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Alternate Class Features[edit]

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WotC Class Alternate Class Features[edit]

Name Description Class
Ablative Damage Reduction Barbarian, Sohei and a number of other classes grant DR at such an abysmally slow rate that the feature is utterly useless. This ACF seeks to make the DR noticeable for a couple of hits at least, by turning it from an always active improvement into a stronger improvement that ablates as it gets used. Any standard or prestige class that gains Damage Reduction from class levels, e.g. Barbarian, Sohei, Green Star Adept
Abyssal Heritor Warlock Not all warlocks need damage reduction. For those that don't, gaining a few flavorful feats is a better choice. Warlock
Adamantine Monk An improvement to the monk, one which really does turn their body into a living weapon... and armor. Monk
Adapted Training Every monastery has its own prefered weapons. Monk (or other monk-like class)
Adrenaline Surge The fury of battle gives your character a higher consciousness. Swordsage
Adventuring Barbarian An Alternate Class Feature set made to increase the power of the Barbarian class to be usable in higher level of play without going as far as the Tome Barbarian in it rework. Barbarian
Adventuring Fighter Bring the fighter in line with the rest of the party. How is he expected to adventure if he doesn't have the skills and abilities needed? Fighter
Alchemist Wizard You are a potion-making wizard, dabbling in chemicals and biology. Wizard
Alternate Crusader Recovery You recover your maneuver not by flashes of divine insight, but by supplication. You recover your maneuvers slower, but chooses which one you have access to. CrusaderToB
Ancestral Style You were not taught like others of your kind, instead do learning how to fight with weapons you were told a highly advanced unarmed technique. You are stunted in the development of your weapon skills but gained fantastic insight style passed from master to apprentice for generations. Any
Arbalester Rogue An Arbalester Rogue is a master of the crossbow, killing her foes left and right with a well placed bolt. Rogue
Arcane Archer Fix You combine archery and magic almost perfectly. This time however you don't suffer from crippling flaws built in your class. Arcane Archer
Arcane Combat Fighter A variant of the fighter, who possess inherent magical abilities at the cost of some versatility and ability to fight in heavier armor. Brave Fighter
Arcane Training Swordsage All swordsages receive training in more supernatural disciplines than other martial adepts. You, however, have a knack for supernatural techniques, focusing on them so much your nonmagical knowledge has suffered. Swordsage
Arcane Vanguard While some mages spent their time fostering a connection with an external creature, you practiced simplifying your motions to better channel your powers in situations where you'd otherwise be hindered. Sorcerer, Wizard
Arcanist Ranger You did not form a strong bond with nature, instead studying a spellbook and learning the secrets of wizardry. Ranger
Armored Monk Turns out fighting without a shirt was a bad idea. Put on some armor and punch them in the face! Monk (or any class with a monk-like AC bonus)
Astral Binder You are not a mere binder, instead you bind the spirit of the vestige in an ectoplasmic shell. Thus being more of a summoner than those who chain vestige to themselves. Binder
Auraknife Rather than forming a weapon out of their mind, the auraknife draws upon her own personal aura. When made into a weapon, the auraknife has great control over it lethality, but is not easily separated from it. An auraknife eschew both armor and mental attacks, using her aura for defensive purposes. 3.5e Soulknife and Pathfinder Soulknife
Avowed Protector An ACF for bodyguards and guardians, it grant the ability to take charge of an ally or innocent and protect them. An Avowed Protector guard her charge and destroy opponents who would strike them. Fighter or Variant
Axelord The axe is perhaps the most iconic weapon of the barbarian, although far from the only one. Some barbarian sacrifice their mobility in exchange for greater mastery over these weapons which are often mocked and cast aside by more 'civilized' people. Barbarian
Backstabbing Bard You're not a spoony bard and you don't sing. You charm your opponents and then knife them in the back. A mix of bard and rogue. Bard
Barbarian's Pride Some Barbarian do not froth at the mouth when they fight, instead they draw upon their immense pride and ego to pull through anything. These barbarian are less resilient than their brothers, but can focus their mind much better and even issue challenges and warning to their foes. However they find themselves unable to turn down dangerous challenges. Barbarian or Pathfinder Barbarian
Bardic Familiar Trade Suggestion and Mass Suggestion out for a familiar and other bonuses. Bard
Bardic Warlock A mashup of bard and warlock using warlock as the main chassis. Warlock
Battle Bard You were trained with a weapon since a young age, gaining a solid grasp on how to use it. This comes at the cost of some of your spellcasting abilities. Bard
Battle Binder Battle Binders focus more on physical fighting skills, using vestiges to augment their combat abilities at the expense of some of their versatility and mental defense. Binder
Battle Rancher A battle rancher is unlike many rangers, he isn't a man of the wild, but rather a man of the field. Their skills are in maintaining animals, teaching them to behave and if need be, defend her land. Yee haw! Ranger
Battlelock A warlock whose eldritch blast manifests as a corporeal weapon, and takes on a more martial stance. Warlock
Battlemage Where your brethen focus on large-scale combat, functioning as magical artillery, you've mastered some of the basics of small-scale combat. Warmage
Beastmaster Rather than improve your own combat capabilities, you've recruited some animal friends to do some fighting for you. Ranger
Bird of Prey Barbarian When you rage you grow wings and break shit. Barbarian
Black-belt Pokemaniac Some Monks (Dungeonomicon) like to travel with pokmon. Hai-yah! Monk
Blackguard Spellcaster A blackguard spellcaster is a variant of the blackguard class, instead of granting it own spellcasting it instead advance previous spellcasting. Either full for classes with partial spellcasting or partial with class with full spellcasting. Blackguard or Black Knight
Bokor Instead of firing lasers of eldritch energy, some Warlocks are content with stabbing dolls with sharp things. Warlock
Bomber Rogue You rely less on sneak attack and trapfinidng and more on blowing things up with bombs. Rogue or Magic Rogue
Bonded Object Replaces your familiar with a bonded object. It's not as bad as the pathfinder bonded object. Any class which grants a familiar, or if you gain the Obtain Familiar featCA.
Bonus Invocationer Trade off damage reduction for more invocations Warlock
Bookish Sorcerer Become an intelligent sorcerer. Sorcerer 1
Bookish Wizard You cast your spells straight from your spellbook. Wizard
Boxing Monk The boxing monk focus on offense rather than defense, it sacrifice it ability to resist mental attacks in exchange for more bonus feat, better attack bonus and higher hit points. Monk
Broad Experience Warblade You have sampled from a wider variety of training than other warblades, and you have the techniques to prove it. You know maneuvers from a wide variety of different styles. Warblade
Brutal Charge While it takes you longer to build up speed than other scouts, none can contest that once you get going, you hit harder. Scout
Cairnsinger A necromantic bard that specializes in summoning undeads under her control. These miscreants use necromantic energy-charged music to control and bolster undead under their control. Fully compatible with both 3.5e and Pathfinder, recommended to be used alongside the Dirge bard for the latter. Bard
Cerebral Knife A cerebral is a particularly mentally capable soulknife, with less martial aptitude but greater psionic abilities. 3.5e Soulknife or SoulknifeDreamscarred Press
Champion This is a spell-less variant for the Paladin In The Dungeon Paladin
Channeling Sorcerer An extremely specialized sorcerer who know very very few spells but cast them with great potency. Sorcerer
Chaos Monk Typically not raised in monasteries but instead by lone wandering masters, chaos monk see the world for what it is, a rough and chaotic place. They see Order merely as a shackles, a burden humanity must free itself from. Chaos monks typically focus on the physical parts of the world, bothering less about the more esoteric part of the training however they are nothing if not varied. Monk
Charming Strike Replace Insightful Strike with Charming Strike. Any
Classic Healer Trade out armor proficiencies and gain arcane spell failure for ranged healing, more spell slots, and superior healing abilities. Cleric
Classic Thief A classic thief is a rogue that does not rely on hugely damaging blows to win a fight. Instead she trains to be better at thievery, while still being no slouch when fighting. A classic thief uses rogue's strike instead of sneak attack, which applies on every hit and is increased in situations that sneak attack would apply, but is always less damaging. The classic thief is a differently balanced rogue, better at fighting foe she cannot flank and stealing, instead of being able to do incredible burst damage. Rogue or Unchained Rogue
Cloistered Archivist You concentrate even more on your studies than other archivists. Archivist
Cloud Dancer Monk You step on the clouds and run through the air. Monk
Codex Hexblade This alternate class feature aim to make the Hexblade a class that is usable in high and very high level of play. It grant a superior form of spellcasting, more skills, a few more bonus feat as well as the ability to actually have any impact with the stupid hexblade's curse ability. Hexblade
Codex Marshal This ACF fix the base attack bonus issue of the marshal as well as making it major aura more relevant. It also add some interesting class features to the mix. Marshal
Combat Magician A combat magician is an adept of both the battlefield and the esoteric world of magic. Sorcerer
Combat Stylist Rangers and Wandering Heroes can sacrifice their companion for more combat styles. Ranger, Wandering Hero
Commando Relying on stealth rather than brute force, a commando strikes from the shadow. Fighter
Confounding Dwarven Defender A dwarven defender who uses spell-like abilities in order to not suck. Dwarven Defender
Construct Companion Your animal companion is a construct instead. Any class which grants an animal companion.
Cooking Bard A cooking bard is exactly what it sound like, it a bard who inspire not with words, dance or song, but by making succulent food. Bard
Court Sorcerer A court sorcerer is an individual with inherent arcane talents, however that were diligently trained under the eyes of a wizard. As a result she uses her magic through intellect rather than intuition and possesses some of the versatility of a wizard. Sorcerer (or variant)
Courtly Fighter A courtly fighter is a master of finesse and etiquette, usually trained at a noble’s court. They act as defenders, entertainers and messengers. Some courtly fighters serve a specific noble, while others travel from court to court, finding love, challenge and excitement along the way. Fighter or Pathfinder Fighter
Crack in the Armor Your damage reduction isn't foolproof, but it's hardy. Any
Cunning Barbarian A Cunning Barbarian is slightly less sturdy and well armored than the typical barbarian. However they use their cunning to evade attacks while fighting dirty. Barbarian
Dabbler of the Forbidden You dabble in terrible, forbidden rituals. As a result you do not have the usual close link with your vestiges but instead can greatly empower which vestige you can bind, at the cost of your sanity. Binder
Dark Hexer A dark hexer is a hexblade who completely eschewed the art of combat, instead focusing on throwing curse around. Hexblade
Darkest Shadow Devotee Although the Darkest Shadows answer no prayers, and many churches frown upon it, you know better - why give up such a source of power in the service of your god (and yourself, while you're at it)? Cleric
Deadwood Druid Your druid casting no longer helps the plants and animals. Instead you embrace all the energies of the world, fire, frost, storm, and even that of life and death. Druid or any class with druidic spellcasting
Death Pact Warlock Throughout history, countless magical secrets have been discovered, hoarded, and taken to their inventor's grave. Necromancy being what it is, those secrets aren't always as lost as some might want to think. Many Warlocks rise to power on the back of the ancient lore held by Lich Queens, Vampire Lords, or Ghost Princes. Some of these were even Warlocks in life, passing on their knowledge in a twisted sort of apprenticeship. Others employ magic like speak with dead to learn of these forgotten magics without needing to consort with unliving horrors, or simply plunder the tombs of ancient mages. Regardless of the source of their power, those who follow this path inevitably surrender to the temptation of eternal unlife. Warlock
Deathdealer Ranger A deathdealing ranger is essentially an assassin-ranger hybrid. Ranger
Dedicated Manifester Wilder Trade out wilder's gish-traits like BAB and HD for more powers known. Wilder
Dedicated Marksman A dedicated marksman is a ranger that lose some of her versatility for greater skill at ranged combat, especially when it come to dealing with the denizen of nature. Ranger
Deity's Champion You are truly a champion for your deity, able to face down any foe in combat. Favored Soul
Depths Pact Warlock The sea is vast, powerful, and full of secrets. Naturally, many are tempted to turn those secrets to their own ends. Most die. Drowned, killed by storms, or eaten by the beasts of the sea. But enough survive to tempt more to try. Warlocks who have dived beneath the waves to uncover the secrets of sunken cities, ancient sea monsters, or the gods of the depths find that they soon become more at home in the sea than on land. Such spellcasters are prized among seafaring cultures, their ability to foresee and eventually control the weather excusing a great deal of eccentricity. Warlock
Devoted Cleric A Devoted Cleric does not have the same combat prowess of a cleric but possess an extra domain. Cleric
Devoted Druid You are more devoted to the ideal of spellcasting, sadly this severely hamper your ties with nature. Druid
Diabolic Cleric A diabolic cleric is not devoted to a God, but rather to the Powers of the Nine Hells. Cleric or OraclePathfinder
Disciple of Eilistraee A specific cleric to the goddess Eilistraee the Moonmaiden. Cleric
Discipline Specialist You are a super specialized psion, to the point you cannot even normally learn powers of other discipline. However in exchange for your extreme dedication you gain some nifty abilities. Psion
Disciplined Wilder You lose the ability to elude touch attack in exchange for the ability to draw powers from a discipline. Wilder
Divine Spark Paladin Not all Paladins are powered by their Gods, some carry their own divine spark within them which is further empowered by their own righteousness. They cannot be stripped of their power, going after their core beliefs cause their divine spark to shrivel and weaken then considerably. This alternate class feature is designed for those who like the idea of the Code of Conduct, without all the hassle rulewise it causes. Paladin
Divine Warlock You are a warlock powered by either divine ancestry or the direct intervention of a deity, you do not rely on your deity as much for power but need it help to attain your full potential. Warlock
Divine-Blooded You have a tinge of deific blood flowing through your veins, which greatly alter the way you channel your divine spells. Cleric
Domain Archivist You use both prayer and study, and your deity recognizes that, granting you power at the cost of your physical toughness. Archivist
Draconic Duskblade As a duskblade you draw your powers from the draconic blood within you, altering your magical abilities slightly. DuskbladePHB2
Draconic Paladin The draconic deities these paladin serve grant them the abilities of dragons rather than healing and traditional spells to help them to vanqish evil. Paladin
Dragon Knight Paladin
Dragonfire Ascendant A version of the bloodline warlock for the dragonfire adept, allowing you to have some mad fun alongside the wizard. Dragonfire Adept
Dragonmark Pact Warlock Magical abilities often manifest in bloodlines. The most famous examples of this are the Dragonmarks. Most who bear them have little interest in finding out how they work, preferring to instead spend their time exploiting the gifts they've been given for profit. Some, however, instead seek to master the secrets of the Marks. Most learn little beyond a few tricks for using their mark more efficiently, but others uncover truths about these powers that many feel are better off hidden. Warlock
Drifting Justiciar There are few vagabond paladin who eschew the use of the heaviest armor and instead rely on their agility to fight. These paladins travel light by foot to dispense justice far and wide. Paladin
Dual Specialist Specialize in two schools, but you are more restrained in your casting. Wizard
Dual Specialist Psion You have access to the special power list of two psionic disciplines. Psion
Dungeon Delver A dungeon delver is a fighter who is an expert at delving in ancient ruins, killing what inside and take the treasures. They may or may not have any archaeological interest in the thing they steal, but it generally a good thing for them to know about ancient civilizations if they want to survive through a delving. Fighter
Dwarven Lorekeeper While not restricted to Dwarves this ACF has roots in Dwarven tradition as Dwarven Bards were less charismatic or musically inclined as other bards. Bard
Eddanic Paladin A Norse-flavored paladin who smites down giants, calls upon the power of thunder and war, and bonds with a raven familiar. The eddanic paladin is not as effective against undead, and she possesses a different code of conduct than the typical paladin. She also does not possess a special mount, which reduces her mobility options. Paladin
Educated Barbarian Not all barbarian are braindead maniacs, the educated barbarian is a a clever warrior more than capable of using his brain to bring down the opposition. In exchange for a weaker rage progression and increased MAD, the educated barbarian gain much needed versatility. Barbarian
Eldritch Bard A bard whose arcane talents run to invocations rather than spellcasting. Bard
Eldritch Curse You do not possess an eldritch blast, instead you are able to spread a dangerous invisible curse. Warlock
Eldritch Tuner Instead of casting spells you are able to call upon invocation as a WarlockCA. This is essentially a weaker version of the eldritch bard ACF. Bard
Elemental Specialist This alternate class feature allow the Wu Jen to specialize in an elements of her choice, much liike a wizard spelcailize in spells. Wu Jen
Elements Pact Warlock Most interactions between mortals and genies are transient. Wishes granted for freedom, in trade, or simply on a whim. But there are stories of those who came away from the genies with more. Not some temporary boon or magical working, but real and lasting power. It's unclear weather this power is something anyone could wish for, or if it represents a deeper relationship. Some claim these individuals are genie outcasts, stripped of the bulk of their powers and forced to wander among mortals. Others hold that this state is a punishment for mortals who's wishes overstepped the bounds set by the genies, or that these Warlocks have simply managed to tap into whatever power source the genies draw their strength from. Warlock
Erudite, Spell to Power Variant A less stupid version of spell to power for the erudite. Erudite CP
Erudite-ish Sorcerer Why have only a few spells you can cast now? Why not have... As many as you like? Sorcerer
