Occult Avenger (Gunslinger Archetype)

Avenger’s Grit: Each day, an occult avenger gains a number of grit points equal to her Wisdom modifier. Unlike other gunslingers, an occult avenger gains grit only from scoring a critical hit or killing blow against a creature that qualifies as the favored enemy of one of her bound spirits.

This ability alters the grit class feature.

Avenger’s Deeds: An occult avenger doesn’t gain deeds like other gunslingers. At 1st level, 3rd level, 7th level, 11th level, 15th level, and 19th level, the occult avenger selects one deed that is available to a gunslinger of her level or lower. She gains the selected deed but doesn’t gain any other deeds that she would normally be entitled to based upon her gunslinger level.

This ability alters deeds.

Bind Spirit: An occult avenger may seal pacts with otherworldly entities known as spirits. In order to summon a spirit, the occult avenger 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. An occult avenger begins play having completed all four Knowledge Tasks for one 1st-level spirit of her choice.

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

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

Revenge Pact: At 1st level, an occult avenger chooses one creature type. An occult avenger can only seal pacts with spirits that list one or more creatures of her chosen type as a favored enemy. At 5th level and every 5 levels thereafter, the occult avenger chooses one additional creature type. If a spirit lists two or more of her chosen creature types as a favored enemy, she gains a bonus on binding checks made to seal a pact with that spirit equal to her Wisdom bonus (if any) and she reduces the number of rounds that spirit’s major granted ability is expended for by 1 round; this stacks with similar effects, such as the Rapid Recovery feat† or the elf pactmaker favored class bonus.

Bonus Feats: An occult avenger may select combat feats, grit feats, and pact feats as bonus feats. Alternatively, she may select one deed available to a gunslinger of her level or lower that she does not possess and gain it in place of a bonus feat.

This ability alters the gunslinger’s bonus feats.

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