Bounty Hunter, Tome (3.5e Class)

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Bounty Hunters are contract kidnappers, working for the highest bidder 20 0 Moderate Poor Good Poor Sneak Attack Full

Lawful Good Lawful Neutral Lawful Evil Neutral Good Neutral Neutral Evil Chaotic Good Chaotic Neutral Chaotic Evil

Bounty Hunter[edit]

Bounty Hunters hunt and capture creatures. They work on contract, and most of them are loyal only to money.

Making a Bounty Hunter[edit]

Bounty Hunters have good information-gathering skills, and some combat skills. Most of his combat skills center on subduing enemies as opposed to killing them, making it hard for him to fit into a standard dungeon-crawl party.

Abilities: Dexterity is important for sneaking and trailing targets. Strength is less important, as the Bounty Hunter can add his Dexterity bonus to nonlethal damage. Constitution is also less important, as most of the Bounty Hunter's abilities rely on eliminating a target before combat starts. Charisma is useful for locating targets with Gather Information, and Wisdom is good for finding hiding targets.

Races: The more Lawful races are less likely to be bounty hunters, as the idea of being loyal to one's self as opposed to a government, organization, or ideal is considered selfish.

Alignment: Any

Starting Gold: 6d6×10 gp (210 gp).

Starting Age: Simple.

Table: The Bounty Hunter

Hit Die: d8

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special
Fort Ref Will
1st +0 +0 +2 +0 Subduing Attack +1d6, Disable
2nd +1 +0 +3 +0 Subduing Attack +2d6, Fight Another Day
3rd +2 +1 +3 +1 Subduing Attack +3d6, Penetrating Sense +2
4th +3 +1 +4 +1 Subduing Attack +4d6, Expert Tailer
5th +3 +1 +4 +1 Subduing Attack +5d6
6th +4 +2 +5 +2 Subduing Attack +6d6, Penetrating Sense +3, Kidnap
7th +5 +2 +5 +2 Subduing Attack +7d6, Spell Lock
8th +6/+1 +2 +6 +2 Subduing Attack +8d6, Detect Thoughts
9th +6/+1 +3 +6 +3 Subduing Attack +9d6, Penetrating Sense +4
10th +7/+2 +3 +7 +3 Subduing Attack +10d6, Scrying
11th +8/+3 +3 +7 +3 Subduing Attack +11d6
12th +9/+4 +4 +8 +4 Subduing Attack +12d6, Penetrating Sense +5, Superb Tracker
13th +9/+4 +4 +8 +4 Subduing Attack +13d6
14th +10/+5 +4 +9 +4 Subduing Attack +14d6, Ambush
15th +11/+6/+6 +5 +9 +5 Subduing Attack +15d6, Penetrating Sense +6
16th +12/+7/+7 +5 +10 +5 Subduing Attack +16d6, Revitalize
17th +12/+7/+7 +5 +10 +5 Subduing Attack +17d6
18th +13/+8/+8 +6 +11 +6 Subduing Attack +18d6, Penetrating Sense +7, True Seeing
19th +14/+9/+9 +6 +11 +6 Subduing Attack +19d6
20th +15/+10/+10 +6 +12 +6 Subduing Attack +20d6, Unerring

Class Skills (8 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Disguise (Cha), Gather Information (Cha), Hide (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Knowledge (Local) (Int), Listen (Wis), Move Silently (Dex), Profession (Wis), Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Spot (Wis), Swim (Str), Tumble (Dex), Use Rope (Dex).

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are class features of the Bounty Hunter.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A Bounty Hunter is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, and with the net and bolas.

Subduing Attack (Ex): Bounty Hunters can make attacks that subdue their targets. A Bounty Hunter may spend a full-round action to study an opponent who would be denied their Dexterity bonus if he instead attacked that target. If she does so, his next attack is a Subduing Attack if he makes it within 1 round. A Subduing Attack adds 1d6 nonlethal damage at 1st level, and this amount increases by +1d6 every level. This damage is not multiplied by critical hits.