Evangelist Most religions need people who spread them, many of these people are clerics, paladins and other believers. The evangelist is a divine bard, they sacrifice their superior arcane spellcasting and some of their later bardic music for slightly weaker divine spellcasting and orating spell. Bard
Expanded Unique Powers Tired of being limited to such a tight selection of unique powers per day? Get some more! EruditeCP
Expanded Variant Paladins Why should the extremes get all the fun? Introducing paladins for LN, NG, CN, NE, and TN. Paladin
Fae Pact Warlock Many Warlocks appeal to the fey for their power. While the stories of children wandering into the woods and returning with terrible gifts of Mab or Oberon are largely exaggerated, even stumbling upon a dryad grove, nymph's pool, or satyr revel can be a path to tremendous magical power. Provided, that is, you can convince the fae you are worthy of their attention, and survive receiving it. Most who follow this path become simple hedge witches (in many cultures, "witch" refers almost exclusively to fae-sworn Warlocks), but the truly powerful among them find themselves drawn into the otherworldly machinations of the great courts. Warlock
Familarbound Caster You know how most wizards have a familiar? Well, in your case, you are the familiar. Any class with a familiar
Familiar Ranger You have a familiar, much like many arcane spellcasters, however you eschew your enhanced connections with animals. Ranger
Familiar Warlock Instead of focusing on magic items, you gain the service of a loyal familiar serving your bloodline. Warlock
Fan Fighting Monk You eschew the traditional martial arts, you relies on fan with hidden blades within as well as the ability to create high winds. Monk
Favored Enemy, Revised A better version of the ranger feature ranger
Favored Sole Gain divine favor to move better favored soul
Fear-Monger Add a bit of fear to that dagger strike! Any class with Sneak/Sudden Attack progression
Feat Sorcerer Lose your familiar and gain bonus feats. Sorcerer
Feat Wilder Not all wilder go crazy when they wild surge, some have a calmer mind and focus on other things. Wilder
Fencing Fighter A fencing fighter use a single one-handed or light in one hand and nothing in the other. Kind of like a diet swashbuckler. Fighter
Fiendblooded Knight Known as corrupter, fiends get their taint over entire bloodline. Some of these souls become irredeemably tainted and become warlocksCA or are slaughtered for it. However mercy take many forms and some of these tainted child are taken in monasteries to be trained to resist evil. The Fiendblooded Knight is a Paladin who mastered their own inner demon and plan on using the power of 'evil' to defeat evil. On the other hands, those who oppose good also seek those child and some Fiendblooded Knights belong in the ranks of servants of evil. Perhaps this is more common than the occasional brave soul facing and defeating corruption and much more willing to delve into the depth of their abilities. AntipaladinPathfinder, Paladin (and Variants) or PaladinPathfinder
Fiendish Pact Warlock When it comes to the trade of souls for power, few do more business than the fiends. Among every people of the world, there are those desperate enough for power to accept even the most terrible of prices. Contrary to popular expectation, these are not all howling madmen, or fools seduced by false promises of power. Many who offer up their souls do so with eyes open, believing their cause important enough to be worth risking everything for. Of course, many of these stories end in tragedy nonetheless, with victorious Warlocks defeating invading armies only to inflict back the cruelties their people suffered tenfold, calling up demonic servants to extract a terrible revenge on those who have wronged them. Warlock
Fiendslayer You are specifically trained in the art of fiendslaying, relentlessly killing the denizen of the lower planes. Ranger
Flame Priest The archetype for maddened cleric of fire, who sacrifices tributes to the flames while filled with raving zeal. The flame priest has a direct approach, both to their faith and in combat. They have power over fire, being as capable blaster as most arcane spellcasters. Cleric
Fleshbender The druid turns from a scion of nature to a freak collection of genetics and grafting, enabling transformation into many beasts. Druid
Flower Pact A flower pact druid is a strange relatively new kind of druid who eschews many of the ancient druidic traditions. They accept civilization as part of nature and their view of nature is somewhat rose-tinted. They refuse to kill animals, or wear animal-based armor and clothes. They sometimes oppose traditional druids, who see them as self-righteous youngsters at best and enablers of civilization’s conquest of nature at worst. Druid or other classes with the Druid's code of conduct
Flowering Blossom Monk A flowering blossom monk is a Charisma-based monk with a focus on mobility. Monk
Flurry Monk Monks are fast but can't take advantage of it, they need to stand still to flurry. Well, not anymore. Monk
Flurry of Blasts Gain the ability to shoot multiple blasts, devastating opponents. Warlock
Focused Sorcerer A sorcerer who specialized in one or more schools of magic, gaining additional benefits. Sorcerer
Follower of the Fao The Way of The Fao is a foreign tradition to the Druidic World. It teaches that the true power of nature can be attained through every part of it, including one's inner self. The Follower of the Way as a result hone their mind in their own spiritual pursuit and thus are not reliant on nature to gain their powers. On the other hand the ability to transform through Channel Anima and Wildshape are themselves foreign to their own way. Druid or Geopsyche
Frontline Warlock You're still a spellcaster...but you prefer to cast fist. Warlock
Geisha About as historically accurate to real Geisha as the monk is to real monks , this alternate class feature is for oriental flavored bard. Geisha lack the ability to cast in armor but receive multiple class features to make up for it. Bard
Genie This alternate class feature transforms the Dragon magazine Sha'ir into a full genie. A genie has greater control over her spellcasting and the ability to grant wishes to others. However despite their great power, a genie must follow a few rules. Sha'irDragon Magazine
Great Skald A great skald is a poet-warrior who seek ever greater battle and challenge, then turn these tales into poems and song. They are less quick and sturdy than most barbarian but can inspire great valor in combat. Barbarian or Pathfinder Barbarian
Green Knight The green knight is a martial focused druid, eschewing much of their spellcasting abilities in exchange for pure combat abilities. A green knight is especially proficient at using slashing weapons, such as scimitars, to hunt down the foes of nature or her fey liege. A green knight still gain access to a mighty companion and spellcasting abilities, which make her a great foe to face. Druid
Grenade Adept A fighter who trades some of his martial training for the ability to dabble in alchemical destruction. Fighter
Grimoire Fighter You learn to deal massive damage with weapons that you've mastered. Fighter
Grimoire Paladin You trade some of the protection of your deity to punish the enemies of your faith. Paladin
Grimoire Ranger Where other rangers are tougher in certain conditions and call upon animals to stand at their side, you find that the only help you need in vanquishing your foes comes from within. Ranger
Grimoire Rogue An alternate rogue who's a bit more customizable and stands out compared to other rogues. Rogue
Grimoire Soulknife Honing your Mind Blade allows you to perform at far higher levels when compared with other soulknives. Soulknife
Grimoire Totemist You lose some of your natural speech with animals for enhanced ferocity. Totemist
Guided Mystic Rather than developing a bond with a familiar, you are guided by one or more spirits. Any class that grants a Familiar, or the Obtain Familiar feat.
Guild Thief A Guild Thief is a Rogue ACF with less focus on traps and more focus on the art of crime. A Guild Thief also possess a unique blend of skirmish and sneak attack, making them versatile mobile flankers. Rogue
Gunkata Monk You're a monk from the school of gun-fu. Monk
Havocker, Rebuilt A remake of the Havocker Witch to give it a bit more bite. This altered version keeps some hexes which is the witch’s most unique class feature. In addition the way spellburn is used is altered to be keyed to the burn cost, rather than level of the infusion. Witch
Healing Helper Some wizards call energy from the plane of positive energy to serve them, rather than a familiar. Wizard
Hexer You gain access to the ability to prolonging the suffering of your opponent and manipulate curses. Sorcerer
Hexing Fury You have anger issues, which sometime interfere with your ability to cast spells but grant you additional combat might. Hexblade
Hideskin Warrior You eschew armor to instead train your body, gaining an invincible hide-like skin. Barbarian or Bloodrager
High Invoker You have a really weak eldritch blast, but you have lots of invocations. Warlock (or variant)
Holy Squire You have a young and hopeful apprentice who follow you around, hoping to also become a paladin of legend one day. Paladin
Hoplite An hoplite is a heavily armored combatant wielding a spear and a shield in tandem. They are well-trained in phalanx formation, but are not left without recourse in close combat. An hoplite is expected to have a certain set of skills, making them ideal adventurers. Fighter
Horse Lord You trade the versatility of a bonus feat for a powerful mount and the ability to use it correctly. Fighter
Humble Champion Not all paladins are clad in shining armor, nor wield the sword and shield. Some prefer a lonely, ascetic existence, while others may live and work side-by-side with the poor and vulnerable. Others take up the mantle of humility as a personal choice and demonstration of piety and service to their cause, while continuing to work and train alongside the more traditional paladins of their order. On rare occasions, a deity may test a chosen warrior's devotion to the faith and not to glory, imposing these restrictions upon them for either a set amount of time, or permanently. Whatever the reason, these paladins find that devotion and faith can provide just as much power and protection as manufactured arms and armor. Paladin
Hunter's Trance While some of your tribesmen learn to channel their inner fury to enhance their strength, you have learned to concentrate and focus yourself, greatly enhancing your senses and allowing for great feats of agility. Barbarian
Ill Omens Whenever you or your opponents get a stroke of good luck, you're able to balance it out with some bad luck. Hexblade
Infinite Lotus Disciple You are in-tune with the Infinite Lotus in a way your brother and sister martial adepts are not, at the cost of some diversity. Any martial adept class
Jousting Paladin A paladin with a mount right away, and powers which are much more mount focused. Paladin
Ki Blade Through endless meditation and practice a Mind Blade user gain the ability to channel her psionic power in more monastic ways than their brethren. The Ki Blade do not wear armor, instead having learned the ability to project a shield of psychic energy over her body. A Ki Blade also learn a more advanced and specialized psychic strike, although it carry risks and can only be used against those unaware of her presence. Some Ki Blade eschew the user of a blade and become soulfists. Soulblade or Soulknife
Ki Trickster Add new options to ki users. Any ki-based class (such as Monk or Ninja)
Knight Nurse Not all Paladins seek to destroy evil, some are protectors and rescuers. The Order of the Knight Nurse focus on providing medical relief to communities besiege by war. They are adept of both magical healing and mundane medical healing and possess the ability to defend themselves. While they can, like normal Paladins, be decked in the heaviest armor and wielding martial weapons, they lack the ability to detect and smite evil. Paladin
Knight of the Wood A ranger with several paladin traits, as they champion the cause of nature. Ranger
Lay on Hands Crusader Most Crusaders learn to better steel their wills against foreign assaults. Your will, however, is already plenty sharp, so you have instead spent your time practicing your healing abilities. Crusader
Learned Cleric You do not prepare spells like a cleric, instead you prepare from a book much like a wizard. Cleric
Life Sight Some rangers mastered the ability to see other's life force as a way to gauge their strength, rather than getting animals to be friendlier to them. Ranger
Lifedrinking Sorcerer A little bit of a fix for Lifedrinker, but as a base class. Sorcerer
Lightly Armored You do not wear cumbersome armor like your brethren, preferring lighter loads. When wearing light or no armor you are quite proficient at getting out of the way. Any
Logical Paladin You're the thinking man's paladin. Working for the greater good is the only logical choice. Paladin
Lone Wanderer You are less of a friend of nature and more a lone hunter stuck in her way. However your self-reliance has increased your ability to deal with threats you face. Ranger
Loner Ranger A ranger who forgoes a companion for more power alone ranger
Machinist Fighter A machinist fighter is a fighter who know his or her way around machine and technology. Fighter
Mage A more elaborate take on specialist wizards. Reducing their versatility but giving flavorful rewards towards their specializations. Wizard
Mage Gunner Some mages prefer blasting their foes with magically enhanced bullets, rather than speaking incoherently and weaving their hands randomly. Sorcerer/Wizard
Mage Hunter A ranger dedicated to hunting spellcasters. Ranger
Mage of the Empyrean You are an arcane caster who also gain power from the studies of the Empyrean planes. Sorcerer or Wizard
Maneuver-like Monk This alternate class feature turns the monk into essentially a maneuver sorcerer, with few maneuvers known but having all of them readied. Monk (SRD version only)
Martial Adept Barbarian The core Barbarian with a smidget of aditional rage fun and some Tome of Battle goodness added. Barbarian
Martial Adept Factotum This ACF gives the factotum a more "mundane" feel by giving him Tome of Battle maneuvers instead of arcane spellcasting. Factotum
Martial Adept Fighter The core Fighter with some flexibility and Tome of Battle goodness added. He needed it. Fighter
Martial Adept Monk The core Monk with some Tome of Battle goodness added. He needed it... A LOT! Monk
Martial Adept Paladin The core Paladin with more smitiness and some Tome of Battle goodness added. Paladin
Martial Adept Ranger The core Ranger with some Tome of Battle goodness added. Ranger
Martial Adept Rogue The core Rogue with some Tome of Battle goodness added. Rogue
Martial Aptitude Warblade Rather than wasting your time playing around with various weapons, you've been studying hard, and have mastered a discipline that is a mystery to most Warblades. Warblade
Martial Artist You sacrifice your studies and deep contemplation of the multiverse in order to punch people more effectively. It seems to be working out ok. Monk
Martial Beguiler A version of the beguiler roughly equivalent to the battle sorcerer. BeguilerPHII
Martial Ranger Forgo your usual weapons and use what nature gave you: your fists! Mix monk fighting styles with ranger. Ranger
Masked Binder A masked binder do not bind vestige to herself, instead she bind them to various ritual masks. She is capable of switching between vestige easily, however she lack sheer versatility. Binder
Master Elementalist You do not have a connection with animal and nature as other Druids and Worldseer, however you possess innate talents with the elements. Druid or Worldseer
Master of Magic A Master of Magic is a wizard who eschews the higher studies of magic for sheer volume of spells. While giving up access to great power can be a difficult choice, some are willing to make it. Wizard
Mastermind Rogue A Mastermind is a rogue who use deception, manipulation and planning to win the fight. They possess uncanny abilities to deceive and manipulate outside of combat, granting them great social agility. The Mastermind need a high Intelligence to plan and grant herself non-negligible skill bonuses, however it also has an inherent problem with MAD. Both a high Dexterity and Charisma scores are highly beneficial to her in combat and out. This makes the Mastermind tricky to play, especially given that she sacrifice much combat effectiveness for skills. Rogue
Masterwork Monk Punching is an inferior weapon in D&D. But you're a monk! Show them how to really do unarmed strikes! Monk
Messianic Soul The Blood of the Gods run in your vein, making your abilities much more personal than the typical favored soul. This alternate class feature improve the Favored Soul at the cost of some of their martial abilities. Favored Soul
Militant Spellcaster You give up your familiar and some of your spellcasting ability to become better at fighting. Sorcerer, Wizard
Monk Archer A monk archer is a monk who fights with ranged or thrown weapons. Monk
Monk of the Voice A monk from an ancient order, that channel their ki through their voice. This allowed them to defeat their opponent with a simple whisper, and open the gate to a known with a shout. Sadly an betrayal from within caused the downfall of their order, it last members scattered to the wind, teaching a few apprentices in the way before their way is lost followers. Monk
Monk of the Wilderness A monk of the wilderness is a monk who do not live a monastic lifestyle, instead focusing on living a natural life much like a wild animal. monk of the wilderness is often combined with rage monk. Monk
Monster Hunter Ranger A Monster Hunter ranger is trained in tracking beasts and monsters who prey on mankind. Their link to animals are lesser, but they are trained at identifying a large array of monsters. Ranger
Mountain Barbarian You don't dodge attacks, you soak them. Barbarian
Mountain Druid You are just as comfortable clothed in the fruit of the mountains as with the skin of animals, and are comfortable with tools crafted from its ore as well. Druid
Musical Paladin A Musical Paladin often follow a deity of art and music, inspiring allies instead of smiting their foe with divine powers. That said these paladin are no less martially inclined than their standard brethren. Paladin
Musical Pokemaniac For the Bard (Frank's Revision) that wants a co-star Bard
Mystic Pokemaniac For Psions who wish to share their mental gift with a pokemon Psion
Mystical Paladin While most paladins focus on martial superiority, the mystical paladin leans toward the magical side. She is more skilled caster, but her combat skills are comparable to a cleric. Paladin or Pathfinder Paladin
Mystical Warden A ranger with inherent arcane magic, much like a sorcerer, typically the descendant or offspring of fey. Some mystical wardens serve powerful mages as wardens, acting as bodyguards and protectors of their land. Ranger
Natural Geomancer A natural geomancer is a druid that rather than gaining power through reverence of nature, simply gathers the energy from the environment around her. As a result her powers are deeply innate, her spells are known by years of practice and weaving the energy channeled through her. Whether she respectfully borrows that power, or usurps it for her own needs depends on the druid. A natural geomancer is able to easily make use of the environment around her, allowing her to access new spells based on where she is. Druid
Natural Psychic A natural psychic is very similar to a sorcerer, her psionic powers are a result of her bloodline or perhaps experiment done to her ancestors. In any case a bit of taint from psionic creature remains in her blood, although it grant her new strange abilities. Psion
Naturalist A Naturalist is a druid or worldseer with a more scientific approach of nature, which come at the cost of her combat abilities. She use her mind rather than her sense to empower her abilities. Druid, Geopsyche or Worldseer
Necropsion You are a psion who can use necromancy-like power. Any Psionic
