Twin Blade (3.5e Class)
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The Twin Blade
Valuing speed and agility, the Twin blade believes that multiple quick, effective strikes will outweigh any single strong attack. With this tactic in mind, they train their reflexes and develop speeds beyond breadth of most fighter’s imaginations. Their mastery of the battlefield and their ability to amass damage makes them potentially very dangerous foes.
Making a Twin Blade
The Twin Blade functions best as a team player, distracting enemies with their numerous attacks, or benefiting from another member’s distraction by attacking from behind with their flurry of strikes. Their lacking in both armor class and physical power can create problems when attempting to fight solo against multiple enemies, but in a party they can be powerful allies.
Abilities: Dexterity is the Twin Blade’s most powerful asset, as it backs their attacks instead of their strength. Constitution will buff the Twin Blade against attacks, and Intelligence will ensure that they receive full benefit of their numerous Class Skills.
Alignment: Any, usually chaotic
|3rd||+2||+1||+3||+1||Dexterous Strike (+1)||-1/-1/-1|
|5th||+3||+2||+5||+2||Bonus Feat, Improved Ambidexterity||+1/+1/+1|
|6th||+4||+2||+5||+2||Dexterous Strike (+2)||+2/+2/+2/|
|9th||+6/+1||+3||+6||+3||Dexterous Strike (+3)||+5/+5/+5/+0|
|12th||+9/+4||+4||+8||+4||Dexterous Strike (+4)||+8/+8/+8/+8/+3|
|15th||+11/+6/+1||+5||+9||+5||Bonus Feat, Dexterous Strike (+5)||+10/+11/+11/+11/+6/+1|
|18th||+13/+8/+3||+6||+11||+6||Dexterous Strike (+6)||+13/+13/+13/+13/+8/+3|
Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
All of the following are class features of the Twin Blade.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A Twin Blade is proficient with All Simple and Martial light Melee Weapons, as well as one-handed martial weapons. A Twin Blade is proficient with light and medium armor, but not shields.
Ambidexterity: A Twin Blade is treated at first level as though they have the Feat Two Weapon Fighting. They forego their strength for their dexterity early on, and develop their abilities as a two weapon fighter.
Bonus Feats : A Twin Blade gains a bonus feat at levels 5, 10, 15, and 20. The Feats They can take are Acrobatic, Agile, Deft Hands, and Lightning Reflexes. They can take them on in any order, but can only take each on time.
Staccato: Staccato is the ability through which Twin Blades gain their multiple attacks. With Staccato they are able to take a full attack (making Staccato a full round action) and gain an additional Attack with their off-hand. They make this flurry of strikes at a cost to their accuracy. much like a Monk's Flurry of blows, a Twin Blade makes multiple attacks with it's weapons using the highest base attack bonus, and takes a -3 penalty on the attack rolls. When the Twin Blade gains additional attacks per round, they also gain a new Staccato strike at the same -3. the modified attack bonuses are shown in the table above. Any other attack made during this round, including Attacks of opportunity, also take the -3 to attack. This Penalty decreases to -2 at 6th level and -1 at 9th, and disappears altogether at 12th level.
when using staccato, A Twin Blade can only use light melee weapons. Any other weapons are too heavy to perform such quick maneuvers with, and the staccato will fail. Likewise, the Twin Blade cannot perform Staccato if they are wearing armor above light or with an armor check penalty.
Dexterous Strike: A Twin Blade develops the ability to deal a substantial about of damage, even without any real physical strength. As such, the Twin Blade Can add his Dex modifier to his attack and damage roll, up to the number given in parenthesis in the Twin Blade Table. this bonus cannot exceed his dexterity modifier, regardless of the number given in the table.
Improved Ambidexterity:Improved Ambidexterity reduces any remaining Two Weapon Fighting penalties to 0.
Twin Blades as a Two Weapon Fighter
The Twin Blade is a two-weapon fighter first and foremost. Even though one-handed weapons make a successful Staccato impossible, the Twin Blade can still use one-handed weapons and retain his remaining class abilities.
However, if a Twin Blade is wearing armor with an armor check penalty, that armor check penalty is applied to the Twin Blade’s Attack rolls.