Vajrahasta
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Vajrahastas summon weapons forged from lightning and use them to harness the powers of the storm.

Proficiencies

Vajrahastas are proficient with simple weapons, as well as light armor and bucklers. In addition, if this is this character’s first level in any class, they may select a martial tradition of their choice.

This alters proficiencies.

Blended Training (Ex)

Whenever a vajrahasta would gain a magic talent from her class levels (not the 2 bonus talents gained when first gaining the casting class feature), she may instead choose to gain a combat talent. A vajrahasta uses her casting ability modifier as her practitioner modifier.

This alters magic talents. This archetype may be combined with other archetypes that replace magic talents; they can not gain a combat talent in place of a magic talent the other archetype loses.

Vajra (Su)

As a swift action a vajrahasta may call to her hands a vajra, a weapon of lightning made solid. This is a thrown weapon (and counts as a weapon in the thrown weapons group) with a 20 feet range increment that deals 1d6 piercing damage and 1d6 electricity damage. This electricity damage is considered part of the vajra’s normal weapon damage dice, and so is multiplied on a critical hit. The vajrahasta is proficient with her vajras.

The vajra gains a +1 enhancement bonus for every odd vajrahastas level possessed. These bonuses may be traded for special abilities according to Table: Bound Equipment. A vajra cannot have higher than a +5 enhancement bonus; enhancement bonuses beyond this amount must be traded for special abilities. If the vajrahasta applies a special ability that adds electricity or sonic damage to her vajra, the size of damage die is increased by one (e.g. from d6 to d8). If it deals any other elemental damage, the die size is decreased by one.

A vajra is treated as bound weapon with respect to arsenal tricks. Arsenal tricks that modify a bound weapon’s material may be applied to vajras. A vajrahasta may have one vajra manifested at a time at first level, and may manifest an additional vajra at 5th, 10th, 15th, and 20th levels. She may manifest up to her maximum number of vajras as part of the same action, each with abilities and enhancement bonus identical to the first; if she does not have enough hands to hold all of them, they appear on her body ready to be drawn. The vajras’ enhancement bonus and abilities may be changed any time they are manifested, though they must be the same for all of the vajrahasta’s vajras.

Unlike a bound weapon, a vajra does not automatically disappear upon leaving the vajrahasta’s hand. Instead, the vajrahasta may return any number of her vajras to her hand as a swift action. It still may not be wielded by another creature; if one attempts to do so, the vajra immediately disappears. The vajrahasta may dismiss any number of her vajras as a move action.

She may also dismiss or return any number of her vajras to her hand as an attack action. If she chooses to do so, any creatures impaled on them suffer the effects of removing an impaled weapon (such as bleed damage), and she gains any benefits (such as regaining her martial focus with the Focusing Finale Lancer talent). She may choose to apply the effects of abilities that require a combat maneuver check to remove an impaled weapon (such as the Pincushion Impalement Lancer talent) as normal. Her vajra’s enhancement bonus applies to the combat maneuver check.

This replaces bound equipment.

Note: Size changes do not modify the damage of a vajra.

Lightning Impaler

At 2nd level, the vajrahasta gains the Lancer sphere as a bonus sphere. She may only impale using her vajra; taking Ranged Impale allows her to impale with melee or thrown weapons. If she already possesses the Lancer sphere, then she gains Ranged Impale. If she possesses Ranged Impale she may instead choose any talent from the Lancer sphere.

This replaces the arsenal trick normally gained at 2nd level.

Piercing Shroud (Su)

At 3rd level, the vajrahasta gains the Weather sphere and one (shroud) talent, as well as the Localized Weather drawback. This drawback does not grant an additional talent and may be bought off as normal. If she already possesses the Weather sphere, then she gains a (shroud) talent with no drawback.

When the vajrahasta successfully impales a target using her vajra, she may spend a spell point as a free action to affect it with a (shroud) talent she knows. She need not concentrate on the effect as long as the target remains impaled (but cannot spend a spell point to extend its duration), and treats her class level as her caster level for the shroud’s effects. This stacks normally with caster levels gained from other sources.

This replaces armor training and the arsenal trick normally gained at 4th level.


Arsenal Tricks

The vajrahasta gains exclusive access to the following arsenal trick:

Anchoring Vajra

By spending a move action, she can treat any of her vajras with a creature impaled on them as if she controlled them until the start of her next turn. While controlling her vajras in this manner she may expend her martial focus as a standard action to deal damage to each creatures impaled on her vajras as though she had attacked them with each vajra impaling them. She may apply (impale) talents, Vital Strike, and any feat with Vital Strike as a prerequisite to this damage.


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