Nightshade Monk Belonging to an order of ancient assassins, the nightshade monks practice sudden blows to pressure points. It is said that the true initiates of the nightshade are capable of delivering blows so quick they cannot be seen. Monk
Noble Cleric While you are devoted to the Gods, you are of noble stocks. You have learned to harness divine energy with strength of personality instead of through contemplativeness. You may possess a high office in the clergy, or believe you deserve one. Cleric
Occult Tattooist The strange traditions of the warlocks never cease to surprise more mainstream magic-users. Some warlocks use fiend blood or other strange ink to tattoo their dark magic directly onto their skin. These warlock wear their magic and origin on their sleeve, but are able to share it with allies and minions. The dark rituals and occult scarification has a cost, the warlock becomes unable to project her eldritch blast outward as they normally could. Warlock
Overwhelming Psyche Filled with intense inner strength, the overwhelming psyche forms her mind blade not through contemplation and quiet training, but through raw kinetic energy channeled through her force of personality. 3.5e Soulknife or SoulknifeDreamscarred Press
Pack Mother Druid A druid who sees their calling as the role of the alpha wolf in a pack, instead of as a caretaker of the natural order. Druid
Pain Point Monk Strike key nerves with your blows to inflict pain and break your opponents will to fight. Monk
Paladin of the Gate A paladin of the gate is a paladin focused on fighting and destroying eldritch abomination and other creatures that lurk in the dark and chaos. Paladin
Paladin of the Light Paladins of the Light usually come from Pelorian Faith, The sun god. Most paladins of the light follow Pelor's teachings in some fashion. They are charitable and usually go out of their way to help others. They strive to do the utmost good wherever possible, they are not constrained by order or chaos. Paladins of the Light are known to go on crusades to rid the world of Undead and Evil in all forms, but do not Blindly chase those such evils. Paladin
Pantheist Priest A pantheist priest is a cleric who is dedicated to the worship of all deities as a cosmic whole, and thus has access to a greater range of power. Cleric
Pathfinder Warmage This alternate class feature is an alteration to the Warmage from the Miniatures Handbook to be more viable in games of Pathfinder, or in general really. WarmageCArc
Pathfinder Wrathmind This alternate class feature modify the Wrathmind to fit with the Pathfinder barbarian and psychic warrior instead of the 3.5e version. Wrathmind
Penetrating Fist Punch through your foes Monk
Performing Wizard You are a showman of a wizard, it's time to show the crowd real magic! Wizard 1
Pheonix Vicar Clerics who have devoted their life to the study of fire can become Phoenix Vicars. Phoenix Vicars can only have one Domain. Cleric
Philosophical Monk Some people don't need to believe in an ordered universe to punch things really hard. You are one of those people. Monk
Pilgrim Cleric A cleric who worships its deity by travelling, never at home in life, preparing for its heaven. Cleric
Poisoner You are not the kind to poison your weapons and use poison in combat. Rather you are skilled at poisoning drink, meal, furniture and killing or incapacitating your victim when they expect it the least. Any
Polearm Master Monk You come from a tradition of monk which had less emphasis on unarmed combat, instead training it students in the way of the polearm. Monk
Positive Connection Some barbarians have a connection to the plane of positive energy and simply heal faster, rather than taking less damage. Barbarian
Positive Song Some bards draw on the energy of the positive energy plane to heal their friends, rather than bewitching their enemies. Bard
Positive Strike Some rogues learn to channel positive energy with their attacks rather than how to avoid traps. Rogue
Preacher A cleric who focuses its faith and knowledge of its doctrine to bestow boons onto its allies or convert the unfaithful. Cleric
Prodigious Training Some swordsage factions allow their recruits to choose their abilities according to their own aspirations. If some martial adept choose speed, others learn more fighting skills. Swordsage
Psion Loremaster For Manifesters instead of Casters Loremaster
Psionic Bard Bards, now with MIND BULLETS! Bard
Psionic Champion Convert the Abjurant ChampionCM class to psionics. Abjurant Champion
Psionic Interference Your powers are very subtle but also strangely disrupted when wearing armor. This lack of physical defense lead you to adapt using flahses of isnight for defensive purposes. Any Manifesting Class
Psionicist A alternate class feature for psionic character loosely based on the 2nd edition ruleset. Any Psionic Class
Psychic Fist The psychic fist is a martial artist who honed her skills alongside her psionic power. She usually focused on defeating her fors with quick consecutive blows, or a single decisive attack. Psychic Warrior
Psychic Hexblade Replace hexblade casting with psionics. Hexblade (or Dark Hexer Hexblade)
Psychic Marshal You are a marshal with psychic power, because why not! Marshal
Psychic Wellspring Warrior Give the psychic warrior more power points, at the cost of health. Psychic Warrior
Pugilist Fighter You are a fighter who fight with fisticuffs, not hindered by large weapon or massive plates of steel to cover your muscular body. Fighter
Quivering Blow Revised quivering palm monk
Rage Monk You're an angry monk! Screw peace and harmony and feeling the flow of the universe, you're gonna rage out your ki so hard you break reality! Monk
Rage, Simple Math Barbarians don’t have time for lots of math. This is a variant to the rage mechanics to make its effects easier to implement, but it also may be a power buff to Rage as a side effect. Barbarian
Raging Rider The sound of hooves and the screeching of tires send this barbarian into a frenzy. Barbarian
Rapid Blast You've gained enough proficency with your eldritch blast that you're capable of firing it off much more quickly than normal. Warlock
Rapid Charge You gain the ability to make a quick attack-less charge. Any
Retrained Armor Proficiency Instead of training to use armor, you trained to do something else. Any
Righteous Bow A rare breed of Paladin prefer fighting using ranged weapons, usually forsaking the glory of a shining plate of armor and longsword in hand. Instead they prefer fighting with lighter armor with some kind of ranged weapon, using rudimentary melee weapon as backup. Unlike the name, a Righteous Bow need not to fight with a bow. Paladin or Pathfinder Paladin
Righteous Paladin You believe you're Good, and effects that detect this agree. This doesn't mean it's true. Paladin
Roar of the Universe Release a deadly roar containing the language of the universe Truenamer
Royal Knight A Royal Knight is a Paladin who pledge themselves to a mortal ruler instead of higher powers and ideals. Paladin or Antipaladin
Runecaster Remove vocal components, but use somatic components to inscribe glowing drawings on a surface in order to cast your spells. Any class with spellcasting.
Rustic Mage A spellcaster residing in the countryside, expert in farming crops. Any Arcane Spellcaster
Sage Wizard You are a wise wizard, and your arts seem closer to divine than arcane. Wizard 1
Saint's Helper You called out to an archdevil and realized too late that you misread your new patron's name. If you've ever wanted to work for Santa, now's your chance. Warlock
Scholarly Monk Scholarly Monks focus on studies and versatility rather than martial arts. Monk (or other monk-like class)
Science Wizard You're a scientist of magic, not unlike an artificer. Your magic is really all magic items. Wizard
Scourge of the North You are a Raider from the North, master of cold, fog and the sea. Barbarian
Self Familiar Instead of a familiar, you gain benefits based on emulating a creature you could choose as a familiar. Any with a familiar
Sensible Repertoire Fix some oddities in the way the Erudite learn powers. Erudite CP
Shadow Bard A shadow bard possess the ability to move and strike from the shadow as a rogue, she also possess multiple roguish spells and the ability to manipulate shadow and darkness to her whim. Bard
Shadow Companion Your animal companion is a shadowy construct from the shadow plane. Any class which grants an animal companion.
Shadow Paladin Not all Paladins fight in the light, some prefer the cover of the shadow to do their work. These paladins have a mildly different code of conduct, allowing them to associate with evil creature and later take them out with lies and poison. Those Paladins know that in in light's triumph against the darkness, there will always be shadows. Paladin or Pathfinder Paladin
Shadow Stalker While most rangers are most comfortable while in nature, others can flourish in any environment as long as they are cloaked in shadows and darkness. Ranger
Shadowstriker Monk The Temple of the Shadow Cobra was handled by worshipers of the eponymous deity. They became capable over time, to draw their ki into weapon made of shadows. The Temple was destroyed by Paladins, but the technique is still passed on, hidden away in monasteries in the form of jet black scrolls. Monk
Shining Sword Paladin A shinning sword paladin is a clear improvement over the base paladin, gaining better spellcasting and class features. Paladin
Single Blow Monk The one-inch punch, the five-point death palm, the falcon punch, monks with this ACF are focused at doing one extremely deadly attack per round instead of flurrying. Monk
Skill Trickster Barbarian A Skill Trickster Barbarian use her skill tricks to get ahead in and out of combat. Barbarian
Skill Trickster Fighter You trade your ability to use heavier armour in exchange for skill trick goodness. Fighter
Skill Trickster Rogue You use a lot of skill tricks and can use them more often at the expense of the ability to find and disarm traps. Rogue
Skinless Druid These druids eschew using hides and materials made of creatures as armor. Druid
Smite Opposing Alignment Crusader You find it hard to channel your righteous might against those of a similar viewpoint to yours; however, those with opposite views draw your ire even more fiercely. Crusader
Sorcerer Supreme The name is deceptive, a sorcerer supreme is a sorcerer with a supreme focus in a single school of magic. Sorcerer
Sorcerous Theurgy Your divine ability come from a divine spark within yourself or perhaps through intensive studies of the divine powers themselves. Any Divine Spellcasting Class
Soulbinder Wizard There are many things which drive great men and women to the path of wizardry. In this case, intense grief can lead an arcane caster in a foolish attempt to preserve someone they care about. This always goes wrong, causing the soul to become a shadow of its former self or be trapped inside an object. The soulbinder wizard has managed such a tragic feat, and the intense study of necromancy which allowed this deed to be achieved granted them great talents Wizard
Soulfist The Soulfist has learned how to channel her inner psionic strength into her fists, granting herself a deadly weapon. She may even shape her psionic energy into a deadly gauntlet. Soulfist are also frequently Ki Blades. Soulblade or Soulknife
Soundblaster Bard As a bard you focus on sonic spells, at the loss of other spells focuses. Bard
Special Attack You switch out extra attacks for one massive one. Any (other than primary casters).
Spellcasting Lifedrinker You give up some of your maximum Lifewell points to advance in your spellcasting. Lifedrinker
Spellcasting Spellcarved Soldier A Spellcarved Soldier that actually advances casting. Spellcarved Soldier (Races of Eberron, page 166)
Spellmaster Bard You are not quite as inspiring as a normal bard, but your spellcasting abilities rival with the best guys around. Bard
Spellweave Monk A spellcasting monk who transforms their inner energy into power. Monk
Spirit of Psychomachia Replace your special mount with a spirit which guides you and grants bonuses. Paladin
Spiritshaper Druid You surround yourself with spirit energy rather than turning into animals. Druid
Spontaneous Druid This alternate class feature turns the druid into a spontaneous spellcaster instead of a prepared spellcaster. Druid
Spontaneous Wu Jen Trade the wu jen prepared spellcasting for spontaneous spellcasting. Wu Jen
Staff Fighting Monk Some monks focus on the quarterstaff to a great degree! Monk
Star Pact Warlock Far beneath the surface world, beneath even the great cave-cities of the dwarves and drow there is a world older than man. Older than writing. Older even than the gods. But not older than magic. In the bones of the earth, there lurk horrors fetid with eldritch knowledge who have been practicing their mystical arts since time began. Among their slaves there number Warlocks, and all of these are sworn to the Great Old Ones, the stargods that dwell beyond and beneath this reality. Most among them die in the wars of their inhuman masters, but over the years, some have escaped and spread their arts among the people of the world. Those who devote themselves to this path learn great and terrible secrets, learning to warp space, time, and even magic itself, but are warped in turn by the touch of beings beyond mortal comprehension. Warlock
Starseeker Cleric Rather than choosing two domains and chasing away undead, you can embody a constellation, blast foes, and ward or heal allies. Cleric
Stealthy Combatant Unlike most stealthy types that strike opponent's weak points for extra damage you prefer a more flexible approach to combat. Any that grant sneak attack dice.
Steel Sage You are part of a martial tradition that does not eschew armor, and encourage more typical martial aspiration. Monk or other class gaining Wisdom to AC (or another ability scores).
Strength of Conviction Your righteous zeal lends strength to your attacks and those of your allies. Paladin
Sublime Marshal An improvement on the marshal class, which seriously suck. You gain a better bab, hit dice and martial maneuvers in exchange for your grant move action class feature. Marshal
Sublime Ranger A Sublime Ranger trades her spellcasting for the ability to initiate maneuvers. Ranger
Superstar Bard Hell yeah! A superstar bard is good with crowds and music, but a little inferior in the spellcasting department. Bard
Superstitious Barbarian You don't quite trust mages and gain benefits against them while raging. Barbarian
Survivor Spell-less Ranger This ranger forgoes his divine connection and spellcasting in favor of raw surviving power and a likewise tougher companion. Ranger
Talented Barbarian The talented barbarian focuses on training his body, improving its ability to survive in the wild. He gains various bonus feats as a result, at the cost of his uncanny ability to avoid traps. Barbarian
Technical Pokemaniac The scientists of the pokemon world - a Rogue with a companion Rogue
Templar While you aren't as learned in your deity's ways as other clerics, you've taken the time to better train yourself for battle. Cleric
Terrible Bard You are terrible at your job. All of your bardic abilities that usually provide a bonus for party members now have the opposite effect, reversed into penalties. You don't realize that you're a terrible bard as you happily sing (or whatever you do) about all the horrible ways the party could meet its end or how they are bravely running away Bard
Theurgist You draw your spell from inner faith rather than logic. Archivist
Third Eye Psion Trade a psionic bonus feat or psicrystal for a third eye. Psion or other class with psicrystals
Thug Some rogues prefer to beat things up before they try to rob them. Rogue
Timmy If you like the idea of loading up a caster with nothing but Fireballs and letting them loose, you have no brain. If you don't like the idea of loading up a caster with nothing but Fireballs and letting them loose, you have no heart. This ACF is for when you just want some brainless Michael Bay fun for Timmies and create as many explosions as possible without worrying about your daily spell slots. Warmage
Tough Wizard Trade class ability for "Arcane Toughness" Wizard
Trapper Ranger A trapper ranger focus less on fighting or spellcasting and more on trapping her foes, she use a clever combination of traps in order to gain the upper hand in combat. Trapper ranger make for great ambusher, being able to prepare their battlefield ahead of time. Finally the trapper has the option to use Intelligence for many of her class features, although her spellcasting is still Wisdom-based. This allow a ranger who ignore her spellcasting (or trade it away) to focus on skills and other Intelligence related focus. Ranger
Trapspringer Bard You are wary of traps, though some of your other abilities languish over time. Bard
Two-Weapon Fighter You fight light but with a weapon in each hands. Any
Ultrametamagical Sorcerer You sacrifice knowledge of higher level spells for extra levels of spell slots. Sorcerer
Ultraspecialized Sorcerer An Ultraspecialized Sorcerer is a a Sorcerer only able to cast from a single spell school, however in exchange they gain several powerful abilities and the ability to switch their spells around a bit. Sorcerer
Unarmored Duskblade All the other Duskblades you trained along were not as nimble as you, relying solely on their strength to fight, and their armor to protect themselves. You know that the armor that your comrades use will only slow you down. Duskblade
Undead Soul Eater The Soul Eater class, with the ability to be undead Soul Eater
Underworld Musician Not all rogues practice low-blows and sneaky strikes. Many prefer to turn to art and music to suit their needs. Some use their talents to be invited to concert halls to pickpocket jewelry, while others stay in the underground scene and inspire their fellows. In any case a Underworld Musician is skilled in performance, while a bit lacking in combat abilities. Rogue or Pathfinder Rogue
Unevasive A character looses Evasion and/or Improved Evasion for a bonus feat. Any class with Evasion and/or Improved Evasion
Unholy Regeneration Gain fast healing in place of extra hp as an undead. N/A
Unsworn Dragon Shaman An unsworn shaman does not dedicate herself to a single dragon, instead revering dragonkind by itself. Through the use of a dragon relic, an unsworn dragon shaman can alter her totem dragon. However the lack of a pact causes the unsworn dragon shaman to have a dependency on their dragon relic for their powers. This alternate class feature is overall an upgrade on the rather poor Dragon Shaman, allowing them more versatility Dragon ShamanPHB2
Use Magic Weapon Swordsage You do not know how most magic weaponry works, nor do you care; you just know that it works, and that it works better for you than it does for most others. Swordsage
Variant Dread Necromancer This variant of the Dread Necromancer remove some of the least useful ability, rework it spell list and it progression to make it better suited for a VH Game. The change include expanding their spell list and granting them significant ability changes. Dread Necromancer
Wand Wizard A Wand Wizard uses a wand instead of somatic components. A Wizard also stores his spells in his wand instead of his Spellbook. Wizard, Sorcerer
War-Lock Not all warlocks throw energy blasts... Warlock
Warfist A warfist is an unarmed striker version of the warblade. Looking more like a hardened martial artist than an ironclad fighter, the warfist prefers the gi to the armor. Most warfists relish in improving their martial skills and seek ever-greater challenges to test their unarmed skill against. WarbladeToB
Warmachine A Warmachine is a fighter who trained ceaselessly and attained the ability to master the sublime ways. They possess abilities that few other combatants can imitates, at the cost of their versatility however. Fighter
Warrior-poet You are able to seamlessly mix combat and art, and work to further both your physical talents and your intellectual capacity. Bard
Wisen Hermit Adventuring is a young man's game, at some point you will have to settle down so you can continue your studies study of magic in peace. Luckily with a bit of spellcasting you can have yourself a respectable Wizards Tower. WIZARD! Prestige Class or a full caster with a level 20 capstone ability

