Sadly, slayer isn't on the list up there, or I'd be looking forward to seeing if they get one. At the very least, I hope that they finally got a method of using Weapon Finesse with their sabres... that's been a long time coming.
Slayer is a natural fit, and I'm playing a slayer /RMA prestige right now, however with the list presented, I'm guess ranger, rogue, or hopefully, Swashbuckler. Swashbuckler would give out that finesseable sabres treatment rather well.
Erik Mona wrote:
Worst thing I've read all day. Please bust them out soon, both sexes and a rare of Chivane.
And a Grippli, I can't even find a Grippli in metal.
More I look at it the more I love this post.
I would suggest Red Mantis Assassin (both male and female) and Grippli Hunter and Swordsman, but I assume they are already in this set and are being previewed next week.
And Cleanthes is right, tracking down the old D&D mini large sized Giant Mantis is awfully hard, would enjoy a new one. Giant Vermin as a whole are woefully represented considering how often they crop up.
Off the top of my head, classes that give it at level 1 or 2
Vivisectionist and rogue don't increase your rate, just stack for determining rate.
I'm currently in a throwback campaign where we made 3 fighters and a rogue, very Conan vibe. There is one issue I'm trying to overcome: how do we find out if something is magical without detect magic and the like? We found a ring last session just because I put it on, then took it off and it fit the other guys finger just perfectly (resizing), but if we stumble across, say, a magical bone, is here any obscure knowledges or skills to notice? Before it comes up DM outlawed rogue talent minor magic.
Flavor wise, a half elf may certainly have worshiped Aroden, and could have chosen not to cast/and or changed spells since his death. Starting at 1st level as cleric then going into cavalier might be fun for you, hoarding your first level spells, your only connection to a dead/missing god. Bear in mind he went off the grid 108 years ago.