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Race: Elf
Base Class: Druid
Level: 40

PostSubject: [PRESTIGE CLASS] DWARVEN DEFENDER   Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:03 am

DWARVEN DEFENDER

Hit Die: d12.
Requirements

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

* Race: Dwarf.

* Alignment: Any lawful.

* Base Attack Bonus: +7.

* Feats: Dodge, Endurance, Toughness.

Class Skills

The defender’s class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Craft (Int), Listen (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), and Spot (Wis).

Skill Points at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier.
Table: The Dwarven Defender Base
Attack
Bonus Fort
Save Ref
Save Will
Save AC Bonus Special
1st +1 +2 +0 +2 +1 Defensive stance 1/day
2nd +2 +3 +0 +3 +1 Uncanny dodge
3rd +3 +3 +1 +3 +1 Defensive stance 2/day
4th +4 +4 +1 +4 +2 Trap sense +1
5th +5 +4 +1 +4 +2 Defensive stance 3/day
6th +6 +5 +2 +5 +2 Damage reduction 3/—, improved uncanny dodge
7th +7 +5 +2 +5 +3 Defensive stance 4/day
8th +8 +6 +2 +6 +3 Mobile defense, trap sense +2
9th +9 +6 +3 +6 +3 Defensive stance 5/day
10th +10 +7 +3 +7 +4 Damage reduction 6/—
Class Features

All of the following are Class Features of the dwarven defender prestige class.

AC Bonus (Ex): The dwarven defender receives a dodge bonus to Armor Class that starts at +1 and improves as the defender gains levels, until it reaches +4 at 10th level.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A dwarven defender is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, all types of armor, and shields.

Defensive Stance: When he adopts a defensive stance, a defender gains phenomenal strength and durability, but he cannot move from the spot he is defending. He gains +2 to Strength, +4 to Constitution, a +2 resistance bonus on all saves, and a +4 dodge bonus to AC. The increase in Constitution increases the defender’s hit points by 2 points per level, but these hit points go away at the end of the defensive stance when the Constitution score drops back 4 points. These extra hit points are not lost first the way temporary hit points are. While in a defensive stance, a defender cannot use skills or abilities that would require him to shift his position. A defensive stance lasts for a number of rounds equal to 3 + the character’s (newly improved) Constitution modifier. A defender may end his defensive stance voluntarily prior to this limit. At the end of the defensive stance, the defender is winded and takes a –2 penalty to Strength for the duration of that encounter. A defender can only use his defensive stance a certain number of times per day as determined by his level (see Table: The Dwarven Defender). Using the defensive stance takes no time itself, but a defender can only do so during his action.

Uncanny Dodge (Ex): Starting at 2nd level, a dwarven defender retains his Dexterity bonus to AC (if any) regardless of being caught flat-footed or struck by an invisible attacker. (He still loses any Dexterity bonus to AC if immobilized.)

If a character gains uncanny dodge from a second class, the character automatically gains improved uncanny dodge (see below).

Trap Sense (Ex): At 4th level, a dwarven defender gains a +1 bonus on Reflex saves made to avoid traps and a +1 dodge bonus to AC against attacks by traps. At 8th level, these bonuses rise to +2. These bonuses stack with trap sense bonuses gained from other classes.

Damage Reduction (Ex): At 6th level, a dwarven defender gains damage reduction. Subtract 3 points from the damage the dwarven defender takes each time he is dealt damage. At 10th level, this damage reduction rises to 6/–. Damage reduction can reduce damage to 0 but not below 0.

Improved Uncanny Dodge (Ex): At 6th level, a dwarven defender can no longer be flanked. This defense denies rogues the ability to use flank attacks to sneak attack the dwarven defender.

The exception to this defense is that a rogue at least four levels higher than the dwarven defender can flank him (and thus sneak attack him).

If a character gains uncanny dodge (see above) from a second class the character automatically gains improved uncanny dodge, and the levels from those classes stack to determine the minimum rogue level required to flank the character.

Mobile Defense (Ex): At 8th level, a dwarven defender can adjust his position while maintaining a defensive stance. While in a defensive stance, he can take one 5-foot step each round without losing the benefit of the stance.
EPIC DWARVEN DEFENDER

Hit Die: d12.

Skill Points at Each Additional Level: 2 + Int modifier.

Defensive Stance: The epic dwarven defender gains one additional defensive stance per day every two levels above 9th.

Defensive Awareness: The dwarven defender’s defensive awareness bonus on saves against traps doesn’t increase after 10th level.

Damage Reduction: The epic dwarven defender’s Damage Reduction increases by 3 points every four levels above 10th.

Trap Sense (Ex): The epic dwarven defender’s bonus increases by +1 every four levels higher than 8th.

Bonus Feats: The epic dwarven defender gains a bonus feat (selected from the list of epic dwarven defender feats) everyfive levels after 10th.

Epic Dwarven Defender Bonus Feat List: Armor Skin, Bulwark of Defense, Damage Reduction, Devastating Critical, [[SRD:Energy Resistance (Feat)|Energy Resistance]], Epic Endurance, Epic Prowess, Epic Toughness, Epic Weapon Focus, Fast Healing, Improved Combat Reflexes, Improved Darkvision, Instant Reload, Mobile Defense, Overwhelming Critical, Perfect Health, Spellcasting Harrier.

Table: The Epic Dwarven Defender
Level Special
11th Defensive stance 6/day
12th Trap Sense +3
13th Defensive stance 7/day
14th Damage Reduction 9/—
15th Bonus feat, defensive stance 8/day
16th Trap Sense +4
17th Defensive stance 9/day
18th Damage Reduction 12/—
19th Defensive stance 10/day
20th Bonus feat, Trap Sense +5
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