Intuitive Archery Mastery

Prerequisites: Lawful alignment, Alertness, Called Shot (bow), Improved Aimed Shot, Instinctive Shot (bow), Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Weapon Focus (bow), 10 ranks in Concentration. The Called Shot, Weapon Focus and Instinctive Shot feats must be taken with the same bow type, either the longbow or composite longbow. Must convince an existing Intuitive Archery master to take you on as a student.

Training benefit: When you make an aimed shot with your bow (see the Improved Aimed Shot feat for a description of this action), you gain a +20 insight bonus to your attack roll, and you are not affected by the miss chance that applies to attacks against a concealed target. You may use this ability once per day.

Social benefit: Students of this school are on good terms with most contemplative orders. You gain a +2 circumstance bonus on Diplomacy skill checks when dealing with monks and lawfully-aligned divine spellcasters.

Intuitive Archery mastery is a prerequisite for taking the Master of Intuitive Archery prestige class, detailed below.


Master of Intuitive Archery

Prerequisites

Must have achieved mastery of the Intuitive Archery style.

Class Statistics

Hit Die: d8.

Class Skills: Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Heal (Wis), Hide (Dex), Intuit Direction (Wis), Knowledge (nature) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Listen (Wis), Move Silently (Dex), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Spot (Wis), Wilderness Lore (Wis).

Skill Points/Level: 4 + Int modifier.

Level

Base Attack Bonus

Fort
Save

Ref
Save

Will
Save


Special

1

+1

+0

+2

+2

Ki shot +1, Instinctive Strike, Greater mastery

2

+2

+0

+3

+3

Still Mind

3

+3

+1

+3

+3

Superior called shot

4

+4

+1

+4

+4

Ki shot +2, Ranged blind-fight

5

+5

+1

+4

+4

Finding the target

6

+6

+2

+5

+5

Great sharpshooter

7

+7

+2

+5

+5

Ki shot +3, Penetrating shot

8

+8

+2

+6

+6

True seeing

9

+9

+3

+6

+6

Soul strike

10

+10

+3

+7

+7

Ki shot +4, Grand mastery

Special Abilities

Weapon and armor proficiency: The master of Intuitive Archery gains no weapon or armor proficiencies beyond what she already has.

Ki Shot (Su): At 1st level, any arrows that the master of Intuitive Archery lets fly from her bow are treated as if they have a +1 enhancement bonus. This doesnít stack with any enhancement bonus that the arrows may already have, nor does it stack with the Ki Strike feat (if the master has that feat). At 4th level, the enhancement bonus from this ability increase to +2. At 7th level it increases to +3, and at 10th level, to +4.

Greater Mastery (Ex): With dedication comes rewards. The master of Intuitive Archery can now use her mastery training benefit a total of once per class level per day. She can only use this benefit once per round, even when hasted or in conjunction with Finding the Target (see below).

Instinctive Strike (Ex): At 1st level, the master of Intuitive Archery gains this feat with her bow, if she does not have it already. She gains the benefit of the feat even if her bow is one that doesnít normally allows a Strength bonus to damage.

Still Mind (Ex): At 2nd level, the master of Intuitive Archery gains this as a bonus feat, if she does not have it already.

Superior Called Shot (Ex): At 3rd level, the master of Intuitive Archery can make a called shot with her bow out to its first range increment.

Ranged Blind-Fight (Ex): At 4th level, the master of Intuitive Archery can reroll the miss chance that applies to attacks against concealed opponents, when using her bow.

Finding the Target (Ex): At 5th level, the master of Intuitive Archery can make an aimed shot with a standard action instead of a full-round action, and she no longer suffers the penalty to AC. (Since using the Called Shot feat requires an aimed shot, this means she can also make called shots using a standard action.)

Great Sharpshooter (Ex): The most crowded battlefield is an open book to the master of Intuitive Archery. At 6th level, she can ignore the first 4 points of cover bonus that her target has to AC.

Penetrating Shot (Ex): At 7th level, the master of Intuitive Archery inflicts double damage (and quadruple on a critical) on a successful hit with an aimed shot.

True Seeing (Su): At 8th level, the master of Intuitive Archery can see through the veils of illusion, deception and darkness that would confound lesser creatures. She can use true seeing for a total of one minute per class level per day, as a cleric of her class level; this use does not have to be consecutive rounds. This is a supernatural ability that requires a standard action to activate.

Soul Strike (Su): At 9th level, even the merest graze from an arrow fired by the master of Intuitive Archery can be lethal. On a successful attack using her mastery ability, she can inflict 2d6 points of temporary Constitution damage in addition to her normal damage. A successful Fortitude save (DC 10 + the masterís class level + her Wisdom modifier) halves the Constitution damage. This ability is usable a maximum of three times per day, and no more than once per encounter, no matter how many times she can use her mastery ability.

Grand Mastery: A master of Intuitive Archery who reaches 10th level is a grand master of the school. She is no longer limited in the number of times per day she can use her mastery ability.

Ex-Masters

A master of Intuitive Archery who violates the alignment prerequisites retains her Extraordinary special abilities from this class, but loses her Supernatural ones. She can also no longer gain levels in this class.


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