Fringe Binder (Rogue Archetype)

Class Skills: A fringe binder gains 6 skill ranks + a number of skill ranks equal to her Intelligence modifier at each level, instead of the normal 8 skill ranks + her Intelligence modifier at each level. Furthermore, add Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (history) (Int), Knowledge (planes) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), and Spellcraft (Int) to her list of class skills.

This ability alters the rogue’s skills.

Bind Spirit: A fringe binder may seal pacts with otherworldly entities known as spirits. In order to summon a spirit, the fringe binder must learn the spirit’s ceremony, constellation, personality, and seal by completing its four Knowledge Tasks; see Researching the Spirit for more information on this process. A fringe binder begins play having completed all four Knowledge Tasks for one 1st-level spirit of her choice.

Each day, a fringe binder may bind one spirit to her soul using pact magic; see Performing a Pact Ritual. The spirit’s level may not exceed the fringe binder’s maximum spirit level, which is limited to 1st-level spirits at 1st level. At 4th level and every three rogue levels thereafter, the fringe binder’s maximum spirit level increases by 1, to a maximum of 6th-level spirits at 16th level.

A fringe binder possesses a binder level equal to her level. The DC to resist a fringe binder’s supernatural powers is equal to 10 + 1/2 the fringe binder level + the fringe binder’s Charisma modifier.

Sneak Attack (Ex): A fringe binder gains the sneak attack ability as a standard rogue of the same level, except her sneak attack damage is reduced to 1 point per die when she isn’t bound to a spirit or when she sneak attacks an opponent that don’t qualify as her bound spirit’s favored enemy.

This ability alters sneak attack.

Incite Animosity (Su): At 4th level, a fringe binder gains the incite animosity† binder secret. She doesn’t need to meet this binder secret’s prerequisites.

This ability replaces uncanny dodge.

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