Aether Soldier CR 1/2
Speed 30 ft. (20 ft. in armor)
Melee mwk depleted aetherite greatsword +5 (2d6+4/19–20)
Str 16, Dex 13, Con 15, Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 12
Base Atk +1; CMB +4; CMD 15
Feats Cleave, Power Attack
Skills Acrobatics –4 (–8 to jump), Knowledge (arcana) +4, Perception +2, Survival +5; +2 to Knowledge (arcana) checks pertaining to aetherite
SQ aether bond, aetherite familiarity
Combat Gear potion of cure light wounds; Other Gear trooper armor, masterwork depleted aetherite greatsword, standard aetheric capacitor (3 au)
Aether Bond (Su)
This aether soldier possesses a masterwork melee weapon crafted from depleted aetherite. This functions as a wizard’s arcane bond with a weapon.
An aether soldier’s intense training and long-term handling of aetherite makes her well-acquainted with the material’s inner-working and other materials producing similar effects. She gains a +2 insight bonus on all Knowledge (arcana) checks involving aetherite.
Depleted Aetherite Greatsword
This aether soldier’s greatsword is fashioned from specially-prepared aetherite that is as hard as steel and can no longer hold an aetheric charge. However, the latent magical energy in the material allows her sword to penetrate damage reduction as if it were a magic weapon.
An aether soldier has endured exposure to radioactive aetherite (see Appendix 1: Aetherite) and has been inured to its effects while being trained to master the subtle force flux that still endures in weapons made from it.
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