Starburst Striker (3.5e Prestige Class)
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|“||Faster. Just a little faster. FASTER!!||”|
|—Kirito, Human Starburst Striker, Recorded by a women watching the young warrior take down a Gleam Eyes Demon.|
Starburst Striker don't worry about tactics, or skill. They use speed to their advantage. They train themselves to hit hard and accurately, as fast as possible with their melee weapons. Very few Starburst Strikers leave home without some sort of enchanted weapon.
Becoming a Starburst Striker
Starburst Strikers focus on Dexterity, but high Strength and Constitution also help a Starburst Striker.
|Base Attack Bonus:||+5|
|Skills:||+6 Balance, +6 Tumble.|
|Feats:||Weapon Finesse, Two Weapon Fighting (Or Multi-Weapon Fighting).|
|3rd||+3||+1||+1||+3||Improved Two Weapon Fighting|
|6th||+6/+2||+2||+2||+5||Greater Two Weapon Fighting|
|9th||+9/+5||+3||+3||+6||Perfect Two Weapon Fighting|
Class Skills (2 + Int modifier per level)
Enhanced Finesse: A Starburst Striker can wield any weapon they're proficient with and add their Dexterity mod to attack and damage rolls instead of Strength. If the Starburst Striker is wielding a shield, then the shield's armor penalty applies to the Starburst Striker's attack and damage rolls.
Ac Burst: A Starburst Striker can add 1d6 to their attack rolls on any given attack, by taking half the bonus as a penalty to the damage done. The amount they can increase the attack roll increases with level (1d6 at level 2, 1d8 at level 4, 1d10 at level 6, 1d12 at level 8, and 1d20 at level 10.).
Improved Two-Weapon Fighting: At 3rd level the Starburst Striker gains the "Improved Two Weapon Fighting" Feat, even if they do not have the prerequisites for it. This feat may be exchanged for Improved Multi-Weapon Fighting, provided the Starburst Striker already has Multi-Weapon Fighting as one of it's feats. At 6th level the Starburst Striker gains Greater Two-Weapon Fighting (Or Greater Multi-Weapon Fighting), and at 9th level gains Perfect Two-Weapon Fighting (Or Perfect Multi-Weapon Fighting), in the same fashion.
Dexterous Fighting: A Starburst Striker of 5th level can take a penalty to their Dexterity Bonus to Ac (If any) up to their Starburst Striker level for one round, to gain an equivalent bonus on a number of attack rolls equal to their Dexterity modifier for one round. Also, a Starburst Striker does not take the normal -5 penalty for each additional attack made with it's main hand (-5/-10/-15/etc). Instead, they take a -4 Penalty.
Starburst Stream: A number of times per day equal to the Starburst Striker's Dexterity modifier, the Starburst Striker can forgo it's defenses to make a barrage of attacks against one enemy as a Full Round Action. The Starburst Striker doesn't take the normal -4 penalty for each attack made with it's main hand, instead, it takes a -1 penalty each new set of attacks (So the BAB would be 10/9/8/7/6/etc). For a number of rounds after, equal to the Starburst Striker's Dexterity modifier, the Starburst Striker becomes exhausted, and the Starburst Striker looses all Natural Armor, Armor, Shield, and Dexterity bonuses to Ac, and takes a -10 penalty to Ac.
Playing a Starburst Striker
Combat: Starburst Strikers usually use their speed to avoid attacks and use it to deliver multiple blows per round to decimate enemies.
Advancement: Those who go down this path usually only go down this sole one. If they do branch out, it is something melee based that usually out speeds or over powers others. Swordsmen, Warriors, Fighters and others along those lines are the few classes that would be compatible.
Resources: They are rare in number, but those who do, usually join Guilds that are going to make the world better and help others.
Starburst Strikers in the World
Starburst Strikers usually roam around due to their laid back nature, If not roaming, they are in a town resting, or relaxing out in the wilderness, possibly with someone they love. NPC Reactions: Most People are in awe in what they do. They call them idiots for sacrificing defense for Power and Speed.
Starburst Striker Lore
Characters with ranks in can research to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.
Starburst Strikers in the Game