MSRD:Gunslinger (Class)

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To qualify to become a Gunslinger, a character must fulfill the following criteria.

Base Attack Bonus: +2.

Skills: Sleight of Hand 6 ranks, Tumble 6 ranks.

Feat: Personal Firearms Proficiency.

Class Information

Hit Die: 1d10

Action Points: 6 + one-half character level, rounded down, every time the gunslinger attains a new level in this class.

Class Skills

The Gunslinger’s class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are: Bluff (Cha), Demolitions (Int), Drive (Dex), Escape Artist (Dex), Gamble (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (current events, popular culture, streetwise) (Int), Move Silently (Dex), Profession (Wis), Read/Write Language (none), Ride (Dex), Sleight of Hand (Dex), Speak Language (none), Spot (Wis), Survival (Wis), Tumble (Dex).

Skill Points at Each Level: 5 + Int modifier.

Table: The Gunslinger
Class Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special Defense Bonus Reputation Bonus
1st +0 +0 +1 +1 Close combat shot +1 +0
2nd +1 +0 +2 +2 Weapon focus +1 +0
3rd +2 +1 +2 +2 Bonus feat +2 +1
4th +3 +1 +2 +2 Defensive position +2 +1
5th +3 +1 +3 +3 Lightning shot +3 +1
6th +4 +2 +3 +3 Bonus feat +3 +2
7th +5 +2 +4 +4 Sharp-shooting +4 +2
8th +6 +2 +4 +4 Greater weapon focus +4 +2
9th +6 +3 +4 +4 Bonus feat +5 +3
10th +7 +3 +5 +5 Bullseye +5 +3

Class Features

The following features pertain to the Gunslinger advanced class.

Close Combat Shot

At 1st level, a Gunslinger gains the ability to make a ranged attack with a Medium-size or smaller firearm while in a threatened area without provoking an attack of opportunity.

Weapon Focus

At 2nd level, a Gunslinger gains the Weapon Focus class feature, providing the benefit of the feat with the same name. The Gunslinger must choose a specific personal firearm.

The gunslinger adds +1 to all attack rolls you make using the selected personal firearm.

Bonus Feats

At 3rd, 6th, and 9th level, the Gunslinger gets a bonus feat. The bonus feat must be selected from the following list, and the Gunslinger must meet all the prerequisites of the feat to select it.

Advanced Firearms Proficiency, Advanced Two-Weapon Fighting, Burst Fire, Dead Aim, Double Tap, Far Shot, Improved Two-Weapon Fighting, Precise Shot, Quick Draw, Quick Reload, Shot on the Run, Skip Shot, Strafe, Two-Weapon Fighting.

Defensive Position

Starting at 4th level, the Gunslinger gains an additional +2 cover bonus to Defense and an additional +2 cover bonus on Reflex saves whenever he or she has one-quarter, one-half, three-quarters, or nine-tenths cover.

Lightning Shot

Starting at 5th level, a Gunslinger can make a flurry of ranged attacks with a personal firearm at the expense of accuracy. With a lightning shot, the Gunslinger may make one extra ranged attack with a personal firearm in a round at his or her highest base attack bonus. This attack and each other attack made in the round take a –2 penalty. This ability can only be used when taking the full attack action. The penalty applies to all attacks for one full round, including attacks of opportunity.


At 7th level, if the Gunslinger uses a personal firearm to attack a target, the cover bonus to the target’s Defense for one-quarter, one-half, three-quarters, or nine-tenths cover is reduced by 2.

Greater Weapon Focus

At 8th level, a Gunslinger receives a +1 competence bonus on attack rolls made with the firearm selected for the Weapon Focus ability at 2nd level. This bonus stacks with the earlier bonus.


At 10th level, a Gunslinger becomes so adept at using the firearm to which he or she has applied Weapon Focus and Greater Weapon Focus that the gunslinger’s attacks with that firearm can deal extra damage. With a successful attack, before damage is rolled, the gunslinger can spend 1 action point to deal +3d6 points of damage.

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