Homebrew Class Alternate Class Features[edit]

Name Description Class
Acrobatic Pokemaniac For the Thief-Acrobat (Dungeonomicon) who wants a pokemon companion Thief-Acrobat
Alternative Scoundrel Recovery You rely on your quick wit and fast blade. You recover maneuvers much more quickly, but leave yourself open when you do so. Scoundrel
Amaranthine Wanderer The temporal powers that manifest within an 'amaranthine wanderer' time walker are vastly different from that of a normal time walker, and allows them to focus more directly upon the raw manipulation of time and it's nuances. Time Walker (3.5e Class)
Ancestral Style You were not taught like others of your kind, instead do learning how to fight with weapons you were told a highly advanced unarmed technique. You are stunted in the development of your weapon skills but gained fantastic insight style passed from master to apprentice for generations. Any
Anointed Vindicator This is a variant for the prestige class erinys, better suited for a paladin (if you want to use the standard paladin you may simply drop any requirement or feature not compatible). Erinys
Apprentice You gain some of the spellcasting ability of your dormant talent, with some chance of backfire. Unfledged
Archaeologist While most archaeologist are not all dashing adventurers (most would be simple Specialists), some of them are. These unconcentional adventurers have acquired skill and moxie allowing them to survive even the most unlikely of situations. They however do not possess the awesome power of virtuous performance, instead having the ability to draw upon their own experience and insight to thrive. Minstrel
Architect, Very High Variant Very High variant of Architect Architect
Artificer Warlock A warlock who focus on crafting things, losing a lot of her inherent resistance and combat bonus feats. Bloodline Warlock
Bardic Warlock A mashup of bard and warlock using warlock as the main chassis. Warlock
Barrage Sharpshooter Rather than carefully placed shots one at a time, the barrager excels in overpowering his enemy with a hail of arrows. Sharpshooter
Black Arrow Ninja The Black Arrow Clan fought not using blades, but bows and arrows. They soon faded into legend but some schools of shinobi still teach their art. Shinobi
Blackguard Spellcaster A blackguard spellcaster is a variant of the blackguard class, instead of granting it own spellcasting it instead advance previous spellcasting. Either full for classes with partial spellcasting or partial with class with full spellcasting. Blackguard or Black Knight
Blade Dancer A Blade Dancer is a hybrid initiator and spellcasting with access to the Dancing Goddess discipline. Codex Ranger
Bomber Rogue You rely less on sneak attack and trapfinidng and more on blowing things up with bombs. Rogue or Magic Rogue
Bonded Object Replaces your familiar with a bonded object. It's not as bad as the pathfinder bonded object. Any class which grants a familiar, or if you gain the Obtain Familiar featCA.
Catalyst Witch Not all witches focus on familiars, some possess powerful catalyst which they cast their magic through. Codex Witch
Celestial Warlock Even though rarely, sometimes warlocks gain their powers from celestial forces and heavenly creatures. They subvert the usual trope, but they are not required to be or act good. Many aasimar warlocks are celestial warlocks. Warlock In The Dungeon
Charming Strike Replace Insightful Strike with Charming Strike. Any
Civilized Monster An elegant monster for a more civilized age. Monster
Codex Rouge A High to Very High adjustment of Ganteka's excellent Rouge class. Rouge
Coldsmith Cold-flavoured Thundersmith Thundersmith
Combat Stylist Rangers and Wandering Heroes can sacrifice their companion for more combat styles. Ranger, Wandering Hero
Commando Pokemaniac For the Assassin (Dungeonomicon) who keeps a deadly companion Assassin
Construct Companion Your animal companion is a construct instead. Any class which grants an animal companion.
Corrupted Death Knight Not all Death Knights make oath of servitude to concept, some are enrolled in the army of death through bad luck or by pledging oneself to a dark lord. These death knight do not have an oath, they cannot fall, for their power is inborn. Many Corrupted Death knight are the result of negative energy tainting the world. Although most Corrupted Death Knights are evil, they do not need to be, a few strive to be brave soul despite their curse. Death Knight
Crack in the Armor Your damage reduction isn't foolproof, but it's hardy. Any
Crane School Shinobi While most shinobi fight with strange exotic weapons, the crane school focus on their skills with unarmed combat. The school was ultimately destroyed by a band of roaming monks, who sought to prove themselves. The remaining students wandered and joined other schools, but their tradition survived and many shinobi today possess their fighting style. Shinobi (and Sublime Shinobi)
Dark Occultist A strange breed of Mindrender who are more carefully gifted in the art of reading and bending mind, they are more telepathically focused than the typical mind render but lose access to some of it power high. They possess less powers, but through their research are capable of changing them. Mindrender
Death Eye A Death Eye is a mentalist which draw incredible energy from death, becoming deadlier but losing important support abilities. Mentalist
Deathmoth Disciple The Deathmoth Disciple hail from a forbidden tradition, enshrining the Deathmoth, a terribly poisonous flying insect as a sacred being. The Deathmoth Disciple are skilled in the use of poison, including eventually creating the legendary toxin itself. Unlike the typical Iaijutsu Master, they sacrifice their ability to react quickly and instead become extremely skilled in delivering injury and contact poison through their favored weapons. Iaijutsu Master
Dedicated Shaman You are a dragon shaman dedicated to a single energy totem. Dragon Shaman
Deepdweller Warlock Warlocks of the depths have a strong with connection with aberrations, vermins and magic of the sea, caves and Underdark. They exist in two variants, depending on their environment, be it marine or underground. Warlock In The Dungeon
Delving Scoundrel A delving scoundrel is essentially a maneuver-using picaroon, getting a few of it mobility class and feature and a few of it tricks. It come ast the cost of some of it offensive ability as well as it ability to avoid magical detection. Scoundrel
Demon Barber You grow no hair on your own. Your great power comes from the hide and hair of the beasts you pull it from. Variant Hairbinder
Devilsouled Some evil incarnum users make pacts with Devils instead of worshiping demons. Demonsouled
Disciple of The Living Shadow You are a disciple of the terrible shadow school. Shinobi
Dragon Progression You are dragon and level up as a dragon, dragon dragon. Trueblood Dragon
Dragoon Edgemaster The Dragoon Edgemaster is a master combatant who does not bother with heavier armor and magic, instead possessing heightened weapon skills and the ability to strike with incredible speed. Dragoon
Drakon Some barbarians revere dragons as totemic guardians, trying to imitate their power, others are draconic heritors or serve wyrms, thus gaining unique abilities. Barbarian In The Dungeon
Elementalist Warlock Some warlocks have ties with the Elemental Planes and with genies, deriving their powers from them, either by a connection of blood, a pact or study. Many warlocks genasi follow this path. Warlock In The Dungeon
Empowered Grim Not all grims perform their duties as psychopomp constantly, some maintain mortal identities and work under the cover of anonymity. These grims often use standing as mortals to keep watch of the world of the living. Grim
Encounter-Based Wordcasting You are too impatient to wait a whole day for more words. Any class with Wordcasting
Enduring Cardshark The Enduring Cardshark is capable of lasting more than a single encounter at low level and is much like the warlock. Abstruse Cardshark
Familarbound Caster You know how most wizards have a familiar? Well, in your case, you are the familiar. Any class with a familiar
Fanatical Pokemaniac For Barbarians (Races of War) who want to also be pokemasters, fighting alongside their best friends. Barbarian
Favored of Dragons Similarly to other draconic classes, a favored of dragons admires the magical and physical power of dragons, and, through a draconic deity, gains a spark of their power in its spirit.

Wielding this draconic flame their bodies and souls change in the shape of a dragon, gifting them with an energized breath, claws and arcane spells. || Favored Soul In The Dungeon

Favored of Nature This is a variant for the favored soul base class.

The favored of nature is another nature-oriented divine spellcaster, that has a special tie to the natural world, its habitants and its forces. They don't manipulate nature around them rather they channel its strength through themselves, taking the aspect of animals, plants and elementals, while maintaining some of the feature of the classic favored soul. || Favored Soul In The Dungeon

