Dark Defender (D20 Modern Class)

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<dplc> Dark defender (D20 Modern Class)||- | [[ (D20 Modern Class)|]] || NR || Combat-Focused || The defender of the shadow and the body of the unholy || || </dplc>

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Dark defender[edit]

A Dark Defender is essentially a paladin that was killed and revived by the shadow, and now lives life by it.


"Any evil."

Table: The dark defender
Hit Die: d 20+2/lvl

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Rep Def Special Spells per Day
0th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1st +1 +3 +1 +0 + + Weapon & Armor Proficency, Aura of Evil
2nd +2 +4 +2 +0 + + Smite Good, Detect Good
3rd +4 +5 +3 +1 + + Aura of Despair, Poison Use
4th +8 +6 +4 +1 + + Command Undead, Dark Blessing
5th +9/+1 +7 +5 +2 + + Sneak Attack
6th +9/+2 +8 +6 +3 + +
7th +9/+4 +9 +7 +4 + +
8th +9/+6 +10 +8 +5 + +
9th +9/+9 +10 +9 +6 + +
10th +9/+9/+2 +10 +9 +7 + +

Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (nobility and royalty) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis).

Class Features[edit]

All of the following are Class Features of the dark defender.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Dark Defenders are proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with all types of armor, and with shields.

Aura of Evil (Ex): The power of a Dark Defender’s aura of evil (see the detect evil spell) is equal to his class level plus his cleric level, if any.

Detect Good (Sp): At will, a Dark Defender can use detect good as a spell-like ability, duplicating the effect of the detect good spell.

Poison Use: Dark Defender are skilled in the use of poison and never risk accidentally poisoning themselves when applying poison to a blade.

Dark Blessing (Su): A Dark Defender applies his Charisma modifier (if positive) as a bonus on all saving throws.

Spells: A Dark Defender has the ability to cast a small number of divine spells. To cast a Dark Defender spell, a Dark Defender must have a Wisdom score of at least 10 + the spell’s level, so a Dark Defender with a Wisdom of 10 or lower cannot cast these spells.

Dark Defender bonus spells are based on Wisdom, and saving throws against these spells have a DC of 10 + spell level + the blackguard’s Wisdom modifier. When the Dark Defender gets 0 spells per day of a given spell level he gains only the bonus spells he would be entitled to based on his Wisdom score for that spell level. The Dark Defender’s spell list appears below. A Dark Defender has access to any spell on the list and can freely choose which to prepare, just as a cleric. A Dark Defender prepares and casts spells just as a cleric does (though a Dark Defender cannot spontaneously cast cure or inflict spells).

Smite Good (Su): Once a day, a Dark Defender of 2nd level or higher may attempt to smite good with one normal melee attack.

He adds his Charisma modifier (if positive) to his attack roll and deals 1 extra point of damage per class level. If a Dark Defender accidentally smites a creature that is not good, the smite has no effect but it is still used up for that day.

At 5th level, and again at 10th level, a Dark Defender may smite good one additional time per day.

Aura of Despair (Su): Beginning at 3rd level, the Dark Defender radiates a malign aura that causes enemies within 10 feet of him to take a –2 penalty on all saving throws.

Command Undead (Su): When a Dark Defender reaches 3rd level, he gains the supernatural ability to command and rebuke undead. He commands undead as would a cleric of two levels lower.

Sneak Attack: This ability, gained at 4th level, is like the rogue ability of the same name. The extra damage increases by +1d6 every third level beyond 4th (7th and 10th). If a Dark Defender gets a sneak attack bonus from another source the bonuses on damage stack.

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