Nightblazer (Investigator Archetype)
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Not every threat can be dealt with using weapons alone. When dark evils need to be eliminated, a specialist is needed who can fight and think, using whatever metal or magic is needed to dispatch the problem. The nightblazer is a necessary evil, who uses his keen mind to unravel the unfathomable, and then whatever tools are necessary to solve the problem. And for him, solving a problem means killing it. He studies his target, strips away lies and deception and reveals weaknesses to exploit. His spellcraft is potent and precise, destroying the souls of his enemies magically and physically.

This archetype requires sphere investigator.

Bad Habit

No one runs the night and stays clean. Habits develop, including ways of getting through the tougher days. At 1st level, the nightblazer chooses a vice, such as smoking, drinking, or gambling. This is something inexpensive or that requires a small amount of time. The nightblazer must indulge his vice for at least one hour each day (though not necessarily all at once). If he does not, he can not regain inspiration until he does.

Studied Strike

The nightblazer gains the studied combat and studied strike abilities at 2nd level. Studied strike does 1d6 damage at 2nd level, and an additional 1d6 every 2 levels thereafter, up to a maximum of 10d6 at 20th level.

This alters studied combat and studied strike.

Noir Instincts

At 2nd level, the nightblazer may choose one skill that uses Dexterity, Wisdom or Charisma, and use his casting ability score with that skill instead. He may choose additional skills at 5th, 8th, and 11th level.

This replaces poison lore, poison resistance, and poison immunity.

Danger Sense

At 3rd level, the nightblazer receives danger sense as an unchained rogue of equal level.

This alters trap sense. This ability counts as trap sense for the purpose of any feat or class prerequisite, and can be replaced by any archetype class feature that replaces trap sense.

The bonuses gained from this ability stack with those gained from trap sense (from another class).

Ensorcelled Strike

At 3rd level, whenever the nightblazer uses studied strike, he may spend a spell point to increase the damage to 1d6 per class level.

This replaces keen recollection.

Studied Casting

At 4th level, when the nightblazer uses a sphere ability that targets his studied combat target, he may use his studied strike when he delivers the sphere ability. If he does, the DC of any saving throw made by the target receives a +1 insight bonus for every 4 class levels the nightblazer possess, but does no additional damage.

This replaces swift alchemy.


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