Favored of the Fiends This twisted soul is not serving divine beings but fiendish ones. The favored of the fiends is a champion of corruption and wickedness. They indulge in sins of various kinds and their fiendish patrons lend them some powers through a form of magical pact stolen from deities, that grants far more power their patrons should be able to give. Favored Soul In The Dungeon
Fear-Monger Add a bit of fear to that dagger strike! Any class with Sneak/Sudden Attack progression
Fetish Witch Not all witches relies on familiar for their spellcasting. The fetish witch use powerful fetishes to commune with dark spirit, who in turn advise and inspire her. This complicit relation make these witches more like clerics than wizards. Patron Witch
Fiendish Warlock Warlocks are already often connected with fiends, but this time it's for real. A fiendish warlock use powers derived from demons, devil or yugoloths. They are more offensive than standard warlocks. Warlock In The Dungeon
Fighting Warlock You are more focused on fighting than pursuing your bloodline. You are more resilient and powerful than the average warlock. Bloodline Warlock
Fire-Breathing Shinobi The reliance on sneak attack and assassination for many is a weakness, the school of the fire lizard has abandoned such technique. While the school was destroyed in a tragic and totally-unrelated fire, their technique is still passed on onto shinobi who prefer a more direct approach to combat. Through breathing exercises and ingestion of alchemical reagents the shinobi is capable of mimicking many creature and unleash a dangerous breath weapon. Shinobi
Fistful Acrobat A Fistful Acrobat has neglected her skills and some her trickier class feature to perfect the art of self-defense. She gain improved ability to fight unarmed and unarmored as well disarming and tripping her foes. Combine well with the Grimoire Acrobat. Thief Acrobat
Flamesmith Fire-flavoured Thundersmith Thundersmith
Flavorless Blue Mage The Blue Mage class was obviously created with a specific campaign setting in mind, and many of its abilities reference creatures and organizations that are not defined in the given material; And because it's so ill-defined and specific, it doesn't fit the usual customization that D&D classes tend to exhibit. The class is absolute genius, using an obvious Incarnum theme with a completely unique set of rules. However, I'd like to draw inspiration from this and create my own variant, both with my own ideas and my takes on the original author's ideas, and with a more vague, malleable fluff that is closer to the Totemist/Necrocarnum in style. Blue Mage
Flesh Golem Domineer A rather simple alteration to the Golem Domineer turn it from a construct controller to a mad scientist who play with the very toys of the Gods. A flesh golem domineer has a less resilient proto-golem, but one that boast higher hit points and healing potential. Ultimately they also trade a powerful partial spellcasting that deal with construct and teleportation for another powerful partial spellcasting that deal with biological stuff. Golem Domineer
Flower Pact A flower pact druid is a strange relatively new kind of druid who eschews many of the ancient druidic traditions. They accept civilization as part of nature and their view of nature is somewhat rose-tinted. They refuse to kill animals, or wear animal-based armor and clothes. They sometimes oppose traditional druids, who see them as self-righteous youngsters at best and enablers of civilization’s conquest of nature at worst. Druid or other classes with the Druid's code of conduct
Flurry Sniper Not all mystic sniper rely on precision damage, some prefer to turn their foes into pincushions instead. Which tend to work regardless of immunities and whatnot. Mystic Sniper
Focused Trance Instead of flying into a berserker rage, your psychic powers flare up and you can tap into an inner reserve of energy you didn't know you had. However the transformation is taxing on your body and mind. Wrathmind
Follower of the Fao The Way of The Fao is a foreign tradition to the Druidic World. It teaches that the true power of nature can be attained through every part of it, including one's inner self. The Follower of the Way as a result hone their mind in their own spiritual pursuit and thus are not reliant on nature to gain their powers. On the other hand the ability to transform through Channel Anima and Wildshape are themselves foreign to their own way. Druid or Geopsyche
Footsoldier Knight Not every knight fight on the back of a valorous steed, you are one of them. Tome Knight
Gadgeteer A Gadgeteer Scoundrel is skilled with mechanical devices and strange artifacts and is capable of wielding with great effectiveness. A gadgeteer has mainly access to the crazy gadget discipline, her specialized maneuvers and one other discipline of her choice. In exchange for the more limited scope of abilities, she refreshes her maneuvers much quicker and has access to a broader range of abilities, at least initially. Scoundrel
Gravebound Warlock Not only clerics and necromancers dabble with the undead. A small cabal of death-worshipper warlocks exists in secrecy. They have either done a pact with some powerful undead or their blood is touched by the taint of undeath, as in the case of mortifs. Warlock In The Dungeon
Green Beast Tamer A green beast tamer is a unique type of worldseer who eschewed the art of spellcasting and combat to purely focus on an unique aspect of nature itself. They are able to call a mighty creature made from the essence of nature itself, a green beast. Often resembling an animal a green beast appear to be made from terrain and plants, they are loyal to the wordlseer and represent their bound with nature itself. Even if a green beast is slain nothing is lost, indeed the green beast are only a small part of the worldseer and nature's essence and is easily recreated even if utterly destroyed. Worldseer
Grim Mystic While other grim focus on martial prowess you have developed much stronger spellcasting abilities. You also gain the ability to steal spells from the memories of the dead, building a dangerous repertoire of spells. Grim
Grim Transformation Specialist A grim that stays transformed longer at the cost of their damaging scourge attack. Grim
Grimoire Acrobat Less thief, more acrobat! Thief-Acrobat
Grimoire Tenken An alternative to the tenken which focuses even more on speed and special techniques. Tenken
Grimoire Witch Some witches prefer intellectual pursuit, although far from all witches who use a old grimoire are intellectuals. Usually a grimoire witch is a botched wizard or a follower of the old way. Patron Witch
Guided Mystic Rather than developing a bond with a familiar, you are guided by one or more spirits. Any class that grants a Familiar, or the Obtain Familiar feat.
Gunslinger Scoundrel Not all scoundrel smell like rose and blood, some smell like black powder and rose! The Gunslinger Scoundrel is a ranged variant of the Scoundrel, losing the ability fight effectively in melee in exchange for ranged ability. Their ability to use maneuvers is also reduced considerably, losing about half of their maneuvers known and access to many disciplines. In exchange they gain a higher HD, base attack bonus and some additional special abilities and feat. Scoundrel
Hairfighter Instead of bothering with spellcasting you use your possessed hairs as an enhanced machine of war. Hairbinder or Variant
Harbinger This is a spell-less variant for the Hexblade In The Dungeon Hexblade
Havocker, Rebuilt A remake of the Havocker Witch to give it a bit more bite. This altered version keeps some hexes which is the witch’s most unique class feature. In addition the way spellburn is used is altered to be keyed to the burn cost, rather than level of the infusion. Witch
Healer Chemist A Healer Chemist embrace violence a little less and instead receive much greater healing capabilities. They reject some of the darker science of the chemist and instead focus on alchemical healing as well as mundane healing. Chemist
Heresiarch It is very unusual for a False Prophet to come from the ranks of a deity's clergy. However sometime a cleric become disillusioned or convinced or a falsehood in the doctrine, if these clerics are allowed to bloom they may become heresiarch. An Heresiarch is the originator of an heresy, and through it they gain their own divine powers even without the approval of their patron. Sometime heresiarch are clerics other deities or even fiend worshipers who work as undercover clerics and fool the general populace as well as other cleric for their dark master. False Prophet
High Roller Improve the spellcasting of a regular Gambler. Gambler
Highborn Knight Not all knights are hulking brutes smashing through the battlefield in the heaviest of plate, the Highborn Knight represents a more refined, but still resilient and willful, version of the sublime knight. It combine many of the abilities of the Duelist and Swashbuckler, however it comes at the cost of their ability to use heavy armor effectively and battlefield resilience. Sublime Knight
Hollowblood Magus The Death Magus draw her power from destruction, feeding off death in order to fuel her abilities. While most do so like a cleric, using death and destruction as a channel of some sort. Others can manifest their abilities as a Sorcerer do, most likely due to fiendish or other dark bloodline dwelling in the Magus's family history. Death Magus
Human-Pact Warlock By forming a pact with a powerful human overlord, you or your ancestor have been granted mystical Human powers. This is a complete refluffing and partial remechanizing of the Body Sprouter. Body Sprouter
Hunter This is a spell-less variant for the Ranger In The Dungeon Ranger
Ideal Fist An unarmed version of the ideal armsman, turning into an ideal version of themselves whenever their heroism is needed. However unlike the ideal arsman who can rely on the unlimited power of an artifact, the ideal fist is limited by the limits of her physical body. Ideal Armsman
Idolater A variant of the False Prophet class, an Idolater is actually a (usually) genuine worshiper of a "false deity". The deity may be an actual but forgotten deity, a dead god or it might simply be a blasphemous graven image with not being behind it. Unlike a Cleric the Idolater do not draw spells through faith and work, rather they take an insidious shortcut through abominable means. False Prophet
Incarnum Monk This is a variant for the monk base class. This class uses the incarnum rules from Magic of Incarnum. Monk In The Dungeon
Infinite Lotus Disciple You are in-tune with the Infinite Lotus in a way your brother and sister martial adepts are not, at the cost of some diversity. Any martial adept class
Iron Pagoda As the order grew in popularity, emperors wanted more and more of these incredible warriors. Because of this, the masters of the Iron Buddha decided to accept those who failed to become proper iron buddhas into a suborder of the group: the iron pagodas. Less inclined towards culture and more martial, these warriors depart a bit from the usual iron buddha, but not enough to be distinguishable by outsiders and not enough to impair their effectiveness in battle. Iron Buddha
Ironclad Samurai Not all Iaijustu Master use incredible speed to take their foes, some embrace a more diligent and patient approach. They often allow their foe to take a shot at them, dodge or allow the attack to bounce off their armor and immediately strike them down. These masters are often intimidating, training and honing their body and voice to make themselves true obstacle on the field. The Ironclade Samurai fulfill more the role of a tank than a striker, using her added hit point and mobility to focus on dangerous target and draw their ire for themsleves. Iaijutsu Master
Judge of Existence, Magical A Judge of Existence for magical campaigns.
Ki Blade Through endless meditation and practice a Mind Blade user gain the ability to channel her psionic power in more monastic ways than their brethren. The Ki Blade do not wear armor, instead having learned the ability to project a shield of psychic energy over her body. A Ki Blade also learn a more advanced and specialized psychic strike, although it carry risks and can only be used against those unaware of her presence. Some Ki Blade eschew the user of a blade and become soulfists. Soulblade or Soulknife
Ki Bruiser While you still possess the ability to blast apart your foes, you really prefer smashing their face in. The change in your training routine made you tougher, but less likely to evade enemy blasts. Ki Master
Ki Hyperarmor You do not have the constant passive protection afforded by damage reduction, instead however your ki act as a second skin. Ki Master
Ki Mystic The Ki Mystic is a Ki master who enjoy great harmony with her ki, however it come at the cost of being less sturdy and the need to focus before unleashing hell. Ki Master
Ki Trickster Add new options to ki users. Any ki-based class (such as Monk or Ninja)
Lightly Armored You do not wear cumbersome armor like your brethren, preferring lighter loads. When wearing light or no armor you are quite proficient at getting out of the way. Any
Lightsmith Light-flavoured Thundersmith Thundersmith
Looter Fighter Instead of crafting you prefer looting, stealing and pilfering. Who needs to make magic items when you can pry them from the hands of your dead enemy or in the tombs of their ancestors? Brave Fighter
Mad Warrior Swordman Instead of acting quickly with finesse, a Mad Warrior Swordman act with great anger to strike down her foes. This alternate class features trade away the ability to act quickly and the ability to wear medium armor for the ability to rage. Iaijutsu Master
Mage A more elaborate take on specialist wizards. Reducing their versatility but giving flavorful rewards towards their specializations. Wizard
Magic-User Spellthief Some Mystic Spellthief prefer using magic items over defeating spellcasters and train as such. Mystic Spellthief
Magical Red Magus You sacrifice some of your martial prowess and the ability to fight with two weapons in exchange for more magical might. Red Magus
Martial Scholar Not content with simply learning spells, the martial scholar seeks the lore of martial maneuvers. This leads them to have somewhat stunted spellcasting and to not develop the anomalous blast ability, but the gains are well worth the price. Phenomenist
Martial Scourge You trade your spellcasting abilities for the abilities to initiate maneuvers. A martial scourge is more battle ready than a normal, using powerful martial maneuvers to tame the forces of death. Grim
Master Elementalist You do not have a connection with animal and nature as other Druids and Worldseer, however you possess innate talents with the elements. Druid or Worldseer
Master Hacker You are such a good hacker that you are able to hack enemies, hack health, hack the planet, hack the everything! Truenamer
Master Swordsman A Master Swordsman seeks to master the art of the blade. They eschew the uses of other weapons, and instead focus solely on the way of the sword. They quickly become masters of their craft, but lose in versatility. Combatant
Metallic Dragon Patron You devote yourself to the study of a metallic dragon type. Dragon Aspirant
Monstrous Wildblade The Monstrous Wildblade is a monster in the skin of a man, a beast only waiting to erupt. A monstrous wildblade is not bound by the natural code of conduct wildblades normally are, instead they are driven by their instinct and must either attempt to resist it and embrace it. These monsters are not in peace or harmony with themselves, nevermind the forces of nature. Wildblade
Mystic Cavalier Sacrifice some general mount-riding ability for a special mount of your very own. Cavalier
Mystic Form Sometimes also referred to as the ultimate form, this form allows you to access the peak of your current potential, giving you immense power. Ki Warrior, Saiyan Warrior, or Ki Demon.
Mystical Hero A mystical hero is much like a normal Transforming Hero except with powerful, but still limited spellcasting. When they don the transforming hero outfit it is not with their fist or heroics that they save the day, but with the power of their mystical art. Transforming Hero
Naturalist A Naturalist is a druid or worldseer with a more scientific approach of nature, which come at the cost of her combat abilities. She use her mind rather than her sense to empower her abilities. Druid, Geopsyche or Worldseer
Naturopath A mix between the druid and chemist, the naturopath lose some of the mad science available but gain some druidic powers. Chemist
Necrocarnum Knight Instead of spellcasting you have access to the ability to wield necrocarnum. Death Knight
Necropsion You are a psion who can use necromancy-like power. Any Psionic
Ninja Ambusher Not all ninja wait in the shadow to strike their foes, some prefer agile moment to constantly strike at their foes and inflict a lethal amount of damage. The Ninja Ambusher does rely on stealth and flanking, but not for it kill, as it able to prowl the battlefield with great agility to strike her foe in a most unexpected angle. Shinobi
Ninja Exorcist Not all shinobi are Assassin, some temple train specialized priestess in the art of banishing evil spirits and allow good spirits to rest. These shinobi wander the world and seek out and destroy the threat of undeath wherever they find it. They are usually accompanied by a benign spirit or a hallowed bird, which aid them on their journey and allow them to channel holy energy. Shinobi
Ninja Pokemaniac For the Ninja (Tome, by not-silly one) who also wants a pokemon Ninja
Paleodruid A druid which reveres ancient and extinct creatures, a primitive caster and archeologist. Often wears primitive looking garments or armor made out of fossils. Druid
Pathfinder Rouge A pathfinder adaptation of Ganteka Future’s Rouge class. Rouge
Patron Warlock You did not get your powers from a pact made by your ancestor, you made the pact yourself. You lose access to your Bloodline Powers and Ascension, instead you gain the power of a patron, who of course you need to please... Bloodline Warlock
Poisoner You are not the kind to poison your weapons and use poison in combat. Rather you are skilled at poisoning drink, meal, furniture and killing or incapacitating your victim when they expect it the least. Any
Prankster Pokemaniac For the Jester (Dungeonomicon) who needs a partner in crime. Jester
Primeval Totemist The dragon shaman has access to the power of the mighty primeval dragons in exchange for the versatibility of his breath weapons. Dragon Shaman
Proteus Collectivist A variant of the Proteus class, the Proteus Collectivist is based on the Vitalist. They gain increase ability to manifest powers on allies as well as support class features and at the cost of their Class Mnemonic ability and increase MAD. The Proteus Collectivist need both high an Intelligence for it skills and powers and a high Charisma for her class feature. Proteus
Psilosopher A psionic Version fo Sulacu's Excellent Philosopher class. The Psilosopher tap into the depth of the mind in order to draw her powers, making her a flavorful if limited version of the Psion. Philosopher
Psionic Biomancer Unlike others in your class, you focused on the developments of psionic powers through medical experiments instead of gaining power over nature. Biomancer
Psionic Interference Your powers are very subtle but also strangely disrupted when wearing armor. This lack of physical defense lead you to adapt using flahses of isnight for defensive purposes. Any Manifesting Class
Psionic Jaunter A variation of the Jaunter class which use psionic powers instead of spellcasting. Jaunter
Psionicist A alternate class feature for psionic character loosely based on the 2nd edition ruleset. Any Psionic Class
Psychic Magelock A psychic Magelock draw your power from occult sources rather than arcane source, with all strength and weakness which come with it. Magelock
Psychic Soulknife For the soulknife who devotes more energy towards the power of the mind, rather than the power of the blade. Soulknife
Pursuer of Vengeance This is a variant for the prestige class erinys, better suited for a ranger, (if you want to use the standard ranger you may simply drop any requirement or feature not compatible). Erinys
Pyrogenius A variant of the Pyropsyche which is a full manifester rather than a partial manifester. A Pyrogenius possess much greater psionic might, but are quite a bit more lacking in their martial prowess. Pyropsyche
Raging Hulk A Raging Hulk for non-humanoids, and anti-magical environment. Raging Hulk
Raging Rider The sound of hooves and the screeching of tires send this barbarian into a frenzy. Barbarian
Ranged Scoundrel You are a scoundrel that use ranged weapon instead of melee weapon. While less useful than melee weapon for maneuvers, it allow you to focus on staying alive. Scoundrel
Ranged Soulblade Lightsabers aren't for everyone, why not try lasers instead. Soulblade
Rapid Charge You gain the ability to make a quick attack-less charge. Any
Ravenveil Initiate Sorceress who draw power from an ancient abyssal artifacts. Sorcerer, Tome
Reciting Truenamer A reciting truenamer is essentially a 'wizard truenamer', possessing a unique Book of Recitals she need to study to 'ready' her utterances. She has access to a lot more utterances known, however she suffer the problems of a prepared caster; she is unable to spam her utterances and she is limited to the utterances she readied. Truenamer Rebuild
Retrained Armor Proficiency Instead of training to use armor, you trained to do something else. Any
Riftstriker The Riftstriker is a more martial-focused jaunter, who rely on the clever use of portals to fight her foes. While they are more versatile fighter than most jaunter, they tend to be less knowledgeable and do not possess the disrupting touch ability. Jaunter
Rookie You gain some of the combat ability of your dormant talent. Unfledged
Runecaster Remove vocal components, but use somatic components to inscribe glowing drawings on a surface in order to cast your spells. Any class with spellcasting.
Rustic Mage A spellcaster residing in the countryside, expert in farming crops. Any Arcane Spellcaster
Samurai Pokemaniac For the Samurai (Races of War) who wishes to have a pokemon brother in arms. Samurai
Sapphire Soul Sapphire souls are a special kind of favored souls. Blessed with incarnum from birth or after training, they meld their divine prowess with the power of incarnum, shaping the divine soul of their deity and the mystic forces that it exudes. They gain a unique incarnum ability that mirrors the domain feature of the cleric in the form of a powerful soulmeld called divinemeld. They bind these melds in their Divine Soul chakra, manifesting the glory of their deity. Favored Soul In The Dungeon
Scholarly Monk Scholarly Monks focus on studies and versatility rather than martial arts. Monk (or other monk-like class)
Scientific Flammenwerfer You are a scientist who built a very dangerous weapon, you understand it better than anyone else could and can easily modify it further. Flammenwefer
Scoundrel Blademaster The Scoundrel Blademaster is much more of a reckless duelist and daredevil, possessing greater combat prowess at the cost of her maneuver variety. Scoundrel
Self Familiar Instead of a familiar, you gain benefits based on emulating a creature you could choose as a familiar. Any with a familiar
Self-Experimenter Maybe it because you ran out of test subjects or perhaps you have a twisted sense of ethic, but you make dangerous bizarre experiment upon yourself. This grant you strange and powerful abilities beyond most chemist but distract you from Chemist
Shadow Companion Your animal companion is a shadowy construct from the shadow plane. Any class which grants an animal companion.
Shaman Militant A militant version of the dragon shaman. Dragon Shaman
Simple Scoundrel You are a Scoundrel without access to their normal maneuvers, instead you benefits from improved combat prowess and access to more Specialized Maneuvers. Scoundrel
Singsword A singsword trade her ability to cast spells in order to use maneuvers, she is also much better at defending herself. Codex Bard or Minstrel
Sky Mariner Some worlds don’t have much in the way of oceans, they can be deserted planets or simply a collection of floating islands. The mariner on those worlds operate sky ships, which sails through the cloud instead of water. A sky mariner operates a airship much like they do with a sailing ship, but puts their survival talents to the test as a single slip could mean death. Mariner
Sorcerous Theurgy Your divine ability come from a divine spark within yourself or perhaps through intensive studies of the divine powers themselves. Any Divine Spellcasting Class
Soulfist The Soulfist has learned how to channel her inner psionic strength into her fists, granting herself a deadly weapon. She may even shape her psionic energy into a deadly gauntlet. Soulfist are also frequently Ki Blades. Soulblade or Soulknife
Special Attack You switch out extra attacks for one massive one. Any (other than primary casters).
Spirit Rager A barbarian that doesn't fall in a frenzied bloodlust, instead it allows spirits (of ancestors, animals, nature or other supernatural sources) to occupy its body, gaining ethereal powers and a lucid, mystic lunacy. Barbarian In The Dungeon
Spiritual Barbarian A spiritual barbarian does not distrust magic like most of her kin, instead she embrace it as part of her spiritual tradition. Codex Barbarian
Staff Duelist The staff duelist is an expert of using pole-like weapons to poke at his foe, strikes them with great strength and easily parries their attack aside. Duelist
Stalking Acrobat The Stalking Acrobat is a Thief Acrobat with greater skillful and combat potential, at the cost of of it ability to find traps. This ACF is meant to improve the thief and combat aspect of the Thief-Acrobat in High or Very High games, especially at earlier levels, given it is likely the weakest tome class. Thief Acrobat
Starspawn Warlock These warlocks, also known as starborn or cosmic warlocks, have an affinity with the multiverse, the night sky and forces and creatures from the Far Realm. They are renowned prophets and madmen. Warlock In The Dungeon
Stealthy Combatant Unlike most stealthy types that strike opponent's weak points for extra damage you prefer a more flexible approach to combat. Any that grant sneak attack dice.
Steel Sage You are part of a martial tradition that does not eschew armor, and encourage more typical martial aspiration. Monk or other class gaining Wisdom to AC (or another ability scores).
Stormsoul Adept This is a variant class for the prestige class stormtamer, better suited for a monk (if you want to use the standard monk you may simply drop any requirement or feature not compatible).
You have conquered the Storm Dragon and gained dominion over the Storm within you.
If you have monk levels, you may opt to choose this variant. Your flurry of blows may substitute Two-Weapon Fighting as a prerequisite.
Stormtamer
Street Thug You eschew the finesse of swashbucklers and charlatan, relying on brutality and your dishonorable fighting style to get what you want. You are a punk, a hooligan and troublemaker at heart. This ACF sacrifice the finesse class features to make the Picaroon a tough as nail and a fearsome street fighter. Picaroon
Sublime Acrobat A sublime acrobat mix acrobatics and martial combat at the cost of trapfinding and delayed sneak attack progression. Thief-Acrobat
Sublime Biomancer A sublime biomancer has biological-oriented maneuver instead of spells, making her a fierce combatant. Biomancer
Sublime Blacksmith You are a maker of legendary blades. Sublime Samurai
Sublime Commando You trade your sudden strike progression and a few class features for the ability to initiate martial maneuvers. Cas' Commando
Sublime Death Knight The Sublime Death Knight is a simple ACF which combine the Death Knight class and the Paladin of the Sublime Way. Unlike the Paladin of the Sublime Way, the Sublime Death Knight do not have any fancy martial domains or special stances, instead using the power of her oath to supplement her maneuver. Death Knight
Sublime Jaunter You sacrifice your ability to cast spells, including powerful teleportation effects, to instead initiate maneuvers. Jaunter
Sublime Monk This is a variant for the monk base class. This class uses the sword magic rules from Tome of Battle. Monk In The Dungeon
Sublime Pyropsyche A maneuver-using version of the psionic Pyropsyche. Pyropsyche
Sublime Ronin You are not honorabu. This is as representative to actual histoical ronin as the Monk is to the actual historical monk. Sublime Samurai
Sublime Zen Monk You give up the supernatural abilities granted by channel ki to gain maneuvers. Zen Monk
Sudden Striker Scoundrel A sudden striker scoundrel prefer a full progression of Sudden Strike over a weak sneak attack progression. Scoundrel
Sudden Striker Shinobi You have full sudden strike progression instead of limited sneak attack progression. Shinobi
Temporal Manipulator You manipulate time and space not through careful study, but through your own innate magic. Time Mage
Terrible Bard You are terrible at your job. All of your bardic abilities that usually provide a bonus for party members now have the opposite effect, reversed into penalties. You don't realize that you're a terrible bard as you happily sing (or whatever you do) about all the horrible ways the party could meet its end or how they are bravely running away Bard
Third Eye Psion Trade a psionic bonus feat or psicrystal for a third eye. Psion or other class with psicrystals
Threatening Threat Where other threats learn to defend and themselves against bullrushes and the like you develop a more straight-forward combat defense as well as learning to attack for even more damage when you have the perfect attack. Threat (3.5e Class)
Time Skipper While most skippers have anomalous power over space, the time skipper's power is over time. A time skipper has the ability to greatly accelerate her own personal time, to the point of 'skipping' ahead in time. Because of subtle but key differences in their ability, they lack control over inertia and thus rely on surprise attacks to fight. Skipper
Tomb Raider An alternate class feature for the Thief Acrobat that make it into a more capable fighter and explorer, at the cost of her ability to deal precision damage. Combine well with the Grimoire Acrobat. Thief Acrobat
Trapper Ranger A trapper ranger focus less on fighting or spellcasting and more on trapping her foes, she use a clever combination of traps in order to gain the upper hand in combat. Trapper ranger make for great ambusher, being able to prepare their battlefield ahead of time. Finally the trapper has the option to use Intelligence for many of her class features, although her spellcasting is still Wisdom-based. This allow a ranger who ignore her spellcasting (or trade it away) to focus on skills and other Intelligence related focus. Ranger
Trapspringer Sharpshooter Giving up the ability to quickly reload ponderous weapons on the fly, the sharpshooter gains the ability to easily disarm even the trickiest of traps. Sharpshooter
True Dancer You dance the dance of creation, altering reality with your movement. Truenamer
Truemaestro It is said that the multiverse was weaved from primal music, the Truemaestros seek that primal music and to harness their melody. They are much like truenamer, except weaving their power in strange melodies instead if garbled words. Truenamer
Tyro You gain some of the skill of your dormant talent. Unfledged
Umbral Warlock Also known as shadow warlock or dark warlock, these arcanists pledged their soul to shadows or study it and have a strong connection with the Plane of Shadows. In Eberron the first umbral warlocks were umbragen warlocks, that gave their body and spirit to the Umbra. Warlock In The Dungeon
Unarmored Soulblade Some soulblades find that even armor made out of their own mental energy is a hindrance. Soulblade
Unevasive A character looses Evasion and/or Improved Evasion for a bonus feat. Any class with Evasion and/or Improved Evasion
Unholy Regeneration Gain fast healing in place of extra hp as an undead. N/A
Variant Elemental Flammenwerfer This is my.... cyrowerfer? Wait a moment... Flammenwerfer
Warriorlock A more brutal melee warlock, and master of casting in any armor. Bloodline Warlock
Wisen Hermit Adventuring is a young man's game, at some point you will have to settle down so you can continue your studies study of magic in peace. Luckily with a bit of spellcasting you can have yourself a respectable Wizards Tower. WIZARD! Prestige Class or a full caster with a level 20 capstone ability