Disable (Ex): A Bounty Hunter can deal nonlethal damage with any weapon as if it was lethal damage. This means that damage bonuses, such as those from Sneak Attacks or Death Attacks, are added to nonlethal attacks. Also, a Bounty Hunter can choose to apply his Dexterity bonus, as opposed to his Strength bonus, to nonlethal attacks.

Fight Another Day (Ex): A Bounty Hunter cannot collect on a contract if they are dead. When a Bounty Hunter of at least 2nd level is at less than a quarter of his maximum HP, he gains a +10' bonus to his land speed, and a +4 bonus to AC against attacks of opportunity caused by movement.

Penetrating Sense (Ex): A Bounty Hunter of 3rd level or higher gains a bonus to all Listen and Spot checks. This bonus starts at +2 and increases by +1 at every 3 levels.

Expert Tailer (Ex): A 4th level Bounty Hunter gains a +4 bonus to Hide and Bluff checks to used to tail someone.

Kidnap (Ex): A 6th level Bounty Hunter becomes very skilled at binding someone. A Bounty Hunter gains a +10 bonus on all Use Rope checks to bind a helpless creature.

Spell Lock (Ex): Bounty Hunters are skilled at disabling spellcasters so they can be captured. At 7th level, any creature affected by a Bounty Hunter's Subduing Attack loses the ability to cast spells or use spell-like abilities for 1 round.

Detect Thoughts (Su): At 8th level, a Bounty Hunter can detect the thoughts of those around them. They constantly are reading the thoughts of those around them, as Detect Thoughts cast by a caster of the Bounty Hunter's class level.

Scrying (Sp): At 10th level, a Bounty Hunter can use Scrying as a spell-like ability once per day, with a caster level equal to his Bounty Hunter class level.

Superb Tracker (Ex): A 12th level Bounty Hunter gains a +6 bonus on Spot checks to notice a specific creature, and a +6 bonus to all Gather Information checks to find a single creature.

Ambush (Ex): At 14th level, a Bounty Hunter becomes much better at ambushes. Any attacks a Bounty Hunter makes in a surprise round against flat-footed targets deal double damage. Unlike most multipliers, this applies to the extra damage by the Bounty Hunter's Subduing Attack.

Revitalize (Ex): A Bounty Hunter often has to capture targets alive, and sometimes they die in the heat of battle. At 16th level, a Bounty Hunter can, as a full-round action, restore a creature to life. This creature must have died in the previous round, and their body must be intact enough to be still usable. Generally, any attack that would reduce a creature to -30 HP destroys the body enough that is becomes unrevivable. The creature is restored to life with -9 HP, and is treated as having 100 points of nonlethal damage. Using this ability provokes an attack of opportunity.

True Seeing (Su): At 18th level, a Bounty Hunter is constantly under an effect that functions like True Seeing cast by a spellcaster of the Bounty Hunter's level.

Unerring: At 20th level, a Bounty Hunter gains a number of useful abilities. First, he gains a +10 bonus to any Gather Information or Spot checks to find a specific target. Second, he gains a +20 bonus to his land speed. Finally, he gains a number of spell-like abilities that he uses with a CL equal to his Bounty Hunter level: Forcecage 1/day, Greater Scrying 1/week, and Bestow Curse 1/day.

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Allowed AlignmentsLawful Good +, Lawful Neutral +, Lawful Evil +, Neutral Good +, Neutral +, Neutral Evil +, Chaotic Good +, Chaotic Neutral + and Chaotic Evil +
Article BalanceHigh +
AuthorDownzorz +
Base Attack Bonus ProgressionModerate +
Class AbilitySneak Attack +
Class Ability ProgressionFull +
Fortitude Save ProgressionPoor +
Identifier3.5e Class +
Length20 +
Minimum Level0 +
Rated ByThunderGod Cid +
RatingRating Pending +
Reflex Save ProgressionGood +
SkillBalance +, Bluff +, Climb +, Craft +, Disguise +, Gather Information +, Hide +, Intimidate +, Jump +, Knowledge +, Listen +, Move Silently +, Profession +, Search +, Sense Motive +, Spot +, Swim +, Tumble + and Use Rope +
Skill Points8 +
SummaryBounty Hunters are contract kidnappers, working for the highest bidder +
TitleBounty Hunter, Tome +
Will Save ProgressionPoor +