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Blade of Oethax(Prestige Class)
To become a Blade of Oethax you must meet these requirements
Alignment: LE, NE, CE, N
Skills: Knowledge(Religion) 3 Ranks, Stealth 5 ranks, Acrobatics 5 Ranks
Feats: Exotic Weapon Proficiency(Sickle, Ibreki), Skill Focus(Stealth), Weapon Focus(Sickle, Ibreki)
Special: Must worship Oethax and must complete the ritual of calling, a ritual to signal your desire to enter the Order of Oethax
The Blade of Oethax’s Class skills are: Acrobatics, Bluff, Climb, Diplomacy, Disable Device, Disguise, Escape Artist, Intimidate, Knowledge(Religion), Perception, Sense Motive, Sleight of Hand, Stealth, and Swim
Skills at each Level: 4 + Int
Level | BAB | Fort | Reflex | Will | Special |
1st | +0 | +0 | +1 | +1 | Weapon Specialization
2nd | +1 | +0 | +1 | +1 | Rogue Talent, Sneak Attack +1d6
3rd | +2 | +0 | +2 | +2 | Chosen of Oethax(1st level spell)
4th | +3 | +1 | +2 | +2 | Sneak Attack +2d6, Rogue Talent
5th | +3 | +1 | +3 | +3 | Shadow Sense
6th | +4 | +1 | +3 | +3 | Chosen of Oethax(2nd level spell), Rogue Talent, Sneak Attack +3d6
7th | +5 | +2 | +4 | +4 | Hide in Plain Sight
8th | +6 | +2 | +4 | +4 | Into the shadows, Rogue Talent, Sneak Attack +4d6
9th | +6 | +3 | +5 | +5 | Chosen of Oethax(3rd level spell)
10th | +7 | +3 | +5 | +5 | Sneak Attack +5d6, Aspect of Oethex, Rogue Talent
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A Blade of Oethax is proficient with all simple weapons and all light martial weapons. He is proficient with light armor but not shields.
Sneak Attack: This is exactly like the rogue ability of the same name. If the Blade of Oethax gets a sneak attack bonus from another source, the damage bonuses stack.
Weapon Specialization: At 1st Level a blade of Oethax gets Weapon Specialization(Sickle, Ibreki) as a bonus feat even if he does not meet the prerequisits
Rogue Talents: At 2nd Level and every two levels thereafter a Blade of Oethax may select a rogue talent.
Chosen of Oethax(Su): Chosen of Oethax: At 3rd level, and every three levels thereafter, a Blade of Oethax may learn a domain spell chosen from a domain of the god Oethax. At 3rd level they may choose a 1st level spell, at 6th level they may choose a 2nd level spell and at 9th they may choose a 3rd level spell. Caster level for the spells equal the creature’s levels in Blade of Oethex and the DC is equal to spell level + Wisdom Modifier and can be used 3/day for 1st level spells 2/day for 2nd level spells and 1/day for 3rd level spells.
Shadow Sense(Su): Whenever a Blade of Oethax rolls for initiative, he can roll twice and take either result. At 7th level, a Blade of Oethax can always act in the surprise round, but if he fails to notice the ambush, he acts last, regardless of his initiative result (he acts in the normal order in following rounds). At 9th level, he can roll for initiative three times and take any one of the results.
Hide in Plain Sight(Ex): At 7th level, a Blade of Oethax can use the Stealth skill even while being observed. As long as he is within 10 feet of some sort of shadow, an assassin can hide himself from view in the open without having anything to actually hide behind. He cannot, however, hide in his own shadow.
Into the Shadows(Su): At 8th level, a number of times per day equal to 1+ his Wisdom modifier, The Blade of Oethax may as a full-round action step into the plane of shadow, moving up to their base speed without taking attacks of opportunity from movement. At the end of this movement, the Blade of Oethax may make a single attack at their full bonus and the opponent is considered to be flat footed.
Aspect of Oethax(Su): At 10th level the Blade of Oethax gains the ability to see in darkness of any kind, even supernatural darkness. Once per day the Blade of Oethax may apply the paralyzed condition to an enemy they have damaged with sneak attack that round, the defending creature must make a fortitude save with a DC equal to 20+ the Blade of Oethax’s Dexterity modifier, this condition lasts 4 rounds and knocks the victim prone.