Pathfinder Archetypes[edit]

Name Description Class
Academy Graduate An academy graduate has been trained at a reputable military academy and exceeded in tactical and weapon training. They eschew the uses of mounts and glorious charges to focus on commanding and inspiring their troops. Through superior training she has learned how to use martial maneuvers and has a superior grasp on tactics. Cavalier
Alpha Sniper Usually coming from the ranks of fierce monster hunters, military forces and mercenary gangs. Alpha snipers are trained to be elite marksmen, striking fear in their enemies with their ranged prowess. Most often an alpha sniper is known only by their callsign, a nickname that they acquired or gave themselves during their service. Vigilante
Ancestral Style You were not taught like others of your kind, instead do learning how to fight with weapons you were told a highly advanced unarmed technique. You are stunted in the development of your weapon skills but gained fantastic insight style passed from master to apprentice for generations. Any
Ancient Beastlord Either the result of time travel, or living in some lost world or another planet. The ancient beastlord is a primeval type of ranger who is used to facing long-vanished animals of an ancient era. As a result they are tougher and meaner, and are able to tame such beasts… but lack the connection to nature necessary for spells. Ranger
Anticavalier The anticavalier is a counterpart of the antipaladin, however much less extreme in nature. While the antipaladin committed to the forces of evil, the anticavalier lost her valor and dedication to her duty. They are grim-faced loner overwhelmed with bitterness and driven by anger and resentment. They have no need of allies, beside their trusty mount perhaps, and instead strike on their own. While motivation might be lacking, their combat skills are carefully honed. Perhaps the only thing that can rise a anticavalier’s resolve is facing an heroic foes, a reminder of what they once were and what they lost. CavalierPathfinder
Arbalester A fighter that mastered the crossbow over all other weapons, they are capable of truly incredible feats with their trusty ranged weapon. Fighter
Arcane Amalgamation Why pick spells when you can instead have more bloodlines? Pathfinder Sorcerer
Arcane Inquisitor Unlike normal Inquisitor you do not draw your powers from the divine, instead through intense studies you are able to cast arcane spells. InquisitorPathfinder
Arcane Traditionalist The Unlettered Arcanist is a fun idea, if generally thought to be a little underwhelming. This archetype attempts the same thing from another angle, retaining the witch's own unique ability rather than the arcanist's. Witch
Archeotech Collector A mild remake of the Construct Collector, the archeotech collector is designed to be compatible with a wide array of archetypes. The archeotech collector gathers energy by harvesting destroyed constructs and timeworn technological devices and has an inherent knack for technology. They learn to power ancient devices using their own mental powers. Occultist
Armored Reaver Usually found amongst more warrior-like raider culture. Armored reavers are warriors first and foremost, eschewing tracking and stalking their prey. While not outright against subtlety, most armored reavers prefers to fight their foes heads on Slayer
Auraknife Rather than forming a weapon out of their mind, the auraknife draws upon her own personal aura. When made into a weapon, the auraknife has great control over it lethality, but is not easily separated from it. An auraknife eschew both armor and mental attacks, using her aura for defensive purposes. 3.5e Soulknife and Pathfinder Soulknife
Awakened Hero Life is unfair. Some individuals may be born weak or crippled, unable to really stand for themselves. However due to a wishing star, the intervention of a deity, a power passed between successors, or the words of an ancient wizard, such an individual may gain a spark of a greater power. The awakened hero is one of such individuals, who gained the ability to transform into an idealized version of themselves, free of their weaknesses.

More often than not, they seek to right the wrongs they suffered and protect those weaker than themselves. However some poor souls let their bitterness consume them and give in to the feeling of revenge against an unfair world. || Vigilante

