The shadowdancer interested me alot but didn't feel “rogue” enough, so i wrote this. Please tell me what you think.
Requirements To qualify to become a shadowdancer, a character must fulfill all the following criteria.
Skills: Stealth 5 ranks, Perform (dance) 5 ranks.
Feats: Dodge, Mobility, Skill Focus (stealth).
Special: Sneak attack +1d6.
The Shadowdancer's class skills are Acrobatics (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Diplomacy (Cha), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Perception (Wis), Perform (Cha), Sleight of Hand (Dex), and Stealth (Dex).
Skill Points at each Level: 6 + Int modifier.
Hit Die: d8.
Base Attack Bonus ¾
All of the following are features of the shadowdancer prestige class.
If a shadowdancer already has uncanny dodge from a different class, he automatically gains improved uncanny dodge instead.
If the shadowdacer has the Ninja Tricks class feature this is treated as that instead. If the shadowdancer`s combined rogue/ninja and shadow dancer levels equal 10 or more she can take Advanced Talents/Master Ticks.
If your shadow wanders more than 50 ft/shadowdancer level from you it fades away for an hour. You and your shadow have a rough idea of direction and distance from each other at all times.
You can reattach it back to your body as a full-round action while next to it. While attached to your body it gains fast healing 5 and can still see its surroundings, but only through its darkvision.
If a character already has uncanny dodge from another class, the levels from the classes that grant uncanny dodge stack to determine the minimum rogue level required to flank the character.
Your shadows have the same range limit as your greater shadow and you can communicate telepathically to them as well.
You can create and control a number of shadows equal to your Cha modifier, if a new shadow would be made when you are at your limit you can choose to destroy an existing one. You can disable/enable the create spawn ability of your greater shadow whenever you want as a free action.
Some of these ideas i took from other peoples shadowdancer fixes and they can be found here. There might have been more but these are the ones I had made note of while writing this.
Shadowdancer rogue variant.
Also i want levels of shadowdancer to stack with ninja for calculating ki pool but im not sure were to fit it since im not sure if it makes since to give the shadowdancer their own ki pool