Entropic Sage

Traditions: Choosing the Entropic Sage archetype replaces one of the character’s traditions.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: An entropic sage is proficient with simple weapons and two weapons chosen from the monk weapons group at first level, but not armor.

This modifies the hedgewitch’s weapon and armor proficiencies.

Enlightenment in Oblivion: An entropic sage has contemplated the mysteries of the universe, seeing all creation crumbling to dust and drawing strength from this certainty, channeling the forces of destruction for their own ends. Some seek to hasten the end, hoping to reset a great cosmic cycle; some revel in destruction and seek the nothingness of obliteration; others simply find it a useful tool for their temporary gain. At first level, an entropic sage gains the Destruction sphere and Energy Blade talent as bonus talents, as well as the Focused Shape drawback. This drawback does not grant an additional talent and may be bought off as normal. If the entropic sage already possesses the Destruction sphere, then the Energy Blade talent is gained as a bonus talent with no drawback. If both are already possessed, then he may choose any talent from the Destruction sphere as a bonus talent. The entropic sage may always take a talent from this sphere in place of a secret.

At 1st level, the entropic sage gains the Improved Unarmed Strike feat as a bonus feat. Also, when unarmored and unencumbered, the entropic sage adds his casting modifier bonus (if any) to his AC and his CMD. The entropic sage may treat her caster level as equal to her class level when using Energy Blade with her unarmed strikes or weapons from the monk weapon group. This stacks normally with caster levels gained from other sources. Using Energy Blade this way does not provoke attacks of opportunity.

At 5th level, the entropic sage’s unarmed strike does damage as a monk of half his level.

At 9th level, the entropic sage gains the Improved Energy Blade feat as a bonus feat, even if he does not meet the requirements.

At 13th level, the entropic sage may use the Improved Energy Blade feat once per round as a free action. This does not prevent using it as a swift action in the same turn.

At 17th level, when the entropic sage reduces a creature to 0 or fewer hit points, its body is destroyed as per the Disintegrate advanced talent.

Entropic Sage Secrets: The following secrets are available to the entropic sage:

  • Monastic Secret: You gain one ki power from the unchained monk’s ki power list. Your are treated as a monk of your entropic sage level for this ki power and may spend spell points in place of ki. This stacks with levels gained from the monk class for determining your effective monk level for ki powers.
  • Style Secret: You gain a style feat for which you qualify. You may treat your entropic sage levels as monk levels (stacking with monk levels) and also use it in place of your BAB for the purpose of qualifying for style feats.
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