Kabuki Warrior - Battlerealms Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
For the Dragon, combat and war are forms of art, not cold disciplines. Warriors of the Dragon clan view combat as an outlet for passion and an opportunity for expression. None embody this philosophy better than the kabuki warriors. These soldiers are equal parts fighter and entertainer. In times of peace they use their talents to amuse those around them with feats of acrobatics, sleight of hand, illusions, and stories. These skills are not wasted when conflict arises. Dressed in garish costumes with wild hair and even wilder face paint, kabuki warriors take the field of battle with a smile on their faces and a quip on their tongues, often juggling items in one hand as they leap and slash at their opponents.
The kabuki warrior melds martial skill and theatrics into a dazzling, confusing display that tricks opponents into making mistakes - errors the kabuki warrior is quick to exploit with vicious brutality. Many fear the humiliation that they could suffer in fighting these warriors more than they fear the injuries they risk.
The eclectic requirements of the kabuki warrior code and fighting style requires a broad knowledge of combat, magic, and acrobatics. Most kabuki warriors are bards or multiclassed bard/fighters. Some multiclassed sorcerer/rogues join the order, and monk/illusionists are fairly common. Single-classed kabuki warriors are rare and usually come from the wizard class.
Hit Die: d10
To qualify to become a Kabuki Warrior, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Bluff, 5 ranks; Perform, 5 ranks; Tumble, 3 ranks.
- Feats: Dodge, Combat Expertise, Mobility, Spring Attack.
- Base Attack Bonus: +5 or better.
- Special: The ability to cast three Illusion spells.
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