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Swordskill Feats


With the recent change to Swordskills and the Sword Saint, (check them out HERE) I felt there was a need to further expand the options for those who wanted to use these amazing changed. These feats are designed to give swordsaints and other archetypes that use the swordskill system a greater amount of options and chances to specialize in these skills. At the moment I have just a few but hope to grow the list after some feedback.

Everything posted here should also be available on the google doc HERE https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L_ud...sp=sharing

That being said here are some design notes.
  • Dark sword skill feats are recommended to cause the following status effects; blind, deafen, dimmed, shaken, sicken
  • Dark sword skill feats are recommenced to drain hp/mp/stamina or bonus damage based on the characters missing health
  • Holy sword skill feats are recommended to cause the following status effects; dazed, dazzled, entangled, silence, staggered, stun, slow conditions are recommended
  • Holy sword skill feats should grant bonuses and heal the user and allies.
  • Destroy sword skill feats are recommended to cause the following status effects; the broken condition is recommended and providing free combat maneuver attempts.
  • Destroy sword skill feats should give penalties to opponents and break equipment
  • Universal sword skill feats should focus on elemental damage and altering the way swordskills attack (turning them into ranged touch attacks, aoes, ect.)

General

Swordskill Initiate (Combat, Swordskill)   
Gain access to a swordskill
Prerequisite(s): Base attack bonus +3, Cha 13, no swordskills known

BENEFIT
Select a basic swordskill from the Destory sword or Universal sword forms. You gain the ability to ready and use this swordskill once per combat. The DC of this swordskill is equal to half your character level + your Charisma modifier. In addition, you may recover the use of this swordskill by taking a full round action to recover it.

Special:
If at any time you gain the ability to use other swordskills through a class, simply add the chosen basic swordskill to your known swordskills.

The Great Wheal (Combat, Swordskill, Dark sword, Holy Sword)
Prerequisite(s): Know at least one dark sword and one holy sword swordskills

BENEFIT
After using a dark sword swordskill the next holy sword swordskill will cause the target to be dazzled on a failed fortitude save. After using a holy sword swordskill the next dark sword swordskill will cause the target to be shaken on a failed fortitude save.

Weapon Saint (Combat, Swordskill)                   
Prerequisite(s): Martial focus (weapon group)

BENEFIT
You may activate swordskills using a weapon of the same group as you have chosen for your  martial focus feat.
Note: normally a swordskills can only be used with a weapon from the heavy or light blade categories.

Elemental Swordskill Focus (Combat, Swordskill, Universal)
Prerequisite(s): One swordskill that does elemental damage

BENEFIT
When selecting this feet, choose an elemental damage that matches the damage of at least one swordskill you know. As long as you have that sword is available to you to use and has not been expended during combat, you may replace the damage type of any other swordskill you use with the chosen element type.

Example: If you have this feat and chose Lighting damage, as long as you have not expended your Lighting Stab swordskill you may replace the damage type of all other swordskills you use with Lighting.

Special: you have selecting this feet more than once, each time choosing a different elemental damage type.

Combine Knight Stances
Prerequisite(s): two swordskill related stance feats, bab +12

BENEFIT
You may activate and use two different swordskill related stances at the same time. 


Dark Sword Feats

Dark Sword focus (Swordskill, Dark sword)
Prerequisite(s): One Dark sword swordskill known

BENEFIT
Increase the DC of all dark sword swordskills you cast by 2. In addition, once per day you may force a target that has successfully saved against one of your Dark sword swordskills to reroll and take the second roll instead.

Dark Knight Stance (Swordskill, Dark sword, Stance)
Prerequisite(s):  Two dark sword  swordskills known, Darksword focus

BENEFIT
As a swift action you may enter the dark knight stance. While in the dark knight stance, all dark sword swordskills initiated will cause you to drain health with each successful melee attack, equal to half the number of dark sword swordskills you know (minimum 1). This bonus lasts for a number of rounds equal to your Cha modifier and additional uses of a dark sword swordskill will refresh this duration.

In addition, whenever you reduce an opponent to 0 or less hit points while in the dark knight stance, you may recover a basic dark sword swordskill you have used this combat.

Dark Knight Cruelty (Swordskill, Dark sword)
Prerequisite(s): three dark sword  swordskills known, dark knight stance

BENEFIT
While in the dark knight stance, whenever a creature fails a saving throw against one of your dark sword swordskills, they will be dimmed for a number of rounds equal to your CHA modifier.

Holy Sword Feats

Holy Sword focus  (Swordskill, holy sword)                       
Prerequisite(s): One holy sword swordskill known

BENEFIT
Increase the DC of all holy sword swordskills you cast by 2. In addition, once per day you may force a target that has successfully saved against one of your holy sword swordskills to reroll and take the second roll instead.

Holy Knight Stance (Swordskill, holy sword, Stance)   
Prerequisite(s):  Two holy sword swordskills known, holy sword focus

BENEFIT
As a swift action you may enter the holy knight stance. While in the holy knight stance, all holy sword swordskills initiated will give you a divine bonus to AC equal to half the number of holy sword swordskills you know (minimum 1). This bonus lasts for a number of rounds equal to your Cha modifier and additional uses of a holy sword swordskill will refresh this duration.

In addition, whenever you reduce an opponent to 0 or less hit points while in the holy knight stance, you may recover a basic dark sword swordskill you have used this combat.

Holy Knight Mercy   
Prerequisite(s):three holy sword  swordskills known, holy knight stance

BENEFIT
While in the holy knight stance, whenever a creature fails a saving throw against one of your holy sword swordskills, they will be entangled for a number of rounds equal to your CHA modifier.


Destroyer Sword Feats

Destroyer Sword focus (Swordskill, destroy sword)                   
Prerequisite(s):One destroy sword swordskill known

BENEFIT
Increase the DC of all destroy sword swordskills you cast by 2. In addition, once per day you may force a target that has successfully saved against one of your destroy sword swordskills to reroll and take the second roll instead.

Divine Knight Stance (Swordskill, destroy sword, Stance)   
Prerequisite(s): Two destroy sword swordskills known, holy sword focus

BENEFIT
As a swift action you may enter the Divine knight stance. While in the divine knight stance, all destroy sword swordskills initiated will inflict a pentalty to all of the targets save rolls equal to half the number of destroy sword swordskills you know (minimum 1). This penalty lasts for a number of rounds equal to your Cha modifier and additional uses of a destory sword swordskill will refresh this duration.

In addition, whenever you reduce an opponent to 0 or less hit points while in the holy knight stance, you may recover a basic dark sword swordskill you have used this combat.

Divine Knight’s Force (Swordskill, destroy sword)
Prerequisite(s): three holy sword  swordskills known, holy knight stance

BENEFIT
While in the holy knight stance, whenever a creature fails a saving throw against one of your destroy sword swordskills, they will be slowed for a number of rounds equal to your CHA modifier.