Our campaigns never make it to 20th level, so the capstones aren't of much interest to our group. The exemplar traits are really cool, but I was expecting something that leveled with experience rather than the number of traits of a type a character had...still useful and fun. The prestige class feats are really cool, though I will have to search to find the PRC's they compliment.
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Wow, we happen to agree on the Sound Striker! My favorite archetype, bard-none. Why? It gives something thematically fun (and not commonly resisted) while giving up little. Sure, the wordstrike seems underwhelming...but that depends on what you target. WeirdWords are sonic rays, and yes they are rather like having a gun up your sleeve.
I was surprised at your rating of Thundercaller as I thought it's AoE sound burst-like scaling ability was a bit over-powered...perhaps I was wrong.
There are a few that do some of that...Path of the Righteous was an awesome PC. Still one of my faves. The Dawnflower Anchorite is so cool and gives options like that.
The Masterpiece is merely the method used to make the deal. The deal is still in effect and cannot be nullified simply because you started another Performance. So, no. It cannot be terminated simply because you start another Performance.If that were so, then casting another spell would do the same thing to any other class that used it.
Legato of Infernal Bargain does work like Planar Ally instead of a Masterpiece or Performance because it says it does.Arrowsong's Lament (gives access to other spell lists, like you mentioned) does make up a little for the Bard not getting Spell Kenning (for some inexplicable reason. Grrrr). My fave spell to grab with that is Burst of Radiance, makes for great pyrotechnics for the concert you give your foes!
Battle Hymn is good if you see some teamwork feats you want your party to have.
Initially, I see Wilderness Origins on the list in my Download Content but when I click on it, it disappears instead of prepares to load. When I refresh it, it appears again but the cycle is never ending! It happens over and over...
Oh how cruel! I want to read it. Any ideas?
EDIT: Went back to try again and it worked, for some reason...really weird though.
Dave Justus wrote:
How do I know this is correct? SKR said so. He created the archetype.He stated in the thread we were discussing the archetype, that WeirdWords are rays and therefore subject to the weapon feats such as Point Blank Shot and Precise Shot. Hence, if counted as a weapon for those, why not Discordant Voice? Why should that be an exception?
Ugh, cannot get it to become a link. Too rusty at this.
Derin Chance wrote:
I guess you missed the part about WeirdWords being Supernatural? Not subject to Spell Resistance or DR? Only subject to Sonic resistance, which is very rare. That's the only thing that can stop Weirdwords.
With regard to the Sound Striker (my favorite archetype for my favorite class!), I really like the swap. I gladly give up suggestion (action economy is much better as a Spell than a performance, at least early to midlevels) and inspire competence for those sonic attacks (which are Supernatural and thus cannot be impacted by Spell Resistance! Only Sonic Resistance/Immunity, which is very rare!). Also, WeirdWords gets a boost from the 11th level Bard feat Discordant Voice (Why? Because Rays are weapons!) doing 5d6+CHA mod instead of just 4d6+mod. Most Bards want that feat anyway.
Court Bard isn't bad for what it does, either.
I just assumed it meant the Spirit Touch psychopomp ability. Editing errors happen, unfortunately. Common sense can save the day!
To the OP: the Bladed Brush feat might do what you are looking for...it has Weapon Focus (glaive) and worshiper of Shelyn as pre-reqs, though. It does allow for one-handed use and applying Dex to attack rolls.
There is also this from Desna's Shooting Star:
In other words, once you commit to this Technique and switch to CHA as your damage bonus, there is no going back to any other ability score. It's right there in the benefits.
If going with Starry Grace and that chain, you are okay (as far as I can tell).
Have you checked out the Diva Style Feats? They are a bit feat tax-ish but they might fit your theme.
The first of which is this:https://www.archivesofnethys.com/FeatDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Diva%20Styl e
The first allows you to feint in combat using a Perform check. The second allows you to deal additional damage equal to Charisma modifier when target is denied Dex bonus to AC. Third allows you to feint up to 30 feet away.
Edit: I appear to have forgotten how to hyperlink in this forum. Sigh. You will have to resort to Copy/Paste. Sorry.
When I try to download PC Martial Artist Handbook from Digital Content, these are the results:
I am planning on dropping my Subscription and walking away once PF1E is history. I think I shall like playing 1E without wondering what is coming next (I love what all the Player Companions have added! Favorite books of all of Pathfinder). I have quite the library with which I shall be content.
The pictures of the iconics stretching before martial arts training is both cool and hilarious (cat pose, brilliant!) :)
I was hoping for something a bit more useful in that spot...like poses from actual combat styles. Stretches? Useless. An attempt to be comical, I guess.Tools of the Martial Arts are currently my fave part of the book. The weapons and training equipment are interesting.
I've live in it and have no issue at all.*shrugs*
Archetypes are nice: my favorite being the Sound Striker. Gives up 2 nominally useful bardic performances for something very intriguing: Weirdwords=sonic Scorching Ray. They benefit from the same feats you are already using on your archer (well, at least PBS and Precise Shot) and are very useful in the event you cannot get past opponent's DR or Spell Resistance (Bardic Performance is Supernatural, which ignores SR).
I have it! I have just scanned through the book and my first impression is...
For instance, the really cool Nosoi Buddy feat? Exclusive to Duskwalkers.
But it's a 1st level spell...that you're getting at 3rd level. Shouldn't that bump it? Or that would only be for undead? Hmmmm....
Actually, the familiar gets that already as part of the Spiritualist archetype. I really like it a lot.But thanks for the info, Rysky!
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