dealt by her Cryptic Strike talent.

Author's Note: This mystic combat functions whenever the dread crusader uses a [strike] talent with a ghost strike. This is primarily Cryptic Strike, but can also function with the Ghostly Admixture feat, using the Destruction sphere Energy Strike admixtured with a ghost strike or other similar effects.

Precipice Of Mortality [Gravecaller's HB]

The dread crusader is healed by both positive and negative energy and does not take damage from positive or negative energy effects.

Whenever the dread crusader regains hit points, she may spend a spell point as an immediate action to infuse herself with the power of the grave and gain a +1 profane bonus on attack and damage rolls for 1 minute. At 6th level and every 6 levels thereafter, these bonuses increase by 1.

Special: This mystic combat counts as a necrosis feat when determining the benefits of your other necrosis feats.

Wailing Cleave

When the dread crusader successfully strikes a foe with a Cryptic Strike, she may spend a spell point as a swift action to make a second attack at her full base attack bonus against a different foe within reach (or within her first range increment for a ranged weapon). If this attack is successful, the second foe is also affected by her Cryptic Strike. She must pay any spell point cost associated with the second attack, but may choose a different ghost strike for each target.


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