Orc Blademaster - Warcraft III Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The scattered survivors of the Burning Blade Clan, blademasters come from a legacy of demonic corruption that shattered their past. Their clan fell long ago, among the hardest hit by the destruction wrought by the Burning Legion. Once nothing more than wretched refugees, the blademasters have again found a home within the Horde. They are unusual fighters for orcs, preferring the bastard sword to heavier weapons, and grace and speed to raw power. Combining unsurpassed skill with focused magical ability, they are a fierce parallel to the elven bladesingers. Despite this comparison, they are every bit as savage and vicious as any orc, and they have become elite foot soldiers, bringing fear and death to the enemy like few others can.
Fighters are natural choices to become blademasters, but barbarians who manage to pick up the requisite feats make very effective blademasters as well, combining fierce rages with precision strikes. Rare half-orc paladins and clerics (often with a few levels of fighter) are also likely candidates for the class, and their single-minded pursuit of evil often makes them the most deadly blademasters. Because of their concentration on a single weapon, weapon masters (from Sword and Fist) specializing in the bastard sword also make excellent blademasters, finding that their old training compliments their new skills. Even rogues, provided they multiclass to gain a few fighter levels, make effective blademasters.
Hit Die: d10
To qualify to become an Orc Blademaster, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Race: Orc, half-orc
- Skills: Knowledge (religion) 5 ranks
- Feats: Dodge, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (bastard sword), Mobility, Spring Attack, Expertise.
- Base Attack Bonus: +6.
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