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I'm just going to assume the show, as NOBODY would ever want to emulate the movie. :)
My first guess would be a Monk with the martial artist archetype. You could also do it with a fighter, maybe an archtype that trades away armor.
Id say human ranger with FE undead. Take the natural attack combat path.
How come this thread was moved to Conversions? I want advice on the best way to build a Slayer.
Yeah i don't get that either. But seriously, i think people are missing the point, the buffy combat style is the inspiration, i don't think the OP actually wants to play "Buffy"... Or do you?
human with advanced template would be my guess..... or jsut roll up an azlanti character either way for a straight human....
doing blade or Blood RAyne style would be easier to some point... both of them being Damphirs
And different kind of Damphirs; Blade (at least in the movies) has most of their (vampire) strength, almost none of their weakness, Rayne has vulnerability to water and Sunlight amongst other things.
Correct, I just want to play a Slayer, not Buffy herself.
Belle Mythix wrote:
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing on alignment. Buffy couldn't be a monk - she was NEVER lawful. I'd peg her as CG.
I like the barbarian idea. She really did rage. Just go with unarmed feats all over the place, and maybe find a totem that would go well with the concept.
Belle Mythix wrote:
and she's a super.......
ANYWAY, if any onf my fellow paizo forumites should ever pick up those three movies to watch or come byu them and think about it, you should gouge out your eyes as they wwere all bad, they did not go with the games and it made RAyne a prostitute.
You're better off watching Blade movies....
anyway, I think that both characters have some messed up lore on them. but thats my opinion.
umm yeah you could make a Buffy character with the pathfinder monk class.
Human+female+advanced template+ monk+ martial artist archtype.
or Azlanti+female+monk+archtype martial artist
the martial artist archtype is the only monk archtye that doesnt require a LAWFUL alignment
yep or something ,the wikipeida says its from a pure demon...
but thats its world and this is pathfinder, so yeah she could be a tiefling, or aasimar, she could even be a changeling, advanced humaoind, even fey touched or a damphir
A watered-down version of the half-fiend template could represent demon-derived 'Slayer' powers.
From Defenses/Qualities; drop immunity to poison (replace with +4 to poison saves from half-celestial, and add +4 saves vs. disease) and cut all energy resistances to 5 (or entirely...). Keep the DR and maybe the SR.
From Speed; drop winged flight, add +10 ft. ground speed.
From Melee; drop claws and bite, replace with a slam attack as a creature one size class larger (1d8 for a Buffy-sized person).
From Special Attacks; replace Smite Good 1/day with Smite Evil 1/day, and drop all spell-like abilities.
From Abilities; +4 to Str, Dex and Con, +2 to Int, Wis and Cha.
If you have access to D20 Modern, there was a Shadow Slayer prestige class. That is exactly what you are looking for! It's pretty powerful though! (Maybe someone can post a link to it, if it's online somewhere?)
In the Buffy RPG a slayer gets:
Try to find something that replicates these is my suggestion.
The NPC wrote:
-okay-this can be represented in hitdice/class levels
-fast healing? Idk if they regrow limbs or not.
-eh? Like finding vampires?
-decent willsave plus some bravery
-a free rank?
I don't think they could regrow limbs.Combat skills were represented by skill groups. So maybe a few weapon Focuses.
Vampire sense. If a slayer makes the check they detect vampires within a certain range. So, use detect undead spell.
Buffy really doesn't come off as a Monk in any way other then punching and kicking stuff which Improved Unarmed Strike can cover pretty well. If it was me making Buffy I would first create a template called "Slayer". Based on all information I can find Buffy is as strong if not stronger then all but the eldest vampires; so for my template I would start with "Vampire" as a base. I would keep all the stat boosts being that a "Slayer" needs to be as strong as her quarry.
Ability Scores: +6 Str, +4 Dex, +4 Con, +2 Cha
Skills: +8 Magic bonus on Bluff, Sense Motive, Knowledge (History)
Fast Healing 2
Detect Evil Aura: A Slayer can detect the presence of Evil creatures as a cleric of his/her class lvl or HD. This ability encircles the Slayer and extends 60ft.
A for Buffy herself, I would make her a Fighter with an emphasis on Dex allowing damage from her Strength to come from her mystical abilities. The class answers her ability to wield a varied arsenal of weapons and Improved Unarmed Strike describes her punching and kicking. Everything else is just RP IMHO
Gestalt monk//ranger with favored enemies undead, outsiders (evil), constructs (Adam), humans, maybe aberrations.
Definitely dump Int.
She always reminded me of a Mercykiller. Very MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY.
Max Acrobatics, probably Climb, Intimidate, Knowledge arcana/history/religion, Perception, Stealth.
Did you mean the Martial Artist archetype for Monk?
And I wouldn't say "Dump INT", but I wouldn't raise it either.
There's a number of ways you could do it, but I'd be inclined to go 2 levels of monk for martial arts feats, 1d6 unarmed damage, Wis bonus to AC, and Evasion, and Acrobatics as a class skill. Then the rest of the way Ranger for favored enemy, improved BAB, tracking, and other skills. Favored Terrain would be urban or cemetery.
Don't forget to boost her skills with the wooden stake.
If I were doing a Buffy style campaign I'd probably incorporate the Defense bonus based on class from Unearthed Arcana/d20 Modern to improve AC without requiring gear reliance.
If you wanted to make Buffy accurate to the Slayer concept, I'd probably make a Slayer template:
+4 or 6 to Str, Dex, Con
which is why the martial arts archtype is mentioned.
no lawful alignment...
I still think wisdom is the lowest stat, and that would make some things related to a monk completely useless. Even the Martial Artist Archetype.
She really does fail her will saves all the time.
Also, Buffy is somewhat lawful. I don't have a problem with the alignment issue. She definitely has a code.
we could come up with a social trait:
on that note
a multi class
martial artist/ mobile figher might also work.
Tracy Windeknecht wrote:
Usually against something that would affect people with better Will than her anyway or when her will has a morale(sp?) penality. TBQH, I think her WIS/Will/Perception vary a lot to the point of being a joke sometimes.
Probably a relatively low Int, relatively high Wis, high Charisma.
She often doesn't know what's going, but usually knows what to do, and when needed, get other people to do it too.
She is relatively perceptive, especially against her favored enemy.
She probably has Good Fortitude and Reflex saves and poor Will saves, with possibly a bonus against some kinds of effects, like fear and possibly compulsions.
She is very very Strong (can break or bend metal objects with ease, throw 300 pound monsters around like ragdolls, etc.), very Dexterous, but possibly only above average in Constitution, with some mystical faster than average healing (like 1d6 hit points per hit die per night of rest) and DR/-.
She might have some Inquisitor class features, like Wisdom to Knowledge checks about monsters, some bane ability, stern gaze, etc. Maybe the Teamwork Feats and Solo Tactics, too.
Yeah, I actually would say Buffy has decent Int, lower Wis -- or a Wisdom penalty in certain circumstances. She is intuitive and perceptive, but also very impulsive and sometimes does not read situations well -- could just be a high Perception and some other skills with a lower base state.
Definitely martial artist/ ranger. A template almost for sure. Make it close in str to the vampire template.
Rest of the cast would be:
She is a master of many style/ martial artist barbarian either invulnerable or urban.
I actually wrote up a base Slayer Class, combining alot of martial artist/ranger/fighter type abilities for a crossover campaign. I could post it if you like.