Blind Fighter (3.5e Prestige Class)
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|Length=8 |Minimum Level=3 |Base Attack Bonus Progression=Good |Fortitude Save Progression=Poor |Reflex Save Progression=Good |Will Save Progression=Good |Class Ability=Martial Maneuvers |Class Ability=Other |Class Ability=Sneak Attack |Class Ability Progression=Partial}}
|“||You don't need to see to strike. You need to know to strike.||”|
|—Breven Origin, Dwarf Blind Fighter, Inscribed on his ring|
Character who choose the path of the blind fighter forfeit their eyesight to learn deadly abilites from a special discipline.
Becoming a Blind Fighter
You don't choose when you want to become a Blind Fighter. You are given a choice, once.
|Alignment:||Any except Chaotic Neutral.|
|Base Attack Bonus:||+2|
|Special:||Must blind themself.|
|Saving Throws||Special|| Maneuvers
|1st||+1||+0||+2||+2||Blind Sight, Target||3||1|
|2nd||+2||+0||+3||+3||Sneak Attack +1d6||3||2|
|5th||+5||+1||+4||+4||Sneak Attack +2d6||5||3|
|8th||+8||+2||+6||+6||Sneak Attack +3d6||6||4|
Class Skills (6 + Int modifier per level.)
Autohypnosis (Wis), Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Concentration (Con), Diplomacy (Cha), Disable Device (Int), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Gather Information (Cha), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Hide (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Knowledge (Int), Listen (Wis) Move Silently (Dex), Open Lock (Dex), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Survival (Wis), Swim (Str), Tumble (Dex), Use Magic Device (Cha), Use Rope (Dex).
All of the following are class features of the Blind Fighter.
Maneuvers: At 1st level, a Blind Fighter can use any maneuver from Blind Blade or the Shadow Hand disciplines. At 5th level, a Blind Fighter also gains access to Tiger Claw and Diamon Mind.
Maneuvers Usable: At the beginning of the day, the Blind Fighter concentrates his mind for 10 minutes, running though all their maneuvers. A Blind Fighters body and mind are connected and can use up to 2 + your Wis Mod +1 at first +2 at third +3 at fifth +4 at seventh.
Blind Sight (Ex): At level 1, a Blind Fighter gains Blind Sight 40 with an extending 20 feet of blindsense. At level 4, a blind fighter has Blind Sight 80 with 40 feet of blindsense. At 8th level, a Blind Fighter has Blind Sight 120 with 60 Feet of blindsense.
Target (Ex): At level 1, a Blind Fighter can select one person within his vision who he gains a +1 to hit against per 3 Blind Fighter levels. He also has a −1 to AC against everyone else while he has this ability active.
Sneak Attack: If a Blind Fighter can catch an opponent when he is unable to defend himself effectively from her attack, she can strike a vital spot for extra damage.
The Blind Fighter’s attack deals extra damage any time her target would be denied a Dexterity bonus to AC (whether the target actually has a Dexterity bonus or not), or when the Blind Fighter flanks her target. This extra damage is 1d6 at 1st level, and it increases by 1d6 every two Blind Fighter levels thereafter. Should the Blind Fighter score a critical hit with a sneak attack, this extra damage is not multiplied.
Ranged attacks can count as sneak attacks only if the target is within 30 feet.
With a sap (blackjack) or an unarmed strike, a Blind Fighter can make a sneak attack that deals nonlethal damage instead of lethal damage. She cannot use a weapon that deals lethal damage to deal nonlethal damage in a sneak attack, not even with the usual –4 penalty.
A Blind Fighter can sneak attack only living creatures with discernible anatomies — undead, constructs, oozes, plants, and incorporeal creatures lack vital areas to attack. Any creature that is immune to critical hits is not vulnerable to sneak attacks. The Blind Fighter must be able to see the target well enough to pick out a vital spot and must be able to reach such a spot. A Blind Fighter cannot sneak attack while striking a creature with concealment or striking the limbs of a creature whose vitals are beyond reach.
Intuitive Defense: At level 3, a Blind Fighter adds his wisdom bonus to his AC. A Blind Fighter cannot see, but has great awareness of his surroundings.
Intuitive Attack: At level 6, a Blind Fighter may add his wisdom bonus to his attacks. Blind Fighters are trained in deadly fighting styles focusing on precise cuts.
If a Blind Fighter regains their eyesight through any manner, they automatically lose all their class abilities and can only regain them once they lose their sight again.
Playing a Blind Fighter
Advancement: Rogue is a good choice.
Resources: Assassins, guilds, people looking for assassins.
Blind Figther in the World
|“||I see you.||”|
They fit in as hired killers and great companions and guards.
NPC Reactions: Depends on the chracter's reputation.
Blind Fighter Lore
Characters with ranks in Knowledge (History) can research Blind Fighters to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
|11||Blind Fighters can see things better than most.|
|16||Blind Fighters aren't always hired killers.|
|21||When there's one Blind Fighter, there's always more.|
|26||Blind Fighting was started by a Gnome who had his eyes burned out by gnolls. He then created this devasting fighting technique and went on a rampage killing gnolls.|
|Allowed Alignments||Lawful Good +, Lawful Neutral +, Lawful Evil +, Neutral Good +, Neutral +, Neutral Evil +, Chaotic Good + and Chaotic Evil +|
|Article Balance||Very High +|
|Identifier||3.5e Prestige Class +|
|Racial Restrictions||none +|
|Rated By||Eiji-kun +, ThunderGod Cid + and Fluffykittens +|
|Rating||Rating Pending +|
|Skill||Autohypnosis +, Balance +, Bluff +, Climb +, Concentration +, Diplomacy +, Disable Device +, Disguise +, Escape Artist +, Gather Information +, Handle Animal +, Heal +, Hide +, Intimidate +, Jump +, Knowledge +, Listen +, Move Silently +, Open Lock +, Perform +, Profession +, Search +, Sense Motive +, Sleight of Hand +, Survival +, Swim +, Tumble +, Use Magic Device + and Use Rope +|
|Skill Points||6 +|
|Summary||To become a blind fighter, you must first blind yourself. +|
|Title||Blind Fighter +|