Invisible Blade - General Prestige Class
This is a general Prestige class that may be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
Invisible blades are deadly fighters who prefer to use daggers and related weapons in combat. Their training and techniques with these weapons make them just as lethal as any well-armed fighter. Invisible blades enjoy cultivating misconceptions about the level of danger they present, and they relish any chance to demonstrate that the most unimposing weapons can be the most lethal. Thus, invisible blades are rarely impressed by how mighty their opponents appear.
An invisible blade specializes in fighting with the dagger, kukri, or punching dagger. He is not penalized for using other weapons with which he is proficient, but every class ability he possesses is tied into using one of these three weapons.
The typical invisible blade was once a rogue, who chose this path because his sneak attack ability dovetailed nicely with the abilities of this prestige class. Bards and monks are also good candidates, as are barbarians, fighters, and rangers who are willing to exchange their arsenals of weapons for a less cumbersome approach. Clerics and druids seldom choose this class, perceiving its members as faithless, while paladins ironically view invisible blades as too self-absorbed. Sorcerers and wizards rarely become invisible blades because they find the class's lack of offensive options and tight focus on weapon use galling.
NPC invisible blades are silently egotistical gladiators who regard their combat style as superior to all other martial philosophies. They place enormous emphasis on making a single decisive strike, thereby ending a bout in one combat round. Most invisible blades pick up their skills in a guild that loans out its members for the games. A few, however, learn from seasoned professionals who expect a potential gladiator to practice fanatically with the dagger until he can pass the required rite-of-passage combat (see the Invisible Blade Requirements).
Hit Die: d6
To qualify to become an Invisible Blade, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Bluff 8 ranks, Sense Motive 6 ranks
- Feats: Far Shot, Point Blank Shot, Weapon Focus (dagger, kukri, or punching dagger).
- Special: The candidate must defeat an opponent with a CR equal to his character level in single combat using one or more daggers, kukris, or punching daggers in any combination as his only weapons.
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