Back-alley Mage A back-alley mage is trained in magic rather than handling weapons. They rely on magic tricks, and are often ranged combatants instead of focusing on melee combat. Unchained Rogue
Ballroom Brawler A refined unarmed combatant, the ballroom brawler is used to both bloody personal combat and the comfort of high society. While their fighting style might be criticized as brutish and primitive, their etiquette and manners are excellent. CavalierPathfinder
Banshee Medium A banshee medium is an unfortunate soul with a deep psychic connection with a banshee, usually as a spirit possessing the psychic. The result is a high necromantic potential as well as the ability to channel some of the banshee’s inner ability. Psychic
Barbarian's Pride Some Barbarian do not froth at the mouth when they fight, instead they draw upon their immense pride and ego to pull through anything. These barbarian are less resilient than their brothers, but can focus their mind much better and even issue challenges and warning to their foes. However they find themselves unable to turn down dangerous challenges. Barbarian or Pathfinder Barbarian
Bardic Warlock A mashup of bard and warlock using warlock as the main chassis. Warlock
Battle Bard You were trained with a weapon since a young age, gaining a solid grasp on how to use it. This comes at the cost of some of your spellcasting abilities. Bard
Battle Warden A battle warden is a defender of nature, who protects her charge with the fervor of her faith. They usually protect land which is especially sacred to their religion, or sites important to nature spirits. Warpriest
Bewitcher This alternate class feature pushes the witch closer to the Sorcerer, making her Charisma-based and granting her spontaneous spellcasting as well as spell known. Witch
Black Armor Berserker An antipaladin driven to near-insanity by their angers and desolation. These antipaladin don’t seek good to pervert or destroy it, but turn their anger toward everyone. Some are able to control themselves, only unleashing the beast when bloodshed begins or when provoked. While others allows themselves to freely destroy all those in their path, often to a very early grave. AntipaladinPathfinder
Blackthorn Punk The Blackthorn Punk are brawler rogues whop fights with their fist combined with spiked gauntlet. They are adept at unarmed combat and fighting in urban environments. However they lack the normal versatile proficiency of a rogue and do not deal with traps. Pathfinder Rogue
Blood Belt A remake of the Bloody-Knuckled Rowdy, the Blood Belt is a Bloodrager who learned how to use their body as their main weapon, at the expense of their training with manufactured weapons. Their focus on combat grant them an array of style they are able to use, but stunt their magical growth. Bloodrager
Bloodbinder A rare breed of occultists, bloodbinders are practitioners of sorcery. Instead of drawing power from the occult resonant energy of arcane curiosities, they instead bind the power in the veins. Through the use of sigils, tattoos or other even more esoteric methods they are able to fully draw upon their heritage. Occultist
Blooded Knight You have inherited minor bloodline abilities thanks to your unusual heritage. While you could have been a sorcerer in another life, you have trained as a warrior. Cavalier
Bloodline Blade A bloodline blade is capable of forming a weapon out of the energy of her bloodline, making a powerful magical weapon. Most bloodline blade are Battle Sorcerers. Sorcerer
Bonded Object Replaces your familiar with a bonded object. It's not as bad as the pathfinder bonded object. Any class which grants a familiar, or if you gain the Obtain Familiar featCA.
Cairnsinger A necromantic bard that specializes in summoning undeads under her control. These miscreants use necromantic energy-charged music to control and bolster undead under their control. Fully compatible with both 3.5e and Pathfinder, recommended to be used alongside the Dirge bard for the latter. Bard
Calamity Witch A calamity witch serves a ruinous power which allows them to unleash terrible natural disaster upon their foes. Calamity witches are often associated with evil deities of nature. Witch
Caporegime Caporegimes are captains amongst crime syndicates, leading unruly mobs of common thieves and muggers to cadre of professional made-men. They are socially skilled and possess refined talents, allowing them to operate mostly openly in society. Rogue or Unchained Rogue
Century Student You are a particularly talented inventor, probably amongst the first to discover and use gunpowder. While many self-taught geniuses exist, it is also possible that you were trained under another revolutionary mind. In any case, you draw your grit for your superior reasoning abilities instead of your instinct. Gunslinger
Cerebral Knife A cerebral is a particularly mentally capable soulknife, with less martial aptitude but greater psionic abilities. 3.5e Soulknife or SoulknifeDreamscarred Press
Challenge Contender Some martial artists push themselves higher and higher, seeking harder challenges to test their skills. These monks often have a strong code of honor, and some belong to strict martial traditions. Challenge contender also often take the martial artist archetype and usually belongs to the Order of the Flame or the Order of the Cockatrice. Monk or Unchained Monk
Chivalrous Aspect A cavalier with this archetype eschews the typical battlefield tactics of her class. Instead she forms a bond of honor and virtue with her mount, a bond that persists even in death. A cavalier with this class feature gains a similar ability to a hunter, however instead of calling upon aspects of nature she channels aspects of chivalry. Cavalier
Chrono-Ronin A chrono-ronin is a warrior who learned how to manipulate their own personal clock, allowing them to stop time, or move extremely quickly to everyone's else perception. The origin of their power is often mysterious, but as they grow in power it becomes more and more natural for them to exist while time is stopped. SamuraiPathfinder
Circle Warden A circle warden is a magus who has sworn to protect nature, a circle of druids or even a host of fey. She has learned a form of druidic witchcraft, greatly altering her magical capabilities in the process, but in doing so has made a strong bond with nature. Magus
Cloaked Marauder A expanded version of UA's variant rogue adapted to pathfinder. A cloaked marauder does not rely on getting an easy hit in, rather she meets her mettle in a direct confrontation. While lighter and weaker than most combatants, she uses her cunning to give herself an edge in her fights. The cloaked marauder archetype is perfect for a highly skilled martial character. Ninja or Rogue
Construct Companion Your animal companion is a construct instead. Any class which grants an animal companion.
Cool Mastermind The Cool Mastermind is an extremely capable manipulator with a tendency to pull quick one. They however do not possess any alchemical abilities, simply relying on their moxie to get their job done. Investigator
Court Sorcerer A court sorcerer is an individual with inherent arcane talents, however that were diligently trained under the eyes of a wizard. As a result she uses her magic through intellect rather than intuition and possesses some of the versatility of a wizard. Sorcerer (or variant)
Courtly Fighter A courtly fighter is a master of finesse and etiquette, usually trained at a noble’s court. They act as defenders, entertainers and messengers. Some courtly fighters serve a specific noble, while others travel from court to court, finding love, challenge and excitement along the way. Fighter or Pathfinder Fighter
Covert Wizard Not all societies are tolerant toward magic, especially not arcane magic. In such places wizards and sorcerers are hunted down, imprisoned or even killed. However struggles breed innovation. The wizards produced by such circumstances are especially adept at hiding their magic, from covering up their spellbook to casting spells with little fanfare. WizardPathfinder
Crack in the Armor Your damage reduction isn't foolproof, but it's hardy. Any
Dark Bairn A dark bairn is a witch chosen as a child, lacking a familiar but possessing a mark on their body where they draw their powers. Most dark bairns are taken as a child to be given as offering, but survive the process with a dark mark on their body where their sacrificial wound would be. Some dark bairns are chosen by their patron as a child, drawn to the wood by a strange voice where they vanish for a time and return with an odd mark on their body. They grows into adults with strong connection with an unseen force, granting them strange abilities. A dark bairn has an innate connection through their patron, but not one under the patron's control. Some dark bairns rebel from their unwilling covenant, using power stolen from their patron to thwart them. All the while others embrace the connection, and study the art of witchcraft in isolation. Witch
Dark Robin The dark robins are a rather enigmatic type of antipaladin who oppose the law. While as destructive as their brethren, they can make alliances with rebels and do-gooders if it helps them bring down a tyrannical empire. Of course a dark robin sees little difference between a good or evil country. At best a dark robin lives a free life outside the boundaries of the laws, at worst they seek to bring down civilization itself. Antipaladin
Dark Scoundrel Not all Antipaladin are armored champions with heavy weapons that strikes fear in the heart of men. The dark scoundrels are wily and tricky, preferring to use deceit and trickery to gain upper hand rather than brute force. Antipaladin
Darkhunter The darkhunter are a specialized function of inquisitors, who renounce fighting over religious differences and instead focus on defeating the scourge of the night. Inquisitor
Desperado A roguish gunslinger, who is able to aim and fire before a target can react. While most desperado are brigands, outlaws and career criminals, some follow a more righteous path as hunters or vigilante. Gunslinger
Diabolic Cleric A diabolic cleric is not devoted to a God, but rather to the Powers of the Nine Hells. Cleric or OraclePathfinder
Dūjūn The dūjūn is a master strategist and accomplished warrior, and perhaps after success a statesman as well. The dūjūn is able to use martial maneuvers, eschewing the use of challenges and obedience to an order. While not all dūjūn are dishonorable and some may keep a code of honor, most dūjūn pledge allegiance to one thing: victory. They are fantastic leaders of armies, who themselves can fight like the best soldiers. Cavalier
Edgemaster An edgemaster is a master of fighting with any weapons. An edgemaster often pick up weapons left discarded on the battlefield, treasure hoard and on the corpses of adventurers and masters them. Fighter
Egoist An egoist is a mesmerist whose powers are innately focused on herself. She is unable to affect the subconscious of others in a positive manner, leaving many of her most powerful tricks usable only on herself. However she possesses improved combat abilities over most mesmerist. Mesmerist
Elemental Artificer The idea of binding an elemental to an item isn’t so strange, after all it is widely used in the creation of the Elemental Airship. However some brilliant minds have extrapolated, correctly, that a smaller elemental could be bound to a suit of armor to provide its wearer with great power. The risk however where great, the suit’s containment system isn’t bottomless which can lead to an overload, or even an elemental escape. But those who succeeded became Elemental Artificer, harnessing elemental powers through their suit. Kineticist
Elemental Daredevil An elemental daredevil is a swashbuckler who descends from a dragon, outsider or powerful magic users who had an affinity for an element. They use their residual magical abilities and combine them with their swordplay. Swashbuckler
Elemental Mentalist An elemental mentalist sacrifices the ability to implant tricks to instead learn to use spells of specific elements. These mesmerist are often associated with geniekind, using guile and trickery alongside their powerful elemental magic, MesmeristPathfinder
Explorer An explorer is a ranger alternate class feature which focuses less on combat and more on exploration and skills. She lacks most of the martial training of the ranger, being less able to fight and unable to access martial weapons. Instead they focus on teamwork and improving their allies, as well as adapting to their environment. Pathfinder Ranger
Familarbound Caster You know how most wizards have a familiar? Well, in your case, you are the familiar. Any class with a familiar
Familiar Ranger You have a familiar, much like many arcane spellcasters, however you eschew your enhanced connections with animals. Ranger
Fey Warden Fey wardens are warpriest associated with nature magic over deific magic, who eschew heavier armor, instead relying on their superior guile and evasiveness. While many are dedicated to the worship of fey, some guard small communities from the fair folks. Warpriest
Field Biologist An investigator more interested in living processes, and how to stop them in an emergency, than poisons. A field biologist is resistant to both poison and diseases, but less so for the former than a normal investigator. Investigator
Fiendblooded Knight Known as corrupter, fiends get their taint over entire bloodline. Some of these souls become irredeemably tainted and become warlocksCA or are slaughtered for it. However mercy take many forms and some of these tainted child are taken in monasteries to be trained to resist evil. The Fiendblooded Knight is a Paladin who mastered their own inner demon and plan on using the power of 'evil' to defeat evil. On the other hands, those who oppose good also seek those child and some Fiendblooded Knights belong in the ranks of servants of evil. Perhaps this is more common than the occasional brave soul facing and defeating corruption and much more willing to delve into the depth of their abilities. AntipaladinPathfinder, Paladin (and Variants) or PaladinPathfinder
Flame Priest The archetype for maddened cleric of fire, who sacrifices tributes to the flames while filled with raving zeal. The flame priest has a direct approach, both to their faith and in combat. They have power over fire, being as capable blaster as most arcane spellcasters. Cleric
Flowing Style Shinobi The Flowing Style Shinobi is practicing a style of rapid strikes with her weapon, basing their movement on flowing water. Unlike their stealthy counterpart, they do not rely on sneak attack to get the job done. Rather they use consecutive deadly attacks used in quick succession to bring any foe down. Ninja (Pathfinder)
Frontline Warlock You're still a spellcaster...but you prefer to cast fist. Warlock
Galactic Guardian While an occultist draws power from strange objects and resonant occult energy, the galactic guardian is empowered by cosmic energy. Either chosen by an entity, or accidentally coming into the possession of a rare cosmic artifact. Occultist
Gallant Chevalier Some paladins dedicate themselves to social good and human justice rather than the pure ideals of good. These pure-hearted warriors are closer to knights than divine paragon, and their code of conduct reflects their more mundane ideals. While losing some ties with the divine has it drawback, they enjoy a looser code of conduct and training in all things chivalrous. Paladin
Gallant Rider A knight in shining armor, the gallant rider brings down her foes with sublime martial techniques. The gallant rider uses the mobility of her mount and the moxie of her stare to make an impact on the battlefield. Cavalier
Gallant Thief Not the common ruffian, the gallant thief is a refined gentleman who makes thievery into an art. The typical image of a gallant thief is one of a bored noble who turns thievery into a hobby, adhering to eccentricities such as announcing his crime, leaving calling cards or even returning the stolen item to its owner. A gallant thief knows how to fight, but does not rely on sneaky strikes like scoundrels, instead being skilled duelists. Unchained Rogue
Genie This alternate class feature transforms the Dragon magazine Sha'ir into a full genie. A genie has greater control over her spellcasting and the ability to grant wishes to others. However despite their great power, a genie must follow a few rules. Sha'irDragon Magazine
Glacial Rider A glacial rider is a mighty cavalier riding on an icy steed. These cavaliers do not ride living mounts, instead creating theirs with ice, snow and magic. A glacial rider eschew the use of tactics, instead relying on their limited hexes and combat skills. Cavalier
Grand Order Knight A grand order knight is a cavalier following the united philosophy of two orders. Their relentless pursuit gives them access to effectively a highly customized order, but your lack of focus makes your challenge ability suffer setbacks and limit your combat abilities. CavalierPathfinder or SamuraiPathfinder
Gravitokineticist Gravitokineticist are dedicated void kineticists who intensely focus on the manipulation of gravity, neglecting their connection to the negative energy plane. This grants them almost telekinetic-like abilities through fine control of local gravity waves. This mastery of a fundamental force comes with a cost, as they are unable to learn to master another element. Kineticist
Great Skald A great skald is a poet-warrior who seek ever greater battle and challenge, then turn these tales into poems and song. They are less quick and sturdy than most barbarian but can inspire great valor in combat. Barbarian or Pathfinder Barbarian
Guided Mystic Rather than developing a bond with a familiar, you are guided by one or more spirits. Any class that grants a Familiar, or the Obtain Familiar feat.
Havocker, Rebuilt A remake of the Havocker Witch to give it a bit more bite. This altered version keeps some hexes which is the witch’s most unique class feature. In addition the way spellburn is used is altered to be keyed to the burn cost, rather than level of the infusion. Witch
Hedge Witch A young alchemist trained in the art by witches, allowing her to use witch's hexes and having access to limited spellcasting. While not as talented at scientific discovery as her fellow alchemists, or at spellcasting as her witch's mentor, the hedge witch can draw upon both. Alchemist
Heir of Thunder A barbarian or bloodrager with an inherent connection with the storm, the heir of thunder can be a descendant of a thunder god or a sorcerer who never explored her natural abilities. These individuals have the ability to manifest lightning in their hands. Barbarian or Bloodrager
Heroic Aspirant While most skalds are traveling warrior-poets and historians, the heroic aspirant are usually young and foolish glory seekers. These individuals, emboldened by the stories of great heroes and invincible warriors, seek to write their own stories rather than record the stories of others. While most of them are doomed to a violent death, then being forgotten, a few are aiming to be forever the subjects of songs. While many heroic aspirant can still be inspiring leaders, they have a strong focus on their own combat abilities. This increase in martial might come at the cost of their abilities to inspire allies and their spellcasting, but reward them with access to powerful maneuvers. Skald
Hexmaster Mesmerist Witches often take on irregular apprentices, especially outcasts to societies. Sometimes a witch will teach her art of a psychically sensitive individual, who develops the ability to inflict a hexing gaze upon their foes. The hexmaster mesmerist is well-learned in curses and ailments, but does not have a knack for hypnotic healing. Mesmerist
Hideskin Warrior You eschew armor to instead train your body, gaining an invincible hide-like skin. Barbarian or Bloodrager
Holy Bolt Most paladin face threats with a melee weapon in hands, often a sword or a shield. However a few prefer more advanced weapons, such the crossbow. The holy bolts focus on ranged combat over melee combat, and master the crossbow in particular. Pathfinder Paladin
Holy Witch A holy witch derives her powers from consorting with holy powers, such as kami, angels and other good outsiders. They are specialists of using ofuda to perform exorcism and defeat evil spirits. Witch
Horse Jockey Unlike a typical cavalier, a horse jockey is a sportsman at heart. She focuses on her riding talents instead of wearing heavy armor and using obscene weaponry. When she fights she prefers lighter weapons and lightning quick attacks from the back of her mount. Cavalier
Huskarl An huskarl is an honor bond retainer and bodyguard oftentimes in the service of a lord, and sometimes selling their service. The huskarl is a freeman, or even a noble, who eschews the furious fighting style of barbarians, and instead crush her opponents with powerful challenges. Barbarian
Inspired Alchemist An inspired alchemist is an alchemist that draws more from her alchemist side than her rogue side. She learned how to make full potions, and use splash weapons to backup her melee combat style. Investigator
Inspired Minstrel An inspired minstrel is a talented young musician who trained as bard, but focuses on personal inspiration instead of magically augmented bardic performance. This archetype exists to allow a player to play a ‘bard’ that does not rely on inspire courage, while having similar abilities and being capable of holding their own. Investigator
Inspired Pupil Inspired pupils are prodigious young men and women who trained as mage's apprentice, but rather than sheer magical potential they possess incredible talents. Most train to become universalist wizards, eventually finding their true calling later. While still adept magic-users, they cannot reach the same magical height as their more focused brethren. Instead learning how to best use the tricks they have learned as apprentices. However they are incredibly skilled in more than just magic, including handling themselves in direct battle much better than their peers. Investigator
Instinct Adept An instinct adept is a warrior capable of reaching deep in their subconscious and attaining a heightened state. An instinct adept is less skilled in alchemy than most investigators, but their training makes them able to instantly react to incoming dangers. Investigator
Inventor An inventor is an alchemist that eschewed the studies of potions and instead focused her efforts on the secrets of clockwork and other wonderful technologies. Alchemist
Iron Kanabo Warrior A iron kanabo warrior is a samurai who wears the heaviest armor and relish in brutal melee combat. They eschew the use of a bow and a mount, instead relishing on the use of heavier weaponry such as the nodachi, naginata and tetsubo. Their status on the battlefield makes them fearsome warriors. Samurai
Ironclad Berserker A heavily armored samurai who disregard the use of a mount, using her raw unabated fury to bring her foes down. The ironclad berserker stand victorious against army, with her bloodied blade in hand, Samurai
Ironfist Investigator An ironfist investigator is a well-learned individuals who dabbles in the martial arts. They as a result gain formidable unarmed abilities, but never bother with striking their foes with underhanded studied strike. Investigator
Kami Ritualist An alternate take on the Ward Spiritualist, the Kami Ritualist does not call upon a phantom. Instead she uses her medium abilities to commune with nature spirits, which leads her to have a strong body and mind. The kami ritualists place a lot of importance on sacred objects and follow a strict martial regiment. This leads her to have a wide understanding of unarmed fighting styles and how to use the spirit of her implement. SpiritualistPathfinder
Kenjutsu Disciple Not all samurai wear heavy armor and carry banners, some prefer to be duelists perfecting their art. The kenjutsu disciple is a master of sword-fighting, eschewing heavy armor and becoming an unparalleled champion of the blade. SamuraiPathfinder
Kinetic Savant A kinetic savant is a student of the psychic energy used by the kineticist. Unlike a kineticist, a kinetic savant carefully studies the elements and slowly learns to tap into it safely. Wizard
Kinetic Wilder A kinetic wilder relies on surges of emotions and mental energy to control her kinetic energy. They lack fine control over the elements, but make up for it by unleashing their unfettered power. However doing so often has dire consequences for the kinetic wilder, leaving her utterly vulnerable in moments she loses herself and becomes consumed by her own power. Kineticist
Knight-Chemist A well-learned fighter who supplement her fighting capabilities with alchemical knowledge. The knight-chemist eschews extensive training with armor to edge her craft. Fighter
Knight-Evoker A spellcaster wearing some of the heaviest armor, a knight-evoker is a specialist of the evocation school of magic. knight-evokers don’t tend to fight like typical magi, instead preferring an approach closer to classical evokers. Particularly skilled knight-evoker are also able to mix martial attacks and magic. Without the limitation of a light weapon. Magus
Landsknecht The landsknechts known to be eccentric and rather fashionable mercenaries, who prefer heavy swords and polearms to small blades. While their allegiance may be for sale, they are disciplined and capable of taking out any foe that stands in their way. Swashbuckler
Lightly Armored You do not wear cumbersome armor like your brethren, preferring lighter loads. When wearing light or no armor you are quite proficient at getting out of the way. Any
Lone Wanderer You are less of a friend of nature and more a lone hunter stuck in her way. However your self-reliance has increased your ability to deal with threats you face. Ranger
Mad Beast The curse of lycanthropy is akin to an illness that bore deep in the mind of those afflicted. Some hold the urges in, trying to be model citizens during the day and locking themselves in at night. Others revel in their urges, becoming a serial killer at night and using the veil of innocence as a shield. SlayerPathfinder
Maestro A maestro is a wizard who specialized in the art of conducting, casting spells like a mundane maestro would conduct an orchestra. Many maestro are also Bookish Wizard reading their spellbook like sheet music. Pathfinder Wizard
Magiknight A specialized fighter who learns to cast spells and imbue her weapon with elemental energy. Magiknights are usually found in magic-rich cultures, where magically talented people train to become warriors rather than mages. Fighter
Majutsu Mystic The practitioners of majutsu draw upon a long tradition of ancient magic. Their ancestral school of magic dabbled in animalism, exorcism and necromancy. While good-aligned majutsu mystics hunted evil spirits and delivered succor to their victims, evil majutsu mystics practiced the forbidden art of necromancy. Often known as majutsu exorcist and majutsu diabolist, the former tends to consort with kami and good-aligned spirits, while the latter often seek the aid of fiends and other evil-aligned spirits. Some majutsu mystics simply see themselves as arbiters and protectors of nature, these mystics tend to be neutral but can be of any alignment. Occultist
Malchemist The study of fiendish blood and essence is a dangerous rabbit hole to delve into, and many lose their lives and souls attempting to become the masters of the lower plane. A malchemist is an alchemist who infuses her extract with components taken from being from the lower planes, and master rituals which allow them to bind their powers. Alchemist
Manipulator Bard A manipulator bard is more focused on manipulating other more than cheering on the sideline. Bard
Mechanical Shinobi A mechanical shinobi has been grafted by a mysterious prosthetic, allowing them to perform strange and unusual feats. As they advance in level they hone their mastery of the device, becoming more and more apt with its uses. Ninja
Medical Ninja Instead of focusing on stealthily taking down your opponents, your training was focused on unarmed combat, pressure points and using ki to restore the body and spirit. A medical ninja is less suited to pure combat situations, but their medical knowledge and ki ability make them valuable allies. NinjaPathfinder
Mental Kineticist This archetype attempts where many failed, making a mental-focused kineticist not reliant on burn. The mental kineticist has a reserve of mental energy and is at her best when it is full, becoming weaker as she burns herself out. A mental kineticist follows an opposite design to the normal kineticist, not being rewarded for accumulating burn. This relative safety comes at the cost of raw powers as they possess a weaker version of elemental overflow. Kineticist
Mentalist A mentalist is a psychic that focuses solely on mental manifestation of her psychic power. They become potent manipulators of the mind and have an improved ability to foresee the future, but struggle at best with physical manifestation of their powers. PsychicOA
Meteorite Monk An uncommon vocation for monastic fighters, meteorite monks attune themselves with the heavens above. Only a few monk orders, such as the Brotherhood of the Astrolabe or the Anchorite of the Stars train meteorite monks. Ultimately a meteorite monk learns how to control gravity, and imitate the sheer impact of a falling star with their unarmed strike. Monk
Monster Hunter Ranger A Monster Hunter ranger is trained in tracking beasts and monsters who prey on mankind. Their link to animals are lesser, but they are trained at identifying a large array of monsters. Ranger
Mysterious Mime A mysterious mime is a bard who relies on a very peculiar method of acting. Using her strange powers she can create imaginary walls, which behave much like a vaunted wall of force. Pathfinder Bard
Mystic Sage An oddity amongst a rarity, mystic sages are young oracles who are trained at a young age to fulfill a particular deific event or duty. Since they were training from a young age, they are highly capable spellcasters with access to two mysteries, but have severely deficient martial abilities. A mystic sage is trained to use her insight instead of force of personality to control her powers. Oracle
Mystical Paladin While most paladins focus on martial superiority, the mystical paladin leans toward the magical side. She is more skilled caster, but her combat skills are comparable to a cleric. Paladin or Pathfinder Paladin
Mystical Warden A ranger with inherent arcane magic, much like a sorcerer, typically the descendant or offspring of fey. Some mystical wardens serve powerful mages as wardens, acting as bodyguards and protectors of their land. Ranger
Natural Geomancer A natural geomancer is a druid that rather than gaining power through reverence of nature, simply gathers the energy from the environment around her. As a result her powers are deeply innate, her spells are known by years of practice and weaving the energy channeled through her. Whether she respectfully borrows that power, or usurps it for her own needs depends on the druid. A natural geomancer is able to easily make use of the environment around her, allowing her to access new spells based on where she is. Druid
Night Hunter While not the knight in shining armor, the night hunter is a skilled destroyer of evil. Typically hailing from countries in the borderland, plagued by evil at night, the night hunter seeks out monsters who prey on humanoids and destroy them. Many of them have developed techniques that aid them in stalking evil in rural or wild areas. Rather than fighting in a blaze of glory, the night hunter is trained in studying their foes and dealing devastating damage to them. These techniques are especially potent against their nemesis, an ever-growing list of monsters they are trained to destroy.

