Echo Warrior (3.5e Prestige Class)
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|—Xenon Swiftblade, Rogue/Echo Warrior, Duel of Blackfoot Mines|
Echo Warriors are agile fighters, using illusory images of themselves to assist them in combat. They are adept at targeting vitals and using their echoes to create openings for them, especially as they get stronger.
Becoming a Echo Warrior
Echo Warriors are typically rogues who don't have dedicated flankers or the proper equipment to Sneak Attack as much as they would like.
|Base Attack Bonus:||+4.|
|Feats:||Weapon Finesse, Dodge, Mobility.|
|Special:||Must have Sneak Attack +3d6.|
|1st||+0||+0||+2||+0||Mirror Echo, Sneak Attack +1d6|
|3rd||+2||+1||+3||+1||Sneak Attack +2d6|
|5th||+3||+1||+4||+1||Sneak Attack +3d6|
|7th||+5||+2||+5||+2||Sneak Attack +4d6|
|9th||+6||+3||+6||+3||Sneak Attack +5d6|
Class Skills (<-skill points-> + Int modifier per level)
Echo Warrior class features are focused around echos and utilizing them. They are decoys, defenses, flankers, fighters and in general the heart of this class. All of the following are class features of the Echo Warrior.
Mirror Echo (Su): At first level, an Echo Warrior gains the ability to create echoes, supernatural imprints of himself. These echoes are residual images of past actions, acting as Mirror Images (as the spell). Once per 1d4+1 rounds, an Echo Warrior can use a standard action create 1d4 of these images, lasting 1 minute. For every three Echo Warrior levels he has, an additional image is formed, up to a maximum of 8 images at any given time. In addition, whenever an Echo Warrior has at least three images, they attack as if invisible.
Illusory Echo (Su): At fourth level, an Echo Warrior's echo ability is enhanced to the point where their echoes can separate and act on their own initiative. Instead of creating Mirror Images with Mirror Echo, an Echo Warrior can now create illusions of himself, as Major Image, within 10 feet of him. These images can flank, aid another and seem to be real, but cannot exert physical force. If the image is struck, it instantly disappears.
Echoing Strike (Su): At sixth level, an Echo Warrior becomes adept at using his echoes to assist him in combat. Whenever an Echo Warrior makes a successful Sneak Attack while flanking the enemy with an Illusory Echo, he deals an extra 1d8 sonic damage per Echo Warrior level (Fortitude Partial, See Below). The sound also Dazes and Deafening the target for 1d4+1 rounds (Fortitude negates). Even on a successful save, the opponent is Staggered for 1 round and takes an extra 1 damage per Echo Warrior level. Deaf and sonic-resistant enemies gain a +4 circumstance bonus to the save.
Endless Echo (Su): At eighth level, an Echo Warrior has such control over his Echoes that he can continuously maintain them. As such, if all Echoes are destroyed, the Echo Warrior generates another Echo as a free action.
Corporeal Echo (Su): At tenth level, an Echo Warrior's echoes become semi-real, allowing them to exert physical force. Treat Illusory Echoes as creatures with one-tenth the Echo Warrior's hit points, dealing one-tenth damage, retaining all abilities of the Echo Warrior (excluding manifesting, spellcasting and the ability to create echoes). Any damage dealt by Echoes is converted to Sonic damage.
Playing an Echo Warrior
Combat: Echo Warriors fill much the same role as rogues in combat, though they gain durability and
Advancement: Echo Warriors will usually continue in their base class once mastering this art.
Resources: Echo Warriors don't have any sort of special organization, and even fellow Echo Warriors aren't guaranteed to feel a kinship.
Echo Warrior Lore
Characters with ranks in Knowledge (Arcana) can research Echo Warriors to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
|11||Echo Warriors are agile fighters that create illusory images to help distract enemies.|
|16||For the most part, the images created by Echo Warriors are insubstantial and can be destroyed with a touch.|
|21||Powerful Echo Warriors never run out of images.|
|26||The most powerful Echo Warriors can create partially real images.|
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