Nocturnal Predator
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At 1st level the nocturnal predator gains the Alteration sphere and Dark sphere as bonus magic talents. The nocturnal predator uses her class level as her caster level for the Dark sphere and Alteration sphere. This stacks normally with caster levels gained from other sources. She also gains the Lycanthropic drawback, with no bonus talent. If the nocturnal predator already has either the Dark sphere or the Alteration sphere, she only gains the missing sphere and does not gain the Lycanthropic drawback. If she already has both, she instead gains one bonus talent from either sphere.

This alters shapeshifter.

Hidden Transformation

When within an area of dim light, darkness, or supernatural darkness, the nocturnal predator may use the Alteration sphere to apply a shapeshift to herself and only herself as a move action. Maintaining this effect through concentration only requires a move action each round as long as the nocturnal predator begins her turn in an area of dim light, darkness, or supernatural darkness.

This ability alters and counts as quick transformation.

Sneak Attack

At 3rd level, if a nocturnal predator catches an opponent unable to defend itself effectively from her natural attacks, she can strike a vital spot for extra damage. The nocturnal predator’s natural attacks deal extra damage any time her target would be denied a Dexterity bonus to AC (whether the target actually has a Dexterity bonus or not), or when the nocturnal predator flanks her target. This additional damage is 1d6 at 3rd level, and increases by 1d6 every 3 levels thereafter.

Should the nocturnal predator score a critical hit with a sneak attack, this additional damage is not multiplied. A nocturnal predator may only make sneak attacks using her natural attacks. A nocturnal predator may deal nonlethal damage with a sneak attack if the natural attack she is using deals nonlethal damage, including by taking a -4 to the attack roll. Ranged natural attacks can count as sneak attacks only if the target is within 30 feet

The nocturnal predator must be able to see the target well enough to pick out a vital spot and must be able to reach such a spot. A nocturnal predator cannot use sneak attack while striking a creature with concealment.

This replaces endurance and enhanced physicality.

I Am the Night

At 1st level the nocturnal predator gains a bonus to Stealth equal to 1/2 her class level and nightvision as a bonus bestial trait.

At 10th level a nocturnal predator can use the Stealth skill even while being observed. As long as she is within 10 feet of an area of dim light or darkness, a nocturnal predator can hide herself from view in the open without the need for cover or concealment. She cannot, however, hide in her own shadow.

This replaces wild empathy, steal language, boundless communication, and endless communication.

Rogue Talents

A nocturnal predator can select rogue talents in place of bestial traits, using her nocturnal predator levels as rogue levels when determining their effects.

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