As a result of their lifestyles, the night hunters tend to be more cynical than most paladins. They lack many of the paladin’s more powerful divine powers, but have a looser code of conduct and restriction on their beliefs. They do not rely on heavy armor, preferring to say light armored, and make good uses of their spells. || Paladin

Night Sorcerer Night sorcerers are descendants of an ancient cabal of nightcasters, who drew their power from the night sky. While the ancient cult is no more, their children and children's children have inherited a portion of their power. Night sorcerers are usually sorcerers of the arcane or shadow bloodline, but some of them have more exotic lineage. Sorcerer
Nightshade Monk Belonging to an order of ancient assassins, the nightshade monks practice sudden blows to pressure points. It is said that the true initiates of the nightshade are capable of delivering blows so quick they cannot be seen. Monk
Nihilistic Champion Most antipaladin are dedicated to the ideals of evil, such as imposing tyranny, slaughtering the innocent and crushing the weak. The nihilistic champion however does not fight for any ideals, seeing them as meaningless, much like all of existence. They mock the concept of good and evil, drawing their power from the dark being, whobenefits or even encourage such views. They are able to act much more freely than most antipaladin, some being fuelled by pure selfishness and id, seeking only short-term benefits and pleasures. Other nihilistic champions are more philosophical, and enjoy convincing others to see their way, especially would-be heroes. Rarely, a nihilistic champion will turn against the forces of evil, as a grand mockery of purposes, or perhaps to show those who would control them that they also ultimately don’t matter. Antipaladin
Noble Tyrant The stereotype of a corrupt decadent aristocrat is hardly a fantastic one. While there are many stout-hearted and virtuous nobles, true leaders of men, it is true that there are a handful of bad apples. A rare breed is those with a dark heart that is filled with courage and strength. Both trained in the way of the court and the battlefield, these men and women may be cunning aristocrats, conquering lords or anything in between. At best they are autocratic individuals, who rarely tolerate dissent, but see order as worth preserving over individual rights. At worst they are as debased and decadent as the darkest example of aristocracy in history. Bard
Occult Mentalist An occult mentalist possesses potent psychic powers, although in a limited array. Pathfinder Bard
Ordained Erudite The ordained erudites are particularly philosophical and learned clerics, who study their spells from annotated holy texts. They do not draw powers directly from prayer, rather gaining them from studying the theosophic mysteries of their religion or philosophy. This allows them to cast closer to an arcanist than a cleric, at the cost of some of their growth. Cleric
Order Herald You were chosen as an herald for a powerful order, keeping their history and legends alive and bolstering knights into combat. Skald
Order Swordmaster A peerless master of the way of the blade, the order swordmaster is a cavalier that eschews mounted combat to focus on her swordsmanship. While many of them are great champions or their order, they are also commonly seen as teachers, working either alone or as part of their order to train the next generation of swordsmen. Cavalier
Order of the Flame, Variant A slight redo of the Order of the Flame that does not force a character to smite all the mooks before going for the boss. An Order of the Flame can have essentially unlimited challenge, but doing so embolden her and reduce her AC significantly. Cavalier
Origami Ninja A master of the many techniques of ki is said to allow one to turn her body as strong as steel. Some users are slightly more creative. The origami ninja has learned a trick that allows her to channel her ki through paper, turning a few folded sheets into a deadly weapon. As they grow in ability they can imbue life into their creation as well. NinjaPathfinder
Overwhelming Psyche Filled with intense inner strength, the overwhelming psyche forms her mind blade not through contemplation and quiet training, but through raw kinetic energy channeled through her force of personality. 3.5e Soulknife or SoulknifeDreamscarred Press
Paladin of Nothing You are not a champion of good. Or evil. Or anything. You are the purest expression of reality, the unfeeling void that is and is not. Pathfinder Paladin
Pantheist Priest A pantheist priest is a cleric who is dedicated to the worship of all deities as a cosmic whole, and thus has access to a greater range of power. Cleric
Parallel Channeler The result of an extremely bizarre phenomena, the parallel channeler does not channel spirits like most mediums. Instead she channels alternate versions of herself from parallel dimensions, using their memory and experience to expand her own abilities. The parallel channeler loses most of her connection to this world and its spirits, but instead gains a greater tie to herself, and herself, and herself, and herself. Medium
Pathfinder Rouge A pathfinder adaptation of Ganteka Future’s Rouge class. Rouge
Pathfinder Warmage This alternate class feature is an alteration to the Warmage from the Miniatures Handbook to be more viable in games of Pathfinder, or in general really. WarmageCArc
Pathfinder Wrathmind This alternate class feature modify the Wrathmind to fit with the Pathfinder barbarian and psychic warrior instead of the 3.5e version. Wrathmind
Persecuted Witch Some societies forbid and punish witchcraft, or even arcane casters as a whole. You are either from such society, or are descendants of a tradition that hailed from one. You do not rely on a familiar as a link to your patron, instead drawing power directly from your patron. You were also trained in the art of silent casting, to avoid being caught and victimized. Witch
Poisoner You are not the kind to poison your weapons and use poison in combat. Rather you are skilled at poisoning drink, meal, furniture and killing or incapacitating your victim when they expect it the least. Any
Psychic Inspector Some advanced civilization, especially space-faring one, also employs inquisitors with psychic powers. Often trained from psychic stocks to root out the heretic, daemons and traitors with their ability to read minds being particularly prized. As a result of their training, their psychic powers are reduced but the additionally gained skills more than make-up for it.. Inquisitor
Psychic Rider Through a connection with nature spirit or perhaps the planet itself, some psychics establish a link with a mount. These psychics possess a trusty steed or other mount and have access to nature magic. Some psychic riders become protectors and servants of natural spirits alongside druids, while others use their ability for their own gains. PsychicPathfinder
Psychic Shaman The Psychic Shaman draw from the collective mind of spirits, greatly changing her methods of casting in the process. ShamanPathfinder
Psycho-Medic Trained in the art of healing, the psycho-medic specializes in using her power to heal wounds, both physical and psychological with their powers. Their training come at the cost of their ability to improve their stares. Mesmerist
Psychokinetic You are a particularly gifted telekinetic, able to exert force with your mind alone. This leaves you somewhat limited on the field of telepathy, and you lack the phrenic depth of many other psychics . PsychicOA
Punch Ghost Your phantom has an inherent knowledge of martial arts, prefering to deliver barrage of blows over powerful slam attacks. Spiritualist's Phantom
Rapid Charge You gain the ability to make a quick attack-less charge. Any
Retrained Armor Proficiency Instead of training to use armor, you trained to do something else. Any
Ribbon Herald Some paladins make pact with outside entities to uphold justice and virtues. These paladins are guided by familiar which provide them with counsel and magical abilities. The ribbon herald uses their power to transform into an idealized version of themselves. Pathfinder Paladin
Righteous Bow A rare breed of Paladin prefer fighting using ranged weapons, usually forsaking the glory of a shining plate of armor and longsword in hand. Instead they prefer fighting with lighter armor with some kind of ranged weapon, using rudimentary melee weapon as backup. Unlike the name, a Righteous Bow need not to fight with a bow. Paladin or Pathfinder Paladin
Royal Knight A Royal Knight is a Paladin who pledge themselves to a mortal ruler instead of higher powers and ideals. Paladin or Antipaladin
Royal Scion A royal scion is a character descended from royalty, whether the bastard of the current king or the descendant of the first monarch of the land. They are less versatile than a normal bard, but inspire their allies with bold tactics and draw from the strength of their lineage. Pathfinder Bard
Runecaster Remove vocal components, but use somatic components to inscribe glowing drawings on a surface in order to cast your spells. Any class with spellcasting.
Savant Artificier The equivalent of a mad scientist for arcane casters, the savant artificer stores her magic in strange arcane implements. The stereotypical savant artificer is an eccentric and foolhardy inventor who pushes the limits of their magic by building more and more esoteric devices. It should be said that many are scientific and patient minds, who carefully learn the limits of their invention… just so they can push them. Occultist
Scholarly Monk Scholarly Monks focus on studies and versatility rather than martial arts. Monk (or other monk-like class)
Self Familiar Instead of a familiar, you gain benefits based on emulating a creature you could choose as a familiar. Any with a familiar
Sha'ir, Variant A sha’ir is a binder of genies, starting with rather humble elemental spirits called jin. As she grows in power, so do her magical abilities. Unlike an occultist, the sha’ir relies on her personal charisma to negotiate for her powers, or force it out of her bound jin.As a result they are extremely capable Occultist
Shadow Companion Your animal companion is a shadowy construct from the shadow plane. Any class which grants an animal companion.
Shadow Paladin Not all Paladins fight in the light, some prefer the cover of the shadow to do their work. These paladins have a mildly different code of conduct, allowing them to associate with evil creature and later take them out with lies and poison. Those Paladins know that in in light's triumph against the darkness, there will always be shadows. Paladin or Pathfinder Paladin
Shadowblade A shadowblade is a ninja that forgoes sneak attack, rather relying on flashes of psychic inspirations and weapons made entirely of her own ki. Ninja
Shokushu Witch It is well known that obsession can start with very small things. It is especially true for witches who are often infatuated with power, making pacts with creatures or things beyond their ken. Shokushu witches are often obsessive individuals, seeking powers from entities beyond this world. They become obsessed with the basic manifestation of such powers, tentacles, and seek to emulate their power and properties. WitchPathfinder
Silver Swordsman Not all swashbucklers are lightly armored dastardly dashing foes. The silver swordsman, known for the silver full plate they tend to wear, fights while wearing the heaviest of armor. A silver swordsman is able to wear heavy armor, but lacks the inherent nimbleness of the typical swashbuckler. SwashbucklerPathfinder
Siren's Voice A rarity amongst the races of the sea, the Siren’s Voices are powerful psychic caster descendants of sea witches. They have the power to bewitch others with their voice, and wield powerful enchantment, illusion and water magic. Mesmerist
Sorcerous Theurgy Your divine ability come from a divine spark within yourself or perhaps through intensive studies of the divine powers themselves. Any Divine Spellcasting Class
Soul Kensai A warrior who focuses her mind on a single weapon only, gaining the ability to manifest such a weapon as a construct of sheer will. SoulknifeDreamscarred Press
Soulpriest A variant of the Warpriest, which is based of the Oracle instead of the Cleric. Warpriest
Special Attack You switch out extra attacks for one massive one. Any (other than primary casters).
Spectral Harbinger Some unlucky individuals sometimes stumble upon haunted objects while scourging the local antiquarians, inheriting the possession of a strange uncle, or even creating such items themselves in a baleful rites. No matter the case, the spectral harbinger is in possession of an item inhabited by a powerful spirit. The spirit, incapable of escaping its prison often has to deal with the occultist, creating a working relationship between both. Some of these spirits are quite evil and destructive, and the spectral harbinger needs to keep them in check with threats of sealing. Occultist
Spellsword You have learned how to channel your sorcerous abilities through a sword you have bound to your will. You can wield your blade at a distance and channel your spells through it. However such martial study comes at the cost of your bloodline, gaining less knowledge from it as normal and losing some of its inherent abilities.

This archetype is recommended to be mixed with the Battle Sorcerer if allowed. || Sorcerer

Spiritfinder Shaman This Alternate Class feature combine elements from the Pathfinder Shaman and the Spirit ShamanCD. ShamanPathfinder
Stealthy Combatant Unlike most stealthy types that strike opponent's weak points for extra damage you prefer a more flexible approach to combat. Any that grant sneak attack dice.
Steel Sage You are part of a martial tradition that does not eschew armor, and encourage more typical martial aspiration. Monk or other class gaining Wisdom to AC (or another ability scores).
Surge Sorcerer You gain wild surge in exchange for your bloodline. Pathfinder Sorcerer
Sword Student A sword student is an investigator who places intense focus on her swordplay. This allows her to become a master sword fighter, but loses some of their alchemical abilities and ability to deal with traps. Investigator
Tech Salvager The wonders of ancient civilization are often lost to time, and some adventurous sort often brave ancient ruins and abandoned sites in search of their technology. The tech salvager seeks wonders of the ancient time, eschewing natural skills to become better ruin delvers. Ranger
Telekinetic Blademaster Not all fighters use sheer physical prowess, some who are adept of the occult have learned the art of wielding weapons telekinetically. These strange fighters rely on their Dexterity as they wield weapons without touching them, eschewing strength and instead using sheer mental prowess to damage their foes. Fighter
Telekinetic Sage A telekinetic sage is a sorcerer who specializes in the art of telekinesis from a young age. From the early study of the mage hand spell, gaining incredible agility while wielding it, to being able to strike opponents at range with a telekinetic strike. A telekinetic sage’s training overtakes some of the inherent ability she would gain as a result of her heritage. Most telekinetic sages belong to arcane or psychic bloodlines, but some telekinetic sages of more exotic bloodlines exist. Sorcerer
Terrible Bard You are terrible at your job. All of your bardic abilities that usually provide a bonus for party members now have the opposite effect, reversed into penalties. You don't realize that you're a terrible bard as you happily sing (or whatever you do) about all the horrible ways the party could meet its end or how they are bravely running away Bard
Thaumaturge A thaumaturge studies the mysteries an implements through arcane studies, learning abilities not unlike the occultist's. Arcanist
Third Eye Psion Trade a psionic bonus feat or psicrystal for a third eye. Psion or other class with psicrystals
Trained Psyker While most psyker remains untrained, some do manage to get a grasp on their powers. Those who manage to keep their powers in check become fearsome psychic spellcasters. Psychic
Treacherous Cutthroat Unlike most antipaladins you do not rely on magical spells, instead you prefer fighting much like a rogue and stabbing your opponents in the back. AntipaladinPathfinder
Twinblade Sellsword Once members of a company which favored the use of dual weapons, twinblade sellswords are dangerous fighters who can adapt their tactics to work with the common rabble that they often have to serve alongside. While more cravenly and specialized than most fighters, the twinblade sellswords are often well-worth the price of their service, Fighter
Underworld Musician Not all rogues practice low-blows and sneaky strikes. Many prefer to turn to art and music to suit their needs. Some use their talents to be invited to concert halls to pickpocket jewelry, while others stay in the underground scene and inspire their fellows. In any case a Underworld Musician is skilled in performance, while a bit lacking in combat abilities. Rogue or Pathfinder Rogue
Unearthly Haunter An unearthly haunter is a spiritualist that channels spirits in inherent fashion, typically unwillingly. As a result they draw their power from their force of personality rather than insight. As a result they lose some of their connection to spirits, but gain greater necromantic powers. Spiritualist
Unevasive A character looses Evasion and/or Improved Evasion for a bonus feat. Any class with Evasion and/or Improved Evasion
Unholy Regeneration Gain fast healing in place of extra hp as an undead. N/A
Urban Witch An urban witch is attuned to the spirits of the street, capable of drawing on strange magic and containing it in drawing-like glyphs. These witches do not rely on familiars as a link to her patron, instead drawing on innate traditions of rumors and whispers. WitchPathfinder
Valiant Musketeer In the age of firearms, the typical knights fight with firearms and light sidearms. The valiant musketeer is a representation of such knights, using their wits, finesse and sharp aim to bring down their foes. Cavalier
Valkyrie Soul It is said that some individuals are born with the soul of a valkyrie, a semi-divine being reborn. These individuals are born with inherent divine abilities, strong inner conviction and a talent in martial skills. Since they lack context of their previous existence beyond vague dreams and faded memories, most valkyrie souls dedicate themselves to mortal causes, which she holds very close to her heart. Since her powers are derived from her soul and conviction, a valkyrie soul usually doesn't follow a deity like a typical warpriest.

Unlike a typical warpriest a valkyrie soul eschews heavier armor, casts spells spontaneously as part of themselves and possesses great martial talents. || Warpriest

Vanguard Technician A vanguard technician is a machine expert that isn’t afraid of being on the frontline. Some of them are hackers and saboteurs, fighting oppressive governments. Others might be actual professionals with some combat training, willing to put themselves in harm's way for their beliefs. A vanguard technician lacks the ability to delivers deadly blows, instead relying on skills to prevails. Rogue
Vector Runner Time-traveling rascals from the future, vector runners are a strange breed of rogues. Gaining their power from strange magical experiments, quantum devices and other odd methods, they have the ability to move through time non-linearly. Most vector runner are little more than incredibly fast nuisance, who use their ability to outrun town guards and spray paint over governmental buildings. However a few become heroes, few of a very rare breed, and use their abilities to bring evil-doers to justice.

This archetype is based on the Voyager psionic class. || Unchained Rogue

Veteran Sellsword A mix between the Fighter and the GunslingerPathfinder, a veteran sellsword uses grit to perform various deeds. However what they gain in battle hardened toughness and skill they lack in sheer venerability. Fighter
Vibrokinetic A vibrokinetic is a psychic bard capable of manipulating vibration with her psychic abilities. Bard
Wandering Skald You are from a far-away land and traveled for many years. You might be familiar with a strange weapon of your homeland, or learned to use one during your travels. In any case you never found much time for staying in one place and writing. Skald
White Witch Not all witches are dark patron-dealing hexers who brings bad luck to those who cross them. White witches instead focus on bringing good luck to others and communing with more peaceful spirits. Just as they are benevolent witches, not all white witches are good-aligned, some might be using their powers for their own interests or even outright malevolent. Witch
Wisen Hermit Adventuring is a young man's game, at some point you will have to settle down so you can continue your studies study of magic in peace. Luckily with a bit of spellcasting you can have yourself a respectable Wizards Tower. WIZARD! Prestige Class or a full caster with a level 20 capstone ability
Witchknife The witchblade has her power born out of the dark rituals and pacts made by her ancestor, creating a weapon out of pure magical energy. The witchblade lacks much of the psionic abilities normally associated with the soulknife, but gains powerful magical abilities. SoulknifeDreamscarred Press (High Psionic)
Woodland Avenger A ranger’s duty and goal can often place her against the force of laws. Be it an exploitative industrial civilization, or foe of the ranger’s own goal. Unlike foes such as great beasts, the forces of law are relentless at uprooting their opponents. Thus a woodland avenger dons an anonymous identity, allowing her to continue her duty without placing her loved one in danger. Her new opponents are rarely homogeneous, and as such these rangers abandon the focus on certain foes most rangers share, and instead focus on honing their combat style. Ranger
Woodland Knight A woodland knight is a lionhearted protector, fighting with both sword and bow, to seek and fell strong and destructive foes. A woodland knight is almost always associated with a human community, and are often proper knights or royal hunters in the employ of a ruler. Some woodland knights may be knight errant, seeking to defeat her foes as an anonymous protector, or perhaps only for the sake of her glory. Unlike most rangers, a woodland knight is skilled in the use of heavy armor, and often mixes archery as well as melee attacks as their favored fighting style. Ranger
Yokai Hunter Sorcerer Yokai hunters train warriors and spellcasters to fight the threat of evil spirits. Those who are trained in the way of spells use their powers to seal and banish their otherworldly opponents. Sorcerer
Youxia Known as “wandering vigilante”, or “knight-errant”, the youxia is a valiant warrior who wanders the land. They fight for a variety of causes, some protect the meek while others fight for themselves alone. Samurai



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